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Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979
Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | AUGUST 22, 2013 | J. DANA STUSTER

Posted on 08/23/2013 6:44:57 AM PDT by brityank

Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979

From Cairo to Wall Street to the West Bank, plotting a world of upheaval.

BY J. DANA STUSTER | AUGUST 22, 2013


This is what data from a world in turmoil looks like. The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) tracks news reports and codes them for 58 fields, from where an incident took place to what sort of event it was (these maps look at protests, violence, and changes in military and police posture) to ethnic and religious affiliations, among other categories. The dataset has recorded nearly 250 million events since 1979, according to its website, and is updated daily.

John Beieler, a doctoral candidate at Penn State, has adapted these data into striking maps, like the one above of every protest recorded in GDELT -- a breathtaking visual history lesson. Some events to watch for as you scroll through the timeline:


(Excerpt) Read more at foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
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Click on through and see just how disastrous our world has become in just the last few decades.

1 posted on 08/23/2013 6:44:57 AM PDT by brityank
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To: brityank

Look how the US erupted in protests since obammy was put in office.


2 posted on 08/23/2013 6:50:07 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: brityank

The accompanying text provides some interesting caveats to the images. Notably, reporting is more common and available, and one cannot distinguish what is being protested (OWS and Tea Party protests count the same).


3 posted on 08/23/2013 6:54:09 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: brityank

Not every. There were some MAJOR anti-income tax protests in Nashville in the early 2000’s that didn’t show up at all.


4 posted on 08/23/2013 6:56:18 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

It’s all Elmer Fudd’s fault.


5 posted on 08/23/2013 7:05:48 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
MAJOR anti-income tax protests in Nashville in the early 2000’s that didn’t show up at all.

As was noted - if the Maggot Slime Media didn't report it it didn't show up.

How is Phil Valentine anyway? :^)

6 posted on 08/23/2013 7:11:35 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: jazusamo; P.O.E.; SunkenCiv

I think the only optimists looking at these are the weapons manufacturers.

Of course, the other reason it looks like this is the massive growth of communications by the “Little People”.

Ping for your info. Enjoy ?


7 posted on 08/23/2013 7:19:54 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

What the hell is going on in Wichita? Protest of the Month, every month? That is the most striking thing about this map to my eye.


8 posted on 08/23/2013 7:22:36 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: TangoLimaSierra

Looks like a global intifada by and for moslems.


9 posted on 08/23/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT by x_plus_one
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To: brityank

Kansas seems like quite an angry spot ... what where they so mad about?


10 posted on 08/23/2013 7:24:05 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: bigbob

Wolf Creek nuclear facility for power.


11 posted on 08/23/2013 7:24:35 AM PDT by x_plus_one
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To: brityank

Doing great. His show is still on from 4 to 7 or 8 pm weekdays.


12 posted on 08/23/2013 7:32:04 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: brityank

If you don’t feel like putting up with FP’s nonsense, just go here and click the map to see the original source data in a full screen view:

http://gdelt.utdallas.edu/


13 posted on 08/23/2013 7:34:27 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: NEWwoman; bigbob; x_plus_one
Kansas - That's the 'go-to' pointer for non-city/state specific protest. Go read the story.
14 posted on 08/23/2013 7:35:23 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: x_plus_one

Thanks. Be darned, haven’t heard of it. I will never forgive Jane Fonda for two things, we all know what the first one was, the second was how that bitch wrecked the nuclear power industry with her dumb China Syndrome movie in the 70s.


15 posted on 08/23/2013 7:36:50 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Many thanks for that - it led me to http://johnbeieler.org/protest_mapping/ that is the map itself with the data, and http://johnbeieler.org is his blog where he explains the presentation.

Lots to zoom into view.


16 posted on 08/23/2013 7:53:25 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Totally meaningless.


17 posted on 08/23/2013 7:59:56 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: brityank

Many thanks, brityank


18 posted on 08/23/2013 8:16:17 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: ecomcon

Sorry; didn’t mean to pop your blinders off. Go back to sleep.


19 posted on 08/23/2013 8:18:41 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: ecomcon

Totally meaningless... to the easily led.


20 posted on 08/23/2013 8:33:30 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: brityank

“Where this is so important is that news media is really our only cross-national comparative dataset capturing human society at this scale, so what this map reflects is the view of global protests conveyed by the news media over time.... [It] shows how media coverage of protests has increased so massively over the past decade...”

All this shows is what the msm decides to report in a specific category. It tracks the growth of a particular data set. So what.

What am I failing to see?


21 posted on 08/23/2013 9:01:19 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: brityank; All

My mobile browser can’t handle the site so could someone tell me if the annual D.C. March for Life events (which receive little, if any, MSM coverage) are included in this data set?


22 posted on 08/23/2013 12:05:23 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (Tuffy Gessling, George Zimmerman:They can crash at my pad anytime they like)
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To: ecomcon
All this shows is what the msm decides to report in a specific category. It tracks the growth of a particular data set. So what.

What am I failing to see?

Ahh. So you do see. My comment was to your posted observation "Totally meaningless." upthread, but as most of us here - and you - know, the abject failing of the MSM has been the omission of activities and facts that do not meet their progressive ideology. This amplifies that, in spades.

23 posted on 08/23/2013 1:02:44 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: pluvmantelo

If the MSM didn’t cover it, it isn’t in the data set. He has a blog explaining the setup at http://johnbeieler.org/


24 posted on 08/23/2013 1:06:58 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Thanks for the info.


25 posted on 08/23/2013 1:14:12 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (Tuffy Gessling, George Zimmerman:They can crash at my pad anytime they like)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Longtime FReepers probably recall that there were demonstrations all over the country in November and December of 2000 when Gore tried to steal the election. We had several in Milwaukee, and I know that was repeated, largely by FReepers, across the country. The Milwaukee events were definitely reported in the media, but none of them show up on the map.


26 posted on 08/23/2013 6:47:49 PM PDT by LouD
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