Video of Three Special Talks from the Red Nation Native Liberation Conference

Roxanne and I attended the Red Nation Native Liberation Conference last week in Gallup and the ever-present Andy Fertal videotaped the opening statement of Jennifer Marley and three closing speeches by Brandon Benallie, Nick Estes, and Melanie Yazzie. They were extraordinarily moving. Pour a cup of coffee and spend 30 minutes on these compelling talks…

Progressive Publications You Can Trust

So much fake news and so much pablum. Retake was going to undertake a massive review of the media to assemble an inventory of publications you can trust and organize them into issue areas, creating a useful inventory of resources. We didn’t do that because Local Futures: The Economics of Happiness had already developed it.…

ACA Repeal & Replace Impact on NM and a Retake Report on Public Safety Committee Hearing on Entrada Arrests

This report provides analysis of how Graham-Cassidy would impact NM along with a Robert Reich video on the grave threat to American healthcare. We also report on the Public Safety Committee meeting which offered no opportunity for substantive dialog or problem solving, afforded no insight into the City’s perspective on the Entrada protest arrests, and…

TrumpCare: The Opportunity to Retake the House

TrumpCare could be the vote that swings 2018 left, and in a big way. The plan is indefensible and 10 GOP states would be hit hardest. This post also includes a heads up: Major protest at the Roundhouse, May 24 at noon at the opening of the Special Session, and a protest in ABQ at…