Do we live,
or do we die?
am not willing to live in this world anymore
BURMA DEATH WATCH
Peace, or Democracy?
Democracy and the Arab World: The Cultural Challenge
Lessons in Democracy Arabic Proposal
U.S. politics series on Twitter
Social change series on Twitter
United States foreign policy
False Positives: Reposted, apropos Obama and the NSA scandal
Lessons from the American Revolution
Lessons in Democracy - English
Burma shies from its nuclear protocol responsibilities again, by Robert Kelley
Karen People's Struggle for Equality and Freedom, by David Tharckabaw
|Dictator Watch is part
of a family of websites, the objective of which is to promote positive social
change. By way of introduction, the
prerequisites for accomplishing such change include that the steps taken
to bring it about must be (1) consistent with human nature, not based on an
unrealistically positive appraisal; (2) voluntary; (3) grounded in education;
and (4) ethical. The importance of education derives in part from the fact
that enduring and widespread change, global change, will require a
mass opting-out of the present social system. Only education, about a better
alternative, will motivate a critical mass of the population to break free
of our current oppressive structure.
Dictator Watch advances the theory of global social change, which is grounded in the field of mathematics known as chaos theory. But, while this might sound daunting, the basic ideas and their application to human societies can be understood by anyone. Dictator Watch also works as a front line activist group, on those cases where the need for change is most pressing.
The University of Life was created to help you understand the mysteries of life, and to be the person that you have always wanted to be. Please spread the word.
Lessons in Democracy is an in-depth description of our goal, a truly democratic society, including with an analysis of the many pitfalls that exist to establishing and maintaining such a society.
Lessons in Democracy also includes a short book about the worldwide economic recession - What Really Happened: The Financial Crisis Guide.
Activism 101 gives an education about the tools of dissent, which is the essential expression of popular power by which we both throw off authoritarian rule, and preserve the vitality of our democracy once we are free.
for a Free Tibet
Map source: Shan Human Rights Foundation
United Nations Kachin IDP map
The Fighting Peacock of Burma,
the symbol of the democracy resistance.
Burma shall be free!!!
source: Free Burma
The mission of Dictator Watch is to keep track of the dictators of the world, and to see that they pay for their crimes. We seek the end of dictatorship, in all its manifestations, including in all our social institutions.
Our motto is: You Decide.
The boy in the above photo, who is a member of the Karen ethnic group from Eastern Burma, has had to flee for his life four times, including from a refugee camp that was attacked and burned. He found refuge with his peoples rebel army, and was on his way to becoming a child soldier, when he was discovered by representatives of a foreign non-governmental organization who were able to get him placed in a school. The dictator in his life is the Burmese military junta. For the tiger, of which only some five thousand survive in the wild, most of its habitat has been occupied by humans, which also actively hunt it. The dictators in its life are the individuals who have taken its land and who seek to kill it, and this actually extends to all of us, through our aggression towards, and disregard for the value and rights of, all other forms of life.
Dictator Watch stands against this. We will serve as a means of activism against the dictators in the modern world. Of course, the fight to eliminate dictatorship will be extremely difficult. The forces which support it have great resources at their disposal, and they are highly protective of their power over us. However, we are nothing if not ambitious. We have many approaches to try and ideas to implement. But we need your assistance in this fight - your personal activism - if we are to have any chance of success.