Daily Archives: May 21, 2014

Debate: As FCC Votes on Internet’s Future, What’s the Best Way to Protect Net Neutrality?

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Published on May 15, 2014

UPDATE: FCC Moves Forward with Two-Tiered Internet Plan
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The Federal Communications Commission is voting today on new rules that may effectively abandon net neutrality, the concept of a free and open Internet. The FCC proposal would let Internet providers charge media companies extra fees to receive preferential treatment, such as faster speeds for their products and content. Under previous regulations struck down earlier this year, providers were forced to provide all content at equal speeds. Just steps from the vote, demonstrators have set up an “Occupy the FCC” encampment calling for federal regulators to reclassify broadband service as a public utility, which would allow for the requirement of net neutrality rules. The CEOs of 28 U.S. broadband providers and trade groups have asked the FCC not to classify broadband as a utility, arguing that regulating broadband would “impose great costs, allowing unprecedented government micromanagement of all aspects of the Internet economy.”

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Copy of Ralph Nader on How to Dismantle the Corporate State

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Published on May 21, 2014

Ralph Nader, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State, joins Thom Hartmann on his new book.

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Copy of Glenn Greenwald: US Corporate Media is “Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete”

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Published on May 21, 2014

Glenn Greenwald reflects on the Pulitzer Prize, adversarial journalism and the corporate media’s response to his reporting on Edward Snowden’s leaked National Security Agency documents. “We knew that once we started publishing not one or two stories, but dozens of stories … that not just the government, but even fellow journalists were going to start to look at what we were doing with increasing levels of hostility and to start to say, ‘This doesn’t actually seem like journalism anymore,’ because it’s not the kind of journalism that they do,” Greenwald says. “It doesn’t abide by these unspoken rules that are designed to protect the government.”

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Evan Osnos On China’s ‘Age Of Ambition’

May 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM  The US accuses China’s military of industrial espionage. We’ll talk with the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos – longtime Beijing correspondent – about China’s “Age of Ambition.”

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, center right, and China’s President Xi Jinping, center left, walk to open joint naval exercises, in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP)

Plenty of news out of still-rising China lately. Chinese leaders doing deals with Vladimir Putin as Putin defies the West. Chinese sea power pushing an oil rig into waters claimed by Vietnam. Chinese military on FBI wanted posters for hacking American companies’ intellectual property. China’s unprecedented, light speed rise to wealth and growing power has the whole world’s attention. New Yorker writer Evan Osnos is just back from eight years in China and out with a deep analysis of Chinese dreams and ambitions. This hour On Point: Deep China, with the New Yorker’s Evan Osnos.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Evan Osnos, staff writer at the New Yorker. Author of the new book “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China.” (@eosnos)

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