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[liberationtech] What should the "liberation tech" response be to ISIS-related recruiting online?

Andrés Pacheco alps6085 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 11:18:32 PDT 2015


I bet that for every ISIS online recruiting posting there are zillions of white supremacist and other U.S. domestic hate groups, as the Southern Poverty Law Center tries to document:

"Currently, there are 784 known hate groups operating across the country, including neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, border vigilantes and others."

http://www.splcenter.org/what-we-do/hate-and-extremism

So, this is just and yet another diversion of US media and government from human rights issues right here right now, in the name of the sacred cow of oil&gas, IMNSHO ROTFLMFAO

> On Jul 2, 2015, at 1:08 PM, Shava Nerad <shava23 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> "Are you, or have you ever been, associated with the Communist Party?"
> 
> When questions of speech and association become poisoned litmus tests, regardless of the apparent profile of the target in contemporary media and current events, it is a disease of the times.  Rights must always be held paramount, and perspective be broad, not narrowed or special cases made.
> 
> Tools are tools.  We make them for better engagement and association, for organizing.  If our government finds that fringe cases are more passionate in their causes than our general electorate -- perhaps they need to invest in growing the civic passion of the average adult and especially our children.
> 
> yrs,
> Shava Nerad
> shava23 at gmail.com
> 
> (Well practiced on this one heh)
> 
>> On Jul 1, 2015 9:53 AM, "Steven Clift" <clift at e-democracy.org> wrote:
>> Any reactions to this NYTimes article?
>> 
>> ISIS and the Lonely Young American
>> By RUKMINI CALLIMACHIJUNE 27, 2015
>> 
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/world/americas/isis-online-recruiting-american.html?_r=0
>> 
>> What responsibilities emerge and how do they balance with freedoms and
>> rights we aspire to see online being used essentially for very bad
>> things.
>> 
>> 
>> Steven Clift  -  Executive Director, E-Democracy.org
>>    clift at e-democracy.org  -  +1.612.234.7072
>>    @democracy  -  http://linkedin.com/in/netclift
>> 
>> E-Democracy can help: http://e-democracy.org/services
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