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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.”

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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.”

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality

Wheeler: The internet must be fast, fair and open. That is the message I’ve heard from consumers and innovators across this nation.

Daily Kos, Einenkel: After billions of dollars in subsidies, here’s Verizon’s broadband coverage

 You know, all of that money the company spent that required most of us to hand over tax break after tax break. By  Walter Einenkel  DailyKos  February 2, 2015 It’s not you, it’s them. 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 […]

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 […]

▶ 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 […]

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, […]

15 Things Americans Would Know if There Were a “Liberal Media”

If we have liberal media,” as conservatives absurdly claim, why isn’t it flooded with stories about US prisons, wealth inequality, outsourcing? Daily Kos / By akadjian  August 7, 2013 via alternet.org Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ Artisticco Prince Riebus (and apparently many others) still thinks there’s a liberal media. While I share Prince’s frustration with the media, as a liberal, I’d like […]

“Sunshine is the best antidote to tyranny”> Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights – NCMR 2013

Jeff Cohen, Amy Goodman, Norman Solomon, Marjorie Cohn, & Sonali Kolhatkar on war, journalism, civil rights, drones, human rights, citizen journalism, Bradley Manning and much much more.  videofreepress Published on Apr 11, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page […]

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? Why do we need internet freedom?

What is the Declaration of Internet Freedom? July 18, 2012  SavetheInternet.com Our responses to these frequently asked questions will give you some background about the movement to protect Internet freedom. You also might find it useful to print out this guide and share it with people who attend your event. Why do we need Internet […]

Silenced> Gender Gap in the 2012 Election Coverage

For a better view of this graphic, click here. Silenced: Gender Gap in Election Coverage 4thestate.net via Media Reform Daily> FreePress.net June 1, 2012 Women are significantly under-represented in 2012 election coverage in major media outlets. In our analysis of news stories and transcripts from the past 6 months, men are much more likely to be […]

Joseph Torres> The People’s Media: Preventing Corporate Takeover of the Internet

The People’s Media: Preventing Corporate Takeover of the Internet Saturday 11 February 2012 via truthout.org by: Joseph Torres, Yes! Magazine | News Analysis NYTM Stop SOPA Rally, January 18, 2012. (Photo: mobius1ski) Public interest groups have waged a spirited campaign to prevent a corporate takeover of the Internet. AT&T spared no expense in 2011 when it sought government […]

Free Press Action Alert: Rupert is Not Above the Law

Rupert Is Not Above the Law He’s Not Above the Law.  Tell Congress to Investigate. Rupert Murdoch and other News Corporation executives are at the center of a shocking British media scandal that involves spying, bribery, corruption, a corporate cover-up and even murder. We need to know if this media giant’s potential criminal behavior has crossed the […]