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Pourquoi Riseup est nécessaire

Pouvez-vous compter sur un fournisseur commercial de courrier électronique pour la confidentialité de vos communications sensibles ? Non seulement ils parcourent et enregistrent typiquement le contenu de vos messages pour une large variété d’objectifs, mais ils concèdent aussi aux demandes des gouvernements qui limitent la liberté numérique, et échouent de fait à avoir des politiques strictes quant à la vie privée de leurs utilisateurs. Sans même les mentionner, leurs intérêts évidemment commerciaux sont en opposition avec ce que nous faisons. Les gouvernements américains pratiquent le “full pipe monitoring”, soit la surveillance généralisée d’une banque d’IPs, et la cartographie des associations, ce qui leur donne la capacité de construire une carte détaillée de l’organisation de nos mouvements sociaux. Encore pire, ceci leur donne des informations précises sur les liens qui devraient être perturbés pour fragiliser la mise en place de grands mouvements sociaux.

Nous croyons qu’il est essentiel que l’infrastructure de communication soit contrôlée par des organisations des mouvements sociaux et non pas par des sociétés commerciales ou le(s) gouvernement(s).

Nous nous efforçons de garder vos mails aussi sécurisés et privés que nous le pouvons. Nous n’enregistrons pas votre adresse IP. (La plupart des services gardent les journaux détaillés de chaque machine qui se connecte aux serveurs. Nous gardons seulement les informations qui ne peuvent pas être utilisées pour identifier votre machine). Toutes vos données, y compris votre courrier, sont stockées par riseup.net de manière chiffrée. Nous travaillons dur pour garder nos serveurs sécurisés et bien défendus contre n’importe quelle attaque malveillante. Nous ne partageons aucune des données de nos utilisatrices et utilisateurs, avec personne. Nous nous battrons activement avec n’importe quelle tentative pour citer ou pour acquérir autrement n’importe quelles informations ou registres d’activité. Nous ne lirons pas, ne fouillerons, ou ne traiterons aucun de vos courriers entrant ou sortant, autrement que de manière automatique pour vous protéger des virus et des spams, ou lorsque vous nous le demanderez pour régler un problème.

Les buts de Riseup

Le collectif Riseup est un organisme autonome basé à Seattle avec des membres dans le monde entier. Notre but est d’aider à la création d’une société libre, un monde avec l’insouciance et la liberté d’expression, un monde sans oppression ou hiérarchie, où le pouvoir est partagé de manière égalitaire. Nous réalisons ceci en fournissant la communication et des ressources informatiques aux alliéEs engagéEs dans les luttes contre le capitalisme et les autres formes d’oppression.

Nous valorisons, soutenons et nous engageons dans des luttes pour la libération humaine, le traitement éthique des animaux et la durabilité écologique. Nous joignons le combat pour la liberté et l’autodétermination de tous les groupes opprimés. Nous nous opposons à toutes les formes de préjugé, d’autoritarisme et d’avant-gardisme.

Nous nous organisons sur la base de l’autonomie, l’aide mutuelle, le partage de ressources, la connaissance participative, le plaidoyer social, le travail contre les oppressions, la création communautaire et la sécurisation des communications.

Nous travaillons à créer la révolution et une société libre dans le présent en construisant l’infrastructure de communication alternative conçue pour nous opposer et remplacer le système dominant.

Nous promouvons la propriété collective et le contrôle démocratique des informations, des idées, de la technologie et des moyens de communication.

Nous encourageons les organisations et individuEs à utiliser la technologie dans les luttes pour leur libération. Nous travaillons pour soutenir chacunE à surmonter l’oppression systémique incorporée dans l’utilisation et le développement des technologies.

Meet the Collective

Black-collared Jay (Cyanolyca armillata)
The black-collared jay has spent most of his life documenting the new generation of grassroot activism in pacific south america. He likes to learn new things, including computer related stuff, which is why he is able to help with riseup’s tech work. The jay is known for being a rabbit friendly bird, skeptical about mobile design trends and for disliking to write names with capital letters. He avoids technologies that use jewelry names.

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Waxwing is a revolutionary hacker and critic of late capitalism. Although deeply skeptical of technology, Waxwing has spent much of his life in a quixotic attempt to use technology for liberation. When not pecking away at the keyboard, Waxwing eats juniper berries, goes on long urban hikes flights, and plays with his adorable hatchlings.

Colibrí Jacobina (Florisuga mellivora)
Originally from the most dangerous neighborhoods of Santiago de Chile, Colibrí Jacobina has left her hometown in order to live a life without an address. A light blue strip crosses her well-maintained feathers and while she is dedicated to reading and writing in absolute tranquility, she doesn’t hesitate to use her abilities and radical spirit to fight rich people, men, meat eaters, fascists, monogamy, and the police. You can find her in Riseup forming alliances with other organizations and arguing eloquently that autonomous infrastructure is the only thing that is going to save us from this neoliberal and hyper-surveilled internet that we inhabit.

Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
The Eurasian Blue Tit is easily recognizable by its blue plumage, but various authorities dispute their scientific classification. While studying, it traveled through Europe to counter summits, social forums and the like. After university it was looking for a communal roosting in the web. So it started to work on we.riseup.net. A few years ago it stopped migrating and now nests in a small town commune.

Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
Roadrunner is a long-legged, ground foraging bird in the cuckoo family. Originally indigenous to the North American Southwest, this specimen is currently enjoying being out of the desert and soaking up the moisture of Cascadia. He spends his days as an anarchist hacker, Debian developer, and dad. Around Riseup headquarters, it is commonly known that Roadrunner is a beast with hardware.

Feral Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
Pigeon has been pecking along the sidelines of the Riseup collective since the beginning, and finally joined Riseup a couple of years ago. She is not a geek, but finds them strangely fascinating. When not working on the newsletter or approving lists and emails, she is a social worker, a young adult scifi writer, and an egalitarian community enthusiast. She believes the future is unwritten, and everyday we write the book.

Rook (Corvus frugilegus)
Rook stands in the corner, and works on a strong defense. Although Rook’s home is typically eurasia, Rook has mostly lived in the Pacific Northwest, although there were several periods of time spent home working. Rook helps make tools that other birds use to hack at the intersections of kyriarchy, from cissexism and heterosexism to racism, in the world at large and within the social justice movement itself. Rooks voice often seems harsh to many, and so tends not to speak up much. Rook likes to eat fresh veggies, so grows many.

Snow Owl (Bubo scandiacus)
The Snow Owl sits perched high on an icy branch, peering from afar at the insides of Riseup machines to find little bugs to snack on. He helped start Riseup when living in Seattle because he was dismayed by all the activists who showed up to shut down the WTO with their hotmail and yahoo accounts. He works hard keeping Riseup servers running, the network fast, and the spam from polluting your inbox. His other activities include reading and writing books, and winning strange and puzzling awards. He helped build the technical infrastructure for Indymedia, and currently contributes by maintaining some small pieces. Snow Owl is also one of the nicest people on the planet.

Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica)
Sunbird has called the Pacific Northwest home since 1998, but took a hiatus from the United States for two years, living abroad in Lahore, Pakistan where he studied Urdu and volunteered for the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. For his day job, he is a legal worker focused on protecting the rights of immigrants and refugees. Sunbird also has a strong interest in internet law as it relates to privacy and freedom of expression. He joined the Riseup collective because it is essential for activists to have communication tools that we can trust. You may find Sunbird on IRC, answering your help tickets, struggling to learn Debian and dreaming about a future free of AOL. Sunbird’s gpg key ID is 0xD45523676ED610B7, available from your local keyserver.


Arara (Ara macao)
Arara is a young geek from Southern America. His interests range from applied math, computing theory, programming, free software and hacking in general to collaboration, virtual and real self-managed communities, politics, economy, social movements, anarchist theory and how the hell we are going to get the world out of this shithole it is in right now.

Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii)
Blue-footed booby loves fermented foods and anarchist action movies from Germany. In recent years, he has learned applied statistics on the mean streets of Seattle, and now he is making important calculations of when precisely the riseup list server will explode.

Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis, small bird of the thornbushes)
Catbird perches behind foliage, singing the day away. Catbird likes to sing to GNU/Linux servers, mostly in Perl or Ruby. Catbird enjoys challenging gender stereotypes and is not afraid to invite some feminine energy into tech work.

Gadfly Petrel (Pterodroma)
Gadfly Petrel works to bring about communications policies and systems that are based on human needs not corporate profits. She thinks that there is no technical solution but that technology can be useful if used in moderation. Though a seabird, she has migrated inland to study and teach journalism and communications, hopefully inspiring new generations of gadflies. Other interests include cooperative living, urban gardening and Captain Beefheart. She’s also a firm believer in mutual aid and loves jokes about pirates.

Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris)
Starling is a migratory bird with stars on his wings and a feisty cry. He works on developing Riseup software and keeping people accountable and on task. Starling is interested in building movement infrastructure, tactics, and strategies for the long-haul. Starling is equally comfortable plucking eyeballs from skulls as defecating from on high.

Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata)
Tufted Puffin is medium sized sea bird and a member of the Riseup collective. She nests in Seattle, which is pretty far south for a tufted puffin. Tufted Puffin spends much of her time in front of a computer, using flashy interfaces like pine, but she likes to go outside too. She gets around by biking or swimming with wings which have adapted to offer her a flying technique while underwater. Tufted Puffin appreciates learning tech skills from Riseup and other radical tech projects and, more importantly, helping to build alternative infrastructures.