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Fauda: An Israeli Netflix Series That Makes Oppression Sexy

Jerusalem - Palestinian resistance is legitimate and sanctioned by the inalienable right that all oppressed people have to resist their oppressors and occupiers, even with the use of arms. Israeli violence is raw and unchecked brutality intended to keep Palestinians from raising their heads. But the conventional wisdom is that Palestinian resistance is terrorism and Israeli violence is counterterrorism. From time to time equivalency is drawn between the two, pointing out that both sides are “human.”

Netflix Billionaire To Replace Teachers With Computers

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - When pondering the best way to transform and improve America’s K-12 public schools, do the ideas that first come to mind include: ditching locally elected school boards? Placing grade-school kids in overcrowded computer labs for hours at a time with unproven software and inexperienced teachers? Telling children from poor homes that test scores are the only results that matter? Or putting high-tech entrepreneurs who have financial stakes in the digital tools being road-tested on students on the private boards running those schools?

Net Neutrality Now A “Bandwagon”, Most Comments Ever!

Netflix is taking up the once-unpopular position that the federal government should consider regulating Internet providers like it regulates traditional telephone companies, despite the political fight that could ensue. In a filing to the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, the online video company said the agency should consider reclassifying Internet providers as “Title II” common carriers — which would give the agency broader legal authority to regulate them — as it rewrites its net neutrality rules. While reclassification has been generally considered an uphill political battle — and House Republicans have floated legislation that would prohibit the FCC from reclassifying — the agency is facing more and more pressure from lawmakers, companies and public interest groups to do so. “Opposition to Title II is largely political, not legal,” Netflix wrote in its comments, urging the agency to adopt classifications that “better sync with the actual experience of consumers.”
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