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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

February 28th, 2011

Homeless Veterans

My wife and I were watching the news the other night when something came on about homeless veterans.  I sat and listened to the story and was absolutely dumbfounded that in a country like ours; well over a hundred thousand men and women that served in the military are without ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

February 28th, 2011

Kazemi and Abdul-Qaadir: Recognizing the Courage of Muslim Athletes

In one of the most astounding polls I’ve ever seen, Gallup reported earlier this month that 69% of Americans were “following the events in Egypt closely,” and 83% of them “sympathized with the protesters.” When you consider the kind of rampant Islamaphobia that’s infected the body politic of this country ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

February 27th, 2011

Will ABC News’ “Made in America” Series Avoid Their Boss, Disney?

This weekend ABC News heavily promoted its special “Made in America” series that will run all week. From the promotions, it looks like the series will focus partly on what happens when a household seeks to remove all furnishings and other items from its home that are not made in ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 26th, 2011

Cheshire Cat Grins in Arizona, 1.3M Souls on Board

All eyes on Madison.  I get that.  The whole of the progressive community gets that.  But while the cat’s away the Arizona mice are playing – only it’s a deadly game of systemic violence that screams for attention every bit as intense as the day Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 26th, 2011

Why Should Firms That Spied on Unions Keep Government Contracts?

Earlier this month, Lee Fang of Think Progress wrote an investigative piece on how the Chamber of Commerce had hired a private security firm to spy on union leaders and their families. Lee discovered through emails obtained by ThinkProgress that the Chamber had hired the law firm Hunton & Williams ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

February 25th, 2011

Fire Lt. General Caldwell

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe The latest general to find himself excoriated in the pages of Rolling Stone, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, should resign immediately for using psychological operations, commonly known as "psy-ops" against U.S. lawmakers visiting Afghanistan. If he will not resign immediately, President Obama should fire him. ... continue reading

Niki Ashton

Canadian MP for Churchill

February 25th, 2011

It Was Flint Yesterday, It's Us and Wisconsin Today, and Tomorrow It's Going to Be Everyone

It came as a shock. Vale, the Brazilian world mining giant that had taken over Canadian-owned Inco in 2006 announced it was closing the smelter and refinery in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada -- our hometown. Since 1956, Thompson has had a fully integrated mining operation, the first of its kind in ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

February 25th, 2011

A Message of Solidarity with Workers from Cindy Sheehan

A MESSAGE FROM CINDY SHEEHAN Working women and men, I stand with you, because I am one of you! Some people call me the “Peace Mom," because of my unwavering work and stand for peace. In 2004, my son Casey made the ultimate sacrifice for war profiteering and imperial hubris; ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

February 24th, 2011

Civil Resistance to the Wars Continues

"We should not think that the destruction and suffering unleashed by war is limited to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Individuals and whole cities here at home have become 'collateral damage.'  Millions of people are thrown out of their jobs and then out of their homes.  Pressures cascade onto state and local governments as ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 24th, 2011

Wisconsin GOP to kick protestors sleeping in the Capitol out

Dave Weigel of Slate Magazine just conducted an interview with Wisconsin Senate GOP Majority Leader Fitzgerald. In the interview below, Fitzgerald announced that starting Saturday at 6pm, the police are going to kick the protestors sleeping in the Capitol out. The protestors I have spoken with have vowed to stay ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

February 24th, 2011

In Haiti, "We Will Never Fall Asleep Forgetting"

At the Toussaint Louverture Airport in Port-au-Prince, I spot Ronal’s taptap, pick-up-turned-public-bus, painted to resemble an Argentine flag - a salute to his favored team in last year’s World Cup soccer match. Ronal’s first report is about his glee over last month’s return of Jean-Claude Duvalier. Duvalier’s ouster in 1986 ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 24th, 2011

Fighting for Fair Fights and for Aurora

We try to teach our children to fight when they need to but to fight fairly unless there is no other choice to protect life and limb.  At least that’s what my parents tried to teach me and what I tried to teach my kids.  Though I know that the ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 24th, 2011

How Obama's Organizing Election Efforts Influenced the Wisconsin Protests

It's a constantly shifting, energetic crowd on the third floor of the capitol, with graduate students running around frantically in the situation room of the Teacher Assistant Association. They are discussing setting up phone banks to get more graduate students to come out for protests, plans to arrange for more ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 24th, 2011

Labor Leaders Say Wisconsin Signals 'New Era of Labor Militancy'

MADISON, WIS.—In the past, labor leaders have been hesitant to call militant actions in part because they're afraid they won’t have the support and energy of union members. But after the massive outpouring of rank and file support in Wisconsin during the last eight days—triggered by proposed GOP legislation that ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

February 22nd, 2011

Blind Human Rights Lawyer Beaten and Isolated in Chinese Crackdown

Chen Guangcheng, a blind, 39 year old, self-taught, human rights lawyer in China who was recently released after years in prison has been put in home detention, isolated and beaten by authorities.   Winner of numerous human rights awards, Mr. Chen was imprisoned for investigating violence and forced abortions against families ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

February 22nd, 2011

Why Don't We Anti-War Protesters DO It?

The massive protest in Wisconsin got me thinking.  Why can't we do the same to end the war in Afghanistan and the occupation of Iraq?  There are millions of people in the U.S. who urgently want these wasteful, tragic and unjustified conflicts concluded immediately and all troops and armaments brought ... continue reading

February 22nd, 2011

Dear Mr. Beck: I Shook Hands with the Antichrist

Earlier this week, Michael Lind wrote an article for Salon about the misplaced energy in demeaning alarmists like Glenn Beck.1 Having friends and family who often revere the inflammatory rhetoric of Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, and others as a light in the darkness, the temptation to dwell on and ridicule these ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 22nd, 2011

Is Scott Walker Cutting Off Internet Access To Thwart Protesters?

According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to key protest organizers within the state Capitol building. If you are in the Capitol attempting to access the internet from a free wifi ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 22nd, 2011

Firefighters Sleep in Wisconsin Capitol to Prevent Police Crackdown on Protestors

Yesterday, rumors started to spread throughout the Wisconsin State Capitol that police would crack down on protestors sleeping in the building.  Governor Walker has in private expressed frustrations with the Capitol Police for allowing protestors to stay in the Capitol. Over the last few days, the Capitol Police have begun ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 22nd, 2011

Madison Area AFL CIO Votes to Prepare For General Strike

This evening in a press release from IBEW Local 2304 President Dave Pokilinski, I received word that the 45,000 member Southern Central Federation of Labor, the local chapter of the AFL-CIO for the Madison and Southern Central Wisconsin area, has voted to make preparations for a general strike. The press ... continue reading

Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

February 22nd, 2011

Monday 2/21/ 2011

Noon rally- Today I witnessed a new type of rally on the State street side of the capitol in Madison.  Starting at noon a few musicians came and played a few songs.  Tim Mcilrath front man for the Chicago punk band Rise Against played “Ohio” by Neil Young and “Who’ll ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

February 21st, 2011

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity Are Alive

Here in Madison, Wisconsin, where protesters have occupied the State Capitol Building to stop the pending bill that would eliminate workers' right to collective bargaining, echoes of Cairo are everywhere. Protesters here were elated by the photo of an Egyptian engineer named Muhammad Saladin Nusair holding a sign in Tahrir ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 21st, 2011

Paris Commune Meets Old School Union Hall In Madison

Yesterday as I entered the state capitol, I was shocked to see a group of people down on their hands and knees gently rubbing and cleaning the marble floor of the state capitol. They were not janitors doing it, but volunteers who had been occupying the Capitol for weeks. “This ... continue reading

Rose Ann DeMoro

Executive Director, National Nurses United

February 21st, 2011

Just Say No – No More Cuts for Workers

There should be two lasting lessons to emerge from the heroic labor–led protests in Wisconsin. First, working people, with our many allies, students, seniors, women’s organizations, and many more, are inspired and ready to fight. Second, we need to send a clear and unequivocal message to the rightwing politicians and ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 21st, 2011

Mainstream Media: Wisconsin Protestors Like the People Who Shoot Gabby Giffords? WTF?

Despite the Wisconsin protests being the number one trending topic on twitter worldwide and finally starting to get media attention from mainstream TV outlets, not a single union leader or union member was invited onto one of the many Sunday talk shows to talk about Wisconsin. Instead the only person ... continue reading

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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...

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