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Embracing Dissent

Our intrepid web developers are involved in some amazing new projects. Check out their new blog, Embracing Dissent: Social Change and Technology. The Eggplant Active Media workers’ collective was also recently featured on San Francisco-based Enemy Combatant Radio, on their biweekly show called In the Meantime. The show was an hour-long interview, focusing on cooperatives and capitalism, as well as Eggplant’s use of open-source software to facilitate social change. You can listend to the show from Odeo.

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