Mary Alice Crim

Mary Alice Crim

Mary Alice Crim is the engagement and events director for the media reform group Free Press.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Seven Things You Can Do Right Now to Save the Internet
According to reports , the FCC will vote on Dec. 14 to destroy Net Neutrality and allow for online discrimination. Time to hit play on Wake Up Everybody , a song covered by John Legend and the Roots, and sing along: “Wake up everybody no more sleepin' in bed … the world won’t get no better if we...
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
The Rampant Sexism on Display at the Rio Olympics
On Thursday night, American swimmer Simone Manuel tied with Canadian Penny Oleksiak for a historic gold medal in the 100m freestyle. NBC didn’t air Manuel’s medal ceremony right away — even though she’s the first African American woman to win gold for an individual swim. Instead, the network aired...
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Friday, May 06, 2016
FCC Approves Horrible Merger, Hurting Consumers Nationwide
With Chairman Tom Wheeler at the helm, the agency ignored hundreds of thousands of people who urged it to block this disastrous deal. Instead of standing with the people who use the Internet, he sided with the companies that want to control it. Here’s Where Things Stand: Charter now rivals Comcast...
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Friday, April 24, 2015
Comcast Folds
Just hours ago both cable companies released statements backing away from the merger — effectively admitting what the rest of the country has always known: A bigger Comcast is a bad idea. From the day the merger was proposed 14 months ago — people have spoken out to demand Washington stand up for...
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Friday, August 29, 2014
Public to FCC: Stop the Merger
Giant companies like Comcast can cause all kinds of trouble. So when they try to get even bigger, you know there’s more trouble coming. This week, tens of thousands of people — along with dozens of public interest organizations, media companies and competitive telecom providers — spoke out against...
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With this much power, the new norm will be whatever Comcast wants it to be. (Photo: file) Views
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Cable's Domination by Comcast Must Be Stopped
The annual debate in my house over our cable package is on. We’ve run the gamut from wanting to cancel our cable to considering an upgrade to ensure we’ll get all the televised replays of our beloved Sox come September. The problem is that we’re stuck no matter what option we come up with. If we...
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