From Left Field
Had a chat yesterday with Barry Gordon on "From Left Field" on KCAA in Los Angeles. Carol Pott and I spoke about PoliPointPress and The Blue Pages: A Directory of Companies Rated by Their Politics and Practices. Carol has been working hard and intelligently on the promotion front, and the book is getting a great reception. It shows how much and to which political party hundreds of corporations contribute their money. Which means that consumers can use the directory to support companies that share their values. As Norman Solomon puts it, let the seller beware.
For those of you taking notes, Barry Gordon used to be president of the Screen Actors Guild--longest tenure of any president, it turns out, one year longer than Ronald Reagan and Charlton Heston--and now plays the rabbi on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."