Newsletter #27: On Strike

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Doing: seeing a protest on a stage, political resistance in a choreography, Planet Earth from a skyscraper; learning stories of resistance; reading history repeating.

Links-wise: reporting from a prison, being on strike in dozens of prisons, learning how to support a movement, making algorithms accountable, saving a computer virus, listening to bell hooks and Lil’ Kim chatting, living in the Lipstick City.

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Newsletter #26: Resistance

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Doing: publishing a piece about targeted surveillance and technology for resistance and working from Detroit.

Links-wise: biased machines, privacy and dating apps, surveillance and reproductive rights, security for nude selfies, queer indigenous rap, Latinx tunes, RuPaul, Blac Chyna.

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Newsletter #25: Tear It Up

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Doing: reporting, formatting, celebrating no-frills open source layouts, getting ready to fly to Detroit and following techie trials live tweeted.

Links-wise: political resistance, software, malware, capitalism, Black protest, Black femmehood, hair analysis at the FBI, nails, The Cramps, riots.

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Newsletter #24: Defense

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Doing: flying to San Francisco, joining great meetings around RightsCon, getting together with the Aspiration Team, traveling around the Bay by bike, car and ferry.

Links-wise: the NSA of the 19th century, FBI alarms, the secret rules of the internet, Black power, Black womanhood, CIA skin care products to collect DNA, Computer Blue, Radio Menea, LEMONADE.

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Newsletter #23: Striking

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Doing: being in four countries and three continents in one month; reporting and co-facilitating workshops in three of the aforementioned countries; reading articles about phones on the phone.

Links-wise: activism is not terrorism, Apple vs FBI, gender inequality and privacy intrusion, being a queer Muslim woman, Johnetta Elzie, Angela Davis, Love and Hip Hop.

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Newsletter #22: Supercut

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Doing: co-facilitating and co-organizing the Reproducible Builds Summit; watching talks from the latest Chaos Communication Congress; travelling, reporting, hashtagging.

Links-wise: backdoors, trapdoors, censorship, domestic workers’ rights, sex workers’ rights, Black Futures, Dream 9, computer hacking supercut, Audre Lorde canoeing, brows.

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Newsletter #21: Streets, Tracked

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Doing: facilitating a session on technology for direct action; co-facilitating a discussion about being an activist tech capacity builder; joining a Twitter book club on critical algorithm studies; listening to brilliant and bold public conversations.

Links-wise: attacks, exploitations, freedom to write, freedom of expression, free speech, censorship, terrible policies, tracking phones, wearing cameras, self care as warfare, Chelsea Manning, Roxane Gay, Nicki Minaj.

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Newsletter #20: Rise Up

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Doing: facilitating a workshop on digital campaigning in crisis response for and with Amnesty International; joining a Mobilisation Lab-hosted and Aspiration-wrangled event on mobile mobilisation; making online noise to #FreeAlaa; listening to and learning from a day of protest.

Links-wise: encrypted chats, encrypted web, obfuscation, interference, phones in prison, love in the age of neoliberalism, Parris Goebel, Becky G and Black Grrrls Riot.

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Newsletter #19: Stay Put

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Doing: exploring Washington D.C., and being there on the day of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March; learning about Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers; celebrating and reading Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs.

Links-wise: borders, refugee crisis, gun crisis, CIA, FBI, NSA, Drone Papers, military haircuts, solar engineers in Chile, Boxgirls in Nairobi, Magic Mike XXL, Beyoncé.

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