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"American Thought": from theoretical barbarism to intellectual decadence
Juraj Katalena argues that direct transposition of ideological frameworks developed in the specific cultural and economic context of the USA, to Eastern Europe (and other regions), is misguided.
Autonomous Media: Activating Resistance & Dissent
Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
The Billionaires' Tea Party
Oldham, Taki (director)
Both a journey through a unique moment in American history and a thoroughly researched piece of investigative journalism. Through an examination of astroturfing and disinformation, we see how citizen ...
Digital Revolutions: Activism in the Internet Age
Symon Hill on the role of the Internet in activism and social change.
Enemies of the Internet 2013: Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance
For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
In this open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, the threat and consequences of internet censorship and reduction in access to information is highlighted.
Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict
Dartnell, Michael Y.
Explores the nature of the web and its potential for facilitating participation in political debate.
Israeli government pays students to spread propaganda online
The Israeli government has launched a program to pay students to promote the Israeli agenda on Facebook and internet chatrooms.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
The need to protect the internet from 'astroturfing' grows ever more urgent
The tobacco industry does it, the US Air Force clearly wants to ... astroturfing – the use of sophisticated software to drown out real people on web forums – is on the rise. How do we stop it?
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018: Their Interent or Ours?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glo...
Ours to Hack and To Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, A New Vision For the Future Of Work and A Fairer Internet
Scholz, Trebor; Schneider, Nathan
The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy: platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-ce...
These astroturf libertarians are the real threat to internet democracy
As I see in threads on my articles, the online sabotaging of intelligent debate seems organised. We must fight to save this precious gift.
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
A history of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
Ceasefire is an initiative run by the Polaris Institute whose misson is to provide people with web-based tools to take political action, promote peace and social justice.
Alternative and Activist New Media
Lievrouw, Leah A.
An overview of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and voice, present alternative or marginal views,...
Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site
Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of paro...
Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website (www.berlintwitterwall.com) just days after its launch.
Hashtag Activism Isn't a Cop-Out
Using twitter is not just 'lazy activism'. It projects the voices of the small and it shows governments what the people truely support.
The internet's cyber radicals: heroes of the web changing the world
A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet.
Internet activists speak about censorship, the democratising impact of open source technology, and the importance of oportunities for anonimity in a post 9-11 world.
Iranian women's rights activists win first Reporters Without Borders netizen prize with support from Google
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders has awarded the first #Netizen Prize# to the Iranian women#s rights activists of the Change for Equality (www.we-change.org) website.
Notes on digital activism
A list of several ways for activists to use the internet to promote their cause. Topics include search engine optimization, analytics and online advertising.
Operation Payback is a coordinated, decentralized group of attacks on high profile opponents of Internet piracy by Internet activists using the "Anonymous" moniker.
Russia Launches 'Predictive System' for Monitoring Protest Activity Online
The Russian government is implementing a monitoring system which will identify and monitor protest groups and network on the Internet through analyzing blogs and social media.