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Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

June 30th, 2011

The Militarized Surrealism of Barack Obama

Crossposted from TomDispatchIt’s already gone, having barely outlasted its moment -- just long enough for the media to suggest that no one thought it added up to much. Okay, it was a little more than the military wanted, something less than Joe Biden would have liked, not enough for the ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

June 29th, 2011

Displaced Women Demand Justice in Port au Prince.

By Bill Quigley and Jocelyn Brooks.  Bill teaches at Loyola University New Orleans and is Associate Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).  Jocelyn is an Ella Baker associate at CCR working at Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port au Prince. If you want to join the campaign ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

June 29th, 2011

Obama Press Conference: Not Saying Anything Says A Lot

A lot of people will at the very least agree with the fact that President Obama has a big heaping plate of problems in front of him on a daily basis.  Most of which are justified.  I wrote several weeks ago that the situation in Libya is an extremely tricky ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

June 29th, 2011

Obama should support the Audacity of Hope, condemn Israeli naval blockade

This week, some 40 American citizens, including myself, will peacefully attempt to break Israel's illegal naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The flotilla that we will be a part of is expected to consist of 10 boats carrying human rights advocates from around the world and humanitarian aid for the ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 28th, 2011

International solidarity and history in the making

Today we had a great international press conference. There were representatives from Greece, Sweden, France, Norway, Canada, Spain, Turkey and of course, the U.S. The room was packed with press and passengers; there was really a feeling that we are part of something historic. Our US speakers were Ann Wright ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

June 28th, 2011

Monsanto in Haiti

By Beverly Bell, based on reporting from Haiti-based Haiti Grassroots Watch and AlterPresse HINCHE, Haiti, June 27 – Last week, thousands of farmers and supporters of Haitian peasant agriculture marched for hours under the hot Caribbean sun to call for more government support for locally grown seeds and agriculture. The ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 28th, 2011

More from Athens: 'It's Unbelievable How Inhumane and Violent They Are'

Today we had a long meeting about whether or not we should do some visible protests against the Greek government for holding up our ship and if so, where we should do the actions. We even had a scouting team go out, which brought back all kinds of ideas. My ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

June 27th, 2011

Right to Rent: Will the Obama Administration Finally Fix Housing?

The concept of "right to rent" has been floating around Washington for almost four years. Under this proposal , foreclosed homeowners would be allowed to remain in their house as renters paying the market rent, for a substantial period of time (e.g. five years) following a foreclosure. While several bills ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

June 27th, 2011

Nonprofit Insurers: Reaping Profits at the Expense of the Consumer

Nowhere are health insurers working harder to thwart reforms that could save consumers billions of dollars than in California. One measure they are especially determined to kill is a bill that would give state regulators the authority to reject rate increases that were excessive or discriminatory. The California Assembly passed ... continue reading

Joanne Doroshow

Center for Justice & Democracy

June 27th, 2011

Watch Hot Coffee, a Powerful New Film on HBO June 27

If you know anything about the so-called "tort reform" movement in the United States, you may know that it has turned the civil jury system into an embattled and vulnerable institution. From at least the 1980s until today, this country has experienced a non-stop barrage of legislative and, in some ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

June 27th, 2011

Shared Sacrifice: Sign Bernie's Letter to the President

Sign Bernie's Letter to the President Dear Mr. President, This is a pivotal moment in the history of our country. Decisions are being made about the national budget that will impact the lives of virtually every American for decades to come. As we address the issue of deficit reduction we ... continue reading

Michael Klare

Professor, Energy Expert

June 27th, 2011

The New Thirty Years’ War

Crossposted from TomDispatchA 30-year war for energy preeminence?  You wouldn’t wish it even on a desperate planet.  But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back. From 1618 to 1648, Europe was engulfed in a series of intensely brutal conflicts known collectively as the Thirty Years’ War. It was, ... continue reading

Dan DeWalt

Woodworker, Musician, Activist

June 27th, 2011

Why Any Thinking Person Should Question the NRC

The Vermont legislature, when considering whether or not to allow Vermont Yankee to operate for another twenty years past its original license, was not permitted to consider safety issues. The people of Vermont, however, are under no such restriction. In fact, we must scrutinize the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

June 27th, 2011

Routine Injustice

For more work from Marc Adler check out his blog:  http://thebloodycrossroads.com/“Before September 11 this was a great country, 100 percent beautiful, and I was treated just like anybody else. After September 11 we have a hard time because of the names.” These are the words of Mohammed, a cab driver ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 27th, 2011

When the Public Rises, We'll Want an Ally in Congress

For the majority of people in the United States -- a majority does not vote, a majority believes the government is broken, a majority thinks our public policy is headed in the wrong direction -- the fact that we call this place a democracy is apparently outweighed by the fact ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

June 26th, 2011

Spirits of Justice Going to Gaza

For those who engage in the common struggle for Justice, an invaluable grace comes from getting to know new friends similarly engaged — and equally willing to speak with more than words. Thus, it has been a great grace to get to know folks like Alice Walker personally as well as through ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 26th, 2011

Assault on U.S. Patients Accelerates, Fight Back Does Too

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that stand to further enrich and protect the huge pharmaceutical companies, and the Obama administration made it more difficult for patients to appeal insurance company denials of care.  And almost no one noticed or put up a fight about it.  America’s ... continue reading

Kevin Zeese

Attorney, Activist

June 26th, 2011

Overcoming injustice together

Inspired by the courageous, nonviolent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Greece, Spain and elsewhere, people in the United States have come together to form the October 2011 Movement. This fusion of peace, social justice, environmental, student, and immigrant rights organisations is in solidarity with all who seek a peaceful, ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 26th, 2011

Is Greece Being Blackmailed to Put the Brakes on Gaza Flotilla?

The 50 passengers and crew on the U.S. boat to Gaza have converged in Athens, Greece, ready to head out to sea to join an international fleet of ships that will challenge the Israeli-imposed naval blockade of Gaza. But on Thursday, June 23, when the boat was scheduled to leave ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 24th, 2011

Freedom Riding to Gaza

Fifty years ago, freedom riders traveled by bus into the U.S. South.  Now American freedom riders are joining their allies from around the world on a flotilla bound for Gaza.  The U.S. ship is called The Audacity of Hope. The heroes on this ship have pledged to sail unarmed and to ... continue reading

Jonathan Schell

Nation Institute

June 23rd, 2011

Attacking Libya -- and the Dictionary

Crossposted from TomDispatchThe Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the congressional approval required by the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973.  American planes are taking off, they are entering Libyan air space, they are locating targets, they are ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

June 23rd, 2011

Nine War Words That Define Our World

Crossposted from TomDispatchNow that Washington has at least six wars cooking (in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, and more generally, the global war on terror), Americans find themselves in a new world of war.  If, however, you haven't joined the all-volunteer military, any of our 17 intelligence outfits, the Pentagon, ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

June 23rd, 2011

Haiti Facts Seventeen Months after Earthquake

Haiti experienced a major earthquake January 12, 2010.  Tens of thousands died, estimates range from 65,000 to 230,000 people killed.  About 2 million more people were displaced.  Haiti was already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with a per capita income of about $2 a day.  Seventeen months later, ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

June 23rd, 2011

Obama’s speech means nothing to us and our families

President Barack Obama said in his speech on June 22, “This has been a difficult decade for our country.” But it has not been difficult for everyone in the United States. It has not been difficult for the defense contractors, with their billion-dollar contracts churning out an endless supply of ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

June 23rd, 2011

“Internationalism between Peoples”: Learning and Constructing with Haitians

Jose Luis Patrola is a history professor, farmer, and member of the Brazilian land reform group, the Rural Landless Workers’ Movement, or MST. He has lived in Haiti for three years. There, he coordinates the MST’s program, an exchange of agricultural and technical cooperation between Haitians and Brazilians. In a ... 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...

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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...

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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
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
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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
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
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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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