So You’re Covering a Protest – Here’s the SH*T You Need

“Charlottesville changed everything” is a continual mantra of reporters that don’t actually get into the fray too often – but those of us who covered Ferguson and other actions before – know that it’s been like this for a while. I’ve been covering protests of all kinds for about 18 years now and have seen…

I’m Sorry To Bother You – But, There’s a Film You Need To See

I’m going to cut to the chase with this review. Boots Reilly’s premiere feature length film is fucking fantastic.  It’s the sort of film that only comes maybe once a decade – an independent film that is funny, well-acted, and creative in a way that I can’t remember seeing since Spike Lee’s Bamboozled. Except that…

VisuNews Podcast: Twitter Bans and Melting ICE

Welcome to episode 14 of the Visu.News podcast. We are one year and 167 days into the Donald J Trump presidency. This week co-founder and journalist Aaron Cynic and myself are chatting with Danielle Corcione about getting banned from social media sites, and the growing fight to abolish ICE. Quick footnote, Danielle was booted off…

The NRA Brings the Fear to Dallas

[This post was originally published at NationofChange.org] It’s another year, and another National Rifle Association Annual Meeting (NRAAM). I’ve been going to the NRA meetings for four years now. I started going out of curiosity, the way most of my work in journalism begins. It was a way to see how the other half lives,…

Follow The Money – Interviews by Dennis Bernstein of Flashpoints

Editors note – this is a straight up press release. We pretty much never publish these, but this is a book that I’m featured in, along with Greg Palast and many other lefty journalists and activists. I highly recommend checking it out.  Get the book here. On April 15, tax day, we think about money….

White Supremacy Knows No State Lines

I live in Upstate New York. A family down the road from me decided to use their children’s side walk chalk to draw a four foot by six foot  Confederate flag on the road on Easter Sunday. These same people had a Confederate flag that said “Come and Take It” and had a AR-15 on…

Stoneman Douglas Gets Clear Backpacks – It’s Clear They Don’t Like Them

Since we as a society won’t do anything substantial to prevent school shootings school administrators usually just end up punishing students. It was that way at my Upstate NY high school after Columbine. Not much has changed in the nearly 20 years since. This week Stoneman Douglas Students received donated clear backpacks. The use of…