Matthew Toplikar
Location:   Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Matthew Toplikar added an article on Jul 1 2014
Albuquerque, NM -- Frustrating.  This is the best way to describe the first public FCC question and answer session since Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed his “Open Internet” rules in May.   It wasn’t just Wheeler’s dodging of straightforward questions, or the recurring technical...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jun 19 2014
Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made his case as to why he believes the school district should drop the new national education standards, a set of guidelines that were never voted on by Congress, the Department of Education nor by local...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on Jun 16 2014
How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans? In United States of Secrets, FRONTLINE goes behind the headlines to reveal the dramatic inside story of the U.S. government's massive and controversial secret surveillance program -- and the lengths it went to try...
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Matthew Toplikar rated Free Tibetan Singers 3 stars on May 13 2014
Matthew Toplikar added an article on May 13 2014
Concerned Internet users want to make sure that the FCC and Congress hear them when it comes to keeping the Internet open and free. Digital-rights advocacy group Free Press, other groups such as MoveOn.org, and mobile operator CREDO, which also has a social activist arm...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 12 2014
Two leaders in the climate change divestment campaign on breaking ties with the fossil fuel industry.
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 12 2014
The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 10 2014
What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities as well as electric vehicles? Scott and Julie Brusaw, the inventors/creators have the answer. They have a IndieGoGo funding campaign active through May 31st...
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Matthew Toplikar added an article on May 8 2014
Modern America has a strong generational divide.  Whether it’s cultural or political, there are a wide-range of topics that can be off limits when talking to “the grandparents.”  On the reverse side, it can be hard to listen to the “wisdom” of a generation that’s had such a...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 8 2014
Bill Moyers speaks with Theodore Olson and David Boise – the two lawyers who would later win the case proving that California's Proposition 8 Law (banning same-sex marriage) was unconstitutional.  Their reasoned arguments prove not only why they ended up winning the case, but...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 7 2014
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on the proposed merger by Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Franken discusses the problems with the proposed merger and online privacy.
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 7 2014
Noam Chomsky believes that propaganda is to democracy what violence is to a dictatorship. But he hasn’t lost faith in the power of common people to speak up for the truth. He is known around the world for his revolutionary work on the structure of language, studies he has...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 7 2014
With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Prison State" follows the lives of four individuals in Kentucky's criminal justice system, as the state tries to interrupt the cycle of mass incarceration.
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 7 2014
With extraordinary access, award-winning producer and director Dan Edge takes you to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Solitary Nation" offers an up-close, graphic look at a solitary confinement unit in Maine's maximum-security prison with firsthand...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 7 2014
A short, animated video explaining net neutrality. Tell the FCC to reclassify broadband internet as a title II common carrier telecommunications service: http://goo.gl/xHnB4n Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGre...
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 7 2014
A documentary exploring how mainstream media failed to question the war in Iraq.
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Matthew Toplikar added a video on May 5 2014
Candidate Obama said the Internet would remain open and free, but that's before he appointed a former cable and wireless top gun to run the FCC.
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Matthew Toplikar rated F-ck The Poor? 5 stars on May 3 2014