Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of MAGNet


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Jul 21, 2011, 4:41:24 PM (8 years ago)
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Hilary Goldstein
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    1616How do you see the intersection of social change and media justice?: *
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    18 Our work is primarily Internet focused.  The Internet is among the social justice movement's most potent communication tools. The Internet has already played a critical role in combatting disinformation, expressing new ideas, delivering truth and bringing committed people together.
     18Our work is primarily Internet focused.  The Internet is among the social justice movement's most potent communication tools. The Internet has already played a critical role in combating disinformation, expressing new ideas, delivering truth and bringing committed people together.
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    20 Many commercial providers and corporate interests don't want the Internet to belong to everyone. For them, the Internet is a way of selling your products and services and that vision dictates their approach to your use of the Internet and the development of its technology.
     20Many commercial providers and corporate interests don't want the Internet to belong to everyone. For them, the Internet is a way of selling your products and services and that vision dictates their approach to your use of the Internet and the development of its technology. Corporations have attempted to block political email in the name "fighting spam," prioritize commercial traffic over non-commercial traffic, and otherwise limit the use of the Internet as a tool for distributing information vital for our movements for social justice.  The Internet also has other critical challenges including varying levels of access across rural/urban, economic, racial and gender lines.
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    22 Corporations have attempted to block political email in the name "fighting spam," prioritize commercial traffic over non-commercial traffic, and otherwise limit the use of the Internet as a tool for distributing information vital for our movements for social justice.
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    24 We believe it's important to develop the Internet in ways that empower progressive movements and communities to use it effectively, to develop technologies and approaches to services and tools that enhance our movements' communications and organizing. 
     22We believe it's important to develop the Internet, and Internet policy, in ways that empower progressive movements and communities to develop technologies and approaches to services and tools that both address the specific needs and enhance the communications and organizing potential of our movements and communities.  We believe these principles are fully aligned with those of the media justice movement.
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    2624What strengths and experiences can you bring to the network?: *
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     26As a membership organization we bring a collective energy of organizers who have already identified the Internet as a critical political issue and are engaged in an alternative and progressive communications infrastructure.  We bring our technological experience and expertise to issues of free and open source software, collaborative democracy tools, and policy questions around technology and communications.  We also bring our commitment and dedication to the principles of media justice.
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    3028What would you like to get out of being a member?: *
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     30We have been less specifically engaged in the day to day battles and debates over national Internet policy and look to find deeper points of entry in community efforts.