If we follow the money, we find the root of the rot. That is the unifying theme of sixty-six incisive interviews with Dennis J. Bernstein on his Pacifica Radio Network KPFA Flashpoints program, in a just-released book, Follow the Money: Radio Voices for Peace and Justice, selected, transcribed and edited by Riva Enteen. The interviews, all during the Obama administration, are the writing on the wall that foreshadowed a Trump presidency. Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
The interviews are grouped by theme: The New and Not so New Police State; The Class War; Domestic Dissent; Black Lives; Church, State, Women, and the Criminalization of Sexuality; Migration, Deportation, and US-Latino Culture; Global Militarization and Empire; Ongoing Bloodshed in the Holy Land; and There is No Plan(et) B.
Follow the Money has been described as an "encyclopedia of resistance," a "book of hope," which illustrates how "the nation is bursting with movements." It is an invaluable resource for research as well as finding allies in the struggle.
Luminaries include: Alice Walker; Oliver Stone; Phil Donahue; Ramsey Clark; Laura Flanders; Danny Glover; Marjorie Cohn; Christopher Simpson; Dolores Huerta; John Pilger; Helen Caldicott; Vijay Prashad; Antonia Juhasz; Blase Bonpane; Katharine Gun; Greg Palast; Birgitta Jonsdottir; Frances A. Boyle; Adrienne Pine; Richard Falk; Marsha Coleman-Adebayo; Dahr Jamail; Margaret Prescod; Ali Abunimah; Deborah S. Rogers; Richard D. Wolff, and Martin Espada. The book inspires action by ending with Marge Piercy’s poem “To be of use.”