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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.
- Fall '09
- World War I