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Computer Security For Activists & Everyone (October 2018 Slides & Resources)

Here is a collection of resources from Oh Shit! What Now?’s October 2018 class, “Computer Security For Activists & Everyone.” We either used these resources and links in the creation of the class, or they offer opportunities for further learning and study. Current Events: Facebook & Google+ Hacked The Facebook Hack Exposes An Internet-Wide Failure (WIRED)… Continue reading Computer Security For Activists & Everyone (October 2018 Slides & Resources)

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Computer Security & Online Privacy Basics (Oct 18)

In an age of mass surveillance and increasingly commonplace hacking, protecting yourself online can feel overwhelming. We’ll help you get a handle on your devices, including your computer and smartphone. We’ll start by explaining “threat modeling,” which helps you understand what steps to take when. We’ll outline some concrete solutions for encrypted messaging, secure email,… Continue reading Computer Security & Online Privacy Basics (Oct 18)

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Potluck Picnic & Pool Party Against Hate (August 12)

Please join Crustacean Zine Library, The Oh Shit! What Now? Collective, Raising Resisters, and other comrades for a Sunday Potluck Picnic and Pool Party at Brentwood Park in Austin, TX. Bring picnic-appropriate food and games, pool toys, supplies for making protest signs, and swimsuits. We will enjoy the commons and each others’ company while discussing… Continue reading Potluck Picnic & Pool Party Against Hate (August 12)

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CREATEive: The Power Of Art & Creativity in Building & Fighting (March 15)

Eleanor Goldfield is an activist, journalist, and performance artist. She hosts the weekly news program Act Out! and recently published “Paradigm Lost: Radical Verse & Visuals For The Shift.” Eleanor will discuss the power of art and creativity in both building and fighting — intercut with spoken word and visual projections. Monkeywrench Books is an… Continue reading CREATEive: The Power Of Art & Creativity in Building & Fighting (March 15)

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Social Media For Activists, Organizers & Everyone (Dec 9)

This class is open to everyone who wants to get more from social media, but is especially geared toward those who want to use it to build a better world. Social media alone can’t create social justice, but it’s a powerful tool for activists and community organizers to reach people and amplify their demands. Additionally,… Continue reading Social Media For Activists, Organizers & Everyone (Dec 9)

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Punching Nazis: Notes For The Study Of Fascism & Antifascism In Texas

In September 2017, we taught our class on antifascism, “Punching Nazis,” for a second time, at the Houston Anarchist Bookfair. Neo-Nazis attempted to enter #Houston Anarchist Bookfair but people held it down. Still think fascism is a "comic book fantasy?" Wake up. pic.twitter.com/kUNq0q2kxJ — It's Going Down (@IGD_News) September 24, 2017 This class was targeted… Continue reading Punching Nazis: Notes For The Study Of Fascism & Antifascism In Texas

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Computer Security & Online Privacy Basics (September 14)

In today’s charged atmosphere, activists (and anyone who is politically active) are targeted for surveillance, hacking, and even threats to their safety from police, the government, hackers, even white surpemacists. In this introductory class, we’ll explain the basics of computer security and offer tips on protecting your privacy online. We’ll talk about using encryption to… Continue reading Computer Security & Online Privacy Basics (September 14)