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Postal regulators have accepted a proposal from media giant Time Warner that would stifle small and independent publishers in America. The plan unfairly burdens smaller publishers with higher postage rates while locking in special privileges for bigger media companies.

Click here to read a full (and growing) list of academic supporters of the campaign to roll back the postal rate hike.

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According to Tim Wu, the Internet as we know it is under attack.

Here's a list of academics who have sent a letter to James C. Miller III, chairman of the Postal Board of Governors, protesting the change:

We, the undersigned, share the concerns of independent publishers and categorically support and endorse the objectives and remedies expressed in this statement. As educators and scholars, we acknowledge and appreciate the significant contribution both to the academic community and to society in general made by smaller but influential magazines, periodicals and journals, and realize the inevitable consequences, which include the loss, permanently, of a large portion of the variety and individuality, and hence the freedom, of the nation's press, if these planned postal rate increases are indeed enacted.

Henry Abelove

Willbur Fisk Osborne Professor of English
Wesleyan University

Gilbert Allen

Professor of English
Furman University

Edward A. Alpers

Professor of History
UCLA

Sally Bachner

Assistant Professor of English
Wesleyan University

Judith Bainbridge

Professor of English
Furman University

Peter Baldwin

Professor of History
University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. John Barrington

Associate Professor
Department of History
Furman University

Calvin Bedient

Professor of English
UCLA

Lloyd Benson

Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor
Department of History
Furman University

Joseph Bernt

Professor of Journalism
Associate Director for Graduate Studies
E. W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University

Jeffrey Brooks

Professor of History
The Johns Hopkins University

Carole H. Browner

Professor
Center for Culture and Health
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles

Mary Ann Clawson

Professor of Sociology
Wesleyan University

Robert Dallek

Professor of History Emeritus
UCLA

Martin Dimitrov

Assistant Professor of Government
Dartmouth College

Mary Ann Doane

George Hazard Crooker University Professor
Modern Culture and Media
Brown University

Alex Dupuy

Professor of Sociology
Wesleyan University

Daniel Fineman

Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies
Occidental College

Robert J. Fogelin

Professor of Philosophy (emeritus)
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire

Bryna Goodman

Professor
Department of History
University of Oregon

Janet Hadda

Professor of English Emerita
Department of English
UCLA

Thomas E. Hodges, Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus of Journalism
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University

Daniel Walker Howe

Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus
Oxford University, England
Professor of History Emeritus
UCLA

Niklas Hultin

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Swarthmore College

Norris Hundley

Professor Emeritus of History
Department of History
University of California, Los Angeles


Margaret C. Jacob

Professor of History
UCLA

Russell Jacoby

Professor in Residence
Department of History
University of California, Los Angeles

Arthur Kaledin

Professor of History Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Indira Karamcheti

Associate Professor of English
Wesleyan University

Nikki Keddie

Professor Emerita of History
UCLA

Peter D. Kramer, M. D.

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Brown University

Katherine A. Lancaster

Managing Editor, Ethnology
Department of Anthropology
University of Pittsburgh

Valerie J. Matsumoto

Associate Professor of History
UCLA

Wm. Duncan McArthur

Professor of English
Furman University

Fred G. Notehelfer

Professor of History
Director, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Kathryn J. Oberdeck

Associate Professor
Department of History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Barbara L. Packer

Professor of English
UCLA

Gayle Pemberton

Professor of English, African American Studies, American Studies
Wesleyan University

Claire Potter

Associate Professor of History
Wesleyan University

Hilary Putnam

Cogan University Professor Emeritus
Department of Philosophy
Harvard University

Joseph Rouse

Hedding Professor of Moral Science
Department of Philosophy
Wesleyan University

David W. Rutledge

Pitts Professor & Chair
Department of Religion
Furman University

Matthew Sharpe

Assistant Professor of English
Wesleyan University

Arthur Spears

Professor of Anthropology
City College, Graduate Center
City University of New York

Wayne Steffen

University Editor
Fresno Pacific University

Marla Stone

Professor of History
Occidental College

Magda Teter

Assistant Professor of History
Wesleyan University

Peter Travis

Professor of English
Dartmouth College

Jessica Wang

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in U.S. History
Department of History
University of British Columbia

Robert N. Watson

Associate Vice-Provost for Educational Innovation
UCLA

Dora B. Weiner

Professor of the Medical Humanities and History
UCLA

Sarah Elise Wiliarty

Assistant Professor of Government
Wesleyan University

M. Norton Wise

Co-Director, Center for Society and Genetics
Distinguished Professor of History
Department of History
UCLA

Robert Wohl

Distinguished Professor of History
UCLA

Thomas Wortham

Chair and Professor
Department of English
UCLA

Raul Homero Villa

Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies
Occidental College

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