The Collective for Liberation, Ecology, and Technology is a small, woman-owned collective that works to maintain, develop, extend, and promote open tools and documentation for communication and organization.

December 2017: Reimagining Economics

CoLET (The Collective for Liberation, Ecology, and Technology) is a small, Brooklyn-based, community-centered, radical feminist and anti-capitalist community of study and practice. We work to maintain, develop, extend, and promote open tools and documentation for political communication and organization. We…

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Radical Joy

Intimacy starts with the ceaseless project of connecting to oneself as we move through the world and its endless combinations of variables. My version of radical happiness is nurturing this intimacy with myself as I do the same for others….

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Women at the Cores: Thoughts On Feminizing Technology

Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona discusses feminizing politics —- As we’ve continued to think more critically about what we want to work on, it has become abundantly clear that our focus does not need to be on just writing more…

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November 2017: On the Ecological and Digital Commons

Readings: The GNU Public License Toward an Open Cooperativism What Came Up For Us? We primarily focused on people-centered economics, how technology can empower people, and how we can help people harness their technology in a way that is secure…

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Our Emerging Values OR How We Work Right Now

“Children do not begin by learning the rules of grammar and then using these rules to construct a successful sentence. They learn to speak the way they learn to walk: by imitation, trial, error, and endless practice. The rules of…

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October 2017 Meetup: On Conflict and Accountability

Readings: The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Jo Freeman (article; one of our readings for October 2017) Community Accountability Process by BYP100 (blogposts; one of our readings for October 2017)) What came up for us: Greater Than Code episode 50: Open Source…

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Incorporating Notes: On Cooperatives, Nonprofits, and Better Accountability

When we first sat down and began thinking about how we wanted to organize CoLET, we were all fairly adamant that we didn’t want to incorporate as a non-profit, and we were also hesitant about becoming a cooperative. We’d all…

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Against Black Inclusion in Facial Recognition

(reprinted from the Decolonized Tech blog) By Nabil Hassein Researchers have documented the frequent inability of facial recognition software to detect Black people’s faces due to programmers’ use of unrepresentative data to train machine learning models.1 This issue is not…

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A Few Alternative Tools

There are so many open source tools to explore and potentially use if you want to tackle your dependency on extractive corporate technology. Here are a few we want to try out: Social Media Mastodon – microblogging tool With Known –…

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We Weren’t Ready

As a long-time black radical, I am one of those strange individuals that was actually excited when the election results came in. I’d long been waiting for The Bad Thing to happen that would shake the radical Left up and…

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