Posts Tagged ‘neutrality’

Proof That Net Neutrality Was Never about ‘Saving the Internet’

Doors of the Federal Communication Commission, would-be internet regulators. In 2017, late-night host Stephen Colbert told his audience that it was “a sad day” because the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had voted to repeal Net Neutrality, an Obama-era rule that required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to offer “equal access” and speeds to all lawful websites and […]

FCC restores Net Neutrality protections

The reinstated Net Neutrality protects will “reclassify high-speed-internet access services as telecom services subject to Title II of the Communications Act.” Source

Resistance justified: Unmasking deceptive neutrality

January 28, 2024 Source: Al Mayadeen English Genocide in occupied Palestine isn’t a mere mistake to correct; it’s an enduring Israeli policy, bolstered by its allies. The time has come to stand for justice. By Myriam Charabaty We have all heard the question “What do you think would be a proportionate response to what happened […]

Escobar: Russia’s Neutrality Ballet On Israel-Palestine

Escobar: Russia’s Neutrality Ballet On Israel-Palestine Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Cradle, Photo Credit: The Cradle Is it possible that the philo-Semitic Russian President Vladimir Putin is slowly but surely re-evaluating his geopolitical assessment of Israel? To call this the key riddle in Moscow’s corridors of power is actually an understatement.  There are no […]

Russia’s neutrality ballet on Israel-Palestine

OCT 18, 2023 Source While some Russian heavyweights push to recast Israel as a hostile state, the Kremlin is unlikely to budge. Instead, Moscow will stay ‘neutral’ to maximize its West Asian influence, all while edging closer to the Arab and Muslim worlds. Pepe Escobar Is it possible that the philo-Semitic Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

Switzerland Weighs Break With Centuries-Old Policy Of Neutrality

Switzerland Weighs Break With Centuries-Old Policy Of Neutrality by Tyler Durden Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 Via Responsible Statecraft A group of Swiss lawmakers has moved forward a proposal to allow countries to give Swiss-made weapons to Ukraine, in a move that would soften Switzerland’s centuries-old policy of neutrality toward foreign conflicts. “The majority of the […]

In Continued Push For Gender Neutrality, Air Force Removes All Flight Sticks From Planes

EL PASO, CO — The U.S. Air Force has continued its initiative for a more inclusive, and gender-neutral military by removing all flight sticks from their planes — effective immediately. “The flight control stick is yet another oppressive symbol of the Patriarchy and its incessant will to dominate and control others. And it’s shaped like […]

In Continued Push For Gender Neutrality, Air Force Removes All Flight Sticks From Planes

EL PASO, CO — The U.S. Air Force has continued its initiative for a more inclusive, and gender-neutral military by removing all flight sticks from their planes — effective immediately. “The flight control stick is yet another oppressive symbol of the Patriarchy and its incessant will to dominate and control others. And it’s shaped like […]

“Neutrality is not a faithful response”: churches call Israeli apartheid by its name

Today we are witness to what can only be described as the unstoppable momentum of church opposition to Israel’s program of discrimination, dispossession, and ethnic cleansing. Together with the BDS call, the Kairos call from Palestinian churches has awakened the global church to the urgency of the Palestinian plight and to the theological imperative to […]

US Army Colonel Calls Zelensky a “Puppet,” Says War Could End in Days by Declaring Neutrality from NATO (EPIC)

Echoing Noam Chomsky and University of Chicago foreign policy analyst Professor John Mearsheimer (The Economist: “Why the West is Principally Responsible for the Ukrainian Crisis.”) "I think Zelensky is a puppet, and he is putting huge numbers of his own population at unnecessary risk." -Ret. US Army colonel Douglas MacGregor pic.twitter.com/MdOmsjKdRx — Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) […]

DuckDuckGo Ends Neutrality – Will Down-Rank Sites ‘Associated With Russian Disinformation’

The founder of DuckDuckGo, a Google-alternative search engine that has touted its “unbiased” search results for years, has announced that it has started down-ranking sites based on whether they’re deemed to be associated with Russian disinformation. “Like so many others I am sickened by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the gigantic humanitarian crisis it continues […]

In Historic Breach With Neutrality, Switzerland Joins EU in Sanctions on Russia

In Historic Breach With Neutrality, Switzerland Joins EU in Sanctions on Russia We Are Change » Feed / John Titor Switzerland’s historic neutrality is no longer: moments ago Reuters reported that the Swiss government had joined the EU in adopting sanctions on Russia, freezing assets of targeted companies and people effective immediately: SWISS GOVERNMENT SAYS […]

Ukraine President Says He’s Been “Left Alone” by West as He Considers Signing ‘Neutrality Deal’ With Russia

After George W. Bush slammed Vladimir Putin for illegally invading a country, Twitter users who weren’t born yesterday had some choice reactions. “Russia’s attack on Ukraine constitutes the gravest security crisis on the European continent since World War II. I join the international community in condemning Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine,” said […]

World Leaders Make Mild Pledges On Climate Neutrality, Coal Financing At G-20

ROME (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest economies agreed Sunday to stop funding coal-fired power plants in poor countries and made a vague commitment to seek carbon neutrality “by or around mid-century” as they wrapped up a Rome summit before the much larger United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. While Italian Prime Minister […]

Requirements for IAEA to move in direction of neutrality, professionalism

Requirements for IAEA to move in direction of neutrality, professionalism – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN- The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in connection with Iran’s nuclear activities has a technical and confidential nature, but the political exploitation of the issue by some great powers is not only in conflict with independence, impartiality, and professionalism […]

Strategic Law Suits Against Public Participation in India: Why the neutrality principle of law not working?

Abstract During recent years, a sharp rise is noted in the number of frivolous law suits filed to silence voices of dissenters and the marginalized sections including women who complaint against violence. These legal tactics are striking the roots of democracy and curbing the public discourse on the vital issues while choking the freedom of […]

Biden Executive Order Calls On FCC To Restore Net Neutrality

Above Photo: Demetrius Freeman / The Washington Post / Getty Images. Washington, DC — On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling on federal agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission, to enact measures protecting internet users against the anti-competitive practices of large telecommunications and internet companies. In the order, […]

Greta Thunberg tries to walk fine line of neutrality on Israeli-Palestinian clash, but Twitter mob demands that she take a side

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, normally a figure revered by her protective left-wing allies, has learned the hard way that rocket attacks over Israel are a touchier subject than solar panels and carbon-trading schemes. After wading into the conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Monday, when she retweeted a post by anti-Israel activist Naomi Klein, the […]

After neutrality: internationalization … another controversial file in Lebanon! What is the solution? بعد الحياد: التدويل ملف خلافيّ آخر في لبنان فما الحلّ؟

**English Machine translation Please scroll down for the Arabic original version ** After neutrality: internationalization … another controversial file in Lebanon! What is the solution? Brigadier General Dr. Amin Mohammed Hatit As if Lebanon was short of additional controversial files, so the internationalization of the Lebanese crisis came to fill in the presentation of this deficiency, and to […]

DOJ Drops Lawsuit To Block California Net Neutrality Law

Above photo: California’s net neutrality law could be the basis for new federal protections under a Democrat controlled FCC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. California’s net neutrality law is considered stricter than Obama-era federal rules, which Trump’s FCC had repealed. Trump’s DOJ had challenged California’s law in court. The US Department of Justice under President Joe Biden […]

Pai’s Destroying Internet Adoption, Not Just Net Neutrality

Pai’s Destroying Internet Adoption, Not Just Net Neutrality Above photo: Ajit Pai. Gage Skidmore/Flickr. Washington, DC (October 29, 2020) – During Tuesday’s FCC open meeting, I was tweeting about the failures and falsehoods in the agency’s latest open-internet vote — a decision that involves so much more than just Net Neutrality rules, and that’s all […]

OTI Condemns ‘Unhinged’ FCC, Urges Restoration Of Net Neutrality

Above photo: Protesters, like these in Chicago, came out in force to support Obama-era net neutrality regulations. But the Republican-­majority FCC repealed the rules on December 14. Scott Olson/Getty Images. Washington, DC – On October 27, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to reaffirm its 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The vote is a response […]

On the the Maronite ‘Rabbe’ call for Lebanon’s “Neutrality”

Sheikh Qabalan: Neutrality in Logic of Prophet Muhammad and Jesus Christ Means Aligning with the Right and Facing Oppression July 19, 2020 Head of the Higher Shiite Islamic Council in Lebanon, Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, addressed Sunday the nation on the anniversary of 2006 War, hailing and greeting the martyrs and victory makers “who have […]

California Net Neutrality Bill SB822 Floor Vote On May 29

California Net Neutrality Bill SB822 Floor Vote On May 29 Above Photo: Laurel L. Russwurm/Flickr State Senator Scott Wiener’s net neutrality bill in California passed out of the Senate Appropriations committee today and is slated for a May 29 floor vote. Groups have organized a lobby day for May 29, and groups should continue to push […]

The Big Picture – Senate Democrats Win Vote on Net Neutrality

The Big Picture – Senate Democrats Win Vote on Net Neutrality By The Big Pictureyoutube.com Holland Cooke discusses the recent win by Senate Democrats on net neutrality; a rule that ensures unobstructed access to the internet, with panelists Krista Cox, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries and Ryan Rabac , […]

Watching The Hawks – Too Much Plastic & Net Neutrality

Watching The Hawks – Too Much Plastic & Net Neutrality Watching The Hawksyoutube.com After decades of depending on plastic to make our lives easier, it may now be standing in the way of our future. The Supreme Court has decided to allow states to legalize sports betting RTs sports correspondent Steve Christakos discusses the implications […]

‘Red Alert’ Protest For Net Neutrality Starts May 9

‘Red Alert’ Protest For Net Neutrality Starts May 9 Above Photo: The protest planning includes online alerts. Screenshot by CNET CODE RED, a vote in the Senate on the Congressional Review Act will occur within one week of March 9. As described in the article many websites are going “red”, Popular Resistance will be one of them. […]

Net Neutrality Is Vital – So Is Rural Broadband

Net Neutrality Is Vital – So Is Rural Broadband Above photo: The sun sets behind a microwave broadband tower, part of GCI’s TERRA network that provides internet to 40,000 people in rural Alaska. (GCI photo) Most issues look different from rural America, but that’s especially true of net neutrality. No one doubts that net neutrality policies to […]

California’s Proposed Net Neutrality Bill Gains Steam

California’s Proposed Net Neutrality Bill Gains Steam Above photo: By Greg Nash. A proposed net neutrality bill in California advanced this week, when lawmakers on the state Senate Committee approved the measure. The bill (SB 822), introduced last month by state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would restore the Obama-era net neutrality rules in the […]

Pressure On For Net Neutrality Campaign

Pressure On For Net Neutrality Campaign Above Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/Flickr When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published its repeal of net neutrality regulations in the Federal Register on February 22, the U.S. Congress had 60 legislative days to disapprove of the FCC order. Approximately half of that time is up. To learn more about how […]

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