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Indigenous People Build Fund for Direct Access to Climate Finance, Push for More Active Role in Proceedings

Forest Trends | Posted 06.25.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

Hundreds of millions of dollars in climate finance have been pledged to helping indigenous people manage their territories, but all of that money now flows through intermediaries. Here's how the Amazon's largest federation of indigenous organizations aims to change that.

Cop 20 Climate Solutions: A Small and Mighty Consortium in the Spotlight

Forest Trends | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

At this year's COP -- where the strong presence of indigenous people is a noticeable difference from meetings of years past -- AIME presents voices that speak of proven strategies and solutions.

CISPA Is the New SOPA: Help Kill It This Week

David Segal | Posted 06.16.2012 | Technology
David Segal

CISPA is the new SOPA. Today marks the opening of a week of action in opposition to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would ob...

Filibuster Censorship: Senator Ron Wyden to Read Censorship Opponents' Names From Senate Floor

David Segal | Posted 01.22.2012 | Technology
David Segal

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is going to be reading names of censorship opponents from the floor of the Senate during his expected filibuster of the PROTE...

The End of Twitter and Youtube

David Segal | Posted 12.24.2011 | Technology
David Segal

A bit of an emergency: The rumor all over Capitol Hill is that the House version of the Internet Blacklist Bill (PROTECT IP Act) will be introduced th...

Strange Bedfellows: Tea Party Group Slams PROTECT IP Act (the Internet Blacklist Bill)

David Segal | Posted 12.03.2011 | Technology
David Segal

Technology has advanced, but the entertainment industry is still in the Dark Ages: Under the guise of protecting "innovation" these Luddites are urging Congress to undermine the greatest engine of invention humanity has ever known: the Internet.

Left and Right Team Up to Fight Domain Seizures and COICA

David Segal | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics
David Segal

For all the energy it puts into obsessing over its bipartisanship fetish, the mainstream media seems to rarely notice that most righteous form of the ...

Could the Government Really Shut Down Facebook? New Video Explains Threats to Internet Freedom

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

There's no telling what sort of trouble DHS and ICE will stir up next. If they want to assert some nuance in their policy that would prevent them from shutting down Facebook, they need to explain it.

Senate Committee OKs Domain-Name Seizure For Pirate Websites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The United States inched a procedural step closer Thursday to becoming the world's internet piracy policeman. The Senate Judiciary Committee, voting 1...

Online Seizure and Counterfeit Bill: Burning the House to Roast the Pig

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act has been touted as a way to combat counterfeiting online worldwide, its overly excessive means will surely cause harm beyond posing a threat to free speech.

Bill Would Nuke Visa Cards, Adwords, More For Pirates

Ars Technica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Now that the midterm elections in the US are over, the Senate this week will again take up S. 3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits...

The Secret Plot to Censor the Internet -- And How You Can Stop It

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

The Internet blacklist bill that we've been fighting since September is back. The big business lobby is urging Congress to pass a bill that would censor broad portions of the Internet.

Hollywood Strikes Back: Join 100,000 Others in Fight Against Internet Blacklist

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Remember that Internet blacklist bill we told you about a few days ago? More than 100,000 people have already signed our petition against it and Hollywood is feeling the heat.

Stop the Internet Blacklist

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

A group of powerful Senators -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- have signed onto a bill that would vastly expand the government's power to censor the Internet.