Project Shift

YWCA Project Shift: Creating a safer digital world for young women

A Rights Guide for Girls, Young Women, and Gender Non-Conforming Youth


Gamergate: Sarkeesian & Quinn


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Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency

Democracy Now, October 20, 2014, “Women Are Being Driven Offline”: Feminist Anita Sarkeesian Terrorized for Critique of Video Games

Anita Sarkeesian on Colbert Report, October 30, 2014

GamerGate Zoe Quinn: ‘I have folder called those who left’, BBC, October 30, 2014


Occupy Wall Street



99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film

Review in NYT, Andy Webster, September 5, 2013

Review in, January 24, 2014
Katie Edgerton, How ‘The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film’ Demonstrates Crowdsourcing in Action

Human Mic in Action
2011, from NY Magazine

Bill McKibben, OWS, Oct 2011

Consensus Decision Making, ca. 2011

General Assembly Facilitation, Oct 9 2011
Training video on how to run a general assembly in your own community as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.Hand signs, roles etc. This training session was held at Washington Square Park in New York City on October 8, 2011.

Mainstream Media Coverage

Kat Keane Hogue, The Guardian, April 13, 2012
Occupy Wall Street: the story behind seven months of protest

Jennifer Preston in The New York  Times, October 8, 2011 reports on how social media is being used by Occupy Wall Street protestors. 

CP Video re Canada protests

Jim Stanford’s commentary in The Globe and Mail 

Mark Carney, Bank of Canada head calls the protests ‘entirely constructive’ 

Dana Flavelle in the Toronto Star on “Occupy Wall Street and the Canadian connections”–occupy-wall-street-and-the-canadian-connections 

From HuffPost – video from Rachel Maddow’s show – Ezra Klein talks to Naomi Klein 

Rich Yeselson from  Change to Win on “The four habits of highly successful social movements”:

The Newsroom – Occupy Wall Street Interview, 2013

Alternative / Independent Media Coverage (selected)
Democracy Now, November 18, 2011. The Revolution Will be Live-Streamed: Global Revolution TV, The Occupy Movement’s Video Hub 

Interview with: Vlad Teichberg, former derivatives trader who gave up a life in the financial world to work on video activism, including the Global Revolution Live Stream.

From the Yes Men!

Adbusters- check out various videos

Al Jazeera, “Occupy Wall Street turns online for basics” 

Democracy Now – Mike Burke on OWS

Anonymous Call to Action

Danny Schechter in Al Jazzera

Hannah Chadeayne Appel on “Dispatches from an occupation” in Social Text 

John Nichols in The Nation, “The 99 percent rise up”

Alternet on OWS 

Social Media Coverage (selected)

Occupy Together


Media Fund for the Other 99 Percent

Global Revolution 

Crisis Mapping



Nora Young, Spark, February 1, 2013
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and, SwiftRiver



CrisisMappers: The Humanitarian Technology Network

Ariel Gilbert-Knight, The Guardian, Social media, crisis mapping and the new frontier in disaster response, Oct. 8, 2013

Haiti Crisis Map