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Get the Tech Off My Body! Recording and resources

on June 27, 2022

Overturning Roe v. Wade in the United States and restricting access to abortion throughout the Americas is part of a strategy of repression that is focused on our bodies. The strategy not only targets reproductive justice, but also transgender rights, the mobility of poor people and people of color, and access to health care and other critical services. On June 21st, 2022, together with May First and the National Network of Abortion Funds, the Progressive Technology Project organized a webinar to discuss the relationship between the struggles for reproductive justice, privacy, autonomy, and freedom from surveillance, asking ourselves: How can our campaign to re-envision technology based on consent and liberation contribute to our movement’s struggle for reproductive justice?

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Powerbase not affected by log4j but...

on December 17, 2021

Let’s start with the good news: Powerbase is not affected by the recently discovered vulnerability in the log4j software package that is getting publicity these days. Powerbase is not affected because the vulnerable software is written in the Java programming language and Powerbase is written in the PHP and JavasSript languages (JavaScript, despite having a similar sounding name, is entirely different then the Java programming language). Now, the bad news: the odds are high that some server in the world holding your personal data or providing some useful service to you is vulnerable and may be exploited.

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AMC 2020 Session - Who's Internet? Our Internet!

on July 24, 2020

What is the relationship between our movement and technology? It’s been complex, challenging and enormously productive. It’s now also being threatened at the very moment when its potential is greatest. To protect it from the attacks against it and to realize the potential of our relationship with technology, we need to study how this relationship got to this place and what that means for our movement and for technology. At the 2020 Allied Media Conference over 50 activists came together online to build a collective timeline documenting this relationship - the past, present and even the future.

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We See You. We Stand With You. Black Lives Matter.

on June 5, 2020

We at the Progressive Technology Project stand in solidarity with Black-led protests in Minneapolis and other cities around the country in response to the murder of George Floyd by police. We stand with movements rising up to resist police and state violence. We stand in solidarity in the fight for the lives and liberation of Black people…Indigenous peoples…and People of Color Communities. We believe that change comes from the grassroots, through movements led by people of color from the global majority who have been systematically excluded from the power and wealth that they have produced.

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