TONIGHT: As part of the exhibition S/N, curated by the 2014–15 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Independent Study Program, SCRAAATCH performs SCRAAATCH No. 9, part of a series of collaborative performance works combining live sound processing and performative notation. The duo will develop an intricate physical and aural choreography exploring the difficulties of mediated communication and exchange. Read more on Rhizome.
SCRAAATCH, SCRAAATCH no. 7, 2014. Performance, Philadelphia, October 25, 2014. Photograph by Wayne Kleppe. Courtesy the artists
Do you realize what’s at stake here? Without this, ISPs could block anything they want. Imagine a world where the top ISP bans ANY information on HUMAN RIGHTS, CLIMATE CHANGE, EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND HISTORY, we need to act now. The internet is now, and will forever be a necessary human right if we act now. Dont give up your rights, pretty soon, you’ll lose them all.
Both suits filed Monday compel the courts to review the order on account of claims that the FCC’s decision is “arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion.”
“The focus of our legal appeal will be on the FCC’s decision to reclassify broadband Internet access service as a public utility service after a decade of amazing innovation and investment under the FCC’s previous light-touch approach,” USTelecom Senior Vice President Jon Banks explained in a statement on Monday. “As our industry has said many times, we do not block or throttle traffic and FCC rules prohibiting blocking or throttling will not be the focus of our appeal.”
Tom Wheeler, the chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission released a plan last week that would create a program that subsidizes broadband internet service for poor people. The plan calls for an expansion of the Lifeline phone subsidy program created by Ronald Reagan in 1985. In addition to expanding the program to cover internet subsidies, the plan also will work to crack down on…
Maslakh (Internally Displaced Persons or IDPs) Camp is named after a
once thriving business (Maslakh translates as slaughterhouse). Situated
near the western Afghan city of Herat, it is home to more than 350,000
displaced Afghans according to the official count from the time of
However, international aid organizations conducting a survey of the camp
estimate that there may be only around 150,000 inhabitants, but it is
certainly the largest such camp inside Afghanistan and among the largest
in the world. A new count to determine the exact number of inhabitants
is underway to better determine humanitarian needs. A vast camp of mud
huts and tents under the Afghan mountains, Maslakh’s temperature plunges
below zero at night. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
is the coordinating agency for humanitarian aid to displaced people in
western Afghanistan. World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are
delivering food, blankets, clothing, stoves, and other items to
Maslakh’s desperately poor population.
Internally Displaced Persons living at Maslakh Camp.
02 February 2002