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Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

May 11th, 2010

Mayors of the World for Peace Speech: Power to the People

We are gathering here this evening with one concern all of us have. What can we do to stop Hiroshima and Nagasaki from being repeated again to destroy the lives on this planet? This time, it will not be two cities. It will be the world.It seems the choices we ... continue reading

July 21st, 2009

The CIA's Ghosts of Tegucigalpa Jerry Meldon

Consortium NewsBilly Joya, security adviser to Honduras’s post-coup-d’etat President Roberto Micheletti, offered the following explanation for the armed forces’ June 28 insurrection ousting democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya:Joya said Zelaya had been following the same “Marxist-Leninist strategy” for tightening his grip on power that Chilean President Salvador Allende had in ... continue reading

July 13th, 2009

I've Seen 1,200 Torture Photos David Swanson

After Downing StreetThis moment, in which the Attorney General of the United States claims to be considering the possibility of allowing our laws against torture to be enforced seems a good one in which to reveal that I have seen over 1,200 torture photos and a dozen videos that are ... continue reading

May 11th, 2009

Bybee's memo: Judge should resign or be impeached the Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake TribuneJudges appointed to the federal bench swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same... .” It is part of the oath of office taken by Jay S. Bybee, after ... continue reading

April 22nd, 2009

Take Heart and Have Courage David Swanson

After Downing Street We've pushed long and hard to put accountability, impeachment, prosecution, and the restoration of congressional power on the American table, and they've all just landed with a thud and splatter of gravy and cranberry dressing. So, eat up, take heart, and prepare to work harder than we ... continue reading

April 21st, 2009

Nadler: Impeach Torture Memo Author

By Ryan Grim / Huffington Post Rep. Jerry Nadler, a senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, called Monday for the impeachment of federal judge Jay Bybee, one of the principal authors of the torture memos released last week by the Obama administration. "He ought to be impeached," Nadler said ... continue reading

March 31st, 2009

Is This The Best That We Can Do? Dan DeWalt, Charlotte Dennett, John Nirenberg and Martha Hennessy

On March 30, Senator Patrick Leahy gave five Vermonters a half hour of his time. We were: Martha Hennessy, a peace activist from Weathersfield, John Nirenberg, a Brattleboro man who walked from Boston to Washington D.C. in 2007 to call for impeachment, Charlotte Dennett from Cambridge, who ran for Attorney ... continue reading

January 28th, 2009

Conyers' Inquiries May Put Obama in a Bind

By Keith Perine / CQ Politics House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr. is plowing ahead with aggressive inquiries into Bush administration people and policies, possibly setting up confrontations with the more cautious Obama administration. Conyers, D-Mich., has made several moves, with the blessing of House Democratic leaders, that could force ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2009

Conyers may be obstacle for Obama

Detroit congressman refuses to let up on Bush administration By Todd Spangler / Detroit Free Press WASHINGTON – The must-read Web site for political insiders – Politico – has a list of Democrats on Capitol Hill who might prove to be troublesome for President Barack Obama and topping the list ... continue reading

January 14th, 2009

Obama Should Act Like He Won Thomas Frank

Wall Street Journal As we anxiously await the debut of the Obama administration, we hear more and more about the incoming president's "post-partisan" instincts. He has filled his cabinet with relics of the centrist Clinton years. He has engaged the evangelical pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his ... 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 16th, 2008

"I Don't Know What His Beef Is" Cindy Sheehan

"I'm not insulted. I don't hold it against the government. The guy wanted to get on TV and he did. I don't know what his beef is, but whatever it is, I'm sure someone will hear it." -- George Bush to ABC News after Iraqi Journalist, Muntazar al-Zaidi threw two ... continue reading

December 5th, 2008

Town indictment accuses Bush of war crimes

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Leaders of Brattleboro, Vt., say they're serious about enforcing a measure calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush. The measure calls for the town's police to ""arrest and detain George Bush and (Vice President) Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not ... continue reading

December 5th, 2008

Nadler Plans Constitutional Amendment To Curtail Pardon Power

By Justin Elliott / TPM MuckrakerRep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) plans to introduce a Constitutional amendment in the coming months to impose limits on the president's near absolute pardon power, he told an NYU-Harpers forum on justice in the post-Bush era Thursday night. Nadler, who two weeks ago introduced a resolution ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2008

White House Won't Hang Christmas Impeachment Ornament

Washington Post That controversial ornament calling for President Bush's impeachment? Won't hang in the White House after all. "Oh, dear," said Seattle-based artist Deborah Lawrence, who created the red and white ornament that salutes Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) and his support for a resolution to impeach the president. "This doesn't ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2008

White House nixes Seattle artist's ornament

WASHINGTON (AP) - 'Tis not the season to post calls for impeachment on the White House Christmas tree. A spokeswoman for first lady Laura Bush said Tuesday that the tree will not include an ornament by a Seattle artist that supports President Bush's impeachment. Artist Deborah Lawrence said she wanted ... continue reading

November 26th, 2008

For Economy's Sake, Pelosi Needs to Push for Impeachment Now Rochelle Riley

Detroit Free Press Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s ineffectiveness became clear the day she became Speaker of the House and immediately announced that there would be no impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney. Guided by politics, she said leading investigations into just how much the Bush ... continue reading

November 11th, 2008

Open Letter to the Lamest Duck on Veterans Day ...from Cindy Sheehan

November 11, 2008 George Bush 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington, DC Dear George, I am writing this to you on the fifth Veteran's Day I have mourned the death of my son, Casey Sheehan. Casey was a soldier in the Army. You killed my oldest son with your lies and greed ... continue reading

November 7th, 2008

Activists urge Bush, Cheney indictment

Press TV A group of anti-war activists will call for the indictment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for war crimes. Members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) will protest next week in front of the US Justice Department to urge Attorney General Michael ... continue reading

November 5th, 2008

Pelosi defeats Cindy Sheehan to win 12th term

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was easily re-elected Tuesday, overcoming a challenge from anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Pelosi was elected to a 12th House term representing San Francisco with 71.56 percent of the vote, compared to 17.19 percent for Sheehan, with 67 percent of precincts reporting. "Thank ... continue reading

November 4th, 2008

Anti-war activist a long-shot against Pelosi

By Erica Werner / Associated Press LOS ANGELES – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was expected to win easy re-election Tuesday despite a challenge from well-known anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. Sheehan, in her first campaign for public office, ran as an independent to try to deny Pelosi a 12th term representing ... continue reading

November 3rd, 2008

Q&A With Michael Moore

By Richard Corliss / Time Magazine Michael Moore, whose Fahrenheit 9/11 was the all-time top-grossing documentary and a sticking point of the 2004 presidential campaign, is the author of the New York Times best-selling Mike's Election Guide 2008 and star of the feature documentary Slacker Uprising, available for free download ... continue reading

October 30th, 2008

From Crawford to Congress ...a message from Cindy Sheehan

October 29, 2008 Dear Friends/Supporters, We are in the final days of our historic campaign against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. We have come so far with your help and I would first like to thank you for that. We have accomplished so much against the odds and against every naysayer ... continue reading

October 28th, 2008

"The Party's Over?" ...questions for Nancy Pelosi from Cindy Sheehan

The title for this piece was a very unfortunate statement that Nancy Pelosi made after she handed the banksters on Wall Street 700 billion dollars of our money. This was a whopper of a crime that bailed out fabulously wealthy people who took risks that made them rich on the ... continue reading

October 28th, 2008

Activist fights spirited campaign in liberal stronghold

Cindy Sheehan running against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in solidly Democratic San Francisco By Sheldon Alberts / Canwest News Service SAN FRANCISCO - In the most liberal neighbourhood of America's most liberal city, it's possible to walk for blocks without seeing a single campaign sign declaring support for Barack Obama.But ... continue reading

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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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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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