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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

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Back By Popular Demand: Digital Security for Organizers

The vast system of U.S. surveillance is now in the hands of a President who is threatening our constitutional and human rights. We need to protect our digital security so we can continue to fight for democratic social change.   Sign up now for our online training Securing Freedom: Digital Security for Organizers on Wednesday, Read more

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WE ARE THE COLOR OF FREEDOM: A virtual town hall event

We’re thrilled to announce our upcoming event: We are the Color of Freedom: Resisting Racist Police Surveillance in a Trump Era, co-hosted by Color of Change!  Join us for this unique virtual town hall event on Wednesday, March 29 at 3 pm EST to assess the threat of White House executive orders on immigration and policing, discuss strategies to Read more

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Facebook and Instagram Publicly Prohibit Surveillance of Users Following Coalition Demands

Today, March 13, Facebook publicly announced updates to Facebook and Instagram platform policies to clearly prohibit the use of company data for surveillance: “Today we are adding language to our Facebook and Instagram platform policies to more clearly explain that developers cannot “use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance.”” Read more

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Update: 570k+ people call on Facebook to stop censoring activists

This article originally published on Daily Kos. Last August, Baltimore County police killed Korryn Gaines and injured her 5-year-old son. Korryn was broadcasting videos of the police standoff on her Facebook account, but police ordered that Facebook deactivate her account — and Facebook did. That set a dangerous precedent, and meant that the public never Read more

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Oscars Live Tweet Party this Sunday!

Do you remember #OscarsSoWhite? The hashtag trended last February after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that only white actors and actresses were nominated for Oscars in top categories — for the second year in a row.  Since the controversy, the Academy has implemented new membership rules and films created and championed Read more

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Join us in welcoming Libeth as CMJ’s New Communications Director

Please join us in welcoming our new Communications Director, Libeth Morales, who will spearhead organizational, network, and external communications at CMJ.  Libeth brings over seven years of communications and marketing strategy experience to her role. Prior to joining CMJ, Libeth was the Senior Communications Manager at the Entertainment Industry Foundation in L.A. where she is Read more