Reposted from the Student Community of Progressive Empowerment at Texas State
The Student Community of Progressive Empowerment (SCOPE) is a student-led organization dedicated to supporting immigrants of all statuses (or lack of), the first of its kind on the Texas State University campus. Founded in 2015, SCOPE has been providing resources and support for its members and the Hays county community through a variety of initiatives –from raising money to provide scholarships to undocumented immigrants so that they may renew their DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), to organizing pro bono days to provide free consultations with immigration attorneys free of cost and open to all community members, no questions asked.
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Originally posted by Kit O’Connell
Threat modeling is a fancy term for “knowing how to protect yourself in different situations.”
This is a draft document which will become part of an upcoming zine on security for activists. Your feedback and constructive criticism is welcome.
The idea of “threat modeling” originated in the military before being adopted by security experts. While the field includes many advanced concepts that don’t interest us here, threat modeling can help us get a handle on our personal security choices. In an age of mass surveillance, choosing what steps to take can feel overwhelming. For a lot of people, it may feel easier to do nothing at all than worry about protecting yourself online.
Continue reading Threat Modeling For Activists: Tips For Secure Organizing & Activism
Autonomous Student Media: Gestures Towards the Ungovernable
We fell behind on our news cycle since we were busy working on the YCT. Here’s a roundup of the past 2 weeks of news–a lot has happened! In this roundup, we’ve got a report on the events following the YCT demonstration, anti-Kavanaugh protests in Austin, the Stand with Survivors rally, and the inaugural Turning Point USA meeting.
CW: Sexual assault, Kavanaugh, rape apologism
Continue reading What Starts Here: YCT Shut Down, Survivors Stand Up, and DSA Blocks A Bridge