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June 26th, 2010

Environmentalists march in protest of Detroit incinerator

Detroit -- Close to a thousand of Detroit residents as well as local and national environmental advocates assembled this morning for a peaceful march near Detroit's incinerator to urge city leaders to put an end to "dirty energy" and go green.Attendees rallied at the Detroit Public Library on Woodward Avenue ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

Code Pink, Seize BP Among Oil-spill Protesters Outside White House

Washington, D. C. - A group of BP protesters gathered in front of the White House Wednesday, urging President Barack Obama to seize BP's assets. Members of Code Pink, Seize BP and several independent protesters unfurled banners or donned costumes during the rally and took turns speaking to the crowd. ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Poll: Americans Shift From Pro-Energy To Pro-Environment During Gulf Spill

When it comes to making environmental policy in the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf, Americans appear ready to embrace that old political adage, "let no crisis go to waste."According to a new poll from Gallup out this afternoon, "preferences for prioritizing between environmental protection and energy ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Protest staged at BP gas station in Edison

EDISON, NJ — Area residents and environment activists staged a boycott of BP gas stations last week in response to the massive oil spill in the Gulf Shore region. The Edison Wetlands Association helped organize the rally outside the BP station on Route 1 south on May 5, along with ... 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

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

April 21st, 2010

The Greening of the Gray Panthers

One had always thought of the Gray Panthers as an admirable organization advocating for the dignity and rights of older people, as so brilliantly represented by its founder, the magnetic Maggie Kuhn.But, one would have been not fully informed. On Saturday, April 17, the Panthers celebrated their 40 years of existence, ... continue reading

March 14th, 2010

Christian law firm issues Adopt a Liberal card to encourage targets of prayer

Attention, Californians: Your governor has just been adopted. Next up: your bleeding-heart senator, Barbara Boxer, and not far behind Boxer, her Senate colleague Dianne Feinstein. Not by a new set of parents, mind you, but rather an army of conservative prayer warriors committed to restoring "poor leaders to right thinking." ... continue reading

February 17th, 2010

Obama's nuclear power push faces obstacle: Waste

Washington -- President Obama's announcement Tuesday of loan guarantees for nuclear power plants may encourage new construction, but a problem still remains that has plagued atomic energy for decades: what to do with nuclear waste? On the left, opponents of nuclear power say the president should not be using taxpayer ... continue reading

February 17th, 2010

Obama announces $8.3 billion program for two new nuclear plants

In an effort to embrace a keystone of Republican energy proposals, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that his administration will make available $8.3 billion in loan guarantees for the construction of two new nuclear power plants.??The president acknowledged that his announcement puts him at odds with many environmentalists, but he ... 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

January 13th, 2010

Raging Grannies light up the age with rage

Maybe it had something to do with the banners, or the earnest-looking ­students bellowing through megaphones, but at first the march seemed pretty much par for the course. Then something happened.As the thousand or so climate change demonstrators wove their way through San Francisco's financial district, a group of older ... 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 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

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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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