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Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans is co-founder of Codepink: Women for Peace.

March 31st, 2010

Why I Tried to Put the Cuffs on Karl Rove

"He wanted to do a book signing and she wanted to arrest him," was the lead on KCBS TV in Los Angeles. Dozens of activists attended the book signing in Beverly Hills of Karl Rove and his new book, Courage and Consequence. After almost an hour of his lies I ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 29th, 2010

Undaunted: Movement for Improved Medicare for All Grows in Illinois and Across the Nation

Just blocks from President Obama's Hyde Park home south of the Loop in Chicago, more than 70 activists gathered on Saturday, March 27, 2010, to plan strategy for advancing an improved and expanded Medicare for all system as the law of the land.  Activists across the nation are undaunted by the ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

March 29th, 2010

Michael Moore: A Love Story

If you know the Upper West Side of Manhattan, you know there are probably more progressives per square inch here than in all the 50 states.  So, it's no surprise that a big bunch of people showed up this evening at my small one-bedroom apartment in this highly liberal neighborhood ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

March 29th, 2010

We Won a Robust Public Option ... on College Loans

We won!When President Obama signs the health care reconciliation bill on Tuesday, we can crow about a robust public option -- en route perhaps to a more inclusive, cost-effective single-payer system. Soon, private profiteers (and subsidies to them) will be sidelined, and the government will save taxpayers billions by providing ... continue reading

Rose Ann DeMoro

Executive Director, National Nurses United

March 25th, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Health Care Bill

Passage of President Obama's healthcare bill proves that Congress can enact comprehensive social legislation in the face of virulent rightwing opposition. Now that we have an insurance bill, can we move on to healthcare reform?As an organization of registered nurses, we have an obligation to provide an honest assessment, as ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

March 25th, 2010

"Our Bodies Are Shaking Now": Rape Follows Earthquake in Haiti

“The way you saw the earth shake, that’s how our bodies are shaking now,” said a member of the grassroots anti-violence group Commission of Women Victim-to-Victim (KOFAVIV by its Creole acronym). She was speaking at a meeting about violence against women and children since the earthquake January 12. The venue ... continue reading

March 25th, 2010

'Capitalism: A Love Story' House Parties This Weekend -- 1,000 to Be Held Across the Nation!

Friends, This weekend over a thousand homes across America will be hosting viewing parties of my latest film, "Capitalism: A Love Story." I'd like to invite you to be part of this great shared event. And I will be there live, over the phone, at many of them to talk ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 24th, 2010

Entitlement Reform: The Real Language of Hatred

While we might want to get angry about language and ugliness surfacing during the national discussion of the health insurance reform bill just signed into law, the real nasty language dripping with contempt and loathing for the unwashed masses of America is the language of “entitlement reform.” Just as supposedly ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 23rd, 2010

Whose Streets? (Our Streets between One and Four When we have a Permit)

On the 7th commemoration of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, there was a rally and march in DC sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition that was attended by about eight thousand people. For quite awhile, I have been having problems with marches on Saturday, anyway. It seems like we ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

March 23rd, 2010

Where Solidarity Means Survivial: Lessons for Policy-Makers (Part I)

Perhaps more than anything today, Haiti needs a new macro-economy, one based above all on meeting the needs of its citizens. Post-earthquake economic restructuring could include equitable distribution of resources, high levels of employment with fair compensation, local production, and provision of social services. In the meantime, what saved many ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2010

SUPPORT INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES

To help support small, independent businesses, we've put together this list of vendors who provide health care to their employees and have 'Capitalism: A Love Story' available for mail-order on their websites:Amoeba Music6400 Sunset BoulevardHollywood, California323-245-6400'Capitalism: A Love Story' DVD: $19.98'Capitalism: A Love Story' Blu-ray: $24.98McLean & Eakin Booksellers307 E. ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

March 22nd, 2010

New York City's Seven Years Too Many Coalition Protests the Iraq War on Its Seventh Anniversary

This piece was written by Edith Cresmer, Granny Peace Brigade, and Joan Wile, author: "Grandmothers Against the War" (Citadel Press 2008)On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq, a country that posed no threat and that had done us no wrong.  The invasion was justified by then-President George W. ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 22nd, 2010

SiCKOs Lament: Health Bill Passage

So, it’s a new day in America, the Dem’s leadership proclaims-- I’m to believe that just like the passage of Social Security in 1935 and Medicare in 1965, this healthcare bill will bring long-term and profound changes to the broken healthcare system in ways that will make me more able ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2010

How the People in My District Got Stupak to Change His Mind -- and Thus Saved the Health Care Bill ...a letter from Michael Moore

Friends, Well, our full court press on my congressman, Bart Stupak worked! Hundreds of my neighbors here in his Michigan district spent the weekend organizing thousands of voters to get busy and save the health care bill. We called Stupak's congressional office non-stop and we got thousands of people up ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2010

The Great Thing About the Health Care Law That Has Passed? It Will Save Republican Lives, Too (An Open Letter to Republicans from Michael Moore)

To My Fellow Citizens, the Republicans: Thanks to last night's vote, that child of yours who has had asthma since birth will now be covered after suffering for her first nine years as an American child with a pre-existing condition. Thanks to last night's vote, that 23-year-old of yours who ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 21st, 2010

My Personal Note This Morning to My Neighbors Here in Bart Stupak's District

I sent this letter this morning to my neighbors here where I live in Bart Stupak's Michigan congressional district. I thought I would share it with the rest of you -- and please feel free to share it with others you may know in Michigan:Dear Northern Michigan Democrats, Independents, and ... continue reading

March 19th, 2010

My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain ...a letter from Michael Moore

Friends, I live in Michigan, in one of the 31 counties represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by none other than Mr. Bart Stupak, a Democrat. You've probably never heard of him. He's a pretty quiet guy, a former Michigan State Police trooper who boldly decided to run some ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

March 18th, 2010

What Haitians Want From Americans (And What They Don't)

We asked Haitians in civil society organizations, on the streets, in buses, “What do you want from the U.S.? What help can Americans give Haiti?” Here are some of their answers. Roseanne Auguste, community health worker with the Association for the Promotion of Integrated Family Health: The U.S. people don’t ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 18th, 2010

‘Healthcare Not Warfare’ Brown Bag Vigils Spread to 89 Congressional Districts

It has been an odd week for those of us who believe in an end to war and also believe in a progressively financed single standard of high quality care for all.Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio spearheaded an historic debate and vote on the House floor on Afghanistan war funding ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

March 17th, 2010

Post-Disaster Reconstruction: Putting Haitian Citizens Into the Equation

Haitian civil society has been completely bypassed in decision-making regarding the post-earthquake reconstruction process. They have thus created their own process. The Haiti government's Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, launched February 18, granted one week, March 14-20, for “consultation with civil society and the private sector,” according to the terms of reference. ... continue reading

March 17th, 2010

The Green They Steal, The Greed They Wear

Friends, It was amazing. Every story on the front page of Monday's New York Times told the story of the Age of Greed during which a system known as capitalism is slowly, but surely, killing us: Insurance company greed: "Millions Spent to Sway Democrats on Health Care" War profiteers: "Contractors ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 16th, 2010

It’s Really Quite Simple: Do We Value Each Life in America?

The question is straightforward and simple. Do we value each life? Yes or no. No matter what Congress passes or doesn’t pass, no matter what the President signs, no matter who buys insurance or has a subsidy to buy it, no matter which person is on Medicaid or Medicare or ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

March 15th, 2010

Come Chat With the New WH Chief of Staff, Michael Moore

When I first heard the title of Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, I laughed out loud. I already felt Michael was on to something. And then, the economy collapsed. A decade of wealth, gone. The words "economic depression" dancing around the edges of news stories. I really ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 15th, 2010

Beer with Obama

“Change doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington.”– Barack ObamaLast summer, we here in the news-o-tainment capital of the world, were distracted with the shiny spectacle of the “Beer Affair.” You remember that one, right? In July, in Cambridge, Mass—police in something that was a racially charged misunderstanding—confronted a ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 14th, 2010

When Patients Own the System: A Progressively Financed, Single Standard of Care for All

The national legislative healthcare fix that may be passed by the 111th Congress and then signed by President Obama will do little to relieve the stresses felt by most patients in this country. The steady decline most of us have seen in the kind of quality medical services we need ... continue reading

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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
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
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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
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
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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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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
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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? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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