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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

October 31st, 2011

Veteran Unemployment: Is This The Welcome Home We Really Get?

More by Dan Rackley There’s a great thing about Bruce Springsteen songs.  Hidden in many of the lyrics, are jabs at the treatment of various segments of society.  Veterans that have sat down and listened to his music have most likely nodded in agreement.  Someone gets the plight that they ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

October 31st, 2011

OWS at Valley Forge

Crossposted from TomDispatchOnce the Arab Spring broke loose, people began asking me why this country was still so quiet.  I would always point out that no one ever expects or predicts such events.  Nothing like this, I would say, happens until it happens, and only then do you try to ... continue reading

Beau Friedlander

Writer/Consultant

October 30th, 2011

What Part Of Occupy Wall Street Don’t You Get?

We have all heard the easy diss that the Occupy Movement lacks a message, or that it needs leaders. The captains of industry who tipped punk to fuse by their greedy power grabs say they don’t get it, the media interviews telegenically-challenged participants, and the beats goes on.Well, in the ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

October 30th, 2011

"Pre-existing" Is Not as Scary a Term as It Used to Be, Thanks to ObamaCare

Today I return to addressing some of the concerns that people are having with obtaining coverage or dealing with their health insurance carriers. Many of the questions I have received pertain to pre-existing conditions, including the one below that was received via Twitter. Dear Wendell Will people with pre-existing conditions ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 30th, 2011

We Shall Be Ashamed No More in Silence – Rise Up

Those who launched the Occupy Wall Street movement that has now blossomed into the occupations around the nation have many to thank for their inspiration.  Those brave souls who were and are a part of the Arab Spring, the hundreds of thousands who marched and rallied in Madison, Wisconsin, in ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

October 28th, 2011

Philly Youth Curfew Bill Passed

Well, the City of Philadelphia, amidst protests from members of the Occupy Philly movement; the changes were made to the youth curfew without any real incident.  The bill was passed almost unanimously with one lone vote from Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.  I agree with her statement that you can’t fine your ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 27th, 2011

Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers

There's the top 1% of wealthy Americans (bankers, oil tycoons, hedge fund managers) and there's the top 0.01% of wealthy Americans: the military contractor CEOs.  If you've been following the War Costs campaign, you already know that these corporations are bad bosses, bad job creators and bad stewards of taxpayer ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 27th, 2011

Life Among the 1%

Friends, Twenty-two years ago this coming Tuesday, I stood with a group of factory workers, students and the unemployed in the middle of the downtown of my birthplace, Flint, Michigan, to announce that the Hollywood studio, Warner Bros., had purchased the world rights to distribute my first movie, 'Roger & ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

October 26th, 2011

Veterans and GIs: 'The only occupations in our interests are here in the U.S.'

Since the Occupy movement started, veterans and active-duty troops in March Forward! have been active organizers and participants in cities all over the country. Our members have been attacked by police, pepper sprayed and arrested at occupations and actions. We have been speaking, camping and helping organize at Occupy events ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 26th, 2011

Dear Koch brothers: will you be my guest in Arkansas?

I'd like to introduce David Bouie, who is fighting back against the Koch brothers as an important part of our Koch Brothers Exposed campaign. I want Charles and David Koch to come visit me first hand and see how their factory and pollution have hurt my neighbors. I have heard ... continue reading

Dan DeWalt

Woodworker, Musician, Activist

October 26th, 2011

The Revolution is Leaving the Station

The ruling class should be getting worried. They had hoped that the Occupy Wall Street movement would have been ridiculed or ignored into oblivion by now. But the anger fueling this movement has staying power. Long simmering frustrations over America's obscene imbalance of shared wealth have boiled over and the ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 25th, 2011

A Generation of CEOs Who Don’t Know How to Raise Wages

Those who follow the rants from our business leaders and their allies in politics and the media have been struck by a disquieting cry in recent months. We have been repeatedly told that, even though we have more than 25 million people unemployed or underemployed, businesses are unable to find ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 25th, 2011

US Army Assaults Its Biggest Fan

One of the most valuable benefits of putting political action into the form of nonviolent encampments is that we learn each other's stories as we occupy our public parks and squares. Here's a story from the October2011 occupation in Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C. There are many more, and we'd like ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

October 25th, 2011

Can the Power of Occupy Wall Street Make Obama a Populist?

It's been a little over a month since this bolt of political lightning known as Occupy Wall Street jolted through the political establishment. It's time to assess just what Occupy Wall Street has gotten done. That it has accomplished a great deal is beyond dispute. Franklin Foer in the New Republic ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

October 24th, 2011

How Did Our Oil Get Under Their Sand?

It's somewhat rare to hear a Senator tell the truth about American foreign policy, but we did get a glimpse of reality last week when Senator Lindsey Graham lustily talked about the death of Gadhafi. He said, "There's a lot of money to be made in the future in Libya. ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

October 24th, 2011

Peace Granny Cautiously Optimistic at Iraq War's End

The news hit me like an electric shock.  Was this for real?  I stared at the words on the TV screen in disbelief -- PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS ALL U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ WILL BE HOME BY THE END OF THE YEAR.  That meant that 41,000 troops will be leaving Iraq. This ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

October 24th, 2011

Challenging the Old Boys Network in the Vatican

We never thought it would end up on a hard wooden bench inside a police station in Piazza Cavour.  Maryknoll priest Fr. Roy Bourgeois, young Erin Saiz Hannah of Women’s Ordination Conference in the US and Miriam Duignan from Womenpriests.org from the UK were sitting there when my wife and ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

October 24th, 2011

I Woke Up One Morning and the War Was Over

America’s war in Iraq is over.  The last U.S. troops will leave by year’s end, “with their heads held high, proud of their success and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops.”  So sayeth President Obama.A “sham of a mockery of a sham,” is ... continue reading

Barbara Ehrenreich

Author

October 23rd, 2011

Throw Them Out With the Trash

As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encampment or build a village from the ground up, occupations pose staggering logistical problems. Large numbers of people must be fed and kept reasonably warm and dry. Trash has to be removed; medical care and rudimentary security provided ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 22nd, 2011

A Note from Michael Moore

As my book, HERE COMES TROUBLE, wraps up its third god-awfully awesome week on the New York Times bestseller list, and tens of thousands of you have now read it or are reading it, I'd like to take this moment to first thank you for buying it, borrowing it, or ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 21st, 2011

Justice for Casey Sheehan and hundreds of thousands of others

It was with great sorrow and fear that my family watched the insane and inexplicable rush of our nation to invade two countries that had absolutely nothing to do with the events on September 11.2001. It was with greater sorrow and fear that my family watched one of our indispensable ... continue reading

Jasiri X

Emcee, community activist

October 21st, 2011

Occupy (We the 99)

VERSE 1 The Power's with the people don't let these cowards deceive you and be the next mouse in the talons of a eagle this country's wealth gap isn't unbalanced it's evil we celebrate access while the people have less in poverty abject madness while the economy collapses add stress ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

October 20th, 2011

To Be With the 99%, President Obama Must Fire Tim Geithner

In my last piece, I talked about how Tim Geithner's job over the past five years has been to (a) print money, (b) give it to rich friends, and (c) deny everyone else legal and financial rights. This shows up everywhere, from the 0% you get on your savings account ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

October 20th, 2011

Gadhafi Dead

For the past forty two years, Muammar Gadhafi had ruled Libya with what could best be described as an iron fist.  I do not have to perform a massive amount of research to tell people the various atrocities that occurred under this man’s rule.  It’s well known.  You can turn ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

October 20th, 2011

Is the National Security Complex Too Big to Fail?

Crossposted from TomdispatchThink of Iraq as the AIG of wars -- the only difference being that the bailout there didn’t involve just three payouts.  More than eight years after the Bush administration invaded that country, the bailout is, unbelievably enough, still going.  Even as the U.S. military withdraws, the State ... continue reading

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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
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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
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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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