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¡Alerta Alerta Alerta Que Camina!

"This isn't Chavez's radio station," said the young woman at the front of the room. "It's ours." The message wasn't anti-Chavez. It was as if she was making sure everyone knew that the changes that were taking place in Venezuela were as much hers as Chavez's.

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Uh, ah, Chávez no se va

And his declaration that Latin America did not have to follow Washington’s lead broke with nearly a century of U.S ideology that sought to cast the entire Western Hemisphere in the United States’ image.

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Argo, Whitewashing and Artistic License

Not only does Affleck take license with the historical accuracy of the story, he also tosses in race, casting himself as the Latino lead character, Tony Mendez. Since artistic license is most often understood as a method used by artists to improve their work—this isn’t just troubling, it’s a manifestation of systemic racism.

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A Communications Love Story: Twitter and the Journalist

A Twitter strategy can be a game changer for many organizations and campaigns and can build your credibility, establish your voice and connect you to your members, potential donors, allies, partners, and even organizing targets.

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February 11 Webinar

Communications Clinic: "Cultural Strategies for Social Justice" with Featured Practitioner: Favianna Rodriguez. Friday, February 15, 2013 - 9am PST/12n EST

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Thank you, together, we did it!

Tonite the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice received the Digital Media Pioneer for Social Justice Award at the Minority Media and Telecommunication Council’s (MMTC) annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit in Washington D.C.

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2013 Resolution: I WILL use effective communications tactics!

We forget there are—or maybe we aren’t sure how to utilize them—a whole arsenal of communications strategies, also called tactics, at our disposal, many of which are much more effective in conserving our time and energy and are more appropriate for our organizing or communications goals.

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Why I Left Instagram-Digital Privacy, Political Security & Marginalized Communities

Even though I work on media and telcom issues from a justice-based perspective, I hadn’t thought of how many of these photos could just as easily trigger a happy memory as they could a visit from DHS, CPS, a PO or an abusive husband. And, in addition to being used to “remember and share special times” they could also be used to stalk, manipulate, misinform, subvert or intimidate.

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Sandy Hook and Media Ownership–More Related Than You Might Think

I heard these comments in Chicago—a city with more media outlets than most, and yet those I overheard in that coffee shop demonstrated no significantly greater ability to connect this horrible loss of life to the weak gun control laws that allowed the suspected shooter to buy the assault weapons he used to kill children, teachers, and members of his own family.

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Seize the Airwaves!

If the FCC is sincere about its role in protecting the public’s interest in telecommunications and media markets, then they cannot further relax media ownership rules. Repost from billmoyers.com