January 21, 2012 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Jacob Appelbaum, independent computer security researcher and hacker, will be visiting Australia soon, with one item on his schedule being a ‘War on the Internet’ event, scheduled for 21 January, 2012 at Trades Hall, Melbourne between 3pm and 5pm. Supported by the Australian Greens Party and Electronic Frontiers Australia, the event will have speakers “challenging gatekeepers and proposing alternatives to the weaponisation of cyberspace.”
Other speakers at the event include author and researcher Bernard Keane, author and researcher on whistleblowing Suelette Dreyfuss, and Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam.
More information here, Facebook event here
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February 20, 2010
Operation Titstorm will hit the streets of Australian cities in a “peaceful protest” against mandatory internet censorship this Saturday.
Dubbed ‘Project Freeweb‘, the protest is organised by members of hacker group Anonymous, which took credit for last week’s prolonged DDoS attack on Australian Government websites.
also see itnews, and open internet
November 18, 2009 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gabriel Kuhn, an Austrian-born and Sweden-based writer and translator, has been involved in various radical publishing projects for twenty years and will discuss some of the key questions radical publishers and authors are facing today
Loophole Community Centre, Thornbury
The Age is running a story of political censorship in Melbourne. Economy of Movement (A Piece of Palestine) is part of a new exhibition, Resisting Subversion of Subversive Resistance, in Campbell Arcade beneath Flinders Street. View Van’s website here: www.van-thanh-rudd.net