Technology provides states the ability to engage in the mass surveillance of civic participation and activism. Unprecedented concentrations of power and wealth, corruption, and vested financial interests deepen inequality and prevent action from addressing global crises. As a result, the climate and ecological crisis may be irreversible by 2030. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated these trends, but it has also created unprecedented openings for progressive thinkers and activists to advance their missions, as governments and the public look for new ideas and solutions. Mutual aid is flourishing globally, as is public support for values of solidarity and compassion. Read more here.