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Net Neutrality, Accessibility, and the Disability Community

This morning, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai revealed his proposal to repeal Net Neutrality rules. It’s bad. Pai’s priorities are clear: he wants to wield control to powerful telecom companies at the expense of everyday people like you, me and Alice Wong, author of today’s blog. Wong is founder of the Disability Visibility Project, co-partner in 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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Messaging This Moment: A Handbook for Progressive Communicators

The rise of Trumpism has challenged every single aspect of being for progressives and our organizations. It is, as many of us have been saying, an existential threat to everything we care about: economic justice, racial and gender equality, a livable planet and global peace. The message and narrative challenges of the moment are critical Read more

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Out of Struggle: Strengthening and expanding movement journalism in the U.S. South

Project South’s “Out of Struggle: Strengthening and Expanding Movement Journalism in the U.S. South” explores how journalism can meet the information needs of communities under attack in an increasingly dangerous political environment. The scope of the report includes: Historic precedents and recent examples of journalism and social movements working in tandem to intervene on injustice Read more

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Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online Report

Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online is a new report from Data & Society which offers comprehensive insight into why the media was vulnerable to manipulation from radicalized groups that emerged from a variety of internet subcultures in 2016. Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online points to a potentially significant shift in democratic norms, and indicates emerging Read more

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Free Speech Radio News Going Silent After 17 Years of Movement Reporting

“I am 70 feet up in a red oak tree here in Bloomington, Indiana.”  That was the opening of one of my first radio pieces for Free Speech Radio News back in 2001. The piece features an interview with a tree sitter who was using his body to block  bulldozers from downing an ancient grove Read more

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Resource Guide: Shot on Camera, Documenting the Police

On September 22, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) hosted a Media Justice Salon, SHOT ON CAMERA: Documenting the Police. While the police are being equipped with body- worn cameras to record the public, the public’s right to record the police is being contested. During the Salon, Nicole Carty from SumOfUs, Priscila Neru from Witness, Read more

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Grassroots Perspectives on Media Justice Organizing

Grassroots Perspectives on Media Justice Organizing Radical History Review: Interviews Betty Yu, Todd Wolfson, and Rusita Avila. By Lyell Davies Building a National Media Justice Movement: An Interview with Betty Yu, Membership Organizer, Media Action Grassroots Network, the Center for Media Justice