Tag Archives: FCC

‘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.”

What is the FCC Hiding? Court orders agency to release info about who submitted fake comments during net neutrality repeal

Fight for the Future is one of the groups behind the BattleForTheNet.com campaign and has been actively pressuring Congress to pass the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval to restore the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality protections.

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?

FAIR | ‘Ajit Pai Wants to Shut Down the Way We Communicate and Organize’

“Our voices are making a difference, and making it more difficult for them and the administration to undo all of the important consumer protections that we fought so hard for.”

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 […]

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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.”

▶ 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 […]

▶ Thom Hartmann: FCC Action Will Not Protect Free Speech Online

Published on Feb 21, 2014 Thom Hartmann discusses an FCC announcement regarding net neutrality with Craig Aaron, President and CEO-Free Press Website: http://www.freepress.net/  thomhartmann· Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter at Rise Up […]

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 […]

Glenn Greenwald>Attacks on Stephen Hawking, transparency for Manning, Obama’s new lobbyist chief

Debates over Israel and activism in defense of transparency and journalism heat up this week Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Thursday 9 May 2013 14.01 EDT I’m traveling rather extensively this week – the last week of travel I have for quite some time, thankfully – so here are several brief items worthy of note: (1) As the Guardian was […]