DC Court of Appeals Requires Environmental Review for Implementation of 5G

30 October 2019 — Ehtrust.org

Appeals Court unanimously overturns FCC Effort to Eliminate NEPA and Historic Review

Duns agency ‘arbitrary and capricious’ actions

A federal appeals court has vacated and remanded the “arbitrary and capricious” Federal Communications Commission’s decision to allow AT&T Inc., Verizon, and other wireless carriers, cell phone facilities owners and operators to bypass historic preservation and environmental reviews for 5G networks.

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Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

25 November 2017 — WSWS

Wednesday’s move by the Trump administration to end net neutrality marks a milestone in the offensive by the US government and major corporations to put an end to the free and open internet, paving the way for widespread government censorship of oppositional news and analysis.

Under the current law, upheld by numerous court decisions and reaffirmed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015, companies that provide internet access to users, known as internet service providers (ISPs), cannot block or impede their users’ access to any website or service.

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What the NSA Revelations Tell Us about America’s Police State

15 June 2013 — Antifascist Calling…

Ongoing revelations by The Guardian and The Washington Post of massive, illegal secret state surveillance of the American people along with advanced plans for waging offensive cyberwarfare on a global scale, including inside the US, underscores what Antifascist Calling has reported throughout the five years of our existence: that democracy and democratic institutions in the United States are dead letters.

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Top National Security Experts: Spying Program Doesn’t Make Us Safer, and Spying Leaks Don’t Harm America

13 June, 2013– WashingtonsBlog

NSA Leaks Help – Rather than Hurt – the United States

America’s top national security experts say that the NSA’s mass surveillance program doesn’t make us safer … and that whistleblowers revealing the nature and extent of the program don’t harm America.

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Video: “A Massive Surveillance State”: Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails

7 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine major Internet companies — including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo! and Facebook. The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the top-secret program, codenamed PRISM, after they obtained several slides from a 41-page training presentation for senior intelligence analysts. It explains how PRISM allows them to access emails, documents, audio and video chats, photographs, documents and connection logs.

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Video: "A Massive Surveillance State": Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails

7 June 2013 — Democracy Now!

The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine major Internet companies — including Google, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo! and Facebook. The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed the top-secret program, codenamed PRISM, after they obtained several slides from a 41-page training presentation for senior intelligence analysts. It explains how PRISM allows them to access emails, documents, audio and video chats, photographs, documents and connection logs.

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Is the Government Also Monitoring the CONTENT of Our Phone Calls?

6 June 2013 — WashingtonsBlog

Yes, Government Spooks May Be Listening

The Obama administration has been caught spying on the Verizon phone calls of tens of millions of Americans. But the government has sought to “reassure” us that it is only tracking “metadata” such as the time and place of the calls, and not the actual content of the calls.

That claim is patently absurd.

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Verizon (and Google) Helped U.S. Government to Spy on Reporters By Pratap Chatterjee

23 May 2013 — CorpWatch Blog

CorpWatch cartoon by Khalil Bendib

Technology companies willingly provided information to U.S. government agencies to help the Obama administration snoop on reporters from the Associated Press (AP) and Fox news in order to ostensibly crack down on leaks that pose a “threat” to national security.

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Black Agenda Report 24 August 2011: Impotent Black Caucus / Corporate MLK Memorial / Heroic Libyan Soldiers

24 August 2011 — Black Agenda ReportNews, commentary and analysis from the black left

CBC: Impotent, Irrelevant, and Tied to the President in 2012, Even If Obama is the Black Herbert Hoover
by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Why does the Congressional Black Caucus, forty of the most senior members of the House of Representatives, pretend that touring the country with a phony, embarrassing “job fair” is a substitute for the massive jobs and poverty-reduction programs they should have fought for during the four years they held an overwhelming majority in the Congress, two of them with a black Democrat in the White House? What kind of Colt 45 bottle has the CBC and the black political class crawled into? And is there a way out?

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Evil Inequality In the Works for the Web

12 August, 2010 — Grit TV

Google’s corporate motto, it’s been noted, is “Don’t Be Evil.” They’re going to be sorry they ever said it. By siding with Verizon vs. those fighting for a free and equal Internet — that may be exactly what they’re doing. The Internet and telecom giants Verizon and Google have reportedly reached an agreement that sells out net neutrality. They make it sound like a victory for fairness — they’ll stand by equal access for everyone on the wired web. But the arrangement, not yet public and arrived at in closed door meetings between the behemoths, would enable Verizon to impose tiers and charge for quicker access over wireless devices.That’s the future they’re talking about. Distributed by Tubemogul.


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A Roundup of Net Neutrality Stories 6 May – 7 August, 2010

7 August, 2010 — Net Neutrality

7/8/10 – Verizon & Google Enter Reported Deal for Tiered Internet Use, Is Net Neutrality in Jeopardy?

6/8/10 – Has the internet just sold its soul? By Stephen Foley

6/8/10 – Net neutrality talks stall in US

6/8/10 – Has the internet just sold its soul?

5/8/10 – Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet

2/8/10 – “Summer of rage”: Obama Derangement Syndrome grips conservative media once again

19/5/10 – Sunstein Internet control falsehood migrates to Fox

18/5/10 – Limbaugh distorts Sunstein’s and Kagan’s views on control of the Internet

14/4/10 – Save the Internet, But Start a Social Movement

13/4/10 – David DeGraw: Net neutrality or censorship?

12/4/10 – The Battle for Net Neutrality: Corporate Takeover or Opportunity? By Megan Tady

8/4/10 – Shocking Censorship at Google News and the Future of Net Neutrality By David DeGraw

7/4/10 – Net Neutrality — The Fight Ahead By Tim Karr

7/4/10 – COMCAST l, CITIZENS 0 IN NET NEUTRALITY COURT BATTLE, WARS WAR ON, MY CALL FOR ACTION

6/4/10 – The Jeff Farias Show: Art Brodsky on Net Neutrality

6/4/10 – Megan Tady, “The Courts Can’t Take Away Our Internet”

Has the internet just sold its soul? By Stephen Foley

6 August, 2010 – The Independent

Update: Google and Verizon issue Net neutrality denial

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Google's co-founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page, are accused of betraying web users. AP

Google stood accused last night of betraying the founding principles of the internet, as it readied a deal that will abandon key parts of its support for ‘net neutrality’, which has guaranteed equal access to the worldwide web since its inception.

In what one internet freedom campaigner called a ‘doomsday scenario’ that will change the internet forever, the search engine pioneer is close to agreeing terms with the largest telecoms company in the US that would open the door to special ‘fast lanes’ for favoured internet traffic.

Google denied the story, saying: ‘We have not had any conversations with Verizon about paying for carriage of Google traffic and we remain as committed as we always have been to an open internet.’

The bilateral agreement between Google and Verizon raises the spectre of big media corporations carving up the internet between them, and side-steps the Obama administration’s attempts to ensure that all internet traffic is treated the same, regardless of whether it comes from the smallest blogger or the largest online video site.

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We Need To Put Our Foot Down On Net Neutrality By Justine Bateman

24 November, 2009 – Media Channel 2.0

net-neutrality.jpgThe web as you know it is going to end.

  • The ease with which to reach your favorite sites is going to end.
  • The speed with which to reach those sites is going to end.
  • The ease with which you share videos with friends is going to end.
  • The freedom to access the site of any organization from Planned Parenthood to The Christian Coalition is going to end.
  • Access to the wide selection of web-series is going to end.
  • Access to the amazing choice of shopping sites is going to end.
  • Access to information from a multitude of educational institutions is going to end.

This is because:

a) You are moving to China.
b) You are moving to Iran.
c) You are severing your ISP connection.
d) The efforts of ATT, Comcast, Time/Warner Cable, Verizon, Verizon Wireless, The NCTA

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