The MAG-Net Blog

Aug 26, 2014
On Monday August 25th we filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission signed by 65 social justice groups, and consumer advocates calling on the FCC to block the Comcast-Time Warner merger.  Over The letter outlines the harm the $45 billion merger would have on cable customers, community media, and the future of the Internet. As the letter states:
Aug 19, 2014
Below is a press release from our New York MAG-Net anchor, May First/People Link, whose servers were hit with a DOS attack (Denial of Service).  The attacks seem to be directed at Palestinian rights organizations whose websites are supported by May First/People Link.  For more information or interview requests contact Alfredo Lopez (alfredo [at] mayfirst [dot] org).
Jul 15, 2014
July 15, 2014 Ms. Marlene H. Dortch Secretary, Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, GN Docket No. 14-28; Framework for Broadband Internet Service, GN Docket No 10-127; A National Broadband Plan for Our Future, GN Docket No. 09-51; State of Wireless Competition, WT Docket No. 13-135;...
Jul 2, 2014
If we are to develop responsive theories that reflect and meet the urgent call for intervention that at times is a dull ache and at others is siren-loud, we have to start with our bodies, our lives, our experiences. What does surveillance look like? How do we recognize it? 
May 30, 2014
Ren is the DJ: A podcast hosted by Steven Renderos (aka DJ Ren) interviewing the many talented voices of the media justice movement.   
May 28, 2014
"We the people need real net neutrality to help 'police' the police, politicians and corporations that own them." -Dan Yo Lay, Comedian
May 27, 2014
Last week, members of the Media Action Grassroots Network alongside Consumers Union, Free Press, Common Cause, and the Media Mobilizing Project hosted a protest outside of the Comcast Shareholders meeting in Philadelphia, PA to oppose their proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. 
May 21, 2014
By Traci Morris, crossposted from Homahota Consulting One of the biggest stories in the news last week was Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is defined by the Federal Communications Commission as “Open Internet;” although they make no mention of platforms or services. The FCC does not currently havejurisdiction to regulate the internet; hard to believe isn’t it?
May 19, 2014
Communities in Philadelphia and around the country have had it with Comcast. High prices and constant rate increases.  Bad service and little choice.  Now, Comcast wants to buy Time Warner Cable – which would combine the country’s #1 and #2 cable and internet companies and create a single giant media monopoly.  This means more expensive service, far less...