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LWC Book Review ~ October 9, 2017

 

WhiteTrashbookcover"White Trash" by Nancy Isenberg

This is a tome, one sympathetic to the least popular people in American history, poor white people. White Trash is, in its own way, a revolutionary book, as any book is that dares to discuss class in our supposedly classless country.NancyIsenberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lefty of the Week ~ October 16, 2017

 

JamesCromwellJames Cromwell: The actor is a thoughtful and passionate protestor, JamesCromwellArrestedagainst some messed up things that are going on in this world. This clip from Democracy Now is a fine example.

 

 

~ October 9, 2017

 

AmyVilelaRally1Amy Vilela: Amy decided to run for Congress in Nevada after she realized that the Democratic incumbent, Rubin Kihuen, AmyVilelawithduaghter2was not going to support Medicare-for-all. What’s motivating her? The death of her under-insured daughter.

 

 

 

 

LWC Book Review ~ September 18, 2017

 

RequiemfortheAmericanDreambyNoamChomsky1"Requiem for the American Dream" by Noam Chomsky

For six decades, Noam Chomsky has been a lion of the Left. His courage and outspokenness have drawn fire from political hacks in the media, NoamChomsky1and from Democrats and Republicans alike. This new book contains some of Chomsky’s arguments against authoritarianism, over the course of his long life.

 

 

 

~ LWC Article ~

Oligarchy2Democracy - Part I: Bertrand Russell wrote so well and so convincingly about democracy, precisely because he was so skeptical of it: “There is a tendency, as strong now as at any former time, to suppose that anInequality1 oligarchy is admirable if it consists of ‘good’ men…This attitude is unworthy of grown-up people.” ~ Power, by Bertrand Russell

 

 

 

~ LWC Interview ~

 

TheBrainwashingofmyDad2An Interview with Filmmaker, Jen Senko: In making her terrific documentary, The Brainwashing of My Dad, the filmmaker wrecked her health. JenSenkoInterview1But, she’s a deeply committed documentarian who throws herself, body and soul, into a project. We recently caught up with the busy Jen Senko.

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