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Ada Colau: Barcelona’s Fearless Mayor

And at the level of principle, Colau has not finished making change yet. Having polled her base this weekend, Colau’s putting the question to the people. Barcelonans will vote on what deal she should make. Let the people decide. Putting that principle into practice has got to be a win, no matter what.  

Reporter in Spain: On the Spanish Left

On Left: Claud Cockburn in Spain with Fred Branfman, commander of British battalion of International Brigade, in a photo by Gerda Toro. (Photo courtesy Laura Flanders)     Eighty years ago this April, Spain fell under a...

Can It Happen Here?

Can it happen here? Absolutely it can. Even in a liberal bastion. A few weeks ago, a handful of white supremacists marched into a bookstore in Washington D.C., temporarily disrupting a talk by Jonathan...

The Opportunity Cost of Trump TV

  I’ve been on the road a bit and catching up on email’s been hard; staying up with social media even tricker because I have been failing, failing to keep up with Trump TV. Now don’t...

Lyra McKee, Shot Dead In Derry, Reported on the Uncomfortable

I had the honor of receiving an Izzy Award this year, named after dissident journalist I.F. Stone. Presented by the Park Center for Independent Media, the ceremony had me thinking about Stone and journalism...

Collusion is in Plain Sight

  A collusion crisis. That’s what the money media are facing since the Attorney General released his summary of the Special Prosecutor’s report. Barr says Mueller says he found no proof of a Russia/Trump campaign...

The Anti-Vaxx Epidemic

  How could it be that a disease that was virtually extinct here 20 years ago is not just on the rise, but constitutes such a serious threat to public health that Washington State recently...

Making American Journalism Great Again

    A great divide is shaping up in the newspaper business between those who want to make American Journalism “great again” and those who believe it has never been great but could be. It’ll come...

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