Free and open source software and ‘the anarchist-libertarian ethic’. I appreciate this simple clarification of some differences between libertarian and anarchist politics.
Decolonization is not a metaphor, Eve Tuck, K. Wayne Yang in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society.
Decolonization brings about the repatriation of Indigenous land and life; it is not a metaphor for other things we want to do to improve our societies and schools. The easy adoption of decolonizing discourse by educational advocacy and scholarship, evidenced by the increasing number of calls to “decolonize our schools,” or use “decolonizing methods,” or, “decolonize student thinking”, turns decolonization into a metaphor. As important as their goals may be, social justice, critical methodologies, or approaches that decenter settler perspectives have objectives that may be incommensurable with decolonization. Because settler colonialism is built upon an entangled triad structure of settler-native-slave, the decolonial desires of white, nonwhite, immigrant, postcolonial, and oppressed people, can similarly be entangled in resettlement, reoccupation, and reinhabitation that actually further settler colonialism. The metaphorization of decolonization makes possible a set of evasions, or “settler moves to innocence”, that problematically attempt to reconcile settler guilt and complicity, and rescue settler futurity. In this article, we analyze multiple settler moves towards innocence in order to forward “an ethic of incommensurability” that recognizes what is distinct and what is sovereign for project(s) of decolonization in relation to human and civil rights based social justice projects. We also point to unsettling themes within transnational/Third World decolonizations, abolition, and critical space-place pedagogies, which challenge the coalescence of social justice endeavors, making room for more meaningful potential alliances.
Sessions 1 and 2 Readings and Audio. Annie’s reading list from the Anne Braden Program
Ten Things to End Rape Culture, via Tara.
Digging Into Data, grants for big data research projects, aka “computationally intensive research methods can be used to ask new questions about and gain new insights into our world”. Hmm.
You appear to believe that:
[ ] “Spooky action at a distance” makes programming more fun
Northern B.C.s First Nations people to stand firm against pipelines | Georgia Straight. Sometimes I bookmark news articles (as opposed to blog posts) about awesome people and resistance projects in case I want to improve a related page of wikipedia in the future.
Speaking up. Sarah Parmenter on her experiences of anonymous harrassment in the web design industry.