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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Feb 10, 2012

Where is Kropotkin When We Really Need Him?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/where-is-kropotkin-when-we-really-need-him/

On February 8, 1921 twenty thousand people, braving temperatures so low that musical instruments froze, marched in a funeral procession in the town of Dimitrov, a suburb of Moscow. They came to pay their respects to a man, Petr Kropotkin, and his philosophy, anarchism. Some 90 years later few know of Kropotkin. And the word… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 8, 2012

Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: Listen to AT&T’s CEO, not Lobbyists

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/pay-attention-man-behind-curtain-listen-atts-ceo-not-lobbyists

AT&T lobbyists in Georgia and South Carolina are arguing that local governments should not be allowed to build the networks that communities need, suggesting that the private sector is prim… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 7, 2012

Nonprofit Approaches Solve The Rural Broadband Problem

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/nonprofit-approaches-solve-rural-broadband-problem

Wally Bowen has again penned an op-ed that we gained permission to reprint. The original ran in North Carolina’s Durham News Observer.
President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union add… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 7, 2012

70 Groups Call on Congress to Drop SOPA / PIPA

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/70-groups-call-congress-drop-sopa-pipa

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance joined many other groups in signing a letter calling on Congress to cease considering the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and instead initiate a balanced pr… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 6, 2012

Rural Wisconsin Residents Struggle to Connect to the Internet

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/rural-wisconsin-residents-struggle-connect-internet

A group of rural residents living east of Madison, Wisconsin, gathered near Portage of Columbia County to discuss their lack of affordable high speed access to the Internet. These are people f… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Feb 5, 2012

ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell Comments on Lafayette, Louisiana’s Community Owned High-Speed

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/ilsrs-christopher-mitchell-comments-on-lafayette-louisianas-community-owned-high-speed/

USA Today, February 5, 2012 In his article, journalist Rick Jervis turned to Christopher Mitchell on the development of community networks. More than 150 local governments across the country have built or are planning to build cyber networks, says Christopher Mitchell of the Minneapolis-based Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a non-profit group that advocates community development… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 4, 2012

North Carolina County Turns on First White Spaces Wireless Network in Nation

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/north-carolina-county-turns-first-white-spaces-wireless-network-nation

A local government in southeast North Carolina is the first entity to deploy a “Super Wi-Fi” white-spaces broadband network. New Hanover County, North Carolina, owns the network that was devel… Continue reading

Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Feb 3, 2012

Corporations Oppose Limits to Local Authority in South Carolina

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.muninetworks.org/content/corporations-oppose-limits-local-authority-south-carolina

With AT&T continuing to push H.3508, a bill to further erode local authority over broadband and ensure AT&T faces no competition in areas of the state, a number of corporations have sig… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Feb 3, 2012

Challenging the Republican’s Five Myths on Inequality

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/challenging-the-republicans-five-myths-on-inequality/

Recent comments by Mitt Romney, the probable Republican nominee for President all but guarantee the inequality issue will remain front and center this election year. When asked whether people who question the current distribution of wealth and power are motivated by “jealousy or fairness” Romney insisted, “I think it’s about envy. I think it’s about… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Feb 2, 2012

Four Ways Enviros Can Keep Walmart in the Hot Seat

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/four-ways-enviros-can-keep-walmart-in-the-hot-seat/

The world’s biggest retailer has gotten an undeserved free pass from many environmentalists. It’s time to take a tougher line and set a higher standard. In the conclusion to her series on Walmart’s greenwashing, Stacy Mitchell outlines four ways we can hold Walmart accountable. Continue reading