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Goodbye, peace activism?

When social media takes over for physical local teams and meetings, the ideology of peace can slowly ebb out. 

 

In the 1980 century, the peace movement gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures against nuclear weapons. In 2003, over 115 demonstrated 000 people against Norwegian participation in the US war on Iraq. But in 2011 and 2016, more than 300 – 400 people failed to mobilize to demonstrate against Norwegian participation in the war against Libya and meddling in the civil war in Syria. Where have all the peace activists been?

"Must be present throughout the country." Ny Tid spør Alexander Harang, som er styreleder i Norges Fredslag som ble dannet i 1885 og har rundt 370 betalende medlemmer. «Det grunnleggende problemet er at alle solidaritetsbevegelsene mistet et stort antall medlemmer på 2000-tallet,» sier Harang. «Klassisk lokallagsarbeid er svekket av sosiale medier, og virtuelle rom har tatt . . .

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Aslak Storaker
Storaker is a regular writer in Ny Tid, and a member of Rødt's international committee.

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