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Do try this at home: revolution for dummies

BELGRADE — Srdja Popovic rarely stops talking or gesticulating. "If you want it in one simple sentence,” he says, smiling self-confidently, “what we do is try to make nonviolent struggle user-friendly.” With a mission to organize political and social movements, his organization has been credited with — or accused of — involvement in many of the popular revolts that have been rocking the Arab world and beyond during the last several years.

Social media round-up: Brazil protests grow in number and meaning

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The Syrian tumult

IDLIB PROVINCE, Syria — Despite the presence of UN observers, who are in Syria to determine if a nominal cease-fire is succeeding, violence has only flared around the country. One rebel leader went so far as to admit that his battalion, like the government, had done little to adhere to the six points outlined by the UN peace plan. Illustrating that truth, GlobalPost witnessed rebels feverishly making bombs, roadside and otherwise, in a makeshift factory. 
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