Movements & Resistance

Tech is both a tool and a target for collective action.

Movements require mobility. Smartphones empower citizen journalists. And Big Tech is a center of power that needs to be checked. How have mobile phones enabled or inspired collective action?

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Tech Wont Build It and #NoTechForICE

Image of protesters in New York holding signs that say "No Tech for ICE."
Image of protesters in New York holding signs that say "No Tech for ICE."

The tech worker labor movement rallied around these hashtags, which signal a growing awareness and activism around the...

Black Lives Matter

Protesters deploy a "Black Lives Matter" banner near the White House during a demonstration against racism and police brutality, in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2020.
Protesters deploy a "Black Lives Matter" banner near the White House during a demonstration against racism and police brutality, in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2020.

The Black Lives Matter movement is a political action committee, a social movement, a slogan, and a Twitter hashtag....

Arab Spring

A boy leading chants in Bahrain in Peter Snowdon’s 2014 film “The Uprising,” based on YouTube videos uploaded by protesters during the Arab Spring
A boy leading chants in Bahrain in Peter Snowdon’s 2014 film “The Uprising,” based on YouTube videos uploaded by protesters during the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring was a series of protests and revolutions that started in 2010 in the Arab world. It began in Tunisia and...

– Anonymous, Cairo, Egypt

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Graphic of protesters using mobile phones and wearing masks with a red overlay filter.
Graphic of protesters using mobile phones and wearing masks with a red overlay filter.

Simple steps to take before hitting the streets from The Markup. From downloading Signal, to locking down location...

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