Every month, Homefront Progressives highlights books, films, and podcasts that matter to the progressive military community. If you have a recommendation to share for next month’s list, please leave it in the comments below!
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America: A humorous and insightful read on the harsh reality of living, and working, in poverty in America.
“Nickel and Dimed tells the story of how the war on drugs was created as a racial cast system intended to keep black Americans in a lower socio-economic class. It’s an eye-opening read for many.” – Ryan D., US Air Force Brat
The Invisible War: The 2012 US Documentary Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this documentary highlights the sexual assault epidemic in the US military.
“The recent Marine United photo scandal was a reminder that most of our active duty servicewomen come up against misogyny and sexism on a daily basis and that many are treated like second class citizens when they report sexual harassment or rape. The Invisible War was eye-opening when it was released in 2012. Since very little has changed, it will still be eye-opening to many in 2017.” – Angie D., US Air Force Spouse
Democracy Now!: A no-nonsense news podcast produced by award winning journalist Amy Goodman.
“Lately the news has been a little overwhelming. I’ve had to ration my intake — and for a news junkie that’s a hard thing to do! But because I’ve literally been losing sleep, I’m only allowing myself one newscast per day, and my go-to is the Democracy Now! podcast. Not only do they report news from around the world that most Americans are never exposed to through more mainstream outlets, but they focus on the issues that matter most to me and they don’t mess around. It’s all hard-core news — there’s absolutely zero fluff.” Liesel K., US Marine Spouse
What are you reading, watching, and listening to this month?
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