Around 8000 clients in Myanmar/Burma are connected the Tor network. This does not count the users connected by bridges to Tor.

In Briar all communication goes through Tor, to protect your identity.
To circumvent censorship, Briar gives you access to bridges in case Tor is blocked by your ISP.

In case of internet shutdown, Briar can use Bluetooth and WiFi to pass on messages to your contacts.

Learn more about Briar here:

While Briar could become a reliable option for you, never build your emergency communication around a single method of delivering messages.

Different messengers, will fulfill different needs.
Different methods of using them, will fulfill different needs.

Learn from the lessons anarchists learned, from defending their communities and the lands they belong to:

Skills for Revolutionary Survival: Communications Equipment for Rebels

@briar interesting but super #geekproblem what tools can be used widely beyond this tiny self intrest group? How can we build bridges to get outside ghettos?

@hamishcampbell There are many tools, that will fulfill different needs.
There's leaflets, newspaper, (pirate)radio, video platforms, neighborhood councils, indymedia/blogs and other radical media outlets...and they are important. There's no single tool you can use, to get all at once.
In order to get out of our silos, we need to reach into social spaces we haven't been before.
It is out of my scope what role Briar would/could play here.


Would you mind to expand on the thing? Briar tries to be as simple as possible to use - we're not there yet but on the right path I believe.

@briar you might find what your looking for by reading back here

Can Briar talk to normal XMPP apps/servers?


@hamishcampbell that are a lot of blog posts.
Any specific you can recommend?

@briar that's all blog posts with the #geekproblem hashtag if you scan through you can find what your looking for. Do you guys know people intrested in #indymediaback

@hamishcampbell @briar
some feedback:

>that's all blog posts with the #geekproblem hashtag if you scan through you can find what your looking for

I'm looking to an answer of what you try to tell me by stating "interesting but super #geekproblem". I can get my own interpretation, but I wanted yours without needing to read through 50+ blogposts.

> Do you guys know people intrested

I'm allergic to see addressing someone with "guys" without knowing their gender and I don't feel being addressed.

@hamishcampbell @briar
#indymediaback sounds interestig. What should I read to get a quick overview of the current state of debate.

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