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This land is our land

Coca Cola’s new commercial, “America the Beautiful,” which features said song sung in eight languages by natives and newcomers, has clearly met one of its goals. It’s being talked about.

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“Macklemore is the white people’s Obama.”

Do you deserve all the praise you are getting for being a "good dude?" Probably not, you should be the norm, but we live in a society that praises fathers for simply remembering their children's names because we've set the bar so low for ourselves.

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Sometimes its what you don’t say that matters: #SOTU

Even though this isn’t a formal or scientific content analysis, it does suggest some areas of Concern—or at least worth noting--as we move ahead with a Media Justice Policy Agenda, and our fight for an Open Internet.

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Thank you Commissioner Clyburn!

Earlier this morning, members of the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee honored Commissioner Clyburn with a resolution recognizing her achievements during her time as Acting Chair.

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Fixing the World: A Feminist Intervention

Feminist Wire just posted a profile of 23 girls and women who are transforming our world with love, feminism, anti-racism, collaboration, peace, solidarity, empathy, critique, and hope. Check out who made the list.

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5 Terrifying Truths About Telecom Companies

Thousands turned out on October 26th for the Stop Watching Us Rally to End Mass Surveillance. Though the spotlight is mostly on the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, telecommunications companies are working hand in hand with the government - and it's marginalized communities that are paying a hefty price.

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Our Power Lies With the People: Knowledge Exchange 2013

When an FCC Commissioner sees a room filled with people and thinks "Wow, this really is a big group," it is a sign that we need to fill the streets too. Knowledge Exchange helps us to do just that - by better working together to build the movement that will get America a little bit closer to its promise.

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Leading With Vision: Knowledge Exchange 2013

“When is the last time you have three days to think?” said Malkia. My brain was lit with ideas on the last day of the 6th annual Knowledge Exchange - hosted by the Consumers Union and Center for Media Justice in Washington DC.

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Still, We Rise: McGannon Award Acceptance Speech, October 2013

When I was a child growing up in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, at the beginning of what would be a long history of troubled sleep, my mom would sing this song to me as the gun shots and other sounds ricocheted in the background: lay down body/lay down little while/trouble soon be over/lay down little while/just keep on rolling/lay down little while/trouble soon be over/lay down little while. What my mother knew then, what I would only learn later, is that song can not only put a child troubled by violence to sleep, it can raise that child to dream, and raise a nation of dissidents to voice, to action, to power.