Shortly before last week’s shocking Brexit vote, a British member of parliament campaigning for the “remain” camp was brutally murdered. What you might not have heard was that the alleged killer was linked to neo-Nazi group here in the United States.
And that, Jim Naureckas argues this week in OtherWords, is just the latest evidence that the mainstream media isn’t all that interested in delving into right-wing terrorism. If the killer had been linked to ISIS, one might predict, it would’ve been nonstop international news.
Meanwhile, Le-Marie Johnson unveils an exciting new project to train immigrant women for jobs in the growing sustainable economy. Anna Meyer explains the hidden costs of dining out. And Jill Richardson shares what can be the hardest part for many people living with mental illness — getting help.
Also this week, Jim Hightower skewers the latest “economic agenda” from House Speaker Paul Ryan as a “rank corporate giveaway.” And Khalil Bendib brutally marks up the GOP’s gamble on gun violence.
- The Media Has a Huge Blind Spot on Terrorism / Jim Naureckas
Corporate media outlets just aren’t that interested in reporting on the violent far right — even when their crimes are international news.
- A Yellow-Brick Road for Immigrant Women / Le-Marie V.J. Thompson
Maryland could be ground zero for getting immigrant women into the sustainable energy economy.
- Dining Out? Here’s Some Food for Thought / Anna Meyer
Big chain restaurants pay poverty wages, hurt local economies, and pollute our climate.
- The Miserable Catch 22 of Mental Illness / Jill Richardson
Anxiety and depression can make it harder for people to reach out for the help they need.
- Paul Ryan’s Hot New Idea: More Rank Corporate Giveaways / Jim Hightower
The House speaker’s “economic agenda” would fix the economy in the same way a vet fixes your dog.
- American Roulette / Khalil Bendib