Recently, the world has witnessed the potency of online activism through historical movements that transcended borders and boundaries, from the “Arab Spring” in the Middle East to open protests and social upheaval from Beijing to Madrid. Protests, acts of civil disobedience, and revolutions have been directly affected by the influence of social networking and the meteoric rise of online activism. History shows us that great words can inspire great change. In today’s digital age, Martin Luther’s 95 theses would be posted online, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from Birmingham Prison would almost certainly have been sent first to his personal blog. The world is full of leaders; a whole generation of activists is poised to fight against injustice, but they need a medium to exchange ideas. The International Coalition of Online Activists is the perfect forum to mobilize these networks of individuals with shared interests.
The International Coalition of Online Activists (ICOA) empowers people around the world to advocate on pressing global, regional and national issues, encompassing a wide range of topics from human and environmental rights, to poverty and resource scarcity, to corruption and conflict. We operate under the belief that people share certain attributes, desires, morals and priorities. ICOA’s platform seeks to offer every individual the opportunity to make their beliefs and opinions available for discussion with a global community of diverse perspectives; encouraging each member to share their experiences, dreams, and/or advice. ICOA is an online lobby for the modern activist. It is tweeting with a purpose; It is an annotated ballot, cast in the global election of public opinion. Most importantly, our organization is a cultural and humanitarian hub for international activism and one a step closer to global consensus.
We have our own team of authors and bloggers who work together and shine light on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. One key component that distinguishes us from corporate media is the fact that we operate on information provided by citizens across the globe; our sources are intelligent individuals with a passion for human rights and world peace.
Recently, the world has witnessed the potency of online activism through historical movements that transcended borders and boundaries, from the “Arab Spring” in the Middle East to open protests and social upheaval from Beijing to Madrid…