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Wash Post Busted Pressmen’s Union in 1975 Strike. Why It Still Matters Today.

On what would have been former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham’s 100th birthday in June, the Post ran a story that continues the paper’s decades-long effort to rewrite the history of the 1975 pressmen’s strike. This article is in response … Continue reading

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As Uber’s Troubles Grow, Post Fails to Disclose Owner’s Ties to Ride-Hailing Giant

(This story was published at Washington City Paper.) Editor Marty Baron says he doesn’t know whether Bezos is still an investor. A review of Washington Post articles on Uber from this year—during which damning revelations about the company came in waves—shows … Continue reading

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If You Saw Uber’s CEO Testify Before the DC Council, His Downfall May Come as No Surprise

Travis Kalanick is out. The 40-year-old Uber CEO resigned Tuesday as the ride-hailing giant faces crises on multiple fronts and investors called for a change in leadership. Kalanick, who co-founded Uber, will likely continue to be involved with the company … Continue reading

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How Change Happens: 18 Acts of Resistance

“People say slavery is done… [but] it’s still there – in the corner,” says Gulnahar Alam, a domestic worker who, like many others, suffered workplace abuses. To combat this exploitation, often hidden away in employers’ homes, Alam began organizing. “People … Continue reading

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We May Be Headed to War. Thank the Media.

The media has boxed President Trump into a corner and his only way out may be through war. Measured at this point in his term, 100 days in, Trump is the least liked president since modern polling began. Right from … Continue reading

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A Must-Read in Trying Times: Chomsky’s ‘Requiem for the American Dream’

Hopefully we’ll make it out the other side of Trump’s presidency, but it’s by no means a sure thing. The risks are hard to overstate. While many books attempt to explain how we got to this political moment (some successfully), … Continue reading

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Push for War Highlights Need for Independent Media

If the corporations that own the media profit from war, we’re unlikely to see peace. That’s what Lewis Hill foresaw. It’s what led him to create the independent, listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio. Almost 70 years later, the corporate media is still … Continue reading

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How The Media Paved the Way for Trump’s Attack on Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be responsible for the recent and gruesome chemical attack in his country. That may be what a thorough investigation concludes. Until then, asking the tough questions seems wise, even as cruise missiles have already fallen … Continue reading

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Backed by $10 million in ‘Dark Money,’ Gorsuch Claims He’s Apolitical

In hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, repeatedly claimed to be above the political fray. “I can’t get involved in politics,” Gorsuch said again and again. Yet as he ducked … Continue reading

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Democrats and The Resistance

Donald Trump is president and Republicans control just about everything. Meanwhile Democratic Party leaders who paved the way for this Republican resurgence seem to view themselves as natural leaders in the fight against Trump, known as the “Resistance.” But are … Continue reading

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