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In Harm's Way: The Dangers of a World Without Net Neutrality

  • The Internet is one of the greatest things humanity has ever created, and who knows what we’ll be able to do with it next.  Let’s make sure there will always be plenty of room for the unexpected, by making certain no new business or service has to make a special deal to be able to meaningfully connect to users.
  • Take Action to Stop the Attack on Net Neutrality.

April Glaser, Electronic Frontier Foundation

neutrality-3.png June 6, 2014 | Last month the FCC released its proposal for America’s new network neutrality rules. Unfortunately, the agency’s proposal included rules that would permit Internet providers to prioritize certain websites, e.g., make deals with some services for a faster and better path to subscribers. While the FCC claims it is not endorsing such deals, the proposed rules will inevitably be read as exactly that.

The parties most threatened by this kind of network discrimination are those who are trying to make novel and unanticipated uses of the network and who cannot afford payola

April Glaser is a staff activist at EFF, where she focuses on community outreach and blogs about a wide range of digital rights issues. She works directly with community organizations interested in promoting free speech, privacy, and innovation in digital spaces, and she lectures frequently on these topics.

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Take Action to Stop the Attack on Net NeutralityJosh LevyFreePress.net

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Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) has introduced a bill that would prevent the FCC from reclassifying Internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon as common carriers. This is the exact opposite of what will protect the open Internet.

 

 

Special Project | Sign the Petition: Week Ending June 8, 2014

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  • “A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is, but to make people mad enough to do something about it.” --Mark Twain
  • 8 New Items including:
    • Take Action to Stop the Attack on Net Neutrality
    • I wish I could say this is a new low
    • The postcard the NRA doesn't want you to send
    • Take Action: End U.S. Military Aid to Colombia's Army
    • Support the right to know what's in your food! 
    • Tell BP to Pay Up
    • First Citizens United. Now McCutcheon
    • Halt Momentum Toward War in Ukraine

David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Take Action to Stop the Attack on Net Neutrality, Josh Levy, FreePress.net

Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) has introduced a bill that would prevent the FCC from reclassifying Internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon as common carriers. This is the exact opposite of what will protect the open Internet.

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I wish I could say this is a new low, Heather Shelby, Environmental Defense Fund

  • Once again, our opponents've taken the low road in their efforts to scare Americans and block action—this time running an absurd print ad in Politico that compares the EPA to terrorists, militias, and anarchists.
  • This is going to be a bare knuckles campaign and we need you in our corner. 

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The postcard the NRA doesn't want you to send, Andy Kelley, Digital Programs Manager, Democracy for America 

  • In the wake of the tragic shooting at UC Santa Barbara this past weekend, Democracy for America is standing with our friends at Everytown for Gun Safety and with all those working to reduce gun violence and make our streets and homes into safer places for our families. 
  • Take%20Action%20button%20with%20arrows.jpg In that spirit, we wanted to share with you this simple action you can take to let your elected officials know that you will no longer tolerate inaction when it comes to gun safety. Read the message from John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, below.
  • NRA’s constitutional fraud: The truth behind the “right to bear arms”
  • How the NRA Enables Massacres

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Take Action: End U.S. Military Aid to Colombia's Army, John Lindsay-Poland, SOA Watch

  • School of the Americas Instructor Who Oversaw Dozens of Killings Leads U.S.-Backed Army
  • Agents of Destabilization in Venezuela: The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy

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Support the right to know what's in your food! Consumers Union

  • Stop this ridiculous end-run on your right to know what's in the food you eat!
  • 5 Tips on How to Avoid GMO Foods in the Grocery Store
  • Monsanto & Friends Make Biggest Illegal Contribution on Record to Stop GMO Labeling

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Tell BP to Pay Up, Ocean Conservancy

  • 4th Anniversary of BP Oil Spill
  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health
  • Tomgram | Carbon Delirium, The Race for What’s Left

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First Citizens United. Now McCutcheon, Credo Action

  • We think if the Supreme Court is going to consistently side with corporations and the wealthy at the expense of our democracy, they might as well give up their pretense to impartiality. So we’re going to send robes with the logos of the big corporations to the “justices” who voted for Citizens United and this new terrible decision.
  • If you want to add your name to the card we deliver along with the robes, use this form to add your name.
  • A new experiment shows how money buys access to Congress.

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Halt Momentum Toward War in Ukraine, David Swanson, War Is A Crime.org

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Take Action to Stop the Attack on Net Neutrality.

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Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) has introduced a bill that would prevent the FCC from reclassifying Internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon as common carriers. This is the exact opposite of what will protect the open Internet.

Josh Levy, FreePress.net

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.freepress.net/outreach/May 30, 2014 Support for Net Neutrality is building — in the streets, in Congress, in Silicon Valley and at kitchen tables around the country. But the more traction it gets, the more vicious the attacks on the open Internet have become.

Enter Rep. Bob Latta who has just introduced a bill (H.R. 4752)1 that would stop the FCC from taking the necessary step to protect real Net Neutrality. It's a move that borders on insulting and actually forbids the FCC from doing what millions of people, companies, innovators, artists and organizations have been urging it to do: reclassify broadband providers as common carriers.

Take%20Action%20button%20with%20arrows.jpg Tell Congress to say no to this toxic bill.

Reclassification is the only way to stop companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from creating fast and slow lanes online. If the FCC fails to take this simple step — or if it's restricted from doing so — the Internet as we know it could be lost. That's exactly what AT&T, Comcast and Verizon want. These companies are paying good money to make sure Congress does their bidding.

Take%20Action%20button%20with%20arrows.jpg Tell Congress: A vote for this bill is a vote against the open Internet.

In Washington, the only thing more powerful than lobbyists' cash is the united voice of the people. Let's stop this thing in its tracks.

Josh, Candace, Misty and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team

Reference: H.R.4752: To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to limit the authority of the Federal Communications Commission over providers of broadband Internet access service: http://act.freepress.net/go/16045?t=9&akid=4795.8906785.HK8D0W

P.S.: Does this image look familiar? It should ... it's the same one we used the last time Congress tried to destroy Net Neutrality years ago. We won then and we can win again, but we need your help.

Josh Levy leads Free Press’ campaigns to restore Net Neutrality, stop government and corporate surveillance, curb media consolidation and promote press freedom. Before joining Free Press, Josh was the managing editor of Change.org.

 

I wish I could say this is a new low

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  • Once again, our opponents've taken the low road in their efforts to scare Americans and block action—this time running an absurd print ad in Politico that compares the EPA to terrorists, militias, and anarchists.
  • This is going to be a bare knuckles campaign and we need you in our corner. 

Heather Shelby, Environmental Defense Fund

Monte Wolverton 

June 5, 2014 | This week, the EPA unveiled their Clean Power Plan—a historic effort that will, for the first time ever, regulate greenhouse gas pollution from America's power plants. It's a common-sense solution to a serious problem.

But, our opponents don't see it that way. Once again, they've taken the low road in their efforts to scare Americans and block action—this time running an absurd print ad in Politico that compares the EPA to terrorists, militias, and anarchists.

Yes, it's silly and childish and vitriolic. But it does demonstrate a desperation from our opponents and underscores how hard they're willing to fight back.

 

sign-btn.png This is going to be a bare knuckles campaign and we need you in our corner. Please take action now to tell EPA and Congress that you support strong limits on carbon emissions from America's power plants.

Heather Shelby is Action Network Coordinator at Environmental Defense Fund

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The postcard the NRA doesn't want you to send

  • In the wake of the tragic shooting at UC Santa Barbara this past weekend, Democracy for America is standing with our friends at Everytown for Gun Safety and with all those working to reduce gun violence and make our streets and homes into safer places for our families. 
  • Take%20Action%20button%20with%20arrows.jpg In that spirit, we wanted to share with you this simple action you can take to let your elected officials know that you will no longer tolerate inaction when it comes to gun safety. Read the message from John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, below.
  • NRA’s constitutional fraud: The truth behind the “right to bear arms”

How the NRA Enables Massacres

Andy Kelley, Digital Programs Manager, Democracy for America

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editors Jim Fuller and Amelia Kroeger

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Postcard%20Not%20One%20More.jpgThu, 29 May 2014 | On Tuesday night, I (John Feinblatt, President, Everytown for Gun Safety ) was on MSNBC following Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher was shot and killed at UC Santa Barbara. Earlier that day, Mr. Martinez inspired Americans with this idea:

"Today, I'm going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: Not One More. People are looking for something to do. I'm asking people to stand up for something. Enough is enough."

Everytown for Gun Safety celebrates Mr. Martinez's courage, and we want to make his idea a reality.

Take%20Action%20button%20with%20arrows.jpg Click here to sign a postcard, and we'll mail one in your name to each of your members of Congress and your governor to tell them that Not One More person should die from our broken gun laws.

Here's what the postcards will look like (above).

Mr. Martinez is right. Not one more person should die because of our broken gun laws. Not one more father should lose his child to gun violence. And not one more politician should put the gun lobby ahead of the lives of Americans.

Our elected officers need to know that we will no longer tolerate inaction. Not one more person should die needlessly. Not one more.

Take%20Action%20button%20with%20arrows.jpg Click here and we'll send a postcard to your members of Congress and your governor telling them that not one more person should die because of our broken gun laws.

Thanks for standing with us.

 

Related:

NRA’s constitutional fraud: The truth behind the “right to bear arms” Heather Digby Parton, Salon

  • The notion that the framers meant for every nut to have unlimited guns is a sham. Here's the little-known reality.
  • How the NRA Enables Massacres

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How the NRA Enables Massacres, Cliff Schecter, Daily Beast

As a shooting spree leaves seven dead in California, the gun lobby is trying to thwart attempts to study gun deaths and officials who see gun violence as a public health crisis.

 

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