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Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

April 4th, 2011

The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV

It's become a TV ritual: Every year on April 4, as Americans commemorate Martin Luther King's death, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." The remarkable thing about these reviews of King's life is that several years — his last years — are totally missing, ... continue reading

Darrell Bouldin

Activist and Organizer

March 1st, 2011

Let's Remember Real Labor History -- From Madison to Memphis

Last Saturday February 26th I spoke in Nashville, Tennessee at one of the nationwide rallies to Save the American Dream promoted by along with numerous other organizations. With a good 400 to 500 in attendance despite the media quoting a lower figure, I'd say that this little planned gathering ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Jesse Jackson to lead Detroit march

Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Rev. Jesse Jackson hopes to advance a new agenda that cuts across class -- not racial -- lines with a form of protest honed by earlier generations.Joined by United Auto Workers President Bob King, elected officials and ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Seventy-six-year-old protester can't be silent about peace

For more than two years - no matter the weather - septuagenarian Joan H. Nicholson has maintained a solitary vigil along a busy stretch of Route 1 in Chester County.About 26,000 cars a day pass her outside the Old Kennett Meetinghouse. Hardly any of those motorists know the name of ... 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

April 14th, 2010

Binghamton Mayor to Install Donated Cost of War Sign

Binghamton, NY — Members of the Broome County Cost of War Project were joined by Mayor Matt Ryan to announce the details of a new campaign to raise awareness and spark discussion about the astronomical cost to taxpayers for wars and U.S. militarism around the world.“Every Mayor in this country ... continue reading

March 11th, 2010

We are resolved to follow our national dream.

On my walk across the nation several years ago, I had the honor of speaking from a pulpit where Dr. King once preached. How I felt the power of his words and his love somehow still echoing in that great room! More recently, on the anniversary of his death in ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

Company Boycott Called by Fired Warehouse Workers

Rev. Craig Purchase of Mt. Zion Tabernacle Church in the Chicago suburbs thinks that if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would certainly be supporting the Warehouse Workers for Justice. So Purchase rallied clergy to call for a boycott of the vacuum and cleaning products company Bissell ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 18th, 2010

Sometimes Disaster Breathes Healthcare Words of Truth

Everybody in, nobody out. It’s the battle cry of millions of people throughout the United States who believe healthcare is a basic human right and who advocate for Medicare for All system as an achievable and just answer to that cry. Everybody in, nobody out. It’s the way we are ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

King: ‘Now is the time to make real the promise’

THE GREAT Martin Luther King Jr. address of 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial is remembered as the “I have a dream’’ speech. But King spoke an even more compelling line that day: “When will you be satisfied?’’ It was the question that had so often been put to him and ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

South Florida MLK Day celebrations have Haiti in mind

A moment of silence for the victims of last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti interrupted the celebratory cheer of Saturday's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in South Miami-Dade. With tens of thousands dead and the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, in shambles, festivities scheduled in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have taken on ... continue reading

January 18th, 2010

Churches turn eye to Haiti on eve of MLK Day

NEW ORLEANS -- Churches all across the metro area have been taking time today to pray and collect donations for the massive rescue effort in Haiti.Officials now estimate that tens of thousands of people are dead, with humanitarian efforts now hampered by outbreaks of violence in the Caribbean nation.The situation ... continue reading

December 10th, 2009

Obama accepts Nobel prize with 'difficult questions' about war and peace

President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today by asking "difficult questions" about war and peace, while acknowledging he is a first-year president and a superpower commander-in-chief who is sending more troops to Afghanistan."I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision has ... continue reading

December 10th, 2009

Obama arrives in Norway to accept Nobel prize

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived on Thursday in Norway to receive his Nobel Peace Prize, with live television pictures showing his plane touching down safely at Oslo's main airport. Obama is the third sitting U.S. president, along with Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, to win the prize. ... continue reading

December 8th, 2009

President Obama told me to stop ‘demeaning’ him, says Rep. Conyers

President Barack Obama recently called Rep. John Conyers Jr. to express his frustrations with the Judiciary Committee chairman’s criticism.In an interview with The Hill, Conyers said his opinions of Obama’s policies on healthcare reform and the war in Afghanistan have not sat well with the president.According to the lawmaker, the ... continue reading

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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