Don’t invite me to the square

It makes me feel a mixture of surprise and tedium to keep finding gmail addresses on mailing lists of alternative projects that claim to be fighting against the big megacorporations.

Years ago I wrote this article for indymedia colleagues who invited me to a telegram group, and for others who started communicating via twitter in preparation for indymedia’s 20th anniversary celebration.

This is an update.

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Arriving at Podemos

I do not know what they called us first. When I arrived in London there were many different groups of what some formal people came to call the ‘extraparliamentary left’. Each with their name, the group commanded and the media watched, and part of society watched too, through them. We called them «mainstream media» (we now call them corporate media when we mind our manners).
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Repair Party

In line with ideas of de-growth and transition towns, on Saturday 16th of June took place a public event where people were invited to bring devices for repair.

I was mainly busy being a witness of my printer being opened up to its deepest entrails and then closed up again – twice -, but here are some pictures of the event: Sigue leyendo

So, you are using a corporate email provider

You are not bothered that they mine your behavior to better sell your eyeballs to advertisers.

One problem, however, is that governments around the world are using these private corporations as a vast multiplier of state power. The big email providers won’t disclose how many requests for data they get from the government.
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