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David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 20th, 2011

There Must Be 50 Ways to Leave the Military Industrial Complex

And we heard all of them from two dozen brilliant speakers during a three-day conference this past weekend.  If you missed it, the video is all online.  So is the text of many of the papers presented. Here are a few excerpts to whet your appetite: "Let's say we want ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 20th, 2011

Thank You, Tony Bennett

Thank God for Tony Bennett. He spoke the truth on Howard Stern and now the forces of hate are after him. He said that his fighting in World War II made him a pacifist. He said that perhaps had our behavior in the Persian Gulf been different, 9/11 might have ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

September 20th, 2011

Secrecy Kills

With editing assistance from Hugh Iglarsh, writer/editor/citizen based in Chicago These two words sum up well the op-ed I co-wrote with Bogdan Dzakovic before the ninth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks last year, a shortened version of which was published later in the Los Angeles Times under the title: WikiLeaks ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

September 20th, 2011

Scamming Washington

Crossposted from Tomdispatch[Note to Readers:  Who hasn’t received one -- or 100 -- of those “Nigerian” letters offering you, in florid prose, millions of potential dollars and with nary a catch in sight?  But who knew that the highest officials in Washington have been receiving them as well -- and ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

September 20th, 2011

Is Obama More Pro-Israel than Bush?

There has been much talk lately about President Obama’s “anti-Israel” policy, which apparently played a big role in New York’s recent special election resulting in a Republican victory by businessman Bob Turner in a Democratic stronghold.  The Wall Street Journal has editorializedthat Obama “has built the most consistently one-sided diplomatic record against Israel ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

September 20th, 2011

One Good Thing, One Bad Thing

Well folks, by the time you’ve read this, one good and one bad thing has happened in the United States.  The good thing, the United States military has officially repealed the ignorant “don’t ask don’t tell” policy regarding homosexuals from serving in America’s armed forces.  I’ll get to the bad ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 19th, 2011

'Trouble' Hits the Pacific Northwest

I had great time tonight at Seattle's Neptune Theater. Earlier I stopped by Microsoft and spoke to employees there, including the guy who started the George W. Bush "miserable failure" Googlebomb. (You can see pictures from both talks below.) And in between I squeezed in a taping of an episode ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 19th, 2011

O Canada

I just finished up an appearance at the Vancouver International Writers Festival before a great sold out crowd. (Some pictures are below.) Tomorrow I'm headed down to Seattle at the Neptune Theater, and then to Los Angeles, where I'll be at UCLA on Tuesday and then the Writers Guild theater ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

September 18th, 2011

Never Forget: How Bush Lied Us Into War

Many Americans are vaguely aware that George W. Bush lied us into a war. Everyone knows about the infamous 16 words in his State of the Union speech and Valerie Plame. But few appreciate the full extent to which the administration brazenly manipulated intelligence, the United Nations, Congress, the media ... continue reading

Nick Turse

Journalist, TomDispatch

September 18th, 2011

Obama’s Arc of Instability

Crossposted from TomdispatchIt’s a story that should take your breath away: the destabilization of what, in the Bush years, used to be called “the arc of instability.”  It involves at least 97 countries, across the bulk of the global south, much of it coinciding with the oil heartlands of the ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

September 18th, 2011

Barbarism Breeds Barbarism

My heart is very heavy as I write this--in three days (Sept. 21), people around the world will be commemorating International Peace Day and the state of Georgia has scheduled the execution of Troy Anthony Davis. There is much evidence that Davis is not guilty of the murder, with the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 17th, 2011

Thanks, Bay Area!

I had a fantastic time in San Francisco Friday night at the National Nurses Union convention and at Books, Inc. in Opera Plaza Saturday afternoon. And I just finished up a great appearance at Berkeley's Wheeler Auditorium. (Click here for pictures from Books, Inc. and Berkeley.) Tomorrow I'm going up ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

September 16th, 2011

Congress Sees Middle East Through AIPAC-Colored Glasses

During August recess this year, 81 members of Congress went on a junket to Israel funded by the Israel lobby group AIPAC (well, funded by the American Israel Education Fund, but they are really one and the same) to “learn first-hand about one of our closest friends and allies.” While ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 16th, 2011

It's a Long Way from Bunker Hill

Last night, on the 3rd anniversary of the start of the Wall Street Heist of 2008, I spoke at Bunker Hill Community College in the Charlestown section of Boston. It is not, to say the least, a wealthy neighborhood. It is roughscrabble and working class, a place where there are ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

September 16th, 2011

Bush Kept Out of Canada, Can We Keep Him Out of Minnesota Too?

Please JOIN US for an anti-torture candlelight vigil dedicated to detainees and victims of torture authorized by George Bush! Wednesday, September21, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Beth El Synagogue, public sidewalk area along parking lot, 5224 West 26th Street, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. (This is the same synagogue that hosted Condi ... continue reading

Jasiri X

Emcee, community activist

September 16th, 2011

VIDEO: Would You Let an Innocent Man Die & Do Nothing?

I Am Troy Davis (T.R.O.Y.)We used Pete Rock's classic beat, "They Reminisce Over You," to shed light on the case of Troy Davis.The state of Georgia plans to execute Troy Davis on September 21, 2011. There is still serious doubt as to Troy Davis’ guilt, and by putting him to ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 15th, 2011

Now, Where Was I? The End of Three Sentences I Didn't Get to Finish

Yesterday I was fortunate to be a guest on The View and The Colbert Report. As time ran out on both shows while I was in mid-sentence (or, as in the case with The View, a change of topic) I was not allowed to complete my thought. Which is ok ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

September 15th, 2011

Rick Scott: Worthy Of Impeachment?

Sometimes, politicians will do all they can to engage in the winning of hearts and minds.  They’ll shake hands, they will kiss babies.  The more desperate ones will probably mow your lawn.  Now and again, they will engage in various forms of double talk.  However, the trick to successful double ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

September 14th, 2011

Lost, Abused and Neglected for a Profit

Guillermo Gomez-Sanchez is a 50-year-old legal resident with a mental disability. In 2004, Gomez was detained because of a dispute at a grocery store over a bag of tomatoes. His detention led him into a labyrinth of abuse and neglect - in an immigration system that increasingly puts profit over ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 14th, 2011

Talk of the Nation

Friends, I hope you can take the time to listen to the interview I did this afternoon with NPR's Talk of the Nation about HERE COMES TROUBLE. I think you'll like it -- Talk of the Nation is one of the very, very few places in our media where it's ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 14th, 2011

America 2011: Whack-a-Mole (or a Poor Person) for Pleasure, Profit and Power

America 2011: Whack-a-Mole (or a Poor Person) for Pleasure, Profit and Power By Donna Smith The front page of the New York Times this morning said it all for me.  Right column: 2.6 million more join the ranks of the poverty-stricken in America. Center-right column: Democrats see the perils of cutting healthcare ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 14th, 2011

VIDEO: 'Boys State'

Hey -- thought you all might like to see this video of me reading the chapter 'Boys State' at my first appearance on the tour for my new book HERE COMES TROUBLE. Thanks to the great staff at Barnes & Noble in Union Square in New York City, and thanks ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

September 14th, 2011

The War Industry: Bad Job Creators, Bad Bosses, Bad Stewards of Tax Dollars

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe On Tuesday, the military contractors behind the “Second To None” campaign plead “no comment” to our War Costs campaign's full-page Politico ad exposing the economic damage caused by massive war budgets. The same day, they announced a press conference and the upcoming launch of ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

September 13th, 2011

Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

The crisis of poverty in America is one of the great moral and economic issues facing our country. It is very rarely talked about in the mainstream media. It gets even less attention in Congress. Why should people care? Many poor people don't vote. They certainly don't make large campaign ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

September 13th, 2011

Corrupt Contractors Make Their Move on the Deficit Committee

The new deficit commission is holding its first substantive meeting on Tuesday, and the military contractors are out in force to protect their profits. They'll be working to cash in on hundreds millions of dollars in campaign donations and lobbying spending, and they'll deploy their favorite (and bogus) "jobs" spin. ... continue reading

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Apr 4th
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Apr 3rd
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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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Mar 19th
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Mar 17th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 14th
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Mar 13th
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