Reality is sometimes very strange. Bruce Brugmann's weekly Bay
Guardian is, all in all, simply the best newspaper in the
country. From a progressive point of view and even in terms of
its pro-organized-labor stance in unioning drives and conflicts
local, national, and international, it is in a class by itself.
And because it is free and supported entirely by ads, it is also
probably the most widely-read print in San Francisco.
That may be hard to swallow, but it's true.
No, I don't write for it, and David Bacon's review in it of my
Saying No To Power was a polemic over socialism, which is not
what my book is about.
> This is very important to know--also, that some would-be Left media refused
> the story. I recall Bruce Brugman addressing the KPFA strikers and
> supporters last summer during the struggle against the reactionary Pacifica
> board; as one who remembers and reported on Brugman's busting of the Bay
> Guardian union some 20 years ago--long time, yes, but a bitter fight--I had
> to walk out of hearing of this hypocrisy. There's so much of this. The
> so-called liberalizing new directorship of the nonprofit museum where I work
> called in a "management institute" consultant a year or so ago, has been
> squishing any of us with egalitarian ideas ever since, and not even so-called
> Left attorneys will touch it, since hey this is a poor little nonprofit.
> Did nonprofits and NGOs grow out of the sixties--or out of pacification
> monies, and how? Does anyone know?
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