“My friend Malkia Cyril is a radical in the truest sense of the word.”
That’s Edward Snowden, in WIRED, praising our founder and executive director as one of the 25 visionaries who will shape the next 25 years in this country. In his essay, the NSA whistle-blower also celebrates the Center for Media Justice and the Media Action Grassroots Network—specifically for our fight to ensure the digital security of poor people of color!
This is an extraordinary honor that reaffirms our commitment to racial and economic equity in a digital age. But in the face of rising authoritarianism, we need your help to keep up the fight.
Snowden goes on to write of our fearless leader: “Malkia’s radical lesson is about the nature of rights: The best way to protect somebody is to protect everybody—especially the most vulnerable among us.” Which is why we’re focused on everything from challenging the surveillance of Black activists online to preserving our right to digital dissent through net neutrality. The battles are expansive, but we can win. Because we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.