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Nativist Labels, Latino Lives

Victor Guijarro was a community organizer with La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles and a leader in Minneapolis, MN.  Recently, he was arrested while driving in Ohio en route to visit family in New York.

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You Want An iPad. We Want To Go To Detroit.

When we sat down to register for this year’s Allied Media Conference, we froze—between the Media Justice League (MJL) and Local782, we have 12 people who want to go.   And a seriously tight travel budget.  

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GROUNDBREAKING: “Tribal Priority” Radio Broadbast Licensing Procedures Established by the FCC

Guest blog by, Traci Morris, Policy and Program Analyst, Native Public Media In an unprecedented effort to open new opportunities in the broadcasting field for American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) has adopted an order establishing a new “Tribal Priority” in the broadcast licensing regulatory process

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Broadband Stories: Internet Helps New Immigrants Connect to Loved Ones

For New York City's immigrant neighborhoods and communities of color, broadband Internet access isn't just about social networking or watching TV shows. The Internet provides an affordable link to home, it opens doors to new education and job opportunities, it's an essential organizing tool, and it is a space to share community based media and journalism.

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Important: Tell the FCC to Re-establish Its Authority Now!

Civil Rights Champions, Leaders, and Allies: Big media companies and Internet Service Providers are trying to make the Internet a closed, gated community- placing innovation, opportunity, and democracy at risk.

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The Bills Are Too High!

The internet is quickly becoming an essential utility, but poor communities in Philadelphia can't afford access, and are also facing rising energy costs. On February 15th, as part of MAG-Net's National Day of Action, Media Mobilizing Project hosted a community forum at Temple University called "The Bills Are Too High."

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The Good, the Bad, and the Broadband Plan: Can We Afford Affordability?

Guest Blog by Steven Renderos, Media Justice Organizer, Main Street Project The good news is we finally have a broadband plan.  Now, on to the bad news.  Just kidding.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently delivered “Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan” to Congress which lays out recommendations for how the country should proceed in fully harnessing the, “power and promise of broadband.”

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Key Takeaways for Libraries from FCC National Broadband Plan

This guest blog, by Amy Sonnie, originally appearred on 'the banned librarian' on March 18th, 2010. “The Broadband Plan was shaped by input from all corners of the U.S.; yet, it was a broad grassroots effort that assured rural and Indigenous communities, people of color, low-income residents and small businesses were heard. These groups collected stories from digital "haves and have-nots," met with FCC Commissioners, hosted teach-ins, and garnered media attention to educate the public.

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Grassroots Voices on the Broadband Plan

As the FCC releases a new broadband policy and congress prepares to take up the issues of universal broadband and net neutrality, people across the country are speaking out about the lack of affordable and accessible broadband Internet service in their communities.

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The Internet Gave Me a Voice

Guest Blog by Jordan Berg-Powers,   Outreach Coordinator, Free Press As a high school kid, I fell in love with the Internet. It was a place where I could go home after school and chat with five friends on IM, share hip hop songs from the local Philly scene, and even learn about love and relationships.