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Check out some blogs from yesterday’s historic online action to protect internet freedom. SOPA and PIPA are part of a larger agenda for communication and media rights to end poverty and racism. Join the movement, and as always click the like button above if you feel me!
The Internet isn’t freedom, but it’s promise is a path to freedom for black communities- and both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), threaten that promise. That’s why the Center for Media Justice faded to black yesterday- to protest censorship of black voices, brown voices, and the voice of innovation in this country.
Tomorrow, the Center for Media Justice website will go dark to protest the U.S. House of Representatives’ Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its companion bill in the Senate, the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Both of these bills would alter the technical operations of the Internet, and threaten Internet Freedom and openness online. If these bills pass, they will change the Internet as we know it. Neither bill would be effective at stamping out online piracy, but both will have consequences for how the Internet functions as a whole.
Today, the Internet has become essential to our daily lives in countless ways – from applying for a job to investing for retirement, to completing a homework assignment & distance learning.
It’s been a long time since I walked into an all brown space to talk about net neutrality—a LONG time.
Join us as we fight for a strong public voice and to imagine a new future together.
MY ORGANIZATION PLEDGES TO BE A DIGITAL INCLUSION CHAMPION. We support the Media Action Grassroots Network. As a Digital Inclusion Champion, my organization asks the FCC and Congress to create a National Broadband Plan that defines broadband as a universal service, and network neutrality rules that protect an open and non-discriminatory internet. Center for Media [...]
It is a profound personal and professional accomplishment to see my mother sign on to Gchat, email my brother in México, peruse Craigslist, and practice her English and typing skills. When she opened her laptop, she asked out loud, “and what am I going to do with this?” We all knew the answer: what couldn’t she do!
The Media Justice Leadership Institute and Policy Advocacy Day: Building and Strengthening the Movement for Media Justice
On December 10, 2009, the Center for Media Justice—and its signature project, the Media Action Grassroots Network—brought together nearly 20 media justice advocates for our first National Policy Advocacy Day. Collectively, our contingent represented eight regions across the country and 14 different community-based organizations working at the intersections of social and economic justice and media policy.
One of the highlights of the recent Media Justice Leadership Institute was a song written by our partners in the Bay Area. “Broadband in Yo Face” brought the message we delivered to the FCC three days before that to a space I could connect to….music. Many of us realized that the song was too special and too good not to record it. So we busted out our Zoom recorder.
In this edition of VisionTalk, Saru Jayaraman talks about how Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) are building a powerful movement to improve the working conditions and wages of the nation’s 10 million restaurant workers.