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Tech Against Trump
Tech Against Trump is a book chronicling the rising tide of anti-Trump resistance by tech workers and technologists.
The book consists of interviews with a wide range of individuals either working within the tech sector to fight Trump, or finding creative ways to use technology to resist the Administration’s policies.
It also includes dozens of watercolor illustrations from various protests around the Bay Area by artist Gretchen Röehrs, as well as painted portraits of each of the interviewees.
You can find the book’s table of contents below, with links to each of the interviews published in full.
To read it as originally published (including the protest illustrations by Gretchen and copious footnotes that we couldn’t figure out a decent UX for on the web), buy it in print or digitally as a PDF in our webstore.
Technology helped create Trump. And technology can help defeat him.
Two organizers from the Tech Workers Coalition discuss the obstacles and opportunities for tech organizing under Trump.
Maria shares lessons from organizing Silicon Valley’s service workforce, and how it fits into the fight against Trump.
The president of SEIU United Service Workers West reflects on the potential for solidarity between blue-collar and white-collar tech workers.
Maciej discusses how tech workers can organize not just to defeat Trump, but to transform their industry as a whole.
Steve shares advice on how to secure your digital communications at a time of heightened government surveillance.
Alex discusses device searches at the border, and how to protect your information from border agents.
A lead coordinator of DataRefuge describes the project: an interdisciplinary undertaking of librarians and coders who are rescuing public data from the Trump Administration.
Dave talks about the EFF’s efforts to curb California’s data sharing with Washington, in an effort to prevent the Trump Administration from obtaining the information it needs to implement its agenda.
Two of the organizers of the Never Again pledge discuss its origins, and reflect on how tech workers can resist building tools for Trump.
Nathan discusses the internet’s democratic deficit, and how it facilitates Trumpism—and what we can do about it.
Ernesto talks about what the Trump Administration’s assault on internet freedom will look like, and how to stop it.
The participants of the Abortion Access Hackathon share a few code projects designed to protect reproductive rights in a hostile political climate.
The creators of Resistbot talk about the importance of lowering barriers to civic engagement.
With portraits and protest illustrations by Gretchen Röehrs.