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Citizen Scientists

http://www.demos.co.uk

"...It is time for scientists to reconnect their work and expertise with a wider role in society, to become Citizen Scientists [...] By doing science differently, these scientists and others like them are challenging assumptions about the why, the how and the what of twenty-first century science." — via Lionel Larqu

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The Law of the Commons - March 13, 2009 at Seattle University

http://nlgseattle.org

"In 2008, nations worldwide plundered their common wealth in an effort to bail out the prevailing economic order. It is a stark reminder that there could be other ways of doing things. It is an opportune time to reexamine the concept of the commons, perhaps as a parallel, if not an alternative to private property oriented social, political and legal systems..."

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Free Software at the 2009 World Social Forum in Belém, Brazil. Another World is Possible...

http://fm-sciences.org

"On January 26th and 27th, 2009, the Sciences and Democracy World Forum will be held in Belém (Brazil).

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Sustaining Free Culture in Social Justice and Environmental Online Communities

http://freeculture.org

"The following is a post from a guest, Ian Elwood, who has been involved in social justice movements for some time and has tried to bring the Free Software and Free Culture movements to them. We post it here because it expresses a voice in the discussion of free network services. Indymedia London recently considered questions very much like these. Ian Elwood’s thoughts follow..."

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Inside Networked Movements: Interview with Jeffrey Juris

http://www.revolutionbythebook.akpress.org

"...Both free software and wikis precisely reflect the kind of collaborative networking ethic that I explore in my book, and it should come as no surprise that so many radical or autonomous activists see their own struggles reflected in the struggle for free software or that so many contemporary activist collectives and projects use wikis- and the decentralized, collaborative editing process these

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The Free Software Movement not able to be heard at the the European Social Forum (ESF) in Malmö

http://www.thelocal.se

Free Software Foundation Europe: «... From September 17th to 21st 2008 the European Social Forum (ESF) is being held in Malmö, in the south of Sweden. More than 20 000 people are expected to participate in the forum, which is a meeting place for social movements in Europe.

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Towards a dialogue between scientists, civic groups and social movements in Brazil

http://fsm-science.org

"...Science, technology and social and economic interests are profoundly intertwined today, interacting and mutually influencing one another. Many movements that are struggling for changes now recognize that, unless these issues are taken up by many and various groups of citizens, it will not be possible to deal with the challenges of our times.

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