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The Nation's Ari Melber shares his insights from the Netroots Nation conference on the direction Internet-based organizing is taking.

The Netroots Nation conference pulls in big Democratic names and spawns arguments in unlikely places.

A conversation with the author of Fair Use: Notes From Spam about spam, scambaiters and language games.

MoveOn, once the most powerful grassroots peace organization, has rendered its members voiceless on the expanding wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And that silence sends a message.

President Obama cracked the White House door for citizens on Thursday, and some of their questions were still bubbling up long after the first virtual town hall ended.

The tension around the pros and cons of online organizing has spurred a healthy debate in the social movement community.

Barack Obama has mobilized the most connected national constituency in history. But can he use it to govern?

In America's first Web-driven election, campaign videos made by ordinary people--not campaigns or the news media--grabbed most of the attention

Why do Internet boosters continue to confuse social networking with art?

The only one way Tuesday's vote will be protected is if citizens show up at the polls with cameras, note pads, cell phones and lawyers.

Blogs

The former vice president says Americans deserved to know how far NSA spying has gone.

June 10, 2014

If there’s one thing netizens love to do it is to express themselves, so please flood the FCC with your comments.

June 2, 2014

Why are certain Internet users so irrationally attached to the notion of net neutrality?

May 27, 2014

After the FCC's vote to kill net neutrality, it's time to fight back. 

May 15, 2014

Contact Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and tell him that we need a free and open Internet.

April 24, 2014

The FCC is mistaken—and democracy is threatened—when commissioners fail to embrace their authority to protect a free and open Internet. 

April 24, 2014

“New players are boosting reporting power, technological talent and financial resources going into news, creating a level of energy not felt for a long time,” said Amy Mitchell, Pew's director of journalism research.

March 26, 2014

Greg Mitchell looks back on some of Matt Taibbi's earlier work. 

February 20, 2014

Americans can and should say "no" to the consolidation of communications.

February 14, 2014

A court has struck down net neutrality protections. But the commission has the authority to undo the damage.

January 14, 2014