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free press & interent czar are one and the same board members revealed- ties to pro-iran regime group http://bit.ly/4uIeua #tcot #tlot #sgp

Free Press and the interet Czar- susan crawford’s speech before the Free Press Summit echoed the Marxist organization’s own themes.  Two of their board members have direct Marxist connections, and one has ties to a pro-Supreme Leader Iranian propaganda group, American-Iranian org

Here is alink to the summit video

#free #press #summit attended by susan crawford, internet czar http://bit.ly/7yv8X #video #audio

Here is a link to the abbreviated audio version of the summit.  Note the focus on media consolidation, diversity, and govt subsidies of newspapers, as well as the reiteration of bandwidth redistribution under ubiquitous bandwidth principles.

internet czar hints at govt takeover of newspapers, broadband at marxist event- free press summit http://bit.ly/7yv8X #tcot #tlot plz RT

Free Press Summit- Susan Crawford- Internet Czar- 2 minutes audio of her speech to Marxist group http://bit.ly/3x7a8y

Obama News- Media Consolidation- internet czar echoes free press concerns over media consolidation http://bit.ly/Au6WG #tcot #tlot #sgp

free press board member tim wu calls for fcc to take control of net without congress vote http://bit.ly/7eQyi #tcot #tlot #sgp #tim #wu

US News-Free Press board member has ties 2 controv.. american iranian council http://bit.ly/HcOfM #tcot #tlot #sgp #free #press #us #news

Here is the statement on Free Press’ front page, a parotting of the internet czar:

Free Press is changing politics as usual in Washington and putting people first in media policymaking. Universal, open and affordable Internet access, diverse media ownership, quality journalism and vibrant public media are at the core of this public interest policy agenda. Join us at the table — together, we can reshape the future of communications.

http://www.freepress.net/summit

If you remember in the Crawford speech, she talked about fears of media consolidation.  Here is what Free Press has to say about it:

What Media Consolidation Means

Media consolidation means that the few huge corporations that own most of our media are getting even bigger by taking over more and more of our local media outlets.

But these massive conglomerates – like General Electric, Time Warner and News Corp. – only care about the bottom line, not serving the public interest. And allowing these few firms too much control over the flow of news and information is dangerous for our democracy.

When Big Media get too big, local, independent and minority owners are pushed out of the market and off the airwaves. Media consolidation means:

  • Fewer voices and viewpoints
  • Less diversity in ownership and programming
  • Less coverage of local issues that matter to communities
  • Less of the unbiased, independent, critical journalism we need to prevent abuses of power

http://www.freepress.net/media_issues/consolidation

read about some of the members on the board of Free Press, which seems to sound exactly like our Internet Czar:

Robert W. McChesney co-founded Free Press and the Free Press Action Fund with Josh Silver and John Nichols in 2002. He is a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author or editor of 12 award-winning books, includingTelecommunications, Mass Media, and Democracy: The Battle for the Control of U.S. Broadcasting, 1928-1935Corporate Media and the Threat to DemocracyThe Global Media: The New Missionaries of Corporate Capitalism (with Edward S. Herman); Our Media, Not Theirs (with John Nichols); Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious TimesThe Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First CenturyTragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections and Destroy Democracy (with John Nichols); and, most recently,Communication Revolution: Critical Junctures and the Future of Media. He hosts a weekly program, Media Matters, on WILL-AM radio, the NPR affiliate in Urbana, Illinois.

http://www.freepress.net/about_us/board

Tim Wu, chair of the board, is a professor of law at Columbia University, where he specializes in telecommunications law, copyright and international trade. He is the co-author of Who Controls the Internet? (Oxford U. Press, 2006) and a regular contributor to Slate magazine. He previously worked at Riverstone Networks in Silicon Valley and was a law clerk for Judge Richard Posner and Justice Stephen Breyer. He graduated from McGill University (B.Sc) and Harvard Law School, and has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Chicago, and Stanford Law School. Wu is on the advisory board of Public Knowledge and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=3636

Here is an interview with Tim Wu, in open left, an organization with direct ties to SEIU.

Let’s start with politics.  Is it surprising to you that net neutrality has become a political issue in the last few years, even playing a role in the technology platform put out by candidates?  Has this ever happened before?

Yes – issues just like net neutrality have become major political issues at other crucial times in U.S. history.  It happens when private power has reached intolerable levels, and particularly when private entities control new technologies that are of growing importance to the whole country.  Perhaps the best single example comes from the turn of the century, when Theodore Roosevelt made railroad discrimination a major political issue.  Like the internet today, the railroad was new technology and the (literal) engine of commerce – and the problems of discriminatory carriage were too serious to ignore

As for what the dream FCC would do.  There are, I’d say, three giant challenges that the FCC will face over the next several years, and the prosperity and cultural health of the country may depend on it.

1. Fix wireless.   There are strange things going on in American wireless markets; things that are holding back the U.S. from leadership in this market.  The FCC needs to see what it can do to open these markets and see what happens.  There will be immense resistance, but it isn’t the job of government to do easy things.

2. Fix Broadband.  Everyone, expect the kind of people who don’t believe that cigarettes cause cancer, realizes that the U.S. could do more to make sure the country leads the world in fiber deployment to American homes and businesses. It would take vision to get everyone together and say, we need to be the leading fiber nation in the world, so how do we get there?

3.  Protect the internet.  The FCC needs to maintain a vigilance to prevent gross violations of net neutrality to maintain the vibrancy on this and other networks.  I think over the last few years there’s been agreement that the country is better off with a free and open network; net neutrality infringements are becoming more and more a third-rail treated like a violation of free speech.   But in the end it is the FCC that needs to make sure that things stay that way – whether or not Congress passes new legislation.

http://www.zoominfo.com/people/PersonDetailLimited.aspx?PersonID=41630325&lastName=Davidson&firstName=Olga&id=41630325&searchSource=page&page=2

Olga Davidson is a member of the American Iranian Council

The mission of the AIC provides for a sustainable dialogue and a more comprehensive understanding of US-Iran relations. The AIC organizes and promotes the Iranian-American community and encourages its participation in the efforts for a more democratic, transparent, mutually respectful, and sustainable relationship between the two countries. The AIC also promotes the conditions for the development of Iran through increased national dialogue, charitable works, and international exchange. The AIC is to be a catalyst for positive change in the relationship between the United States and Iran through bringing each of these two great countries together by promoting truth, understanding and dialogue, especially with respect to those values held in common by both governments and peoples. Our mission is to help overcome many of the key misunderstandings, misperceptions and mischaracterizations that exist in this relationship. Our mission is to help those who believe that our two countries have a bright future, one in which the governments and peoples can learn, share and grow with one another.

On the iran Election, this organization said this:

The assumption that the Iranian government is not in a position to negotiate or deliver on its commitments, if it were to make any, is also wrong. Despite the ongoing political turmoil, the regime in Tehran remains stable in the medium-term and the Supreme Leader is still in charge.
http://www.american-iranian.org/mailfiles/campaign_0820092/mail.html

More to follow: freedomist radio at 3pm est thursday 10-8-9

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