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April 30th, 2011

New York Times: U.S. Specifically Targeted Gaddafi's Family in 1986 to "Diminish" Him as a Leader

From 'TARGET QADDAFI' by Seymour Hersh, New York Times, February 22, 1987 ... The mission was the first combat assignment for most of the fliers. Qaddafi's home and his camouflaged Bedouin tent, where he often worked throughout the night, were inside the grounds of El-Azziziya. The notion of targeting Qaddafi's ... continue reading

April 30th, 2011

New York Times: Claims Gaddafi Tried to Assassinate Reagan Were "Complete Fabrication"

From 'TARGET QADDAFI' by Seymour Hersh, New York Times, February 22, 1987 ... In the weeks following Sadat's death, newspapers and television reported a barrage of Qaddafi death threats to Reagan and senior Administration officials. Secret Service protection was ordered for the President's three top aides, Edwin Meese 3d, James ... continue reading

April 29th, 2011

TOM MORELLO : THE NIGHTWATCHMAN TO RELEASE UNION TOWN VIA NEW WEST RECORDS; ALL PROFITS FROM EP RELEASE TO BENEFIT UNION STRUGGLES ACROSS THE NATION VIA SAVEWORKERS.ORG

FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE TITLE TRACK “UNION TOWN” AVAILABLE NOW NEW FULL LENGTH ALBUM, WORLD WIDE REBEL SONGS, TO BE RELEASED LATE SUMMER April 28th, 2011 -- New York, New York -- Tom Morello is set to release Union Town via New West Records digitally on May 17th with a physical CD ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

April 29th, 2011

Commander-in-Chief Influence on Bradley Manning’s Court-Martial?

The challenges to President and Commander-in-Chief Obama and his administration on the treatment of Bradley Manning continue, particularly on Obama’s pre-trial statement of guilt that Manning “broke the law.” Can a military court-martial consider the Commander-In-Chief’s comment on Manning’s guilt as government malfeasance similar to the conduct of President Nixon ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 29th, 2011

How Much Longer for the "Royals"?

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. Tomorrow we will see a wedding between a Prince and a soon-to-be Princess. Polling in the US and UK shows that the public itself is largely apathetic, but we in the media can't seem to get enough of ... continue reading

Dr. Margaret Flowers

Doctor, Single Payer Activist

April 28th, 2011

Republican and Democratic Plans for Medicare and Medicaid Misguided: Push for Privatization will Accelerate Costs and Deaths

Leadership in Washington recognizes the damage our soaring health care spending is doing to our entire economy. Although their rhetoric differs, recent budget proposals from both Republicans and Democrats mistakenly place the blame on Medicare and Medicaid. Cuts to and privatization of these important public insurances will place us on ... continue reading

Hedy Epstein

Holocaust Survivor, Activist

April 28th, 2011

As a Holocaust Survivor, AIPAC Doesn't Speak for Me

At the end of one of my first journeys to the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2004, I endured a shocking experience at Ben-Gurion Airport. I never imagined that Israeli security forces would abuse a 79-year-old Holocaust survivor, but they held me for five hours, and strip-searched and cavity-searched every part ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

April 28th, 2011

Health Execs Getting Richer As Some Americans Beg for Help to Pay for Care

On Monday, I wrote about the good fortune of UnitedHealth Group, one of the big seven for-profit health insurance companies, and its CEO, Stephen J. Hemsley. Last week, UnitedHealth pleased Wall Street so much with its report of earnings during the first three months of this year that investors clamored ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

April 28th, 2011

Fire Fighters Turn off the Spigot

Remember when the fight broke out in Wisconsin over the right to collectively bargain and President Obama and a phalanx of national democratic leaders spread out across the country fighting for the rights of American workers?  Right, we don't remember that either. As unions battled for their very existence, the ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

April 28th, 2011

My Class, right or wrong – the Powell Memorandum’s 40th Anniversary

August 23, 2011 will bring the 40th anniversary of one of the most successful efforts to transform America. Forty years ago the most influential representatives of our largest corporations despaired. They saw themselves on the losing side of history. They did not, however, give in to that despair, but rather ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

April 28th, 2011

Massachusetts Dems Pass Bill to 'Eliminate Collective Bargaining as We Know It'

Originally posted on In These Times' 'Working' blogLast night, the Massachusetts House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill (111-42) to strip public-sector workers of their ability to bargain collectively for healthcare. The rhetoric surrounding the bill, proposed by Democratic State House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, is in many ways similar ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

April 27th, 2011

Alan Simpson Just Asked Me to Leave Rich People Alone

I'm feeling pretty guilty. I hadn't known I was causing billionaires so much suffering. The former co-chair of President Obama's deficit (a.k.a. catfood) commission just asked me during a public event to stop going after rich people. Then he came up to me after the event to make sure I'd ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

April 27th, 2011

So the Birth Certificate Is Out, Will Donald Trump Please Shut Up Now?

So it looks like a few of you have strong opinions about the Donald Trump presidential run.  Thankfully, all of America’s sanity has not been lost.  At least I can go to sleep at night knowing that I’m not the only one that thinks it’s a bunch of garbage and ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 26th, 2011

Until Death Us Do Part: Wedded to Wealth We Don’t Have

Perhaps it’s the media fever over the Royal wedding in Great Britain or perhaps it’s my own disgust about hearing that Exxon Mobil makes $100M a day in profits, but either way I am pretty certain many Americans would rather go to their deaths believing in fairy tales than fighting ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

April 26th, 2011

I actually agree with Townhall.com on something

I rarely agree with anything that anyone at Townhall.com puts into print.  I don’t exactly appreciate the Obama bashing.  Sometimes I think that they just blindly bash any Democrat and their agenda.  But amidst all of the bashing of Democrats and the vilification of President Obama on a daily basis, ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

April 26th, 2011

How Americans Can Get Up and Stand Up

In December 2009, psychologist Bruce Levine published an article at Alternet called "Are Americans a Broken People?" His timing couldn't have been better. Americans of good will and bad analysis were suffering a severe fit of Obamanation withdrawal. The article was reposted everywhere, commented on endlessly, and responded to voluminously. ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

April 25th, 2011

The Battle Is Over Money, Not Philosophy

Ever since House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan put out his proposal for voucherizing Medicare we have seen a steady drumbeat of stories telling us that this is a battle over the size and role of government. This is not true. It is a battle over money. This point is ... continue reading

Debra Sweet

Director, World Can't Wait

April 25th, 2011

Caught in Between; Searching for Alternatives to Empire & Fundamentalism

Reading the news, I think about how those of us working toward a more just world need to understand the complex factors shaping the world as it actually is. The "Arab spring" brought so many millions to political life, bringing hope and the sense of new possibilities. At the same ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

April 25th, 2011

Nuclear Power, Kent State & Arthur Krause

HERE WALKS my dad, Arthur Krause with Reverend John Adams and other protesters on his last trip back to Kent State. His daughter, Allison  Krause, was slain at Kent State in the student protest against the Vietnam war on May 4, 1970, a day that forever changed our family and ... continue reading

Kevin Zeese

Attorney, Activist

April 25th, 2011

President Obama Makes a Fair Trial of Bradley Manning Impossible By Declaring Him Guilty

The credibility of the military justice system is being undermined by the prosecution of Bradley Manning.  His abusive punishment without trial violates his due process rights; his harsh treatment in solitary confinement-torture conditions violates the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment; and now the commander-in-chief has announced his guilt before ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

April 24th, 2011

What would Abbie Hoffman do to stop the Koch brothers?

He levitated the Pentagon, brought down Lyndon B. Johnson, shamed Richard Nixon, challenged Wall Street and pioneered a cultural revolution. Sometimes I still hear his Brooklyn meets Boston accent when I think about Abbie Hoffman, his family or his legacy. I directed "Steal This Movie" to capture what I consider ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

April 23rd, 2011

So Donald Trump Wants To Run For President

My wife and I were talking about the various news stories of the week this morning when once again the subject of Donald Trump’s impending decision to announce his candidacy for president of the United States came up.  This really got my blood boiling.  The past couple of weeks the ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

April 23rd, 2011

NLRB Finds Boeing Broke Law—and Upsets Anti-Union Southerners

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Boeing broke the law by moving production from a union facility in Pudget Sound, Wash., to a nonunion facility in North Charleston, S.C. It's yet another move that shows that General Counsel Lafe Solomon is dedicated to vigorously enforcing labor law in ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 23rd, 2011

Corporate Welfare Campaign by My Common Man

Every time my husband fills our gas tank, he believes he is giving corporate welfare to the most profitable industry on earth.  It’s hard to argue with him.  So now he has decided that he’ll just label it what it is and let the rest of the world know what ... continue reading

April 22nd, 2011

FDR Speaks Out Against the Koch Brothers in 1936

Franklin D. Roosevelt's speech at Madison Square Garden, October 31, 1936:...ROOSEVELT: Only desperate men with their backs to the wall would descend so far below the level of decent citizenship as to foster the current pay-envelope campaign against America's working people. Only reckless men, heedless of consequences, would risk the ... 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
2:58 AM
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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
7:31 PM
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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
7:28 PM
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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
12:41 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
2:19 PM
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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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