"When truth and compassion part ways, follow compassion." ~ Unknown

Friday, April 21, 2006

Net neutrality

Next week corporate juggernauts like AOL and AT&T are fully expecting Congress to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment which protects free and equal access to all, and replace it with bottleneck legislation permitting them to divert, limit, control and tax web traffic. As usual, the corporate barons feel entitled to "special advantages" but it's simply extortion. Nothing more. UPS and FedX cannot dictate the flow of packages. Telephone companies cannot tell consumers who they can call. No one can dictate who, what or where we visit along the highway or what we do in our travels. In the same way network operators should NOT dictate what people can do online. Congress MUST protect the freedom and democracy of the Internet. To do otherwise would be an unforgivable betrayal of public trust.

Understanding net neutrality
Video URL Permalink

Also watch Leo Laporte and friends at TWiT discuss net neutrality.

Video URL Permalink

In the fight against these freewheeling corporations that are wealthier and more powerful than whole countries combined, the odds are definitely stacked against us. The Corporatocracy is the guiding philosophy behind the retrogressive Republican Party and the Bush Administration. These bastards watch each other's back and they all refuse to be accountable to the world around them. They act like they are invulnerable but they have to be stopped.

Let them know you are watching and keeping score.

Sign this petition at MoveOn.org and pass the link along to as many people as you can. It's one thing among many small things we can do. Yes it is a seemingly pointless act, but ... individually against these guys we are truly nothing. Corporations are collectives. We must be a volunteer, free form collective and speak for ourselves.

No comments: