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October 25th, 2010

VIDEO: Former Bush Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: 'Iraq War Based on Lies'

"There was a very strong push in those days for us to go into Iraq, and there was absolutely no intelligence, zero, that pointed toward the Iraqis." – Former Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton continue reading

October 24th, 2010

WikiLeaks Snapshot: A Week in War

While Americans were wrapping up their Thanksgiving weekend and turning towards holiday shopping in 2005, the war raged on in Iraq. Through official reports, the Pentagon announced the deaths of 22 soldiers serving in Iraq during the week of Sunday, November 27, 2005 through Saturday December 3, 2005. [...]On Tuesday ... continue reading

September 28th, 2010

PROMISES, PROMISES: Waiting for Abu Ghraib amends

WASHINGTON – Fending off demands that he resign over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress in 2004 that he had found a legal way to compensate Iraqi detainees who suffered "grievous and brutal abuse and cruelty at the hands of a few members of ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 15th, 2010

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore I know we've been "free" of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away! But before ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

Tillman's parents: Army still hasn't told the truth

(CNN) -- Six years removed from the death of their son -- former NFL star Pat Tillman -- in Afghanistan, Patrick and Mary Tillman say they haven't gotten the full truth from the U.S. Army and don't expect to. "No, we don't know the whole truth," Mary Tillman said on ... continue reading

August 16th, 2010

Robert Gates sets retirement date for next year

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates confirmed last night plans to leave office next year. However, he said he first wanted to make sure the start of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan was on track.The confirmation, in an interview with the magazine Foreign Policy, was published after Dr Gates locked horns ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

At least $500 million has been spent since 9/11 on renovating Guantanamo Bay

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA -- At the U.S. naval station here, a handsome electronic sign hangs between two concrete pillars. In yellow enamel against a blue metal backdrop is a map of Cuba, the "Pearl of the Antilles," above flashing time and temperature readings. "Welcome Aboard," the sign says. The cost ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

May 27th, 2010

Getting Naked to Expose BP

Diane Wilson, a fourth generation shrimper from the Texas Gulf and a founder of CODEPINK, has been watching the BP spill and the botched clean-up with a mixture of dread and anger. After all, it’s her livelihood and that of her community that’s at stake. “I’ve lived all my life ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

US to launch covert strikes on terror targets

The US has authorised a sweeping expansion of covert military operations in the Middle East and Africa, aimed at destroying terrorist networks in the region, and preparing the ground ahead of any presidential decision to attack Iran.According yesterday's The New York Times, a directive, called the Joint Unconventional Warfare Task ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

Sudanese man sues after release from Guantanamo

SEATTLE — A Sudanese aid worker freed from Guantanamo Bay in 2007 sued U.S. government officials Wednesday over what he called his forced disappearance and torture.Lawyers for Adel Hassan Hamad, 52, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle seeking damages for ongoing physical and emotional problems and compensation ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

George W. Bush 'knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent'

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by ... continue reading

January 8th, 2010

Bush holdover Gates agrees to another year with Obama

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the lone holdover from the Bush administration, has decided to stay on the job for at least another year, a Pentagon spokesman said.As secretary, Gates leads the Defense Department, which is in charge of providing the military resources needed to protect the United States.In an interview ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Supreme Court rejects Guantanamo torture case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that it rejected an appeal by four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners arguing that they should be able to proceed with their lawsuit against top Pentagon officials for torture and religious abuse.The justices refused to review a U.S. appeals court ruling ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2009

How many civilian deaths are acceptable? ...by Tom Hayden

Boston GlobeIT WAS A CRYPTIC Pentagon answer to Senator John Kerry’s straightforward question, in notes from the Senate hearing on May 21: Question. According to The New York Times July 20, 2003, Secretary Rumsfeld personally approved over 50 US airstrikes in Iraq which were expected to kill up to 50 ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2009

Don't Turn the Page on History: Facing the World We Created ...by Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatchWe've just passed through the CIA assassination flap, already fading from the news after less than two weeks of media attention. Broken in several major newspapers, here's how the story goes: the Agency, evidently under Vice President Dick Cheney's orders, didn't inform Congress that, to assassinate al-Qaeda leaders, it was ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2009

Inside Bush and Cheney's Final Days

By Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf / Time Hours before they were to leave office after eight troubled years, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney had one final and painful piece of business to conclude. For over a month Cheney had been pleading, cajoling, even pestering Bush to pardon ... continue reading

July 16th, 2009

Afghanistan now is Obama's war ...by Helen Thomas

San Francisco ChronicleI had an historical flashback recently when I read a Washington Post news story about how the U.S. commander in Afghanistan thinks he may need many thousands more troops to win the war. Shades of Vietnam. Do we ever learn? It brought back memories of the late Gen. ... continue reading

July 8th, 2009

Inviting George Bush to Talk Torture ...by Ray McGovern

Consortium NewsEditor’s Note: Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern is giving a lecture on July 9 in Richardson, Texas, that will touch on George W. Bush’s role in authorizing torture. So, in a letter dated July 2, the ever-polite McGovern extended this invitation to the ex-President to attend, but has yet ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2009

Where Are They Now? Ex-Bush Loyalists Cash In ...by Nick Turse

TomDispatch In May, the U.S. economy lost 345,000 nonfarm jobs, pushing the unemployment rate from 8.9% to 9.4%. According to official statistics, 14.5 million Americans are now looking for work and, as a recent headline at Time.com put it, "The jobs aren't coming back anytime soon." In fact, a team ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2009

Donald Rumsfeld in Repose

TimeFor a few months after his departure as Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld occupied a suite of government-provided transition offices in a high-rise building in Rosslyn, Virginia, up the Potomac River a short way from the Pentagon. There he began sorting his papers for a memoir and charting his next ... continue reading

June 14th, 2009

Confronting the CIA's Mind Maze ...by Alfred McCoy

America's Political Paralysis Over Torture TomDispatch If, like me, you've been following America's torture policies not just for the last few years, but for decades, you can't help but experience that eerie feeling of déjà vu these days. With the departure of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from Washington ... continue reading

May 17th, 2009

And He Shall Be Judged

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has always answered his detractors by claiming that history will one day judge him kindly. But as he waits for that day, a new group of critics—his administration peers—are suddenly speaking out for the first time. What they're saying? It isn't pretty By Robert Draper ... continue reading

May 16th, 2009

Rumsfeld's renegade unit blamed for Afghan deaths

Special Forces group implicated in three incidents that claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians / MarSOC was set up by former defence secretary despite opposition from within the Marine Corps By Jerome Starkey / Independent A single American Special Forces group was behind at least three of Afghanistan's ... continue reading

May 13th, 2009

The Night

VarietyHere's my story for on the dinner for the print edition of Variety: The arrival of President Obama's administration undoubtedly injected a new sense of energy into this year's White House Correspondent's Assn. dinner, transforming an event labeled the "nerd prom" into something more akin to the Golden Globes. In ... continue reading

April 27th, 2009

Reform U.S. Foreign Policy: Pass the Employee Free Choice Act ...by Robert Naiman

Huffington PostSometimes an opportunity for reform comes along that is "strategic" in that it changes the playing field for efforts to win other reforms in the future. The passage of the National Labor Relations Act - establishing the right of American workers to organize unions and bargain collectively - was ... continue reading

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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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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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