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"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance" — Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826, Third President of the USA
Alliance for Community Media - the national organization
ACM-Central States Region - Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky.
ACM-Mid Atlantic Region - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia.
ACM-Midwest Region - Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.
ACM-Northeast Region - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
ACM-Northwest Region - Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
ACM-Southeast Region - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
ACM-Southwest Region - Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas.
ACM-West Region - Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico , and Nevada.
Video University - listing of Public Access Centers by state
Open Directory Project - links to Public Access Centers
Public Access TV - listings, newsletter and other info
CAT Community Access Television - Links to 700 Public or Community Television sites worldwide
CAT - International listing
MINNESOTA PUBLIC ACCESS CENTERS
Minnesota Television Network - ACM Minnesota Chapter
Anoka - Quad Cities Community TVApple Valley - Apple Valley Government Access Television
Blaine - North Metro Media Center Channel 15
BCAT - Bloomington Community Access Television
Brooklyn Park - Northwest Community Television
BECT TV - Burnsville/Eagan Community Television
Coon Rapids - Coon Rapids Government Access CTN
Duluth - Duluth Public Access Community Television PACT
ETC - Everyone's Television Channel 33
Fairbault - Community Television Channel 10
Fergus Falls Fergus Falls PEG Access, Inc
Hibbing - Hibbing Public Access
Howard Lake - PACT 10
Itasca County - Community Television ICTV
Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission - LMCC Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission
MCN6 - Metro Cable Network Regional Access for seven county metro area
Minneapolis - Minneapolis Telecommunications Network MTN
Moorhead - Community Access Television
Northern Dakota County - Town Square Television
Northfield - Northfield NTV 26
Proctor, TRAC-7 TV, 100 Pionk Drive, Proctor, MN 55810
Roseville - Northern Suburbs Community TV
Saint Paul - St. Paul Neighborhood Network SPNN
Spring Valley - Channel 11 public access TV
Stillwater - St. Croix Valley Access Channels
White Bear Lake - Ramsey/Washington Suburban Community Channels
OTHER MEDIA & PUBLIC ACCESS RESOURCES
Alliance for Community Media - the national organization
Center for Media and Democracy - strengthens participatory democracy by investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism, media "of, by and for the people."
The Center For International Education - is a nonprofit media arts micro-organization. We make poetic media with people of all ages from all over the world for everyone.
George Stoney - the father of public access.
Nicholas Johnson - Former FCC Commissioner, whose "How to Talk Back to Your Television Set" helped spark a media reform movement, is back with more complaints and suggestions for improving the mass media.
Benton Foundation - mission is to articulate a public interest vision for the digital age and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems.
Change Of Color - exists to strengthen Black America's political voice.
NATOA - National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
Wikipedia - definition of public access
Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington Public Access Television – PEG Channels
FCC - Fact Sheet on PEG Channels
National Hispanic Media Coalition - is a non-profit, media advocacy organization established in 1986.
Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor - ec's main objectives are: to contribute to the balanced market relationships. improvement of democracy, by stimulating citizen awareness and participation.
Museum of Broadcast Communications - Public Access Television
Public Access Television – lots of articles, like “what is”, “history of”, “get started” and “future of”
Save Access Organization - help save your public access
Public Access Television - Public Access TV.net
A Plea for Public Access Television - help public access
The Independent Weekly INDY - Big cable wants public access denied
Center for Creative Voices in Media - Our nation's democracy and culture depend on a vital and diverse "marketplace of ideas."
Media Access Project - is a thirty five year old non-profit tax exempt public interest media and telecommunications law firm which promotes the public's First Amendment right to hear and be heard on the electronic media of today and tomorrow.
Media Alliance - Our mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility.
Broadband Everywhere - We believe that all consumers are entitled to robust competition for broadband, television, and other digital and video services.
Intermedia Arts - Intermedia Arts began in 1973 as a group of student media activists, University Community Video. Intermedia Arts is a multicultural, multidisciplinary arts center.
Media Matters - is a Web-based, not-for-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
Stop Big Media - Corporate media giants are silencing diverse voices, abandoning quality journalism and eliminating local content.
Afterdawn - news
Reclaim The Media - dedicated to pursuing a more just society by transforming our media system and expanding the communications rights of ordinary people through grassroots organizing, education, networking and advocacy.
Sunlight Foundation - was founded with the goal of using the revolutionary power of the Internet and new information technology to enable citizens to learn more about what Congress and their elected representatives are doing, and thus help reduce corruption, ensure greater transparency and accountability by government, and foster public trust in the vital institutions of democracy.
Broadband Reports.com - is the largest online community based on interest in consumer broadband (and related) information, news and tools.
Action Coalition for Media Education - is an emerging global coalition run by and for media educators.
Asian American Justice Center - works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education and litigation.
Video Data Bank - Founded in 1976 at the inception of the media arts movement, the Video Data Bank is the leading resource in the United States for videotapes by and about contemporary artists.
Center for Social Media - showcases and analyzes strategies to use media as creative tools for public knowledge and action.
Public Knowledge - is a Washington DC based public interest group working to defend your rights in the digital culture.
People's Production House - Our work combines media creation, media education and media activism, building a new generation of journalists that can both create and demand a media that works in their interest.
The Center for Urban Pedagogy - makes educational projects about places and how they change.
Wellstone Alliance - is a national center for training and leadership development for the progressive movement.
Common Dreams.org - An eclectic mix of politics, issues and breaking news with an emphasis on progressive perspectives that are increasingly hard to find with our corporate-dominated media.
Progressive Technology Project - strengthens grassroots social change community organizing in poor communities and communities of color.
Twin Cities Media Alliance - to improve the quality, accountability and diversity of the local media.
Media Education Foundation - produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political and cultural impact of American mass media.
Media Mobilizing Project - exists to unleash the powerful combination of communications, media making and organizing in order to clarify the issues at stake.
Center For Independent Media - fosters diversity of ideas in the national debate by educating and training people on the use of new communications technologies.
The Public Interest - who controls the airwaves. YouTube video
Mike Hazard videos - MediaMike's work on YouTube.
Minnesota Stories - s an evolving showcase for local citizen media.
WORLD WIDE WEB
Save The Internet - Join the fight for Internet Freedom
Electronic Frontier Foundation - protecting our digital rights
Center for Digital Democracy - s committed to preserving the openness and diversity of the Internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the full potential of digital communications through the development and encouragement of noncommercial, public interest programming.
Open Privacy - initiative is an Open Source collection of software frameworks, protocols and services providing a cryptographically secure and distributed platform for creating, maintaining, and selectively sharing user profile information.
International Webcasting Accociation - TV Worldwide
Media Channel - MediaChannel is concerned with the political, cultural and social impacts of the media, large and small.
Public Knowledge - is a Washington DC based advocacy group working to defend your rights in the emerging digital culture.
Internet2 - s the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium.
Surfthenetsafely.com - safe surfing, protect yourself, knowledge is power...
Slashdot - News for nerds. Stuff that matters.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
Constitution of the United States - The Federal Convention convened in the State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the Articles of Confederation.
First Amendment Center - "Without that freedom to disagree -- and to be disagreeable, even to the point of overstatement or blasphemy -- we indeed may have a more civil society. But it will be a civility purchased at the expense of everybody's freedom." - Jim Kiser, columnist, Arizona Daily Star, 2006
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights - its mission: to serve as the site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.
Free Press Net - is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media.
Free Speech TV - Seizing the power of television to expand social consciousness, FSTV fuels the movement for progressive social, economic, and political transformation.
Bill of Rights Institute - The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society.
Bill of Rights.com - How Ten Amendments Solidified Our Nation
The Bill of Rights Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution - THE BILL OF RIGHTS
American Civil Liberties Union - everyone who believes in the freedom of speech should be a card carrying member
The Alliance for Communications Democracy - Our mission is to increase awareness of Community Media through educational programs and participation in court cases involving franchise enforcement and constitutional questions about community media.
Democracy Now - Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America.
Netroots Nation - amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate.
In These Times - s dedicated to informing and analyzing popular movements for social, environmental and economic justice; to providing a forum for discussing the politics that shape our lives.
American Library Association - Support your public library!
First Amendment Center - featuring comprehensive research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics.
GovTrack - Follow the status of federal legislation or learn about your members of Congress by using the tools on the site.
LOW POWER PUBLIC RADIO
Prometheus Radio Project - Want to bring low power FM and community radio to every city and town?
Media Access Project - a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the public’s First Amendment right to access a diverse marketplace of ideas in the electronic mass media of today and tomorrow.
IPAR - Internation Public Access Radio
KFAI - Fresh Air Public Radio, Radio Without Boundaries, 90.3 Minneapolis & 106.7 St. Paul
Pacifica - listener supported community radio network of commercial free stations that server their local communities and beyond.
In the words of the Supreme Court:
"It is the purpose of the First Amendment to preserve an uninhibited marketplace of ideas in which truth will ultimately prevail... It is the right of the public to receive suitable access to social, political, esthetic, moral and other ideas which is crucial here."
OTHER ISSUES OF FREEDOM
Common Cause - Holding Power Accountable
Consumer Union - (CU) is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization, whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers.
Concerned Citizens of Fridley - The Concerned Citizens of Fridley is a grassroots, non-partisan group of citizens
Consumer Federation of America - has provided consumers a well-reasoned and articulate voice in decisions that affect their lives.
Act For Change - Founded on the belief that building a business and a better world aren't mutually exclusive.
Consumer Action - o serve consumers nationwide by advancing consumer rights, referring consumers to complaint-handling agencies through our free hotline.
OTHER USEFUL STUFF
Boing Boing - “A Directory of Wonderful Things”
Learning Strategies - Release the untapped power of your mind quickly, make changes fast, and benefit immediately
Pinhole Gallery - The face of pinhole photography
Creative Commons - provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry.
The Current 89.3 - MPR
WBAI 99.5 FM - New York streaming radio, Wakeup Call - Deepa Fernandes .
The Pacifica Foundation was launched by pacifist Lew Hill in 1949. n 1960, WBAI 99.5 FM in New York joined Pacifica.
World Clock - world time, population, death, illness, environment, US crime, food, energy, more stats
Twin Cities eMedia - web design, web maintenance, hosting
LaidOffHelp - help for the unemployed, job seekers and surfers
JakeandHankbooks - adventure and mystery book
mnartists.org - paintings, ceramics, photography, art
Polly's Global Walk - Breast Cancer Awareness. On August 1, 1999, Polly Letofsky left her home in Vail, Colorado, and headed west. She traveled across 4 continents, 22 countries and over 14,000 miles -- by foot.
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We're all about getting the word out.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington 1732-1799, First President of the USA