Congress voted to keep a portion of unused TV airwaves for unlicensed, which could help providers connect rural areas with high-speed broadband -- but the bill also has a downside. A Chicago city alderman proposed an ordinance that would forbid the Chicago Police Department from shutting down mobile towers, blocking mobile and Web access or jamming signals. Meanwhile, the FCC has halted LightSquared’s wireless plans and a senator from Iowa is holding up two nominees for FCC commissioner.
Steven Watt, ACLU, reports on Spains attempt to get arrest warrants against the 13 CIA agents involved in the extraordinary renditioning of Khalid el-Masri; Jennifer Turner, ACLU, on the military tribunal against Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr and the banning of 4 reporters from the tribunal; Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and World Can't Wait activist, on the World Can't Wait ad "Crimes are Crimes No Matter Who Does Them"; Rick Jacobs, Courage Campaign, on the launching of a campaign to bust through the blanket of censorship on top of the courtroom battle against California's anti-gay ma
A Critical Ear is a weekly radio show broadcast on WRFU-LP in Urbana, IL. It focuses on international affairs and US foreign policy, on media analysis, and on the labor movement. WRFU-LP is a community station operating out of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center.
This week's show features a compilation of material, including a clean cut (soon to be uploaded separately) of Tim Robbin's address to the NAB.