Jan 25, 2013
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s plan to allow greater media consolidation in local markets could wipe out many of the remaining TV station owners of color left in the country.
Jan 23, 2013
In a recent column, Chairman Genachowski explains why the U.S. Needs 'Gigabit Communities.' He's right, but refuses to do anything meaningful to get us there. It starts off with an accurate observation...
Walking the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show last week, I kept thinking of that line from Jaws, "You're going to need a bigger boat." All the...
Jan 15, 2013
By Josh Levy
This weekend, the Internet lost one of its biggest champions.
Aaron Swartz, age 26, died on Friday. The cause was suicide. The loss to his friends, colleagues, fellow activists and the Internet at large is enormous.
Jan 7, 2013
Anchoring our Southwest Region, Southwest Workers’ Union (SWU) is an organization of low-income workers and families, community residents, and youth, united in one organizational struggle for worker rights, environmental justice and community empowerment.
Dec 3, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission could vote at any time in the next two weeks to drastically relax media ownership rules and make it easier for corporations to further consolidate media in our communities. It would drastically cut down on the number of TV and radio stations owned by women and people of color. With people of color owning only 5% of TV stations and 8...
Dec 2, 2012
In a recent Philadelphia Weekly, Randy LoBasso wrote about the Comcast Corporation’s decision to lobby the City of Philadelphia against a paid sick-leave bill set to be introduced in January 2013. If the bill looks anything like a similar measure vetoed by Mayor Michael Nutter in June 2011, it would, if passed, require employers of five...
Nov 28, 2012
In February of this year I moved half way across the country from the Minne-Apple (Minneapolis) to the Big Apple (New York City). The move brought with it my current job, National Organizer with the Center for Media Justice, and 24/7 access to all the arts, music and culture my heart desired. For music, all roads lead to New York and in my short time here I’ve managed to see...
Nov 26, 2012
“Inmates could afford to make calls if they quit smoking.” –Commissioner Clyde Holloway of Louisiana.
Nov 15, 2012
Washington DC- Today, at a rally for fair prison phone rates, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced that Chairman Genachowski has begun circulating a further notice of proposed rulemaking for a vote. This marked the first step forward in a ten- year effort to make the price of inter-state calls from prison affordable.
The midday rally, sponsored by the Campaign for Prison Phone...
Nov 15, 2012
The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice is a national effort challenging prison phone kickbacks and the U.S. Prison Telephone Industry. The campaign is jointly led by: Media Action Grassroots Network, Working Narratives, Prison Legal News and Participant Media as part of the social action campaign for Ava Duvernay's film Middle of Nowhere.