Tag Archives: Activism

Facebook against Uber

I have heard about Uber in the last few years. I first learned about Uber as a policy issue. I got a real introduction to Uber a couple of months ago: an old friend of mine has been evangelizing for Uber as a way to get home from the bars after a night of drinking. Today […]

Activism, again?

A few weeks back I wrote about how I used the ideas of dignity and justice to tie together my thinking on things like adverse selection, information asymmetries, structural violence, and activism; among other things. One of the problems I have is that things make sense to me in my head, but are not so […]

Why?

I am about to finish another semester of school. Of course, school has given me many things to think about. One of the things I am thinking about is why I started working on The Digital Guerrilla Project. A couple of years ago I noticed how technology can help regular people coordinate and control popular […]

The System

An activist challenges, and works to make changes to, the system. The system is the people, bodies, and policies in place that serve to maintain order and stability. The system has many names: the powers that be, the status quo, the way it is; each of which partially describes the enormity of the task of […]

Advocates

The activist works on their own behalf with their own motivations and desires fueling them. The advocate works on someone else’s behalf. Though an advocate may or may not be paid, earning a living is not an indication that the advocate lacks sincerity. However, it does throw some wrenches into the mix. This is not to say […]

The Activist

An activist is a person who acts, on their own, to attain a stated political, social, economic, or policy goal. There are probably many other types of goals, but these are the types that will concern us the most. This kind of person will start a protest or movement or create an organization based on […]