Organize to support democratic communications!

/ 2 May 2003

Moveon.Org, which you may have encountered for their brilliant strategies in peace organizing, is now beginning to work on supporting democratization of our media. They have a particularly compelling bulletin out right now about the rule changes pending at the FCC. If you don’t know much about these issues, I highly recommend Robert McChesney and John Nichols’ book “Our Media Not Theirs.” Also, Bill Moyers’ “NOW” show on PBS has been covering these issues quite a lot, and has a nice timeline that shows media regulation in the recent history of the US. A step beyond advocacy is to move into creative construction, and on that front I recommend a visit to the Creative Commons. Incidentally, the Creative Commons folk have a really sweet little flash animation that explains their mission, available at their website (click on “animated short”).