Why Net Neutrality Is A Social Justice Issue
Today, the Federal Communication Commission will set in motion a comment period on a proposal that the FCC chair, Tom Wheeler, says will preserve “net neutrality.”
Wheeler’s proposal is highly contentious, with150 internet-based corporations, dozens of activist groups, 36 members of the Progressive Congressional Caucus, and hundreds of thousands of petitioners writing in to protest that the proposal will actually end “net neutrality.”..
Jo Ellen Green Kaiser is the executive director of The Media Consortium. Passionate about mission-driven independent media, Jo Ellen has worked for a succession of independent magazines, including stints as executive director and editor-in-chief of Zeek, managing editor and associate publisher of Tikkun, and publisher of LiP: Informed Revolt. She is driven by a belief that democratic societies thrive only when their members have access to accurate information and informed opinion. She is the co-editor of Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Response to Justice (Jewish Lights) and co-led the Righteous Indignation Project. She has written about Jewish social justice publications including the Jewish Daily Forward, Sojourners, Tikkun and Interfaithfamily.com. She is ZEEK’s board chair.