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Even though I work on media and telcom issues from a justice-based perspective, I hadn’t thought of how many of these photos could just as easily trigger a happy memory as they could a visit from DHS, CPS, a PO or an abusive husband. And, in addition to being used to “remember and share special times” they could also be used to stalk, manipulate, misinform, subvert or intimidate.
Perhaps you’ve seen the white women wearing colorful knitted face masks in Times Square, or outside of Russian embassies from here to Berlin, or pictures of masked faces on nighttime building facades. Maybe you’ve heard about charges of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” on Facebook or mainstream media.
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!
I know there is a lot to unpack here. Let me just say for the sake of a short blog post that 512 years of occupation should encourage us to weigh in on ANY laws that impact the knowledge, creativity, unique world views and ways of being that reside in our communities. We should be especially vigilant about any laws that could limit our ability to transmit this information—through any medium–between and among ourselves and to future generations through specific cultural channels and designated community knowledge holders.
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.
As evictions and raids of Occupy encampments take place through out major cities this country, one thing is evident “You can’t evict an idea who’s time has come”.
For many of us, the days before search engines, social networking and constant wireless access to information and entertainment seem like a lifetime ago. But for those young adults about to start their first year of college, that is literally the case.
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.
As your organization begins to take action, it’s always a good time to refine and ensure you are ready to evaluate your communications strategies.
It’s been a long time since I walked into an all brown space to talk about net neutrality—a LONG time.
New America Foundation Panel: The Open Internet Goes to Court (featuring National Organizer Steven Renderos as one of the panelists)