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Building a toolbox for nonviolent resistance: MLTalks with Jamila Raqib and Joi Ito

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MIT Media Lab

by Thomas Greene

Jan. 25, 2017

Jamila Raqib is Executive Director of the Albert Einstein Institution and a research affiliate at the Media Lab. In this MLTalk, she spoke about building a toolbox for nonviolent resistance, and its potential both to fight oppressive systems and to preserve democratic rights and freedoms for all.

In the second part of Jamila’s talk, she and Media Lab Director Joi Ito explored what the next phase of this work will require: the creation of an advanced and secure system to analyze and communicate techniques of resistance and defense to diverse groups of people. Among them: dissidents and activists, social and political movements, human rights defenders, and government bodies—anyone who wants to help drive social and political change.  

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