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About Cynthia Boaz

Dr. Cynthia Boaz is associate professor of political science at Sonoma State University, where her areas of expertise include quality of democracy, nonviolent struggle, civil resistance, and political communication and media. She is also a freelance analyst and consultant on nonviolent action. Boaz is Vice President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence and on the board of Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation. Dr. Boaz is also a contributing writer and adviser to Truthout, a contributor to Waging Nonviolence and a former associate editor of Peace and Change Journal.


Articles by Cynthia Boaz

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

What can be done about vote counting fraud in the US elections?

The consensus is that this presidential election may all come down to Ohio and a few other “swing” states, as in 2000 and 2004. If there are any voting irregularities to be found this time around, Ohio will be the place to look first.

Red lenses on a rainbow of revolutions

Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, neither the Burmese nor Iranian struggle for democracy is a story that should be characterized as an example of a failed movement and successful repression. But it is up to us - the global audience - to understand our responsibility in this dynamic.
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