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Whose Internet? Our Internet! CMJ and Latinos for Internet Freedom ¡Presente!

Each year millions observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Latinos to the United States.  As Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile—and the indigenous people of the Americas-- celebrate their independence; Latinos for Internet Freedom used the Facing Race conference as a platform to educate people about the need for ‘online independence.’

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Voices from New Mexico: Internet Stories and Digital Justice for Us Montages

By Candelario Vazquez, Media Justice Organizer at the Media Literacy Project Digital Justice for Us! is a youth initiative that brings together urban youth from various community, cultural, and social justice organizations across Albuquerque to tackle issues of injustice in the state of New Mexico by creating media for community power and policy change. DJ4Us! projects teach media production skills to young people in Albuquerque in preparation to collect audio and video stories from throughout New Mexico on a variety of media justice issues.

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Welcome to Internet Freedom: MN Style!

From a Latino leader in South Minneapolis, to a Seneca Nation elder, to a South Minneapolis hip-hop artist and organizer, to a rural newspaper editor, more than 700 Minnesotans demonstrated that the future of the Internet matters during an August 19th, 2010 Townhall with FCC Commissioners Copps and Clyburn---- while 1,100 more watched online through a live feed by the Uptake MN. (Click to watch recording)

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MAG-Net Guest Blog: Media Justice League

by Rebecca Ohnemus [email protected] As an organization grows, they experience a certain amount of pain.  Organizers, allies and volunteers aren't always on the same page.  In fact, they rarely come in with the same experiences, education or goals.  Getting everyone on board often requires cultivating a mutual experience, developing a baseline of information and shaping momentum based on group conception.  

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Listen Up: PNS radio story about the Minneapolis Public Hearing goes National to over 460 stations

Future of the Internet: Public Hearing with FCC in Minneapolis Tonight Public News Service-MN MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Minneapolis will host the nation's first public hearing tonight on the future of the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has organized the town hall event in the wake of a high-profile proposal from tech giants Google and Verizon. The companies propose to leave "wired" Internet free and open, but allow corporations to manage the data flow on fast-growing wireless networks.

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Your chance to speak out on net neutrality – Thursday in Minneapolis

By Mary Treacy, TC Daily Planet August 18, 2010 Once again The UpTake steps to the plate!  The UpTake crew, mostly volunteers, will be on hand Thursday evening when media moguls, access advocates, journalists, librarians, entrepreneurs, and information mavens of every stripe --  just about anybody who has dipped a toe into the digital world - will gather for a public hearing on the future of the Internet, with two Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners in attendance.  The hearing is Thursday, August 19, 6:00 p.m. in the South High School Auditorium, 3131 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis. 

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Will Minnesota step up to the plate on net neutrality?

August 17, 2010 | by Christopher Mitchell | Posted on www.tech.mn From the  BitTorrent-Comcast debacle and the FCC’s courtroom conflicts to Google’s talks with Verizon, public awareness around the principles of network neutrality has been on the upswing lately –  and for all the right reasons.

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Radio Bilingue: ¿QUIÉN CONTROLA LA RED? WHO CONTROLS THE NET?

 ¿QUIÉN CONTROLA LA RED? El Internet está fundado bajo el principio de neutralidad en la red, el cual garantiza que toda la información publicada sea tratada de la misma manera y puesta a disposición de todos. Sin embargo, las compañías de cable y teléfono que ofrecen servicios de banda ancha están buscando vender y comprar el privilegio de hacer que ciertos contenidos en línea estén disponibles más rápidamente que otros. ¿Qué significa esto para los usuarios latinos de internet, quienes ya enfrentan los obstáculos de la brecha digital? Este programa es parte de la serie “Conéctate,” que trata temas del Internet y la brecha digital.

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Tomorrow’s Minneapolis hearing on Internet’s future is public’s chance to speak up; FCC chairman has heard telecom’s side

Op-ed in www.minnpost.com By Amalia Deloney and Joshua Breitbart | Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will be in Minneapolis for a public hearing on the future of the Internet. The big question now looming over this hearing is whether the fate of the Internet has already been decided behind closed doors before the FCC has heard what the public has to say.