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Monday, March 10 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Future of Direct Activism in the Digital Age

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Climbing a smokestack or chaining yourself to a tree is so 20th century (though still awesome!). What can civil disobedience and non-violent direct action look like online?

With examples from Aaron Swartz's freeing of information to a whistleblower like Edward Snowden to Anonymous-style hacking, we'll examine the following questions:

-- How does civil disobedience translate online?
-- What are current examples of civil disobedience and non-violent direct action happening online?
-- Molly Sauter (a panelist), has classified online civil disobedience into three categories: disruption, information distribution, and infrastructure. Are there tactics that exist outside of those categories?
-- How can we plan and organize civil disobedience online, given what we know about government and corporate monitoring of our communications?
-- How are our targets different for online direct action than offline direct action?


Shahid Buttar

Executive Director, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
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Molly Sauter

Doctoral student, McGill University
Molly Sauter is a doctoral student in Communication Studies at McGill University in Montreal, as well as a research affiliate at the Center for Civic Media at MIT and the Berkman Center at Harvard University. She studies online activism, depictions of technology in the media, and... Read More →
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Benjamin Simon

Mobilisation Campaigner, Greenpeace USA
Ben Simon is a Mobilisation Campaigner and Senior Strategist with the Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace. Simon was director of new media campaigns for Organizing for America and the Democratic National Committee. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he built a grassroots fundraising program... Read More →

Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman

Founder and Executive Director, SumOfUs
Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman is the Founder and Executive Director of SumOfUs.org, a new global movement for corporate accountability. She has run online organizing programs on four continents and globally, including at Avaaz.org, GetUp.org.au, and the Alliance for Climate Protection... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 9ABC Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez Street

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