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This Week in People’s History, Apr 2–8

The cover of the book "Look for Me in the Whirlwind: From the Panther 21 to 21st-Century Revolutions" A Jury Frees the Panther 21 (in 1969), 8 Hours a Day is Long Enough to Work (1919), When You're Hot, You're Hot (1964), Take Your War and Shove It! (1969), You CAN Fight City Hall (1934), Inventing Email Wasn't Easy (1969), Jim Crow Must Go! (1964)


No Rest for the Wiki

Rebecca Panovka Bookforum
"If Wikipedia is a test case for techno-utopianism," writes reviewer Panovka, "it is also a test case for an older ideology similarly unfashionable these days—your garden-variety Enlightenment-era liberalism."


Algorithms of Oppression

Robert Fantina New York Journal of Books
Search engines aren't the innocent, objective tools they pretend to be. Instead, as author Safiya Umoja Noble argues: “They include decision-making protocols that favor corporate elites and the powerful, and they are implicated in global economic and social inequality.”

Friday Nite Videos | March 16, 2018

Betsy DeVos Flunked Her '60 Minutes' Test. Sixteen Tums | Parody of Sixteen Tons. The Disturbing History of the Suburbs. Anonymous | Down the Dark Web Documentary. Parkland Survivors Discuss Privilege and Responsibility.

Friday Nite Videos -- April 24, 2015

Videos: Fraud city: Atlanta & Wall Street. Football Town Nights. Battle for the Internet. Greece: Austerity Isn't Working. Willie Nelson & Trigger.

Attacking Net Neutrality Once Again

Alfredo Lopez This Can't Be Happening!
While the "net neutrality" debate may seem like a jargon-filled conversation between technologists and free speech advocates, it's really about you and your ability to read what others are writing and write so that others may read it.

Social Networking and the Death of the Internet

Social Networking and the Death of the Internet Counterpunch
In our convoluted world of constantly flowing disinformation, governments tell us the Web is a “privilege” to be paid for and lost if we misbehave, corporations tell us they invented it, and most of us use it without really thinking much about its intent.
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