Tag Archives: FCC
Thom Hartmann: The News Is Too Vital To Be Left to the “Free Market” and Must Again be Owned and Run by Actual Journalists
“Infotainment “news” media won’t talk about many of the most vital issues of our day, and treats politics as if it were the NFL instead of the most vital tool for our democracy. We must reverse the past 40 years’ destruction of our news ecosystem.”
Media Bits and Bytes, by Portside
In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business. Do we really want that?
State of the Media: How Congress Can Fix the Crisis
What can Congress do about the FCC rulings and the mainstream corporate media.
‘There’s a Disconnect Between DC and What People Actually Want’: CounterSpin interview with Tim Karr on net neutrality
Tim Karr: “We’re talking about millions and millions of dollars that have gone from the phone and cable lobby to elected representatives to lobbyists to lawyers, to try to get net neutrality off the books.”
The Real Problem With Sinclair by John Nichols
“Our democracy functions best when we have a strong, diverse, and independent local journalism.”
Two on the media: Russiagate and Nationalize the Internet
It’s Time to Nationalize the Internet To counter the FCC’s attack on net neutrality, we need to start treating the Internet like the public good it is. Network cables are plugged in a server room on November 10, 2014 in New York City. U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement […]
The FCC is having a terrible month, and consumers will pay the price
If you are a supporter of fast, fair, open, and affordable networks, November will be a bad month. And December will be, too. So, keep calling your representatives and senators and tell them that you oppose pretty much everything this FCC is doing.
FAKE NEWS ALERT: Media Conglomerates convince FCC that Facebook can replace local news stations
Driven by profits, broadcasters have lobbied to weaken the public’s access to quality information about their elected representatives.
Trump’s Allies Are Taking Over the Media and Creating Their Own Reality
Is anybody paying attention?
JULY 12TH: INTERNET-WIDE DAY OF ACTION TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY
The Internet has thrived precisely because of net neutrality. It’s what makes it so vibrant and innovative—a place for creativity, free expression, and exchange of ideas.
Craig Aaron and Malkia Cyril on Net Neutrality, Kyle Wiens on Copyright Overreaching | Counterspin
What does this mean for all of us who rely on an open internet?
Slate: The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
Here are some of the women who worked to preserve the free and open Internet. (The list is long and revealing, while men are getting the recognition and awards.) By Marvin Ammori Slate’s Future Tense September 22, 2015 Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn listens to a fellow commissioner speak during an FCC hearing on […]
Comcast Thinks It Has the Right to Censor You
“We owe this Orwellian shift in thinking to a growing number of court decisions, among them Citizens United, that define corporations as people and their business practices as speech.”
▶ Glenn Greenwald on America’s Surveillance Society | Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum
In our quest to defeat terrorism, are we sacrificing free speech and creating a conformist society? BraveNewFilms.org June 26, 2015 Perhaps no one has stirred the pot on the reach of the national security state than journalist Glenn Greenwald when he released information about the NSA from whistleblower Edward Snowden. A “surveillance society” is […]
Popular Resistance: Courage is Contagious
When our colleagues take brave actions, others are inspired. George Lakey describes how courage develops in movements. He lists some key ingredients to overcome fear: people working in community to empower each other, envisioning a successful action and spreading the contagion of courage. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org | Newletter February 14, 2015 Lakey describes courage […]
Mike Ludwig: FCC Chairman Wheeler Moves Toward Strong Net Neutrality Rules
The debate over the FCC’s latest proposals to protect net neutrality has raged for nearly a year. Net neutrality activists have regularly held loud protests at FCC meetings and flooded the FCC’s public comment inbox with millions of letters and comments. At one point, the sheer number of comments overloaded and shut down the agency’s server.
Emergency alert: The future of the Internet will be decided in the next few weeks.
Internet cell phone protest in Hungary. Source: András Hajdú of abcug.hu We’ve made a lot of progress in ensuring net neutrality, but now the FCC is going in the wrong direction. We still have time set them back on track, but we need you to act now. Take two immediate steps: PopularResistance.org November 2, 2014 Take […]
▶ Moyers and Winship: Don’t Let Net Neutrality Become Another Broken Promise
Is Net Neutrality Dead? Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Full Show: Is Net Neutrality Dead? May 2, 2014 For years, the government has upheld the principle of “Net neutrality,” the belief that everyone should have equal access to the web […]