Attendees at the women’s March on Edmonton, Alta on Jan. 21, 2017.
Online organizing is vital to the success of offline social justice campaigns. Executing digital campaigns exposes activists to attacks, but there are steps they can take to protect themselves.
Frances McDormand in the film that inspired many protesters.
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Activism increasingly relies on strong visuals that can be shared online, and – somewhat surprisingly in a digital world – physical billboards still play an important role.
"If you think that hackers are just a bunch of anarchists ready to put everything on fire because it amuses them, you are wrong at all: we are much worse than that". (No One Is Innocent)
Political groups of all stripes recognise the enormous power of online mass persuasion, one meme at a time.
Each individual act of posting, linking, commenting and liking may look insignificant up close, but they add up. There is enormous power here for mass persuasion, one viral share at a time.
Mishaps can spiral out of control quickly these days.
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Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago today can go viral in an instant, causing a massive backlash and leaving some of the biggest companies wrong-footed.
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
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Hong Kong’s digitally connected protesters are mounting a thoroughly modern campaign for democracy, but the state too has updated its mechanisms of control and surveillance.
In the closing decades of the last century, many political and business elites were swept up in a global wave of policies favouring free markets, deregulation of business and finance and privatisation…