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Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too
Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
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Can the Internet Democratize Capitalism? - International Policy Digest

Can the Internet Democratize Capitalism? - International Policy Digest | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is meant to fix money, social media are seen as an antidote to Rupert Murdoch and assorted tyrants, networked robots are to help countries like Japan deal with demographic declines etc. Perhaps the largest claim is that the Internet has helped (or is about to help) democratize capitalism. Ten years ago that claim struck me as both fascinating and dubious. So, I sat down and wrote an article about it (circa 2004). Its gist: The Internet is a wonderful leveller.
Via jean lievens
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This is a question we all need to give some thought too..

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Mlik Sahib's curator insight, February 22, 8:46 PM

"The good news is that it can. The bad news is that for citizenship to be simultaneouly widespread and valuable, the political sphere must claw back much of the authority that it has lost to the economic sphere; first at the time of the Enclosures and, more recently, after the 2008 debacle. None of that ‘clawing back’ will result automatically from our splendid connectivity through Twitter, Facebook and various other Apps and Internet resources. They may give us voice but they will not grant us isegoria. To create isegoria, and thus to empower citizens broadly, our ‘connected’ social economy must not only allow rulers and citizens to communicate but should also feature multiple networks enabling consumers, labourers and innovators to form units of production which create and distribute value in a participatory manner; in a manner such that no one employs anyone and everyone contributes labour and ideas while being rewarded according to contribution but also need.

Of course this requires nothing short of a revolution in the foundations of capitalist production. It will not happen through idle chatter in the social media. If it happens, it will occur as the Internet undermines the currently dominant corporate model which relies on the segregation between non-labouring shareholders and labouring non-owners. Only when the capitalist type of firm loses its ‘evolutionary fitness,’ due to technological Internet-based innovations, and gives its place to a new type of participatory production model, will the political and the economic sphere become integrated again in a manner consistent with democratic principles. Then e’democracy may be born as our e’Demos reclaims control of the economic sphere."

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The Internet In 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Internet In 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC] | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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This is a great infograph that shows how much the internet is a part of our life today.

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Sayed Suhail's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:14 AM

Cisco has done a good job of visualizing the future of the Internet in this infographic. The future is all visual with the huge amount of video data being served and consumed.

Vince Hill's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:31 AM

I hope CISCO is right. 

Progressive Satelitte's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:02 AM

Reliable Choice for DISH Network Services in Dayton, Ohio.

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Internet censorship, restrictions around the globe

Internet censorship, restrictions around the globe | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Envoys in Dubai signed a new U.N. telecommunications treaty Friday that a U.S.-led delegation says endorses greater government control of the Internet.
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Yahoo's Fight for its Users in Secret Court Earns the Company Special Recognition in Who Has Your Back Survey

Each year, EFF’s Who Has Your Back campaign assesses the policies and practices of major Internet companies as a way to encourage and incentivize those companies to take a stand for their users in the face of government demands for data.
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I think all companies should be fighting for the interest of the customers that trusted them with their business and more should be fighting or acting on behalf of their customers.

 

 I also think citizens should be standing stronger for their own interest. We need to have some huge, specific, general strikes to stand our own ground without having to harm anyone with guns.

 

These are the three things I would recommend to stand for first.

 

1.  Communication:

The open internet needs to be made the LAW with net neutrality being the formal LAW that says no WEB site access can be blocked, slowed, or interrupted without a warrant and just cause in each case. That would include be to tell both the governments and the corporations of all types hands off without just cause. A clear message that governments and businesses are allowed to operate only to serve the interest of the citizens and not the other way around. http://www.scoop.it/t/it-s-our-web-lets-keep-it-neutral-and-open  

 

2.  Privacy:

We need to upgrade the 4th amendment with a Law covering all media and mass communication systems...no spying, search or seizure without a warrant for each case and notification of this event if prosecution cannot be made so that breached PW and other security may be readjusted. Industries too risky (power/water and the pentagon) to run on the WEB should have closed systems so security can be controlled without compromising all citizens’ security.

 

3.Economic power:

We need to rally for the Anti-Corruption Act and criminalize the corruption of money in our policies at both the State and National levels. http://anticorruptionact.org  We need to meet at town halls or kitchen tables to OCCUPY our on government more effectively and select and monitor our representatives and regulators more carefully. Geography, National and World History, Philosophy, World Religions, Cultures and World International Economies need to be studied starting with the young as multimedia stories and games and continuing as life long learning. Current events need to be a community concern. Creative Visionary educational activities should also be maintained to generate creative thinking for problems and ideas we have never seen. Local Non-profit radio and papers should operate in 50-mile area for information sharing and they should include all opinions. (Knowledge is a communication and education battle as well as economic) Making wise local, national, and international choices requires educated, informed, engaged, well-connected communities.

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Prioritizing Communication in an Environment of Change: The way forward - Patriotic Vanguard

Prioritizing Communication in an Environment of Change: The way forward - Patriotic Vanguard | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Prioritizing Communication in an Environment of Change: The way forwardPatriotic VanguardA Public Lecture by Mr.
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A long, but interesting, thoughtful account of the importance and the state of the communication system within a country, it's availability to citizens the article emphasizes the role communication systems play in society.

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