It is easy to get the impression that our current age represents the accumulation of all of the dystopias of the last 50 years. Everything that Orwell & co. described has come true, or even been surpassed in its negativity. Feelings of fear and powerlessness are deliberately stirred up, political and economic authorities exploit terror, the refugee crisis and resulting insecurities in order to push through closer surveillance, increased weapon production, etc. and so boost business and profits. Democracies are increasingly being transformed into totalitarian states, while any criticism seems to have been silenced by the weight of economic pressure.
With CN:FM (GB), /etc – Eclectic Tech Carnival, FemHack (CA), GreenNet (GB), k² (AT), L’Erse (CA), maschen (AT), Miss Despoinas (TAS), Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory (AT), THF – Transhackfeminist Meeting