I am the protester that stood up "on behalf of the Internet Generation" and interrupted the FCC meeting today. AMA!
My name is Cayman and I have worked as an intern for CODEPINK. We are a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice organization that protests against US-led wars and aggression. Lately we have been focusing on the issues of killer drones, immigration, whistleblowers, the Internet, among other things. If you would like more information about CODEPINK, check out our website.
Today I went and protested at the FCC meeting on the open Internet. After O'Rielly spoke, I stood up and interrupted the hearing. I said: “I speak on behalf of the Internet generation. I grew up on a free and open Internet. We want to reclassify ISPs as Title II common carriers. A common carrier is required to provide service on general terms and indiscriminately. Reclassify ISPs as Title II common carriers. Save the free and open Internet!”
The new "net neutrality" rules will create a class-based system in which there are "fast" and "slow" lanes depending on what ISPs want to charge corporations and startups (guess who gets which speed...).
What else can you do now? I would suggest calling your representatives in Congress to tell them you want them to pressure the FCC to classify ISPs as Title II common carriers. Check out this website for your representative and a script you can use if you don't know what to say. But that's why I'm doing this AMA - I don't think that's enough and I want us to talk about what else we can do together! It will take all of us!
If you would like to see the video, you can check out at around 44:00 of me standing up to speak and being thrown out. http://www.c-span.org/video/?319385-1/fcc-meeting-net-neutrality-wireless-spectrum
Unfortunately, the proposed rules still passed despite our efforts. I'd like to say that I am honored to have been able to stand up and speak what I know many of you agree with me about. Please feel free to ask me any questions, and let's start making a plan to reverse their decision and make sure that they reclassify ISPs as Title II common carriers!
proof it's me: http://imgur.com/oQZFLoQ