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January 16th, 2009

Forgive and Forget? Paul Krugman

New York Times Last Sunday President-elect Barack Obama was asked whether he would seek an investigation of possible crimes by the Bush administration. “I don’t believe that anybody is above the law,” he responded, but “we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards.” I’m sorry, but if we ... continue reading

January 13th, 2009

Accountability Gold Star Mother Amy Branham

Today I write as an American -- an American who is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I am the daughter of a Vietnam Vet and the mother of a dead soldier. I am the mother-in-law of a soldier serving active duty in Iraq. I am a ... continue reading

December 5th, 2008

Suit claims Halliburton, KBR sickened base

By Kelly Kennedy / Army Times A Georgia man has filed a lawsuit against contractor KBR and its former parent company, Halliburton, saying the companies exposed everyone at Joint Base Balad in Iraq to unsafe water, food and hazardous fumes from the burn pit there. Joshua Eller, who worked as ... continue reading

November 13th, 2008

The New Trough

By Naomi Klein / Rolling Stone Editor's note: The online version of this story has been amended to reflect developments since the publication of the print edition. On October 13th, when the U.S. Treasury Department announced the team of "seasoned financial veterans" that will be handling the $700 billion bailout ... continue reading

September 12th, 2008

Looking For the Truth? Gold Star Dad, John Scripsick

Norman Transcript My son died in Iraq one year ago and it has made me study the reasons we went to war, as any parent would do looking into the loss of their child. George W. Bush is coming to Oklahoma City today to raise money for John McCain. I ... continue reading

July 14th, 2008

US contractor in Iraq accused of electrocution deaths

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The biggest US military contractor in Iraq, KBR, was steeped in another scandal Friday as lawmakers, families and experts accused it of recklessly causing the electrocution deaths of US soldiers."While I had always been prepared to hear that one of my sons died by way of a ... continue reading

June 17th, 2008

Army Overseer Tells of Ouster Over KBR Stir

By James Risen / New York Times WASHINGTON — The Army official who managed the Pentagon’s largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying more than $1 billion in questionable charges to KBR, the Houston-based company that has provided food, housing ... continue reading

June 11th, 2008

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH Washington, Jun 10 - Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio In the United States House of Representatives Monday, June 9th, 2008 A Resolution INDEX Article I Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq. Article II Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the ... continue reading

May 12th, 2008

UVM anti-war group pushes divestment

By Tim Johnson / Burlington Free Press The anti-war movement at the University of Vermont showed flashes of both the old and the new in the semester just ending. The old was a sit-in that occupied the president's office one afternoon last month. Some sit-ins -- like the four-day version ... continue reading

May 6th, 2008

Despite Alert, Flawed Wiring Still Kills G.I.â??s

By James Risen / New York Times WASHINGTON — In October 2004, the United States Army issued an urgent bulletin to commanders across Iraq, warning them of a deadly new threat to American soldiers. Because of flawed electrical work by contractors, the bulletin stated, soldiers at American bases in Iraq ... continue reading

April 9th, 2008

Employees of contractor in Iraq face more charges of rape

By Suzanne Gamboa / Associated Press An Illinois woman who says she was raped while working for a contractor in Iraq recounted the experience in a congressional hearing Wednesday. A woman who made similar allegations before Congress last year listened and fought back tears. Dawn Leamon of Lena, Ill. said ... continue reading

March 28th, 2008

Anti-war protest snarls traffic

RUTGERS STUDENTS MARCH ON ROUTE 18, SIT DOWN IN STREET By Christine Sparta / Gannett NEW BRUNSWICK — Hundreds of demonstrators on Thursday afternoon briefly blocked George Street, marched up Route 18 and rallied at Rutgers University's Voorhees Mall on College Avenue during student-led protests against the war in Iraq. ... continue reading

March 28th, 2008

One year later, protesters return downtown

Students bring city to a halt By Pablo Albilal / Daily Targum The intermittent blare of car horns cut through the silence on George Street yesterday afternoon as hundreds sat quietly in the middle of an intersection. Traffic lights flashed yellow to red to green as protesters commemorating the five-year ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2008

Who is Congressman Welch Representing, Anyway? Dan DeWalt

When Congress reconvened for the New Year, Rep. Henry Wexler made an impassioned speech on the floor of the House, saying we could no longer ignore the unconstitutional actions of Vice President Cheney. He also has asked fellow members to sign on to a letter that he is sending to ... continue reading

January 15th, 2008

Justice Silent on KBR Rape, Sex Assault Cases

DOJ's Silence Frustrates Lawmakers Searching for Answers By Justin Rood / ABC News The Justice Department is declining to talk to concerned lawmakers about its handling of rape and sexual assault cases involving American women in Iraq, making several of them unhappy. Rep. Ted Poe of Texas, a Republican who ... continue reading

September 21st, 2007

Hundreds of students protest Halliburton recruiters at UW-Madison

By Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press A couple hundred students jammed into a University of Wisconsin-Madison building Thursday to protest Halliburton Co.'s recruiting at a campus job fair. The protesters sat in front of the company's booth, virtually blocking access to the its four recruiters. Engineering student and protest ... continue reading

September 20th, 2007

Students Block Access To Halliburton Recruiters

Halliburton Officials Attend UW-Madison Career Fair Channel 3000 MADISON, Wis. -- Students have packed a University of Wisconsin-Madison career fair Thursday afternoon, but they're not looking for a job. They're protesting Halliburton's presence at the event. The students sat in front of the company's booth, singing anti-war songs and virtually ... continue reading

September 19th, 2007

Evoking Vietnam Clash, UW Students To Protest Halliburton Visit

Company To Visit Engineering Career Fair MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin-Madison students plan to protest Thursday's recruiting visit by Halliburton. Protesters said they plan to disrupt the company's visit to an engineering career fair by discouraging students from talking to its representatives. They said they are inspired by a ... continue reading

August 27th, 2007

Iraq corruption whistleblowers face penalties

Cases show fraud exposers have been vilified, fired, or detained for weeks Associated Press One after another, the men and women who have stepped forward to report corruption in the massive effort to rebuild Iraq have been vilified, fired and demoted. Or worse. For daring to report illegal arms sales, ... continue reading

August 18th, 2007

"Inshallah" Cindy Sheehan from Amman, Jordan

"The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is ... continue reading

August 14th, 2007

War Protesters March on Cheney's Home in Wyoming

Hundreds Cheer 'Toppling of Vice President's Statue' By Gil Brady / New West Politics WILSON, Wyo. — Demonstrators gathered Saturday afternoon at the rustic crossroads of U.S. Highway 22 and the Village Road to protest the war in Iraq and local resident Vice President Dick Cheney. Following anti-war speeches and ... continue reading

July 12th, 2007

Strange Bedfellows Cindy Sheehan

Since I announced my challenge to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a few days ago, I have been very thrilled that issues like impeachment and the inherent corruption of the "two" party system have been brought to the forefront of public discourse. Every interview that I have done has ... continue reading

May 1st, 2007

Senators Question Halliburton Executive About Dealings in Iran

By Michael Luo / New York Times WASHINGTON, April 30 — A Halliburton executive, facing withering criticism from Democratic lawmakers during a Senate hearing on Monday about the company’s business dealings in Iran, insisted that the firm had not broken any laws. The official, Sherry Williams, a Halliburton vice president ... continue reading

April 24th, 2007

'The Yellow Badge of Cowardice' Cindy Sheehan

There was an unbelievable story in The Cove Herald last week that comes from near where George Bush and I own property: Copperas Cove, Texas. Apparently two residents: Bill and Georgia Thomas decided that the Resident in Chief deserved one of the three Purple Hearts that Bill earned in Vietnam ... continue reading

April 19th, 2007

Impeach Cheney First?

By John Nichols / The Nation It is no secret that Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has been toying with the idea of moving articles of impeachment against a member of the Bush administration. And he appears to be focusing more and more of his attention on the man that many ... 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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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... 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 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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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith 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 . . . | 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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