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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 29th, 2013

Good Friday Health Care Options: Go Bare or Go Broke?

In America, we take our pound of flesh and our profits wherever we may find them.  In our U.S. health care system, the opportunities to profit are plentiful no matter the pain, illness, worry or other suffering inflicted.  For me, I now face a decision I have faced at other points in ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

March 28th, 2013

SEARCHING FOR OCCUPY: Tar Sands Pipeline and Red Nations

I haven't had much time to keep up with blogging... I spent almost a week in Oklahoma, camping near Ponca City with the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance Camp - no electricity in my tent (although one tent did have a windmill and solar panels - I kid you not!). ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

March 27th, 2013

This Easter, Religious Leaders Join Forces to Denounce U.S. Drone Policy

Today, Brave New Foundation released a short video documenting religious leaders coming out against the use of Just War Theory to defend President Obama’s drone policy.</p> Franciscan Friar Joe Nangle said it well:</p> "How can we hold our heads high when remote-controlled, killer aircraft like drones are raining death and ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

March 27th, 2013

Why I'm Attending the Dedication of the Bush Lie Bury

On April 25th the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and General Rehabilitation Project will be dedicated in Dallas, Texas.  It takes up 23 acres at Southern Methodist University, 23 acres that neither humanity nor any other species may ever reclaim for anything decent or good.I'll be there, joining ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 26th, 2013

Entrenching Pain and Suffering While We All Watch

How could any of us see the photo of John Lennon’s blood covered eyeglasses released by Yoko Ono recently and not mourn the senseless gun related deaths numbering over a million souls since December 1980 when Lennon was gunned down?  The right to carry guns and “defend” oneself seems to have ... continue reading

Barry Eisler

Author and former CIA agent

March 25th, 2013

That Power of Accurate Observation Is Called Political By Those Who Have Not Got It

I'm glad to say that most of the Amazon customer reviews for my new short novel, London Twist, have been positive. Among the negative ones, there's an interesting theme: that the story is either disturbingly pro-gay or disturbingly anti-drone, and in all events too liberal. I think it's worth examining ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

March 25th, 2013

June 1: Thank Bradley Manning for helping end the Iraq war

By exposing the truth, Bradley Manning helped end a war based on lies. Join us June 1, 2013, to rally in support of Bradley Manning at Fort Meade. Pundits across the political spectrum are searching for meaning in the tenth anniversary of the United States’ invasion of Iraq. The decade-long campaign ... continue reading

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

March 25th, 2013

Democrats and Republicans Join Forces for PA Single-Payer

Pennsylvania might be the next laboratory to experiment with universal health care. On March 19th 2013, Senator Jim Ferlo announced the reintroduction of SB400, a single-payer health care bill that if implemented, will grant comprehensive, affordable health care coverage to every citizen of the state. The catalyst for the bill’s ... continue reading

March 24th, 2013

Three Actions to Take NOW to Help Reduce Gun Violence

These are the actions discussed at the March 23rd, 2013 panel discussion in New York City on gun violence following the 10th anniversary screening of 'Bowling for Columbine' organized by Moveon, USAction, Progressive Democrats of America, RootsAction and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Panelists were: Michael Moore Garlin Gilchrist ... continue reading

March 23rd, 2013

Talking Points for Gun Violence Conversations With Friends and Relatives

*Murder has been around since Cain and Abel. We will never eliminate all murder, but we can DRASTICALLY reduce it (as they have in almost every other First World democracy) by passing some very simple laws: An assault weapons ban, a ban on high-capacity ammo magazines, background checks on everyone ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 23rd, 2013

Invite Some People Over to Your Home TONIGHT and Watch 'Bowling For Columbine' with Thousands of Your Fellow Americans!

This evening is going be a big moment in turning our country around on the issue of gun violence. That's why I desperately want you to be part of it! Please join me and thousands of others in a virtual grassroots nationwide townhall from your own living room. Here's how ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 21st, 2013

Please Watch 'Bowling for Columbine' With Me This Saturday Night, the 10th Anniversary of Winning the Oscar

I am hosting a nationwide series of house parties this Saturday night where tens of thousands of people will gather together in living rooms to watch 'Bowling for Columbine' and then hold a live "town hall" to discuss what the 310 million of us who aren't members of the NRA ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

March 20th, 2013

1,057,000

Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980. An average of 31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into a War Zone. Together, let's bring back ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

March 19th, 2013

We Will Find and Kill All of You

The first U.S. soldier killed in combat in Iraq, Jose Gutierrez, actually was not a U.S. citizen; he was Guatemalan: Marine Lance Corporal Jose Gutierrez was shot in the chest as his unit took heavy fire in the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr. Everyone believed he was 22. But his ... continue reading

William deBuys

Author/Conservationist

March 19th, 2013

Phoenix in the Climate Crosshairs: We Are Long Past Coal Mine Canaries

Crossposted from TomDispatch: If cities were stocks, you’d want to short Phoenix. Of course, it’s an easy city to pick on. The nation’s 13th largest metropolitan area (nudging out Detroit) crams 4.3 million people into a low bowl in a hot desert, where horrific heat waves and windstorms visit it ... continue reading

Kathy Kelly

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

March 19th, 2013

War Without End

Ten years ago, in March of 2003, Iraqis braced themselves for the anticipated “Shock and Awe” attacks that the U.S. was planning to launch against them.  The media buildup for the attack assured Iraqis that barbarous assaults were looming. I was living in Baghdad at the time, along with other ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe

Reporter

March 19th, 2013

Sarah

After she finished screeching her red-meat propaganda to red-state rednecks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday, Sarah Palin left the stage with a “Big Gulp” soft drink held high the way the Statue of Liberty holds her torch. It was the former Alaska Governor’s way of mocking Mayor ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

March 18th, 2013

A Last-Second Appeal for Sanity

Ten years ago, the U.S. invasion of Iraq was only hours away, but the case for this unprovoked war was already falling apart with exposure of hyperbole, half-truths and even a forgery. On March 18, 2003, a group of U.S. intelligence veterans pleaded with President George W. Bush to postpone ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

March 18th, 2013

Iraq War Among World's Worst Events

Ever More Shocked, Never Yet AwedBy David SwansonSwanson will be speaking on this topic in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 18th. The following is a brief summary of a much longer, and fully documented, report available at http://warisacrime.org/iraq and being made available in an attractive 88-page PDF at http://www.coldtype.netAt 10 ... continue reading

March 16th, 2013

Hold Your Own 10th Anniversary 'Bowling for Columbine' House Party and Discussion!

This coming Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, the 10th anniversary of 'Bowling for Columbine' winning an Oscar, Michael Moore is hosting thousands of nationwide house parties to watch it – and asking all Americans concerned about gun violence to join him and a panel of activists online afterward for a discussion ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

March 16th, 2013

Cheney Saw Iraq as a Delicious "Additional Source of Oil"

This is from a new article by David Frum, the Bush administration speechwriter who coined the term "axis of evil": I was less impressed by Chalabi than were some others in the Bush administration. However, since one of those “others” was Vice President Cheney, it didn’t matter what I thought. ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 15th, 2013

Join Me to Kick Off a Mass Movement Against Gun Violence From Your Living Room on Saturday, March 23rd

The response to my Newtown letter this week has been overwhelming. It is so very clear to everyone that the majority of Americans have had it with how we as a country have recklessly allowed the NRA and the gun manufacturers to get away, literally, with murder. That, right now, ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

March 13th, 2013

Audio recording of Bradley Manning’s statement leaked

Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images / AFP By the Bradley Manning Support Network. The transparency group Freedom of the Press Foundation has published an illicit audio recording of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s full statement on releasing classified documents to WikiLeaks as an act of conscience. Despite this being among the most important ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 13th, 2013

America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA)

The year was 1955. Emmett Till was a young African American boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi. One day Emmett was seen "flirting" with a white woman in town, and for that he was mutilated and murdered at the age of fourteen. He was found with part of a ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

March 12th, 2013

Don't Fall for TV Ads on Medicare From an Insurance Industry Front Group

Facing government cuts to one of their cash cows -- private Medicare plans -- health insurance companies have launched a multi-pronged campaign, financed by customer premiums, to persuade Congress to keep the cuts from going into effect next month. The industry's big PR and lobbying group, America's Health Insurance Plans, ... 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
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
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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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