Below some of their self-serving promotion about 'democratic' help. Please notice CANVAS use people like Martin Luther King as PR.
Ted Talk, Srdja Popovic: 'how to topple a dictator': "People-powered resistance: can it work? Srdja Popovic led the nonviolent movement that took down Milosevic in Serbia in 2000; he lays out the plans, skills and tools that a people-powered movement needs -- from nonviolent tactics to a sense of humor."
CANVAS' official description: "The Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international network, oriented to educational work related to strategic nonviolent conflict."
"From the outset of the “Arab Spring”, the Obama administration’s objective was to undermine secular governments in the Middle East and North Africa and install a model “Islamic State”, which would serve US geopolitical and corporate interests."
"The strategy has been bluntly outlined by Graham Fueller, former Vice-President of the National Intelligence Council and an architect of the Afghanistan War along with Zbignew Brzezinski “The policy of guiding the evolution of Islam and of helping them against our adversaries worked marvelously well in Afghanistan against the Russians. The same doctrines can still be used to destabilize what remains of Russian power, and especially to counter the Chinese influence in Central Asia.” Russian intervention in Syria - Trap or Katehorn, Jan 2017