by micha cárdenas
This is a call to all feminist hackers, anti-racist coders, gender hackers, genderchangers, queer and trans hackers, political hackers, anti-violence activists and networked activists to help stop violence against queer and trans* people, people of color, disabled people and women.
Many forms of daily violence - sexual, gender, racial, ableist and state-sponsored (committed by police) - are only increasing. As global warming, neoliberalism, and neocolonialism continue, more and more people are subject to violence on a daily basis due to social instability. This is a call to people to acknowledge that the Internet era has not brought more safety but less. This is a call to say we need more people hacking safety. Why do we have better software to share pictures of lunch than we do to keep each other safe?