Comments on: Insurrectionist Civics in the Age of Mistrust http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/ Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Sat, 30 Sep 2017 15:09:57 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 By: Rooftop solar, and the four levers of social change | Shashwat Cleantech – The Blog http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6383104 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:27:59 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6383104 […] written a lot about this “inverted Lessig” framework – this talk at Syracuse is a good introduction if you’d like to hear […]

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By: 506 People Have Been Shot and Killed by Police in America So Far This Year | Newsbunch http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6382795 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 16:23:12 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6382795 […] we’ve come to mistrust or the new ones we’re building today,” he wrote in a blog post last year. “When the Black Panthers were founded in Oakland, CA in the late 1960s, they were […]

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By: Rooftop solar, and the four levers of social change | … My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6379616 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 21:22:21 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6379616 […] written a lot about this “inverted Lessig” framework – this talk at Syracuse is a good introduction if you’d like to hear […]

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By: Ben Franklin, the Post Office and the Digital Public Sphere | … My heart’s in Accra http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6378864 Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:47:28 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6378864 […] need to understand what are potential risks and what are real risks. Much of my current work focuses on the ways making and disseminating media is a way of making social change, especially […]

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By: Does #blacklivesmatter matter? Does citizen monitoring make change? | david sasaki http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6378636 Sun, 21 Feb 2016 19:49:55 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6378636 […] Zuckerman from MIT’s Center for Civic Media has been developing an argument that #blacklivesmatter is indicative of a new kind of “insurrectionist […]

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By: Designing a data collection form | proplyds http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6378413 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:50:08 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6378413 […] For this week’s assignment I designed a form to collect data on people’s sense of personal control, their political leanings, and their faith in institutions. The idea occurred to me as I reflected on Ethan Zuckerman’s talk at ITP where he introduced us to an institutionalist vs. anti-institutionalist schema and discussed how to bring about change in a socio-political climate dominated by this dichotomy. He has also written a related blog post. […]

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By: Civics in an age of mistrust and decentralization | Grabber http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6377463 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:28:35 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6377463 […] from Ethan’s post about his keynote at Syracuse University’s Humanities annual symposium on Insurrectionist Civics in the Age of Mistrust (highly recommended, and most of the images on this blog comes from the associated slide […]

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By: 11.20.2015 Daily Links | Daily Links & News http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6375789 Sat, 21 Nov 2015 05:33:39 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6375789 […] of false narratives and what that implies for democracy and citizenship, as well as a well-spoken blogger’s lesson about “insurrectionist civics,” a development more or less essential in the context of […]

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By: Mac Sperry http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6375241 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 01:07:36 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6375241 “In theory, democracy works because each single person has one vote and all those votes are equal in the eyes of the law”

Within that statement lies the essential, though subtle element to understanding “why” this country doesn’t work. The vote is essentially a facade.

Between 1875 & 1880 the “Secret Ballot” was inserted into the system of voting. That ballot completely eliminated the ability of the electorate to verify the transaction we call “the vote”. It was an ability the electorate held for the previous 100+ years, a time when the vote was conducted completely in the “open”.

With the vote completely secret, there is no way to “verify” that the vote you cast was the vote that got counted. Vote fraud thus becomes impossible to detect!

It is the rough equivalent of your bank making all accounts completely secret to everyone, including the customer! It is the equivalent of not being allowed to count your “change” after a purchase.

A short treatise on the theory, history and solution to the problem is here: http://howtorescueamerica.org/trilogy.html

There is also a new, simple & powerful way to correct the problem. It is called the “Retro-Vva” & can be found here: http://howtorescueamerica.org/R-Vvaessay.html

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By: Manuel Cerrato http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/2015/10/19/insurrectionist-civics-in-the-age-of-mistrust/comment-page-1/#comment-6375178 Sat, 31 Oct 2015 11:27:20 +0000 http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/?p=5207#comment-6375178 Hi Ethan,

Greetings from El Salvador!
I really enjoyed your post, it touches many areas that I am currently involve with and will be involved in the near future. Living and experiencing ¨democracy¨in a developing country in our so called ¨peace era/time¨ after 15 years of civil war, I have to admit that I am too having my own crisis of democratic faith. In fact, I am pretty sure millions of Central Americans are losing faith in democracy and especially faith in political parties that seem to care more about their own interests and use the government to enrich themselves (the recent ousting of Guatemala’s President and Vice President is a clear example of this corruption). Nevertheless, there is always light at the end of the tunnel… what is clear is to me is that the worst that we can do is to keep complaining about politicians and not doing anything to seek a change of the status quo. There are no right or wrong ways to bring about change, just ask yourself or ask your friend what you are really good at it, and try to find a way to use those skills to change something…connect the dots!

I believe citizens´education is key for decision making and even more important in developing countries. Higher levels of scholarity could have a significant impact in strengthening democracies around the world. Increase technology use and innovation are playing a very very important role too. I am looking forward to commenting more posts…Cheers!

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