Visu.News Podcast Ep. 27 – Abortion, Proud Boys and more

We’re back, don’t really have any excuses for not doing our usual every 2-week podcast except shit happens and we’re busy people (that’s a lie, Aaron’s busy and I’m a lazy SOB). This week Aaron Cynic and I discuss abortion politics, the 2020 campaign and white nationalists…. pretty sure there we talked about some other…

Episode 24: THIS IS FINE

Subscribe: Spotify, iTunes, Podbean Wherein Aaron Cynic and I chat about the madness of the week focusing on the massive purge of media jobs. As HuffPost and BuzzFeed shed staff, has the digital content bubble burst? https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/jan/24/as-huffpost-and-buzzfeed-shed-staff-has-the-digital-content-bubble-burst The digital winter turns apocalyptic https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/buzzfeed-verizon-layoffs.php How Chicago’s ‘J-school of the Streets’ Is Reinventing Local News https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/01/24/city-bureau-local-journalism-training-school-chicago-what-works-next-224114

Let Them Eat Wall

Frigid temperatures didn’t stop federal workers and others from showing up to Federal Plaza in Chicago on Thursday to protest the continuing shutdown of the government over President Donald Trump’s border wall. The shutdown, which began before Christmas, entered its 22nd day on Saturday, and is now the longest in American history. “Federal workers and…

VisuNews Ep. 22: Trump’s 8 Minutes in Border Wall Heaven

Subscribe: Spotify, iTunes, Podbean Well, the border wall speech is over and the country hasn’t been placed under martial law, and Trump didn’t resign. We’re not just left with the same old status, the media got played by letting Trump get 8mins (really? only 8mins?) of free airtime to spout racist bullshit and a continual…

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…

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…

Chicago Marches For May Day

Hundreds rallied and marched in Chicago Tuesday to commemorate May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. May Day, which sees millions of workers and others march across the globe, has deep roots in Chicago. Workers in the late 19th century—many of them immigrants—built a movement demanding an eight-hour workday, better working conditions, and changes in…

Video: Vermin Supreme at AmRen 2018 Protest

Co-Founder Aaron Cynic was in Burns, Tennessee this weekend to cover protests of AmRen, an annual gathering of white supremacists in a local state park. While there he caught up with artist, activist, and presidential candidate Vermin Supreme, who talked about why he traveled to stand with anti-racists and anti-fascists, the dystopian police presence, and…