Elexn42, digital organizing and activism from around the web
1. Much has been made of Stephen Harper’s strict invitation-only campaign events. His team may have failed to vet these children who are clearly too authentic:
2. Tia Oso, a national organizer in the U.S. with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, tweeted about the convergence of #blacklivesmatter activists that took place in Ferguson, Missouri. Social media has transformed the work of organizing for racial justice, but nothing replaces what happens when activists gather in the same place at the same time:
4. Activists also took to twitter during the week to discuss lessons learned from the Ferguson uprising with the hashtag #FergusonTaughtMe. Several of the tweets reflected on organizing and the utility of social media.
The popular article also produced what is our favourite Canadian election gif to date: