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Coalition Sends Letter to California Gov.—Urging Him to Sign Net Neutrality Bill

After months of grassroots organizing and lobbying from activists, organizers, policy advocates, and Internet users themselves, the California State Senate last week finally passed SB 822, the most comprehensive net neutrality bill in the country. The bill seeks to stop the blocking and throttling of lawful traffic online, and prevent Internet service providers from implementing paid Read more

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Our joy is more powerful than their hate, our rage and resistance is righteous

Earlier this month, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists tried to claim space in Chocolate City, promoting the incredibly over-hyped Unite the Right 2, a sequel to last year’s rally in Charlottesville that ended in the murder of Heather Heyer, and the brutalization of several other counter protesters. While the concept of the white supremacist rally may Read more

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Black Joy Reigned Supreme at Rise Up Fight Back March

A couple dozen racist ralliers intent on “uniting the right.” Met by thousands of counter protestors resisting white supremacy.  Sunday’s “Rise Up Fight Back” March in Washington D.C. was a powerful demonstration of how Black joy, celebration and protest can prevail against hate, bigotry and other hallmarks of White nationalism in our country.  Led and Read more

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Team Media Justice is in New Orleans for Netroots Nation!

This week in New Orleans, Team Media Justice is joining over 3,000 online organizers, grassroots activists, and independent media makers at the annual Netroots Nation conference. See below for a full schedule of events featuring our network and check out these two panels starring Media Justice staff members: TODAY at 1pm CT: The FCC’s War on the Read more

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Color of Surveillance Delegation Shines in D.C.

Last week in D.C., we helped organize a delegation of leading Muslim, Arab and South Asian American activists from around the country—assembled to demand an end to the high-tech surveillance and harassment of their communities. Members of the group spoke on a panel during a briefing with the Congressional Black Caucus, made impactful presentations at Read more

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Freedom of Information: Our Latest Media Justice Salon

On June 26, the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) hosted a Media Justice Salon: Freedom of Information: Exposing Surveillance & High Tech Policing. Guest speakers included Hamid Khan from the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Matt Cagle from the ACLU of Northern California, and Rend Smith from Working Narratives.  Together, we discussed the proliferation of high Read more

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Communities of Color in California Push Forward Net Neutrality Bill

Civil rights groups, including the Center for Media Justice (CMJ), applauded the agreement between California legislators yesterday to move forward with a bill which would ensure the strongest state-level net neutrality protections in the nation. After the original version of SB 822 was gutted in a committee hearing two weeks ago – in a move Read more

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“A Lifeline for Families”: Advocating for Prison Phone Justice in D.C.

Rallying support behind the Inmate Calling Technical Corrections Act (S.2520), the Center for Media Justice and members of our Media Action Grassroots Network – including Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC) and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights – joined other criminal justice reform leaders for a Prison Phone Justice advocacy day at the U.S. Senate yesterday. Read more

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Team Media Justice Shows Up for Net Neutrality in D.C.

Continuing the fight for a free and open internet for people of color and poor people nationwide, community leaders from the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to save net neutrality. Participation in the national “Day of Advocacy,” organized by Public Knowledge, Center for Media Justice and other allied Read more