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Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

March 31st, 2011

Five Worst Things the Koch Brothers Have Done. Vote!

The billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to gain political influence and change America. Their work and spending is driven by the goal of increasing their own profit through decreasing regulations. The expansive and diverse nature of their efforts makes it overwhelming to keep tabs of ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

March 30th, 2011

Obama on Libya: George W. Bush 2.0

by Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis His lines may be better delivered, but Barack Obama is sounding – and acting – more like the heir to George W. Bush than the answer sold to the public in his award-winning ad campaign. Indeed, when not sending billions of dollars to repressive ... continue reading

March 30th, 2011

Michael Moore Speaks With Roseanne Barr on HLN, Part 3 -- March 29th, 2011

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March 30th, 2011

Michael Moore Speaks With Roseanne Barr on HLN, Part 2 -- March 29th, 2011

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March 30th, 2011

Michael Moore Speaks With Roseanne Barr on HLN, Part 1 -- March 29th, 2011

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Celia Chazelle

History Professor, Prison Activist

March 30th, 2011

How to waste money and lives: the American prison system

In 1970, fewer than 200,000 Americans were incarcerated. Today, with some 2.3 million in prison or jail, the US has more people and a higher percentage of its population locked up than any other country. Adding those on probation and parole, over seven million are under penal supervision. Although much ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

March 29th, 2011

Obama Shoulders Responsibility

Last night Barack Obama took to a podium to expound on the reasons for the U.S. involvement in the Libyan situation.  I had been half convinced up until the speech that the American airstrikes against forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi were a good and reasonable solution to an alarming international ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 29th, 2011

We are All Wal-Mart Women Today, Like It or Not

I can hear it now.  The gasps of those too good to ever set foot in a Wal-Mart store much less work there combined with the righteous indignation of those who never, ever shop Wal-Mart due to political or ethical reasons might well overpower the voices of the clerks and ... continue reading

March 29th, 2011

Michael Moore on the Colbert Report -- March 28th, 2011

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Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

March 29th, 2011

The Deficit Hawks Target Nurses and Firefighters

Many people might think that the country's problems stem from the fact that too much money has been going to the very rich. Over the last three decades, the richest one percent of the population has increased its share of national income by almost 10 percentage points (Excel spreadsheet). This ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

March 28th, 2011

Two Grandmothers, Two Priests and a Nun go onto a Nuclear Base: Prison for Peacemakers in Tacoma WA

Two grandmothers, two priests and a nun were sentenced in federal court in Tacoma, WA Monday March 28, 2011, for confronting hundreds of US nuclear weapons stockpiled for use by the deadly Trident submarines.   Sentenced were: Sr. Anne Montgomery, 83, a Sacred Heart sister from New York, who was ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

March 28th, 2011

The "Pack" of Young DC Labor Journalists - The Sh*tkickers

A recent New York Times profile of several young male trend setting DC journalists known as the "Brat Pack" inspired Good Magazine Executive Editor Ann Friedman to write a piece on the "DC Lady Journo Mafia." Friedman recounted a meeting composed of several female journalists to discuss barriers that women ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

March 28th, 2011

After Paying Zero Income Taxes, GE Plans To Ask Its Union Workers To Make Wage And Benefits Concessions

Last week, the New York Times reported that, despite making $14.2 billion in profits, General Electric, the largest corporation in the United States, paid zero U.S. taxes in 2010 and actually received tax credits of $3.2 billion dollars. The article noted that GE’s tax avoidance team is comprised of “former ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 27th, 2011

"'Humanitarian War' is an Oxymoron"

The other day, I was scanning through the AM radio stations on my way to Berkeley to pick up something, when I heard a familiar voice, our old friend, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh)—and he didn’t sound happy. So I stopped the scan to listen.Surprisingly, Congressman Kucinich was talking to another ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

March 27th, 2011

Collective Bargaining for Homeowners: Heroism or Terrorism? My Exclusive Interview With Steven Lerner

Last night, I interviewed the man at the center of a new swirling controversy. Stephen Lerner, a veteran union organizer, wants collective bargaining for homeowners that owe money to the big banks. And this week, he was caught on tape talking about a "mortgage strike" against the big banks. He ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

March 26th, 2011

THREE MEMBERS OF THE GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE GIVEN THE FIRST CLARA LEMLICH AWARD

As part of the week-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirt Factory fire of March 25, 2011, the first Clara Lemlich Award was presented to thirty older women on March 21 in a ceremony at the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.  Three of the recipients are members ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

March 26th, 2011

Have You No Decency, Scott Walker?

William Cronon is a professor of history, geography and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the prize winning author of many books such as Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England, which revolutionized the study of environmental history. He is known as ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 25th, 2011

Let’s Drop Healthcare Access on One Another, Not Bombs

I’m up for some political behavior modification work.  How about we support and reinforce the elected officials who do what we want to see happen and stop giving power to those who act in ways we do not wish repeated? I think Vermont has it right.  When their state House members ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

March 24th, 2011

Townhall.com Gets It Wrong Again

So the good folks over at townhall.com are at it again.  This time, it’s Steve Chapman discussing something he refers to as “Obama’s Fatal Attraction To War.”  All because Obama sent in air attacks against Gadhafi forces to help reinforce United Nations Resolutions.  Calling him a hypocrite for sanctioning the ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

March 23rd, 2011

Afghan Nonviolence Expertise

I may soon have an opportunity to meet with nonviolent activists in Afghanistan, an area of the world we falsely imagine has earned the name "graveyard of empires" purely through violent resistance. I was educated in the United States and learned in some detail about the lives of several morally ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

March 23rd, 2011

Will “Bitches” and “Turds” Decide the Fate of Wisconsin?

The reign of lawlessness continues in Wisconsin. Last week, a local court issued a stay temporarily blocking the implementation of Governor Scott Walker's radical proposal to do away with most collective bargaining rights for public workers and cripple labor's ability to collect union dues. The court put a halt to ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

March 23rd, 2011

Instead of Bombing Dictators, Stop Selling Them Bombs

Written by Medea Benjamin and Charles DavisWhen all you have is bombs, everything starts to look like a target. And so after years of providing Libya’s dictator with the weapons he's been using against the people, all the international community – France, Britain and the United States – has to ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2011

The Cost of One F-15E Lost in Libya Is 563 Wisconsin Teachers

According to the New York Times, the U.S. fighter jet that just crashed in Libya was an F-15E Strike Eagle.The Air Force says each F-15E cost $31.1 million in 1998 dollars (not including fuel, pilot training or anything else). Adjusted for inflation, that's $42.23 million today.Wisconsin teachers are paid an ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

March 22nd, 2011

The Worst That Could Happen

“Seldom more than thrice annually did any layman or stranger travel the old road that passed the abbey, in spite of the oasis which permitted that abbey’s existence and which would have made the monastery a natural inn for wayfarers if the road were not a road from nowhere, leading ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

March 21st, 2011

No Fly: A Tactic in Search of a Strategy

One of the unfortunate imperatives of public life is that when something is the lead story, you think you've got to be doing something about it. Not just have an opinion on it. Be doing something about it. Volcano erupts? Prepare a news release on the new anti-volcano policy. Zombies ... continue reading

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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
3:28 PM
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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
9:48 AM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
7:38 PM
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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
8:27 PM
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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
3:55 PM
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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
5:41 PM
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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
4:48 PM
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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
5:38 PM
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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
9:40 PM
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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
9:08 PM
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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
4:59 PM
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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
10:07 AM
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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
9:53 AM
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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
6:48 PM
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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
1:08 PM
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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
1:02 PM
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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
8:39 PM
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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
1:21 PM
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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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