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Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

June 7th, 2011

DAILY DOGGEREL RE CURRENT EVENTS

Joan Wile, founder of Grandmothers Against the War, and author, "Grandmothers Against the War:  Getting Off Our Fannies and Standing Up for Peace" (Citadel Press, '08), as well as an award-winning ASCAP lyricist and composer, recently launched "Daily Doggerel Re Current Events" online.  Joan is writing a short poem (observing ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

June 7th, 2011

Troop morale plummets in a war without purpose

The Associated Press reports that soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan are suffering the highest rates of psychological problems since 2005. Similarly, troop morale is down the drain.The reason for this is no mystery. A military report found that up to 80 percent of troops have witnessed a friend being killed ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

June 7th, 2011

Occupying Iraq, State Department-Style

Way out on the edge of Forward Operating Base Hammer, where I lived for much of my year in Iraq as a Provincial Reconstruction Team leader for the U.S. Department of State, there were several small hills, lumps of raised dirt on the otherwise frying-pan-flat desert. These were “tells,” ancient ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

June 7th, 2011

Tennis Anyone? What Li Na's Grand Slam Win Tells Us About China

Crossposted from The Nation's blogThe Women's Tennis Association could not be happier today. With her victory in the French Open on Saturday, Li Na became the first Chinese tennis player to win a major singles championship. Her historic triumph brings an unprecedented opportunity to market the sport to China’s perceived ... continue reading

Michael Klare

Professor, Energy Expert

June 6th, 2011

The Global Energy Crisis Deepens

Here’s the good news about energy: thanks to rising oil prices and deteriorating economic conditions worldwide, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that global oil demand will not grow this year as much as once assumed, which may provide some temporary price relief at the gas pump.  In its May ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 6th, 2011

Our Tahrir Square: DC's Freedom Plaza on October 6th

When other nations' governments go off track, their people do something about it. In Tunisia and Egypt people have nonviolently claimed power in a way that has inspired Americans in Wisconsin and other states, as well as the people of Spain and the rest of the world. Washington, D.C., is ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 5th, 2011

Stained Then Blamed for the Stain

It’s no secret that Americans think bankruptcy is for deadbeats, losers and folks with substandard moral character and work ethics.  The stain of a personal bankruptcy carries far wider and deeper than a negative credit rating.  For the rest of a bankrupt American’s life, the stain will be used as ... continue reading

David Mallon

Social Worker, Activist

June 4th, 2011

The Kaisers

Recently SHOWTIME started airing a new series called THE BORGIAS. Episode after episode of people in great costumes acting badly - I can't get enough of it!I'm a Licensed Medical Social Worker at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, with a background in psychology. Maybe that's why I have a bit ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 3rd, 2011

Come Dance With Me--and Thomas Jefferson

Dancing can be dangerous. In Ceausescu’s Romania I was arrested for dancing without a partner. In newly independent Guinea Bissau, my dancing partner was thrown in jail for boogying before the President and his wife had the first dance. In Cuba I was awoken at 4am to bail out a ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

June 3rd, 2011

What is Irresponsible and Provocative -- Israel’s Blockade of Gaza or The Gaza Flotilla?

In the latest Israeli diplomatic attempt to stop the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, Israel leaned on the Obama administration to put heavy pressure on the Government of Turkey to refuse to allow Turkish ships to join the international citizen activist initiative to end Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza. Israeli diplomats have ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 3rd, 2011

Quiet Fighters for Healthcare Justice

As we continue to advocate for healthcare as a human right, at times I think it valuable to acknowledge those who aren’t in the spotlight or expecting to achieve immortality and personal accolades for their effort.  Millions of quiet fighters push forward every day through a system designed to stop ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

June 2nd, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders Belongs on the Sunday Shows

"With a $1.6 trillion deficit," Sen. Bernie Sanders told Jon Stewart recently, "it is insane to think that the only way you're going to move toward a balanced budget is by slashing college Pell grants, by cutting Medicaid, by converting Medicare into a voucher program, by cutting programs that working ... continue reading

Bill McKibben

Founder, 350.org

June 2nd, 2011

Three Strikes and You’re Hot

In our globalized world, old-fashioned geography is not supposed to count for much: mountain ranges, deep-water ports, railroad grades -- those seem so nineteenth century. The earth is flat, or so I remember somebody saying. But those nostalgic for an earlier day, take heart. The Obama administration is making its ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

June 2nd, 2011

Bernie Sanders Tries Some Clear Thinking on Prescription Drugs

Drugs are cheap. There are few drugs that would sell for more than $5-$10 a prescription in a free market. However, many drugs in the United States sell for hundreds of dollars per prescription and sometimes several thousand dollars per prescription. There is a simple reason for this fact: government-granted ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 2nd, 2011

Is That Even Legal?

  If the U.S. Constitution says one thing, a treaty ratified by the United States says another, a law passed by Congress yet another, and another law passed by Congress another thing still, while a signing statement radically changes that last law but itself differs with an executive order, all ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

June 1st, 2011

Bill Black: Bad Cop; Crazed Cop – the IMF and the ECB

Cross posted from New Economic Perspectives Greetings again from Ireland. One of the many mysteries about the current crisis is why anyone listens to the IMF or anyone that supported its anti-regulatory policies. Prior to the crisis, even the IMF had begun to confess that its austerity programs made poor ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

June 1st, 2011

The Beatification of Senator Simpson

Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson has been a holy terror ever since he was appointed by President Obama to co-chair his deficit commission last year. With equal fervor he has attacked both his opponents and the basic facts surrounding the budget in general and Social Security in particular. Ordinarily, either ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

May 31st, 2011

Health Insurers Have Had Their Chance

Of the many supporters of a single-payer health care system in the United States, some of the most ardent are small business owners who have struggled to continue offering coverage to their workers. Among them are David Steil, a small business owner and former Republican -- yes, Republican -- state ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

May 31st, 2011

The NCAA and Jim Tressel: Giving Eric Cartman the Moral High Ground

Crossposted from The NationIt’s fitting that Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigned in disgrace on Memorial Day. This is, perhaps, the most misunderstood holiday on the books: a day used by politicians to celebrate war, which was first organized by freed slaves to honor Union soldiers buried in a ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

May 31st, 2011

Soldiers speak out on Memorial Day: 'Remember Sgt. Kirkland! No more deaths from Wall Street’s wars!'

On Memorial Day, we are asked to remember those who have died in Washington’s wars. Of course, we’re only asked to remember the lives of U.S. troops; the lives of civilians killed in the current wars are supposed to not exist. As veterans, we know the human toll all too ... continue reading

Jefferson Cowie

Professor & Author of 'Stayin' Alive'

May 31st, 2011

Writing History in an Age of Inequality

Jefferson Cowie is associate professor of history at Cornell University. He is the author of "Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class" (The New Press, 2010), which was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and has been awarded the Organization of American Historians' ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

May 31st, 2011

In Haiti, "Homes and Land are the Source of Life": International Forum on the Crisis of Housing

May 31, 2011 Below are excerpts from the International Forum on the Crisis of Housing, held in Port-au-Prince May 19-21, 2011. During the forum, hundreds of Haitians, plus allies from around the Americas, developed strategies to force a solution to Haiti’s greatest crisis: homelessness. Almost 17 months after the earthquake, ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

May 31st, 2011

Dumb Question of the Twenty-first Century: Is It Legal?

Is the Libyan war legal?  Was Bin Laden’s killing legal?  Is it legal for the president of the United States to target an American citizen for assassination?  Were those “enhanced interrogation techniques” legal? These are all questions raised in recent weeks.  Each seems to call out for debate, for answers.  ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

May 30th, 2011

Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Didn't Have To Die in Afghanistan

Written by Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe Memorial Day is a national holiday dedicated to remembering Americans killed in wartime. This year, unfortunately, we remember war dead who didn't have to die, and unless Congress and the president act, we'll remember more needless deaths next year. As of today, 1,516 ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

May 30th, 2011

Memorial Day Should Not Be For Campaigning

On Memorial Day, making stops in Mount Vernon and Gettysburg Pennsylvania; Sarah Palin kicked off the start of what she is calling her “One Nation” tour.  For the untrained eye, she is using Memorial Day events in those areas to test the waters on what she hopes will amount to ... 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
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
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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
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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
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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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