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Plan to repeal Net Neutrality Ensures Discrimination for Communities of Color and Poor People

May 18, 2017 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of civil rights and public interest organizations held a rally on the lawn of Federal Communications Commission Headquarters this morning as the FCC voted to approve a plan proposed by Chairman Ajit Pai that begins the process of repealing the commission’s 2015 Open Internet rules. Representatives from Read more

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Charlotte Ryan: A pioneer in activist messaging

Now a professor at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Charlotte Ryan has taken a fascinating journey from community and labor organizer to media messaging pioneer.  Charlotte is from Lowell, a working class town in Massachusetts famous for its textile mills. She was a first-generation college student during a turbulent time in history: Martin Luther Read more

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The Antidote to Authoritarianism

Reposted from The Atlantic My first known ancestor in the Americas was an Ashanti woman called “the African.” We don’t know her name, but through records kept by slaveholders, we know she existed. We know she was transported to Jamaica, where my known lineage began. These records of property bought and sold were a form Read more

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CultureSHIFT Webinar: A Guide to Framing for Justice

We’re excited to announce our newest CultureSHIFT Webinar: A Guide to Framing for Justice featuring Charlotte Ryan on May 17! The ability to effectively tell our stories in the media plays a key role in mobilizing communities to take action and defend our digital rights.  This one-hour online training will teach organizers and other individuals Read more

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Celebrate Muslim and immigrant mamas!

For some of us, “home” is mama’s chicken and rice, or a deep hug from someone who truly sees us. For others, “home” is a place free of bombs and airstrikes that only exists in our memories.  “Home” is a place defined by love. But heightened attacks and surveillance on Muslim and immigrant communities – Read more

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LGBT Youth Promote Justice By Creating Their Own Media

We face grave dangers to social gains that have been hard won by social movements: the possibility of a so-called “religious freedom” executive order (not yet passed at presstime) that would amount to a green light for anti-LGBT discrimination; the appointment of a secretary of education whose only track record on public education has been Read more

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Free Speech Radio News Going Silent After 17 Years of Movement Reporting

“I am 70 feet up in a red oak tree here in Bloomington, Indiana.”  That was the opening of one of my first radio pieces for Free Speech Radio News back in 2001. The piece features an interview with a tree sitter who was using his body to block  bulldozers from downing an ancient grove Read more

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Join us in Oakland for Dinner, Dancing, and Digital Resistance

We’re throwing a fabulous fundraising party and you’re invited! Join us in Oakland for Enemies of the State: Dinner, Dancing, and Digital Resistance on Thursday, April 27!  In a time when marginalized communities are being targeted and persecuted, CMJ and MAG-Net invite you to come together to claim our victories, celebrate our racial and media Read more

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Community Production: The Future is Now!

How many of us grew up watching the Jetsons and Star Trek wishing we could live in the futuristic worlds they portrayed? Where humans spent the bulk of their time in leisurely pursuits and machines did most of the hard labor? Who didn’t want to live in these paradise-like worlds where there was no apparent Read more