12:00am

Thu June 20, 2013
Politics

On Today's Your Call: Where is online activism most effective?

On today's Your Call, we’ll discuss digital activism and real-world change. Online organizing played an important role in Occupy Wall Street and the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. What do those movements tell us about digital activism and grassroots organizing?  Should people who are critical of corporate power think twice about organizing through Facebook and Twitter? And with revelations of government surveillance online, should activists change their tactics? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 Guests

Charlotte Hill, communications manager at Change.org

Jason Benlevi, author of Too Much Magic: Pulling the Plug on the Cult of Tech

Parmy Olson, journalist for Forbes magazine, author of We are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency

Web Resources:

Meta-Activism: Beyond Cyber-Optimism and Cyber-Pessimism

The New Yorker: Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Global Digital Activism Data Set http://digital-activism.org/index.php/projects/gdads/

Cato Unbound: Toward a Greater Understanding of Internet Activism

MIT Technology Review: Geeks are the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties

Jason BenLevi http://www.jasonbenlevi.com/

 

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