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International Action Day “Freedom not fear – Stop the surveillance mania!” on 12 Sept 2009

http://freedomnotfear2009.org

"On 12. September 2009 we call for the 2nd International Action Day in as many capital cities as possible around the world to demonstrate against the total retention of telecommunication data and other instruments of surveillance.

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Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political

http://transformingpower.ca

«...Envisioning and creating a new world in the soil of the old is critical to building movements for change in a society where cynicism and fear are so widespread.This vision emerges not always from thinkers on the Left but also from a broad range of actors and thinkers from the *practioners of free software* who are creating horizontal networked economic models...» — via

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Free Culture Forum: Organization and Action - Barcelona, 29th October - 1st November 2009

http://fcforum.net

"Across the planet, people are recognizing the need for an international space to build and coordinate a global framework and common agenda for issues surrounding free culture and access to knowledge.

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Stallman Takes His Free-Software Crusade to Argentina

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com

"Two whirlwinds blew into Buenos Aires this week: the hundreds of Wikipedia supporters, editors and administrators here for their annual Wikimania conference, and the free-software activist Richard Stallman, who was in town as part of his never-ending tour of the globe to promote his cause..."

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Camping and Hacking at HAR2009

http://blogs.sun.com

"...HAR (Hacking At Random) is an international technology and security conference, with a strong free software, freedom of information political leaning [...] The issues addressed by these talks are not just technical, they have political implications for how we live [...] But HAR2009 was not just about talks. It was also about meeting people, talking, exchanging ideas.

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Dreaming of a peer to peer world

http://infochangeindia.org

"Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer Foundation, is one of those who believe in open spaces and creation without incentive. In this interview he talks about the Free Software and Wikipedia movements as pointers to a genuine change in the way we think, create and distribute goods.

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Richard Stallman: Is digital inclusion a good thing? How can we make sure it is?

http://www.itu.int

RMS: « Activities directed at “including” more people in the use of digital technology are predicated on the assumption that such inclusion is invariably a good thing. It appears so, when judged solely by immediate practical convenience.

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Draft Manifesto 2 « Pirate Party UK

http://piratepartyuk.wordpress.com

"We wish to change global legislation to facilitate the emerging information society, which is characterised by diversity and openness. We do this by requiring an increased level of respect for the citizens and their right to privacy, as well as reforms to copyright and patent law.

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David Bollier's unconventional wisdom (you can hear some tonight)

http://www.minnpost.com

"It's no secret that everything’s up for grabs in this brave new and rapidly unfurling world, but journalist/media critic/activist David Bollier has found himself ahead of the curve by going back to basics.In his new book 'Viral Spiral: How The Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own', Bollier expounds on the virtues of the "free culture" movement of the commons, which can best be descri

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Call for Participation: Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit

http://www.sandklef.com

"The Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS) is a meeting place for social change, focused on the future of free software and free society.

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Remixtures: an introduction for English-speaking readers

http://remixtures.com

"...I started Remixtures in the beginning of October 2006, a few months after I finished my master’s thesis about online activism and the (re)appropriation of technology for social goals.

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The IGF Success Story: Why Proprietary Software should be Prohibited!

http://www.webfoundation.org

"To understand the importance of a UN World Summit, one has to remember that they are held rarely; only when there is an issue of large societal impacts, such as women's rights in 1945, or global climate changes more recently.

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There is such a thing as peer money

http://www.justlol.net

"...peer production is about the social production of value, directly through social relations [...] For peer to peer self aggregation to occur, we need distributed infrastructures [...] Peer to peer is about non-rival goods that can be reproduced at marginal cost and abundantly.

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Hackers wanted! Scholarships available to coders who'll come to journalism and help save democracy

http://radar.oreilly.com

"...Journalism needs great hackers. Not just nerds, but programmers who care -- about the values of journalism and the power of a free press to hold government accountable. Luckily, hackers are a freedom-minded bunch. The free software movement is rooted in many of the same principals that guide journalism.

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David Bollier talk on 5/18 at NYU - History of Free Culture Movement

http://collectivecommunicationscampus.wordpress.com

"...David Bollier will speak about the themes of his new book, Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own (New Press)..."

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