Heather Marsh

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Heather Marsh
Heather Marsh at CubaConf 2016.png
Heather Marsh, Cuba, 2016
Occupation(s)Author, programmer
Known forHorizontal governance theory
Notable workBinding Chaos series

Heather Marsh is a philosopher, programmer and human rights activist. She is the author of the Binding Chaos series, a study of methods of mass collaboration.[1]

Internet and journalism[edit]

In 2015 Marsh began working on a data project with a goal of allowing global collaboration on research and information without control by a specific platform.[clarification needed] This is a continuation of her earlier project called the Global Square.[2][3][4]


Marsh has been a transparency activist associated with Guantanamo activism, primarily for Canadian POW Omar Khadr, and Anonymous activity, particularly human rights issues.[5][6][7][8] She has reported on and campaigned against human trafficking and violations committed by global resource corporations.[9]

She has written investigative reports and interviews on Canadian juvenile Omar Khadr, one of the youngest prisoners of Guantanamo Bay. She was the national spokesperson for the Free Omar Khadr group in Canada.[10]

She has reported on ritual killings in Gabon[11] and began a research project to map connections between the people responding to a fracking protest in New Brunswick.[12] She started the OpDeathEaters campaign with a goal of independent inquiries to investigate and a change in public discourse around human trafficking.[13][14] The opGabon and opDeatheaters campaigns were the subject of a book, Crime, Justice and Social Media by Australian criminologist Michael Salter which featured extensive interviews with her.[15]


  1. ^ "'Binding Chaos': a compassionate vision for a future society - ROAR Magazine". roarmag.org. December 12, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Knowles, Jamillah (February 22, 2012). "Outriders". BBC. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Cоциальная сеть "The Global Square" от движения "Occupy Wall Street" [The social network "The Global Square" from the movement "Occupy Wall Street"]. Massimo (in Russian). December 29, 2011. Archived from the original on June 5, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "Сеть оккупантам". Коммерсантъ (Citizen K) (in Russian). February 6, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  5. ^ Jeb Boone (May 6, 2013). "Myanmar: Anonymous rallies around Rohingya, prepares for online operation". GlobalPost. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "How Anonymous gamed Twitter to shed light on a hidden massacre". The Daily Dot.
  7. ^ Lorraine Murphy (December 11, 2015). "Anonymous challenges crisis in West Africa with OpGabon". The Daily Dot. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  8. ^ Jeb Boone (April 16, 2013). "OpGabon: Anonymous attacks Gabon government sites in protest of ritual killings". GlobalPost. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Mu 83: Podemos". Lavaca. December 18, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  10. ^ Sonya Rehman, The Diplomat. "Freeing Omar Khadr: An Interview with Guantanamo Bay Activists". The Diplomat.
  11. ^ Lorraine Murphy (November 29, 2013). "Anonymous' OpGabon returns ahead of Gabon's municipal elections". The Daily Dot. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "OpFrackOff: Anonymous pledges support to Canada anti-fracking protesters". GlobalPost.
  13. ^ Patrick McGuire (January 15, 2015). "Behind Anonymous's Operation to Reveal Britain's Elite Child-Rape Syndicate". VICE. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  14. ^ "Anonymous hackers turn fire on global paedophile menace". Telegraph.co.uk. January 23, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  15. ^ Michael Salter (October 12, 2012). Crime, Justice and Social Media. Routledge. ISBN 9781138919679.

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