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FCC Internet Proposal: The Contemporary Pillage of the Commons

Rivera Sun @ Truthout - Seething below the surface of citizens' outrage at the FCC proposal to create a tiered, pay-to-play internet structure lays a story people know so well, it could be encoded in our DNA.

The rich and powerful are stealing the commons of the people.

Comcast, Verizon and other telecom giants are the new Lairds of the Highlands, the Marie Antoinettes, the Robber Barons of the 1890s.  Read more.

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