Monday, May 02, 2016

May First / Peoples Link, Press Release, May 1st, 2016

Between now and the Left Forum (May 20 - 22 --, we'll be
reminding you about our panels. Here's one you don't want to miss. It's
the first time this subject has been discussed at a conference of this
type and we know you're agree that it is timely and important. Time and
date not set yet but we'll let you know as soon as we know.

Attacking the Digital Plantation: Racism on the Internet and the
Struggle Against It

In the wealthier countries, particularly the United States, the Internet
is controlled by white men. All you have to do is look at the roster of
speakers at a technology conference -- they are mostly men and almost
all white. The implications of white control of the Internet are huge.
Among so many other problems, it divorces the movements of resistance
(which are led by people of color) from the Internet while limiting
young people of color to social media. Leaders from movements of color
will discuss racism and racist attack on the Internet, how to break
through the "color wall" and what role the Internet plays in the
struggles of people of color.

Jerome Scott – Chair – League of Revolutionaries for a New America
Mo Willis – Allied Media Projects
Ejim Dike – U.S. Human Rights Network
Jacqui Patterson – NAACP, Institute for the Black World
Michelle Metts – Agaric Design
Sphinx Eben – Indy-Media Center

And don't forget our other panels at the Left Forum!

Privacy, Surveillance and Secure Internet Access: Planning the Fight

The Internet: Stopping the War on Women

Attacking the Digital Plantation: Racism on the Internet and the
Struggle Against It

Protect Yourself: Using Secure Software on the Internet

From Mexico: The TPP and Its Impact on Internet Freedom and Free Software

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