(Dear friends: I've been away, but I haven't been gone. I've been working with World Beyond War, which I'll be representing this weekend at Left Forum 2018 in New York City. I've also had to do a super-quick rebuild of this site after the previous version ran into a bit of technical trouble. I hope you like the new design better. Here's the article I wrote for the World Beyond War website about what I'll be up to this weekend!)
I’m a peace activist who has been working with online targeted advertising and member profile databases for over 20 years. My head is spinning right now as I try to follow lots of breaking news about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and 50 million stolen profiles, about the Mercer family (which financed much of this to help elect Trump), and about the mysterious British military contractor SCL Group (which seems to own it all) ...
Never were we freer than under the German occupation. We had lost all our rights, and first of all our right to speak. They insulted us to our faces ... They deported us en masse. ... And because of all this we were free. —Jean-Paul Sartre, "Paris Under the Occupation", 1944
I've been saying since election day that strident popular resistance is our most indomitable defense against tyranny, and I've been saying since election day that we will ultimately win. I know this because I read a lot of Tolstoy.