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December 5th, 2011

Meet Scott Walker, Sultan of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's administration has announced changes to the rules for demonstrations in the state. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, these are some of the new policies: Groups of four or more people must obtain permits for all activity and displays in state buildings and apply for those permits ... continue reading

December 5th, 2011

Taxes (and Pepper Spray) Are for the Little People

The New York Daily News reported on December 5th, 2011 that Brookfield Properties -- taking its cue from Leona Helmsley -- owes New York City $139,000 in back taxes. Brookfield is the owner of Zuccotti Park, site of the original Occupy Wall Street encampment, and one of the main forces ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

December 4th, 2011

Bringing the ‘War on Terror’ Home

The political, military industrial, corporate class in Washington DC continues to re-make our Constitutional Republic into a powerful, unaccountable Military Empire. The U.S. Senate has just voted 93 to 7 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, which allows the military to operate domestically within ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

December 4th, 2011

Jackson Browne coming to Freedom Plaza

Yesterday, my first day back at Freedom Plaza with my daughter and grandsons in tow, I got a call from one of my oldest and dearest friends, Jackson Browne. I stepped away from the braided chains of plastic bags where occupiers and passers by were helping to complete my daughter's ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

December 4th, 2011

What to Replace the Imprison-Americans Bill With

The funny thing about the bill that the Senate just passed that lets presidents and the military lock you up without a charge or a trial — well, not funny ha ha but funny unusual — is that the basic bill to which that little monstrosity was attached is even ... continue reading

Jane Regan

Journalist/Scholar

December 3rd, 2011

Haiti – Open for Business

“Haiti is open for business.” That’s what President Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly said on November 28 at a ceremony inaugurating a giant industrial zone being built in the north of Haiti. Across Haiti and abroad, Martelly, his government, and “advisors” like former President Bill Clinton have been pushing Haiti as ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

December 3rd, 2011

Lincoln: "Labor is the Superior of Capital"

During my two years in Congress, I heard an awful lot of speeches. Some of them were delivered by some of the finest public speakers in America today – like Barack Obama, Neil Abercrombie, John Lewis, Anthony Weiner and Alcee Hastings. But none of them was as profound and poignant ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

December 3rd, 2011

A Real Third Party? An Anti-Big Bank Republican? Yup.

Like many of you, I had mostly given up on electoral politics. One time I went through a log of Hank Paulson’s phone calls when he was Treasury Secretary, and then Tim Geithner’s phone calls when he was Treasury Secretary. And I realized that both men were talking to essentially ... continue reading

Dan DeWalt

Woodworker, Musician, Activist

December 3rd, 2011

Ther's Only One (thank God)

Last week at the Republican Party “Commander in Chief” debate, the bellicose rhetoric was in full flower. One favored theme was “American exceptionalism” and Obama's inadequacy as an exceptionalism cheerleader.“We're not just another nation, we are an exceptional nation” Mitt Romney lectured, “My foreign policy's pretty straightforward. I would be ... continue reading

Amira Hass

Journalist

December 1st, 2011

Always Trust Authority

Journalists and Occupy Wall Street activists, so I hear, are cross with the police for having kept the press away from the OWS encampments during police raids. They cynically and disbelievingly quote the explicit reason behind this move: according to Michael Bloomberg, the NYPD did it "to protect members of ... continue reading

December 1st, 2011

Convicted Felon Dennis Levine on the Only Way to Clean Up Wall Street

In 1986 Dennis Levine, then a managing director at Drexel Burnham Lambert, pleaded guilty to insider trading. The federal investigation into his crimes later led to convictions of many others, including Ivan Boesky and Michael Milkin. In Ron Suskind's book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington and the Education of a ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

December 1st, 2011

He was 22... She was 12...

Crossposted from TomdispatchHe was 22, a corporal in the Marines from Preston, Iowa, a “city” incorporated in 1890 with a present population of 949.  He died in a hospital in Germany of “wounds received from an explosive device while on patrol in Helmand province [Afghanistan].”  Of him, his high school ... continue reading

Steve Fraser

Historian

December 1st, 2011

Take Our Children, Please!

Crossposted from TomDispatchIn 1729, when Ireland had fallen into a state of utter destitution at the hands of its British landlords, Jonathan Swift published a famous essay, “A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People in Ireland from Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for ... continue reading

Stanley Rogouski

Photojournalist

December 1st, 2011

The Untouchables of Zuccotti Park

In an October 9 article for the website Truthdig.com, Chris Hedges, the former New York Times bureau chief turned dissident journalist, gives us a vivid description of Ketchup, one of the early leaders of Occupy Wall Street: Ketchup, a petite 22-year-old from Chicago with wavy red hair and glasses with ... continue reading

Constance-Marie James

Student, Activist

December 1st, 2011

Unoccupy Wall Street

In just over two short months, the “Occupy Wall Street” occupations have begun changing the discourse on income inequality and greedy corruption. Americans are fed up with a socioeconomic system that exploits the majority to satisfy the greed of the very few. Finally we are coming together to fight for ... continue reading

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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
7:31 PM
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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
7:28 PM
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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
12:41 PM
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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
3:28 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
8:39 PM
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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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