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We Are Building a Movement to Resist Oppressive Corporate Technology

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Venture Capital and Organizing Databases

on June 3, 2024

A couple of articles have come to our attention recently about the politics, power and money behind the technologies where our movement houses our data. The first is from Klein and Roth Consulting’s recent newsletter entitled Do You Know Who Owns Your CRM (and Why it Matters)? by Haley Bash of Donor Organizer Hub and the second is entitled Living with VANxiety: The Present and Future of Progressive Movement Tech by journalist Micah L.

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Is it important to control our communication tools today? What about tomorrow?

on August 9, 2023

Many of us have seen the recent headlines about Zoom using audio and video content from calls to train its Artificial Intelligence (AI) models. Some aspects of this story are familiar, but there are a two angles that are worth considering more carefully. The first is access. Can zoom access our conversations? Despite Zoom’s best marketing effort in 2020 claiming they are rolling out end-to-end encryption, the truth is that virtually none of our zoom meetings are end-to-end encrypted.

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Can we build alternatives to corporate technology?

on May 1, 2023

May First Movement Technology has released a report: “Politics and practices of an autonomous technology: voices from the May First membership.” Based on extensive interviews, the report explores why and how social justice movement organizers and activists are building a sustainable and powerful alternative to corporate technology. According to Alice Aguilar, executive director of Progressive Technology Project and one of the authors of the report: It’s not possible to have a truly collective approach to technology without cultivating a radically inclusive space that is representative of our movements.

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Don’t [let your devices] talk to cops

on March 21, 2023

A Joint Statement from Progressive Technology Project and May First As part of the mass mobilization to protest the creation of Cop City, a huge police training facility in Atlanta, 23 more protesters have been charged with domestic terrorism. This latest round brings the total number of Cop City protesters facing this dangerous charge to 42. Make no mistake: by charging political protesters with a crime that carries a sentence of up to 35 years in prison, the police are resorting to desperate measures to stop dissent.

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