Where To Find Real News?

People have asked me where to find quality news sources since our mainstream news in America is just as corrupt as our political process.

One really good muckraking group of investigative journalists is the The Intercept. They are not corporate pundits, or political operatives posing as neutral analysts. They actually do real news. Journalists like Glen Greenwald to Lee Fang. Another good one is Bill Moyers & company.

I’d also recommend finding sources on Twitter and following them to their websites. I did this with Fusion and they have good content on Justice, Politics, Life. Another great voice that connects sports and politics is my friend Dave Zirin who writes for The Nation and does the Edge of Sports Podcast). As for voices that carry a lot of weight when it comes to ‘Race in America’ and the importance of ending the War on Drugs, look no further than the incomparable Michelle Alexander.

Between adding up the gems offered by these types of sources and reading in between the lines of the bullshit that the corporate media spews at us everyday (‪#‎allday‬), we can begin to discern what the F*ck is really goin’ on.

Beyond that, we can continue to look to other sources such as comedy, music, and art. Whether it’s comedian newsmen like John Oliver or skits from Dave Chappelle; rappers like Brother Ali, Kendrick Lamar, Oakland’s Boots Riley of The Coup, or Ferguson’s Tef Poe; Artists like Hank Willis Thomas or Eddie Colla.

The truth is out there but you have to look for it.

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P.s. – if you don’t remember much from your US History class in high school. Do yourself a huge favor and pick up a copy of “A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn (amazon or local book store!). Listening to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! ain’t a bad idea either.

Crony Capitalism: Hillary Clinton’s Money Trail

This is Crony Capitalism.

Democracy is supposed to be ‘by the people, for the people.’ It’s not supposed to be ‘Corporations buy the politician.’

Hillary Clinton’s Top 10 cumulative donors between 1999 and 2016: Citigroup ($782,327), Goldman Sachs ($711,490), DLA Piper ($628,030), JPMorgan Chase ($620,919), EMILY’s List ($605,174) Morgan Stanley ($543,065), Time Warner, who owns CNN ($411,296), Skadden Arps ($406,640), Lehman Brothers ($362,853) and Cablevision Systems ($336,288).

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“In four years as the nation’s top diplomat, Clinton made dozens of sales pitches on behalf of U.S. companies. In 2009 she toured a Boeing plant in Moscow and met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to persuade state-owned Russian Technologies to buy 50 Boeing 737s instead of jets made by Airbus. That $3.7 billion deal was one of several large contracts Clinton helped clinch for Boeing (BA). In December 2011, Lockheed Martin (LMT) announced a $7.2 billion deal to upgrade Japan’s aging fighter jet fleet, beating out Eurofighter. Clinton advocated for the contract with her Japanese counterpart at the United Nations General Assembly. In February 2012, Space Systems/Loral, which builds communications satellites in Palo Alto, won a contract for equipment to create a national broadband network in Australia. Clinton met with former Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd several times to press for the deal. Last summer, Clinton’s undersecretary for economic growth, Robert Hormats, a former Goldman Sachs (GS) vice chair, took executives from Google (GOOG), MasterCard(MA), and Dow Chemical (DOW) to Myanmar to network with government officials, the first such meeting since sanctions against the country were lifted in 2012.” – Source: Bloomberg News

Hillary Clinton made $3.15 million in 2013 alone from speaking to firms like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and UBS, according to the list her campaign released of her speaking fees.” – Source: CNN Money

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