Entries by kevinp

Surveillance Self-Defense: Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications

This resource for secure communication tools offers tips and solutions for a diversity of counter-surveillance needs. Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF’s guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices. More and more, […]

Madness and Oppression Guide by the Icarus Project

A resource on the intersections of mental health and anti-oppression The Icarus project, long known for taking a radical approach around issues of mental health and madness, write this about the document: Along the way we’ve learned that our communities are impacted by societal systems in different ways, and that these differences affect our mental […]

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex

An Indigenous perspective on the “ally industrial complex.” This zine opens up some challenging questions that directly confront nonprofits and community organizations: The ally industrial complex has been established by activists whose careers depend on the “issues” they work to address. These nonprofit capitalists advance their careers off  the struggles they ostensibly support. They often work in […]

Who Is Oakland: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-optation

A pamphlet out of Oakland, CA, challenging tendencies in anti-oppression politics centered on personal attitudes, notions of coherent and homogeneous “communities”, and the conflation of identity and solidarity. It also challenges the role of nonprofits in creating social change, writing: Social justice nonprofits in particular exist to co-opt and quell anger, preempt racial conflict, and […]

COCo is Seeking a Freelance Graphic Designer

Who We Are: The Centre for Community Organizations (COCo) promotes social justice, active citizenship, democracy, and just socio-economic development in Quebec by supporting the growth of healthy organizations and strong communities. COCo is a provincial, non-profit organization that works primarily with English-speaking, bilingual, and ethno-cultural community organizations. COCo works within a collaborative structure where all […]