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Speakers in order of appearance:
- she has been writing about the revolution since before the beginning, starting with
- in September 2010. As editor/administrator of WL Central, she has created a community for activists around the world to provide a new hard news organization, covering only the news people require in order to govern themselves and working towards the Wikileaks model of scientific journalism. This is an ongoing project that is about to get a lot bigger, building off of everything learned in the last year.
A Canadian activist, she created Take the Square Canada and works with activists around the world to encourage and facilitate connection and communication for the revolution, both in Canada and around the world. She has been active in human rights and freedom of information for years.
Alexa O’Brien. In February of this year she founded usdayofrage.org, where alongside her friends, she pushed the edge of digital social media for scalable organization of civil disobedience and non-violent protest. usdayofrage.org was instrumental in the traditional and digital organization of the original September 17 action in 5 American cities, including Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Oregon, and New York, and built trusted networks that spread #occupywallstreet virally across the United States.
Since January 2011, she has covered the WikiLeaks release of US State Department Cables, JTTF memoranda known as the ‘GTMO files’, and revolutions across Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, and Yemen. She has interviewed preeminent US foreign policy expert on the Cambodia cables, and published hours of interview with former GTMO guards, detainees, defense lawyers, and human rights activists, as well as WikiLeaks media partners, including Andy Worthington, GTMO historian and author, and Atanas Tchobanov, Balkanleaks’ spokesman and co-editor of Bivol.bg.
Pedro Noel and Santiago Carrion Writers and activists currently participating in various online and offline projects. Their main focus of work has been the coverage of human rights, corporate abuse and transparency issues born from the Wikileaks releases, including the Arab Spring and it’s spread to Europe.
Since they are currently based in Madrid, Spain, they became actively engaged in the peaceful uprising that took place on the 15th of May. They did this not only by providing first-hand information and analysis in English, concieved for an international audience, but also by organizing and spreading tools for communication between occupations and assemblies. Recently they have participated in the organization of the Takethesquare.net infrastructure for camp communication, as well as on the task-force for the 15october.net global protest