FCC chair and ex-super-lobbyist Tom Wheeler says he is preserving open internet, despite many obvious contradictions and million-plus emails….Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!
–FCC votes 3-2 to move forward with changes to Net Neutrality
–FCC chair Wheeler spent time talking with protesters at Occupy FCC
–John Kuhn, author of Fear & Learning in America, says standardized testing and big data don’t accurately rate our schools
–at Pando, David Sirota has exposed the Christie scandal bigger than bridgegate—campaign donors got pension fund management contracts. Read the letter from Pando’s lawyer here.
–more controversy over force feeding hunger strikers at Guantanamo
–ObamaCo and Congress continue tussle over Gitmo’s future
–in talks with Iran, Gareth Porter reports that US is changing terms in the middle of negotiations, could scuttle the talks
–Afghan runoff election June 14 will pit Abdullah Abdullah vs Ashraf Ghani
–protests spread in Turkey following mine disaster that killed 300
–Vietnamese mobs torch Chinese factories in response to China’s move to drill for oil in Viet waters; Philippines launches diplomatic protest against China
–Google braces for flurry of requests to remove old data, as ordered by European court