Resources for preventing the digital world of Nineteen Eighty-Four
Micky spoke last week at NERD Summit and is speaking today at LibrePlanet about how we, as people and as programmers, can work our way out of the digital world of Nineteen Eight-Four that we are living in. Rather than having about ten slides of fine print and links, we're posting resources here in this blog post.
Here's a short-enough-to-write-on-a-business-card link for this page – agaric.coop/libreplanet2019 – for easier sharing these resources with others.
Join groups that will keep you informed
Take the first steps— stay in the know!
The movements Micky is in
Here are all the links from the slide Micky told you not to try to write everything down from.
Agarics are members of a few networks and movements both local and global:
- The Boston Ujima Project - UjimaBoston.com
- Free Software Foundation - fsf.org
- United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives - usworker.coop
- Solidarity Economy Network - ussen.org
- May First People Link - MayFirst.org
- Technology and Revolution - techandrev.org
- Industrial Workers of the World - iww.org
- Platform Cooperativism - platform.coop
- The Internet of Ownership - ioo.coop
- The Center for Global Justice - globaljusticecenter.org
- The TechWorkerCoop - techworker.coop
- Mass MeshNet - A newly formed group in Boston
Additional groups and movements
And some that didn't make the slide, that other Agarics are a part of:
Practical individual resources for opting out of surveillance
Things you can do personally and without too much difficulty to get a little more free from Nineteen Eighty-Four style government oppression and surveillance capitalism. (But remember, the most important and impactful things will require collective action!)
- PRISM Break
- Electronic Frontier Foundation's Surveillance Self-Defense
- Micky's blog post on daily business operations using (privacy-protecting) free software
Articles and talks that engage in broad themes from Micky's talk
- There is no halfway in the fight against injustice
- GNU Philosophy
- Love and Money by Audrey Eschright
- Free Software and the shifting landscape of online cooperation by Benjamin Mako Hill
- How Drupal as a Service can save us all by Benjamin Melançon
- Platform Cooperativism by Trebor Scholz
- Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice by Jessica Gordon Nembhard
- Ours to Hack and to Own
- Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi
- Twitter and Teargas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest by Zeynep Tufekci
- The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
Citations supporting specific points in Micky's talk
"Silicon Valley is solving the problems that 20-something's with money face" Should tech startups tackle bigger problems? Yes. #cyberposium — Emily @EmVVeis on 1 Nov 2014
On startups solving problems of wealthy, white, younger men:
- Most successful company founders come from wealthy backgrounds.
- Most (successful) VC-funded founders are under 35 at time of founding.
- Benjamin Mako Hill keynote LibrePlanet 2017 - How markets coopted free software's most powerful weapon (youtube link)
- Apple threatens to sue Louis Rossmann (youtube link)
- Eric Lundgren goes to jail