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December 20th, 2008

Katrina's Hidden Race War

By A.C. Thompson / Nation The way Donnell Herrington tells it, there was no warning. One second he was trudging through the heat. The next he was lying prostrate on the pavement, his life spilling out of a hole in his throat, his body racked with pain, his vision blurred ... continue reading

December 17th, 2008

Levee watchdog group says angry posts coming from inside Corps offices

By Dennis Woltering / WWL-TV A local levee watchdog group says that computer equipment at the Corps of Engineers has been used to send messages attacking her group on a couple of Internet blogs they operate. Sandy Rosenthal of says she believes that someone or some people at Corps' ... continue reading

December 1st, 2008

Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security

By Spencer S. Hsu and Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials. The long-planned shift ... continue reading

November 29th, 2008

Venezuela's Chavez offers heat to villages

VENEZUELAN OIL: Controversial but free program in 3rd year. By Kyle Hopkins / Anchorage Daily News With heating oil prices approaching $10 a gallon in rural Alaska and reports of neighbors stealing fuel from neighbors to warm their homes, a Venezuela-owned oil company plans to supply free fuel to villages ... continue reading

October 27th, 2008

Gun Sales Thriving In Uncertain Times

By Fredrick Kunkle / Washington Post Americans have cut back on buying cars, furniture and clothes in a tough economy, but there's one consumer item that's still enjoying healthy sales: guns. Purchases of firearms and ammunition have risen 8 to 10 percent this year, according to state and federal data. ... continue reading

September 4th, 2008

Palin's national guard faces a crisis in personnel

By Richard Lardner / Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Alaska National Guard, which Republicans are pointing to as an important national-security credential for vice presidential choice Sarah Palin, has personnel shortages that make its aviation units the most poorly staffed in the nation. Just six months ago, Air Force Maj. ... continue reading

August 30th, 2008

Katrina survivors seek Venezuela's support

Associated Press CARACAS -- Some survivors of Hurricane Katrina say they aren't getting enough attention from the Bush administration, so they're turning to Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez for help. Ishmael Muhammad of the New Orleans Survivor Council has visited Venezuela three times to seek funding and forge ties. He says ... continue reading

August 29th, 2008

A Note I Sent to You -- Three Years Ago

Friends, I'm am speechless after listening to Barack Obama's speech last night. So I'm sending you something I wrote to you two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. It remains every bit as relevant today, on Katrina's 3rd anniversary, as when I wrote it on September 11, 2005. Please give it another ... continue reading

August 27th, 2008

Michael Moore's pals make documentary films

By John Flesher / Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – They make movies that deal with unpleasant topics such as war and racism, yet are entertaining and even humorous. They're passionate, mischievously creative, politically liberal. Does this sound like "Michael Moore The Next Generation"? If so, there's a good reason. ... continue reading

August 25th, 2008

Obituary: Alfred Zappala, 68, an advocate for peace

By Walter F. Naedele / Philadelphia Inquirer Alfred Zappala went the distance - at marathons and in his opposition to the war in Iraq. His foster son, Sgt. Sherwood Baker, 30, was killed in a warehouse explosion in Iraq in April 2004, becoming the first soldier from the Pennsylvania National ... continue reading

August 22nd, 2008

One devastating home movie

As the floodwaters rose in New Orleans, "street hustler" Kim Roberts turned on her camera -- and captured a story more thrilling than any Hollywood blockbuster. By Andrew O'Hehir / Salon "Trouble the Water" is a documentary made by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, a pair of professional filmmakers who ... continue reading

August 6th, 2008

Few tour anti-Bush bus during Crawford stop

By Angela K. Brown / Associated Press A rolling anti-President Bush museum stopped with little fanfare in his adopted hometown Wednesday. Only about two dozen people walked on the bus and looked at exhibits on the Iraq war, economy, environment, health care, education and Hurricane Katrina — what organizers call ... continue reading

August 6th, 2008

Anti-war veterans go against the flow

By Evan Goodenow / News-Sentinel Returning home after serving a year near Nasiriyah as a military police officer with the Army National Guard, Kelly Dougherty remembers people asking her what it was like in Iraq. But as soon as she started going into detail, they quickly changed the subject. “I ... continue reading

August 4th, 2008

Thousands of demonstrators expected at GOP convention

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- A 73-year-old retired surgeon marching in silence with a tombstone picturing a soldier killed in Iraq. A philosophy professor calling for a new investigation into the September 11 terrorist attacks. A long-haul trucker from Texas protesting the price of oil. Those are just a few ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2008

New generation plans dissent

Activists 2.0 By Colleen O'Connor / Denver Post A nude-in with bare bodies arranged to spell "PEACE," traffic- stopping bike blockades, music with a message. Civil disobedience, direct confrontation, radical cheerleading. That funky fusion of protest, performance and pompoms. The new generation of activists, and the daisy-in-the-rifle protesters who birthed ... continue reading

June 19th, 2008

Midwest Farmland Flooding Boosts Food Prices

FORT MADISON, Iowa (Reuters) - The Mississippi River surged up through storm drains and flooded part of an eastern Iowa river town on Tuesday as the worst Midwest floods in 15 years ruined cropland and drove up world food prices. "There is nowhere for the water to go, so it's ... continue reading

June 18th, 2008

New Orleans Residents, Guard Members Help Missouri Town Prepare for Cresting Mississippi River

Associated Press CLARKSVILLE, Mo. — An artists' town where the Mississippi River is expected to crest at record levels Saturday was hanging on with prayers from strangers and volunteers from as far away as sympathetic New Orleans. The historic town of 500 people, midway between St. Louis and Hannibal, was ... continue reading

June 17th, 2008

Women voters lining up behind Obama

McCain hopes to lure Clinton loyalists. But polls show they are staying Democratic. By Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times Marilyn Authenreith, a mother of two in North Carolina, felt strongly about supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary. But once the former first lady quit the race, ... continue reading

June 16th, 2008

Gore endorses Obama and attacks Bush in Detroit

By Nedra Pickler / Associated Press DETROIT - Al Gore made his debut in the 2008 presidential campaign Monday night, encouraging voters to back Barack Obama because "take it from me, elections matter." The former vice president's speech at the Joe Louis Arena was part endorsement and part blistering attack ... continue reading

June 11th, 2008

Dennis Kucinich's resolution to impeach Bush draws ridicule, one supporter

By Sabrina Eaton / Cleveland Plain Dealer Washington - U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich's surprise resolution this week to impeach President Bush has irritated some of his fellow Democrats and drawn ridicule from Republicans, but it got support from at least one colleague. "It is time for Congress to stand up ... 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

June 11th, 2008

Kucinich introduces Bush impeachment resolution

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a former Democratic presidential candidate from Ohio, introduced a resolution to impeach President Bush into the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio has introduced a resolution to impeach President Bush. Kucinich announced his intention to seek Bush's impeachment Monday night, ... continue reading

June 3rd, 2008

McCain jumps in, says he's also agent of change

By Russ Britt / MarketWatch LOS ANGELES — As Sen. Barack Obama was capturing much of the spotlight for being the first African-American to win the Democratic presidential nomination, his presumptive opponent in the fall campaign, Sen. John McCain, insisted that he too is an agent of change. Speaking in ... continue reading

May 27th, 2008

McClellan Slams Bush, Rove, White House

By Mike Allen / Politico Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan writes in a surprisingly scathing memoir to be published next week that President Bush “veered terribly off course,” was not “open and forthright on Iraq,” and took a “permanent campaign approach” to governing at the expense of candor ... continue reading

May 21st, 2008

Cheney says war is lengthy, but won't last forever

Associated Press NEW LONDON, Conn. - Vice President Dick Cheney told newly minted Coast Guard officers Wednesday that the war on terror would be won on their watch and dismissed fears that fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan would drag on indefinitely. Cheney, sporting a wide-brimmed cowboy hat that emphasized his ... continue reading

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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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