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Are you a student or recent graduate interested in spending 10-14 weeks this spring (January-May) interning at a D.C. or state-based pro-liberty nonprofit organization? If so, be sure to apply for SFL’s Spring Professional Advancement Fellowship by the deadline on Friday, December 5th. Take advantage of your free time during Thanksgiving break to get your application in early!

PAF offers a chance to develop advanced knowledge of libertarian political theory and practice, while developing a valuable network and professional skills, plus an understanding of pro-liberty career paths in management, policy, or academia. Click here for more information and check out the following testimonials from the 2014 Summer Fellows:

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Early applications for the Campus Coordinator Program will close on November 30th! Here are five reasons you should apply:

1. CCs are given exclusive insider knowledge on how to advance liberty in their areas. Interested in starting a new pro-liberty student group at your school, reaching new audiences on your campus, or strengthening ties between the various pro-liberty clubs in your state? The CC program will provide you with extensive training to equip you with time-tested tips and tricks to help you recruit more students, host successful events, and empower others to be more effective leaders for liberty.

2. CCs get to travel across North America and beyond. Campus coordinators are often given the opportunity to travel to various conferences around the world, including FreedomFest in Las Vegas, SPN’s Annual Meeting, Liberty Fund seminars, and Cato University in addition to SFL regional conferences and the ISFLC.

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Been you first discover libertarianism, there are certain names that jump out. It’s important to learn from intellectual giants like Ayn Rand and Murray Rothbard, but there are many unsung heroes that are also worth exploring. In this educational series, we hope to introduce students to such individuals. While not all of the figures profiled here explicitly identified as libertarian, they made great contributions to the cause of liberty that are worth acknowledging.

“Private enterprise manages better all that to which it is equal. Anarchism declares that private enterprise, whether individual or cooperative, is equal to all the undertakings of society”. – Voltairine de Cleyre

Who: Voltairine de Cleyre (1866-1912) was an American anarchist and feminist writer and lecturer.

Why she matters: Voltairine advanced liberty through her writings and lectures; she specially addressed private property and sex equality under the law. She considered herself an anarchist, and was one of the few woman at the time who tackled political issues. She is considered “the most gifted and brilliant anarchist woman America ever produced” by Emma Goldman, her intellectual opponent. She spoke her beliefs with honesty and definitely inspired both men and women to pursue liberty.

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The follow is a guest post from Campus Coordinator Kelly Kidwell.

In a recent Students For Liberty blog post, my fellow campus coordinator and close friend, Wade Craig, wrote of how the torch in SFL’s logo represents “love, liberty, and change.”  He referenced the closing remarks I gave at the 2014 New Orleans Regional Conference, in which I compared the spirit of that day to fire, and asked the attendees to “burn it all down.”  The phrase “burn it down” became popular among many members of SFL this year when another close friend of mine, Cory Massimino, wrote the phrase in big letters on one of the white boards at the campus coordinator retreat.  By the end of the weekend, it sort of became an unofficial mantra—we said it often, even chanted it.  Will Smith, another campus coordinator, suggested having t-shirts made using the phrase.  Although it started as a joke among friends, reading Wade’s description of the conference and of Students For Liberty caused me to reflect on what it really means to “burn it down.”

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The following is a guest post by Students For Liberty Campus Coordinator and blogging team member Chance M. Davies.

In 2012, in the middle of the summer, us North Americans began to hear the bubbling dance beats of PSY. Hardly understandable to most of us, the song’s title was Gangnam Style. I’m sure we all remember that one awkward friend (or ourselves) who attempted to mimic this K-Pop star’s sweet dance moves. Something about music can easily transcend borders nowadays, influencing the tracks on local radio stations overnight. But along with music, other cultural aspects move across the world quickly too. Movies, television shows, languages, and literature all follow the same trends of rampant global reach. Cultural globalization certainly owes a lot of this to the acceleration of communication technologies of the last few decades, and luckily (despite the best attempts by government) it’s not slowing down.

The Canadian government, more specifically the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has recently called into question whether they should regulate internet broadcasters such as Netflix and Youtube for its content. Internet broadcasters have long been exempt from the Broadcasting Act, but now the CRTC is seeking to push regulations on such broadcasters in order to maintain and protect Canadian culture. Ultimatums have been given by the CRTC to Google and Netflix to share their subscriber’s data; both companies have refused. The CRTC requires broadcasting companies to have a large amount of its content to be Canadian-produced, something that should be extremely unsettling to Canadians who love their Netflix exclusive House of Cards or Orange is the New Black. The Broadcasting Act (nearly 24 years old legislation) states that “each element of the Canadian broadcasting system shall contribute in an appropriate manner to the creation and presentation of Canadian programming,” something that I think we can largely consider outdated with the recent trends in cultural globalization and the further development of the Internet.

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