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Digital Prisons: Challenging E-Carceration Kick Off

“All you did was switch from a prison setting to a house setting, which is now your new cell. You’re not really free when you got the monitoring system.” – Shaun Harris, spent 1 year on Electronic monitoring It has been widely reported that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, Read more

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Join us in Oakland for Winning Digital Sanctuary!

You’re invited to Winning Digital Sanctuary in the Trump Era in Oakland on April 26! Join local movement and tech leaders for drinks, dancing and a keynote dialogue on how communities of color are engaging and resisting tech companies in a digital age. Winning Digital Sanctuary in the Trump Era is a fundraiser for the Read more

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We created a digital security site to keep you safe.

From third party attempts to harvest our Facebook data to surveillance programs that target activists of color, it’s clear that threats to our right to organize are growing. At CMJ, we’re responding by taking digital security to the next level, and we want you to join us to defend the movement. That’s why we partnered Read more

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Closing Democracy’s Window

A May 2017 Pew Research Center poll shows that public trust in the government is near historic lows. Only 18% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right. At the same time, our leaders in the White House and Congress are increasingly secretive about their practices. To Read more

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Owning Our Stories: Kerner at 50

Check out the virtual town hall our friends at Color of Change and Free Press are hosting this Thursday, March 8 at 8pm to discuss the state of representation and racism in the media. Our very own CMJ Executive Director, Malkia Cyril, and MAG-Net Anchor Member, Roberta Rael, of Generation Justice will be part of Read more

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It’s Time to Show Up For an Open Internet

This article was originally published by MAG-Net member, Voices for Racial Justice I am grateful to the elders in my family line that have taught me the power of telling our stories.  As a daughter of artist activists I was raised knowing that the resistance in your art and storytelling matters, and that there is great Read more

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Join us at Power Not Paranoia in NYC

Join CMJ and MAG-Net member, WITNESS, in New York for Power Not Paranoia: Surveillance, Sousveillance and Protecting Our Communities on March 15! Learn about high-tech policing and immigration enforcement, and its impacts on our communities. Our guest speakers will also share what we can to do protect ourselves from surveillance and how to turn the Read more

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RSVP for Big Data for Big Organizing

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Media Justice Salon, Big Data for Big Organizing: Reducing Harm and Advancing Justice Through Data, on March 14 from 1-2 PM EST! Data is often presented as objective and unbiased, but it can negatively influence the public policy that affects the lives of poor people and people Read more

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How we celebrated Valentine’s Day on Capitol Hill

Roses are red Violets are blue When it comes to Net Neutrality Our communities notice what you do! This past Valentine’s Day, CMJ and our partners at the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition delivered Valentines and paper roses to members of Congress who support Net Neutrality. The roses were crafted out of pro-Net Neutrality comments Read more

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4 Updates on Electronic Monitoring

Electronic monitors, such as GPS ankle shackles, are sold to the public as a way to reduce prison populations and end mass incarceration. In reality, these monitors are a form of E-Carceration: the use of technology to deprive people of their liberty. Electronic monitors (EM) don’t reduce incarceration, they simply move the location of incarceration Read more