Skip to comments.Open Letter to FCC Calling for Real Net Neutrality (marxists)
Posted on 12/17/2010 11:45:32 AM PST by bronxville
Open Letter to FCC Calling for Real Net Neutrality
More than 80 grassroots organizations, consumer groups, civil rights organizations, innovative businesses, technology experts and public interest advocates filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission on Friday, signaling broad support for strong Network Neutrality rules. The letter highlighted five key areas in which rules proposed by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski must be improved to protect the free and open Internet. The Commission is slated to vote on Net Neutrality on Dec. 21. FCC_Letter_Real_Net_Neutrality.pdf
freepress = reform media. transform democracy.
Note the Islamic looking logo.
How many funded by Soros?
Hey libs...you want war?
Make our day.
May as well get this over with.
Acorn Active Media Foundation
Akaku: Maui Community Television
David S. Bennahum
President & CEO
The American Independent News Network
Scherazade Daruvalla King
Artists For Media Diversity
Brave New Films
Donna L. Gacek
Cape Ann Regional Cable TV Access Corporation
Cambridge Community Television
CCTV Center for Media & Democracy
Center for Digital Democracy
Center for Media Justice
Center for Rural Strategies
Founder & CEO
Community Media Workshop
Founding Board Member
Democracy for America
Vice President & General Counsel
Entertainment Consumers Association
Miriam Zoila Perez
President & CEO
Friends of the Earth
Communications Director & Policy
Future of Music Coalition
Director of the Telecommunications as Commons Initiative
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Manager of Youth Programs
Program Director, Media Justice
Main Street Project
Media Access Project
Tracy Van Slyke
The Media Consortium
National Project Director
Media Equity Collaborative
Media Literacy Project
Media Mobilizing Project
Midpeninsula Community Media Center
The Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing
MIT Center for Future Civic Media
Mountain Area Information Network
Associate Publisher for Special Projects
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Latino Independent Producers
Maxie C Jackson III
President & CEO
National Federation of Community Broadcasters
President & CEO
National Hispanic Media Coalition
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Native Public Media
Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
Director of Civic Works
President & Founder
Open Source Democracy Foundation
Open Technology Initiative New America Foundation
Park Center for Independent Media
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Participatory Culture Foundation
The People’s Press Project
Trainings & Policy Director
People’s Production House
Philadelphia Community Access Media
Cara Berg Powers
Co-Director, Curriculum and Outreach
Press Pass TV
Brandy Doyle, Danielle Chynoweth,
Pete Tridish, and Vanessa Graber,
Prometheus Radio Project
President & Co-Founder
Reclaim the Media
Clothilde Le Coz
Washington D.C. Director
Reporters Without Borders
Scribe Video Center
United Church of Christ Office of Communication, Inc.
Chair, Music Department
University of California, San Diego
Consumer Program Director
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Women, Action & the Media
Women in Media & News
Women Who Tech
Founder & CEO
Good question. There’s a few here one can see at a glance...
I also see David Fenton...he’s never around unless there’s big money involved. Whose the client?
Enjoy not being able to stream netflix unless you sign up for the most expensive plan. Or better yet, enjoy not being able to get to freerepublic as your ISP blocks the site.
I swear, some people are 100% clueless when it comes to net neutality. What do you think this is? Free Internet for everyone, paid by the telcos?
You people have no idea the ways companies are going to carve up the Internet and make it unusable.
Who really funds FreePress and its net neutrality allies?
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Fri, 2009-10-02 18:16
Conflict of InterestFCCNet NeutralityOpen Internet
I posted the comment below on the Washington Post’s IT blogpost where FreePress urged the the Post to disclose its financial interests in cable systems.
FreePress hounds any voice that doesn’t support ‘net neutrality’ regulation to disclose their financial interests, like they did with urging the Washington Post to disclose that they owned cable systems in their editorial opposing net neutrality. I agree they should have disclosed, but I dont agree that disclosure is only important for net neutrality opponents, but not for proponents like FreePress and its allies. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander.
FreePress has frequently attacked me as a shill and Astroturf. They ignore that I openly, unabashedly, and regularly disclose that my firm Precursor LLC is an industry consulting firm that works for companies and that I am Chairman of NetCompetition.org which is funded by broadband interests. It is not news that I strongly agree with the broadband sector view that markets produce better outcomes for consumers than regulation.
If transparency is truly important to Free Press, why doesnt FreePress lead by example and openly disclose who all their major funders are and also demand that other prominent activist organizations in the net neutrality debate like New America Foundation, Public Knowledge, and the Media Access Project also fully disclose their corporate funding directly from Google, eBay, Amazon, or indirectly from their executives, employees or friends?
FreePress and its allies would have more credibility if they lived up to the standard they demand from everyone else and publicly disclosed who their corporate or wealthy sponsors are. FreePress doesnt trust the representations of anyone else, why should anyone trust FreePress claims of being free of big money interests — be they corporate or individual?
So self-appointed astroturf-busters Mr. Tim Karr and Mr. Derek Turner of FreePress, be principled, take the high road, lead by example, and paste your major contributor list here and insist that your net neutrality regulation allies do the same. Come clean.
“Note the Islamic looking logo.”
Note the slogan! Reform media? Heh heh ... NPR good, Fox bad, I’m guessing. Transform Democracy. Yeah, we’ve got a good glimpse of that right now.
These bastards aren’t going to let up, we will be at it soon if they keep this up.
Wonder how Third Manassas will turn out?
Comment from the above article -
Submitted by Brett Glass on Sat, 2009-10-10 22:55.
At http://www.wetmachine.com/totsf/item/1674, Harold Feld, besides launching an ad hominem attack against Scott, also denies that Free Press expunges the names of its contributors from its published Forms 990.
But as one can see on page 16 of the PDF at -
Free Press really does blot the names out.
We do know the identities of some of Free Press’ funding sources, because while Free Press does not publish their names, some of the funders disclose that they’re giving money to Free Press.
For example, the Ford Foundation says that it has given Free Press several hundred thousand dollars. (This puts the lie to Free Press’ claim that it does not accept money from corporations, because the Ford Foundation is a corporation, albeit a nonprofit one.)
But who else is contributing? Does Free Press use the all-too-common ruse of listing corporate contributions as personal contributions from their executives? Is this why Free Press won’t reveal the list?”
One wonders if Benton has anything to do with them as I think they do “work” for some Muslim countries.
Do REAL grassroots groups ever have to describe themselves as such?
Media Mobilizing Project’s Facebook page is full of the usual impenetrable Marxist blather: “The central tenets of MMP are 1) issues of media democracy, justice and reform cannot be detached from larger socio-economic questions, and 2) new participatory media tools offer the possibility of fusing otherwise fragmented struggles for justice.”
I know that the Julien guy -> Harvard w/ Obama, aide to marxist judge Abner Mikva, aide to Schumer, etc, on the FCC worked for billionaire Diller who just sold some stuff to Comcast. There are many facets and even more greedy people involved.
Free Press is a “national nonpartisan organization working to increase public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies which will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong noncommercial sector.” Its founder and president is Robert McChesney.
Executive Director - Josh Silver
Salim Muwakkil - Advisory Board
Craig Aaron - Communications Director
Mobilizing Media Reform “was made possible with generous support from:
Glaser Progress Foundation
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Otto Haas Charitable Trust
Schumann Center for Media and Democracy
and many individual donors.”
(source: enclosed brochure)
From the lefties at sourcewatch...
Salim Muwakkil - Advisory Board?
Salim Muwakkil “is a senior editor at IN THESE TIMES magazine. He is an Op-Ed columnist for the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, a member of the editorial board, and a columnist for, the Madison-based Progressive Media Project, an advisory board member of Free Press and a 2000 Media Fellow of the Soros Open Society Institute. He was a contributing columnist for the Op-Ed page of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES from 1993 to 1997. His work has won him many awards - including the Studs Terkel Award for journalistic excellence.
“Salim Muwakkil is a contributing author to six books: APPEAL TO REASON: 25 YEARS IN THESE TIMES, 2002; STATES OF CONFINEMENT, 2000; THE FARRAKHAN FACTOR: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ON MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN, 1998; THE BELL CURVE DEBATE, 1995; COLLATERAL DAMAGE: THE NEW WORLD ORDER AT HOME AND ABROAD, 1992; INSIDE THE L.A. RIOTS, 1992.
“From 1986 to 1990 he taught journalism at Chicago’s Columbia College. He has also been an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Film Center, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Urban Studies, and the University of Illinois in 2001.
“From 1995-96 Muwakkil was a co-host of Pacifica News’ network daily “Democracy Now” program and from 1993 to 1996 he hosted a weekly talk show on Chicago radio station WVON-AM. Muwakkil is a frequent guest on CHICAGO TONIGHT, a public affairs program on PBS, BEYOND THE BELTWAY, a nationally syndicated radio program of political commentary. He has provided on-air political analysis for Fox TV News in Chicago and is an occasional commentator for the Pacifica News Network, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Monitor Radio.” 
And, of course, Bill Moyers interviewed him...
Another Chicago guy.
Muakkil - Advisory
Craig Aaron - Communications
They are consistent in mentioning nonpartisan (Ha!) but say nothing about nonprofit...
If they would just define “net neutral”, the providers could be forced to only use the “net neutral” term to describe services that are within that definition. After that; free market.
Strikes what? The telco's wanting to monetize every bit on the internet? Forcing customers to buy the highest tier product to approach the speed/delivery we experience now? Blocking sites they simply don't like?
I think you need to take a look at what this is really about, besides simply looking for a boogie man.
I posted 6-7 posts with lots of info and you attack me on twelve words... lol
Info? What info? Anything pertaining to the core issues about net neutrality, or only ramblings about the boogie man behind everything the dems do? You sound like the dems talking about Rove years ago.
Can you please describe the future with no net neutrality? How will it benefit consumers? I can list 1000 ways it will make for a MUCH worse user experience. Let me guess, you answer will be soros. No facts, just soros.
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