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March 16th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan camps out on National Mall

Washington - Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who became a household name for protesting outside of former President Bush's Texas ranch, is now camping out on the soggy grounds of the Washington Monument in an effort to draw attention to her cause.Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she and ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Antiwar Activists Plan Nationwide Protests to Mark Seventh Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

Antiwar activists are gearing up to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq with a weeklong series of events to protest the ongoing occupation of the country.The US invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003. Then-President George W. Bush and top administration officials told the American people Saddam ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Healthcare Not Warfare Vigils in 82 Districts on March 17th

Labor and advocacy groups organized "brown bag" lunch vigils against war funding in 22 congressional districts in January and 67 in February. Currently 82 are planned for March 17th, with more being added. Organizations participating include: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), AfterDowningStreet, the Backbone Campaign,, the California Nurses Association ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Activist Cindy Sheehan revives anti-war efforts

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is restarting her campaign against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan today, setting up tents and teaching protest seminars near the Washington Monument.Dubbed "Camp OUT NOW," the protest is geared to pressure President Obama and Democrats, whom Sheehan says have abandoned the anti-war cause now that they ... continue reading

March 4th, 2010

Rowdy protesters target funding cuts at US campuses

BERKELEY, Calif. – Students staged raucous rallies on nationwide college campuses Thursday in protests against deep education cuts that turned violent as demonstrators threw punches and ice chunks in Wisconsin and blocked university gates and smashed car windows in California.At least 15 protesters were arrested by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

War's death toll brings out protesters

Local anti-war protesters, marking what they count as the 1,000th American killed in action in Afghanistan, staged a demonstration Tuesday night in Daytona Beach. The death toll differs from the count of the U.S. Department of Defense, which reports 916 total soldiers have been killed in action in and around ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

Vigil for 1000 deaths in Afghanistan

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Over the weekend, the number of American troops killed in Afghanistan hit 1000.  To mark that milestone, several people held a vigil in downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday night. They gathered at the corner of Clinton and Berry and held signs that said "U.S. Out of ... continue reading

February 16th, 2010

Protesters across Florida rally against offshore oil drilling

Fort Lauderdale - They looked like dark spots of tar freshly washed upon the shore. The black sweaters and jackets they wore on the chilly Saturday afternoon symbolized what could happen to South Florida beaches in the event of an oil spill caused by offshore drilling in the Gulf of ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

February 7th, 2010

I'm Not Sorry and I Would Do It Again!

[The following is an update to Emma Kaplan's blog, 'Stop Military Spying, Support Port Protesters!']I want to thank everyone for their statements of support and donations to our trial over the past couple of weeks. The Port Military Protest trial ended January 27th with the judge declaring a mistrial due ... continue reading

January 29th, 2010

Families of Iraq war dead voice anger at 'smirking' Blair

The families of British military personnel killed in Iraq condemned Tony Blair's performance before the Chilcot inquiry today, accusing him of being disrespectful.One, Theresea Evans, asked the former prime minister to look her in the eye and say sorry for the loss of her son.Evans, from Llandudno, North Wales – ... continue reading

January 28th, 2010

9 Minnesotans Arrested at White House Protest

9 people from Minnesota were arrested Wednesday after laying down on the sidewalk in front of the White House in a protest the group called a "die-in." FBI whistleblower and activist Colleen Rowley was one of the protesters at the White House on Wednesday who started their demonstration by reading ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Liberals rally at Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES, Iowa — Conservatives often complain the Democrats who hold majorities in both chambers of the Iowa Legislature ignore their ideas. It turns out some liberals feel the same way.Hundreds of activists descended on the Statehouse on Tuesday to push a liberal agenda covering everything from limiting campaign contributions ... continue reading

January 25th, 2010

Blair’s appearance at Iraq inquiry to spark mass anti-war protest

Thousands of anti-war campaigners are preparing for Tony Blair’s appearance at the Iraq inquiry in what could be the biggest political demonstration since last year’s G20 protests. Riot police will be on stand-by around the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, close to the Houses of Parliament, as the former Prime ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2010

Afghan villagers say civilians killed in raid

KABUL (AP) — NATO says four insurgents have been killed during a raid in Afghanistan, but villagers claim they were civilians.Protesters in the Qara Bagh district of Ghazni province say foreign troops shot to death a father and his two sons along with a neighbor even though they weren't armed.NATO ... continue reading

January 17th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan leads drone protest in Virginia

LANGLEY, VA. — A group led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan rallied Saturday near the CIA's headquarters and former Vice President Dick Cheney's home in northern Virginia to protest the use of unmanned drone aircraft for attacks on al-Qaida and Taliban targets.The group of about 70 people rallied along a ... continue reading

January 16th, 2010

Protest outside CIA offices against drone strikes

WASHINGTON — Anti-war activists held a protest march in the US capital on Saturday against drone strikes in Pakistan that they said had killed hundreds of innocent people. After rallying outside the CIA’s headquarters in Virginia, the protesters plan to march to former vice president Dick Cheney’s home nearby in ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Activists protest in DC over Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON — Dozens of human rights activists marked the eighth anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison for detainees by protesting by the White House on Monday.Members of Witness Against Torture, which is calling on President Barack Obama to follow through with his pledge to close the U.S. ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

January 6th, 2010

2010 the Year of Resistance

"An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind."Mahatma GandhiThree events over the holidays have caused me great consternation and they proved to me that I am not so cynical and jaded that my government can't still shock me, if anythingOf course, the first event has to be ... continue reading

December 22nd, 2009

Tenacious Priest Fights Colo. Nukes

GREELEY, Colo. — Five months in Weld County Jail was starting to wear thin on Father Carl Kabat's normally patient and jovial demeanor. He misses the outdoors, the freedom to move around, which at 76 is getting harder to do anyway. With the potential for another several months under lock ... continue reading

December 20th, 2009

Anti-war activists losing patience with Obama

Abby Tomlinson voted for President Barack Obama, hoping that he would help end the war in Iraq quickly.But the Lubbock woman said she’s disappointed in what the "peace" candidate has accomplished along those lines, nearly a year after taking office.Two wars continue. The Iraqi war may soon wind down but ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

Copenhagen day of mass protest passes without major incident

Protests involving thousands of people today inside and outside the Bella conference centre hosting UN climate talks in Copenhagen have passed off without major incident.About 4,000 campaigners marched on the Bella centre in an attempt to stage a "people's assembly" inside the summit, but were stopped by police. At least ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

Activists protest troop buildup

PRINCETON BOROUGH - Susan Uscenski drove an hour and a half from Manahawkin to Princeton. A few friends told her about a vigil to protest President Obama's recent announcement of a troop increase in Afghanistan. She voted for Obama, but a year later, she felt like she needed to say ... continue reading

December 15th, 2009

'We don't want violence, we want to get our voices heard' says protesters

One thousand of them have already been arrested, and tomorrow will bring protesters' largest, angriest demonstration in the Danish capital – right outside the building where the crucial negotiations are underway.Mass arrests are likely as a predicted 5,000 demonstrators descend on the Bella Centre on the same day as many ... continue reading

December 14th, 2009

Thousands of students protest against US forces

KABUL (NNI): Thousands of university students protesting against US forces in eastern Nangarhar province blocked the Kabul-Jalalabad Highway for hours. The demonstration was staged by Nangarhar University students in Daronta district to denounce the US forces' operation in Laghman province, where 15 civilians were allegedly killed. The operation in the ... continue reading

December 13th, 2009

Nashville Peace Coalition sing carols for peace

Jane Hussain had just joined the Nashville Peace Coalition after the start of the Iraq war and was marching in her first demonstration. A pickup nearly swerved into her group of peaceful protesters. Other passers-by flipped them off."They were giving us the half peace sign," Hussain said. "That's what we ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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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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