Tag Archives: Internet

Google’s Eric Schmidt Admits Political Censorship Of Search Results

Google’s efforts are just one part of a much wider government-corporate drive to assert control over the flow of information over the Internet…

Google Censors Block Access to CounterPunch and Other Progressive Sites

This conversion of Google into a Censorship engine is not a trivial development.  

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 […]


Melodie Bouchaud: Reporters Without Borders Unblocks Censored News Sites

Bouchaud: RWB’s described the operation as the brainchild of GreatFire, a Chinese non-profit operated by free speech activists that has been finding ways to circumvent censorship since 2013.

▶ “When you collect everything, you understand nothing” – Snowden

“Democracy is about participation…we take risks. We dare,” he said. “Sometimes we do right and sometimes we do wrong, even if we intended to do right.” He suggested that expressing disagreement with the government is the right course of action when its behavior is perceived as“morally unjustifiable.”


The Dumbing Down of America – By Design

“As with all of America’s most powerful institutions, privatization has reared its ugly head in public education as well. Second only to the Department of Defense in its annual budget, more US taxpayer dollars are funneled into the Department of Education than any other public sector. The discretionary budget for Education as of 2015 is $68.6 billion. And these days most of those dollars are being squandered to bankroll the privatization of an already failed educational system. “

▶ 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 […]

Juan Cole: 4 Darknesses, Internet Trolls

The mantra of these dirty tricks units is the “4 D’s”:  deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive. By Juan Cole  Informed Comment   ZCommunications  February 26, 2014 thewrap.com Researchers on online behavior have shown that internet trolls (people who use insincere techniques to disrupt conversations) really are psychopaths, marked by narcisssism, sadism, Machiavellianism. Professors Eric Buckels, Paul Trapnell, and Delroy Paulhus administered surveys […]

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 […]

Snowden reveals US intelligence’s black budget: $52.6 billion on secret programs

$52.6 billion was set aside for [spy] operations in fiscal year 2013 RT  Home / USA / Published August 29, 2013 20:41 Edited August 30, 2013 18:14 The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (AFP Photo / Brendan Smialowski) Trends NSA leaks Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has leaked a new top-secret document that for the first time […]

Counterspin Radio> Pardiss Kebriaei on Terror Speech, Bob McChesney on Digital Disconnect

Link: http://www.fair.org/audio/counterspin/CounterSpin053113.mp3 or  Download MP3 This week on CounterSpin: Did Barack Obama’s National Defense University speech signal a sea change in White House terrorism policy? That depended on who was doing the listening. For most corporate media, Obama made a sharp turn, speaking of more limited drone killing policies, and discussing the closure of the Guantanamo detention camp. […]

Chris Hedges> The Death of Truth

Chris Hedges interviews Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. By Chris Hedges  May 6, 2013  This interview is a joint project of Truthdig and The Nation magazine. LONDON—A tiny tip of the vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying WikiLeaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange, appears outside the red-brick building […]

Robert McChesney and John Nichols on “The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again”

 “Like all public goods, we need the resources to get it produced. This is the role of the state and public policy. It will require a subsidy and should be regarded as similar to the education system or the military in that regard.” Click here to view the video. TRANSCRIPT  DemocracyNow.org This is a rush […]

“I’m getting a little tired of how it is . . .” Craig Aaron at the National Conference for Media Reform

Craig Aaron addresses the National Conference for Media Reform Published on Apr 7, 2013 Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press, addresses the 2013 National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, CO 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 […]

Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on “How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy”

Digital Disconnect: Robert McChesney on “How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy” — Video TRANSCRIPT  DemocracyNow.org This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We are on the road in Denver, Colorado, at the first day of the National Conference for Media Reform, where close to 2,000 people have gathered, […]

Norman Solomon> Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet

Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet “We have a profound, far-reaching fight on our hands, at a crossroads leading toward democracy or corporate monopoly.” By Norman Solomon  March 27, 2013  NormanSolomon.com If your daily routine took you from one homegrown organic garden to another, bypassing vast fields choked with pesticides, you might feel […]

Bill Moyers: Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair

Bill Moyers: Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly and Unfair Americans are getting bilked for second class internet access. BillMoyers.com / By Bill Moyers    February 9, 2013  via Alternet.org Photo Credit: Camilo Torres/ Shutterstock BILL MOYERS:You’ve heard me before quote one of my mentors who told his students that “news is what people want to keep hidden; […]

Julian Assange | Sam Adams Awards | Oxford Union

    Published on Jan 25, 2013 Julian Assange gives his address live via Videolink to the Oxford Union Society. Julian Assange begins his address by saying that in 2007-08 he was looking at what was happening in Iran. He says that a lot of people did good work, especially Thomas Fingar in: Trying to correct the […]

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 […]