According to a USA Today article, many large protests in D.C. history included the 500-600k protesters who demonstrated against the Vietnam War in 1969. In 1963, the Jobs and Freedom protest drew about 250,000 people to D.C., where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech. Most recently, the March for our Lives, which took place on March 24th, 2018, drew a crowd of about 800,000 protesters. On this episode, we reflect on some of the social differences of previous protesters in comparison to today’s, in order to answer the question - what is unique about today’s social movements and its participants?
According to the website Save the Internet, net neutrality is defined as “the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online. Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech”. On December 17th, 2017, the FCC approved an order which dismantles the agency’s 2015 Net Neutrality rules, relinquishing authority over internet service providers and clearing the way for potential blocking and discrimination by the US’s largest phone and cable companies. On today’s episode, we come together to answer the question, what does this all mean, and why is net neutrality so important to free speech in the modern world.