Assorted updates on assorted matters

Posted by Mitchell - October 30, 2006 (entry 492)

(Welcome to everyone who saw the CMA website on CAN TV presentation of Amy Goodman from September 2006, which aired on October 29.)

Update the first: We've been steadily restoring the content on the CMA website before our unexpected downtime. A lot of the articles and dispatches should be back online.

Update the second: A New York Indymedia activist named Brad Will (originally from Chicago it turns out) was killed on Friday by paramilitary troops in Mexico acting to repress an uprising in Oaxaca. Emergency protests and vigils are scheduled at Mexican consulates across the hemisphere, including here in Chicago.

Update the third: What is Represso of Sunnybrook Farm FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin on when he says that the FCC has too much power and should be reigned in? Apparently, he's afraid that the FCC can override court decisions meant to block it, even though the FCC in the run-up to the 2003 media ownership rules proceedings repeatedly invoked the respect of court authority, but never mind. Here the problem is that courts might give the FCC the authority to dictate the terms of network neutrality, and there's a chance that the FCC might do something right for a change. But you see, that makes it different this time. In one case, you have the FCC respecting court authority to make money for evilnasty corporations. In the other case, you have the FCC dissing court authority to make more money for evilnasty corporations. It all makes sense, right?

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