REMINDER — Bette’s ‘Speakeasy’ with Paul Mason Registration
Registration link for our Sunday ‘Speakeasy’ zoom salon with special guest Paul Mason
Hope this finds everyone well! I am buried in reporting my fifth and sixth installments of the American Monster series. God willin’ and the creek don’t rise I should be pressing send on No. 5 this weekend. Please also look for a ‘killer’ report in Byline Supplement in coming days — the latest in my series on Fox News’ harmful impacts. As always, thank you for not smoking Fox.
I was diverted momentarily by a rummage sale — a benefit for the Rose Parade — where I found a luscious pink vintage wooden desk — tres shabby chic — and spent yesterday afternoon creating an office nook where I have spectacular tropical views, with my binos on deck because I break for birds.
Looking so forward to seeing many of you at our Sunday ‘Speakeasy’ zoom salon with investigative reporter Paul Mason — the author of How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance. Please register with link found below the paywall.
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To get a sense of how important it is to come together as a community, this week’s democratic victory in Ohio was also a victory for the Bette community. We had David Pepper as a ‘Speakeasy’ guest multiple times and his encouragement and guidance led to multiple members of our community volunteering for Ohio. What better evidence do we need that when we band together to perform the labor of democracy, democracy wins… RadPod is bringing David back to give us our latest marching orders, which will be something like ‘take an hour to celebrate the victory then get back to work…” Please search the Bette archives for some amazing and inspiring reports from Pepper.
Like Pepper and many of our guests, Paul Mason is very inspiring. His book on How to Stop Fascism is vital reading not only to reveal the stakes, but to also indicate how collectively we can stop fascism in its tracks. As always, please support our guests by buying their books if you can. Writers are how we are winning this war.
Paul is a veteran investigative reporter who — like me — chose to leave network news for the freedom of being an independent journalist in a time of grave deception. Paul will also tell you it’s simply more fun being free, and boy do I agree.
He will be meeting with our community on Sunday at 1 pm PT to give us each guidance.
Here is Paul on a recent visit to RadPod:
And here is a clip from that episode on defeating ‘Confusionism’ — when it comes to understanding the media’s role in reporting the war in Ukraine:
And here is another vital clip, where Paul explains that the world is on fire, and how quickly the fire will come to all of us — and why there must be a movement with strong leadership to fight the hybrid warfare that Trump and Putin are delivering.
Looking so forward to our members meeting Paul on Sunday.
Registration link below xo
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“We just have to see that the battle for democracy is broader. It's deeper.”—David Pepper
“I need people to see they're on the frontline. Wherever you live, if you’re doing this work, you are the frontline.”—David Pepper
“The message should be a fair deal… fairness everywhere.”—Martin Sheil
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