Beth Granter

Freelance digital consultant for charities

A to Z of activism

Continuing to share my delicious links, here’s my top activism links so far. To reiterate, I don’t usually save the really obvious stuff to delicious, or the really easy to find stuff.

  • 38 Degrees | people. power. change. – Democratically crowdsourcing campaign ideas.
  • Act Responsible –  responsible communication on sustainability, equitable development and social responsibility.
  • Armchair Revolutionary – social game, supports worldchanging science and technology projects.
  • Charity Navigator – America’s independent charity evaluator, evaluating the financial health of charities.
  • Citizen Tube – YouTube’s News and Politics Blog.
  • CrimethInc – Ex-Workers’ Collective (CWC) – a decentralized anarchist collective. Publishing and distributing literature and free propaganda. Check out their posters!
  • Cyber-Marx: cycles and circuits of struggle in high-technology capitalism – Book by Nick Dyer-Witheford (read here via Google Books)
  • Cybersociology Magazine – Issue 5: Grassroots Political Activism Online (01 April 1999)
  • DigiActive – digital activism tools, campaigns, and tactics.
  • Digital Activism Decoded – The New Mechanics of Change – Book edited by Mary Joyce (read here via Scribd).
  • Digital Activists Expose Abuse – BBC news article.
  • Digital Economy Bill is Passed! – blog post summarising what the DEBill means for politics.
  • Feminism London – annual feminist conference.
  • Forum for Change – online community – a free network for campaigners and policy workers to share information and discuss the latest issues.
  • G20: Protesters use Twitter, Facebook and social media tools to organise demonstrations – Telegraph article
  • Google Will Eat Itself (GWEI) – generates money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money they automatically buy Google shares. Buying Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself – but in the end “we” own it!
  • Guerilla Sticker Campaign via Boris Bikes – Treehugger article
  • HarassMap – a system in Egypt for reporting incidences of sexual harassment via SMS messaging. Similar to Hollaback!
  • Hollaback! – a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology.
  • Hope140 – good causes on Twitter, case studies etc. ‘Better Now’
  • How to turn slactivists into activists with social media – Mashable article
  • Internet & Democracy Project: An introduction to digital activism (video) The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School announces the Internet and Democracy Project, an initiative that will examine how the Internet influences democratic norms and modes, including its impact on civil society, citizen media, government transparency, and the rule of law, with a focus on the Middle East.
  • internet.artizans – Tracking the Internet, Human Rights & Social Change.
  • Is digital activism an effective medium for change? – Guardian article.
  • Is this what you mean? – Subverting adverts.
  • Media / anthropology – Research blog of John Postill covering digital activism & more.
  • Meta-Activism Project – The mission is to build human and informational infrastructure for the study of digital activism.
  • Nestle Kerfuffle (presentation) – A timeline showing the first four days of the online PR battle between Nestle and Greenpeace. It shows the numbers of people online who helped drive the PR disaster for Nestle over the company’s use of unsustainable palm oil.
  • Networked Culture: #iranelection cyberwar guide for beginners – article, but see rest of site too.
  • New Tactics in Human Rights – Information Activism
  • OpenNet Initiative – ONI’s mission is to identify and document Internet filtering and surveillance, and to promote and inform wider public dialogues about such practices.
  • Peace Chicken – Blog about veganism, animal rights, politics, activism and more.
  • Student Protest (video) – Flickr video of the student occupation of Millbank in 2010.
  • Tactical Technology Collective – Our mission is to advance the skills, tools and techniques of rights advocates, empowering them to utilise information and communications as a critical asset in helping marginalised communities understand and effect progressive social, environmental and political change.
  • TechSoup Global – TechSoup Global, founded in 1987 as CompuMentor, provides technology resources and knowledge to NGOs around the world.
  • The New Feminists: Still Fighting – Guardian article. Why the battle is not yet won.
  • Tor: Anonymity Online – Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
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