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(2014/02/14) Rise of the gatekeepers (Net Neutrality)

Edition #799

Rise of the gatekeepers


Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Why This Ruling On Net Neutrality Is A Disaster - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-15-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Bad news - Kanye West

Ch. 4: Act 2: Net Neutrality and you - @onthemedia - Air Date: 1-17-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Made to suffer - Speedsters and Dopers

Ch. 6: Act 3: What Does Net Neutrality Ruling Mean for You? - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-27-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: The perfect space - The Avett Brothers

Ch. 8: Act 4: Is Net Neutrality Dead? Can Netflix Save it? Can We? - @amazingatheist - Air Date: 2-6-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: The secret agent - Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico & Elias Arizcuren

Ch. 10: Act 5: Net Neutrality: Why Should You be Concerned? - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-15-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Coming to terms - Carolina Liar

Ch. 12: Act 6: fights against media monopolies - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 14: Act 7: The Digital Gatekeepers Don't Need No Stinkin' Net Neutrality - @dccommonsense - Air Date 1-20-14



Ch. 15: Anti-abortion politics rooted in discipline and punishment - Emma from Texas

Ch. 16: Anti-abortion stance is authoritarian stance - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Ch. 17: We need to look at political and social policy perspective of decriminalization - Elka from Fort Wayne, IN


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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat


Ch. 18: Final comments on why liberals need to create shame around the ethics of doing illegal drugs - an email from listen Javier


Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park



Petition to Stop the Time Warner/Comcast Merger


Additional Activism

Save The Internet Action Page

Sources/further reading:

"Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable to reshape U.S. pay TV” via Reuters by Liana B. Baker

What Needs To Be Done To Save Net Neutrality, Tim Karr of Free Press on The Matthew Filipowicz Show

"How Netflix and Google Could Lead the Fight For Net Neutrality”

”Federal Court Guts Net Neutrality Rules"

”Merging Cable Giants is ‘an Affront to the Public Interest’" from John Nichols at The Nation Magazine


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich


Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson


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