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Update on ALEC, Center for Media and Democracy

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). What corporations have quit ALEC? Is your legislator a member of ALEC? and more.

‘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.”

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.

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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.”

Chris Hedges: Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons

Hedges: “We have to shut down the system,” said Gale Muhammad, another speaker and the founder and CEO of Women Who Never Give Up. “All the companies that use prison labor have to be boycotted. And we can’t stop there. We have to boycott the vending machines in the prisons and the phone companies. We have to stop spending our money. Until we hit them in the pocket they won’t listen.”

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 […]

What You Need to Know About the FISA Court—and How it Needs to Change

Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of the United States take place in one-sided secretive courts, away from the public eye? A look at the history and procedures of the FISC make it clear: real reform is needed now.  BY NADIA KAYYALI   EFF.org   AUGUST 15, 2014 Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of […]

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 […]

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, […]

Timothy Karr: Verizon’s Plan to Break the Internet

Verizon has big plans for the Internet. And if that doesn’t worry you, it should. by Timothy Karr  Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Save The Internet. Posted on CommonDreams.org The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content. […]

‘Beyond Orwellian’: Outrage Follows Revelations of Vast Domestic Spying Program & Petition

FISA court order ‘broadest surveillance order ever issued’ against private citizens – Jon Queally, staff writer Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Common Dreams  Update: (3:59 PM) As government officials and Verizon itself responded to the Guardian’s NSA domestic spying story throughout the day, concern over the program’s scope and implications only deepened among its army of critics. Responding to the […]

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 […]

T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase

T-Mobile likely to end attempt to block Verizon spectrum purchase Spectrum and cash swap allay T-Mobile’s antitrust concerns. by Jon Brodkin – June 25 2012   arstechnica.com   Also check SavetheInternet.com Photo by Axel Schwenke When Verizon Wireless struck a deal to buy new spectrum for $3.6 billion, T-Mobile USA was the first to ask the government to block the sale. […]