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August 16th, 2010

UN chief: Never seen anything like Pakistan floods

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday he has never seen anything like the flood disaster in Pakistan after surveying the devastation and urged foreign donors to speed up assistance to the 20 million people affected.Ban's comments reflect the concern of the international community about the unfolding disaster ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

Barefoot Marine veteran’s long trek draws attention to stress syndrome

SHANKSVILLE — Ron Zaleski was a combat-trained Marine, ready to fight when he and five others in his outfit received orders to Vietnam in 1972. But the Long Island native’s orders were changed, so the five others went without him. “All five were shot. Two were killed,” Zaleski said Sunday ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 4th, 2010

NHCHC: A Conference That Love Built

SAN FRANCISCO – Once every year, the amazing people who work to provide healthcare services to the homeless people of America gather to learn, to share and to re-energize. This week the National Health Care for the Homeless Council has been convening its national conference on the West Coast, in ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

Denver tree program trains veterans to be urban foresters

Desert Storm cap planted on his head, Dan Higginbotham installed free shade trees Tuesday in front yards along Zuni Street, hauling mulch and watering the roots. "It's nice to have work," the veteran of the 1990s Persian Gulf War said. Higginbotham and six other homeless veterans are part of Veterans ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

May 25th, 2010

Corporations Profit from Permanent War: Memorial Day 2010

US law officially proclaims Memorial Day “as a day of prayer for permanent peace.”However, the US is much closer to permanent war than permanent peace. Corporations are profiting from wars and lobbying politicians for more. The US, and the rest of the world, cannot afford the rising personal and financial ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Pro-Squatting Groups Target Another Home

MADISON, Wis. -- Two local homeless advocacy groups have joined forces on Monday to promote another attempt to encourage a homeless family to squat in a foreclosed property.Leaders with Operation Welcome Home and Take Back the Land both argued at a news conference on Monday that they believe housing is ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Homeless Families Eying Foreclosed Properties

Madison, WI – Chanting all the way, the group Take Back the Land led the media and police on a parade to the next home they plan to occupy, this time on Turbot Drive on the south side.Their mission is to put homeless families into foreclosed properties, focusing on homes ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Activists enter foreclosed Madison home, illegally

MADISON, WI -- Affordable housing activists took a public press conference to illegal levels Monday afternoon.It's a movement called Take Back the Land: and it's come to Madison.This time, the group focused on a foreclosed, vacant home that's been unoccupied for a year on the south side of Madison.More than ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

May 17th, 2010

Taking Back Homes From the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing

May has seen an upsurge in local organizations exercising their human rights to housing. Most people recognize that international human rights guarantee all humans a right to housing. With millions of homeless living in our communities and millions of empty foreclosed houses all across our communities, groups have decided to ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Local Group Encourages Homeless To Take Up Squatting

MADISON, Wis. -- A local homeless advocacy group is working to find some people places to live on foreclosed properties, but authorities said that how they're doing so is breaking the law.The practice, called squatting, refers to taking up residency in a vacant structure without the owner's permission. Some proponents ... continue reading

Wanda Hernandez

Wanda Hernandez is an outspoken advocate for social justice in New York.

April 27th, 2010

Why I’ll Be At the Showdown on Wall Street this Thursday

The big banks on Wall Street got a bailout but the rest of New York is sinking. The financial crisis created a painful catch-22: the recession means there’s more need for public services, but it also created historic city and state budget deficits that make it harder to provide them.Mayor ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Homeless good Samaritan left to die on NYC street

NEW YORK – The homeless man lay face down, unmoving, on the sidewalk outside an apartment building, blood from knife wounds pooling underneath his body. One person passed by in the early morning. Then another, and another. Video footage from a surveillance camera shows at least seven people going by, ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

Haiti buys 50,000 tents from China to help people made homeless by earthquake

HAITI has bought 50,000 tents from China, but needs at least 150,000 more to shelter the people made homeless by the January 12 earthquake, Haitian Prime Minister Rene Preval says. "We've purchased 50,000 tents from China for $5 million, that's $100 per unit. They'll be arriving here this week," Preval ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

America’s New Homeless Veterans

For America's men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, transitioning back to civilian life is often a struggle.The stress of multiple deployments, a down economy and a brutal job market create a perfect storm for 4-year Navy vet, Steve Moody, knows all too well.Moody told us the ... 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... 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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