February 11 – “The Day We Fight Back” to Honor Swartz & Celebrate Anniversary of #SOPA Blackout

A broad coalition of activist groups, companies, and online platforms will hold a worldwide day of activism in opposition to the NSA’s mass spying regime on February 11th. Dubbed “The Day We Fight Back,” is announced on the eve of the anniversary of the tragic passing of activist and technologist Aaron Swartz. The protest is both in his honor and in celebration of the victory over the Stop Online Piracy Act two years ago this month, which he helped spur. Continue reading

RESEARCH BY AND FOR OCCUPY ACTIVISTS CHALLENGES RECEIVED WISDOM ABOUT THE MOVEMENT, URGES ALLIANCE WITH POOR PEOPLES MOVEMENTS

Mainstream media often reports that the NYC Occupy movement mostly involved affluent whites, lacked purpose, and simply faded away after NYPD’s violent raid on Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park). But the new study, “Occupy’s Precarious Pluralism,” provides evidence complicating received media wisdom about what we fought for in New York City, who gathered behind those purposes, and the scale of our organizing across the months after the repression of Liberty Square. Continue reading

GlobalSkillsXchange 8-9 June, London

We invite you to an event full of workshops in London in the run-up to the week of action against the G8, as we believe learning from each other is crucial for our movements.
We will share tools, skills and experience to take back to our local struggles, while defining common projects/actions/campaigns for global collaboration – moving away from capitalism and fake democracy towards fair, sustainable futures. Continue reading