At CMJ, we believe the power to communicate should belong to everyone. In today’s world fair, affordable and open access to the Internet is a fundamental human right and an issue of economic and social justice. In tomorrow’s, when young people of color, rural communities and migrants make up more than half the nation’s population, this right will be more than half our fighting chance to thrive in a new economy.
As my coworker amalia deloney says, “this isn’t just a fight about bits and bytes, it’s about people and our ability to communicate and uplift our communities.”
Check out some blogs from yesterday’s historic online action to protect internet freedom. The fights against SOPA and PIPA are part of a larger agenda for communication and media rights to end poverty and racism. Join the movement, and as always click the like button above if you feel me!
White House Blog: By the Numbers
SOPA could shut down this website
SOPA will Effect Black Folk Too
SOPA: What’s it all about? A video explanation
SOPA and S.978 Are Gonna Kill the Internetz!
SOPA and PIPA: Why anti-Internet piracy bills matter to the black community
The Internet and Migrants Face the Same Enemies: Stop SOPA/PIPA
The Internet Goes Black to Stop SOPA and PIPA
What is SOPA? Here are 5 Things You Need to Know
Web Darkness is About American Indians