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September 28th, 2010

Despite economy, Americans don't want farm work

VISALIA, Calif. – As the economy tanked during the past two years, a debate has raged over whether immigrants are taking jobs that Americans want. Here, amid the sweltering vineyards of the largest farm state, the answer is no. Most Americans simply don't apply for jobs harvesting fruits and vegetables ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Billboard in Arizona Reads: 'Have Your Papers Ready, Racial Profiling Just Ahead'

On July 28, District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton seemingly stripped out most of SB 1070's draconian provisions. Yet the battle around Arizona's freshly enacted anti-immigration law is still pretty much alive. Whether it is via the $1.5 million Gov. Brewer has raised on the back of anti-immigrant fear mongering, ... continue reading

August 4th, 2010

Republicans want review of birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON – Leading Republicans are joining a push to reconsider the constitutional amendment that grants automatic citizenship to people born in the United States.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Tuesday he supports holding hearings on the 14th Amendment right, although he emphasized that Washington's immigration focus should remain ... continue reading

July 29th, 2010

Arizona immigration law boycotted by bands is blocked

A judge has blocked parts of a controversial immigration law that was about to take effect in the US state of Arizona. Police were to be given the right to check the immigration status of anyone they suspected of breaking the law. But a federal judge intervened, saying America was ... continue reading

July 16th, 2010

Americans Blame Bush, Not Obama, for Deficit, Jobs, Afghan War

Democrats, facing a U.S. electorate angry about the economy and other issues, still have one political asset: George W. Bush. The former Republican president is blamed more than President Barack Obama for the budget deficit, unemployment and illegal immigration, according to a Bloomberg National Poll conducted July 9-12. Most surprising ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Rage Against the Machine headlines SB 1070 protest concert

Rage Against the Machine will headline a concert July 23 at the Hollywood Palladium to benefit Puente, Arizona and the Florence Project, two non-profit organizations battling Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070.Rage frontman Zack de la Rocha has been an outspoken opponent of SB 1070 through the Sound Strike, whose ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

Sarah McLachlan says Lilith was a protest cancelation

Sarah McLachlan has finally come forward with the reason this year's Lilith Fair pulled out of Phoenix long before it started canceling dates where sales were sluggish.In an interview with Metromix, she was asked if the cancellation in Phoenix had "anything to do with the Arizona immigration law, or was ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Nine Inch Nails, Maroon 5 join Arizona boycott

The Sound Strike is back on the attack with another press release drawing attention to the growing list of artists signing on to boycott Arizona in response to the passage of SB 1070."The legalization of racial profiling within Arizona has drawn fierce opposition from people all over the world," it ... continue reading

June 28th, 2010

Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder, Nine Inch Nails, and comedian Chris Rock to the growing list of artists who are refusing to perform ... continue reading

June 24th, 2010

VIDEO: U.S. Social Forum activists march in Detroit

Detroit -- Political and social issues ranging from Arizona's new immigration law to education reform brought thousands of activists to Woodward Avenue on Tuesday for a three-mile march for social change.Marchers chanted, "This is what democracy looks like," "fight for schools, not for banks" and "overthrow Arizona apartheid" as they ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

VIDEO: Obama sparks peace, immigration rallies

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - As excited graduates prepared for President Barack Obama's message in Monday night's commencement, some activist groups were trying to make their voices heard, as well. The first of two scheduled rallies was held around 5 p.m. About 30 people gathered for what they called a peace and ... continue reading

Zack de la Rocha

Zack de la Rocha is the lead singer of Rage Against the Machine.

May 26th, 2010

Artists Call to Boycott Arizona

We are reaching out to get your ear for a minute about this critical situation in Arizona.If you haven't heard, the Arizona state legislature passed a bill (SB 1070) that was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer that legalizes and sanctions racial profiling. Straight up. It forces the cops ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

Rage Against the Machine, Michael Moore Lead Arizona Boycott

Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha has enlisted dozens of musicians and activists to join The Sound Strike, an open call by artists to boycott the state of Arizona over its recently passed immigration law. The law passed by the Arizona state legislature, SB1070, requires local ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Filmmakers and Progressive Organizations launch Entre Nos 'Moms for Family Unity' campaign

Washington D.C.— On the heels of Mother’s Day weekend a partnership of organizations including the Center for American Progress, America’s Voice Education Fund, and Reform Immigration for America joined Indiepix Studios and the filmmakers of the award-winning film “Entre Nos” to launch the Entre Nos Moms for Family Unity campaign. ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Republican Scott says he would support offshore drilling as governor

Rick Scott, the Republican flooding TV airwaves in Florida, said today that he would oppose a constitutional ban on offshore drilling that Gov. Charlie Crist wants lawmakers to put on the November ballot. “We need to protect our beaches, break our dependency on foreign oil and hold oil companies accountable ... continue reading

May 5th, 2010

Suns to wear 'Los Suns' jerseys for Game 2

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."The decision to wear the jerseys ... continue reading

May 5th, 2010

Oakland City Council passes Arizona boycott

OAKLAND — Oakland City Council members voted 7-0 Tuesday to boycott Arizona and Arizona-based businesses, joining a growing movement against the state after it passed a far-reaching anti-illegal immigration law.The law, signed April 23 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, gives police broad powers to detain people they suspect of being ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

Pima Co. Sheriff Shoots Down New Immigration Law

Sheriff Clarence Dupnik of Pima County in Arizona has taken aim at the state's new immigration law, calling it 'abominable' and 'a national embarrassment'. He says he has no intention of complying with it. The bill, signed last week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, would make it a crime under ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

Michael Moore on Larry King Live

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April 26th, 2010

Furor grows over Arizona's illegal immigration law

PHOENIX – The furor over Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants grew Monday as opponents used refried beans to smear swastikas on the state Capitol, civil rights leaders demanded a boycott of the state, and the Obama administration weighed a possible legal challenge.Activists are planning a challenge of ... continue reading

April 23rd, 2010

Ariz. governor signs immigration enforcement bill

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law the nation's toughest legislation against illegal immigration Friday, a sweeping measure that supporters said would take handcuffs off police but which President Barack Obama said could violate people's civil rights.The bill, sent to the Republican governor by the GOP-led Legislature, would ... continue reading

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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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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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