Newsletter #35: Decolonizing

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Doing: I published a reading list on the concept of decolonizing technology, and curated a collection of articles to celebrate Chelsea Manning’s release.

Linking to: the antidote to authoritarianism; your face, encrypted; makeup vloggers protesting capitalism; a made up FOIA tutorial vlog; Kara Walker’s next act; Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige.

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Fighting forward: A reading list in honor of Chelsea Manning

“I keep fighting to warn the world of the dangerous trend in which the only information you can access is the kind that someone with money or power wants you to see.” Why I keep fighting – Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning is a transgender woman, transparency activist and acclaimed whistleblower.

She was sentenced in 2013 to serve 35 years in prison for disclosing military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. On January 17, 2017, all but four months of her remaining prison sentence were commuted. She will now be released from prison on May 17, 2017 rather than in 2045.

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Decolonizing technology: A reading list

Western culture has long been defining how the world came to existence, its history, and how it works from a perspective which is centred on a Western and white point of view. While this specific paradigm has been the dominant position of power, others have been hegemonized by it, their cultures and experiences dismissed and excluded.


AFRO CYBER RESISTANCE – Tabita Rezaire. Continue reading Decolonizing technology: A reading list

Newsletter #31: Opposition

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Doing: publishing a list of anti-surveillance and anti-censorship projects to support and donate to; listening to and learning from the history of the Black Panthers in Oakland; discovering activist libraries and bookstores in London.

Linking to: digital redlining, spies on Tinder, protest, treason, the revolutionary life of Lucy Parsons, a beauty guide to fight fascism, Nicole Milfie, Princess Nokia, Ms Roboto, Rihanna.

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Anti-surveillance and anti-censorship projects to support and donate to

Browsing the internet, sending an email, texting, making a call, reading the news – these are actions that many people around the world want and need to do every day. Depending on the society we live in, and what our demographics represent to the entities exercising legislative or economical power on it, these tasks can seem mundane, be potentially harmful, or made impossible.

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-12-46-00Protesters documenting a #BlackLivesMatter demonstration. From How women are leading the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Text and picture by Jihan Hafiz. Aljazeera America.

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