Net Neutrality

Re-published with permission from Art Killing Apathy On the eve of the FCC decision to uphold Net Neutrality, activists provided an artful activism show of continued support for digital rights and freedoms. Yesterday’s victory…

The Atlantic on why recent net neutrality foul-ups are really bad for business, especially the small start-ups that fuel innovation. via The Case for Rebooting the Network Neutrality Debate – ​Barbara van…

Via Media Roots:

Abby and Robbie discuss the reality of war: the pre-propaganda that has manufactured consent for the illegal occupations, video game warfare and cognitive dissonance in combat, the Marine urination scandal; Martin Luther King Jr. and historical revisionism minimizing how anti-imperialism was the main pillar of his philosophical platform; the CIA and the US covert war in Iran; SOPA, PIPA breakdown, the difference between copyright and fair use, the threat to net neutrality and websites like Media Roots under this overarching legislation.

Our beloved Federal Communications Commission has approved the highly controversial net neutrality rules, albeit in slightly watered-down form from those originally proposed.

In case you need a reminder as to why this is NOT a good thing, Al Franken lays it out for you:

alg_google-flamesFrom Alex Jones/InfoWars:

Google’s agreement with Verizon to speed certain Internet content to users opens the door to the complete sterilization of the world wide web as a force for political change. Under Google’s takeover plan, the Internet will closely resemble cable TV, independent voices will be silenced and the entire Internet will be bought up by transnational media giants.