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Articles from 'May 2011'

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Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

May 11th, 2011

David Koch Won't Answer How Many Homes He Owns

David Koch appeared pleased as House Speaker John Boehner escalated GOP attacks on the White House during a speech in New York City this week. Koch, after all, told reporters after the raid on Osama Bin Laden that the president is a "hardcore socialist" and that Obama is "scary to ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

May 10th, 2011

Pentagon to White House, American People on Afghanistan: Take a Hike

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe The Pentagon is working the press again, this time in support of a so-called withdrawal plan that would break a promise made to the American people by their president. According to The Wall Street Journal: "U.S. military officers in Afghanistan have drawn up preliminary ... continue reading

May 10th, 2011

Nurses Support American Health Security Act of 2011

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., EDT, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), will hold a joint news conference at the Senate Swamp to announce the introduction of the American Health Security Act of 2011 (the Act).  The Act establishes a national healthcare program that ... continue reading

May 10th, 2011

Remarks by AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker National Nurses United Press Conference, American Health Security Act Washington, DC

We in the labor movement have long insisted that health care is a fundamental human right and an important measure of social justice. And for more than 100 years, we have fought for universal health care coverage based on a social insurance model, an approach that has proven to be ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 10th, 2011

S915/HR1200 – The Healthcare Wisdom We Can Trust

Today, it is official.  Two amazing and courageous elected officials stood with nurses and patients to introduce legislation that moves beyond the current health reform effort and forward to a healthy system for all. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-WA, have been allies in the cause for decades.  ... continue reading

Kevin Zeese

Attorney, Activist

May 10th, 2011

In Two Steps Obama Can End Secret Donations in 2012

(1) Enforce Existing Laws (2) Require Contractors to Report Contributions The 2012 presidential election promises to have the most anonymous campaign donations in U.S. history.  Unless the Obama administration acts, unknown corporate and wealthy interests will fund massive advertising campaigns against and for candidates but the voters will not know ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 10th, 2011

Laurel Krause's Open Letter on Kent State to President Obama

Mailed on May 6, 2011Dear Mr. President,My sister Allison Krause was killed at Kent State on May 4, 1970. I co-founded the Kent State Truth Tribunal with Emily Kunstler and we opened our doors for the first of three tribunals last year right around this time.On May 1-4, 2010 we ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

May 10th, 2011

White House Balks On Paying Bin Laden Reward Money

Yesterday the White House’s Press Secretary Jay Carney made the announcement during a press conference that nobody is going to receive the twenty five million dollar bounty that was commissioned for finding Osama Bin Laden.  Apparently the White House’s stance on the situation is that since no one person knowingly ... continue reading

Andy Kroll

Mother Jones, TomDispatch

May 10th, 2011

How the McEconomy Bombed the American Worker

Think of it as a parable for these grim economic times. On April 19th, McDonald's launched its first-ever national hiring day, signing up 62,000 new workers at stores throughout the country. For some context, that's more jobs created by one company in a single day than the net job creation ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

May 10th, 2011

The Big Retailers Versus the Big Banks: It Makes a Big Difference

The battle of the "swipe fees" has been hard to miss the last few weeks. The big banks are spending millions of dollars on TV, radio and Internet ads telling us that the government should not limit the fees that they charge on debit cards transactions. On the other side, ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

May 9th, 2011

GET LOST, DONALD TRUMP

DONALD TRUMP, I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOUTHOUGH YOU SEE YOURSELF AS PRESIDENTNEW YORKERS HAVE A DIFFERENT VIEWWE THINK YOU'RE MERELY DECADENTWE GOTHAMITES ARE GETTING TIREDOF HEARING YOU KVELL AND BRAG AND BOASTWE'D LIKE TO SAY TO YOU, "YOU'RE FIRED!WE'VE HAD ENOUGH...TO US YOU'RE TOAST!"STICK TO YOUR MONOLITHIC EYESORESBUILD ANOTHER GLITZY ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

May 9th, 2011

Who Should Get The Bounty On Osama Bin Laden

Not too long after the September 11th attacks on New York and Washington DC, the United States Government authorized a bounty for capture or kill of Osama Bin Laden.  In the wake of the events that unfolded in those two cities, it was an unheard of yet extremely justifiable sum.  ... continue reading

Virginia Hamori-Ota

Teacher, Activist

May 9th, 2011

US Uncut-Michigan and MoveOn Take on Whirlpool and Rick Snyder!

On Saturday May 7, 2011, US Uncut-Michigan joined forces with MoveOn, RecallRickSnyder, local unions, the UAW, and University of Michigan student activist groups to protest the Emergency Financial Manager bill, as well as tax breaks to the wealthy corporation, Whirlpool. In spite of his dictatorial action to dismantle the locally-elected ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 8th, 2011

Unrelenting Terror on Mother’s Day 2011

No matter what I do, I cannot stop the terror.  Like in the places where flood waters are rising in and around so many homes in the Midwest this week, some of us face immanent dangers in life that overshadow the endless coverage of Osama Bin Laden’s death.  It feels ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

May 7th, 2011

Big Bank Backlash: From Coast to Coast People are Moving their Money

As the economy continues to stutter and new unemployment claims surge to an eight month high, it hasn't escaped the notice of people on Main Street that the folks on Wall Street are back in the black. According to FORTUNE magazine, profits of the 500 largest U.S. corporations have surged ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

May 6th, 2011

Why We Put Those Like Bin Laden on Trial

We put those who do evil things on trial not so much for them (though we do do it for them because, unlike their view of us, we see them as human), but we do it for ourselves. We do it because we are civilized, we are a free people, ... continue reading

May 6th, 2011

Michael Moore on Piers Morgan Tonight Discussing Death of Osama bin Laden, May 5, 2011 -- Part 2

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May 6th, 2011

Michael Moore on Piers Morgan Tonight Discussing Death of Osama bin Laden, May 5, 2011 -- Part 1

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David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 5th, 2011

What Osama bin Laden, Troy Davis, and You Have in Common

So, the United States invaded Mexico, lied about it, killed, raped, pillaged, and stole half the country for the cause of expanding slavery in our growing continental empire. Then a devastated rump Mexico was invaded by the French who wanted their debts repaid, but the Mexicans won a big battle ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

May 5th, 2011

Haiti: Just When You Think It Can't Get Worse

We may soon look back on this period in Haiti with greater appreciation. Amidst the world-historic levels of death and suffering from last January’s earthquake, citizens have at least been spared the scale of government violence that has marked much of their nation’s past (notwithstanding attacks against internally displaced persons ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

May 5th, 2011

With $42 Billion and 7 Homes, Why Are the Kochs Buying our Democracy?

The Koch brothers had plenty of places to party after their triumphs last November. They might've celebrated at any one of their multiple homes in five states worth a total of $105.9 million. And that's not including the Koch's two-story single family home that David Koch bought for his children ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

May 5th, 2011

Osama bin Laden’s American Legacy

Back in the 1960s, Senator George Aiken of Vermont offered two American presidents a plan for dealing with the Vietnam War: declare victory and go home. Roundly ignored at the time, it’s a plan worth considering again today for a war in Afghanistan and Pakistan now in its tenth year. ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

May 5th, 2011

Obama's Moment: Will He Tell Us to Keep Shopping?

It's hard, even today, to really remember the carnage of 9/11, the sense of piercing fear in what had been a placid lake of prosperity. At that moment, anything great and anything terrible was possible. People remember him with a bullhorn on top of rubble, but President George W. Bush ... continue reading

May 5th, 2011

Unprecedented efforts end torturous conditions, supporters vow to continue

The following is a press release from the Bradley Manning Support NetworkMay 5, 2011 — Hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world are celebrating the confirmation that their efforts to end the torturous pre-trial confinement conditions inflicted upon US Army PFC Bradley Manning have been successful. Manning’s lead defense ... continue reading

May 4th, 2011

Allison Beth Krause Lives On

My name is Jennifer Schwartz Wright and I am Allison Krause’s cousin and also among the first generation of our family who never met Allison.What can I tell you about my beloved cousin? I was less than a year old when she was shot dead on May 4, 1970. Had ... 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
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
1:21 PM
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