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  1. Apr 2022
  2. Nov 2021
    1. Social convention, which has for so long worked against us, can if flipped become our greatest source of power, normalising what now seems radical and weird. If we can simultaneously trigger a cascading regime shift in both technology and politics, we might stand a chance. It sounds like a wild hope. But we have no choice. Our survival depends on raising the scale of civil disobedience until we build the greatest mass movement in history, mobilising the 25% who can flip the system.

      This is the core philosophy behind Stop Reset Go, but NOT NECESSARILY just in the direction of civil disobedience. To invest only in that is to put all our eggs in one basket that top down actors will be pressured beyond a certain threshold. It may happen, it may not, or it may just take too long. We must diversify and also invest in systematized bottom-up efforts.

  3. Apr 2021
  4. Jan 2014
    1. Until academics get their acts together and start using new modes of publication, we need to recognize that actions like Aaron Swartz's civil disobedience are legitimate.

      Justification for civil disobedience

    2. The consensus so far has been that Swartz did something wrong by accessing and releasing millions of academic papers from the JSTOR archive.

      Background on the Aaron Swartz act of civil disobedience:

      http://about.jstor.org/news/jstor-statement-misuse-incident-and-criminal-case

    3. "There is no justice in following unjust laws. It's time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture."

      Civil disobedience is indeed a grand tradition... and what are the conditions under which to declare it is time to act again?