Internet Activism

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Autonomous Media: Activating Resistance & Dissent
Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Book
2005
Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
The Billionaires' Tea Party
Oldham, Taki (director)
Film/Video
2010
Both a journey through a unique moment in American history and a thoroughly researched piece of investigative journalism. Through an examination of astroturfing and disinformation, we see how citizen ...
Digital Revolutions: Activism in the Internet Age
Hill, Symon
Book
2013
Symon Hill on the role of the Internet in activism and social change.
Enemies of the Internet 2013: Sources News Release
Article
2013
Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance
Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict
Dartnell, Michael Y.
Book
2005
Explores the nature of the web and its potential for facilitating participation in political debate.
Israeli government pays students to spread propaganda online
Bannoura, Saed
Article
2012
The Israeli government has launched a program to pay students to promote the Israeli agenda on Facebook and internet chatrooms.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
The need to protect the internet from 'astroturfing' grows ever more urgent
Monbiot, George
Article
2011
The tobacco industry does it, the US Air Force clearly wants to ... astroturfing – the use of sophisticated software to drown out real people on web forums – is on the rise. How do we stop it?
These astroturf libertarians are the real threat to internet democracy
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
As I see in threads on my articles, the online sabotaging of intelligent debate seems organised. We must fight to save this precious gift.
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
Knappenberger, Brian
Film
2012
A history of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Ceasefire.ca
Ceasefire is an initiative run by the Polaris Institute whose misson is to provide people with web-based tools to take political action, promote peace and social justice.

Sources Library

Alternative and Activist New Media
Lievrouw, Leah A.
2011
An overview of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and voice, present alternative or marginal views,...
Avoiding Gripes About Your Gripe (or Parody) Site
2009
Here's a story we hear a lot at EFF: You think BadCo, Inc. is a bad actor and you've developed a really cool site to tell the world why. Maybe just by griping about them or maybe through a bit of paro...
Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website (www.berlintwitterwall.com) just days after its launch.
Hashtag Activism Isn’t a Cop-Out
Berlatsky, Noah
2015
Using twitter is not just 'lazy activism'. It projects the voices of the small and it shows governments what the people truely support.
The internet's cyber radicals: heroes of the web changing the world
A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet.
Krotoski, Aleks
2010
Internet activists speak about censorship, the democratising impact of open source technology, and the importance of oportunities for anonimity in a post 9-11 world.
Iranian women's rights activists win first Reporters Without Borders netizen prize with support from Google
Sources News Release
2010
Reporters Without Borders has awarded the first #Netizen Prize# to the Iranian women#s rights activists of the Change for Equality (www.we-change.org) website.
Notes on digital activism
Gago, Osvaldo
A list of several ways for activists to use the internet to promote their cause. Topics include search engine optimization, analytics and online advertising.
Operation Payback
Wikipedia article
Operation Payback is a coordinated, decentralized group of attacks on high profile opponents of Internet piracy by Internet activists using the "Anonymous" moniker.
Russia Launches 'Predictive System' for Monitoring Protest Activity Online
Lokot, Tetyana
2015
The Russian government is implementing a monitoring system which will identify and monitor protest groups and network on the Internet through analyzing blogs and social media.