After the success of Monday’s ORG Brighton event, we’d like to invite you to Brighton CryptoFestival which we’re co-organising with Lighthouse in December.
The family-friendly day will include a wide variety of activities, focussed around what you can do to secure your online communications and resist mass surveillance.
The event will be made up of a mixture of talks, workshops, CryptoParty and kids activities.
We expect it to be popular so please let us know that you’re coming via our Meetup page.
Where: Lighthouse, Kensington Street, Brighton
When: Sunday 1st December, 12:00 — 19:00
Who: Open Rights Group and Kitten Groomer have both been confirmed for talks so far, and there’s more to come.
How much: Free!
The CryptoParty section of the day will aim to teach encryption programs such asGPG, OTR and Tor, so please bring a laptop along if you’d like to learn how to install and use these tools.
The programs help to secure our online communications, which in the wake of the Snowden revelations, seems more vital than ever.
If you’re an advanced cryptography user and would like to volunteer at the event by sharing your skills with others, please just drop me an email.
For further details, and to let us know that you’re coming along visit our Meetup page here.
Brighton CryptoFestival will be a fun and informal way to meet with other local ORG supporters, as well as an opportunity to learn more about encryption.
We hope to see you all there!
Food Sovereignty Week — Starts 24th October : Special Interest Stories daily
This week we will be bringing you a selection of talks from London and Brighton about food sovereignty
For the first time in human history, over a billion people have been officially classified as living in hunger. This record total is not a consequence of poor global harvests or natural disasters. Hunger on this scale is the result of a global economy in which hundreds of millions of small farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists and indigenous people have faced ruin through the hijacking of the global food system by large agribusiness and food retailers.
Together with its partners in Brazil, Sri Lanka and Mozambique, and in the wider movement of La Via Campesina, War on Want is committed to the alternative model of ‘food sovereignty’, an approach to the food crisis that prioritises people’s right to food, agro-ecology and a global food system free of corporate control.