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On the September 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Astra Taylor author of “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age.” The book argues that for all that we "tweet" and "like" and "share," the Internet in fact reflects real-world economic and cultural hierarchies. What would a democratic Internet look like? And how should we get there? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Astra Taylor, documentary filmmaker, writer, and musician

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.