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Wed Sep 20 2017 (Updated 09/21/17)FCC Chair's Meeting with Tech Execs Greeted with Protest
Wed Sep 20 2017 (Updated 09/21/17)Demonstrators in San Francisco Say Net Neutrality Is a Racial Justice Issue
Despite the fact that he froze services to low-income internet users soon after taking office, Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai came to San Francisco to talk to tech executives about bridging the digital divide for underserved communities. Pai was named by President Trump as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in January. When he visited San Francisco on September 12, protesters demonstrated at the site of the meeting in the city's financial district, saying net neutrality is a racial justice issue.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with other organizations pulled together the rally to protest Chairman Pai's meeting. About 100 people demonstrated outside the building; a few protesters tried to enter the building to deliver a three-foot tall coffee mug designed to look like an oversized mug parodied on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, a mug that had been filled with public comments in support of net neutrality. Eventually one of the event organizers came outside and took comments on behalf of the FCC Chair.
Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy at EFF, spoke at the rally inviting everyone who uses the Internet to raise their voice in defense of light touch regulations that have preserved a level playing field online. Sentiments in signs raised high read, "Traffic throttling, Site Blocking, New Fees? NO THANKS!" and "Net Neutrality is a Racial Justice Issue", amongst others.
Beyond the Bomb Kick-off Meeting Friday Oct 13th 7:52 PM
UC Workers Demand Safe Staffing, An End To Privatization & Union Busting At UCSF Rally Thursday Oct 12th 5:58 PM
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Hey Twitter, get hate off your platform! (1 comment) Wednesday Oct 11th 9:49 AM
Bay Area runs to provide mental health counseling to psychologically traumatized refugees Wednesday Oct 11th 6:57 AM
March Against Police Murder: San Francisco to Sacramento (1 comment) Friday Oct 6th 4:35 PM
SF Speak Out-Stop Thaad-US Troops Out Of Korea! Rally At UN Plaza (3 comments) Wednesday Oct 4th 10:03 AM
Rally in Solidarity with Puerto Rico! Monday Oct 2nd 8:24 AM
Peace in the Park 2017 – Summer of Love Edition! Sunday Oct 1st 1:04 AM
“Ban Trump” Projected onto Twitter HQ Saturday Sep 30th 11:28 AMMore Local News...
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Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer is still on Twitter despite being banned (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 10th 9:49 PM
Colin Kaepernick, Trump, Race, Class, Capitalism & The NFL Thursday Sep 28th 2:11 PM
Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work Tuesday Jul 25th 12:55 PM
PEACE vigil: Stop Funding Saudi War Crimes (2 comments) Wednesday Jul 19th 1:55 PM
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Internment, Japanese Americans, Japanese Peruvians, Labor And The Lessons For Today Sunday Jul 2nd 4:39 PM
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The Obama-Clinton Inside Job & Tom Perez OSHA/DOL: Corruption Galore Thursday May 25th 6:33 PM
Pelosi - “we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is” Friday Feb 3rd 12:13 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PMMore Global News...
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SF Democrats Who Oppose Pot & Gay Liberation Wednesday Oct 4th 9:10 PM
Harassment by Verizon to tell us what we know: It is 70 to 80 degrees! (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 27th 10:42 AM
"Trumpcare Kills" Projected on SF Federal Building Wednesday Sep 20th 8:55 AM
"The Scapegoating Of Russia" By Dan Kovalik Friday Sep 15th 9:24 AM
Criminally Corrupt Democratic Party Leader Nancy Pelosi Wants To Prosecute Left Thursday Aug 31st 10:44 AM
The New Emperor is a White Nationalist? Sunday Aug 13th 8:47 PM
Petition For Worker Justice at Community Housing Partnership! Monday Jul 24th 7:23 PM
SEIU 1021 Nato Green Doing Damage Control For SEIU? Opposes Single Payer In CA Wednesday Jul 12th 4:10 PM
Fired Federal OSHA/Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress To Investigate Corrupt Monday Jun 26th 6:08 PM
PCC Mark Rocha Lied, Pushed Privatization, Workplace Bullying, Sexism and Union Busting (1 comment) Saturday Jun 17th 2:27 PMOpen Newswire...
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