During this period of political upheavel, the movement’s relationship to the Internet has changed and it will continue changing in the future. But how? Share and learn how our movement is changing this relationship today as we redefine a more innovative role and build the Internet we need to win. What else can we do to drive that change? How can May First better contribute to this process?
We’re organizing a special interactive workshop exploring the past, present and future of the movement’s relationship to the Internet for May First members on Wednesday, March 30th from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm New York time (1:00 pm Los Angeles, 2:00 pm Mexico City, 3:00 pm Chicago) and we need you! This interactive and collaborative workshop is for May First members and is part of the launch of our new Engagement and Communications Team.
Interpretation between English and Spanish will be provided.
We invite all members to join the workshop and to consider joining the Engagement and Communications team to improve the workshop and help us replicate it throughout our movements. If you are interested in joining the team but cannot make the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
The movement’s relationship to the Internet has been a roller coaster.
From PeaceNet, EcoNet, IGC, Laneta and other left wing bulletin boards and providers in the 80’s and 90’s through the Zapatistas and Indymedia’s launch in 1999, we have had an enormous impact in shaping the Internet that we need to win our struggles.
Then, with the turn of the century, the corporate Internet took over. While we experienced some major victories using these coprorate tools, our relationship transitioned from one of innovation and leadership to that of consumer.
Over the last 5 years, the world have changed again. The corporate Internet is in the midst of an ethical crisis, libertarian block chain crypto currency speculators are trying to foment a revolution in Internet technology, white supremecist movements are both organizing in plain site on the corporate Internet while also building their own networks.
During this period of upheavel, the movement’s relationship to the Internet will change again. But how?