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July 6th, 2010

Nuclear weapons protested

OAK RIDGE - As Independence Day weekend came to a close, protesters gathered Monday at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant and declared their independence from "nuclear terrorism" - the continuing production and deployment of bombs that threaten the death of the planet.Some of the self-proclaimed nuclear resisters briefly blocked an ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Activists protest offshore drilling at Miami Beach rally

Environmental activists rallied against offshore drilling Tuesday morning in Miami Beach. With large, black-plastic tarps -- meant to replicate oil slicks -- blowing in the wind, several dozen people passed over sunbathers and tourists in beach chairs in an attempt to show the impact oil would have on the pristine ... continue reading

Aaron Bartley

Aaron Bartley is Executive Director of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH).

April 28th, 2010

PUSH Buffalo Joins the Showdown on Wall Street

In the nearly two years since the biggest banks precipitated a devastating economic meltdown and then exploited the moment to win billions in taxpayer bailouts and billions more in free money from the Federal Reserve, not a single public demonstration of significance has darkened the doors of the Wall Street ... continue reading

April 14th, 2010

Protest at Klobuchar office

About 50 protesters gathered outside the Minneapolis offices of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Tuesday, demanding that she vote against a $33 billion supplemental appropriation for the war in Afghanistan. About two dozen members of the group, representing a variety of peace, religious and student groups, went into Klobuchar's office ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 23rd, 2010

Whose Streets? (Our Streets between One and Four When we have a Permit)

On the 7th commemoration of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, there was a rally and march in DC sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition that was attended by about eight thousand people. For quite awhile, I have been having problems with marches on Saturday, anyway. It seems like we ... continue reading

March 21st, 2010

Thousands rally to pull troops from 2 war zones

[From the editor of MichaelMoore.com: Cindy Sheehan, Seven Others Arrested (VIDEO); "We did lose some momentum when Obama came into office, but now we have younger people that are very energetic." – Cindy SheehanPhoenix, AZ (VIDEO); "It's creating enemies rather than causing peace." – David Winkler | Claremont, CA; "I'm ... continue reading

March 18th, 2010

Protesters prepare for Saturday's antiwar demonstration

Maggie Pondolfino has a 24-year-old son who is a soldier serving in Afghanistan -- "he's honorable, courageous, has a lot of integrity and he loves his mother," she said. Which is why, in part, she said she will be marching in an antiwar demonstration Saturday to bring him and other ... continue reading

March 16th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan camps out on National Mall

Washington - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who became a household name for protesting outside of former President Bush's Texas ranch, is now camping out on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument in an effort to draw attention to her cause.Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she and ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Antiwar Activists Plan Nationwide Protests to Mark Seventh Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

Antiwar activists are gearing up to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq with a weeklong series of events to protest the ongoing occupation of the country.The US invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003. Then-President George W. Bush and top administration officials told the American people Saddam ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Healthcare Not Warfare Vigils in 82 Districts on March 17th

Labor and advocacy groups organized "brown bag" lunch vigils against war funding in 22 congressional districts in January and 67 in February. Currently 82 are planned for March 17th, with more being added. Organizations participating include: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), AfterDowningStreet, the Backbone Campaign, Democrats.com, the California Nurses Association ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Activist Cindy Sheehan revives anti-war efforts

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is restarting her campaign against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan today, setting up tents and teaching protest seminars near the Washington Monument.Dubbed "Camp OUT NOW," the protest is geared to pressure President Obama and Democrats, whom Sheehan says have abandoned the anti-war cause now that they ... continue reading

March 11th, 2010

'I saw Israeli bulldozer kill Rachel Corrie'

The final moments of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist crushed to death beneath a pile of earth and rubble in the path of an advancing Israeli army bulldozer, were described to an Israeli court by an eyewitness yesterday.The parents of the 23-year-old, who was killed by the bulldozer in ... continue reading

March 10th, 2010

Sheehan turning attention to Obama, camping out at Washington Monument

Cindy Sheehan is about to start another anti-war camp. This one will be in Washington, and it could conceivably last for months. The problem?“I’m kind of over the whole camping thing,” she admits.It’s a fair enough statement for Sheehan, who gained international attention in 2005 for “Camp Casey,” a five-week ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2010

Windsor border agents allow U.S. peace activist into Canada

A prominent U.S. peace activist who has previously been refused entry to Canada crossed the border into Windsor Monday afternoon after three hours of questioning by Canadian border agents.“I guess they didn’t find my offences so offensive,” joked Ann Wright shortly after emerging from the tunnel into Windsor.The 63-year-old former ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

War's death toll brings out protesters

Local anti-war protesters, marking what they count as the 1,000th American killed in action in Afghanistan, staged a demonstration Tuesday night in Daytona Beach. The death toll differs from the count of the U.S. Department of Defense, which reports 916 total soldiers have been killed in action in and around ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

Vigil for 1000 deaths in Afghanistan

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Over the weekend, the number of American troops killed in Afghanistan hit 1000.  To mark that milestone, several people held a vigil in downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday night. They gathered at the corner of Clinton and Berry and held signs that said "U.S. Out of ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

February 24th, 2010

Rain-Drenched, Wind-Tossed NYC Peace Grannies Hold Memorial for 1,000 Dead G.I.s in Afghanistan

It seems as if most of our U.S. populace has forgotten that U.S. soldiers are dying in Afghanistan.  Focused on Tiger Woods' sex life and, more understandably, the seemingly endless, unresolvable health reform and jobs battles in Washington, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan appear to be ignored. However, a ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

February 17th, 2010

Peace of the Action's "Camp OUT NOW" Comes to Washington, DC

Enough is enough! It's time we up the ante and demand that our voices be heard and heeded. It's time that the logical and rational voices of reason get a Peace of the Action.While the wars in Central Asia and the Middle East rage hotter and hotter, and while the ... continue reading

February 16th, 2010

Protesters across Florida rally against offshore oil drilling

Fort Lauderdale - They looked like dark spots of tar freshly washed upon the shore. The black sweaters and jackets they wore on the chilly Saturday afternoon symbolized what could happen to South Florida beaches in the event of an oil spill caused by offshore drilling in the Gulf of ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

February 7th, 2010

I'm Not Sorry and I Would Do It Again!

[The following is an update to Emma Kaplan's blog, 'Stop Military Spying, Support Port Protesters!']I want to thank everyone for their statements of support and donations to our trial over the past couple of weeks. The Port Military Protest trial ended January 27th with the judge declaring a mistrial due ... continue reading

February 1st, 2010

A Marvelous Victory

The following is an excerpt from Howard Zinn's recent book A Power Governments Cannot Suppress published by City Lights Books.In this world of war and injustice, how does a person manage to stay socially engaged, committed to the struggle, and remain healthy without burning out or becoming resigned or cynical?I ... continue reading

January 28th, 2010

9 Minnesotans Arrested at White House Protest

9 people from Minnesota were arrested Wednesday after laying down on the sidewalk in front of the White House in a protest the group called a "die-in." FBI whistleblower and activist Colleen Rowley was one of the protesters at the White House on Wednesday who started their demonstration by reading ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Liberals rally at Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES, Iowa — Conservatives often complain the Democrats who hold majorities in both chambers of the Iowa Legislature ignore their ideas. It turns out some liberals feel the same way.Hundreds of activists descended on the Statehouse on Tuesday to push a liberal agenda covering everything from limiting campaign contributions ... continue reading

January 17th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan leads drone protest in Virginia

LANGLEY, VA. — A group led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan rallied Saturday near the CIA's headquarters and former Vice President Dick Cheney's home in northern Virginia to protest the use of unmanned drone aircraft for attacks on al-Qaida and Taliban targets.The group of about 70 people rallied along a ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Protest outside CIA offices against drone strikes

WASHINGTON — Anti-war activists held a protest march in the US capital on Saturday against drone strikes in Pakistan that they said had killed hundreds of innocent people. After rallying outside the CIA’s headquarters in Virginia, the protesters plan to march to former vice president Dick Cheney’s home nearby in ... continue reading

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Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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