2011-10-30 The value of street protests in the Occupy movement

Speakers in order of appearance: Heather Marsh.  As  Georgie  she has been writing about the revolution since before the beginning, starting with  A Stateless War  in September 2010. As editor/administrator of WL Central, she has created a community for activists around the world to provide a new hard news organization, covering only the news people […]

2011-08-01 United States Day of Rage and Occupy Wall Street #usdor #occupywallstreet

One citizen. One dollar. One vote. The US Day of Rage, a movement launched on March 10 of this year, appears to be taking off with the anger and frustration surrounding the ongoing debt crises this week. The movement describes itself as an“assymetrical self organizing political movement of ordinary citizens”, believes in non-violence and principles before parties […]

Democracy vs Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

An interview with Dr. Alex Lambert of Monash University for an academic research project “combining interviews with alternative social media developers with the managers of alternative urban creative spaces, bringing their perspectives on challenging entrenched power – be it in the form of business-focused urban planning or web platforms such as Facebook – into dialogue. In doing this, […]

#MeToo, #TimesUp and all that … but also #opDeathEaters

These are snippets from interviews I did with Australian criminologist Dr. Michael Salter in 2014-15 for his 2017 book ‘Crime, Justice and Social Media’ which looks broadly at the role of social media in both crime and justice. In the final chapter, he used #OpGabon and #OpDeatheaters to examine how social media can challenge national/regional […]

The evolution of democracy

Transcript (more or less) from The evolution of democracy: Explaining Trump, Brexit and the Colombia peace deal, a keynote at Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia’ in Madrid, November, 2016. My name is Heather Marsh. I am a writer and a programmer and I have been studying and experimenting with both local activism and methods of mass […]

The perils of diversity

While group affiliations by clan, tribe and nation have always created ingroups and outgroups, the bigotries we experience today can be traced through history by the demands of the trade economy. Women have been kept subservient to control ownership of their offspring in patriarchal structures for the last several millennia. The role of caregiving (but […]

Getgee: Tools for self-governance Part 1

G is a universal database and trust network which can be used for the most popular software applications today.

A universal database and trust network will return control of our data to the users who created it while still allowing for mass collaboration. If any application software starts antagonizing its users, they can just get rid of it and use something else without losing all the work and networks they have spent years building up. They can also choose the functionality they want. The structure is an ecosystem, anything can be replaced without destroying the whole.