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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Last night, hundreds of students gathered at the University of Virginia to protest the treatment of Martese Johnson, a junior who was brutally beaten by cops on Tuesday evening.

As tensions began to rise, Johnson himself addressed the crowd, urging calm. “We’re all part of one community and we deserve to respect each other, especially at times like this.”

Johnson’s role as a conciliator is not surprising. He serves on the University Of Virginia Honor Committee. The committee is charged with enforcing the university’s honor code and maintaining a “spirit of compassion and interconnectedness” at UVA.

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