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October 27th, 2010

WikiLeaks likely has more secret files: Pentagon

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon believes WikiLeaks likely has more secret government documents in its hands, beyond those the website has already released or mentioned publicly, a spokesman said Tuesday."We have reason to believe they have other documents as well," Colonel Dave Lapan told reporters, without elaborating.[...]Although US officials condemned WikiLeaks ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Pentagon suspects WikiLeaks has more documents

Washington -- The Pentagon is bracing for the release of more secrets by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, a Pentagon official said Tuesday, as the Defense Department drafts a new plan to securely distribute and protect military and other information. Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan said WikiLeaks has more Defense Department ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

U.S. says did not under-report Iraq civilian deaths

[...]Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said the U.S. military never claimed to have an exact count of the number of civilians killed in Iraq. Lapan noted that estimates made by private organizations of civilian deaths in Iraq also have varied."Over the years, it has been impossible for the various organizations, ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

October 21st, 2010

Journalists banned from major Afghan offensive

A statement from March Forward!Remember the massive military operation involving several thousand U.S. troops, heavy bombing and artillery that “made the sky light up,” carried out by U.S. forces in Afghanistan over the first two weeks of October? Probably not. Convenient logistical problems caused all the journalists trying to cover ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

October 5th, 2010

Kent State: The Death of Innocence and the First Amendment

Since the beginning of 2010, the Kent State Truth Tribunal has been focused on collecting and understanding the truth about the circumstances that surrounded the killing of four students and the wounding of nine others at Kent State University in Ohio on May 4, 1970. As new evidence emerges that ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir

Washington -- The Department of Defense recently purchased and destroyed thousands of copies of an Army Reserve officer's memoir in an effort to safeguard state secrets, a spokeswoman said Saturday. "DoD decided to purchase copies of the first printing because they contained information which could cause damage to national security," ... continue reading

September 24th, 2010

Liberals seethe over Dem punt on tax cuts

Liberals are expressing outrage that Democrats are not holding a vote to extend tax cuts for the middle class before the elections.Two weeks after President Obama delivered an impassioned speech on the need to raise taxes for the wealthy, Democrats on Capitol Hill have delayed a vote on the politically ... continue reading

September 24th, 2010

Obama administration objects to injunction against 'don't ask, don't tell'

The Obama administration objected Thursday to immediately ending the military's ban on openly gay service members, saying that an injunction to stop the "don't ask, don't tell" policy might harm military readiness at a time of war. In a filing with a federal court in California, the Justice Department said ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Mixed messages from Obama, Petraeus on Afghanistan pullout

WASHINGTON - Even as new disclosures reveal that President Obama was leaning hard on the Pentagon to come up with an exit strategy for Afghanistan with no “wiggle room,” US troops on the ground are increasingly seeking out just that.As they make their case, soldiers tend to point to the ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Senate blocks move to lift ban on gays in US military

WASHINGTON — The US Senate Tuesday blocked moves to repeal a ban on gays in the military in a procedural vote, indefinitely delaying consideration of the controversial measure.Known as "Don't ask, Don't tell," the 1993 law has aroused impassioned debate with celebrities such as pop star Lady Gaga calling for ... continue reading

September 20th, 2010

Senate to vote on taking up 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

Washington (CNN) -- Despite a high-profile push from pop star Lady Gaga and other gay rights supporters, the outcome of a key Senate vote Tuesday on whether to begin debate on legislation that includes a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy remains too close to call. Republicans ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

NATO chief says Wikileaks papers may endanger forces

MADRID — NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned Friday the release by Wikileaks of a huge cache of classified Afghan war documents may endanger the safety of international and Afghan troops.WikiLeaks has released about 77,000 leaked US military documents about the war and has plans to release about 15,000 more ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2010

Accused Leaker to Fight Charges

Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaks leaker, is about to come out fighting.A spokesman for Manning’s legal defense fund tells The Daily Beast that the 22-year-old Army intelligence specialist has finally chosen a civilian lawyer to represent him against charges he illegally provided a huge library of classified military documents and ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2010

This year's U.S. death toll in Afghanistan the highest

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- In only eight months, 2010 has become the deadliest year for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to a CNN count of Pentagon and NATO figures. At least 321 troops have died so far in 2010, the highest yearly toll since the conflict began nearly nine years ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

US spy chief: no more 'blabbing secrets' to the media

WASHINGTON — The chief of US intelligence has warned spy agencies against "blabbing secrets" to the media, saying employees should be "seen not heard."In a blunt memo, James Clapper, the new director of national intelligence, scolded staff members about leaks that appeared in recent news reports, saying it was a ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

WikiLeaks builds a legal shield in Sweden

STOCKHOLM - Two young Swedes hammer away at computers in a space that is part garage, part college dorm, littered with cables, Coke cans and an empty bottle of ketchup. It looks like an unlikely place for the U.S. Pentagon to be worried about. But this cramped room in a ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

Global Action Days Announced in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning

Washington DC, August 24, 2010 -- On September 16-19, 2010, activist organizations and individuals will take to the streets to call on the United States government to drop the charges against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Manning, 22, has been held in isolation since May, charged with releasing classified ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

WikiLeaks releases CIA document on 'exporting terrorism'

A whistle-blowing website that drew the ire of U.S. officials for the release of classified Afghan war documents on Wednesday released what it says is a CIA memo that  looks at the perception of  the U.S. is an exporter of terrorism. Wikileaks.org said on its website that the "Red Cell" ... continue reading

August 24th, 2010

WikiLeaks says it will release CIA paper on Wednesday

WikiLeaks, a whistle-blower website, posted on the group's Twitter page on Tuesday: "WikiLeaks to release CIA paper tomorrow." The website set off a firestorm of controversy recently when it posted some 76,000 U.S. documents related to the war in Afghanistan. The group has said it has another 15,000 documents, which ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 22nd, 2010

The truth about the 'end of combat operations'

Early in the month, on Aug. 7, Army Specialist Faith Hinkley dove for cover from a rocket propelled grenade while on her base in Iraq. She was hit with shrapnel from the explosion, and bled to death in Baghdad. She was 23 years old.A week later, on Aug. 15, Army ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

VIDEO: Local Woman Leads Support For Military Whistleblower

SAN DIEGO, CA -- A San Diego woman is leading the nationwide effort in support of the soldier accused of being behind the WikiLeaks revelations.For some, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is the face of betrayal.But for Loraine Reitman, if Manning is in fact the man behind the leaked information, she ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Michael Moore calls soldier accused of leaks 'patriotic'

Michael Moore called Pfc. Bradley Manning, suspected in the leak of tens of thousands of classified Afghanistan war documents to the WikiLeaks website, "courageous" and said he'll donate $5,000 toward his defense.The controversial filmmaker told the Associated Press that Manning did the right thing in exposing "war crimes." Manning, 22 ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Moore backs WikiLeaks accused

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has donated $5,000 US to the defence of the U.S. Army private who is suspected of giving classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.Moore told The Associated Press that he hopes to make the public understand that Pte. Bradley Manning allegedly exposed what Moore called "war crimes."The ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Antiwar activists rally around suspected leaker

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Army private suspected in one of the largest unauthorized disclosures of classified information in U.S. history has become a hero to many anti-war activists who have joined an international effort to free him.At demonstrations this month in New York, Oklahoma City and Quantico, Va., where Army ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 20th, 2010

More U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Under Obama Than Under Bush

During former-Pres. George W. Bush’s tenure, 575 U.S. troops were killed in Afghanistan. Since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, 580 U.S. troops have perished there (as of August 19). In just 19 months, the Afghan war under Obama has claimed more U.S. lives than the previous administration’s ... 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...

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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 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
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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
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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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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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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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