Grace Aaron: Pacifica’s existence is being challenged by a proposed draconian bylaws redo that would make assets much easier to sell, eliminate local input almost entirely and forbid staff from serving on the board.
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WJ Astore: Already known as a “socialist” who, we’re told, visited Moscow on his honeymoon, Bernie is being forced to issue denials as well as statements against Putin.
Jim Lafferty: The Trump Administration is hell-bound on a campaign to silence any journalists and publishers who dare to expose the too-many-to-name crimes and corrupt acts of the U.S. and other western imperialist countries; crimes such as the multitude of U.S. war crimes in the Middle East disclosed to the public by Julian Assange, in WikiLeaks!
We want Pacifica and ALL of our stations to pull out from the financial disaster that has occurred these past years. We never want to see any of our licenses or buildings sold to payoff creditors again.
Michael Novick: The proposed Bylaws revision would turn the clock back two decades, to a time when a self-perpetuating, unaccountable national board nearly drove Pacifica into bankruptcy
H. Scott Prosterman: Though I don’t wish mortal pain and suffering on any person, I will not grieve for one of the most destructive men in the history of American media.
Frank Fear: Maddow doesn’t spout religious gospel, of course, but she’s terrific at promulgating the doctrine of center-left Democrats.
Ted Rall: In a Democratic Party increasingly dominated by insurgent progressives, authenticity (or the perception thereof) is a politician’s most valuable asset. The approval of “mainstream” establishment entities has become a curse.
Margaret Kimberly: The internet is in the hands of private corporations. They decide who gets service, where they get it and at what speed. The growth of social media only exacerbated the problems of corporate control.
Jonathan David Farley: Revenge killings are what the Romans did. America did not summarily kill Nazi leaders after the war: there were trials.
Jeff Cohen: I’ve yet to meet anyone who would refuse a plan with more complete coverage at less cost to him or her: “No, I want my beloved Aetna!”
George Polisner: While I was listening to what the average person was thinking about impeachment, or the economy–I was becoming more livid.
Margaret Kimberley: Corbyn and his party were relentlessly targeted by the corporate media who worked in collusion with the Tories, the surveillance state, and rightwing forces in the country.