Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of MAGNet


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Jul 21, 2011, 5:32:57 PM (8 years ago)
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Hilary Goldstein
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    1818Our 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. 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.
     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.  And we can't forget that large proportions of the population have difficulty even getting online.  Access remains a serious challenge that crosses rural/urban, economic, racial and gender lines.
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    22 We 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.
     22We believe it's important to develop the Internet, and Internet policy, in ways that expand access and empower progressive movements and communities to develop technologies and approaches to services and tools that both address our specific needs and enhance our communications and organizing potential.  We believe these principles are fully aligned with those of the media justice movement.
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    2424What strengths and experiences can you bring to the network?: *