Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of apc_membership_app


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Jun 4, 2008, 12:09:09 PM (12 years ago)
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    8787''Challenges:'' The Internet is, in and of itself, a huge challenge because of its commercialism is deep (and powerful) and because the "gateway" to it is through several popular and highly commercial enterprises. The progressive movement is very much lured to this thinking still and our challenge is to move it politically through outreach, education and, of course, direct interaction in our work.
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    89 ''Beneficiaries and target groups''
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    91 Our 250 members are mainly progressive organizations, including some of the most active and prominent in this country. We target the activist movement and are really working hard to involve organizations of people of color and women -- groups that are traditionally "excluded" in many functions of the Internet.
     89''Beneficiaries and target groups:'' Our 250 members are mainly progressive organizations, including some of the most active and prominent in this country. We target the activist movement and are really working hard to involve organizations of people of color and women -- groups that are traditionally "excluded" in many functions of the Internet.
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    9391==== Programme/Activity: Activism ====
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    97 ''Outcomes:''
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    99 ''Significant achievements:''
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    101 ''Challenges:''
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    103 ''Beneficiaries and target groups''
     93''Description:'' Our activism program is design to develop consciousness within the left about the political struggles related to the Internet (around free software, web of trust vs. hierarchical security models, data retention and privacy issues, etc.)
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     95''Outcomes:'' Our goal is for activists to think through the decisions they make around their use of the Internet as carefully as they think through their work in other areas, with care made to ensure that their activities are consistent with their mission, goals, and values.
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     97''Significant achievements:'' Over the last two years, we successfully placed free software as a vital issue during the technology development of the US Social Forum, we've developed an innovative workshop on Internet Rights that demonstrates the democratic potential of the Internet while raising consciousness about the politic issues facing the Internet.
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     99''Challenges:'' The left in the United States often views the Internet as a tool and service. Overcoming this perspective in order to engage people political on the issue is increasingly difficult as commercial services grow and develop and affect the way the world understands the Internet.
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     101''Beneficiaries and target groups:'' The benefits of this work extend beyond our members to the activists and organizers who attend our workshops and to the left itself.
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    132130=== h). What do you think is the role of civil society in social change and development work? ===
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     132The term "civil society" is not frequently used in our political work and is not defined in the question, so our answer may be off-base. In the United States, we don't work on legislative policy or in partnership with governments. We only work with organizations independent of the government. Our focus on the Internet is itself based on a commitment to building movements for political change that enable wide participation and collaboration between individuals and groups often left out of traditional movements. These are the people and groups that we believe have a vitally important role in social change work.
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    136134=== i). Does your organisation work with other 'stakeholders' in ICT work? For example, government, inter-governmental agencies, private sector entities, academia etc. If so, please briefly describe which stakeholders you work with and in what ways. ===
     
    148146Stakeholder group 5:
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    151148=== j). Please describe any local, national, regional or global ICT policy processes you have been, or are involved in. ===
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    216213If your annual budget/expenditure is between: $0 – $50,000 the fees each year are no less than $300 $50,001 – $100,000 the fees each year are no less than $500 $100,001 – $200,000 the fees each year are no less than $1,000 $200,001 – $500,000 the fees each year are no less than $2,000 $500,000 – $1,000,000 the fees each year are no less than $5,000 $1,000,001 and above – you are invited to pay any amount more than $5,000 in dues. Note: Budget refers to your organisation’s annual income (including earned income, donations, and grants). If you need help determining the appropriate category for your organization, please contact us.
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    218 a). Please indicate which APC annual membership fee you will pay. PLEASE NOTE - you must choose one of the six options for your application to be processed.
     215=== a). Please indicate which APC annual membership fee you will pay. PLEASE NOTE - you must choose one of the six options for your application to be processed. ===
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    229226Payment arrangements will be made if/when your application has been approved. The annual fee must be paid within 14 days of acceptance of your application for membership, and is not refundable. Non-payment after formal notice will result in automatic termination. The approved application is valid for three months after formal notice. Annual fees are revised periodically and members are advised three months prior to any increase.
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    231 b). Please check the box below if you would like to discuss making an additional contribution. (Optional)
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     228=== b). Please check the box below if you would like to discuss making an additional contribution. (Optional) ===
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    233231Yes. We want to discuss making an additional contribution to support the work of APC. [ ]
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    235234== 8. REFERENCES ==