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Net Neutrality Activists Take Civil Rights Fight to...

February 25, 2015In the lead-up to the FCC's pivotal net neutrality vote on Thursday, civil rights and media justice organizations across the United States are taking theirdemands for an open internet to the store-fronts of the telecommunications giants that continue to aggressively fight the protections.Read More (Via Common Dreams)

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Stanley Nelson and ‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the...

February 9, 2015Stanley Nelson has to admit that his timing was good. His new documentary, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” is starting to play at festivals — it had its premiere at Sundance last month — in the wake of the nationwide protests over police killings of African-American men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. The moment is right for a documentary history of the Panthers, with its...

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FCC: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality

February 6, 2015After more than a decade of debate and a record-setting proceeding that attracted nearly 4 million public comments, the time to settle the Net Neutrality question has arrived. This week, I will circulate to the members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to preserve the internet as an open platform for innovation and free expression. This proposal is rooted in long-...

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A Climate Hawk Separates Energy Thought Experiments from...

January 30, 2015"David Roberts, the progressive environmental blogger who coined the phrase “climate hawk,” has done the environmental community a great service with a Grist post stressing the difference between a vision of a climate-safe energy future and a strategy for making that vision a reality.One of his core lines is:'[M]ost decarbonization scenarios are thought experiments, not practical roadmaps. But...

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We can solve climate change, but it won’t be cheap or easy

January 29, 2015"Pretty much everyone who acknowledges the problem of climate change is hungry for good news about it, which makes sense, as most of the news is overwhelming and awful. There is high demand for optimism — I hear it every time someone asks me to write or speak on climate — so inevitably there is supply."Read More (Via Grist)

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Shareholders Press Verizon Board on Net Neutrality

January 13, 2015Investors in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), including the Nathan Cummings Foundation, are once again pressing the company’s board of directors to report on the business risks arising from the company’s opposition to open Internet and network neutrality principles. Read more

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The New York Times Reviews Creative Time's "Funk...

October 8, 2014"New York City so knows how to lose — and save, and lose again — its history. Among notable rescues of the past several decades were material remains of the vanished 19th-century African-American village of Weeksville in Brooklyn, snatched from the jaws of 1960s urban renewal. Once in parts of what are now Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights, the village is currently getting fresh and needed...

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An Invisible Workforce: Home Care Workers Are Highly Valued...

October 7, 2014Latin Post recently spoke to Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and lead organizer and founder of Domestic Workers United, an organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers and elderly caregivers in New York. And Ai-jen Poo is also the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Award and organizer of the Caring Across Generations summit.Read More

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