Suppressing Opposition - In the war with Iraq, suppression...

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Many countries jailed those who spoke out against the war during World War I. While various Arabs have muted their opposition during the war in Iraq; they evidently fear the wrath of their own people. The government suppression of opposition in WWI is very much correlated with the suppression of opposition to the war in Iraq and the invasion of Afghanistan. In World War I, the federalists silenced opposition toward the war from their political rivals, republicans, whom immigrants tended to support. The government created different types of Acts (Sedition Act and Alien Act) to suppress all who opposes the war. The Alien Act allowed the arrest, imprisonment, and deportation of any alien who was the subject of an enemy power. The Sedition Act provided fines and jail penalties for anyone who shall write, print, utter or publish false, scandalous and malicious writings against the government of the United States.
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Unformatted text preview: In the war with Iraq, suppression of protest movements was made by the conservative leaders of the countries in the Middle East. A report by Asef Bayat in the Middle East Report suggests that the "the Arab governments allow little room for independent dissent. Since the year 2000, demands for collective protests against the US and Israel have been ignored by the authorities. Unofficial street actions have faced intimidation and assault, with activists being harassed or detained. The methods of suppression of opposition performed by the governments have not been changed much since WWI. Violence and other illegal actions are still being used to censor situations that the government hates or despises. The suppression of opposition in WWI is correlated the same way with the suppression of opposition to the war in Iraq and the invasion of Afghanistan....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2009 for the course HISTORY 39003 taught by Professor Norena during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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