educate our communities and networks around the functions of our surveillance state, the history of cointelpro and other domestic repression. reject the digital security divide, and seek equitable access to communications tools like encrypted texting, trainings in “security culture,” and infrastructure like the blockchain sector to anticipate repression and popularize resistant alternatives in technology. better integrate speech & privacy, and press & internet freedom fights into our movement discourse and strategies.
This auction could be a game changer for communities struggling to field enough reporters to cover local affairs. It could underwrite other local efforts to engage residents in the making and distribution of news, reach underserved populations and breathe new life into communities.