Not Just for geeks!
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
It's not just for geeks anymore...
Along with thousands of concerned internet users, I wrote to the FCC to support net neutrality—only to find that the comment process had been hacked and corrupted by millions of fake emails.
This week FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced the rollback of regulations that prevent internet providers from blocking or slowing access to certain websites. The elimination of net-neutrality rules opens the door to preferential treatment for some content providers, and closes doors for others. It may be too late now to change the outcome, but don't hesitate to contact your elected representatives with your embittered complaints.
A quick explanation of the issue: (Video, 2 min)
A look at what could change: (Article, 6 min read)
A letter from NY State Attorney General about hacking of the public comments: (Article, 4 min read)
Slate Magazine: I Have to Ask, 'That Was a Damn Lie': Jelani Cobb on What Obama Got Wrong About Race in America (17 min)
"...Obama is somebody who’s kind of a congenital optimist about race... I would hear Obama and say, 'I’m sorry, but I don’t think you’re entirely cognizant of what these people will do to stop you.' "
The Guardian: 'Women are pissed': Trump protest turns to action – and surge in female candidates by Tom McCarthy
Fifth in the Guardian's series "The Promise", examining Trump voters in Pennsylvania's former steel country. Women are indeed filing, running and winning in municipal elections. But is it enough? Will the movement outlive the moment?
New York Times: The Voices in Blue America's Head by Jason Zengerle
“…Democracy is not just a job for politicians,” says Jon Favreau. A small group from the communications department of the Obama White house decided that “Pod Save America” and Crooked Media could be their contribution to the anti-Trump resistance.
Outraged? Ready to do something about it? Learn how to take effective action using free resources from Harvard's Resistance School and Mobilize America in this video from our own Karen McCann.
For more ways to take action check out the action plans put together by PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange), Americans of Conscience andIndivisible; or watch the four sessions of the Fall 2017 series of theResistance School, Leadership: Story, Structure, Strategy.
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