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Greg Guma
Author, editor, post-industrial thinker...
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Even 40 years ago, the roar of the track was sometimes preferable to the lies from the top. This remains one of my favorite features from that period, with notes by Eugene Michael Scribner and Ron MacNeil’s cool photos. Released August 1, 1978 in The Vermont Vanguard Press.
SPEED GAMES
SPEED GAMES
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SPEED GAMES
A Rocky Season for Vermont’s Most Popular Sport August 1, 1978, Vermont Vanguard Press Story by Greg Guma  Photos by Ron MacNeil
Can you handle life at any speed? How about at 95 miles an hour, for 100 laps and $1,750 to win? Are you up for it? Are you experienced?
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SPEED GAMES
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When Dissent Becomes a Crime
Chicago was once the most radical city in the United States. But an era of rapid industrialization, combined with mass immigration, created a volatile environment in which the demands of owners and the needs of workers were bound to clash. An excerpt from I...
When Dissent Becomes a Crime
When Dissent Becomes a Crime
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Anti-immigrant sentiment is a persistent theme in the US... In 1996, an anti-terrorism law signed by Bill Clinton allowed US border officials to turn away people fleeing violence while calling it immigration reform. That doublespeak disguised a fortress mentality fueling hate crimes and racism. While living in New Mexico, I had the opportunity to defend immigrant rights at the frontline of an earlier low-intensity war on immigrants while editing Toward Freedom at the same time. A special issue of TF reflected this experience. Here is the cover and feature section.
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Part of a new Vermont PBS documentary series, featuring some of my recollections and archival images.
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Once upon a time in the near future — All aboard for Kochtopia
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Millions on Trump’s email list (not Twitter) just received a signed, high-pitched appeal: “I will not hide from the truth -- this is a WITCH HUNT,” he brays. Then accuses Nancy Pelosi of using Russia “as a political ploy to RAISE MONEY from her supporters.” How dare she, right? Ploys are his thing. But Pelosi is such a time-tested trigger word.

Then the conspiracy theory: that “the swamp” (it’s whatever you imagine) is using government as a weapon to overturn elections. Namely, his. Bad swamp! This is followed by an appeal for just one dollar. So it’s not about the money. What then? Apparently linking the “witch hunt” with his agenda — build the wall, stop immigration and no more “nation-building.” Plus an attempt to appropriate the progressive call for a “fair economy.”

The closing is trumpical boilerplate: an empty promise to fight on, combined with more blame-shifting about “so many years of broken promises by lying politicians.” Lame and ironic. Even dedicated Trumpheads must be tired of this lazy propaganda.
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These were once courageous men... but that was then.
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The term “fake news” has been weaponized in a series of misleading attacks. And hard as it may be to believe, the targets have been mainly what used to be called mainstream media. But the problem didn’t start with Trump. The opening of my talk on fake news and journalism has been posted for download at archive.org.
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