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SHARE Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Trump's CNN Threat a Potential Abuse of Power
The U.S Department of Justice has told AT&T executives that they may need to divest Time Warner's Turner Networks -- including CNN -- for the regulator to approve AT&T's multibillion-dollar acquisition of the media giant, according to several media reports on Wednesday.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 19, 2010 Will Obama's FCC Sell Out Net Neutrality?
Tuesday is decision time for Net Neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission is finally voting on rules that could stop companies like Comcast and AT&T from blocking where you go on the Internet.The vote is a test for President Obama and Chairman Julius Genachowski. Will they deliver on earlier promises and pass strong Net Neutrality rules, or will they cave to the phone and cable lobby and give us a fake version?
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 12, 2016 Bernie Sanders: Chicago Mayor Picks Wall Street Pals over Public School Pupils
Bernie Sanders said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is caving into Wall Street bankers and making students pay the price by slashing Chicago public school budgets.
Emanuel already has closed 50 public schools and is threatening to close more, lay off more teachers and cut their pay because of a $480 million budget shortfall. Meanwhile, the city has continued to pay bankers who lured the school system into a risky investments
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 22, 2013 Journalism = Terrorism?
Stop Intimidating Journalists and Their Families
We're witnessing one of the most serious attacks on free speech we've ever seen ... and we've seen a lot.
SHARE Thursday, April 1, 2010 April Fails' Day
Did Fox really use an old interview with LL Cool J taped two years ago to promote Sarah Palin's new show? Did the Drudge Report really say that Nancy Pelosi "brings sexy back"? Our goal isn't just to give the media a failing grade -- we want it to pass. That's why we're connecting featured "fails" to important media reform campaigns, so we can work together to help build a better media. So go ahead and submit a link.
SHARE Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Losing Journalism
The FCC has begun to take a hard look at the future of media, and we need to make sure they hear from as many people as possible. This is your chance to stand up for better media by signing our mass declaration to the FCC.
SHARE Wednesday, February 2, 2011 No Internet Kill Switch
A million Egyptians took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the Mubarak regime and call for democratic reform.The government responded by cutting off Internet access and plunging the nation into digital darkness.Such drastic action is a new way for governments to smother popular movements worldwideWe also have cause for concern at home: to give our President authority to flip the kill switch on our Internet.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Help Us Expose Astroturf
Net Neutrality is under attack from "astroturf" groups -- phony grassroots organizations funded by powerful phone and cable companies to spread lies and misinformation.Their rhetoric is frozen in the Cold War era. All Net Neutrality really does is protect market innovation, consumer choice and free speech online.
SHARE Wednesday, March 17, 2010 The Great Internet Rip-Off
The FCC just released its National Broadband Plan.Based on the gushing media response,you'd think that America's Internet was sailing smoothly into the future.Think again.There are some good things in the plan,but it punts on the thorniest problems that Internet users face:astronomical prices,slow speeds and no real choices among providers.It's time we took a stand vs narrow corporate interests that have held Internet captive