[Photos] March For Our Lives in Washington DC

Last Saturday NationofChange.org sent me to Washington DC to cover what would end up being one of the largest protests in American history.  800,000 students, parents and just plain Americans took to the nations Capitol to make their feelings known on the governments inability to work towards reasonable gun reform. They made a lot of…

Tens of Thousands of Chicagoans Join the March For Our Lives

Tens of thousands of Chicagoans joined the millions around the nation for the “March For Our Lives,” a youth-led movement calling for stricter regulations in the wake of a seemingly never-ending series of mass shootings across the country. “March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who…

Chicago Students Join The National Walk Out Against Gun Violence

Thousands of students in Chicago and across Illinois joined millions of other young people that walked out of their classrooms Wednesday as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence. Walkouts in Chicago began as early as 8:00 a.m., with many timed for 17 minutes – one for each student that was killed at the…

Episode 11: Nazi’s Lose And Unions Win

Unions win and Nazi’s lose this week in the news. Subscribe on podbean, or on iTunes. This is the Visu.News podcast. This week my co-host Aaron Cynic and I talk about the two stories that we covered for Visu.News and NationOfChange.org But before we get into the news – I have to remind you As…

Chicago Unions Rally For International Women’s Day

Hundreds rallied at the Thompson Center in the Chicago Loop to celebrate International Women’s Day and call for equal pay and respect for women on the job. “I’m fighting for a future where my children and grandchildren don’t have to worry about harassment on the job,” Genoveva Ramirez, a janitor and member of the Service…

Stuff I Picked Up At CPAC

Become a Patron! I’m back from CPAC – the annual Conservative Political Action Conference – in Maryland. Finally caught up on my assignments (Desmogblog/NationOfChange), I’m able to work through some of the pamphlets, books, stickers and flyers that I picked up while I was there. There’s not a lot surprising here, but it’s always illuminating to…

Visu.News Podcast: Greg Palast on Late Great Robert Parry

Investigative Journalist Greg Palast talks with me about the late great Bob Parry. Parry was behind some of the biggest investigations of the last half century.  Palast and I also talk about our film’s update which you can now watch for free on Amazon Prime.   

The Post: A Small Rebellion

“I’ve always wanted to be part of a small rebellion.” Steven Spielberg’s The Post wants to have been released in a different era from the look of it. From the film stock to the staging of the actors it’s a classic Spielberg movie. It could have been released in ’84 and I’m not sure I…

New Lawsuit Demands Records Regarding Chicago’s Amazon Bid

A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed Thursday against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office seeks “full records” regarding to the City’s bid to be selected to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters. The lawsuit seeks copies of “any and all communications between the Mayor’s office and Amazon,” a copy of the bid submitted in…