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David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 30th, 2013

This Way

By Kathy Kelly This article is the foreword to David Swanson's new book, War No More: The Case for Abolition. I lived in Iraq during the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing. On April 1st, about two weeks into the aerial bombardment, a medical doctor who was one of my fellow ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 29th, 2013

Marching Toward a Fitting End Game: First Broke, Then Dead

We drove to Colorado Springs yesterday to start work on a new chapter of Health Care for All Colorado. HCAC is working to achieve health care reform under an improved and expanded Medicare for all for life system. In order to achieve that goal, we must build grassroots support and ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

September 28th, 2013

Taking Kent State to the United Nations

Dear Kent State Truth & Justice Supporter, The Kent State Truth Tribunal is now in its fourth year and we are excited to report an extraordinary new development. The United Nations Human Rights Committee has invited us to submit a testimony for its hearing in Geneva on October 17th and 18th. ... continue reading

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

September 26th, 2013

O Positive: The Art and Medicine Exchange from NY to CA

O Positive: The Art and Medicine Exchange from NY to CAby Healthy Artists writer - Rachel NagelbergDespite Obama’s intentions to fix American health care inequality, over 45 million Americans remain uninsured. The brand new Obamacare insurance marketplace (opening Oct. 1st 2013) should fix that gruesome statistic, but many folks still ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 25th, 2013

Occupy Everything. Did We Ever Give It Back?

When the Pentagon ends an occupation, crawling home from Vietnam or Iraq or Afghanistan with its Tomahawk missile dragging between its legs, it declares victory every time.  And, depending on how you define victory, it certainly leaves lasting effects.  The cancer and birth defects and poisoned water supplies bear witness: ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

September 24th, 2013

Unions chafing at Obamacare provisions

President Obama’s meeting Friday with labor leaders likely wasn’t a get-together he wanted. And it wouldn’t have been necessary if his administration and Congressional Democrats had given unionized workers the same consideration they gave business leaders and insurance company executives when the Affordable Care Act was being drafted. As full ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 23rd, 2013

It's Just a Mattress and Medicare for All for Life, Huh?

So, a mattress?  A wet mattress?  And what in the world does that have to do with Medicare for all for life and fixing the dysfunctional US health care system?  So the floods came in Colorado, and so my living quarters were flooded and now have a smell somewhere between ... continue reading

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

September 20th, 2013

Young Musician Struggling with Health Insurance Tells His Story (VIDEO)

Matt Dull is the frontman of the up-and-coming Pittsburgh band Young Brokaw. Like many artistic people across the US, he works service industry jobs to support his creative passions. Unfortunately, these jobs don’t usually come with affordable, quality health care coverage. Now as a new father, Matt is finding it ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

September 18th, 2013

Letter to an Unknown Whistleblower: How the Security State’s Mania for Secrecy Will Create You

Crossposted from TomDispatch Dear Whistleblower, I don’t know who you are or what you do or how old you may be. I just know that you exist somewhere in our future as surely as does tomorrow or next year. You may be young and computer-savvy or a career federal employee ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

September 18th, 2013

Joy Arises, Rules Fall Apart: Thoughts for the Second Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

Crossposted from TomDispatch I would have liked to know what the drummer hoped and what she expected. We’ll never know why she decided to take a drum to the central markets of Paris on October 5, 1789, and why, that day, the tinder was so ready to catch fire and ... continue reading

Michael Klare

Professor, Energy Expert

September 18th, 2013

Our Fossil-Fueled Future: World Energy in 2040

Crossposted from TomDispatch What sort of fabulous new energy systems will the world possess in 2040?  Which fuels will supply the bulk of our energy needs?  And how will that change the global energy equation, international politics, and the planet’s health?  If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 17th, 2013

So the Floods Came, and Brought More Economic Injustice

This blog will be a departure from the usual as I have been flood-involved here in Colorado for the past several days. I felt terrible about not getting my daily blog done.  The health care dead and broke in the US kept mounting up as the waters and the floods ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

September 17th, 2013

Anniversary Present for Wall Street Banks: A Financial Speculation Tax

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the Wall Street bailouts, it is clear that little has changed in the way they do business. They are still engaging in the same sorts of market manipulation and tax gaming as they did before the crisis. The weak conditions on the bailout ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 15th, 2013

Admit It: Things Are Going Well

When something goes rightOh, it's likely to lose meIt's apt to confuse meIt's such an unusual sight—Paul SimonLarry Summers has proven unacceptable to oversee the continued destruction of the U.S. economy.  The U.S. public has successfully rejected proposed missile strikes on Syria.  My Congressman was among the majority who listened.  ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 13th, 2013

As My World Turns Around Health Care Access and Costs Not Health

For more than 25 years now, my world has revolved around securing health care for my family and myself. I am glad the kids are grown and gone now so they can access care on their own more effectively than being chained to two aging parents with health issues. Even ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

September 12th, 2013

The American People Have Spoken: No More War Abroad, More Jobs at Home

At a time of great political division in our country President Obama has found a remarkable way to unite Americans of all political persuasions -- conservatives, progressives and moderates.  With a loud and clear voice the overwhelming majority of the American people, across the political spectrum, are saying NO to ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

September 12th, 2013

How We Stopped a War – For Now

We did it! After three frenetic weeks, during which time Team Grayson was burning the midnight oil every night, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve accomplished. Here were the headlines in late August, just before we started our campaign against U.S. military intervention in Syria."Syria crisis: UK and ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 11th, 2013

To The Sense of Humanity We Shared on 9/11/01, The US Health Care System Should Pay Heed

It seemed on September 11, 2001, we didn't care so much whether individuals trapped in the Twin Towers of The World Trade Center or on the airplanes used as missiles in Pennsylvania and DC were rich or poor, were homeowners or renters, or had health insurance or not. We knew ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

September 11th, 2013

Imagine

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 10th, 2013

Tweets on John Kerry's Accidental Diplomacy

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David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 10th, 2013

The Other Super Power Is Winning

It's not Russia.  It's not al Qaeda.  It's not Bashar al-Assad.  The other super power is the people of the world -- and the people of, but not by or for, the United States.The world's people are protesting.  U.S. citizens abroad are protesting at U.S. embassies.  The British Parliament said ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

September 7th, 2013

Obama Warned on Syrian Intel

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: Is Syria a Trap? Precedence: IMMEDIATE We regret to inform you that some of our former co-workers are telling us, categorically, that contrary to the claims of your administration, the most reliable intelligence shows that Bashar al-Assad was NOT responsible for ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 6th, 2013

The Bill Congress Should Pass Instead of War

Here's a preliminary draft of what the United States Congress could pass this week if it were sincerely interested in human rights, international norms, the rule of law, and peace in Syria.  You are welcome to suggest it to your Congress members, who are more than welcome to tinker with ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 5th, 2013

Death March Goes On as Many Wait to See How Obamacare Works Out

It seems everyone is waiting to see what Obamacare will do for us. Meanwhile, people are dying because their illnesses don't wait to see how Obamacare works out. And the bill collectors don't slow their pursuit of debts because they are waiting to see how Obamacare works out. The dead ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 2nd, 2013

When Our Neighbors Wish Us Dead or Broke, We're in Trouble with More Than Our Health Care System

His eyes were clear and his stare intense as one young man who stopped at our booth at the Colorado State Fair argued with me about whether or not health care is a right or a privilege in this country. Actually, he wasn't arguing with as much as he was ... 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
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
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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
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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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