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April 21st, 2010

Two AWOL Pa. Guardsmen Agree to Face Arson Charges in Pa.

Two Royersford, Pa. men wanted in last week’s fire at the Chester County National Guard Armory will be returning to Pennsylvania to face arson charges.Both men waived extradition from New Jersey on Wednesday during a hearing in Cape May County Court.Proceedings in front of Judge Raymond Batten were brief and ... continue reading

April 14th, 2010

Okla. tea parties and lawmakers envision militia

OKLAHOMA CITY — Frustrated by recent political setbacks, tea party leaders and some conservative members of the Oklahoma Legislature say they would like to create a new volunteer militia to help defend against what they believe are improper federal infringements on state sovereignty.Tea party movement leaders say they've discussed the ... continue reading

April 13th, 2010

40 Years Later: Kent State Truth Tribunal To Examine 1970 Killings at Protest Over Bombing of Cambodia

Family Members of Victims Seek Full Accounting for Events that Triggered National Outrage; Call for Healing and “Restorative Justice” Kent, Ohio - On May 4, 1970 the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed students protesting America’s bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. In a day that changed America, ... continue reading

February 9th, 2010

Dan Choi Back on Active Duty

Gay military rights advocate Lt. Dan Choi has been called back into active duty, he told The Advocate in a phone interview Tuesday. Photographer Jeff Sheng, who recently turned his lens on active gay and lesbian service members for a book about "don't ask, don't tell," originally reported the news ... continue reading

January 13th, 2010

Local soldiers heading to Iraq

MARSHFIELD, MA — Two massive coach buses — painted with huge bald eagles on the sides — were outside with dozens of camouflage duffel bags neatly stored in the luggage area.Family and friends of the members of the 1058th Transportation Company of the Massachusetts National Guard huddled in the darkness ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Local Troops Leaving for Afghanistan

Saying goodbye isn't new for Amy Kehoe. Her husband has deployed several times before. But she says Saturday's ceremony was extra difficult. "I have a son going too, so it's hard," said Kehoe. Her son left Friday to prepare for his very first tour to Iraq. Now with her husband ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

Local military recruiters say recession aids in meeting goals

NORTHFIELD, NJ — Jassiel Velez, a former University of Puerto Rico student, came to Brigantine in February to look for new opportunities. She found one with the U.S. Army.Velez, 24, a single mother currently working as a waitress, said she signed up for the Army National Guard in November because ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Guardsmen heed call — again

Lt. Col. Eric Teegerstrom recently gathered his Nebraska National Guard battalion for a short quiz, asking three questions that underline the cost of continuing the war in Afghanistan. How many of you have deployed once, he asked the soldiers, most of whom live in eastern Nebraska. Nearly every hand shot ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Guard headed toward record deployment

Deployment of Nebraska Army National Guard troops to Iraq and Afghanistan is headed toward record numbers next year. Nearly 1,300 soldiers are scheduled to be on the ground overseas in 2010, including 1,100 who have been informed they'll be mobilized next year. All are bound for Iraq or Afghanistan, except ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Tearful sendoff for VT National Guard members

(NECN: Anya Huneke) - It was a tearful sendoff for about 350 Vermont National Guard members. The soldiers are leaving on a year-long mission that will take them, and almost 1,200 other Green Mountain boys to Afghanistan, the largest Vermont Guard deployment since World War II. Bec Hockhousen is taking ... continue reading

December 7th, 2009

NW soldiers' holiday trip home comes to a halt

Two hundred Northwest soldiers are stuck in Wisconsin for the holidays - even though the National Guard hoped to fly them home before they head off for war.Military regulations got in the way - so now their families are digging deep to spend Christmas together.It's the last chance for these ... continue reading

November 16th, 2009

Where have all the protests gone? US students in limbo

WASHINGTON — When student Hemnecher Amen joined a protest outside the White House recently, it was the latest visible opposition here to US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hardly anyone took notice."There's a lot of apathy and a growing disconnectedness to what's going on in world affairs," the frustrated Howard ... continue reading

October 14th, 2009

Bleak U.S. job market boosts military recruitment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aided by a bleak job market, the U.S. military met all of its recruitment goals in the past year for the first time since it became an all-volunteer force in 1973, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Military services have been stretched thin by conflicts in Afghanistan and ... 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... www.theonion.com 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 www.theonion.com 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 pando.com 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 pando.com 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 ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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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? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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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 ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com 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 www.theguardian.com 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? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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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 ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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 . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org 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
4:20 PM
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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
12:35 PM
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