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Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

October 1st, 2010

'MR. OBAMA: END THESE F***ING WARS! WAR IS THE OBSCENITY!'

Mission accomplished. No arrests made. We even got the banner back. Here's our press release:Today at 1:00pm eastern time, U.S. military veterans hung an enormous banner on the front of the Newseum, wrapping their message around the First Amendment chiseled in five stories of limestone.Opposed to the wars and occupations ... 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 16th, 2010

Filmmaker Michael Moore calls Canada 'shameful' on U.S. war dodgers

TORONTO - Renowned left-wing American documentary maker Michael Moore on Thursday blasted Canada's position on U.S. war dodgers as shameful.Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, Moore said Ottawa's refusal to allow U.S. soldiers opposed to the war in Iraq to find safe haven in this country betrays what the ... continue reading

September 14th, 2010

Daniel Ellsberg Calls for Release of Wikileaks “Whistleblower” Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

Michael Moore to broadcast event live Daniel Ellsberg helped end the war in Vietnam when he leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1970. Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged “whistleblower” accused of releasing documents and combat video showing the gunning down of Iraqi civilians and Reuters journalists to Wikileaks. ... continue reading

August 8th, 2010

Former enemies US, Vietnam now military mates

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON – Cold War enemies the United States and Vietnam demonstrated their blossoming military relations Sunday as a U.S. nuclear supercarrier cruised in waters off the Southeast Asian nation's coast — sending a message that China is not the region's only big player. The visit comes ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 26th, 2010

Why I Fight

I really hate to use the language of the violent-patriarchy, but since my precious oldest child was killed in Iraq, I have been in the fight of my life. I consistently feel bruised and banged up by the system, but never defeated and never as mangled, spindled, torn and mutilated ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

July 21st, 2010

We're Heading West

Back in spring 1970, just after the shootings at Kent State, the Kent State University (KSU) campus went on lockdown and every KSU student was forced to leave within hours, many for good. Since we formed the Kent State Truth Tribunal (KSTT), I have heard many KSTT participants recollect their ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

Film Fest set to launch sixth season

TRAVERSE CITY - More than 100 films representing 25 countries will share six screens during the sixth annual Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), July 27 through Aug. 1. From Vietnam and Singapore to Nigeria, Argentina and Cuba, movies which organizers say are often undistributed will be shown on the big ... continue reading

July 19th, 2010

Barefoot Marine veteran’s long trek draws attention to stress syndrome

SHANKSVILLE — Ron Zaleski was a combat-trained Marine, ready to fight when he and five others in his outfit received orders to Vietnam in 1972. But the Long Island native’s orders were changed, so the five others went without him. “All five were shot. Two were killed,” Zaleski said Sunday ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

New documents from Vietnam era resonate even now

WASHINGTON – In the thick of the Vietnam War, senators harrumphed about White House arrogance, fretted over their own ineffectiveness, complained bitterly about misleading information from the Johnson administration and debated the value — and potential damage — of telling Americans the truth.In more than 1,000 pages of previously classified ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Top anti-war Democrat: Afghanistan war could ‘destroy’ Obama’s presidency

WASHINGTON – An outspoken anti-war Democrat said ongoing US military efforts in Afghanistan could deeply imperil the presidency of Barack Obama and the fortunes of the Democratic Party.“I think that this war, if it goes on and if it escalates, has the potential to destroy this presidency and to destroy ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

House Democrats take up war funding bill

WASHINGTON — With their ranks infused with anti-war sentiment, Democrats controlling the House inched forward Thursday with a plan to both finance President Barack Obama's Afghanistan troop surge and salvage their dwindling jobs agenda.Long delayed, the measure came to the floor Thursday amid building pressure on Democrats to act before ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

Ending The Longest War

This past week, the United States recognized a dubious milestone in our country's history as direct war spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan topped $1 trillion. Unfortunately, we have reached a second milestone, with the War in Afghanistan passing the Vietnam War to officially become the longest military ... continue reading

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

April 30th, 2010

AP-GfK Poll: Vietnamese upbeat about future

HANOI, Vietnam — Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the people of this country are optimistic about the future, bullish about the free market and rarely think about a conflict that still ignites political passions in America.A new Associated Press-GfK Poll, one of the most exhaustive surveys ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

Vietnam celebrates 35th anniversary of war's end

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Communist Vietnam marked the 35th anniversary of the end of its war Friday with a dramatic re-enactment of the day North Vietnamese tanks smashed through the gates of the former Presidential Palace and ousted the U.S.-backed South Vietnam government.The celebration took place as signs ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

April 9th, 2010

Franken Peace Arrests

Last night our group of over 50 “Minnesotans for Peace” asked Al Franken “What Would Wellstone Do?”  The response was extremely disappointing.  To be clear, Franken’s staff and the St. Paul police officers are to be commended for their patience, professionalism and willingness to listen.  Al Franken is to be ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 2nd, 2010

If Terror is the Measure, It’s Healthcare War

Since I was a little child huddled in the elementary school hallway for the bomb drills to the present day when I listen to the reasons my nation must spend more on foreign military actions, the means of securing public support for war in this nation seems to have centered ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87."His writings ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2010

Doctors study link between combat and brain disease

The California neuropathologist who discovered damage in the brains of former professional football players has found similar damage in the brain of a deceased Vietnam veteran — a potentially groundbreaking finding that suggests combat troops who suffer head trauma might be susceptible to a degenerative brain disease.Dr. Bennet Omalu, an ... continue reading

January 15th, 2010

Vets: Burn pits are killing us

Combat had changed him. Yet Andrew Rounds was still the adoring son his mother had sent off to war. He was still the hard worker who had helped her deliver newspapers after school. He was still the amiable soul who knew the names of everyone in the tiny village of ... continue reading

December 26th, 2009

Lafayette crosses remain as memorial to war dead

LAFAYETTE – Kyle Stadt, like many Bay Area commuters, passes by them every day – thousands of white wooden crosses that sprawl across a hillside just feet from the Lafayette BART station. But these days, the Sacramento native hardly notices them."It's one of those things that's just kind of in ... continue reading

December 25th, 2009

Captured U.S. soldier shown on Taliban video

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan - The Taliban today released a video in which Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier captured by insurgents nearly six months ago, denounces the American military effort in Afghanistan as foolhardy and doomed to failure. Military officials acknowledged that the man shown in the video was ... continue reading

December 22nd, 2009

In Russia, foreboding about America's war in Afghanistan

MOSCOW — Thirty years ago this week, the Red Army began its invasion of Afghanistan , a move that sank the Soviet Union in a decade of guerrilla war and hastened the collapse of the Cold War empire.Today, as former Soviet soldiers watch American troops trying to pacify the same ... 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

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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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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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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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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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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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