Myanmar (also known as Burma) has a long history of violent coups and military conflicts. For every piece of information, there is disinformation. The military uses and abuses its power over the internet to spread propaganda and lies while censoring and spying on dissenters. As the conflict continues, the internet seems to play a major role with both the protesters and the oppressive military regime.
The Public filibuster is a non-violent protest tactic detailed in Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for a Revolution. The idea is to disrupt official meetings such as local governmental council meetings or perhaps prevent a speaker at a college through what is termed pejoratively as ‘the heckler’s veto’.
We live in the age of information. Whether this is so because it is the most advanced material at our command, as in the naming rights to the Iron Age, or whether this is our primary scientific area of pursuit and exploration, as in the Space Age or Atomic Age, information is the currency. The very least reason is that information is everywhere, and there is always more information ready to invade our space. So how do we get the attention of the brooding masses to arouse them in pursuit of a worthy cause?