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Victoria Brittain


March 10th, 2013

Shadow Lives: How the War on Terror in England Became a War on Women and Children

Once, as a reporter, I covered wars, conflicts, civil wars, and even a genocide in places like Vietnam, Angola, Eritrea, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, keeping away from official briefings and listening to the people who were living the war.  In the years since the Bush administration launched ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt


March 10th, 2013

Where Is Everybody?: Why It’s So Tough to Get Your Head Around Climate Change

Crossposted from TomDispatch Two Sundays ago, I traveled to the nation’s capital to attend what was billed as “the largest climate rally in history” and I haven’t been able to get the experience -- or a question that haunted me -- out of my mind.  Where was everybody? First, though, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 9th, 2013

Scrap the Cap: Let Social Security be Made Stronger for Longer

Scrap the cap, scrap the cap, scrap the cap… chant it, say it louder, and start telling every soul you know that the way we protect the social safety net of our nation for our future generations rests in being truly fair about collecting the money to pay for it.  Sequestration ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

March 9th, 2013

Maryland: Of, By, and For Lockheed Martin

What's the world's biggest war profiteer to do if it already owns the federal government but is having trouble kicking around the local government of Montgomery County, Maryland, where it's headquartered?  Why, hire the state of Maryland to step in, of course. Lockheed Martin lives by killing, although nobody ever gives ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

March 8th, 2013

Why Major League Baseball Owners Will Cheer the Death of Hugo Chavez

Crossposted from The NationThe death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will mean unseemly celebration on the right and unending debate on the left. Both reflect the towering legacy of Chavismo and how it challenged the global free market orthodoxy of the Washington consensus. Less discussed will be that the passing ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

March 7th, 2013

Bradley Manning's own words: blowing the whistle on war crimes

What would you do if you had evidence of war crimes? What would you do if ‘following orders’ meant participating in grave abuses that you opposed? Would you have the courage to risk everything – even your life – to do the right thing? Most of us would keep our ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

March 7th, 2013

War Is A Lie

In honor of the 10th Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Liberation, and in hopes of helping us keep in mind that every war is based on similar lies, even if sometimes the lies are told more competently, I'm making available here the introduction to my book War Is A Lie.  If ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon


March 6th, 2013

SEARCHING FOR OCCUPY: A Waitress in West Memphis

I've always been a generous tipper. I worked as a waitress a few times, long, long ago, and my daughter worked as a waitress for a living more than once. I am aghast when I see a table of 10 walk out leaving a 10% tip (sometimes less, sometimes nothing)... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

March 5th, 2013

A Tale of Two NGOs: In Haiti, Disaster Aid or Aid Disaster?

This review of Killing With Kindness was written by Other Worlds' founder and coordinator Beverly BellThree years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, what has become of the commitments made on Red Cross billboards, the promises from telethon hosts, the moving declarations of Presidents Obama and Clinton? What has happened ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

March 5th, 2013

‘Talking Points’ for Hagel on Iran

From: Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern To: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Subject: Proposed Talking Points on Iran for Your Meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak You may wish to draw on some of the following talking points for today’s meeting, cast in the first-person, as though you were speaking. ... continue reading

Joe Lapointe


March 5th, 2013

Cynicism and Sarcasm: Rating the Jeb Bush’s New Immigration Plan

Gaw-lee, Sgt. Carter, it seems like everyone’s got their britches twisted over former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his latest immigration scheme.  Shoot, ol’ Butch is smarter by half that Gee-Dubya and Gee-Dubya got to be President.  Don’t you reckon Jeb’s gonna do him one better in 2016 by laying ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

March 3rd, 2013

Stanley McChrystal Becomes "Something of a Leftist"

In the new Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers, one of the former heads of the Shin Bet says that for people like him who've seen Israeli foreign policy up close, "when you retire, you become something of a leftist." According to a new interview with Stanley McChrystal, it looks like that's ... continue reading

Jesse Lava

Criminal Justice Activist

March 2nd, 2013

Why is this university president afraid of the truth on private prisons?

The debate over Florida Atlantic University's decision to name a football stadium after a notorious private prison company has descended into deception. Today, student activists confronted FAU President Mary Jane Saunders at a public forum to denounce the fact that the school is taking $6 million from the GEO Group ... continue reading

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

March 2nd, 2013

A Silent Spring Moment for Health Care (VIDEO)

“This should be a Silent Spring moment for health care,” Jon Stewart says on the Daily Show. He’s talking about Steven Brill’s recent TIME cover story, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us”, a comprehensive report that exposes why health care costs are so high for average Americans.  According ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States 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 As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
2:00 PM
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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 If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
2:19 PM
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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 Donna Smith 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? Donna Smith 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
5:38 PM
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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 Nick Turse 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 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? 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 Donna Smith 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 . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
1:21 PM
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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