I ran out of time to post this yesterday, but saving net neutrality is no less important than the battles for democracy in Wisconsin and Michigan, because without it, you wouldn’t be receiving news about either of them:
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) plans to introduce a bill that would make net neutrality violations a crime.
The Justice Department cannot take enforcement actions against cable and phone companies who block websites, according to experts and congressional Democrats. [...]
… Franken framed net neutrality as a fight against profit-driven corporations… “They’ll tell you that putting rules in place to preserve net neutrality as it exists today amounts to a ‘government takeover’ of the Internet, a talking point that deserves a place alongside ‘death panels’ and ‘Obama’s a Muslim’ in the pantheon of lies that aren’t just baldly false, but completely ridiculous,” he said.
Key words: “Block websites.” If you enjoy streaming Nicole Sandler or other shows like hers online, or visiting sites you trust to give you reliable information instead of, say, Fox, then you need to encourage others to do some reading up on this subject.
Franken wants to amend antitrust laws to “call violations of net neutrality out for what they are: anti-competitive actions by powerful media conglomerates that represent violations of our anti-trust laws.”
We’ve had enough corporate rule to last three lifetimes, and thankfully, we have Senator Al Franken to drive that point home.