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Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

September 29th, 2011

The Mass Media’s Disgraceful Coverage of Occupy Wall Street

The mainstream media’s propaganda surrounding Occupy Wall Street has been truly breathtaking.  For those who believe we have a right/left divide in the mass media, coverage by FOX News and The New York Times must shatter all such delusions.  Let’s be clear on this.  Both conservative and “liberal” media outlets are playing ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

September 29th, 2011

See Charles Koch Flip Flop on Social Security [VIDEO]

Charles and David Koch built an distortion machine to do their dirty work for them. Through think tanks, academic research, political donations and conservative media, the Koch brothers have steamrolled Americans into believing things that are false and into supporting policies that benefit the Koch brothers' profits. Social Security has ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

September 29th, 2011

#OccupyWallStreet Is a Church of Dissent, Not a Protest

Last weekend, I spent a few days with the protesters downtown near Wall Street, and it was an eye-opening experience. The people there want something, but it’s not a list of demands, and it is entirely overlooked by the media and most commentators on the protest. If all you read ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

September 29th, 2011

October 2011: Let's Shape Up as Citizens by Exercising First Amendment!

In the course of making our final plans to travel to Washington DC's Freedom Plaza next week for the historic October2011 events, our Minnesota peace group delegation did not think to ask along any First Amendment legal scholars who often prove invaluable in situations like this. So if there are ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

September 29th, 2011

Building a Digital Wave to Get Money Out

Yesterday we announced the formation of a petition to get money out of our political system, and a draft amendment to the Constitution that will do it. More than 27,000 people signed up in less than 9 hours, our servers were overwhelmed and in one day the petition accrued more ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 28th, 2011

The Danger of Simplicity

I sat down during a lengthy protest occupation to play a game of chess, but my friend was better than I am. So, halfway through the match, I said to him, "What's your one move?" He didn't know what I meant. "What's your one winning move," I said, "and which ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

September 28th, 2011

Get Money Out: Join 100,000 Americans

Money has bought our politics. Only we the people can take it back. But, HOW? I have asked a professional lobbyist and a series of Constitutional scholars. They tell me that it will require a large, unrelenting, organized group aligned around a Constitutional Amendment to Get Money Out of politics. ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

September 27th, 2011

Harry Chapin on What Made America Famous

This may surprise you, but I prefer listening to speaking. Listening is much more relaxing. And, as the Chairman of the Florida Democratic Party often says, I never learn anything when my lips are moving. (Just to be clear, he says that about himself, not about me. He didn't say, ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

September 27th, 2011

Freedom Isn’t Free at the State Department

Crossposted from TomDispatchOn the same day that more than 250,000 unredacted State Department cables hemorrhaged out onto the Internet, I was interrogated for the first time in my 23-year State Department career by State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) and told I was under investigation for allegedly disclosing classified information. ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

September 27th, 2011

The Koch Brothers are at it again in public schools [VIDEO]

The student resegregation plan favored by industrialists Charles and David Koch has been a divisive flashpoint between school board members in Wake County, NC. The billionaire brothers continue trying to resegregate a widely celebrated school system, which sets the agenda for hundreds of communities across nationwide. The Koch brothers are ... continue reading

Kevin Zeese

Attorney, Activist

September 27th, 2011

Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC Tells the Story of Wall Steet Police Abuse Perfectly

In his evening commentary, Lawrence O'Donnell did an excellent job of showing how the police were clearly at fault in their treatment of the Occupy Wall Street protesters on Saturday.  He also shows that it was not all police but the "bad apples" -- unfortunately, the commanders.  This point is ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

September 27th, 2011

There’s A Revolution Brewing, Occupy Wall Street Enters Week Two

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” says Max, a 33 year old activist from upstate New York who’s been camping out here in Zuccotti Park for days.  “I’ve been to many protests before, but there’s never been such energy and promise as what I see here today.  The revolution has ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

September 27th, 2011

Herman Cain, the Other NRA and the Stagnant Minimum Wage

Crossposted from In These Times Working Blog Over the weekend, Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather Pizza and former CEO of the National Restaurant Association, shocked many political observers when he won the Florida GOP Presidential Straw Poll. While it is unclear what effect Cain’s showing in straw poll ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

September 26th, 2011

Why Don't the Deficit Hawks Want to Tax Wall Street?

The intensity with which the country's leading deficit hawks continue to ignore financial speculation taxes (FST) is getting ever more entertaining. While deficit hawks like Wall Street investment banker Peter Peterson, Morgan Stanley Director Erskine Bowles and The Washington Post never tire of preaching the virtues of shared sacrifice, somehow ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

September 26th, 2011

When the World Outlawed War

Remarks at Lynchburg College on September 26, 2011 I'd like to thank Dave Freier for inviting me, and all of you for being here.  I think I was invited to speak about my most recent book, War Is A Lie, but I asked Professor Freier if it would be all ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 26th, 2011

I Am Not Your Austerity Measure or Your Entitlement Cut

I am a woman, a mother, a grandmother, a wife. I am not an austerity measure – in Greece or in any other nation. I am a caregiver. I am a worker. I am a patient. I am a taxpayer. I am not an entitlement cut or a medical loss ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

September 26th, 2011

Take Action to Support Haitians Facing Forced Evictions from Tent Camps

For a year and a half, Haitians, under the scarce protection of makeshift plastic shelter, have battled storms and sun, physical assault and food insecurity. Moreover, they’ve had to fight for their shelter itself – for the right to remain in the camps they’ve been obliged to call home. People ... continue reading

September 25th, 2011

Michael Moore on Real Time with Bill Maher, 9/23/11, Part 3

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September 24th, 2011

Michael Moore on Real Time with Bill Maher, 9/23/11, Part 2

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September 24th, 2011

Michael Moore on Real Time with Bill Maher, 9/23/11, Part 1

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Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

September 23rd, 2011

An Open Letter from Occupy Wall Street to All Americans and Progressive Media

This is an open letter to all Americans, and particularly to progressive magazines, Web Sites, TV programs, etc.  Please spend most of your time focusing on the Occupy Wall Street protests.  This is real, this is serious, and this will become a mass movement.  I have been here every day ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

September 23rd, 2011

Get Money Out: We the People, not the Politicians

Today, the America I see is more corrupt than I have ever seen in my entire life. I am ashamed of this country, angry, because our current political order mocks the phrase "we the people". Today I'm starting a series on money and politics with my friends at the Huffington ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 23rd, 2011

It’s a Haunting Time for the WC

It’s nearly fall again.  That means if we make it through October and Halloween and early November, the holidays and all the expectations will be bearing down on us again.  But, wait, those years are long gone.  I failed to meet the expectations.  I couldn’t keep a home for us.  ... continue reading

Sandy Tolan

Author, Professor

September 22nd, 2011

It's the Occupation, Stupid

It's the show that time and the world forgot. It’s called the Occupation and it’s now in its 45th year. Playing on a landscape about the size of Delaware, it remains largely hidden from view, while Middle Eastern headlines from elsewhere seize the day.  Diplomats shuttle back and forth from ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

September 22nd, 2011

Troy Davis Executed, While CEO Responsible for Deaths of 29 Miners Sails Free

Crossposted from the In These Times Working blogLast night at 11:08, Troy Anthony Davis was executed in the State of Georgia for the 1989 murder of a police officer. Much doubt existed in the case as seven of the nine witnesses recanted their testimony (one even claimed that an eighth ... 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! --...

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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
9:48 AM
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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
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 ...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
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 ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com 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 www.theguardian.com 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? 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
1:08 PM
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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
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
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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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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? ...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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