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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.”
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.
“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.”
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 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. […]