Getting away with murder: white privilege vs. black privilege

— “Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.” Ruth Fulton Benedict — I was lucky enough to be born in a multicultural society …

A day without a woman: how a global strike is being promoted through social media activism

Part 2 of 4: In the second post in my series about the Women’s March movement, I continue blogging about this interesting and increasing phenomena. In line with the aim of the #resist blog I also try to discuss what role new media activism has had in the Women’s March …

Dangers inherent to social media activism in a world full of ‘alternative facts’

Have you ever seen someone following up their comments on a picture on Instagram, or on say a Facebook post, with references? Yeah, I didn’t think so. What of US president Donald Trump -does he bother to back up his Twitter statements with facts, nah ah. *we all know that …

Activism, or just slacktivism?

Speaking about online or digital activism, it feels one always have to put in a disclaimer, stating something like: “Digital activism is often referred to as slacktivism, clicktivism or feel-good activism”. In a society where a big part of life is spent in front of a screen, is digital activism …

Resisting digital colonization

In line with David´s last post on the harmful side of the digital activism, I invite our readers to reflect on new forms of control and resistance taking shape in globalization times, and their potentials in a post-capitalocene era. I start with a challenge: 18 years after the launch of …