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‘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 Consolidation of Media and Finance: Why the Media Are Lying to You

Here is the chart on media ownership: note the interlocking companies who own the five big media plus Google and Facebook— and why it matters. Media for the people!  Learn more about Rise Up Times and how to sustain People Supported News. Follow RiseUpTimes on Twitter RiseUpTimes @touchpeace No Peace! No Justice!  Please share this post. […]

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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.”

Amy Goodman: Get Ready for the ‘Internet Slowdown’

Large Internet service providers, or ISPs, like Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T and Verizon are trying to change the rules that govern your online life. By Amy Goodman truthdig.com  Posted on Sep 3, 2014 Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net’s […]

Rivera Sun: FCC Internet Proposal — The Contemporary Pillage of the Commons

Act now to save the internet: Public comment period is open, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler needs to hear from citizens.  Learn more. By Rivera Sun  Truthout.org  Op-Ed  29 June 2014 Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks during an open meeting in Washington, Dec. 12, 2013. (Photo: Daniel Rosenbaum / The New York Times) Seething […]

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Comcast-Time Warner Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

…consumers surely will get fleeced if the merger goes through. America already suffers from worse Internet service, speed and affordability than other developed countries.    by Katrina vanden Heuvel Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by The Washington Post One thing is certain about Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable: It doesn’t pass the smell test. Comcast claims that […]

Cartoonist Mark Fiore: Goodbye Net Neutrality, Hello Gilded Age Internet

Mark Fiore   truthdig.com   Posted on Jan  30, 2014  truthdig.com Click here to view this and other Mark Fiore animated videos. Mark Fiore’s latest animation focuses on how, thanks to new legislation, the Internet will be divided into two: a faster one available to those who can pay a premium, and a sluggish, cheaper alternative. The cartoonist explains how […]

McChesney and Nichols: Free the Media!

It’s time to get back to our roots—the grassroots—to fight for reform of an increasingly monopolistic and manipulative media. by John Nichols and Robert McChesney  Published on Friday, November 8, 2013 by The Nation  CommonDreams.org FFI:  freepress.net It’s time to get rid of corporate control of the Internet. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta) When we helped form the national media-reform network Free Press, […]

Alexander Reed Kelly> Privacy by Design

Privacy by Design By Alexander Reed Kelly   July 24, 2012    truthdig.com Furryscaly (CC BY-SA 2.0) NEW YORK—Nicholas Merrill wants to change the world. So he tells me over rice and beans at Lupe’s East LA Kitchen in Soho, roughly a dozen blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood. He is perfectly serious. At 39 […]