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Special Report | A Free and Open Internet: The Latest from the Frontlines, Week Ending June 13, 2015

To ensure an Internet that's open, fast, secure, and affordable, contact the FCC, call your members of Congress, and support efforts to build a network that works for everyone, and not just the few. 

  • imce-images/net-neutrality_0.jpg9 New items including:
    • The Fight for Net Neutrality Is Far From Over
    • Stop the Congressional Assault on the Internet
    • Stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access
    • The Many Ways Congress Could Mess Up Net Neutrality
    • FCC Releases Net Neutrality Rules to Protect Internet Users, Stop Blocking and Discrimination Online
    • Raising Hopes, FCC Chairman Signals Stronger Stance on Net Neutrality Protections
    • Special Report | A Free and Open Internet: The Latest from the Frontlines, January 6, 2015
    • Re: Comcast
    • In Response to 'Unprecedented' Public Outcry, Obama Goes Big on Net Neutrality

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The Fight for Net Neutrality Is Far From Over, Compiled by David Culver , Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • The next stage of the battle is heating up with people on both sides of the debate gearing up for a war in the courts that could wind up torpedoing the rules and giving Internet providers more power to control the Web.
  • Part 1: Internet providers are opening a new front in the net neutrality fight
  • Part 2: This is the GOP’s new tactic to stop net neutrality

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Stop the Congressional Assault on the Internet, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Congress is trying to destroy the Internet. Again!
  • Part 1: Congress Is still Trying to Destroy Net Neutrality
  • Part 2: Stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access

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Stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access, CREDO Action

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The Many Ways Congress Could Mess Up Net Neutrality, Candace Clement, Free Press 

  • Now that the FCC’s historic Net Neutrality rules are out in the world, the real drama in Congress is about to get underway. In fact, anti-Net Neutrality mania is taking over Capitol Hill for the rest of the month.
  • Ensuring Net Neutrality Has a Long Tail





 

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FCC Releases Net Neutrality Rules to Protect Internet Users, Stop Blocking and Discrimination Online, Free Press

March 12, 2015 | On Thursday morning, the FCC released the rules and the text of the Open Internet Order it voted to approve on Feb. 26. The document provides the complete details on the agency's plan to reclassify broadband access under Title II of the Communications Act — the step needed to provide real Net Neutrality protections for Internet users, promote competition, access, and choice, and stop any phone and cable company plans to block, throttle and discriminate against online content.

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Raising Hopes, FCC Chairman Signals Stronger Stance on Net Neutrality Protections, Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams

  • Speaking at tech conference, Tom Wheeler appears to be following progressive call for reclassification.
  • Special Report | A Free and Open Internet: The Latest from the Frontlines

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Special Report | A Free and Open Internet: The Latest from the Frontlines, January 6, 2015, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • To ensure an Internet that's open, fast, secure, and affordable, contact the FCC, call your members of Congress, and support efforts to build a network that works for everyone, and not just the few. 
  • Part 1: Four Pivotal Internet Issues as the Year Turns 2015
  • Part 2: FCC Will Vote On Net Neutrality In February

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Re: Comcast, Nathan White, Demand Progress

Please help us call out the key Republican lawmakers who are shilling for Big Cable and working to kill Net Neutrality.

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In Response to 'Unprecedented' Public Outcry, Obama Goes Big on Net Neutrality, Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams

  • Grassroots groups say new White House plan 'may have saved the Internet at the moment it was in the greatest jeopardy.'
  • As the FCC has the final word on the net neutrality debate, advocates say that the "struggle" is not yet over. 

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The Fight for Net Neutrality Is Far From Over

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  • The next stage of the battle is heating up with people on both sides of the debate gearing up for a war in the courts that could wind up torpedoing the rules and giving Internet providers more power to control the Web.
  • Part 1: Internet providers are opening a new front in the net neutrality fight
  • Part 2: This is the GOP’s new tactic to stop net neutrality

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest



Part 1: Internet providers are opening a new front in the net neutrality fight

You may have assumed that the fight over net neutrality ended when the Federal Communications Commission approved strict new rules for Internet providers in February. In fact, it's far from over.

Brian Fung, Washington (DC) Post

May 14, 2015 | You may have assumed that the fight over net neutrality ended when the Federal Communications Commission approved strict new rules for Internet providers in February. In fact, it's far from over.

The next stage of the battle is heating up with people on both sides of the debate gearing up for a war in the courts that could wind up torpedoing the rules and giving Internet providers more power to control the Web.

Opening a new front Wednesday, the wireless and cable industries asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to put a temporary hold on some of the government's open Internet rules until their lawsuit challenging the regulations is resolved. Meanwhile, consumer advocacy organizations are lining up behind the Federal Communications Commission, vowing to help defend the agency's rules from legal assault.

Brian Fung covers technology for the Washington (DC) Post, focusing on telecom, broadband and digital politics. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic. 

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Part 2: This is the GOP’s new tactic to stop net neutrality.

A rider in a must-pass House appropriations bill takes aim at the FCC’s new regulations.

Brian FungWashington (DC) Post

Senate_Women_Voters-0dfc5-2960.jpg?uuid=RfOIUhBKEeWg_tzP6kZT7gJune 11, 2015 | The Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules officially go into effect  Friday. But Republicans are making a last-minute legislative push to keep them from taking effect. And their efforts to do so just cleared an important hurdle in the House.

GOP lawmakers have inserted a provision in a must-pass funding bill that prevents the FCC from enforcing its Internet provider regulations. The rules aim to keep providers from blocking or slowing Web sites, and they ban the selective speeding-up of sites in exchange for money. But a part of the legislation would freeze the rules until the Internet providers that have sued to overturn them receive an answer from the court. And on Thursday, the draft appropriations bill containing the measure was approved by the House Financial Services Subcommittee. 

Brian Fung covers technology for the Washington (DC) Post, focusing on telecom, broadband and digital politics. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic. 

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Look, a Deficit!: How NPR Distracts You From Issues That Will Actually Affect Your Life

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The reason the Fed raises interest rates is to slow the economy and keep people from getting jobs. This will prevent the labor market from tightening, which will prevent workers from having enough bargaining power to get pay increases. In that case, the bulk of the gains from economic growth will continue to go to those at the top end of the income distribution.

Dean Baker, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

100DollarBills.jpgNPR warns listeners that “the federal government is still adding to its overall debt”–even though the economy could actually benefit from increased deficit spending. (photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

May 28, 2015 | Billionaire Pete Peterson is spending lots of money to get people to worry about the debt and deficits, and National Public Radio is doing its part to try to promote Peterson’s cause with a Morning Edition piece that began by telling people that the next president “will have to wrestle with the federal debt.”

This is not true, but Peterson apparently hopes that he can distract the public from the factors that will affect their lives, most importantly the upward redistribution of income, and obsess on the country’s relatively small deficit. (A larger deficit right now would actually promote growth and employment.)

Economist Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. A version of this post originally appeared on CEPR’s blog Beat the Press (5/28/15).

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Subliminal Messages in Advertising: How They Affect Your Mind

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  • This change in brain activity puts your mind in a dream-like state and thus it turns off the higher critical functions of your brain. Being in this trance state can be disempowering, because your mind can easily be manipulated into accepting any message as truth. This is why TV is so effective for manipulating your mind.
  • How The Media Gently Influences You
  • TV’s white-guy industrial complex: Sunday morning’s shocking lack of diversity has gotten even worse.

P. L. Chang, The Mind Unleashed

2015/05/subliminal.jpgMay 29, 2015 | Have you ever wondered why we are so addicted to sex, drugs, food, fear, and violence? Are these addictions natural or have we been conditioned to become addicted to these things? If you understand how subliminal messages are used in advertising, you may agree with me that addictions are often not natural because they are usually the results of conditioned behaviors.

Since the day you were born, you have been bombarded with all types of negative subliminal and non-subliminal messages. Many companies created these messages to specifically target your subconscious mind, so that they can manipulate your mind to a certain point. Because of their subliminal tricks, they have slowly conditioned you to behave the way that they want you to behave.

P.L. Chang is the author and founder of EnergyFanatics.com and OmniThought.org, two informative blogs dedicated to exploring esoteric information about energy, health, conscious living, spiritual science, conspiracy, and exotic “free energy” technology. 

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How The Media Gently Influences You, Justin King, The Fifth Column / Anti-Media 

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The tactics of planting stories, seeding distrust, and releasing information out of context are the most effective methods of subtly manipulating the American people. When the US media refers to foreign outlets as propaganda outlets or state-run media, remember it’s a case of pot meeting kettle.

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TV’s white-guy industrial complex: Sunday morning’s shocking lack of diversity has gotten even worse, Jack Mirkinson, Salon

  • If it's Sunday, it's lots of white dudes (and not much else).
  • Baltimore: Media Behaving Badly, April 29, 2015

How The Media Gently Influences You

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  • The tactics of planting stories, seeding distrust, and releasing information out of context are the most effective methods of subtly manipulating the American people. When the US media refers to foreign outlets as propaganda outlets or state-run media, remember it’s a case of pot meeting kettle.
  • Subliminal Messages in Advertising: How They Affect Your Mind
  • Baltimore: Media Behaving Badly, April 29, 2015

Justin King, The Fifth Column / Anti-Media

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North Korea conducts nuclear missile test

 

Every once in a while the North Koreans launch a missile out into the ocean to test its capabilities and make a statement about how they’re needed to defend against US aggression. It’s always framed as an extremely provocative act. It certainly is when compared to the fact that the US hasn’t engaged in such tests since the 1950s right? Except, the US engages in the exact same type of temper tantrum nuclear missile tests. When was the last time the US tested a delivery system in a provocative manner? This week. The discussions about the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty didn’t go as planned, so the US pouted and then tested a Minuteman II InterContinental Ballistic Missile. The NPT conference chided the United States on violating international treaties on WMDs. You remember, the justification the US used to justify the invasion of Iraq? Didn’t hear about that? That wasn’t international or national news?

Justin King: My goal as a journalist is simple: to document the world and maybe in the process, make it a little better.

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Subliminal Messages in Advertising: How They Affect Your Mind, P. L. Chang, The Mind Unleashed

  • This change in brain activity puts your mind in a dream-like state and thus it turns off the higher critical functions of your brain. Being in this trance state can be disempowering, because your mind can easily be manipulated into accepting any message as truth. This is why TV is so effective for manipulating your mind.
  • How The Media Gently Influences You
  • TV’s white-guy industrial complex: Sunday morning’s shocking lack of diversity has gotten even worse

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Baltimore: Media Behaving Badly, April 29, 2015, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • "The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover." --Al Franken
  • Part 1: The media’s stunning Baltimore betrayal: Demonizing protesters & giving police brutality a pass
  • Part 2: Part 2: What we talk about when we talk about black protesters: A history of right-wing dogwhistles

TV’s white-guy industrial complex: Sunday morning’s shocking lack of diversity has gotten even worse.

  • If it's Sunday, it's lots of white dudes (and not much else).
  • Baltimore: Media Behaving Badly, April 29, 2015

Jack Mirkinson, Salon

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 | It was hard to be especially angry when the news broke last week that Jake Tapper would be taking over as host of CNN’s Sunday show “State of the Union,” replacing Candy Crowley, who stepped down as anchor last year. Tapper is, after all, one of the more interesting, sharp and watchable people on television. He could actually inject some much-needed life into the eternally dismal Sunday current affairs landscape.

If his ascension to the Sunday throne isn’t a cause for outrage, though, it still provides a depressing look at the cringeworthy lack of diversity in much of our elite media. Taken together with the recent promotion of John Dickerson to replace Bob Schieffer at “Face the Nation,” the Tapper news means that all five major Sunday shows will now be hosted by white men.

Here’s the breakdown.

Jack Mirkinson is the Senior Media Editor for the Huffington Post.

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Baltimore: Media Behaving Badly, April 29, 2015, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • "The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover." --Al Franken
  • Part 1: The media’s stunning Baltimore betrayal: Demonizing protesters & giving police brutality a pass
  • Part 2: Part 2: What we talk about when we talk about black protesters: A history of right-wing dogwhistles

Baltimore: Media Behaving Badly, April 29, 2015

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  • "The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover." --Al Franken
  • Part 1: The media’s stunning Baltimore betrayal: Demonizing protesters & giving police brutality a pass
  • Part 2: Part 2: What we talk about when we talk about black protesters: A history of right-wing dogwhistles

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest



Part 1: The media’s stunning Baltimore betrayal: Demonizing protesters & giving police brutality a pass

Cable news has distinguished itself as an authoritarian instrument most invested in protecting the powerful.

Jack Mirkinson, Salon

Screen-Shot-2015-04-28-at-2.39.04-PM-620x412.pngTuesday, Apr 28, 2015 | Late on Monday evening, CNN’s Don Lemon, who had traveled to Baltimore to cover the ongoing unrest there, found himself speaking to the city’s mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and to Maryland governor Larry Hogan.

Lemon—who, despite his current near-parodic status, was relatively restrained here—quizzed the two politicians for nearly 11 minutes, until they all but ran away from him. The confrontational stance may have been welcome, but the questions themselves left much to be desired. The only thing Lemon wanted to know was why, in his words, protesters had been given “too much leeway,” and why police had not been allowed to use “more restraints” against them sooner.

Jack Mirkinson: Huffington Post Senior Media Editor

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Part 2: What we talk about when we talk about black protesters: A history of right-wing dogwhistles

Ronald Reagan perfected the use of coded racial language to court white voters. His strategy persists to this day.

Conor LynchSalon

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Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 | “Liberals won’t get angry about the #BaltimoreRiots unless the rioters start carrying off loot in untaxed plastic bags.” So said Rep. Steve Stockman, R- Texas, in response to the violence in Baltimore last night.

What is perhaps most striking about this type of language, in ample display over the last several hours, is just how layered much of it is in language that subtly dehumanizes and pathologizes the black Baltimore residents who have come out to protest the death of Freddie Gray, who was killed in police custody earlier this month.

Conor Lynch: Freelance writer. I have written for Salon, The Hill, openDemocracy, The Richard Dawkins Foundation, and I regularly blog on Daily Kos about economics, politics, and science issues.

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