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January 11th, 2010

Activists Start Fast on Anniversary of Opening of Guantanamo

Over 125 activists have started a twelve-day fast to mark the beginning of the ninth year of the US military prison detention at Guantanamo. The Fast for Justice will continue until January 22, the date by which President Obama had initially vowed to close the prison. continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Activists protest in DC over Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON — Dozens of human rights activists marked the eighth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison for detainees by protesting by the White House on Monday.Members of Witness Against Torture, which is calling on President Barack Obama to follow through with his pledge to close the U.S. ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

January 6th, 2010

2010 the Year of Resistance

"An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind."Mahatma GandhiThree events over the holidays have caused me great consternation and they proved to me that I am not so cynical and jaded that my government can't still shock me, if anythingOf course, the first event has to be ... continue reading

December 22nd, 2009

Tenacious Priest Fights Colo. Nukes

GREELEY, Colo. — Five months in Weld County Jail was starting to wear thin on Father Carl Kabat's normally patient and jovial demeanor. He misses the outdoors, the freedom to move around, which at 76 is getting harder to do anyway. With the potential for another several months under lock ... continue reading

December 22nd, 2009

Peace Activists to Set Up Encampment in Washington

In August of 2005, Cindy Sheehan, who had lost her son in Iraq, set up camp outside George Bush's vacation home in Crawford, Texas. She had a simple question; she wanted to know what the "noble cause" was for which her son had died. Thousands of people joined Cindy in ... continue reading

December 21st, 2009

Best films of the noughties No 10: Fahrenheit 9/11

It seems strange to reflect that, drowning as we are these days in campaigning documentary films, when he started out, Michael Moore was one of a kind. Ever since his 1989 film Roger & Me, in which he harassed the CEO of General Motors over the closure of car plants ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

Copenhagen day of mass protest passes without major incident

Protests involving thousands of people today inside and outside the Bella conference centre hosting UN climate talks in Copenhagen have passed off without major incident.About 4,000 campaigners marched on the Bella centre in an attempt to stage a "people's assembly" inside the summit, but were stopped by police. At least ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

Activists protest troop buildup

PRINCETON BOROUGH - Susan Uscenski drove an hour and a half from Manahawkin to Princeton. A few friends told her about a vigil to protest President Obama's recent announcement of a troop increase in Afghanistan. She voted for Obama, but a year later, she felt like she needed to say ... continue reading

December 15th, 2009

'We don't want violence, we want to get our voices heard' says protesters

One thousand of them have already been arrested, and tomorrow will bring protesters' largest, angriest demonstration in the Danish capital – right outside the building where the crucial negotiations are underway.Mass arrests are likely as a predicted 5,000 demonstrators descend on the Bella Centre on the same day as many ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Thousands of students protest against US forces

KABUL (NNI): Thousands of university students protesting against US forces in eastern Nangarhar province blocked the Kabul-Jalalabad Highway for hours. The demonstration was staged by Nangarhar University students in Daronta district to denounce the US forces' operation in Laghman province, where 15 civilians were allegedly killed. The operation in the ... continue reading

December 13th, 2009

Protestors Target Obama's War

BURLINGTON, VT — Dozens of people gathered on Church Street Sunday to express their disappointment in President Obama.The demonstrators were part of a peace rally that meets in downtown Burlington every year. Members of the group say they're disappointed that Obama won the Nobel Peace prize, only to escalate the ... continue reading

December 10th, 2009

Protesters in New York carry fake coffins to mark war president Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

About 50 demonstrators walked from outside the United Nations to the military recruiting office on Times Square in central Manhattan.Walking to a slow drumbeat, they carried black cardboard coffins, the first of which was draped in the US flag."Barack Obama does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, especially after his ... continue reading

December 10th, 2009

Obama accepts Nobel prize with 'difficult questions' about war and peace

President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today by asking "difficult questions" about war and peace, while acknowledging he is a first-year president and a superpower commander-in-chief who is sending more troops to Afghanistan."I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision has ... continue reading

December 10th, 2009

Thousands march for peace in Oslo

More than 6,000 people marched in Oslo after US President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a speech justifying war, urging him to live up to the accolade. The crowd marched in a peaceful, torchlight procession aimed at denouncing nuclear weapons and ended up outside Obama's hotel in ... continue reading

December 9th, 2009

Police and protesters gear up for Obama visit

OSLO — Although he doesn't show up at the Copenhagen climate talks until next week, U.S. President Barack Obama won't be far from global warming issues when he lands in Oslo Thursday to collect his contentious Nobel Peace Prize.Greenpeace activists said they had laid out the message "Obama: our climate, ... continue reading

December 9th, 2009

Group stands silent for peace at Ellensburg post office

ELLENSBURG, WA — These protesters were not looking for an argument.Soon after a handful of Ellensburg residents in mid-December 2004 began standing in front of the city’s post office each Wednesday with a sign saying “silent vigil for peace” they got responses from passersby.Those standing in vigil said nothing in return.“I ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2009

Hundreds rally at West Point to call for end of Afghan war

WEST POINT — More than 250 people held a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Military Academy on Tuesday night to protest President Obama's decision to escalate the eight-year-old war in Afghanistan.The protest was held shortly before Obama announced that the United States would send 30,000 more troops to the South ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

4 arrested at Lieberman's office

Hartford (WTNH) - Protesters who are miffed about Joe Lieberman's stance against the current health care reform package held demonstrations today at his offices in Washington, D.C. and Hartford.  30 people showed up to Lieberman's Hartford office this morning. Four were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. "Arrest the real ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Police Arrest 6 Protesters At Lieberman's Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police say six universal health care supporters have been arrested after protesting at Sen. Joseph Lieberman's office in Washington. Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says officers arrested the protesters Tuesday morning at the Hart Senate Office Building. Schneider says the protesters were asked to leave Lieberman's seventh-floor ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

Nearly 300 rally in Royal Oak for national health care reform

As Congress gathered in Washington to begin debate on legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system, local people gathered in Royal Oak to rally in support of the bill.“I really wanted to be a part of this,” said Phyllis Livermore, a Birmingham resident who stood along Woodward Avenue holding ... continue reading

November 4th, 2009

Five Arrested for Breaking Into Navy Base

BANGOR — Five protestors associated with an international peace movement were arrested Monday after cutting through three security fences to reach an area where nuclear missiles are stored at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.Cited on suspicion of trespassing and destruction of government property were Bill Bischel, 81, a Catholic priest from Tacoma; ... continue reading

November 3rd, 2009

Single payers protest at Pelosi's office

About 50 single-payer activists and labor union members held a sit-in at House Speaker Pelosi's San Fransisco office today where 11 people were arrested, said Chuck Idelson, spokesman for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. The group was protesting Pelosi's decision to strip the health care reform bill of ... continue reading

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

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 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 Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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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? Donna Smith 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 Nick Turse 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 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? 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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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 . . . | 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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