Dispatch 09/02: High stakes activism in Mexico; Taking on harassment with Heartmob and more…

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(Very) high stakes community activism. Vice offers up a chilling account of how anonymous activists in Mexico are using social media to resist control of their communities by powerful narco gangs. Not for the faint of heart!

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Dispatch 01/02: Gvts hacking activists, tech + activism = digital democracy

In collaboration with Mobilisation Lab, here is a recent roundup of grassroots-powered movement news from around the world. To receive the Mobilisation Lab Dispatch directly each week, please sign up here. If you have ideas for reports that should be in future Dispatches, please contact me here.

“Hacking activists has become common practice for governments around the world,” affirm the authors of an Amnesty International roundup of recent cases in which governments covertly private communications of human rights organizations. Continue reading