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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 27th, 2011

Vietnam Vet Dropped From Insurance Provider

In my last column I discussed the passive mistreatment directed towards veterans like myself at government sponsored facilities like the Philadelphia VA hospital.  To sum it up in just a few words for those of you who missed the last one; a certain segment of the support staff at the ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

January 27th, 2011

Code Pink Wins the Future

The future will be here in April and Code Pink: Women for Peace has already won it (thus answering President Obama's State of the Union call to "win the future").  The color coded threat warnings our government has been bombarding us with since shortly after September 11, 2001, will be ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

January 26th, 2011

PFC Bradley Manning Is Not Being Treated Like Every Other Detainee

Despite the assertion of Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, PFC Bradley Manning is not being treated like every other detainee at the Quantico brig.  Morrell stated during today’s Pentagon briefing that PFC Manning’s “confinement is not in the least different from the manner in which anyone else at the brig ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

January 26th, 2011

Help Us Cast the Next Rethink Afghanistan Video

We need your help to pick the best comments from our "Because It's Time" wall to be used in the next Rethink Afghanistan video!We're approaching the one-year anniversary of the launch of President Obama's escalated military campaign in Afghanistan, so we here at Brave New Foundation decided we'd mark the ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

January 26th, 2011

Dismissal Signals Change in Direction for HuffPost

Crossposted from PBS MediaShiftLast Thursday, I was "fired" as a labor blogger from the Huffington Post by executive business editor Peter Goodman for helping a group of union construction workers disrupt a conference of bankers. (I put fired in quotations marks because I, like the majority of people who blog ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

January 26th, 2011

'How Everybody Exists' Doesn't Have to Be

If you want to know how things really get done in Washington -- or don't get done, depending on the desires of America's corporate executives -- all you have to do is read a couple of paragraphs in a Jan. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer story (see page 2).Reporter Joe DiStefano quotes ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

January 25th, 2011

State of the Union: Don’t Ignore the Elephant War Machine in the Room

We are soon going to hear about our "State of the Union" but no matter what is said and no matter how good the speech, the current war machine dominating the state of the union will remain difficult to turn around. Even a president with military leadership like Eisenhower quickly ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 25th, 2011

After SiCKO, Is Your Story Next for Censorship?

The Enfield, CT, public library is in the midst of a controversy about whether the town managers can or should halt the public showing of Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary film SiCKO about the U.S. healthcare system. Some folks are nearly up in virtual arms about the implications of this sort ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

January 24th, 2011

I fully support Mayor Bloomberg’s wise FIX GUN CHECKS proposal. Thank you, Mayor.

Dear FriendsMany lives will be saved by Mayor Bloomberg’s sensible proposal to improve background checks for the purchase of guns.I fully support Mayor Bloomberg’s wise proposal. Thank you, Mayor. We New Yorkers are all very proud of you for your wisdom and courage. With deep respect and love, Yoko Ono ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 22nd, 2011

Your Local Veterans Administration Hospital

From 2002 until around 2008, the Veterans Administration hospital in Philadelphia botched ninety or so treatments for prostate cancer.  This is a plain and simple fact.  The hospital was fined for these horrible mistakes and I would like to think that everything has been done in regard to this incident ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

January 22nd, 2011

Can Harry Be a Hero?

That is the question that supporters of Social Security should be asking as we brace for President Obama's State of the Union address next week. Specifically, the question is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will keep up his spirited defense of Social Security or whether he will buckle to ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

January 22nd, 2011

Gulf Coast fighting for recompense

"I just got off the phone with Feinberg's people and I'm really upset," says seafood merchant Michelle Chauncey from Barataria, Louisiana.Her business, which sells wholesale and retail crabs, has not provided her with an income since the end of May, and her home is being foreclosed.Attorney Kenneth Feinberg's Washington-based firm, ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

January 21st, 2011

Obama Embraces the "Economic Philosophy That Has Completely Failed"

President Obama's Executive Order on regulatory review was originally set in motion by his February 3, 2009 direction to OMB to create an improved regulatory review process.The fundamental principles and structures governing contemporary regulatory review were set out in Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993. A great deal has ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

January 21st, 2011

How Top Secret America Misfires

Why Those Who Value Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties Must Ask Congress to Initiate "Church Committee"-type Hearings Why has Congress not yet awoken to the fact that since 9-11 we have been sailing into a perfect storm? Here are just some of the turbulent winds blowing and pushing officials in ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

January 20th, 2011

Obama's War, One Year Later: 195 Million Say No to War

Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of President Obama's escalated military campaign in Afghanistan. One year later, violence is still getting worse and costs are skyrocketing. After more than nine years, it's time to end this war. Take a strong public stand against the war by ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

January 19th, 2011

'An Economic Philosophy That Has Completely Failed'

I get President Obama's "regulatory review" plan, I really do. His game plan is a straight steal from President Clinton's strategy after the Republican's 1994 congressional triumph. Clinton's strategy was to steal the Republican Party's play book. I know that Clinton's strategy was considered brilliant politics (particularly by the Clintonites), ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

January 19th, 2011

Making Social Security More Progressive: The Games They Play in Washington

The insiders in Washington really really want to cut Social Security, and they are prepared to say or do anything to do it. Among the latest lines is that they want to make Social Security more "progressive." This sort of rhetoric appeared in a report from the liberal Center for ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

January 18th, 2011

U.S. strategy in Afghanistan is failing

Before wrapping up the deadliest year of the entire war, with 499 U.S. fatalities, Pres. Obama visited Afghanistan in early December and spoke to a room filled with members of the 101st Airborne Division, to tell them about the “progress” they were making in the war.“Progress” for the Obama administration ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 18th, 2011

What Do We Owe Tracy Pierce?

Four years ago, Tracy Dion Pierce, Sr., 37, died because we allowed him to. We stood collectively by while his insurance company delivered the news for us: no payment for bone marrow transplant. Tracy died at home in Mission, Kansas, with his beautiful wife Julie and his loving son Tracy, ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

January 17th, 2011

Pebble People

I interviewed Yoko Ono on Thursday, January 4th for Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Radio Show. The interview itself, besides being a great coup for my show, struck a deep chord with me. True, I have spent a small part of my life trying to change the way the Empire I live ... continue reading

Eric Allen Bell

Filmmaker

January 17th, 2011

Reflections on the Age of Anxiety

We're not one big happy family. But everyone around you is in some way your relative. We share the same DNA. We all originated from the same place. In a vast dark universe, we share the same tiny blue reflection of light. We breathe the same air. We all bleed ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 16th, 2011

James Fuller Arrested For Making Threat

It seems that whenever some kind of tragedy occurs, people automatically tend to naturally and rightfully get very sensitive.  Tragedy also has the unique ability to raise the volume of people’s emotions and their opinions.  Like with the horrific events of the shooting in Arizona, seems that any statement at ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

January 16th, 2011

No Room for the Pentagon's Wars in Dr. King's Dream

This Monday, January 17th, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It's a day for us to celebrate one of the most important peacemaking heroes in our nation's history, and an appropriate moment to reflect on the power of nonviolent social activism motivated by love and a sense of justice. For ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

January 15th, 2011

U.S. Sick Gulf Residents Beg Officials for Help

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Jan 14, 2011 (IPS) - In an emotionally charged meeting this week sponsored by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, fishermen, Gulf residents and community leaders vented their increasingly grave concerns about the widespread health issues brought on by the three-month-long disaster."Today I'm ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

January 14th, 2011

Young Afghans Work for Peace, Starting With Their Own Hearts

"He stares into the distance and sometimes he talks incoherently," Abdulai said, describing his older brother a decade after the Taliban killed their father and grandfather for being the wrong ethnicity. But, he recalled through a fragile smile, "When our family fled, my brother piggy-backed me into the mountains."Abdulai, 15, ... 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...

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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
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
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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
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
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
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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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