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Young Leaders Fight Back Against Criminalization and Surveillance

Today, many tech-savvy youth are at least somewhat aware of the limits of their privacy online. Memes about FBI agents watching us through our cell phone cameras have been popular recently. However, this isn’t anything new. This has been a part of a long history of youth criminalization and surveillance. Most young people are unaware Read more

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Lifeline Subscribers Demand Their Right to Communicate

The fight continues to ensure the right to communicate extends to everyone, not just those who can afford the minutes and gigabytes. Last week, we took that fight directly to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) where Chairman Pai and other majority FCC commissioners are working to dismantle Lifeline—a program that more than 15 million people Read more

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We just sued the FBI for hiding its surveillance of Black activists and organizations.

The FBI is using the invented label “Black Identity Extremists” to justify its ongoing surveillance of Black activists. They have refused to provide the information we requested to learn more about why this label exists and which Black people and organizations are being targeted as a result. So today we partnered with the ACLU to Read more

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Every Movement Should Be About Sex Worker Rights

With Women’s History Month underway, our country has a lot to grapple with regarding the status of women and non-binary people. We have a rich and vibrant herstory of women making the world better in science, technology, organizing, and pretty much every other aspect of life.   As we kick off this celebration of women’s Read more

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Defending Survivors, Liberating Futures

This past weekend, Team #MediaJustice joined over 200 survivors, organizers, and advocates to participate in the Defending Survivors: Liberating Futures convening, hosted by Survived and Punished, to end the criminalization of gender-based violence survivors. For many survivors, domestic violence, rape, and other forms of gendered violence are entangled with systems of incarceration, police violence, and Read more

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Prison Phone Justice is a Gender Justice Issue: The Legacy of Mrs. Martha Wright-Reed

Mrs. Martha Wright-Reed’s fight for prison phone justice started more than 20 years ago when the Lorton Correctional Facility in Virginia was closed.  Under the 1997 National Capital Revitalization and Self Government Improvement Act, those incarcerated at Lorton Correctional Facility were to be sent to for-profit private prisons. Among those incarcerated people was Mrs. Martha Wright-Reed’s Read more

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On The Oscars and the Pursuit of Structural Change

This past weekend, tons of actors, actresses, filmmakers and Hollywood’s biggest stars descended on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the biggest night in media and film, the 91st Academy Awards. The annual culmination of “awards season,” this year’s Oscars made history by boasting many firsts: Black Panther’s Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler Read more

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Speak Out Against Electronic Monitoring in Illinois!

The fight to reduce the use of electronic monitoring in Illinois is just beginning—and we need your help to keep up the pressure. This Friday February 22nd, from 10 am to 12 pm, the House Judiciary Committee of Illinois is holding a public hearing on the use of electronic monitors for people released from prison. Read more

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What We Deserve, Not What We Will Concede

This past weekend, Team #MediaJustice touched down in Atlanta for the Black Movement Convergence, a convening hosted by Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) that brought together Black activists, organizers, advocates and more who are carrying out movement work with the goal of Black liberation and self-determination. At this current political moment, where white nationalism and the Read more