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New Proposed Bill Allows Warrantless Surveillance

If you’re like most people in the U.S., you’ve never heard of Section 702. It’s a little known surveillance law that is part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Section 702 permits the government to collect the content of communications of “targets” who are “non-Americans” located abroad, including communications they may have with Americans. Read more

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We traveled to DC to fight for your Internet rights!

On Wednesday, September 27, we were in Washington, D.C. for the Net Neutrality Day of Advocacy! The Day of Advocacy was a huge mobilization of advocates traveling from across the U.S. to tell our policymakers that we need an open Internet so our communities can thrive, innovate, and organize for justice. Center for Media Justice Read more

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Malkia Cyril, Executive Director of Center for Media Justice Selected as TheRoot100 Honoree

Malkia Cyril, executive director and cofounder of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ), home of the Media Actions Grassroots Network, has been selected as an Honoree on TheRoot100, listed at #40. Established in 2009 shortly after the election of President Barack Obama, TheRoot100 is the online magazine’s annual list that honors Black excellence across fields Read more

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The Bay Area “Welcomes” FCC Chairman Pai with a Protest

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Pai’s plan has got to go. Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Pai’s plan has got to go. Last Tuesday, Internet activists and Bay Area community members rallied outside of an event hosted by Lincoln Networks to hold a so-called “welcome party” for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The young, Trump-appointed chairman, who is Read more

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Widening the Immigration Frame for Authentic Solidarity

“Listing the sorts of questions that would be asked of green card applicants , Donald Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller focused on three: “Does the applicant speak English? Can they support themselves and their families financially? Do they have a skill that will add to the U.S. economy? Are they being Read more

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100+ Protest Outside FCC Chairman’s San Francisco Event to Demand Net Neutrality

San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2017 – More than 100 activists rallied outside Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s San Francisco event on Tuesday to demand an open and affordable Internet. Livestreamed video of the protest can be found here.  At the protest, Internet rights organizers called on Pai to drop his proposal to gut Obama-era Read more

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FCC Chairman Pai is coming to SF: Join our “welcoming party”

Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is coming to San Francisco on Tuesday, September 12 for a “fireside chat” with tech executives about expanding access and bridging the digital divide for underserved communities. But we aren’t fooled by lip service about expanding opportunity. Pai has made his stance clear: he wants to kill Read more

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Join our grassroots digital security training in Minneapolis!

The vast system of U.S. surveillance is in the hands of a President who is violating our constitutional and human rights. It’s vital that organizers protect their digital security so we can continue to work for social change. That’s why we’re inviting Minneapolis-area activists of color and allies to a special digital security training event! Read more

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The Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition Applauds the NAACP’s Support for Strong and Enforceable Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON — The Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition, which fights for the digital rights of communities of color, applauds the NAACP for calling on the Federal Communications Commission to protect Net Neutrality and supporting the agency’s legal authority to enforce its rules. In a column published last week in The Hill, Derrick Johnson, the NAACP’s interim Read more

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STOPPING STOPS: URBAN SHIELD VENDOR VETOED DUE TO RACIST STEREOTYPING

Reposted from Media Alliance On August 1, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, which has been under fire for several years over the police militarization expo Urban Shield, took its first action to enforce 12 reform principles the Board embraced in January of 2017, four months after two dozen people were arrested at the 2016 Read more