Trump, the Blue-Collar President [EPUB]
09 November 2018, 07:45
2018 | EPUB | 29.01MB
In an administration not known for its subtlety, no comet soared higher, burned brighter, or flamed out more spectacularly than Anthony Scaramucci. For eleven days (not ten, as widely reported, he'll tell anyone who'll listen) he ran the most important communications department in the world, the White House's. By the end of his short tenure--several of the most tumultuous and formative days of the Trump administration--he'd gone from a fairly well known on-air surrogate for the president to a household name, "the Mooch."
The rise and fall of the Mooch, which riveted the nation, unfolded like a Shakespearean play directed by Martin Scorsese. In his own inimitable voice, Anthony reveals the juicy details behind his stormy term as White House communications director. He holds nothing back and spares no one's feelings-including those of the country's most powerful people.
If political movements are best understood through a single human life, then there is no better life to tell the story of Donald Trump's rise in America than the Mooch's.
From Long Island Newsday paperboy, with the largest route in Port Washington, to Master of the Universe, as Tom Wolfe characterized his kind in Bonfire of the Vanities, Anthony's life was the embodiment of the American Dream. By his own admission, however, he became so involved in his high-octane career and life that he forgot his working-class roots. He wasn't the only one to ignore the working class. There were neighborhoods like the one he grew up in throughout the country filled with deflated, unemployed, or underpaid people, ignored by elites and politicians-until Donald Trump came along.
It was only when Anthony joined the Donald Trump for President campaign as a surrogate and economic advisor that his eyes were opened to the plight of our country's middle class. It took a billionaire real estate developer who lived in a tower on Fifth Ave to show him what had happened to the neighborhood in which he'd grown up and communities like it throughout America. It was then that Anthony realized that Donald Trump and his economic policies were the best bet for our country's future.
A romp of a read, by turns hilarious, touching, and inspiring, Trump, the Blue-Collar President is sure to be among the best books written about the Trump presidency.
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History [EPUB]
07 November 2018, 00:42
2018 | EPUB | 2.59MB
If you’re both overcome and angered by the atrocities of our time, this will inspire a “new generation of activists and ordinary people who search for hope in the darkness” (Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor).
Is change possible? Where will it come from? Can we actually make a difference? How do we remain hopeful?
Howard Zinn—activist, historian, and author of A People’s History of the United States—was a participant in and chronicler of some of the landmark struggles for racial and economic justice in US history. In his memoir, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, Zinn reflects on more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from his teenage years as a laborer in Brooklyn to teaching at Spelman College, where he emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. A former bombardier in World War II, he later became an outspoken antiwar activist, spirited protestor, and champion of civil disobedience. Throughout his life, Zinn was unwavering in his belief that “small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” With a foreword from activist and scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, this revised edition will inspire a new generation of readers to believe that change is possible.
Censored 2019: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2017-2018 [EPUB]
06 November 2018, 23:55
2018 | EPUB | 18.89MB
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE STORIES PRESENTED IN CENSORED 2019:
- “Open-Source” Intelligence Secrets Sold to Highest Bidders
- ICE Intends to Destroy Records of Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants
- Indigenous Communities around World Helping to Win Legal Rights of Nature
- FBI Racially Profiling “Black Identity Extremists”
- The Limits of Negative News and Importance of Constructive Media
DID YOU KNOW THAT SINCE 1998 THE US GOVERNMENT SPENT $21 TRILLION IT CAN’T ACCOUNT FOR? Or that Internet co-ops are mobilizing poor communities to resist net neutrality rollbacks? How about the health risks of wireless tech that cell phone companies have covered up, or the opiate crisis that Big Pharma knowingly unleashed?
Haven’t heard the news? Neither did the rest of the world. That’s because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation’s “free press” every day. For the past forty-three years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print—and debunking the “fake news” governments and corporations use to consolidate their power—to promote well-informed citizen action and critical media literacy.
This year’s Project Censored yearbook features:
- “Vetting Free Speech” by Sally Gimson, Layli Foroudi, and Sean Gallagher
- “#TimesUp: Breaking the Barriers of Sexual Harassment in Corporate Media for You and #MeToo” by Julie Frechette
- “Data Activism through Community Mapping and Data Visualization” by Dorothy Kidd
- “How Mainstream Media Evolved into Corporate Media” by Peter Phillips
- “Campus–Newsroom Collaborations” by Patricia W. Elliott
- “The Public and Its Problems” by Susan Maret
Plus Junk Food News, News Abuse, and Media Democracy in Action.
In a time of decline in the rule of law and democratic safeguards, Project Censored offers a constructive alternative to the “fake news” blues, holding the corporate media to account for its negative bias, propaganda for wealth and power, and outright censorship.