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  • Say Goodbye to Net Neutrality. Say Hello to the FCC's Trickle-Down Experiment

    By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai before speaking at an internet regulation event at the Newseum April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai before speaking at an internet regulation event at the Newseum, April 26, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Eric Thayer / Getty Images)

    Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission's Trump-appointed chairman, is preparing to gut the agency's net neutrality rules. The move is part of an aggressive agenda based on the idea that slashing regulations and maximizing private profits will provide benefits for everyone else. Opponents say Pai is working for the rich and powerful and leaving the rest of us behind.

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  • Stopping Chicago's Proposed $95 Million Police Academy in Its Tracks

    Stopping Chicago's Proposed $95 Million Police Academy in Its Tracks

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    Better police training does not take away from the fact that the police force is inherently violent, and has roots in anti-Black oppression, says Chicago artist and organizer Monica Trinidad. A city-wide coalition of people of color-led activist groups led by Assata's Daughters is going all out to fight the $95 million boondoggle being built on the backs of much-needed public schools and social services.

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  • Why I Helped Organize the Singing Revolt Against the White House at the UN Climate Talks

    Why I Helped Organize the Singing Revolt Against the White House at the UN Climate Talks

    By Kyle Lemle, Truthout | Op-Ed

    As Trump's climate-denier delegates tried to present their pro-fossil-fuel agenda at the UN Climate Summit last week, a US youth delegation began singing to register their protest and declare solidarity with climate justice advocates around the world. The message to the Trump administration was clear: The young people of the US are ready to step in and fill the leadership vacuum.

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