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Other Worlds

Economic Justice

April 16th, 2010

The Business of Disaster: Where's Haiti-Bound Money Going?

(Written with Tory Field)“A sweeping exercise in nation-building on a scale and scope not seen in generations,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the international donors conference on March 31 in New York, where foreign nations and other international institutions pledged $5.3 billion toward Haiti over the next 18 months, ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 16th, 2010

A Goldman Rebuttal

The following includes questions and commentary for Goldman Sachs as the company defends itself against charges of fraud:Dear Lucas,Since I haven't been able to get you or anyone from Goldman Sachs to appear on my show in months, perhaps we can just try corresponding in writing. Thank you for your ... continue reading

Roger Waters

Roger Waters is a founding member of Pink Floyd. He was the Bassist and creative force until he left the band in 1983, launching his solo career.

April 15th, 2010

Why Am I Doing The Wall Again Now?

I recently came across this quote of mine from 22 years ago:"What it comes down to for me is this: Will the technologies of communication in our culture, serve to enlighten us and help us to understand one another better, or will they deceive us and keep us apart?"I believe ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

April 15th, 2010

Asking Minnesotan Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar to Say NO to War

Tuesday evening over 100 Minnesotans demonstrated outside Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office with half of our group eventually going inside to seek a response from the Senator as to how she would vote on the upcoming $33 billion “war supplemental” to continue the escalation of war on Afghanistan.  After a couple ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 15th, 2010

24 Hours in a U.S. Patient’s Life with No Hope for Change

It’s 10:45 p.m. when the patient’s legs begin to shake.  First like a chill setting in and then more like a tremor.  The only thing that helps is standing.  As the shaking continues, the patient breaks out in a cold sweat and has a mild chest discomfort, something he has ... continue reading

Tess Lynch

Tess Lynch is a writer and actor living in Los Angeles

April 14th, 2010

I Have Two Points to Make Here

I have two points to make here. The first is that driving is terrifying. The second is that if I were Toyota, I would have two black eyes from punching myself in the face this week. I'll elaborate. I am a cautious driver. This is not because I am polite, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 14th, 2010

Temple Students ‘Die-In’ To Oppose Exploitation of Workers

PHILADELPHIA – “Should I care if someone else is being exploited?” asked Kate Harkins, 21, of Schuylkill County, PA, who is a junior majoring in American Studies at Temple.  “If we don’t stand up for those workers now, then down the road when we are workers, conditions will not be ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

April 13th, 2010

Peace Activists Extend an Olive Branch to the Tea Party to Talk about War

On Tax Day, Tea Party members from around the country will descend on the nation’s capitol to “protest big government and support lower taxes, less government and more freedom.” CODEPINK, a women-led peace group advocating an end to war and militarism, will be sending some representatives to begin a dialogue. ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

April 13th, 2010

Attack Wall Street, Not Social Security

Suppose our top generals described the growing threat from a hostile Middle East power. The country has tens of billions of oil dollars, a growing army, chemical and biological weapons, and is in the process of developing nuclear weapons. After carefully describing the risks posed by this country, our generals ... continue reading

Karen Matts LPN

Karen Matts is a licensed practical nurse and a proud member of Teamsters Local 332.

April 12th, 2010

When Did "Pray" Become a 4-Letter Word?

I'm writing to you with an update on my 300 sisters and brothers in Flint, Michigan who work for the largest Catholic hospital chain in the country. They're still fighting for a new contract and fighting the cuts Ascension Health wants to make at Genesys Medical Center (see www.StopAscensionAbuses.com for ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

April 12th, 2010

Social and Psychological Well-Being: Alternative Health and Healing in Haiti (Part II)

Lenz Jean-Francois is a social psychologist. He is also a professor and provisional head of the psychology department of the School of Social Sciences of the State University of Haiti. He talks about how local organizations and institutions are using social psychology in Haiti’s post-earthquake context to help survivors heal. ... continue reading

April 11th, 2010

Lessons of Collateral Murder

If you watch “Collateral Murder” and are shocked, this is a perfectly natural reaction. How the discussion about it is framed however, makes a world of difference. Speaking as a former soldier who was in the company on the ground in the video, who would have been in this video ... continue reading

Jodie Evans

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

April 9th, 2010

Code Pink Tries to Handcuff Karl Rove Once Again

I arrived at the Vegas airport at 11am with my sister Cindy waiting at the curb for me. We caught up on our kids and grandkids while walking into the Office Depot to pick up the pink copies of the Arrest Complaint. There were 2 cops parked out front when ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

Collateral Murder? Wikileaks, Soldiers Speak

Bravo Company 2-16, the company I was deployed with to New Baghdad felt isolated from the fanfare that other soldiers experienced in Iraq. While major celebrities visited the safer bases, FOB Rustimiyah was lucky to get the third-string of the Buffalo Bills’ cheerleading squad.Several years later, and 2-16 has more ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

April 9th, 2010

Franken Peace Arrests

Last night our group of over 50 “Minnesotans for Peace” asked Al Franken “What Would Wellstone Do?”  The response was extremely disappointing.  To be clear, Franken’s staff and the St. Paul police officers are to be commended for their patience, professionalism and willingness to listen.  Al Franken is to be ... continue reading

April 8th, 2010

Iraq War Vet: "We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us"

On Monday, April 5, Wikileaks.org posted video footage from Iraq, taken from a US military Apache helicopter in July 2007 as soldiers aboard it killed 12 people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency: photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh. The US ... continue reading

Conner Gorry

Conner Gorry is Senior Editor of 'MEDICC Review: The International Journal of Cuban Health & Medicine'

April 8th, 2010

Interview with Dr Patrick Dely: Part I

Haitian Graduate of the Latin American Medical School“I want to see a Haiti where the kids go to school, where the adults have a job and when they leave their house they know they´ll come back and there will be food…People talk about the reconstruction of Haiti. But for me ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

April 8th, 2010

Why We Must Break Up the Big Banks

It's not often that I disagree with Paul Krugman, but there are occasions where at least one of us is wrong. And the treatment of too big to fail (TBTF) banks is one of them.Krugman argued in a column last week that breaking up the TBTF banks is not a ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 7th, 2010

Has a Nurse Ever Helped You? Time to Step Up

PHILADELPHIA – Nurses at Temple University Hospital are on strike. They have been on strike since March 31, when after months of working without a contract, they had finally had enough. More than 1,500 members of the Pennsylvania Staff Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (PASNAP) who work at the busy ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

April 7th, 2010

Take This Empire and Shove It!

“Listen, I can't get involved. I've got work to do. It's not that I like the Empire; I hate it. But there's nothing I can do about it right now... It's all such a long way from here.” Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Dear Reader—raise your hand if you don’t ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 4th, 2010

Temple Strike Day Four: In Your Easter Bonnet

PHILADELPHIA -- Well, it wasn’t an Easter parade coming through Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, but it was a march by striking registered nurses and other Temple University Hospital health professionals that included lots of kids and family members deferring the activities that usually mark the spring holiday weekend. On the ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 3rd, 2010

RNs on Strike at Temple: Snapshots from Day Three on the Line

A transplant doctor steps into the crowd of picketing nurses and other health professionals at Temple and says how much he hopes this is all over soon.  “I just cannot transplant anyone this way,” he shares. No one takes any pleasure in his statement, but another RN asks him about ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

April 3rd, 2010

90 Is the New 60

90 is the new 60 these days, it seems, as so impressively demonstrated by several nonagenarians of my acquaintance. In 2003, I founded a peace group in New York City, Grandmothers Against the War, and gradually grannies from all over the Big Apple started gravitating to the group, among them ... continue reading

Karen Matts LPN

Karen Matts is a licensed practical nurse and a proud member of Teamsters Local 332.

April 3rd, 2010

A Catholic Hospital's Fall From Grace

My name is Karen Matts. I am a licensed practical nurse and a proud member of Teamsters Local 332. I loved my job providing care to patients at Genesys Regional Medical Center near Flint, Michigan.I was laid off last year - well, I actually chose to leave. I could have ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

April 2nd, 2010

Did We Make a Profit on Citigroup?

The Washington Post (aka Fox on 15th Street) once again proclaimed TARP a success. The cause for the latest revelry is the fact that the government appears to be in a position to make an $8 billion gain on the stock it holds in Citigroup. Before we join the Post ... continue reading

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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...

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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
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
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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
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
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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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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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