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Libertarian Calendar for October (continuously updated)

21 Oct
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October 24

FSF Seminar – A New FCC or the Same Old, Same Old?
The National Press Club, 
11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.  

  
The Free State Foundation will hold a lunch seminar titled, “A New FCC or the Same Old, Same Old?” on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the National Press Club.

With Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly likely to arrive shortly as the new FCC Chairman and Commissioner, the FCC will be back to its full five-member complement. With a newly reconstituted FCC in place, and with ongoing dramatic changes in the communications and Internet marketplace occurring almost daily, this program will explore questions such as: Should we expect to see long-overdue institutional reforms at the FCC? What specifically should be done, if anything, to reorient the agency consistent with the dramatic marketplace and technological changes? What reforms can be implemented without congressional action? If congressional action is needed, are there measures short of a comprehensive overhaul of the Communications Act that should be enacted more quickly?

This Free State Foundation seminar will explore these questions – and more!

  

You may order FSF’s latest book, Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age: The Next Five Years, from Amazon here, from Barnes & Noble here, or from Carolina Academic Press here
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October 25
Washington DC
Lunch with Gary Johnson
  • Greetings Lover of Liberty!!

    The Our America Initiative is pleased to announce that our Honorary Chairman & 2012 Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson is returning to Washington for a special weekend of celebration and support for the message of economic liberty and personal freedom in a part of the country where very little of it exists.

    You are invited to join Gary to discuss the Our America Initiative – the ONLY national grassroots movement promoting both fiscal responsibility and social acceptance. From chairing state initiatives for “guns rights, equal marriage & pot legalization” as Michael Barone wrote about the majorities in favor of these personal rights, to running national PR campaigns against the scandals at the NSA, IRS and overseas interventions, OAI is redefining the liberty movement and taking advice from individuals like yourself on our next action.

    ACT NOW!!! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

    Date: Friday, October 25, 2013
    Time: Noon-2 pm EDT
    Cost: $150 per person
    RSVP by: 10/20/2013
    (Limited seating)

    To RSVP please contact Charles Frohman
    CharlesFrohman@OurAmericaInitiative.com
    202-258-8027 or on the Facebook Invite.

    Daily Grill
    1200 18th Street NW, (18th & M)
    Washington, DC 20036

    The OUR America Initiative is a 501(c)(4) political advocacy committee and may receive unlimited donations from both individual and corporate donors.

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October 25
Washington DC
Libertarian Halloween Party 

SEE RSVP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!

Liberty Halloween party! Come celebrate October’s holiday with Terra Eclipse at our brand new and super amazing private event space, The Loft at 600 F!

Costumes encouraged! Music, beer, wine, flying shark, and pizza provided. Also a really fun time with fun people.

Feel free to invite your friends.

The Loft is located on the 3rd Floor of 600 F St. NW across from the Verizon Center.

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RSVP on Facebook if you wish BUT PLEASE ALSO RSVP HERE: http://halloween.loft600f.com/

PLEASE RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, OCT 23.

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October 26
Washington DC
Union Station/Columbus Circle
Noon
Right now the NSA is spying on everyone’s personal communications, and they’re operating without any meaningful oversight. Since the Snowden leaks started, more than 571,000 people from all walks of life have signed the StopWatching.us petition telling the U.S. Congress that we want them to rein in the NSA.
On October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the US Patriot Act, we’re taking the next step and holding the largest rally yet against NSA surveillance. We’ll be handing the half-million petitions to Congress to remind them that they work for us — and we won’t tolerate mass surveillance any longer.

Who we are

StopWatching.us is a coalition of more than 100 public advocacy organizations and companies from across the political spectrum. We came together in June 2013 to demand the U.S. Congress investigate the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs. Go here to read our letter to U.S. Congress demanding accountability and reform.
Members of the StopWatching.us coalition include:

PUBLIC ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS:

INDIVIDUALS:

Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web
Daniel Ellsberg
Whistleblower of the Pentagon Papers, Author
Gabriella Coleman
Author and academic
Glenn Greenwald
Journalist and lawyer
Ai Weiwei
Chinese artist and activist
Xeni Jardin
Journalist and founding partner of Boing Boing
Eli Pariser
Founder, Upworthy
Wil Wheaton
Actor
Alexis Ohanian
Founder, Reddit
Anil Dash
Entrepreneur, technologist and writer

COMPANIES:

NEWS