Tag Archives: Net Neutrality

‘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 fight to save the internet continues…take action now!

The Senate has already passed its version of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to save Net Neutrality. Now it’s the House’s turn.

SUMMER OFFENSIVE FOR NET NEUTRALITY STARTS NOW

Net neutrality is being stolen from you.  Here are suggestions to stop the theft. By Fight for the Future  Popular Resistance  June 10, 2018  | RESIST!, Note: The battle for a free and open Internet that is equal to all as a public utility continues.  The net neutrality movement will continue urging members of Congress to support the […]

Jeff Cohen | ‘The Doves Are Hawks and the Hawks Are Super-Hawks’

It’s a closed system. It’s a narrow system. What FAIR has talked about for decades is, we have a corporate spectrum: It goes from General Electric to General Motors. It goes from hawk to dove, but the doves are hawks, and the hawks are super-hawks. So you have this narrow spectrum, and if you don’t […]

Building the Iron Wall by Chris Hedges

The iron wall is rising. It will cement into place a global system of corporate totalitarianism…

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 […]

Chris Hedges | The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat

Those who speak in the language of truth and fact are attacked as liars, traitors and purveyors of “fake news.”

Everyone is talking about Net Neutrality. Take action now.

In addition for a call to write, call, email, actions are being called for December 7th at a Verizon store near you. Read on for more details.

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.

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.

Malkia A. Cyril | The Antidote to Authoritarianism

The slave passes, branding, and lantern laws of then have become the cellphone trackers, facial recognition software, and body-worn police cameras of now.

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 […]

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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.”

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Popular Resistance: Protest Becomes More Sophisticated

Actions Demonstrating Our Increasing Capacity

Just in the last week [sic] there have been a variety of areas where we are seeing an escalation of the sophistication and effectiveness of direct actions campaigns. We review a few here that we can all learn from and that provide inspiration.

Popular Resistance: Hello Censorship If Secret TISA Pact Is Approved

You can join the work to stop dangerous agreements like TISA by signing the pledge. CLICK HERE TO SIGN. By Pete Dolack, http://www.systemicdisorder.wordpress.com  PopularResistance.org  December 28th, 2014 Internet privacy and net neutrality would become things of the past if the secret Trade In Services Agreement comes to fruition. And on this one, the secrecy exceeds […]

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 […]