Progressives: What’s Ahead & Alternatives for News

Vince Taylor

After a series of well-attended events, Oakmont Progressives will be taking a break in July.

Save the Date — Annual Progressives Picnic, Friday, August 09, 4:30 at the West Rec Picnic area. More Joy will again provide the entertainment for this ever popular event.

In the Fall, local students supporting the Green New Deal will be the highlight of a meeting on climate change.

Norman Solomon talked to us in May about the how the Democratic Party leadership works to impede progressive candidates and positions. He also discussed how mainstream media impede progressive change, contending that mainstream TV and newspapers are more likely to distract you from than educate you about the serious crises facing our country. Here are some of his recommended alternative sources of news:

Democracy Now with Amy Goodman is first choice for comprehensive, accurate, non-corporate news. This is a well-produced one-hour national and global news program, Monday-Friday, available on TV, radio, and the internet. On the internet, daily TV and radio episodes are available at and after 6:00 am. TV is available on Dish Network, Direct TV, Link TV, and locally on Channel 9 (PBS). If you haven’t watched before, you’ll be amazed at what you learn. Other TV alternatives to CNN and MSNBC are Telesur and RT.

Solomon also said KPFA (94.1) provides a great alternative to KQED (NPR), and although KQED provides a somewhat broader viewpoint than mainstream stations, its content is constrained by its corporate sponsors and Board members.

He provided these sources: theintercept.com, commondreams.org, truthout.org, truthdig.com, vox.com, and counterpunch.org.

Questions? Please call Vince Taylor at (707) 583-9490 or Ed Biglin at (925) 202-9439.

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Oakmont Progressives is an educational and social club inspired by the visions of FDR and Bernie Sanders. We seek a government that works for the people instead of banks, corporations and billionaires. For more information see www.oakmontprogressives.com: “How Progressives and Democrats Differ.”

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