extractivism

What does it take to build a climate and environmental justice movement in digital rights advocacy?
What does it take to build a climate and environmental justice movement in digital rights advocacy? 13 December 2023 Becky Kazansky, shawna finnegan and Alan Finlay

As advocacy for climate justice in technology governance grows, the authors reflect on the process for developing a theory of change and the emerging differences in where attention is needed, pressure points for change and appropriate language. 

Will Starlink help magnify global inequality?
Will Starlink help magnify global inequality? 21 November 2023 Steve Song

The two main direct-to-consumer LEO satellite constellations, Starlink and Project Kuiper, are funded by the second and third wealthiest persons on the planet and represent global capitalism's end game. In the second of his two-part series, the author explains how they may not be viable and are certainly exclusionary, extractivist and technological colonialism at its worst.

What status should water have in deploying digital projects?
What status should water have in deploying digital projects? 08 August 2023 Paz Peña

Why has the prospect of a Google data centre further heated the water protests in Uruguay, where half the population has no drinking tap water? The author of a book on technocapitalism's danger to our ecology explains why.    

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