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Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 14th, 2010

Government Persecutors Read my Blog

On July 12th, after one postponement, the POTA (Peace of the Action) 3, plus 3, went to trial in DC Superior Court for our arrests after the ANSWER rally and march on March 20th (the 7th anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq).On March 20th, after the rally ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Top anti-war Democrat: Afghanistan war could ‘destroy’ Obama’s presidency

WASHINGTON – An outspoken anti-war Democrat said ongoing US military efforts in Afghanistan could deeply imperil the presidency of Barack Obama and the fortunes of the Democratic Party.“I think that this war, if it goes on and if it escalates, has the potential to destroy this presidency and to destroy ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Seventy-six-year-old protester can't be silent about peace

For more than two years - no matter the weather - septuagenarian Joan H. Nicholson has maintained a solitary vigil along a busy stretch of Route 1 in Chester County.About 26,000 cars a day pass her outside the Old Kennett Meetinghouse. Hardly any of those motorists know the name of ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan Cleared of D.C. Protest Charge

Activist Cindy Sheehan has been cleared of a charge stemming from a protest in front the White House.After a trial in D.C. Superior Court on Monday, Judge Robert E. Morin found Sheehan not guilty of crossing a police line during an anti-war protest in March. In court, Sheehan wore a ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 9th, 2010

Requiem for the Antiwar Movement

“When you vote for war, don't be surprised when you get it.”– Cindy Sheehan “I will send at least two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan.”– Presidential Candidate Barack Obama “This war (Iraq) prevents us from tackling every serious threat that we face, from a resurgent al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to a ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2010

162 House Votes for an Exit Strategy From Afghanistan

An additional $33 billion in spending for President Obama's occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq -- and they are now his occupations as much as they once were George Bush's -- was approved by the House Thursday night as part of a broad "emergency" supplemental spending bill.But the money for the ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

House Democrats take up war funding bill

WASHINGTON — With their ranks infused with anti-war sentiment, Democrats controlling the House inched forward Thursday with a plan to both finance President Barack Obama's Afghanistan troop surge and salvage their dwindling jobs agenda.Long delayed, the measure came to the floor Thursday amid building pressure on Democrats to act before ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

July 1st, 2010

Out of Afghanistan Caucus Calls for NO VOTE on War Funding

With a vote scheduled tonight on the $33 billion supplemental for the Afghan war, members of the Out of Afghanistan Caucus held a press conference today, July 1 to express their opposition to the war funding. The Caucus, chaired by Congressman John Conyers, is an informal group of 21 members ... continue reading

June 28th, 2010

Rep. John Conyers co-sponsoring 'War is Making You Poor Act' that would eliminate first $35,000 in federal income taxes for every American

U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit), an outspoken critic of the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, has co-sponsored proposed legislation that would end supplemental funding for both wars and use the money to deliver a tax break to all Americans.The "War is Making You Poor Act," introduced in the House ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

June 28th, 2010

We Need a Change of Policy, Not a Change of Generals

I have no expertise about politics, military matters, diplomacy, and all the other things that go into making informed decisions about war and peace.  But, it really doesn't take a nuclear physicist to see that we are committing a huge blunder by continuing to fight in Afghanistan.I am quite disappointed ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

D-Y teachers disciplined for war protest

Two Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School teachers who held an anti-war sign during a senior assembly last week are facing disciplinary action.D-Y world history teacher Marybeth Verani and English teacher Adeline "Carrie" Koscher have been put on paid administrative leave until the end of the school year June 24, Verani said ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

VIDEO: Teachers Hold "End War" Signs At Military Assembly

YARMOUTH (WBZ) – Two teachers at Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School have touched off a firestorm after holding up an "End War" sign at a school assembly where six students who've enlisted in the military were being honored. Many in the community say the teachers crossed a line and treated ... continue reading

June 11th, 2010

Students rally against war, ask for peace

TEANECK, NJ – "Honk if you're with us!" shouted 13 Stillman Elementary School students June 2 in front of the Teaneck Armory.The W.I.T.S. (World Improvement with Tenafly Students) Club was at it again making their voices heard loud and clear in an effort to take a stand against war and ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 9th, 2010

Shenanigans

On the 7th anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, eight people were arrested in front of the White House protesting the continuing crimes—you know that place! It’s a big White House—as a matter of fact it’s a HUGE White House in the middle of a park-like estate ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 4th, 2010

The Audacity of Israel

“Until all of Gaza is destroyed the job is not done.”Words on a sign of a Zionist in San FranciscoSince my son was killed in Iraq and I have come to prominence in the peace movement, the name I am called with the second highest frequency (behind “anti-American”) is “anti-Semitic.” ... continue reading

May 22nd, 2010

Obama visits West Point and protestors swarm

WEST POINT — President Barack Obama was scheduled to appear today at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and just down the road anti-war protesters and a pro-troops group gathered in Veterans Park on the road from the academy.A group called Gathering of Eagles, waving American flags, chanted "Anti-war ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

May 11th, 2010

Mayors of the World for Peace Speech: Power to the People

We are gathering here this evening with one concern all of us have. What can we do to stop Hiroshima and Nagasaki from being repeated again to destroy the lives on this planet? This time, it will not be two cities. It will be the world.It seems the choices we ... continue reading

May 10th, 2010

Peace vigil held on Mother's Day

PORTSMOUTH — There was a unified message of peace in Market Square on Sunday as more than two dozen people gathered at a vigil held in recognition of Mother's Day.The meeting of like-minded individuals was held for an hour in the city square to call attention to the celebration of ... continue reading

May 4th, 2010

1970 Kent State shootings become enduring history lesson

Forty springs ago, on the day the Vietnam War came home as it never had before, Mary Ann Vecchio was there. She's the girl in the haunting photo — crying, kneeling over the student's body.That was Kent State University, May 4, 1970, a few days after Richard Nixon, who'd campaigned ... continue reading

May 2nd, 2010

Families still search for answers in Kent State tragedy

Laurel Krause looks back on that last weekend with her big sister as a treasure.It was April 1970 and 15-year-old Laurel Krause took a train from Pittsburgh to Ohio to visit her sister, Allison, at Kent State University.They celebrated Allison's 19th birthday on April 23 and had put away their ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

April 29th, 2010

Brooklyn High School Seniors Energize the Grandmothers Against the War Vigil at Rockefeller Center

Don't despair, folks. All our young people are not indifferent to the fact that the United States is still engaged in reprehensible occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. We anti-war grandmothers had heartening proof of this yesterday, April 27, when 20 African-American and Latino Brooklyn high school seniors joined our Grandmothers ... continue reading

April 1st, 2010

Karl Rove draws crowd with mixed opinions to La Jolla book-signing

Karl Rove, longtime Bush administration adviser and strategist, signed his new book Wednesday night at Warwick's as protestors outside quietly let passersby and those waiting for signatures know their feelings. Rove served as deputy chief of staff and campaign strategist for George Bush and now is a Fox News commentator. ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

Rove Abandons Book Signing After 'Arrest' Attempt

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CBS) — About 100 fans came out to hear Karl Rove at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills Monday night to discuss his book "Courage and Consequences: My Life As a Conservative In The Fight," -- but the fight wasn't contained to his book. The fans came ... continue reading

March 31st, 2010

Karl Rove speech cut short by anti-war protesters

Anti-war protesters have heckled former White House political adviser Karl Rove off the stage at his book signing in Beverly Hills. About 100 Rove supporters watched Monday as Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans walked toward him with handcuffs, calling him a war criminal and saying she was making a citizen's ... 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

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

Apr 22nd
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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...

Apr 20th
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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...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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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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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com 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 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
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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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