Dave Segal

David's trying to figure out what to do with his life.

And I’m Off To Charlotte

I’m en route to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, where I’ll be doing a combination of work for Demand Progress, taking part in assorted progressive rabble-rousing, and hopefully blogging for RIFuture and the Daily Dose. Demand Progress’s efforts to secure Internet freedom language in the Republican platform were successful: Anybody abiding by the new platform […]

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The Race Is On: Who Will Be The Party Of The Net?

At Demand Progress we’ve just launched a public effort to compel the major parties to adopt Internet freedom planks as part of their party platforms.  You can click here to sign our petition to the people responsible for drafting platforms. It buttresses a behind-the-scenes effort we’ve been running for a few weeks, and we’re very hopeful about

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Right Now: Online Panel On Indefinite Detention (W Daniel Ellsberg)

Sorry for the late notice, but right now (6pm) there’s a panel discussion ongoing about the lawsuit Demand Progress is helping fund in opposition to the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act which seem to permit the military to detain citizens indefinitely without charge or trial. I’m on the panel along with several others

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Cyber-Security Vote This Week: Big Brother Comes Knocking

There’s a push for cyber-security legislation in Congress this week and we have a chance to pressure our lawmakers to make sure that the legislation respects privacy rights and internet freedom.   The House has already passed a bill, called CISPA, which had truly dreadful privacy implications:  It would have trumped all existing online privacy protections,

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Rock The Boat

(7.13) Ocean State Action, Rhode Island’s leading progressive activist organization, is hosting it’s annual Rock The Boat fundraiser this Friday evening at the East Providence Yacht Club. Please support their work and help them gear up for this fall’s elections.  .  (Student and low-income rates are available by request.) Join us for the 7th Annual

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Two Public Netroots Events (Weds) Evening

(6.6) Two Netroots kick-off events which are free and open to the public Wednesday night, June 6: From 6-8pm Working Rhode Island will be hosting a happy hour at the Convention Center.  Facebook invite is here. The Providence chapter of Drinking Liberally will be hosting a welcome party tomorrow night at 8pm for Netroots attendees, Rhode Island

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