anakata - More than a Hero!

Meelis will give an overview of the lessons he has learned from the Free Anakata campaign so far, and Robert will announce and describe ongoing preparations of a documentary movie about anakata's imprisonment and ongoing trials. The potentialities of file-sharing merging into cryptographic currency protocols will also be discussed. Main keywords: education, P2P, and hacktivism, as tools that the Pirate movement must put into use.

Meelis Kaldalu, Robert Julius Blokker / Revolution
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Euro: Fundamental reforms instead of fix packs!

If we do not get the Euro crisis under control, then the current problems will only be the prelude to a chronic crisis. The euro, which should strengthen the integration of Europe could, might tear Europe apart. The envisaged and initiated measures to overcome the euro crisis are “fix packs”, and do not really tackle the real problems. In the talk, new aspects and ideas are presented, how through fundamental reforms a monetary system could be created, that serves the people and the real economy - and not primarily the financial markets. Remark: The German Pirate Party has a very active group, which deals with the monetary systems and financial policy. http://goo.gl/otCpw4 Wiki-link to details of the presentation: http://goo.gl/AaNh2y A subtitle of the talk could be : Stops the dismantling of democracy by the financial markets

Arne Pfeilsticker / Revolution
Day 1 at 15:45

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Free software for a free democracy

Agoravoting.com is a free software project for liquid and direct democracy. It offers encryption and verification of the users. It is being used by the Spanish Pirates and several other parties and organizations. https://agoravoting.com. Recently the project reached an important milestone, one member of the Spanish parliament lent his seat to the citizens for the voting of the Spanish "Transparency Law" and later for the Electrical Reform Law (http://congresotransparente.com http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/11/joan-baldovi-spain-transparency-bill). New projects are on the pipeline. We will present the trajectory of the project and open a debate for ideas and problems around getting this new decision taking and voting systems to the people.

Luis Cuerdo, Pablo Segundo García / Revolution
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GlobaLeaks brings whistleblowing everywhere

GlobaLeaks is a secure and free whistleblowing platform. Since 2011 has been helping initiatives that want to Solicit Whistleblowers for public interests purposes. GlobaLeaks 2.0 has been released on May 2013 with more than 10 initiatives using it. It focus on simplifying the deployment, being fully configurable via web, still maintaining high security standard in Tor darknet and fully encrypted flows. GlobaLeaks is just the software inside a larger political and organization vision, involving transparency, editorial policies, security, advocacy, promotion, seeking the Truth and more. During this talk, one of the GlobaLeaks coders, Claudio Agosti, want to give an overview of current functionalities, showcase of different uses of globaleaks and clarification on the steps required to setup an initiative involving anonymous whistleblowing.

Claudio Agosti / Revolution
Day 2 at 14:00

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Make Ourselves a GNU Internet

The past year has been a rollercoaster for us, moving out of the fringe of the paranoids into the spotlight of the purveyors of reasonably secure solutions. #youbroketheinternet is an initiative to foster and form an architecture that implements a parallel private internet and cuts out the middle man. By addressing the most difficult of use cases being scalable social communications and data exchanges, we aim to foster a comprehensive solution for privacy, scalability and usability. The new Internet stack is supposed to provide actual intimacy when exchanging mail, messaging and telephony but also be confidential for conferencing and social networking. The Secrecy of Correspondence isn't just a fundamental right, it's an essential requirement for a fully functional democracy. Yet in the past twenty years, by slowly migrating our habits towards e-mail and SMS, humanity has corroded one of the foundations of liberty on a worldwide scale. #youbroketheinternet aims to bundle technologies that recreate this basic foundation of liberty. #youbroketheinternet organizes meetings and collaboration of software projects that implement these missing services and promote their large scale adoption. A substantial number of projects already exist that purport to fulfill these goals. We have placed them on a common architectural map. Each of them provides some pieces of the challenge, to deliver a complete solution with regards to privacy, scalability and usability. Therefore, #youbroketheinternet will not be yet another project to build the ideal system from scratch, but rather it will integrate, re-use, and motivate existing projects to work towards the common goal of providing an alternative Internet protocol stack. Yet, there is a difference to several similarly sounding projects: By requiring the protection of the social graph an absolute requirement, we find ourselves looking at technologies that implement obfuscated public-key based routing and end-to-end cryptography by default. I will go very deep into technical details.

carlo von lynX / Revolution
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Representative Democracy is a Bitch – or could it be turned into a completely different animal after all?

Representative Democracy as it is practiced today is outdated and needs to be adapted to the modern age, if it should be more than just democratic theatre. The main issues that need to be addressed are to allow people to participate more than just making a cross every few years, taking all and not only corporate interests into account and being transparent about the whole law-making process. I want to present a model of representative democracy to address those needs which will, among others, feature liquid votes, votes for Parliamentarians by topic, different voting weights for Parliamentarians, expert decision-making committees, representation of many different groups in Parliament and its Committees, changing majorities instead of stable coalitions, completely transparent decision-making of Parliamentarians and direct elections and deselections of ministers and heads of state. Representative democracy needs to be supplemented by democratic processes which allow for the direct participation and decision-making of all people. This should work top-down as well as botton-up: Parliament will need the people to accept major reforms, especially if they concern constitutional matters. The people may initiate laws and push them through, if they gain enough support. I will present how exactly this new system could work, where the advantages and disadvantages lie and I am looking forward to your input to improve or reject my model on reforming democracy.

Martina Pöser / Revolution
Day 1 at 16:50

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The ACTA week in Poland: An inspirational story.

This presentation covers events leading up to the rejection of the ACTA treaty in Poland, including country-wide street demonstrations. Presented by Marcin Cieślak of Internet Society Poland, a first-hand witness of most of the events described. I would like to share our passion we've had during that time and to inspire others to do similar things in the future.

Marcin Cieślak / Revolution
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The common consumption tax system

Imagine that it is income, and all have it! By a general income tax and social delivery to 50 % beneath the today´s EU VAT to 19% and reduced 7%, it is possible in Germany to provide needy sections of the population an existence-protecting basic income.By general taxing consumption instead of the present general collection of income tax and social security contributions unconditional payment of a basic income to the population in addition to a no-cost health care is possible. For Germany I have designed the common consumption tax system, which leaves the individual purchasing power and product prices at the same level and is introduceable any time.The financing of an unconditional basic income can be improved if the exemptions and reductions of the EU VAT system policy disappear, so that the economic cycles of each Member State or the whole EU are closed.

Verena Nedden / Revolution
Day 2 at 14:00

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The democratisation of the world: Do we need a global parliament?

The idea of a world parliament has already been suggested in the 1920s by the League of Nations, the predecessor of the United Nations (UN). Since the creation of the UN this idea has lived on under the name of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA). During the past several years, support for a UNPA appears to have grown notably, due to a strong campaign and possibly the increased awareness of the undemocratic nature of the UN and, probably even more, world governance in general. Global problems cannot be solved by local governments. Therefore, democratisation is needed on a global scale, now more than ever. Policies important for the world citizens concern, for instance, human rights and climate change. These policies are now decided by multinational corporations (both through lobbying and more direct). This is no plea against global governance bodies. However, we must make certain that any supranational body deciding on global issues is democratic. One approach to democratise globalisation is through a world parliament. Ideally, in such a system the parliament would represent the citizens and the representatives can be held accountable for their actions. However, a general critique to this theory is that no parliamentary democracy is truly democratic. In a parliamentary democracy people must generally turn over their vote to a party, loosing their control over what happens in politics and hence society. Other criticism includes that we want every world citizen to participate, but that would be difficult with undemocratic countries. Whether the solution to the problem of an undemocratic world should be mediated by a world parliament, e.g. under the umbrella of the UN, is the discussion at hand. I will argue that we do need something like a UNPA, though it needs to be set up differently than our average parliament. By voting once every four years we effectively loose our vote. At any time we, the citizens of the world, must be able to withdraw our mandate and give it to someone else, or decide ourselves on the matter at hand. Here direct and liquid democracy, and sociocracy may be tools that can help us shape such a system. Whatever method we decide to use, we must make the people govern the world.

Marco van Hulten / Revolution
Day 2 at 11:45

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The shortest presentation of the Pirate Party, 60 seconds... Can it help?

The development of a accessible and straightforward political tool kit, enabling a clear and concise communication around the identity, the values, the vision and the programs of the Pirate Party. A practical and concrete feedback session of the work conducted by the Swiss Pirate Party and its sections.

Guillaume Saouli / Revolution
Day 2 at 11:00

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To the ECI and beyond! Can Europeans take their destiny into their own hands?

On the first of April 2012 the European Citizens' Initiative was finally launched, after years of negotiations between the European institutions. For the first time, citizens could directly influence European decision-making, at least that was the idea. Unfortunately, the ECI had to deal with many hurdles - very high quora, many technical problems with the online signature software and some initiatives' registration were refused. Nearly two years after the launch, some of these problems have been solved, but many remain. In our presentation, we will go through the history of the ECI, describe the modifications civil society managed to force upon legislators to improve the ECI, future modifications necessary for a truly empowering instrument and other ways citizens can directly influence European decision-making.

Gilles Bordelais, Jerry Weyer / Revolution
Day 1 at 15:00

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Towards a Vision for Societal Evolution What Vision does the Pirateparty offer to Society

In this session we want to work on a visionary view of a world worth living in - capable to inspire our movement even more. In our times this can not be an exact picture of how it should be, but must be the vision of a framework that enables us to build this future together utilizing our full potential. Why a vision is of upmost importance: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said: “If you want to build a ship, don't … assign tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Every human behaviour is driven by a (mostly unconsciouss) vison of how it shall become to be. There are two possibilities: - It should be NOT like it is now (protest motivation) or - an imagination HOW IT SHOULD BE instead (constructive motivation). Both motivations are needed. In the struggle for a better society mostly the first, the 'how it should NOT be' is the initiator and driver of the movement. Without a beforehand comitted constructive vision - the revolution gorges its children. Often even before the revolution begins … So what kind of world, what kind of behaviour in this world, what kind of structure to ensure freedom and a healthy society exactly do we want? If we ask people, we would get all kinds of different answers contentwise. In this regard the vision work for future societies must come as 'meta-vision', i.e. it's not about specific contents but a structural concept. We need to develop framework conditions that allow every individual to be able to contribute and help to evolve a fair, free, creative and sustainable society.

Robert Stein-Holzheim / Revolution
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What Pirate Parties can do that other parties can not ?

Exploring contributions from new ways of thinking (for instance Senge, Rheingold, Morin), I will argue that Pirate Parties are working out (and should continue to) a successful development design, based on both start up and multinational companies’ strategies. Some focus will occure concerning multilingualism’s importance to enhance creativity.

Didier Urschitz / Revolution
Day 2 at 15:45

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Why political parties shouldn't exist in a digital world - how to take what was the best in ancient Athens democracy and make it our future.

Democracy from its beginning in ancient Greece and especially Athens till contemporary American plutocracy. Why people should make decisions – short about direct democracy. Sham differences between society in ancient times and nowadays (especially about population quantity) and other excuses from giving power back to people and society. Why politicians have to lie to keep power and what we can make with it. The power of information, PR and polls. Which way is the future – how to make a roadmap for society from now to direct-liquid democracy within Europe and why we all as a pirates shall be an example for others. And everything in quite fast presentation based on my workshops during Youth Weimar Triangle meeting http://www.ibb-d.de/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf-2013/Aufruf_Demokratie20-2013.pdf

Radek Pietroń / Revolution
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Your smartphone - a spy in the pocket?

An introduction to the dark side of our daily companions and how to keep calm. As GSM research has become feasible with the use of pure Free/Open Source Software, several new attack vectors attracted public attention during the last years. Furthermore, recent disclosures have shown that the NSA is interested in the personal data transmitted to advertising providers. An overview of the current situation, with insights to my own findings in the scope of my bachelor thesis on building a GSM network and performing malware analysis on GPRS.

Denis Simonet / Revolution
Day 2 at 11:45

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