FDL Book Salon Welcomes Micah Sifry, Wikileaks And The Age Of Transparency

By: Saturday March 5, 2011 1:59 pm

Micah Sifry’s been out in front of the new developments in transparency and media for quite a while. His work with the Personal Democracy Forum and his writing at techPresident continue to chronicle the ways technology leads to major changes in American democracy.

Now Micah has written a fascinating book, Wikileaks and the Age of Transparency. Particularly timely as we watch both Bradley Manning’s prosecution and the immense changes in North Africa and the Middle East, Sifry not only talks about Manning, Assange and the release of both the Collateral Murder video and the state department cables – but tells the bigger story of old closed hierarchical systems being overtaken by open, lateral relationships.

Learning from Egyptian Activists

By: Sunday February 13, 2011 6:00 pm

Here at home, we should be studying these activists, learning from them and their organizing strategies, for, as Micah Sifry noted today on twitter: “Egypt shows what might have happened had the young people who supported Obama used the internet to empower themselves instead of him.” If we pay attention, maybe we will have a second chance, maybe we will find our voices and join them.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Greg Mitchell, The Age of WikiLeaks

By: Thursday February 3, 2011 12:30 pm

Join host emptywheel as she chats with author Greg Mitchell about his new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond). Mr. Mitchell runs an ongoing blog on the WikiLeak cables at The Nation.

Can the Internet Fix Politics?

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 1:45 pm

I appreciated the opportunity to speak on today’s topic at Personal Democracy Forum 2010: “Can the internet fix politics?” Which raises the obvious question – who broke it?

Let me mention here what an honor it is to follow Newt Gingrich…

Join Me and Cory Booker, Dan Ellsberg, Craig Newmark & Newt Gingrich at PDF

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 8:40 am

Join Jane at Personal Democracy Forum this week where she will be a keynote speaker Thursday morning. Registration closes at 1pm ET today. You can get $100 off by registering here and using the code FIREDOGLAKE.

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