Episode 17 – Brooke Binkowski and Real News

Welcome to episode 17 of the Visu.News podcast, I am Zach D Roberts and this week I chat with fact-checker extraordinaire, Brooke Binkowski formerly the managing editor of Snopes.com about fake news and the future (and past) of journalism in a wide ranging conversation. This was recorded a couple of weeks ago so excuse the tenses….

Greetings from the Resistance – Kickstarter

I’ve been covering resistance movements in America since I became a photojournalist. Before that I was an activist, and organized several Bush era protests in Upstate NY. I covered the 2004 GOP convention protests in NYC, anti-war protests, and more. When Occupy Wall Street came about I was there the first day and was beaten…

Over 300 arrested at Senate offices during #CancelKavanaugh sit in

Chanting “No to Kavanaugh” over the megaphones, one by one they were pulled from the floor and arrested. Zach D. Roberts / NationofChange / News Report – Originally published on October 5, 2018 Today was a journey for the protesters that have been showing up daily to say no to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh…

‘They want to undo the #Metoo Movement:’ The people unite against Kavanaugh

Three hundred similar gatherings took place across the country, according to the organizers, including a wide number of groups like the Women’s March, ACLU and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Zach D. Roberts / NationofChange / News Report/Originally published  October 4, 2018 As I write this Wednesday night, the FBI investigation into Judge Kavanaugh is concluding…

Greg Palast and Jesse Jackson Are Suing Kris Kobach

Originally published in NationofChange.org Anyone following my and Greg Palast’s work will likely already knows the answer. For the last four years  been on the trail of Kobach and his voter purge lists – so after dozens of FOIA’s, thousands of miles of on the road and more airline miles than Trump has racked up…

Keep Hope Alive: VisuNews Co-Editor on Jesse Jackson’s Radio Show

Normally I don’t share my radio and podcast appearances but this was a great one. We were on with an amazing cast of election and voting experts – beyond Jesse Jackson who actually ran for President once (1984) there was David Daley (author RatFucked) and Barabara Arnwine (Committee for Civil Rights Under Law), Charles Ellison,…

Chicago Anti-Violence Activists Shut Down Lake Shore Drive

Chicago anti-violence activists shut down Lake Shore Drive Thursday afternoon before marching to Wrigley Field to draw attention to gun violence, crime, and other issues afflicting resource-starved neighborhoods in the city. “There are too many killings in Chicago, there are too many police-involved killings in Chicago,” said Tio Hardiman, one of the demonstration’s organizers. “It’s…

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…