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May First / PeopleLink and Athens Indymedia Center
Our friends and Media Action Grassroots Network colleagues May First/Peoplelink's statement on their federal gag order.
Epic Direct Action: SumofUs puts the Google bus in the Slow Lane.
by Sum of us
A totally amazing direction by SumofUs volunteers. They put the Google bus in the slow lane.
Blog: Some Internet Activists Think Obama Didn't Go Far Enough
by Tracy Rosenberg
The enemies of net neutrality describe Title 2 as "the nuclear option," but it is actually a moderate compromise.
Giving Tuesday Kicks Off The Season
Support MA on Giving Tuesday. Communication rights are human rights.
Blog: Ferguson Is An Indictment. It's An Indictment Of The System.
by Tracy Rosenberg
The fake conversation about Ferguson goes like this:
Bay Area Speaks: A People's Hearing On The Internet
by Tracy Rosenberg
The second community town hall on net neutrality: thrown by the media justice community because the FCC would not.
Webcast of New York Speaks: The First Nationwide Net Neutrality Talkback
The complete webcast from the October 27th New York Speaks event at the Brooklyn Main Library.
Right To Report In The Digital Age: Journalists In An Era Of Increasing Harrassment
Media Alliance is proud to endorse the Right To Report In A Digital Age campaign from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Blog: What's Up At Comic-Con?
by Tracy Rosenberg
The algorithims of press pass distribution at big events can be a bit mysterious, but it impacts what we hear about them - and what we don't.
In Defense of Black Rage: Michael Brown, the Police, and the American Dream
by Brittney Cooper
A blog by Brittney Cooper in Salon that says what needs to be said about the ongoing slaughter of young people of color.
Media Policy
Fixing Congressional Oversight of National Security
A coalition of 50+ organizations (including Media Alliance) and individuals from across the ... more
Private Prisons Act of 2014 Introduced
U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) reintroduced the Private Prison Information Act ... more
30 Groups Object To Chevron Humanitarian Nomination
Update 12/9 Chevron did not win. Coke did. more
Proposed FCC Expansion of Curbs on Prison Phone Call Charges
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission proposed several additional new regulations to ... more
New WAM Initiative on Gender Harassment on Twitter
Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) has a collaboration with Twitter, aiming to cut down on the ... more
City of Oakland to Consider 1st in Nation Surveillance Ordinance
Oakland's City Council will consider a sweeping privacy policy and an ordinance requiring informed ... more
Global Net Neutrality
More than 35 groups from 19 countries agree on a universal definition of net neutrality. more
Muzzle Mumia Law Falls Outside the US Constitution
A prisoner gag law in Philadelphia, apparently triggered by rage at a recent commencement speech at ... more
USA Freedom Act: It May Be A Drop In The Bucket, But It's A First Step
Update: A first step that didn't happen. The USFA fell a few votes short in Congress. Stay tuned ... more
Bay Guardian Shut Down
The San Francisco Media Company suddenly and with no notice shut down the San Francisco Bay ... more

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