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Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

November 5th, 2010

The Struggle Against Imperialism

On Nov. 13-14, the Party for Socialism and Liberation will host a National Conference on Socialism in Los Angeles. March Forward! members are attending the event, and co-founder Mike Prysner will speak at this conference. We will be joined by hundreds of students, teachers, veterans, active-duty GIs, anti-war organizers and ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

October 13th, 2010

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

By Susu Jeffrey and Coleen Rowley Domestic surveillance of peace groups, speech elevated to material support for state enemies, secret assassinations of American citizens — the war on terror has come home. Even publishing an op-ed or filing an amicus brief could be a criminal act. Offering training in non-violent ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

October 6th, 2010

Attention Left, Liberal and Radical Groups -- Pennsylvania Has Been Monitoring You

Thank you, Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR), for reminding us how many bad-ass, dedicated, and creative groups we count as allies in our efforts to create a more just world!Our friends at MoveOn.org, the Ruckus Society, Immokalee Workers, the new SDS, Jobs with Justice, the Brandywine Peace Community, ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

October 4th, 2010

New York City Super-Elderly Take a Lead in Protesting the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Just because one is 80, 90 or older, don't think for one moment one doesn't still retain the power to effectively protest the wrongs committed by our Government. Many old people wished to go to Washington D.C. Saturday, October 2, to join the One Nation March to advocate an end ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

September 28th, 2010

Update about the Government’s New War on Peace

In the first of 20 some rallies being conducted outside FBI offices in cities around the country, a few hundred peace and civil liberties activists gathered yesterday in Lake Wobegon Minneapolis. Some of last week’s victims of FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas spoke out: The Minnesotans who had gathered ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

September 18th, 2010

We, Too, Saw Through the Lies

Dear Michael Moore:I applaud you for opposing the war back then when most people, including liberal big-leaguers, were so gullible and cowed that they actually supported the Bush crime syndicate's sinister plot. I know you were razzed and attacked for speaking out and I am certainly sympathetic for the hard ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

September 4th, 2010

Page Turning, Etc.

“As we do, (turn the “page” in Iraq) I am mindful that the Iraq War has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it is time to turn the page. This afternoon, I spoke to former President George W. Bush. It’s well known that he and I disagreed about ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

5 Jaw-Dropping Stories in Wikileaks' Archives Begging for National Attention

In December 2008, I received an email message from Julian Assange -- the now world-famous public face of the whistleblower organization, Wikileaks. I don’t recall why or how it came about, but he invited me to join a counterinsurgency “analysis team” alongside a number of other academics, journalists and analysts.The ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Foreign Policy: The Future Of Iraqi Oil

David Bender is an analyst in Eurasia Group's Middle East practice. Bush administration officials predicted that a post-war spike in Iraq's oil production would pay for both the conflict and ease the country's transition to democracy. Anti-war protesters countered that the war itself was little more than an oil grab. ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

Protesters briefly block Fort Hood convoy

Peace activists briefly stopped buses carrying Fort Hood soldiers shortly before 4 a.m. Monday outside the post’s Clarke Road gate.The activists, including three veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, were part of a group called “Fort Hood Disobeys” and were attempting to prevent the deployment of the 3rd Armored ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Antiwar activists rally around suspected leaker

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Army private suspected in one of the largest unauthorized disclosures of classified information in U.S. history has become a hero to many anti-war activists who have joined an international effort to free him.At demonstrations this month in New York, Oklahoma City and Quantico, Va., where Army ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

US troops shoot three during Bagram anti-war protest

United States troops shot three civilians including a 12-year-old boy at a demonstration near its main base at Bagram airfield at the weekend - the latest in a rising wave of protests against the occupation. Nato claimed the soldiers had been forced to shoot at locals after they surrounded contractors ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

Army analyst linked to WikiLeaks hailed as antiwar hero

For antiwar campaigners from Seattle to Iceland, a new name has become a byword for anti-establishment heroism: Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning. Manning, a 22-year-old intelligence analyst, is suspected of leaking thousands of classified documents about the Afghanistan war to the Web site WikiLeaks. The breach has elicited a furious ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Gibbs stands by remarks on liberals -- sort of

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he might have said things differently when he lashed out at liberals he called the "professional left" and suggested some of them should be drug tested.But he told his daily White house briefing that he's certainly not leaving his job ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 7th, 2010

Fort Hood Soldiers Protest Repeated Deployments

While President Obama is touting the Iraq war as all but over, thousands of soldiers continue to be sent to patrol Iraq’s streets, where violence is climbing to its highest level in two years.  Among those thousands of GIs are a very large number who have previously been deployed, and ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

Spy suspect leaves job

The man accused of spying on members of an Olympia anti-war group while employed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord no longer works at the base, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. John Towery left in mid-July; he was not fired, spokeswoman Catherine Caruso said.Towery is accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit of ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

August 1st, 2010

"Metrics"

Here is a partial exchange between ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in regards to the multi-billion dollar war-funding bill recently passed by Pelosi’s Democratically controlled House of Representatives: CA: "Now you didn't vote. I know the speaker doesn't have to vote. But how would you have voted?" ... continue reading

July 31st, 2010

Victim's sister records stories from Kent State

It happened a long time ago in a state on the other side of the country, but the day Ohio National Guardsmen killed four students at Kent State University during an anti-war protest is still a fresh hurt for Laurel Krause.Her sister, 19-year-old freshman Allison Krause, was one of those ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Anti-war coffeehouse under financial pressure

KILLEEN, TX - The owners and organizers behind an anti-war coffeehouse near Fort Hood have been fighting against mounting financial pressure."Under the Hood" is a cafe for soldiers and their families to "gather, relax and speak freely about the wars and the military" says its website.But that draw hasn't been earning ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Antiwar Left Grows in Congress With Latest War-Funding Vote

This has been a tough week for the Defense Department. WikiLeaks released thousands of government documents on the Afghanistan war, and an even bigger treasure trove on Iraq may be next, while a government audit just reported that the Pentagon cannot account for more than 95 percent of $9.1 billion ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

Big war boost clears Congress, despite Afghan leak

WASHINGTON – The House on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a major war-funding increase of $33 billion to pay for his troop surge in Afghanistan, unmoved by the leaking of classified documents that portray a military effort struggling between 2004 and 2009 against a strengthening insurgency.The House voted, 308-114, to ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

If Democrats come, so will war protesters

The same antiwar organizers who mustered the protest crowds that descended on the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in 2008 are vowing to march again if the Democrats choose Minneapolis for their 2012 convention.As before, that would present challenges for law enforcement, but some observers predict there would be ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 23rd, 2010

Myth America II: FREE PDF FILE

Dear Friends,Last year in January, I found myself in an awkward place -- being pro-peace in a nation that had seemed to have turned itself upside down either in questionable euphoria or abject fear because a new member of the elite class had been installed as president of the United ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

From fighting a war to fighting war

ALBANY -- Ethan McCord is now a soldier for peace.The former Army specialist was fighting insurgents in Iraq in 2007 when U.S. Apache helicopters, hovering above him in 110  degrees heat, gunned down a group of armed men, but also civilians and journalists employed by Reuters.McCord, from Kansas, immediately came ... continue reading

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com 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 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
12:35 PM
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