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  • MLK

    Can You Hear Us Now?

    January 20, 2015
    Speaking just a few weeks before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard.”
  • Capitol

    UPDATE: Net Neutrality Hearings

    January 20, 2015
    On Wednesday, Congress held hearings on Net Neutrality and proposed legislation that would block the FCC's efforts to protect Internet users.
  • Rep._John_Lewis

    From #ReclaimMLK to #BlackLivesMatter, the Fight for Racial Justice Continues

    January 19, 2015
    As the country celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, activists are attempting to reclaim the civil rights leader’s legacy.
  • Don't Let Congress (and Comcast) Derail Real Net Neutrality

    January 15, 2015
    There's a rule of thumb for influencing policy in Washington: When you're winning, hurry up. And when you're losing, slow everything down.
  • Internet Cats Unite!

    January 15, 2015
    Stroll by the FCC today and you’ll come upon an unusual sight: Cats rallying for Net Neutrality.
  • 11 Key Moments in 365 Days of Net Neutrality

    January 15, 2015
    On the anniversary of the Verizon v. FCC court decision that jumpstarted a nationwide movement for Net Neutrality, we look back at the biggest moments over the last 365 days.
  • Obama-broadband-video

    President Obama Gets Behind Muni-Broadband

    January 14, 2015
    President Obama stands up to the phone and cable lobby and advocates for community broadband.
  • Capitol

    Congress, Do No Harm

    January 12, 2015
    All signs show that the FCC is embracing Title II to protect the open Internet — but some members of Congress are threatening to disrupt everything.
  • Tom-Wheeler

    You Won't Believe This

    January 8, 2015
    Breaking news: At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler signaled that he will move to protect Net Neutrality by reclassifying Internet-access service under Title II of the Communications Act.
  • Black Lives Depend on a Free and Open Internet

    December 31, 2015
    In 2012, I watched as cable news stations posthumously put Trayvon Martin on trial for his own murder, and broadcasted his killer’s acquittal, George Zimmerman.

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