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It’s Time to Show Up For an Open Internet

This article was originally published by MAG-Net member, Voices for Racial Justice I am grateful to the elders in my family line that have taught me the power of telling our stories.  As a daughter of artist activists I was raised knowing that the resistance in your art and storytelling matters, and that there is great Read more

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Join us at Power Not Paranoia in NYC

Join CMJ and MAG-Net member, WITNESS, in New York for Power Not Paranoia: Surveillance, Sousveillance and Protecting Our Communities on March 15! Learn about high-tech policing and immigration enforcement, and its impacts on our communities. Our guest speakers will also share what we can to do protect ourselves from surveillance and how to turn the Read more

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RSVP for Big Data for Big Organizing

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Media Justice Salon, Big Data for Big Organizing: Reducing Harm and Advancing Justice Through Data, on March 14 from 1-2 PM EST! Data is often presented as objective and unbiased, but it can negatively influence the public policy that affects the lives of poor people and people Read more

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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