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10:00 am 150 years since the Paris Commune @ Online
150 years since the Paris Commune @ Online
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
An online meeting streamed at wsws.org/live On March 18, 1871, workers in Paris rose up to stop an attempt by the French army to steal cannons that had been purchased for the city’s defense in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian war. The French government of Adolphe Thiers fled the city in panic, and power passed into the hands of the armed working class. Elections were held on March 26 that created the Paris Commune, the first workers state in history. The Commune was an entirely new form of state power that set … Continued
12:00 pm Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech under Surveillance Capitalism @ Online
Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech under Surveillance Capitalism @ Online
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech under Surveillance Capitalism @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jillian-c-york-in-conversation-with-ben-tarnoff-tickets-142191597897  What is the impact of surveillance capitalism on our right to free speech? The internet once promised to be a place of extraordinary freedom beyond the control of money or politics, but today corporations and platforms exercise more control over our ability to access information and share knowledge to a greater extent than any state. From the online calls to arms in the thick of the Arab Spring to the contemporary front line of misinformation, Jillian C. York charts the war over our digital rights. She looks … Continued