Media Mobilizing Project Statement on Committee Passage of Historic Comcast Franchise Agreement

On Dec. 3rd, City Council’s Public Property Committee, chaired by Councilman Bobby Henon and with the support of all committee members, passed a 15-year Comcast communications franchise with far reaching public benefits for low-income communities, and for all Comcast customers, now and into the future. The franchise then received first reading before the full Council. The statement linked here can be attributed to Hannah Sassaman, Policy Director at Media Mobilizing Project, which coordinates the Corporate Accountability Project (CAP) Comcast campaign.

Toward a New Front of Labor Struggle: Media Rights and Access for a 21st Century Labor Movement

The labor movement is facing an unprecedented attack to roll back the gains and victories that have improved the lives of working people in exchange for deeper corporate profits. The labor movement can and must challenge, transform and wield the media system and media policy to advance the struggle for working-class people’s dignity and rights.

#NotLovinIt: Expand Free Public WiFi Now!

Why is McDonald’s one of the few places with free WiFi access? Organizations and individuals drawing the link between obesity and internet access have launched a new campaign calling on the Federal Communications Commission to expand free public internet access nation wide. A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal points out the wide use […]

Philly KEYSPOTS: The Internet. Turn it on.

In the digital age, a computer and Internet access is a necessity, yet 41% of Philadelphians do not have access. Formed to tackle this problem, the Freedom Rings Partnership is comprised of grassroots organizations, government, and universities bringing Internet access, training and technology to communities citywide. Powered by the Freedom Rings Parntership, Philly KEYSPOTS are […]