Born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in 1988, I’ve started my academic career at the faculty of philosophy at the Saint-Petersburg State University, working on the concepts of “chaos” and “miracles” (from 2005 to 2010). In 2008-2010 I was studying political sociology at the French University College (CUF) where I won a scholarship to make my Master research in Paris, at the University Paris 5. I got my Master degree in 2011 and spent one year in my native city, taking part in the anti-Putin movement and making a fieldwork about the usage of mobile applications by russian activists. In summer 2012 I’ve got a scholarship for PhD studies and entered the Center of Sociology of Innovations (MinesParisTech), famous for its actor-network approach. At the CSI I am studying the process of social and technical innovation experimented and deployed within several arenes of mobilization in Russia, France and Canada and I am especially focusing on the practices of usage of mobile applications as tools of citizen counterpower, citizen expertise and control over the public services.
Alan Wilson Watts was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.
Michael Parenti is an American political writer, historian, and culture critic who writes on scholarly and popular subjects. A progressive armed with facts instead of ideology, he pays special attention to the enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world, and what common Americans think they are doing — the difference between toxic reality and the domestic story line that goes unchallenged by the corporate media.
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John was born and raised in Upstate New York. A self-proclaimed Natural Philosopher and autodidact, he attained his undergraduate degree in History Education in 2007. Believing truth and authenticity are the only things worth pursuing, most of his days revolve around such aims.
Rickard ”Rick” Falkvinge (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈfalkˌvɪŋɛ]), born Dick Augustsson on 21 January 1972 in Gothenburg, is a Swedish IT entrepreneur known as the founder and first party leader of the Swedish Pirate Party. He is currently a political evangelist with the party, spreading the ideas across the world. He resides in |Sollentuna north of Stockholm.
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Rick Maiman/Bloomberg News Martin A. Armstrong at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York in 2000.
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Admiral Pierre Lacoste, born 23 January 1924 in Paris , is a naval officer and a senior French official. He was particularly military chief of staff of Premier French Raymond Barre and Director General of External Securityfrom 1982 to 1985.
In 2005, he was responsible for structuring the profession of economic intelligence in France , and in 2006 became president of the Federation of Competitive Intelligence Professionals.
During World War II , he escaped from occupied France in 1943, and joined the French forces in North Africa. Graduated from the Naval Academy , he began a successful career as a naval officer, including Indochina. After several commands at sea, in 1975 he was appointed deputy chief of the military cabinet of the Minister of Defence. A year later, he headed the Naval War College. In October 1978 he became head of the military cabinet of Prime Minister French Raymond Barre . In September 1980 he was given command of the Wing of the Mediterranean .
From 1986 to 1989, he chaired the Foundation for National Defense Studies (fedn). In 1989 he was chairman of the National Liaison Committee “Defense – Army – Nation” for the Center for Civic Information . In September 1993, he co-chairs the Centre for Science Studies Defence College (ESDC) of the University of Marne-la-Vallee , where he created an interdisciplinary research seminar on “The Culture of French intelligence.”
For many years he taught courses in intelligence seeking to improve inter-agency and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Today he is fully retired at the age of 88, but still publishing professional articles on the discipline of intelligence.
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Jon Denn is founder of aGREATER.US an online focus group and virtual National Initiative for Democracy effort to aggregate and rate greater ideas for the US. A convener of conversations. www.aGREATER.US. @jmdenn
Now a writer, consultant and public speaker who focuses on politics and government, he was formerly a full professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress (Office of Technology Assessment), head of an environmental consulting company, and Director of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources at the National Governors Association. His latest book is Delusional Democracy – Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government, an original analysis of the decline of American democracy coupled with a set of practical solutions for fixing it. His previous book was Sprawl Kills – How Blandburbs Steal Your Time, Health and Money, a holistic evaluation of suburban sprawl, sprawl politics, and the housing and community alternatives to sprawl. He is a co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention, its National Press Secretary, and writes regularly for many websites, often advocating the nation’s first Article V convention as the more practical route to restoring American democracy than regular elections controlled by the two-party plutocracy. He can be reached through www.delusionaldemocracy.com.
Jameson Quinn has been interested in election theory for over ten years. He has worked as a programmer and as a Guatemalan public school principal and teacher. He has served as statistical analyst for an independent survey of the quality of Guatemalan voter rolls, and initiated the creation of the consensus Declaration of Electoral Reform Advocates. He grew up in California, studied applied math and cognitive science in Massachusetts and Ohio, and lives in Guatemala.