by Alex Standen
Worker protest movements created the public utilities that used to provide electricity to Puerto Rico. In the face of the disastrous failure of the privatized utility system highlighted by Hurricanes Fiona and Maria, a similar movement is needed now.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Victor Pickard
Local democracy requires coverage of local news. As the commercial media fail to provide it, it's time to reconsider the history of municipal newspapers.
Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford argues that the regulatory system for electric utilities established by Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s is a model for necessary reforms to the telecommunicatins industry to ensure all Americans can access the internet.
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