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Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

May 17th, 2011

Poet, Author, Civil Rights activist Alice Walker says "The Gaza Flotilla is the Freedom Ride of This Era"

"If we allowed the Freedom Ride to stop after so much violence had been inflicted, the message would have been sent that they can stop a nonviolent campaign by inflicting massive violence." 1961, Diane Nash, Freedom Ride organizer *** Alice Walker, one of America's premier writers, poets and civil rights ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

May 17th, 2011

The War Lovers

Crossposted from TomDispatchObjective reporting on the SEAL team that killed bin Laden was as easy to find as a Prius at a Michele Bachmann rally. The media simply couldn’t help themselves. They couldn’t stop spooning out man-sized helpings of testosterone -- the SEALs’ phallic weapons, their frat-house, haze-worthy training, their ... continue reading

Candace Gorman

Civil Rights Attorney, Activist

May 16th, 2011

Change I Can't Believe In

You see, he was my junior senator for a time so I had a chance to see how he voted on national issues. A disheartening example was his vote for the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 (DTA),  the first attempt by Congress to take away the writ of habeas corpus ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

May 16th, 2011

The Good News and the Bad News in the Social Security Trustees' Report

There was both good news and bad news in the Social Security trustees' report released last week. The bad news is that the program is projected to cost somewhat more in the latest report than in the 2010 report. As a result, its projected 75-year shortfall was increased by 0.3 ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

May 16th, 2011

Got Health Insurance? Pray You Won't Get "Purged"

You might not realize it, but this is National Small Business Week. I'm betting many small business owners aren't aware of it, either. Perhaps that's because most small business owners are far more likely to be worrying about whether they'll be able to offer health insurance to their employees for ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

May 16th, 2011

ICC Issues Arrest Warrant For Libyan Dictator Gadhafi

Better late than never.  That very well may have been the opinion of many around the world when we all learned of the death of Osama Bin Laden two weeks ago.  In was the general consensus that he was an evil man that had done evil things.  Agreed.  But now ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 15th, 2011

Of Humans and Rights

U.S. newspapers sometimes print what they call the total death count from one or more of our wars, and all the dead who are listed are Americans.  They aren't all the Americans.  They don't include contractors or suicides or various other categories of dead Americans.  They certainly don't include those ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

May 15th, 2011

Obama Has Power to Stop Unionbusting With a Stroke of His Pen

This post first appeared on the In These Times 'Working' blog A proposed executive order and 'high road' federal contracting would go a long way WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two weeks ago I ran into John Podesta, the former White House Chief of Staff (under Bill Clinton) who is now the head of ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

May 13th, 2011

NYC vs. Koch

We're on offense again, this time putting the spotlight on David Koch and denying him a chance to spend his millions on credibility and social status. We organized a flashmob in the heart of NYC. We projected four Koch Brothers Exposed videos on the facade of the David H. Koch ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

May 13th, 2011

The Gas Prices Will Eventually Get You

Well folks, if you were looking for a column this morning to read your morning coffee to, I apologize for my terrible lateness.  See what I was doing, is I was on the way to the doctor.  When out of nowhere this machine with a long hose on the end ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

May 12th, 2011

Immigrants For Sale

Georgia is the latest state to pass an anti-immigrant bill like SB1070, with Governor Deal expected to sign it tomorrow. Georgia is also home to the largest private prison in the country. Coincidence? Not even close. It’s hardly a secret that private prison corporations like Corrections Corporation of America and ... continue reading

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

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

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

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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
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
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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
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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
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
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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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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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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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