Event: 5 NOV 2013 Million Mask March World Event

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Million Mask March is a world event held every year on November 5th.  Increasing in number, this year there are over 350 worldwide locations including Washington, DC, London, Sydney and many, many more.  In the spirit of Anonymous, Occupy and WikiLeaks, it is a call to unite whistleblowers, hacktivists, marchers and occupiers to defend humanity from political corruption.

International Business Times calls it the largest protest in the history of mankind.


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Million Mask March in the News

VOICE OF RUSSIA | One Million Masks , Expect Us – Anonymous | 17 OCT 2013

THE REBEL CORP.| To be in Washington, DC NOV 5 Near Anonomobile with Masks 

RT | Anonymous Plans Million Mask March on Washington | 8 OCT 2013

CBS | Million Mask March In The Works for National Mall on Guy Fawkes Day | 18 AUG 2013

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES | Largest Peaceful March in the History of Mankind | 17 SEP 2013

DENVER iJOURNAL | Anonymous Planning Masked March in Denver on Election Day| 10 JUL 2013

FORBES | WikiLeaks International Political Party | 30 JUN 2013

** Interesting Internal US Gov Correspondence re:  Occupy Washington, DC **

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Richard Stallman: LibrePlanet 2014: Calling all presenters, volunteers, and exhibitors

#Events, Software
Richard Stallman
Richard Stallman

LibrePlanet 2014: Calling all presenters, volunteers, and exhibitors

by Free Software Foundation — Published on Oct 18, 2013 04:50 PM

If you’re passionate about free software, the Free Software Foundation wants you to be a part of LibrePlanet 2014.

We’re excited to announce three new ways to get involved in next year’s conference: answer our Call for Sessions, apply to join our Exhibit Hall, or join our new Volunteer Committee. We are now accepting applications for each one of these exciting ways to be a part of this annual gathering for free software advocates, contributors, and users.

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LibrePlanet is the annual conference of the Free Software Foundation and will be held in March 2014 in Cambridge, MA. This year, the theme of LibrePlanet is “Free Software, Free Society.” How can free software protect journalists, whistleblowers, activists, and regular computer users from government and corporate surveillance? How can free software, or free software values like copyleft, community development, and transparency, be used by people fighting to create free societies around the world? What challenges are standing between us and our goal of free software ubiquity? With your help, we’ll tackle these questions and more at LibrePlanet 2014.

All associate members of the FSF may attend LibrePlanet gratis. Be sure to join our announcement list to be the first to know when the conference dates and venue are officially announced!

Call for Sessions

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Event: 30-31 OCT 13 NYC Power, Privacy, & the Internet [Free, Registration Required]


October 30, 2013 — October 31, 2013

Power, Privacy and the Internet

The Edward Snowden affair, and the willingness of the US government to violate the privacy of internet communications on a gigantic scale in the interests of national security, have propelled internet technologies to the center of our political, and civic concerns. There is growing concern about the threat to the privacy of the citizen posed by the unauthorized accumulation of internet-based information by private businesses for their own uses.

This conference will look at the role of the internet both as a vehicle of political and cultural dissent and, in the hands of the state, as a weapon of repression and control.

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Event: 21 OCT 13 Beverly Hills CA Law Enforcement Intelligence Units 20/20


Association Of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units

Is Proud To Host The LEIU 20/20 Again – October 21, 2013

What Can You Expect, And Why?

In law enforcement training rooms across the United States, procedural learning is emphasized to foster growth in our people. But in a changing world where crime continues to advance and become more intelligent, is this the best route to take?

Are there better ways to fuel growth and effectiveness in law enforcement?

Many believe a paradigm shift in training needs to occur. Hindsight, insight and foresight need to work collectively. On October 21, 2013, the LEIU 20/20 will once again provide a platform to create and stir changes toward this direction. Here, instructors will be free to challenge the old ways of doing things and embark on a path that leads to inspiration and new ideas.

20 instructors have been invited to speak 20 minutes or less to convey their message.  No long, drawn out presentations and, with so many topics, there is something for everyone. Ideas can change the world and inspiration comes to us from a variety of people and places.  When a collective group of professionals come together to share their experiences, passions and even untested ­ but promising ­ theories, a new form of learning takes place.

The LEIU 20/20 is an event you won’t want to miss.

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Event: 15 OCT 13 Brussels Falkvinge on Infopolicy

#Events, Crowd-Sourcing, Culture, Governance

Swarmwise Book Discussion In Brussels Next Week

Posted: 11 Oct 2013 05:01 AM PDT

Swarmwise exposition

Events: Next Tuesday, the leadership book Swarmwise will be featured in a book launch event in Brussels. Simon Wilson, the director of Edelman Brussels, will moderate a discussion between Joe Paluska and the author, yours truly. The event will be held at The Centre, Rue du Trône 4, 2nd floor, B-1000 Brussels at 12:30 on Tuesday October 15.

Joe Paluska, who is Global Technology Chair of Edelman, will provide his views on the author’s experiences and conclusions on cost-efficient leadership by empowering volunteers in an informal discusson. Paluska has more than 20 years of experience spanning public relations, public policy, journalism, and business affairs.

The event takes place at Edelman’s The Centre over lunch Tuesday. Register at Edelman to book your participation in the event.

(Oh, and there will also be copies of Swarmwise for sale for €10 each – less than half Amazon’s price.)

Event: 10-12 Oct 13 Rotterdam Hivos Open for Change


Triggers for change

10-13 October, Rotterdam NL

Open for Change is about new approaches to tackle the deep dividing lines in our societies. You can navigate your journey through the event along four programmatic lines:

  • Triggers for change
  • Tough dilemmas
  • Trial and error
  • Test the tools

At the Open for Change event, we bring together change makers from around the world to share their stories, experiences and tools. Together, we will uncover unusual perspectives and reflect on what has worked – and what hasn’t – to mobilize people to play part in the change they want to see.

Social change towards justice and prosperity cannot do without openness. Yet openness and democratic institutions are no guarantee in themselves for equality and social cohesion. Issues of identity, societal norms and the question of whose voice counts characterize deep polarizations in our societies, whether in the South or the North. While openness in itself would be of great benefit to those suffering from social taboos, such as in the sphere of sexuality, dividing lines continue to exist and need to be addressed differently.

Innovative approaches are not only necessary, they do exist, too. Together, we will uncover triggers for change, discuss the tough dilemmas we face and share what we’ve experienced through ‘trial and error’ – from different local perspectives.

At Open for Change, Hivos brings in partners and experiences from the Pluralism Knowledge Programme: an innovative collaboration between researchers and activists in India, Indonesia, Uganda, South Africa and the Netherlands, addressing issues of discrimination, polarization and unequal rights.

Every participant is warmly invited to share their own ideas on how to contribute to Open for Change. Please contact us and share your idea.

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Event: 23-27 OCT 13 San Jose, CA Science & Nonduality (SAND)



Nonduality is the philosophical, spiritual, and scientific understanding of non-separation and fundamental intrinsic oneness.


For thousand of years, through deep inner inquiry, philosophers and sages have came to the realization that there is only one substance and we are therefore all part of it. This substance can be called Awareness, Consciousness, Spirit, Advaita, Brahman, Tao, Nirvana or even God. It is constant, ever present, unchangeable and is the essence of all existence.

In the last century Western scientists are arriving at the same conclusion: The universe does indeed comprise of a single substance, presumably created during the Big Bang, and all sense of being – consciousness – subsequently arises from it. This realization has ontological implications for humanity: fundamentally we are individual expressions of a single entity, inextricably connected to one another, we are all drops of the same ocean.

Science and Nonduality is a journey, an exploration of the nature of awareness, the essence of life from which all arises and subsides.

Welcome on board!


What is nonduality, anyway?

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Event: InfoWarCon 2014


Winn Schwartau Brings Back InfowarCon

By: Anthony Kimery

Homeland Security Today, 09/25/2013

A highly anticipated annual event for many years in the Washington, DC area, the InfowarCon conference is being resurrected by its founder, long-time cybersecurity authority, Winn Schwartau, who launched the event in 1994.

Having recently re-acquired the successful conference after being encouraged to “notch it up” by military, government and security experts, Schwartau said in a statement announcing the re-launch of the symposium that “Over the last twenty years, we have barely inched forward in national security-related cyber security issues

“We’re losing in intellectual property theft, cybercrime, perception management and overall cyber defense,” Schwartau said, adding, “I want to return to the roots of InfowarCon. I want to re-make InfowarCon into a truly immersive experience; a compelling interactive ‘Show Me, Don’t Tell Me’ discussion. A congress that makes a difference in today’s world.”

Schwartau, who coined the term “electronic Pearl Harbor” in 1991, said in a statement that “We’re defending our country and its critical infrastructures against the past, not the future.”

In his ground breaking 1994 book, Information Warfare: Chaos on the Electronic Superhighway, Schwartau introduced cyberterrorism to the public.

Conference Chair Dan Kuehl said “For the better part of two decades, starting in the early 90s, InfowarCon has simply been the conference for Info Warriors. Attendees didn’t have to worry about technobabble, nor having to sit through slides being presented by senior officers who just learned how to spell IW.”

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Event: Online 1 October NATO ACT Innovation Hub Social Media VTC


cid:image002.png@01CE9281.89494540The Innovation Hub is happy to invite you to an
Open Videoconference
NATO Social Media User pilot Massive Online Course preparation
1 Oct, 9-10:30 am (New York time) 15:00-16:30 (Brussels time)

At this meeting the new NATO MOOC(*) draft concept will be discussed

(*) Massive Open Online Course

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Event: 23-27 OCT 13 Austria Elevate Open Everything

#Events, #OSE Open Source Everything
Anne Roth
Anne Roth


Wednesday, 23.Oct
Dom Im Berg
20:00-22:00 Opening Show: Elevate Open Everything?

Thursday, 24.Oct
Forum Stadtpark
12:00-13:00 Is an open society a free society?
13:30-15:30 Open Democracy
16:00-17:30 Open Source Economy
18:30-20:30 Open Everything?
21:00-23:00 Google and the World Brain (ES,UK/2013)

Marion Breitschopf
Marion Breitschopf

Friday, 25.Oct
Forum Stadtpark
09:30-11:30 Commons-based peer production
12:00-13:30 Linux, Apache, Firefox, Git, …
14:00-16:00 Knowledge is Power, Open Knowledge is Empowerment
17:00-19:00 Democratizing Networked Communication
20:00-22:00 Big Brother Awards Gala 2013

Claudia Garad
Claudia Garad

Saturday, 26. Oct
Forum Stadtpark
10:00-11:30 Me and My Shadow
12:00-14:00 Free Seeds for All!
15:00-17:00 Graz, Open City?
18:30-20:30 Self-determined Production
21:00-23:00 Terms and Conditions May Apply (US/2013)

Iga Niznek
Iga Niznek

Sunday, 27. Oct
Forum Stadtpark
10:00-12:00 Open Source for Seeds?
10:00-17:00 Open Elevate! Care to Share!
Dom Im Berg
15:00-17:00 ORF Dialogue Forum: Open Media
20:00-22:00 Elevate Awards Show

Ulli Klein Gelawi
Ulli Klein Gelawi

Anne Roth
Marion Breitschopf
Claudia Garád
Katrín Oddsdóttir
Iga Niznik
Ulli Klein