- I wrote about how big data is undermining our understanding and faith in historical facts and in statistics in my newest Bloomberg column, Do You Trust Big Data? Try Googling the Holocaust
- Last week this Vice piece came out, which I contributed to along with lots of writers I really admire like Astra Taylor, on how technology can be made to work for us: Man Versus Machine
- My buddy Paul-Olivier Dehaye is on fire over at medium.com with his newest approach to disrupting the big data surveillance state. He now has devised a way to request your file from Cambridge Analytica, and I’m totally doing this: Quick guide to asking Cambridge Analytica for your data
New Bloomberg View column:
Please come! Or if you can’t come, you can watch the livestream.
How do you get rid of the influence of Steve Bannon’s whispering in Trump’s ear? The best strategy I’ve heard is to make Trump jealous of the attention. And one way to do that is to refer to Bannon as the president.
The hashtag #PostcardsToBannon blew up on Twitter yesterday, with all sorts of people posting pics of their postcards:
In fact, it got so much attention that it was featured overnight on USA Today.
It’s a small act but it might make you feel great to do it.
I have a new fun piece over at Bloomberg this morning:
This is a guest post by Becky Jaffe.
Per your request, I drafted a quick list of progressive organizations that we will want to support now more than ever. This list of national organizations is by no means comprehensive, just a good place to start if you want to get plugged in to community organizations that build power for the most marginalized sectors of our society. Each of these is a clickable link that will take you directly to the organization’s website so you can learn more about their mission. Please add to this list and circulate widely. I will be creating a Bay Area-specific list soon for people who want to support local community organizations and I encourage you to make a similar list for your region.
Let’s get busy supporting each other, people! We have our work cut out for us and much joyful organizing ahead.
- National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers’ Guild
- National Immigration Law Center
- Catholic Charities
- the New American Leaders Project
- Define American
Civil Rights, social justice and legal defense organizations:
- CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations
- SURJ, Showing Up for Racial Justice
- NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- Black Lives Matter
- the Anti-Defamation League
- Race Forward
- Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education
- Bend the Arc: a Jewish partnership for Justice
- Center for Constitutional Rights
- Human Rights Watch:United States
- ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union
- NLG, the National Lawyer’s Guild
- Legal Aid Society
- SPLC the Southern Poverty Law Center
- The Innocence Project
- Schools Not Prisons
- Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
- SEIU, Service Employees International Union
- Planned Parenthood
- National Organization for Women
- GLAAD: Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
- National Center for Lesbian Rights
- Human Rights Campaign
- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Transgender Law Center
- Women’s March on Washington: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days
- the Equal Justice Society
- The Highlander Research and Education Center
Fight for the Future
- Indivisible: Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen
- Common Cause
- FAIR: Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
- Center for Digital Democracy
- Brennan Center for Justice
- Public Citizen
- Inequality Media