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August 27th, 2010

Iraq seven years later: Was the war worth it?

RAMADI, Iraq — It was a way to show the government cared.About 100 families of slain policemen and other victims of insurgent attacks gathered in an auditorium to receive packages of food from the local government."We don't want food," said Nooriya Khalaf, 39, pointing dismissively at the small bags with ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

U.S. says troop numbers in Iraq at 56,000

WASHINGTON - The U.S. troop strength in Iraq is 56,000, a senior Obama administration official said on Wednesday evening, correcting his earlier statement the troop level was down to the 50,000 level Washington has targeted for the end of the month."I had incorrect information," the official said.NBC News reported earlier ... continue reading

August 4th, 2010

The Bomb: Howard Zinn's last call to rebel against war

In his lifetime, Howard Zinn wrote and edited nearly two dozen books, and altered radically the way Americans view their own history with his best selling A Peoples’s History of the United States: 1492-Present. He was compassionate, dynamic, and an unrelenting seeker after justice, and when he died in January ... continue reading

August 1st, 2010

U.S. Envoy to Join Hiroshima Ceremony for First Time

Sixty-five years after the U.S. bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the U.S. ambassador to Japan will attend the city’s annual memorial ceremony for the first time. Ambassador John Roos will attend the Aug. 6 proceedings, State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley said in Washington yesterday. “At ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Billboard Linking Obama, Hitler Draws Complaints

A billboard created by an Iowa tea party group that compares President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin is drawing sharp criticism - even from fellow tea party activists who have condemned it as offensive and a waste of money. The North Iowa Tea Party began displaying the ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Record Western military deaths in Afghanistan in June

Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — As the Afghan war's bloodiest month for Western forces drew to a close Wednesday, the widening scope and relentless tempo of battlefield casualties pointed to a formidable challenge for U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the incoming commander. At least 103 coalition troops were killed ... continue reading

June 11th, 2010

Students rally against war, ask for peace

TEANECK, NJ – "Honk if you're with us!" shouted 13 Stillman Elementary School students June 2 in front of the Teaneck Armory.The W.I.T.S. (World Improvement with Tenafly Students) Club was at it again making their voices heard loud and clear in an effort to take a stand against war and ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Families, loved ones gather around Bay Area to honor fallen on Memorial Day

Fresh-faced teenagers and a dwindling army of aging veterans paraded through the heart of Saratoga on Monday in the town's traditional Memorial Day ceremony, an emotional tribute to service and sacrifice.The generations gathered in gratitude at Memorial Arch and then Madronia Cemetery, sharing the sense that time was running out."Look ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

VIDEO: Slain Soldiers Honored in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. -- The meaning of Memorial Day is often overshadowed by celebrations, but a group aims to share why the holiday is here in the first place.The local Lane County chapter of Veterans For Peace is helping people remember the realities of war.In a patch of grass near Eugene's ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 28th, 2010

Remembering Memorial Day

It’s a bit silly to look back on a simpler – or at least less cluttered – time and long to recreate those moments. But as the days grow longer and warmer perhaps longings such as these are to be expected. The neighborhood picnic, the block party, the community parade, ... continue reading

April 26th, 2010

Okinawans rally for US base to be moved off island

TOKYO -- Tens of thousands of Okinawan residents and leaders demanded a U.S. Marine base be moved off the island at a mass rally Sunday, inflamed by speculation the government may finally accept a plan to merely relocate it to another part of the southern Japanese island. Okinawans have long ... continue reading

April 15th, 2010

Four German soldiers killed in Afghanistan

BERLIN — Four German soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Thursday and five wounded, Berlin said, in the latest bloodshed bound to fuel opposition to the unpopular mission.The government said in a statement that the troops were travelling from the northern city of Kunduz to Baghlan, a Taliban stronghold. The patrol ... 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 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

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

December 2nd, 2009

30,000 Wrongs Won't Make it Right

I have had to reluctantly watch many presidential speeches since my son was killed in Iraq in 2004. I was even dragged out of a Bush State of the Union speech in 2006, that I didn’t want to go to anyway, for just wearing a shirt with an anti-war message.Now, ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2009

Hundreds rally at West Point to call for end of Afghan war

WEST POINT — More than 250 people held a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Military Academy on Tuesday night to protest President Obama's decision to escalate the eight-year-old war in Afghanistan.The protest was held shortly before Obama announced that the United States would send 30,000 more troops to the South ... 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...

Apr 22nd
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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...

Apr 20th
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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
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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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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
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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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