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…

VisuNews Podcast Ep 26: Chicago Elections, Socialism and more

Zach D Roberts and Aaron Cynic discuss the Chicago mayoral elections and the five to six Democratic Socialists that won seats on the city council. Aaron has been covering the elections for Shadowproof.com, Third Coast Review and NationofChange.org. You can subscribe to the Visu.News at Spotify, iTunes and Podbean.

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. 20: What the HELL is Going on in Chicago?

This is episode 20 of the Visu.news podcast, I am Zach D Roberts and I am here with my co-host Aaron Cynic. This week we will be chatting about Aaron’s article at Shadowproof.com titled CHICAGO ORGANIZERS HAVE MESSAGE FOR NEXT MAYOR: SUPPORT PEOPLE’S AGENDA OR FACE RESISTANCE So… WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN…

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…

Chicago Rallies For Stephon Clark

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Chicago Monday evening in response to the shooting of Stephon Clark by police in Sacramento, California, along with the hundreds of others killed by police. “It’s 2018 people. It’s 2018 and young black people, young queer people, young brown people, young immigrants, and people who are not so old are…

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…

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…