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When we fight we win: Technology and liberation in Trump’s America

Kade Crockford

The 21st century techno-surveillance state is the oil that runs the deportation and mass incarceration machines. In Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions' America, it's more important than ever to fight for our core values: freedom, equality, justice, and democracy. That means using your technical skills in the service of liberation, but it also means engaging as an ordinary citizen in the messy work of lobbying and organizing. This talk will lay out some of the greatest challenges we face in 2017, and describe in detail some concrete ways we must unite to fight—not only against the Trump regime's dastardly plans, but also for the future we collectively need to build.

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