A debate with Cheri Honkala, VP candidate of the Green Party and Jeff Cohen of RootsAction.org Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. There’s a debate taking place in certain sections of the progressive public opinion on the left about whether or not to […]
Author Archives: Jeff Cohen and Cheri Honkala
Jeff Cohen is a media critic and lecturer, founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College, where he is an associate professor of journalism. Cohen founded the media watch group FAIR in 1986.
Cheri Honkala has been a leading advocate for poor and homeless in America. She co-founded the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. She has organized tens of thousands holding marches, demonstrations and setting up tent cities. Honkala was included in Philadelphia Magazineâ€™s list of 100 Most Powerful Philadelphians and was named Philadelphia Weeklyâ€™s â€œWoman of the Yearâ€ in 1997. In 2001 Ms. Magazine also named Cheri Woman of the Year and she's since been the recipient of numerous awards including the Bread and Roses Human Rights Award, Public Citizen of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Social Workers, and the prestigious Letelier-Moffitt award from the Washington Institute for Policy Studies. She is the Vice Presidential candidate for the Green Party.