As evictions and raids of Occupy encampments take place through out major cities this country, one thing is evident "You can't evict an idea who's time has come".
In 2012, CMJ and our media justice partners remain staunchly committed to maintaining an open Internet. We want to make sure our communities have full access to this important communications system and can continue to use this essential tool to organize around critical justice issues and strengthen the economic well being of our families and communities.
From the moment that AT&T announced it's intention to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion, media justice advocates knew this would be a bad deal for America's poor and communities of color. We worked together to put a stop to it - though AT&T has not given up, we're just getting started. We're not going to let the government to cater to corporations who put their bottom line ahead of the needs of our communities!
The all day bilingual event (conducted in Spanish and English) was a unique convening that brought together 40 social justice organizers and activists from primarily communities of color to map out local and national media landscape as well as build their mobile media and communications leadership skills.
These two MAG-Net Chapters, like the rest of the MAG-Net Chapters, will engage community members and organizations in the larger media policy and communications rights fights that affect our civil and human rights.
By practicing communications strategy as a dialogue and not a top-down transmission, we began to create the conditions necessary for deeper engagement among all alliances moving forward.
Why is it that instead of promoting healthy families, working towards curbing recidivism, and cutting short and long-term state and federal costs, the government is working with corporations to pad their pockets?
Jamilah King, News Editor at Colorlines, drops a new article which takes a compelling and thorough look at the $190 billion dollar telecom industry and why people of color and poor communities need to take up the fight for Internet freedom.