We are dedicated to "building community through media", using activism, advocacy and education:Community Bookstore: We support community resources such as Book Passage, Marin's top-rated independent bookstore, against encroachment from Barnes & Noble and other remotely-owned, big-box retailers. Community Media Center: We successfully lobbied to have Marin's pending cable franchise agreement with Comcast include the creation and funding of a non-profit, community media center. Community Video Franchise Authority: Media Action Marin and BE THE MEDIA contributed a comment to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on video franchising in support of maintaining and strengthening local authority. Community Radio: We supported community radio through contributing material to an FCC ‘Petition to Deny’ and by filing an ‘Informal Objection’ to Clear Channel radio station license renewals in the San Francisco Bay area. Community Internet: We support the creation of a community internet through free wi-fi services and/or municipalization of the cable franchise. (( i ))ndyMedia: We post to the Marin-Northbay section of the SF Bay Area IndyMedia web site, and we subscribe to SFBay IMC's Fault Lines newspaper. Independent Film: BE THE MEDIA sponsored a benefit for the Mill Valley Film Festival screening of SIR! NO SIR! The benefit featured speakers Cindy Sheehan and Jane Fonda; singers Maria Muldaur and Holly Near; and Director David Zeiger and Executive Producer Peter Broderick. Federal Regulations: BE THE MEDIA filed a complaint with the FCC, requesting more information regarding FCC Chairman Michael Powell giving blanket immunity to a local Bay Area radio host without the oversight of the full commission.