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Media Activist Runs for Congress

by David Doody


Tags: Norman Solomon, progressives, media activism, media criticism, Sean Penn, media, politics, The Progressive, David Doody,

norman-solomonAfter more than thirty years as a media critic, Utne Reader contributor Norman Solomon is running for Congress. Dennis Bernstein at The Progressive spoke to Solomon about this career change. “For more than forty years, I’ve been writing to change the system; now I’m running to change the system,” Solomon told Bernstein.  

The article quotes Sean Penn, one of Solomon’s campaign supporters, at a recent fundraising event, recalling a trip he and the candidate took to Iran just before the Iraq war began.

Read the rest of Bernstein’s article about Solomon and read his piece “Democrats Must Push Back” at utne.com.

 

Source: The Progressive, The Real News