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Communications Workers of America District 9 Action at AT&T Shareholders (tags)
Observe Randall Stephenson and the AT&T Board of Directors and Shareholders; their connections to BIG MONEY. Learn about their efforts to silence the voices of labor and progressive shareholders seeking transparency in their political donations and lobbying.
KPFK votes in local board. Join them in meeting. (tags)
After lots of conflict and infighting, the elections reveal the new LSB members and delegates to Pacifica board. At the Jan 24 @ 1pm meeting , the rest of us, public-members of KPFK, can see and maybe meet, the board - those who can maybe influence how the radio station runs or continues to fail it's sponsors. At an easy to find location. see KPFK.org for details under 'events' on home page.
Los Angeles Joins Nationwide #WaveOfAction Occupation of FCC Offices to #SaveTheInternet (tags)
The #WaveOfAction to #SaveTheInternet swept through twenty cities across the United States on Thursday, May 15, 2014, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules to drastically change how the Internet operates.
FCC Decision Opens Radio Airwaves Nationwide (tags)
Internet Freedom Threatened (tags)
Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)
"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.
Congressional Anti-Internet Freedom Bills (tags)
Activists Host "Radio Summer" in San Diego August 29 (tags)
Members of San Diego's activist community gathered together at the Media Arts Center in North Park on August 29 to hear about how low-power FM (LPFM) radio can create new opportunities for progressive media and break the Right-wing stranglehold on the local airwaves. The attendees heard a presentation via Skype from Philadelphia-based Ian Smith of the Prometheus Radio Project, which was instrumental in lobbying Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the LPFM opportunity in the first place, and also heard from representatives of the World Beat Center, Media Rights Coalition and Activist San Diego.
Media Arts Center Hosts "Radio Summer" August 29 (tags)
The Prometheus Radio Project, a nationwide organization working to broaden the range of community voices available on America's audio airwaves, scored a major victory in July when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally set up a licensing rule for thousands of new low-power FM (LPFM) radio stations, including some in urban areas previously ineligible for these grass-roots local stations. Now Prometheus is promoting a series of events called "Radio Summer" to organize people to obtain these licenses and get their stations on the air. The Media Arts Center of San Diego is hosting a "Radio Summer" event Monday, August 29, 6 to 8 p.m. at their office, 2921 El Cajon Boulevard (near 30th St.) in North Park, with a wide variety of other organizations in coalition. So if you're tired of the San Diego airwaves seeming to be the private preserve of the extreme Right, that's where you need to be next Monday!
Mera Szendro Bok’s New Media Rights Hosts Drumbeat-San Diego Feb. 5 (tags)
Drumbeat San Diego, part of a nationwide mobilization of independent media activists for skills-building, networking and activism, will be held Saturday, February 5, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Queen Bee’s Arts and Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio Street in North Park. Zenger’s Newsmagazine recently interviewed Mera Szendro Bok, director of New Media Rights, whose organization is one of the key players building the local event. She talked about Drumbeat, about the media rights landscape in general, and how individuals can fight to keep the Internet free and open and prevent it from becoming yet another transmission belt communicating only the anti-progressive, anti-human “free market” message of all other corporate media.
BTL:Open Internet Activists: FCC Net Neutrality Rules a Sell-Out to Telecommunications Ind (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Net Neutrality Threatened (Part II) (tags)
Net Neutrality threatened
BTL:Google & Verizon Plan Would End Free, Public Internet as We Now Know It (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
“Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” (tags)
Election fraud expert Steven Freeman headlined “Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood July 1. The event featured a wide variety of anti-corporate presentations and showed the role of corporations in promoting and profiting from every current social evil, from war to the exploitation of immigrants and denial of the reality of climate change. It also exposed the role of corporate media and discussed ways people can challenge it.
The Struggle for Net Neutrality (tags)
struggle for a free and open Internet
Dr. Helen Caldicott Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Dr. Helen Caldicott, a powerful international activist against nuclear weapons and nuclear power for over a quarter-century, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego October 23 and painted a picture of global warming as an imminent apocalypse that requires immediate action to develop alternative energy sources and stop using fossil fuels. She also denounced the public-relations campaigns aimed at convincing people that global warming isn't a threat, and said climate-change deniers like Rush Limbaugh directly threaten the survival of the earth and therefore should not be allowed to broadcast.
THE NEWS CRISIS AT PACIFICA (tags)
An unholy alliance of truthists, sectarians, and voting system fanatics, led by an unwilling reject of the Church of Scientology, have used the new governance structure to take control of the commanding heights of Pacifica’s management.
Do Cell Phones Really Cause Cancer? (tags)
Cell phones use a form of radiation called radio frequency (RF) to send their signal. This RF radiation is regulated by the FCC, and has been deemed safe by a number of government and private scientific studies. However, some studies have found that the radiation from cell phones may increase the chance of developing cancer and other health problems.
Pacifica Radio Coup Redux Part II (tags)
New York: An Examination of the Current Coup Attempt at WBAI With Reference to the KPFA Takeover in 2000
DoJ argues against net neutrality, says - trust us (tags)
By Nate Anderson | Published: September 06, 2007 - 03:53PM CT
The High Price of Cell Phones (tags)
Cell Phone technology has gone mainstream recently. Almost everyone, it seems, has a cell phone or similar device. The advantages of having this technology are readily available and promoted in the advertising for these products, but what about the drawbacks and dangers? This paper will shine some light on the dark side of widespread cell phone use, including possible radiation exposure and brain injury risk, increased risks of vehicle accidents, the disruptions caused by ringing phones and those who talk on them in inappropriate places, the financial costs of monthly fees and surcharges for services, the high turnover rate of phones resulting in large amounts of e-waste, hand muscle strains from using tiny keyboards, and the reduction of face-to-face personal contact.
Boycott a Univision (tags)
Call to Noticiero Univision
Stop Big Media. (tags)
After months of silence, the Federal Communications Commission announced that its first official public hearing on media ownership will be held in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 3.
The Four Pillars of Wisdom for 911 Truth (tags)
A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer looks at four key principles that should guide the 911 Truth Movement on its road to becoming a majority movement. The opportunities for 911 truth have never been greater -- nor have the perils.
MEXICA MOVEMENT LAUNCHES DISNEY BOYCOTT (tags)
Disney’s white supremacist radio talk show hosts incite a bomb threat against children and promote smallpox genocide against Indigenous People.
Total TIA Data Theft (tags)
data theft huge and wholesale, and oth crimes ... - and - ... waves ... (tags)
the unprecedented physical theft of personal data by a U.S. intelligence operation to populate Total Information Awareness (TIA) surveillance databases ...
Democrats ensure confirmation of NSA spy chief to head CIA (tags)
The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday gave its support to General Michael Hayden, the principle architect of recently exposed domestic spying programs, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Leading Democrats joined Republicans in approving Hayden, the former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the current principal deputy director of national intelligence. Hayden is expected to easily win confirmation by the full Senate before the end of the week.
Would FCC fine/ban naked Venus deMilo? (tags)
Electoral Miracle of February 2006 (tags)
The untold story of indies and smaller party types rescuing fabled Peace and Freedom Party by Nazi Govenator. (NOT CARRIED IN DAILY NEWS!)
ampb report #70 (tags)
An update on the micro-power and pirate radio scene.
Got Brains? (tags)
An Update on the Rapture
VOIP Providers Ask FCC to Stay E911 Order (tags)
Phone monopolies endanger safety of consumers.
Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV. (tags)
House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.
A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites (tags)
Wireless World: Phone-plan competition hot (tags)
A story about monthly mobile phone plans.
BTL:U.S. Media Fails to Hold Government Accountable in War and.. (tags)
...During Electoral Campaigns~ Interview with Robert McChesney, founder and president of the media reform group Free Press, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Bush sending propaganda to local news (tags)
This is an article from the NYC IMC by FreePress.net: Stop the propaganda sent by the Bush administration to your local news channels!
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part I) (tags)
To see how the Bushies stack up against former regimes of a particular bent, read on.
Gannon or Guckert: No Wonder Nobody Noticed This Guy! He Fit Right In (tags)
The scandal of a Republican operative posing for years as a reporter at the White House, asking puffball questions, isn’t so much that the White House has deceived the public. It’s that the real reporters were so much like him, no one noticed the difference.
A failing grade: Charter schools and education reform (tags)
Charter schools are a major aspect of the political right.......
BTL:Rightwing Talk Show Host Armstrong Williams Implicated in... (tags)
...Taxpayer-Funded Government Propaganda Campaign ~ Interview with Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Are you ready for the Government Domestic Detention Camps? (tags)
This was just recently posted at TBRNews.org and it clearly details WHAT our so-called "government" has in store of a select few of we citizens. I've posted it in it's entire length, and while it will take a while to read, it is well worth the effort to become DULY INFORMED. It is so comprehensive that I doubt even serious trolls/debunkers will try to refute it, but nonetheless, let the trolls begin their debunking....
One Hundred New Pirate Radio Stations… (tags)
I interviewed several micro-radio activists about the recent raids on Free Radio Santa Cruz and how it affects them. We dicussed what makes pirate radio fun, what makes it hard, why it is such a threat to the government, etc.
Spartacist League/PDC Protest Crackdown on IndyMedia (tags)
The Spartacist League, revolutionary Trotskyist party, and its fraternal political prisoner defense organization, the Partisan Defense Committee have protested the assaults on IndyMedia through their newspaper, Workers Vanguard. "...We stand in fullest solidarity with those courageous journalists who struggle to tell the truth against the repression and lies of the American imperialists." Here is the article. ---- Varlet http://www.icl-fi.org/ENGLISH/2004/Indymedia-834.htm
DETAILS OF FBI SEIZURE OF GLOBAL IMC SERVER. (tags)
Here are 3 articles posted by Truthout on the Oct. 7 raid, in the UK , on the servers of Global Indy Media and several local IMC's, apparently instigated by one IMC's posting of a photo of an undercover agent in Europe.
Longest-Standing Pirate Radio Station Shut Down by FCC (tags)
Pirate radio station Free Radio Santa Cruz which had been operating without a license for nearly 10 years, was raided yesterday for the first time and shut down. We go to Santa Cruz to speak with two of the station's longtime programmers.
Media Can Legally Lie (tags)
Fl Appellate Court Rules Media Can Legally Lie
Wireless World: Troubling gaps in 'e-911' (tags)
This is an expose of the problems of 911 on mobile phones.
BTL:Prometheus Radio Project Wins Federal Court Case Overturning... (tags)
...FCC Media Deregulation Plan ~ Interview with Hannah Sassaman, The Prometheus Radio Project program director, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Millions Lost in Cyberspace (tags)
Yet another example of where your hard-earned tax dollars in the clutches of Big Government end up: in the shitter. Liberals, remind us again why taxes should be even higher. It would be easier just to set the money on fire in the backyard.
Yo, gringo! This ad was paid for by the Republicans (tags)
"I think there might be a debate about 'paid for' (being understood), but 'Robinson for Congreso' is clear"
Nightline: War Dead Reading , Censored in 24% of U.S.A. (tags)
24% of the US tv market will not hear Ted Kopel read off the names of American war dead. Sinclair Broadcasting (which gave Bush $130,000) is censoring it because it paints the war in an unfavorable light.
Stern's Loose Lips Give Bush the Slip (tags)
If the Republicans ever worried what it might be like to have a left-leaning version of Limbaugh hacking them to bits, now they are finding out daily now that Howard Stern is waging war against the administration.
OutKast Grammy Awards Performance Racist! (tags)
How about a cute dance number featuring a "Step 'N Fetch it" Uncle Tom character waiting on White folks? Not funny? Well neither is this!
BTL:Activists Strategize at National Conference to Democratize US Media System (tags)
Speech delivered by Robert McChesney, co-founder and president of Free Press, at the National Conference on Media Reform, Nov. 8, 2003 produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Michael Powell: Up in Flames (tags)
Poor, poor, pitiful Michael Powell. His term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to be easy. He thought that like FCC chairs before him, his job was to jet around the country meeting at swank resorts with the CEOs of major media companies, take some notes and then quietly implement their sweeping agenda for loosening the last significant constraints on media consolidation in the United States.
Media Censorship That Doesn't Speak Its Name (tags)
Reducing journalism to a branch of corporate and government public relations is the hidden agenda of the media deregulators, in Britain and America.
BTL:Grassroots Movement Working to Derail FCC Media Deregulation Plan (tags)
Interview with Josh Silver, managing director of Free Press, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Family fued at libertarian Media Giant (tags)
Freedom has long advocated a libertarian point of view on the editorial pages of its 28 daily papers and 8 tv stations. Today the company is one of the nation's largest newspaper publishers estimated to be worth about $2 billion.
Stealing The Internet (tags)
With Blessings from the FCC and Congress, the High-tech Industry Wants to Privatize the Internet. What Happens When you Have to Pay to Join the Information Revolution?
Surprising Backlash to FCC's Libertarian Ruling (tags)
Activist groups and lawmakers say the libertarian instincts of the FCC's Michael Powell are out of step -- many fear that large corporations will absorb local news outlets.
Murdoch's Extended Reach (tags)
We should be worried once again about Rupert Murdoch. For unless swift action is taken, Murdoch--and the conservative political causes he supports--will soon become an even more powerful presence in the United States and the world
Debasing Democracy? (tags)
A Tampa pirate radio activist says an FCC proposal favoring media conglomerates can be detrimental to us
Liberalize The Media (tags)
"The media is kind of weird these days on politics," former Vice President Al Gore is quoted as saying in the June 30, 2003 issue of Time Magazine. "There are some major institutional voices that are, truthfully speaking, part and parcel of the Republican Party." "Fox News Network, The Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh -- there's a bunch of them," Gore continued, "and some of them are financed by wealthy ultra-conservative billionaires who make political deals with Republican administrations and the rest of the media."
FCC Agents Visit San Francisco LIberation Radio (tags)
I saw it on the S.F Indymedia and thought it should be posted
LA call your Sen. and ask her to support S.1046!! (tags)
S. 1046 could help create an independent and less monopolized media. But why isn't Sen. Feinstein signed on to it??
Microsoft's new interest in Washington (tags)
Bill Gates is no stranger to the Cato Institute, the prominent libertarian/free-market think tank -- Microsoft's annual donations are acknowledged but undisclosed and its lobbyists are frequent guests at the Institute's conferences and panels. But things are beginning to change...
Independence from Corporate Media Week (tags)
Celebrate July 4th by Declaring Independence from the Corporate Media! (tags)
Fed up with the mainstream media's lies, omissions and distortions? It's time to send them a message: we're not taking it anymore. During Independence Day week - June 30-July 6, 2003 - join with thousands of others across the country and put your daily newspaper subscription on hold, turn off your TV, and act to support independent media!
Reclaim the Media! (tags)
It should come as no surprise that the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to rewrite media ownership rules has stirred a firecry in Congress. Unlike the members of the FCC, members of the House and Senate must face the voters at election time.
Clear Channel Is A Subsidiary Of Bush, Inc (tags)
t's no coincidence that Clear Channel executives Tom Hicks and L. Lowry Mays have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to Bush's gubernatorial and presidential campaign coffers. Or that Clear Channel gave $119,370 in "soft money" to Republicans in 2001-2002, this on top of the $82,850 it gave in 2000. (Democrats, meanwhile, got $25,000 in soft money in that same three-year period.)
Clear Channel Bush INC. (tags)
Why the land of the brave is becoming the land of the slave.
BTL:Critics Charge FCC Media Deregulation Will Strengthen Monopolies While... (tags)
...Weakening Democracy. Interview with Danny Schechter, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Civil Liberties and the Real World (tags)
Perhaps in their haste to champion individual freedoms (regardless of consequence), libertarians have forgotten that the Constitution begins; "We the people..."
The FCC Rolls Over (tags)
Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Black Caucus and Asian Pacific Congress called the FCC's rules "a blow to diversity" undermining regulations "intended to promote minority participation, and preserve multiple media voices and opinions"
Diller and Turner Join Call for Media Re-Regulation (tags)
A decade of "thoughtless deregulation" has led to the five largest media companies owning channels that draw 70% of the prime-time TV audience.
Clear Channel: the Media Mammoth that Stole the Airwaves (tags)
Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio may not be a household name yet, but in less than six years it has rocketed to a place alongside NBC and Gannett as one of the largest media companies in the United States. The mega-company has gained a reputation for its ugly hardball tactics. Clear Channel has played a leading role in destroying media diversity in the United States. And yes, it is the same media company that allegedly "blacklisted" certain songs following September 11, including Cat Stevens' Peace Train and John Lennon's Imagine.
Dressed Like Dixie Chicks Protesters to Hit Clear Channel the *Poster Child *for FCC Dereg (tags)
On Thursday, May 29--just four days before the Federal Communications Commission votes on a proposal to radically deregulate the media--free speech advocates and media consumers will protest at Clear Channel Communications radio stations in seven cities, including Los Angeles, to draw attention to the problems that resulted from the last media deregulation.
Police Attack Biotech Activists; Maine Greens Sue to Prevent Resdistcting (tags)
Big Fish Being Wiped OutSenator Byrd: War Fought On False Pretenses Rescuing Private Lynch; Ignoring Rachel Corrie Greens vs Democrats 2004 Don't Let Computer Voting Destroy Democracy
Howard Dean Blasts FCC (tags)
Presidential Candidate Howard Dean today wrote to FCC Chairman Michael Powell, urging the FCC to avoid further deregulation of the American media. The text of the letter:
U.S. Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich (tags)
How has the secretive U.S.-based IMF/World Bank economically enslaved poor countries?
becoming the media: who watches the watchmen? (tags)
On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission is planning on authorizing sweeping changes to the American news media. The rule changes could allow your local TV stations, newspaper, radio stations, and cable provider to all be owned by one company. [This time instead of depleting itself in a fight, those who would see something different MUST become the media. ]
Stop the FCC (tags)
On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission is planning on authorizing sweeping changes to the American news media.
Stop the FCC (tags)
If you believe that we need a free and independent media in the United States, we need you to send an email to Congress right now telling them so. Go to www.mediareform.net now, or stay here and let us explain.
Who is Paying for the Pro-War Rallies. (tags)
The Pro-War rallies are a contrived artifice of a few big Media Conglomerates pulling together a bunch of suckers and picking up the tab so it makes it easy for the Suckers to attend. Clear Channel has even been paying for professionally made signs.
Appellate Court Rules that Media Can Legally Lie (tags)
On February 14, a Florida Appeals court ruled there is absolutely nothing illegal about lying, concealing or distorting information by a major press organization.
How has the American media conned its subjects into supporting war on Iraq? (tags)
How the U.S. media has systematically propagandized its American subjects to be pro-Israel and anti-Arab, and have programmed the American mind into accepting 300,000 American troops being sent to fight and die for the fascist government of Israel and greed-obsessed oil company executives. This story will list the seven biggest monolithic media conglomerates that dominate American political news & commentary. Copyright Richard Lee (2003)
Why Americans Tune in to Canada (tags)
My e-mail inbox overfloweth with missives from our neighbours to the south as, I expect, those of many of my Star colleagues do. Many Americans seem pathetically grateful for offshore, online sources for news and views of the world. Not that the Canadian media are perfect. We make our mistakes. We have our biases. But here, at least, there's a vigorous and wide-ranging debate on the looming war. So who can blame skeptical Americans for resorting to Canadians when their "most trusted" and "most watched'' media are marching in lockstep to the drums of war?
Israel’s foreign policy is the U.S.’s foreign policy (tags)
“Wag the dog” Who’s calling the foreign policy shots behind the scenes in the Bush administration?
Arrested for wearing a "Peace" T-Shirt (tags)
One citizen in court for exercising free speech, another court says news networks can lie.
When is the News not the news? When it's Fox news... (tags)
Appellate Court Rules Media Can Legally Lie.
Russian Federation Planned Department of Homeland Security and News Merger to End Civil Ri (tags)
Socialists have employed propaganda on the topic of terrorism in the hopes of frightening people wrongfully into accepting the loss of privacy as a cost of the Department of Homeland Security.
Ben Bagdikian on the media monopoly (tags)
A talk by Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Media Monopoly, recorded live at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena on Nov 15, 2002 (Part 1 of 3 / 15 mins)
Bush-Cheney Regime Dissolved (tags)
All participants of the unlawful "U.S. Administration" are hereby ordered to surrender themselves to the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Army of the United States.
Bush-Cheney Regime Dissolved (tags)
Fake "U.S. Administration" Found Guilty of Numerous Felonies. New Cabinet Nominated....