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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 14th, 2013

My Breasts and My Life Not as Valuable as Angelina's

While women and men around the world applaud Angelina Jolie for her bravery in writing such a public opinion piece in the New York Times today about her preemptive double mastectomy, some of us know that our breasts and our lives just are not worth as much as hers. The topics for discussion ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 13th, 2013

Why We Allow the Destruction of Our Planet

It's not enough to point out that our political system is completely corrupted by money, including money from coal and oil and nukes and gas.  Of course it is.  And if we had direct democracy, polls suggest we would be investing in green energy.  But saying the right thing to ... continue reading

Nick Turse

Journalist, TomDispatch

May 13th, 2013

Nuclear Terror in the Middle East: Lethality Beyond the Pale

In those first minutes, they’ll be stunned. Eyes fixed in a thousand-yard stare, nerve endings numbed. They’ll just stand there. Soon, you’ll notice that they are holding their arms out at a 45-degree angle. Your eyes will be drawn to their hands and you’ll think you mind is playing tricks. ... continue reading

Cathy Youngblood

Housekeeper/Activist

May 12th, 2013

How Do Mothers Do It?

Mother's Day in America has been celebrated since the early 20th century. It is the one day of the year which should bring joy to every mom. But when I see a young mother on the street with her children in tow, I wonder how she gets through the day. ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

May 12th, 2013

We Are So Disappointed With the Corrupt Afghan Government

I'm sure it's tough for many reasons to work for the Sulzbergers and Carlos Slim at the New York Times. But I'd have an especially hard time coming into the office every day and being forced to write paragraphs like this in today's story about Afghanistan: American and NATO officials ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

May 12th, 2013

SEARCHING FOR OCCUPY: The Voice of the Red Nations

I have determined that the heart beat, the connecting voice, to my film will be the voices of the courageous, humble and determined people of the Red Nations.  For generations the traditional people of the Indigenous nations have been fighting "Structural Violence" at the hands of the U.S. government and ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 11th, 2013

Thousands Dead in 2013 U.S. Health System Failure

Beginning tonight, I want to create the U.S. health care death toll count for all to see and read.  These are the dead due to lack of access -- either no insurance coverage or no money or both.  I've tried to get others to do this, but I have to ... continue reading

Cathy Youngblood

Housekeeper/Activist

May 10th, 2013

You Don't See Me, But I'm in Your Hotel Room Right Now

My name is Cathy; one of thousands of hospitality workers you meet in the hallways, the restaurant, and the front desk. Most blogs that people read on here are written by pundits or political analysts, but very few are written by people who scrub toilets for a living. I do. ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 10th, 2013

Selling Pain and Suffering to the Masses

From this point forward, as state health insurance exchanges begin to roll out their advertising and health insurance companies turn up the volume to advertise for more new, healthy, policyholders, we can expect even less truth-telling by the media about the sad state of affairs in the U.S. health care ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

May 9th, 2013

Homeland Insecurity: Seven Years, Untold Dollars to Silence One Man

Crossposted from TomDispatchWhat do words mean in a post-9/11 world? Apart from the now clichéd Orwellian twists that turn brutal torture into mere enhanced interrogation, the devil is in the details. Robert MacLean is a former air marshal fired for an act of whistleblowing.  He has continued to fight over ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

May 9th, 2013

Haitian Sweatship Workers Speak: Subpoverty Wages and Sexual Coercion

Written by Beverly BellBelow, Haitian women workers tell of their experiences in sweatshops. These interviews, gathered over the past two years, are among many dozens that this writer has collected from Haitian sweatshop workers since the early 1980s. Not one has ever diverged from the narrative of miserable working conditions ... continue reading

Diane Wilson

Environmental activist

May 9th, 2013

Why I Am on a Hunger Strike to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay Prison

As a fourth generation shrimper and an environmental activist on the Texas gulf coast, I have gone on hunger fasts to protect the seas that my community of fishermen depend upon. I know how far I would go to be heard. To have a voice. To push for justice. So ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 8th, 2013

Death Penalty Dying Out

Most of the world's governments no longer use the death penalty.  Among wealthy nations there is one exception remaining.  The United States is among the top five killers in the world.  Also in the top five: the recently "liberated" Iraq.But most of the United States' 50 states no longer use ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

May 7th, 2013

And Then There Was One: Imperial Gigantism and the Decline of Planet Earth

It stretched from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea, from the middle of Europe to the Kurile Islands in the Pacific, from Siberia to Central Asia.  Its nuclear arsenal held 45,000 warheads, and its military had five million troops under arms.  There had been nothing like it in Eurasia since the Mongols conquered ... continue reading

Julie Sokolow

Healthy Artists

May 7th, 2013

Vote for a Healthy Democracy! (VIDEO)

In this 3 minute short, one grassroots documentary series attempts to unite a community for health care equality.  If the message resonates with you, please take a second to VOTE for the video and share it with your friends too! This is a submission to the Looking@Democracy competition, a project by the ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

May 6th, 2013

Reminder: The U.S. Government Lies About Who Uses Chemical Weapons in the Mideast

Obviously I have no idea whether any chemical weapons have been used in Syria, and if they have who's responsible. But this is a good time to remember that, even beyond the bogus case for the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. government has a long history of lying about this ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

May 6th, 2013

Join Operation Green Jobs, from May 18 to May 24

An upcoming action this month is simultaneously taking on the unemployment crisis, the climate crisis, and the corporate corruption of Congress crisis all at once. And it needs your support.We all know by now that almost every member of Congress doesn’t take votes based on what’s best for their people, ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 6th, 2013

UN to Review Whether the FBI Killed the Kids at Kent State

Written by Pat LaMarcheGwen Ifell and Oliver Stone were at Kent State this weekend to commemorate the May 4, 1970 shootings at the university that claimed four lives and wounded nine people. The celebrities will share their thoughts on what happened 43 years ago as the university dedicates its new ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 5th, 2013

Some Don't Pay Their War Taxes

This past Saturday morning felt like mid-winter in Asheville, North Carolina, but was actually some weeks past tax day, and dozens of people were gathered in front of a federal building to say something about what federal income taxes are used for -- something much more unusual than one would ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

May 4th, 2013

What Do the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Al-Qaeda Have in Common?

Crossposted from Reader Supported News Answer: Both aren't above killing people to attain their goals. In 2009, Congress considered a bill that would have strengthened safety standards at fertilizer plants like the one that recently exploded in West, Texas, killing dozens of first responders and leveling a nearby middle school ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 3rd, 2013

Allison Stood for PEACE & Against the Vietnam War on May 4, 1970

Allison Beth Krause, my sister, was one of four students killed in the May 4th Kent State Massacre. On May 4, 1970 joining millions of young Americans, Allison stood for peace and against the Vietnam War. Allison protested against the military occupation of her Kent State University campus. More than ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 3rd, 2013

Health Care Mayday! In Colorado – Leading Health Advocacy Group Calls for Action

It’s May.  It’s American Bike Month, Asparagus Month, Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month, Better Hearing & Speech Month, Flower Month, National Bar-B-Que Month, National Egg Month, National Duckling Month, National Hamburger Month, National Mental Health Month, National Salad Month, National Photo Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, National Strawberry ... continue reading

Ellen Cantarow

Journalist

May 2nd, 2013

The Downwinders: Fracking Ourselves to Death in Pennsylvania

Crossposted from TomDispatch More than 70 years ago, a chemical attack was launched against Washington State and Nevada. It poisoned people, animals, everything that grew, breathed air, and drank water. The Marshall Islands were also struck. This formerly pristine Pacific atoll was branded “the most contaminated place in the world.” ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 2nd, 2013

Health Care Injustice in America – Painful Reality

It is terrifying to live on the edge of health care and financial ruin in America. And it is so unnecessary. I read in the New York Times yesterday that President Obama wasn't awfully worried about health insurance costs rising under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) because only about 10 to 15 percent ... continue reading

Jesse Lava

Criminal Justice Activist

May 2nd, 2013

Would a White Girl Be Prosecuted for a Botched Science Experiment?

By now you've probably heard about Kiera Wilmot, the 16-year-old Florida girl who botched a science experiment with a plastic bottle and toilet cleaner. The bottle ended up exploding, and though no one was hurt and no property damaged, Kiera was expelled from high school and is now being prosecuted ... 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
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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
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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
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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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