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Nationwide "Rock Against the TPP" Celebrity Concert Tour

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.

Dana Liebelson

The Internet's Man Of The Hour | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.14.2014 | Training

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality. Shortly after tha...

Dana Liebelson

The Internet's Man Of The Hour | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality. Shortly after tha...

As Battle for the Internet Goes Into Its End Game, All Eyes On FCC

Edward J. Black | Posted 12.24.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The near monopolists are at bat and are swinging for the fences in a bid to kill open Internet rules and dominate the online ecosystem. I see FCC Chairman Wheeler on the mound, trying to decide what to pitch while millions of interested parties fill the stands.

What the Mainstream Media Doesn't Understand About the Road to a Society without Mass Surveillance

David Segal | Posted 04.27.2014 | Media
David Segal

Let us provide some context to those who relied on the Times's (non-existent) coverage of SOPA, prior to January 18th.

Change Is Possible -- Remembering Internet Activist Aaron Swartz

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Ruairí McKiernan

It is one year since the death of 26-year-old Aaron Swartz, the renowned computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist. People all around the world are remembering Swartz

Matt Sledge

Washington Rally Will Target NSA Surveillance | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency's opponents are moving out of the courts and onto the streets in a demonstration against mass surveillance on Saturday. ...

Ryan Grim

Aaron Swartz' Memory Deals Blow To Hacker Legislation | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Internet activists won a major victory this week when House Republicans put the brakes on an effort to vote on reforms to federal anti-h...

Organized Labor Can Protect Workers by Supporting 'Aaron's Law'

David Segal | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
David Segal

Like many activists before him, Aaron fell prey to a criminal justice system that entrenches the standing of the already powerful, and which has been used so many times to break unionists and stymie their organizing efforts.

Zach Carter

Republican Senator Hits Holder Over Swartz's Death | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) sent a sharply worded letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday questioning the Department of Jus...

Zach Carter

Leading House Tech Expert Pushes For Legal Changes After Aaron Swartz's Suicide | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top tech experts in Congress, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), told HuffPost Thursday that the case against Aaron Swartz shows th...

Zach Carter

Family: Pioneering Internet Activist's Suicide 'A Product Of Prosecutorial Overreach' | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

Open democracy advocate and internet pioneer Aaron Swartz was found dead Friday in an apparent suicide, flooding the digital spectrum with an outpouri...

Zach Carter

Progressive Group Already Taking Stand Against Secretary Of State Rumor | Zach Carter | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive advocacy group Demand Progress is taking a stand against Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), amid rumors that he is being con...

Defend Your Right to Resell Your Stuff Before Big Business Takes It Away

David Segal | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
David Segal

This vastly under-reported case has tremendous implications for millions of Americans and could undermine our ability to use sites like eBay and Craigslist -- or even hold old-fashioned garage sales.

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.

The First Rule of the Internet Blacklist Bill: Don't Talk About the Internet Blacklist Bill

Aaron Swartz | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Aaron Swartz

The PROTECT-IP Act retains censorship components from an earlier bill but adds a new one: it bans people from having serious conversations about the blacklisted sites.

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead, But Will the Patriot Act Live On?

Aaron Swartz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Aaron Swartz

The Patriot Act is (again) up for renewal this month. By ending the Patriot Act's erosion of our civil liberties, we can protect the freedoms that make America worth fighting for.

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.

Newly Obtained Homeland Security Documents Reveal Radical Shift In Internet Policy

David Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Segal

Under the logic that governs Brian McCarthy's arrest, any Internet user who sends around a link to a copyrighted YouTube video -- or posts such a link on their personal blog -- is a criminal.

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.