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How we celebrated Valentine’s Day on Capitol Hill

Roses are red Violets are blue When it comes to Net Neutrality Our communities notice what you do! This past Valentine’s Day, CMJ and our partners at the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition delivered Valentines and paper roses to members of Congress who support Net Neutrality. The roses were crafted out of pro-Net Neutrality comments Read more

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4 Updates on Electronic Monitoring

Electronic monitors, such as GPS ankle shackles, are sold to the public as a way to reduce prison populations and end mass incarceration. In reality, these monitors are a form of E-Carceration: the use of technology to deprive people of their liberty. Electronic monitors (EM) don’t reduce incarceration, they simply move the location of incarceration Read more

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The FCC is waging a war on poor people

Trump’s FCC Chairman Ajit Pai led the repeal of Net Neutrality last year, but he hasn’t slowed down. What’s next on his chopping block? The Lifeline program, which provides affordable phone and internet access to people living on low incomes. Pai’s proposed “reforms” to Lifeline will disproportionately harm people of color, seniors, and people with Read more

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Prison Phone Justice Bill Takes Effect in Illinois

On January 1, 2018, a new bill took effect in Illinois cutting by half the cost of phone calls from prison. Families with an incarcerated loved one are already seeing their phone bills drop. The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC), a MAG-Net anchor member, forwarded the bill that was sponsored by State Representative Carol Ammons. Read more

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We created art to honor you.

From white supremacists in the White House to corporate takeovers of the internet, it’s been a challenging year to say the least. But, one thing was clear to us at CMJ: we knew we could count on you to fight by our side at every turn. You helped us accomplish all of this and more Read more

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MAG-Net Media Justice Salon: Abolition in the Digital Age

On November 29, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) hosted a Media Justice Salon, Abolition in the Digital Age. Guest speakers Mariame Kaba of Project NIA, Ricardo Levins Morales of MPD150 and Hamid Khan of Stop LAPD Spying Coalition discussed abolitionist organizing to end the prison-industrial complex. Together, we learned how to fight law enforcement’s Read more

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Net Neutrality was repealed today – what’s next?

Net neutrality was repealed today – what’s next? We’ll continue to fight the repeal in the streets, the courts, and Congress. It’s important to situate this repeal inside of a broader strategy to consolidate media, limit dissenting speech, and line the wallets of corporations. This is not a fight for the ‘internet’ but for our Read more

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Net Neutrality, Accessibility, and the Disability Community

This morning, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai revealed his proposal to repeal Net Neutrality rules. It’s bad. Pai’s priorities are clear: he wants to wield control to powerful telecom companies at the expense of everyday people like you, me and Alice Wong, author of today’s blog. Wong is founder of the Disability Visibility Project, co-partner in Read more

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Wake Up Call: FCC Plans to Repeal Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has released an official statement outlining his intent to repeal Net Neutrality this December. In his statement, Pai reveals his plan for a full repeal of Net Neutrality which removes the protections that prevent Internet Service Providers from discriminating against the websites their users can access. Although this news is disheartening, we Read more

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RSVP for Abolition in the Digital Age

Join us for our next MAG-Net Media Justice Salon on prison abolition: Abolition in the Digital Age on November 29 at 3 pm EST! Abolition began as a movement to end the institution of chattel slavery and liberate indigenous land. Although abolitionists achieved what were once unimaginable victories, the movement continues today in the fight Read more