The Union of Benevolent Electrical Workers provides mutual support to anti-authoritarian groups making radical social change through direct involvement, connecting communities, and education. Specifically, UBEW focuses on
- Creating technical infrastructure for the local radical community, making the results of this development generally available for distribution to a wider community of radicals and activists,
- Educating people about responsible and sustainable uses of technology that work toward a better world, and
- Informing people about issues at the crossroads of technology and activism, privacy, surveillance, and liberatory politics.
UBEW has roots in the anarchist traditions of autonomy, cooperation, mutual aid, solidarity, and direct action. UBEW is a collectively-run, all-volunteer, non-profit organization, fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
From the hackbloc.org site whose tagline is “Exploit code, not people:”
Our mission is to research, create and disseminate information, tools, and tactics that empower people to use technology in a way that is liberating. We support and strengthen our local communities through education and action. We strive to learn from each other and focus our skills toward creative goals, to explore and research positive hacktivism, and to defend a free internet and free society!
We’re down with that.