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Nationalize and Democratize Scientific Publishing

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by Daniel T.

  1. All science is social. It begins with a research hypothesis that emerges from previous observations described in publications or learned through correspondence. The research program is funded by either for-profit corporations or government/non-profit agencies. Industry funding for research and development outpaces governmental funding, but most industry research is unpublished — these are company secrets. For academic research (i.e. government-funded) and some industry research, scientific publishing is the ultimate means of disseminating your findings. Like any means of publishing, a manuscript is prepared by the researchers. Based on the research area and the perceived importance of the work, scientists submit their work to a particular journal. The manuscript is assigned to an editor who decides if the manuscript is a fit for the journal. If not, the manuscript is rejected, and the authors decide on a new journal. If yes, the manuscript is sent to a number of experts in the particular research field for peer-review. Based on their feedback, the editor can accept the manuscript for publication or request that the manuscript be modified before a second round of peer-review. The final type-set manuscript is either made freely available if published in an open-access journal or otherwise hidden behind a paywall.

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WEBCAST: The Theft of Intellectual Property by Corporations

Thursday, July 23   7 p.m. EST  The Theft of Intellectual Property by Corporations, with host Elizabeth Byce, presenter Daniel Tarade, and discussants Emily Steers, Fraser Ferens, Basel Fawal, and others.

 

Watch here:

https://youtu.be/1WVT1Hz81IU

 

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WEBCAST: Corporate Media and Manufacturing Consent

Sunday July 5   7 p.m. eastern time:  Corporate Media and Manufacturing Consent   Host: Elizabeth Byce.  Speaker Yves Engler in Montreal, with Jonathan Goldsbie, News Editor, Canadaland, Emily Steers in Guelph and Seth Baker in Victoria, B.C.

https://youtu.be/nc27TN7EQ38

 

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WEBCAST: The Authoritarian State bolstered by COVID-19

Thursday June 25   7 p.m. eastern time:  The Authoritarian State bolstered by COVID-19.  Host:  Elizabeth Byce.  Speakers: John Clarke, co-founder of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, and John Wunderlich, Board Member MyData.org

https://youtu.be/wQjCB86XXDU

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Socialist Action attends ACORN rally for free internet!

On Tuesday, June 16 members of Socialist Action attended a rally organized by ACORN demanding “Free internet for all!” The rally of about twenty people took place in front of Liberal Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s constituency office at 344 Bloor Street West in Toronto. SA federal secretary Barry Weisleder called for “nationalization of the big telecoms under workers’ and community control” when he addressed the ACORN gathering.