Electoral Campaigns

A Father’s Day Call for Engagement: Millenials Need to Be the Change

The calls for engagement and participation this electoral season have grown exponentially, as so many observers, campaigners and activists begin to recognize the time is ripe with possibility and opportunity to pursue a progressive agenda via Bernie’s revolution. This comes despite – and because of – the looming peril posed by the man recently dubbed…

The Problem with Corporate News Media: Trump Sells Eyeballs

Future critiques of the mainstream corporate media’s 2016 campaign coverage will spend a great deal of time focusing on its tendency throughout the past two years to marginalize Senator Bernie Sanders while promoting – and profiting from – the Donald Trump brand. Images such as this screenshot of CNN, provided by Laila Al-Arian via Fairness and Accuracy in…

The Problem with Corporate News Media: Trump & Political Ad Dollars ‘Damn Good for CBS,’ Says CEO

High times for some corporate media corporations, these are. Political ad sales are way up, for example, and CBS CEO Les Moonves has been rather giddy about the financial benefits to that venerable broadcaster. Speaking at a San Francisco telecom industry conference recently, Moonves had a difficult time containing his enthusiasm for the dollars filling…

Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault by the Mainstream Press – Norman Solomon

Longtime media critic, co-founder of Roots Action, and North Bay resident Norman Solomon notes the growing chorus of mainstream media outlets that are stoking fears of a Bernie Sanders presidency. This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Common Dreams by…

What Happens To The Bernie Sanders Movement If He Loses?

via George Lakey at Waging Nonviolence, where he asks the important questions, “When the electoral arena reveals itself to be an instrument of the 1 percent, where will the Sanders movement go? Will people accept the lessons of their own experience, integrate the Princeton study into their worldview, and re-form to claim their authentic power:…

Message from Lynda Hopkins, Candidate for Sonoma County District 5 Board of Supervisors

Dear friend  ~ I’m running for District 5 Supervisor. If you know me, you know that I’m not a politician. I’m an organic farmer: a grassroots, beet roots kind of girl. And I’m writing to ask you for something that’s terribly precious: your time. Five minutes, five hours, five days — whatever you might be…