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Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

October 14th, 2012

Koch Sends Pro-Romney Mailing to 45,000 Employees While Stifling Workplace Political Speech

Crossposted from In These Times Much has been written about the owners of Koch Industries, brothers David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch, trying to control the political process through hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to right-wing causes and candidates. Now, an In These Times investigation reveals that ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

October 14th, 2012

Free Education and More Jobs in 400 Words

t Hofstra University on Tuesday night, you won't hear either presidential candidate or any of their pre-approved debate moderators talk about why the richest nation in the world ranks #2 in child poverty, why our schools leave so many kids unprepared for the world, or why Afghanistan is falling apart ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 13th, 2012

Dead Woman Working: Why Won’t Someone Make Social Security Stronger?

Gutting Medicare and Social Security would make looking forward to retirement much more frightening for millions of working class Americans. That seems a simple statement that anyone could understand. Yet, I don't hear or see a public outcry against the sorts of changes that everyone with any power in American ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 12th, 2012

Tweets on 2012 Vice Presidential Debate, 10/11/12

"It takes real hubris to accuse Obama of not protecting us on 'the anniversary of 9/11' when it was a Repub prez who didn't protect us on the real 9/11""Biden: 'I love Bibi more than you love Bibi!'""Finally, after one entire presidential debate and 23 minutes into this one, '47%' ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

October 11th, 2012

Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell: Six Critical Foreign Policy Questions That Won’t Be Raised in the Presidential Debates

Crossposted from TomDispatch We had a debate club back in high school. Two teams would meet in the auditorium, and Mr. Garrity would tell us the topic, something 1970s-ish like “Resolved: Women Should Get Equal Pay for Equal Work” or “World Communism Will Be Defeated in Vietnam.” Each side would ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

October 10th, 2012

Romney's phony answers to tough health care questions

During last week’s debate, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney once again pledged to repeal Obamacare, but he was light on details about what he would replace it with, other than to suggest that his administration would encourage states to come up with reform plans of their own. “What we did ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin and Robert Naiman

Activists

October 9th, 2012

US Delegation's Message of Peace Received Warmly in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Many Americans have an image of Pakistan and its people as "teeming with anti-Americanism." Americans see images on TV of angry Pakistani demonstrators burning American flags. Indeed, polls say three of four Pakistanis view the United States as an enemy. But in the last week, we and ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

October 9th, 2012

Overwrought Empire: The Discrediting of U.S. Military Power

Americans lived in a “victory culture” for much of the twentieth century.  You could say that we experienced an almost 75-year stretch of triumphalism -- think of it as the real “American Century” -- from World War I to the end of the Cold War, with time off for a ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

October 8th, 2012

Re-Election Advice to President Obama: Go After the Baby Boomer Vote

Last week’s presidential debates President Obama had a lot on his mind, obviously concerned about his re-election yet maybe something else was going on behind the scenes in American leadership. Offering President Obama a remarkable leadership opportunity that will ENSURE his re-election ~ Stand for BABY BOOMERS: Take the HISTORIC, ... continue reading

Pam Bailey

Writer, Activist

October 8th, 2012

On the road to Waziristan…

Our road to drone-ravaged Waziristan was a long and winding one, at times frightening, surrealistic and frustrating, but always exhilarating and significant. It officially began Friday morning, when we joined officials from PTI, the political party of Imran Khan, and Clive Stafford-Smith from the UK’s Reprieve at a press conference ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

October 8th, 2012

The Smartest—or Dumbest—Tweet an Athlete Ever Sent

Crossposted from The NationMany allegedly great minds from professors to school presidents have devoted peals of pages to the multi-billion dollar industry otherwise known as NCAA athletics. Yet no one has quite put their finger on the contradictions, frustrations, and tragicomedy of being the labor in this industry - a ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

October 8th, 2012

Afghanistan: Life and limb for a slow-motion retreat

Michael Prysner is one of several veterans with the Our Lives Our Rights campaign deploying to Fort Lewis to organize soldiers against their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. “We will train the Afghan forces. And then, our troops will come home.” This was the fundamental assertion of President Obama’s major Afghanistan ... continue reading

Pam Bailey

Writer, Activist

October 7th, 2012

U.S. will someday reap what it sows through drone attacks

“I will never forget what the American soldiers did to my country, my tribe and my family.  They violated our national sovereignty and our Islamic laws. They killed my son and my younger brother.  They destroyed my home. If I see the soldiers who are responsible for this – if ... continue reading

Micah Turner

anti-war soldier

October 7th, 2012

AWOL, Antiwar, Doing What is Right

I was stationed in Afghanistan when they announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed. I looked around at my fellow soldiers and asked, “Should we pack up? This war is over, right?” But word never came. I went to too many funerals that year. I felt like we were ... continue reading

Pam Bailey

Writer, Activist

October 6th, 2012

U.S. leaving legacy of English speakers, damaged souls

Abdul was just 20 years old when he drove his father to the medical clinic one day for an exam. He dropped his father off, then left to run a few errands, saying nonchalantly that he would be back by the time the tests were done. But..he never showed up ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 5th, 2012

How Crazy Are Right-Wing Corporate Zillionaires? This Crazy

This is from "Transaction Man: Mormonism, private equity, and the making of a candidate" in the New Yorker last week: "The private sector is less forgiving," [Romney] said. "If you make serious mistakes in the private sector, you'll lose your job, or, if you're in a position of responsibility, you ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

October 5th, 2012

The Illegitimate 2012 Debates

Imagine going out to dinner in a restaurant that only served Coke and Pepsi to drink. What if the establishment had strict rules against the serving of coffee, tea, juice, water, milk, or any other beverage, and were the only restaurant in town? Wouldn’t it be better to just find ... continue reading

Michael Klare

Professor, Energy Expert

October 5th, 2012

The New “Golden Age of Oil” That Wasn’t: Forecasts of Abundance Collide with Planetary Realities

Crossposted from TomDispatch Last winter, fossil-fuel enthusiasts began trumpeting the dawn of a new “golden age of oil” that would kick-start the American economy, generate millions of new jobs, and free this country from its dependence on imported petroleum.  Ed Morse, head commodities analyst at Citibank, was typical.  In the ... continue reading

Andy Kroll

Mother Jones, TomDispatch

October 5th, 2012

Back to $chool: College Is the Past, Prison Is the Future

Crossposted from TomDispatch It was the greatest education system the world had ever seen. They built it into the eucalyptus-dotted Berkeley hills and under the bright lights of Los Angeles, down in the valley in Fresno and in the shadows of the San Bernardino Mountains. Hundreds of college campuses, large ... continue reading

Pam Bailey

Writer, Activist

October 4th, 2012

Day 1: Aafia, the ambassador and Bob Marley

Nine of us arrived in Islamabad very early Wednesday, at 3 a.m. It was a long flight, but our fatigue didn’t last long…We walked into the terminal to the waiting arms of a throng of welcomers, throwing rose petals, taking pictures and chanting.     Distrust of America is strong ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 4th, 2012

Debate This: I’m 57 and I’ll Care Until I Die

The most troubling thing I heard last evening during the debate was that I could stop listening about the proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare if I was at or near retirement age.  I’m not that selfish.  I care that my children and grandchildren have those programs.  I care ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 4th, 2012

Tweets on First 2012 Presidential Debate, 10/3/12

Follow Michael Moore on Twitter @MMFlintLet's make a list of the domestic issues that won't even be mentioned tonight anywhere in the debate…#1: Gun control. Even though they'll be standing just a few miles from the site of America's worst gun massacre ever - just 2.5 months ago!#2 Wall Street ... continue reading

Pam Bailey

Writer, Activist

October 3rd, 2012

Palestine to Pakistan…Connecting the dots

My friends and family have gradually gotten used to the fact that the fight for Palestinian rights is my passion; they may not understand it totally, but they accept and even embrace it. A few have even occasionally asked me why I don’t just move to the Gaza Strip, where ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

October 2nd, 2012

Citizens United Decision Was Complete Garbage, According to Billionaires Who Love Citizens United

This was the funniest part of the Supreme Court's Citizens United opinion back in 2010: [W]e now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption…The appearance of influence or access, furthermore, will not cause the electorate to lose ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 2nd, 2012

Dead Woman Working: So Much Fear, So Little Time

For many Americans, perhaps millions, the daily struggle to survive involves a significant amount of disconnection from our own realities.  Worry and fear about staying afloat financially can and do cloud lives all around us – we mark our next steps by what we can afford not by what we ... 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
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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
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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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