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Big Pharma vs The People

I recently visited Morgantown, WV where 2,000 well-paying jobs are on the chopping block with dire implications for local people, public health, and...

The Disability Revolution We All Need

A powerful scene in the Peabody Award-winning documentary Crip Camp shows a sit-down protest by over 100 mostly disabled Americans inside the old...

India Walton is Putting Electeds on Notice

Sometimes, the good people win, and that’s just what happened on June 22  in Buffalo, NY when community organizer, working mom and self-described...

Take Pride in Desire

It takes work to keep people divided, and culture can help or hurt that project.  The award-winning documentary Disclosure: Trans...

Remembering The Black Roots of Memorial Day

Different stories told differently matter. Consider Memorial Day and the holiday that could have been if white media hadn't erased Black history.  

United Action to Keep Workers Down

Just six percent of private sector workers belong to a union in the US, but that doesn’t mean we’re short of united action...

A New Deal for Democracy? Invest in Public Media

Non invasive, not-for-profit, and did I mention free? If ever there was a time to invest in public media surely this is that...

The January 6 Capitol Riot: A Local Perspective

"Independent media bring issues to the boil; mainstream media inhale the steam." That's what Phyllis Kriegel, editor of New Directions...

Arm our Cities with Military-Grade Healthcare, not Weapons

Arm our Cities with Military-Grade Healthcare, not Weapons  American police are armed to the teeth with military-grade weapons, and the...

A Culture of Violence? The US Can Switch

“Culture of violence,” “culture of violence.” If I hear that phrase wheeled out one more time to excuse a mass shooter, I’ll scream....

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