Download the Youth Activist Toolkit from Advocates for Youth

Download the Youth Activist Toolkit from Advocates for Youth:

outforhealth:

The new Youth Activist Toolkit was developed with youth writers and activists to be a detailed guide to help young people develop a plan, organize a coalition, and define and implement strategies to achieve measurable social impact goals.

Silicon Valley’s techie uprisings reveal growing support for socialism in tech

mostlysignssomeportents:

As workers at companies from Kickstarter to Gimlet to Vox vote to unionize, and as traditional labor organizers call on game devs and others to organize, Silicon Valley is a lot more friendly to pro-labor policies than ever before.

That’s partly because tech companies can be terrible places to work, and party because their leaders keep trying to pad their quarterly numbers by selling some truly evil shit to some truly evil organizations, governments and people.

And as monopoly has set in, tech workers are finding libertarian market-oriented pitches less and less convincing, as they see their potential for launching their own startup or for switching to a disruptive new entrant dwindling.

The whole thing has made Silicon Valley ripe for the new, resurgent socialist movement in America, as technies sign up to join the Demcratic Socialists of America and begin to identify as socialists themselves.


https://boingboing.net/2019/04/15/which-side-are-you-on-6.html

Silicon Valley’s techie uprisings reveal growing support for socialism in tech

mostlysignssomeportents:

As workers at companies from Kickstarter to Gimlet to Vox vote to unionize, and as traditional labor organizers call on game devs and others to organize, Silicon Valley is a lot more friendly to pro-labor policies than ever before.

That’s partly because tech companies can be terrible places to work, and party because their leaders keep trying to pad their quarterly numbers by selling some truly evil shit to some truly evil organizations, governments and people.

And as monopoly has set in, tech workers are finding libertarian market-oriented pitches less and less convincing, as they see their potential for launching their own startup or for switching to a disruptive new entrant dwindling.

The whole thing has made Silicon Valley ripe for the new, resurgent socialist movement in America, as technies sign up to join the Demcratic Socialists of America and begin to identify as socialists themselves.


https://boingboing.net/2019/04/15/which-side-are-you-on-6.html

Not just Apple: Microsoft has been quietly lobbying to kill Right to Repair bills

mostlysignssomeportents:

Apple pioneered the use of dirty tricks and lobbying to kill Right to Repair legislation, but they’re not the only tech player who’s putting lobbying muscle into ensuring that you can’t decide who fixes your stuff (and when it is “unfixable” and must be sent to the landfill).

Rep. Jeff Morris told iFixit Repair Radio that national Right to Repair legislation was killed by Microsoft, in a piece of horse trading that saw Microsoft backing funding for STEM education in exchange for Right to Repair (and unrelated privacy rules) dying.

https://boingboing.net/2019/04/15/ssdd.html