In the Media : public commentary




Why Berkeley’s Battle Against White Supremacy is
Not About Free Speech
The Nation, September 8, 2017

(Co-Authored with David Palumbo-Liu)
The sequence of events from Berkeley to Charlottesville dramatically illustrates why this battle is emphatically not about free speech. This is about the ability to shape consensus in a time of rising mass anxiety and political extremism.


Mainstream Polls Fuel Illusion that Voters Only have Two Choices
Truthdig, November 6, 2016

Everywhere we go in this campaign, we find an ever-growing base of support—not just among former Sanders supporters, but also among those “unlikely” voters who are underrepresented in polls: young people, Independents and people of color. These voters compose a potentially game-changing, awakening “sleeping giant” that has the establishment working overtime to impose a media blackout on a third-party alternative.

Hillary Clinton Cries Crocodile Tears for Latin American Immigrants
Truthdig, February 20, 2016

Clinton’s newfound role as “worrier-in-chief” for immigrants in the U.S. cannot be reconciled with the policies she has supported for that vast region south of our border where many immigrants to the United States (especially those lacking legal permission) come from.


Where Black Lives Don’t Matter: Murder and Silence in South Los Angeles
Truthdig, April 27, 2015

(co-authored with Alan Minsky)
Nick Broomfield’s new documentary “Tales of the Grim Sleeper, which chronicles the long and tragic saga of the Grim Sleeper serial killer’s 25-year reign of terror in a South Los Angeles neighborhood, is a damning testament to the widespread, almost casual eradication of black lives by law enforcement — in its word and deeds.


The People’s Game
3-part series for Truthdig, Summer 2014

(Co-Authored with Alan Minsky)
Every 4 years, geopolitics takes the stage on a soccer field. This series explores the meanings behind the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


A ‘Calm Reflection’ on Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and Too Many Others
Truthdig, July 21, 2013

The protests, the blockades and the continuing outrage on the streets are about a verdict, an epidemic of state-sanctioned slayings of young black men. And they are about race and everyday forms of dehumanization; that people are criminalized all day, every day for the color of their skin, and because of this, their lives are deemed to have no value. It is systemic, and it is deeply personal.


Movement School for Revolutionaries
Voices of Resistance, KVMR 89.5FM, Grass Valley, CA


 Antifa: Violent Villains or Misunderstood Heroes?
The Tim Black Show, September 24, 2017
 How the Media Distorted Berkeley Reporting
Rising Up with Sonali, Free Speech TV, August 30, 2017
 Charlottesville: Understanding Modern-Day Fascist Violence
Rising up with Sonali, Free Speech TV, August 14, 2017
 Milo Yiannopoulos Faces Mass Protest
Rising up with Sonali, Free Speech TV, February 3, 2017


On the 2016 Election Recount
Women’s Spaces, KBBF 89.1FM San Francisco, December 12, 2016
 Brazil’s Right Wing is Wasting No Time in Undoing Progress
Rising Up with Sonali, Free Speech TV, May 16, 2016
 Brazil’s Ruling Party in Disarray After Attempt to Shield Lula
Rising Up with Sonali, Free Speech TV, March 21, 2016
 Hillary’s Past Presents an Interventionist Future in Latin America
This is Hell, WNUR 89.3FM Chicago, March 12, 2016
 Clinton and Sanders Spar over Coups, Deportations
The Real News, March 10, 2016


 Occupy Oakland Battles the Police Once More
Uprising Radio, KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles, January 30, 2012