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Dr. Clarence Lusane

Professor, Author and Activist

October 18th, 2010

From the White House to Obama's House

As he faces a critical juncture in his presidency, it is perhaps useful for President Obama to reflect upon an obscure but relevant anniversary. On October 17, 1901, President Theodore Roosevelt officially changed the name of the president’s residence to the “White House.” Significantly, this occurred on the day after ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

October 18th, 2010

Citizen Protests, Government Repression Mount in Haiti

“I came to protest so we can find a solution. Misery is killing me,” said Mascarie Sainte-Anne, 70, at the edge of a rally in front of Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive’s office on October 12. Haitians have been taking to the streets with increasing frequency since August in calls for ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 16th, 2010

VIDEO: Fiorina Is A Job Killer

written by Robert Greenwald and Tanene AllisonIn these economic times, California needs to focus on the creation of jobs.Brave New Films has released the latest video in our series on Carly Fiorina, this video focuses on her record as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.Carly Fiorina likes to tout her business experience from ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

October 16th, 2010

Capitalism Would Have Killed the Chilean Miners: A Reply to Mr. Henninger

One of our family sayings is: "you can't compete with self-parody". Daniel Henninger is the most recent proof of this saying. He authored a column on October 14, 2010 entitled "Capitalism Saved the Miners." Mr. Henninger is an editorial writer/editor for the Wall Street Journal. His essay, of course, was ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 16th, 2010

Sleeping Free of Healthcare Fear

Stress kills. Stress makes people sick. So wouldn’t it make sense that a reduction in stress might actually save lives? How about families? And jobs? And freedom from want and fear? It makes perfect sense. But that’s not what we’re all about in the United States. We don’t believe in ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 14th, 2010

Memo to Nancy Pelosi from Cindy Sheehan

Open Memo To: Nancy Pelosi From: Cindy Sheehan Hey Nan, How’s that “liberal agenda” going for you these days? You have had quite a run as the first female Speaker of the House, haven’t you? In that almost four years now, you have fully funded the wars; rammed through the ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

October 14th, 2010

Beyond Wyclef: What Haitians Want From Elections

We asked dozens of Haitians from different social sectors how they felt about the November 28 elections, and what they want or expect from a new government. Here are some of their responses. Louisiane Nazaire defines herself as a peasant. She is a member of a local peasant farmer group ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

October 13th, 2010

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

By Susu Jeffrey and Coleen Rowley Domestic surveillance of peace groups, speech elevated to material support for state enemies, secret assassinations of American citizens — the war on terror has come home. Even publishing an op-ed or filing an amicus brief could be a criminal act. Offering training in non-violent ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

October 13th, 2010

What Obama Could Do Now, Without Congress, to Fix the Mortgage Meltdown

1. Appoint (on a recess basis) Michael Patriarca as head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).[Mike was the OCC wunderkind who was in charge of supervising the largest national banks then served as head of the OTS' West Region where he served with even greater distinction. He has worked ... continue reading

Ethan McCord

Iraq Vet

October 13th, 2010

VIDEOS: Systematically Trained Abusive Soldiers

These are videos I took from soldiers of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry. If the name sounds familiar, it should. This was the unit I was in that was also depicted in the “collateral murder” video released by WikiLeaks.I started to “acquire” these videos and some pictures once I ... continue reading

Ethan McCord

Iraq Vet

October 12th, 2010

360 Degrees of Rotational Fire

When we deployed we were told that the only way for us to effectively maintain control over our AO (area of operation) was to, in a sense, out-terrorize the terrorists. We were to make the people of Iraq fear us and the repercussions from us more so than the insurgents. ... continue reading

October 11th, 2010

VIDEO: Tenth Year of War, March to Stop Deployment of Traumatized Troops

Thursday marked the beginning of the 10th year of war in Afghanistan. There is much to protest about U.S. action there–some performed a die-in to highlight the use of drones (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/200657/us-drone-kills-7-militants-in-nw-pakistan) – and a group of veterans of The Global War on Terror used the day to launch a campaign ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

October 11th, 2010

Nine Months After the Quake -- A Million Haitians Slowly Dying

“If it gets any worse,” said Wilda, a homeless Haitian mother, “we’re not going to survive.” Mothers and grandmothers surrounding her nodded solemnly.We are in a broiling “tent” with a group of women trying to raise their families in a public park. Around the back of the Haitian National Palace, ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

October 10th, 2010

Veterans Shut Down Military Recruitment Station on Ninth Anniversary of Afghanistan War

On Oct. 6, March Forward! veterans led a dramatic shut-down of a military recruiting station to mark the ninth anniversary of the war on Afghanistan. The recruiting station is located in Hollywood, Calif. on the busy “Walk of Fame,” and is home to Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 10th, 2010

Bankers Show No Mercy, Feel No Obligation

For the purposes of giving fair warning, this piece is not about healthcare and extending a progressively financed, single standard of high quality care to all. This piece is about bankers. To the extent that bankers are closely aligned with their friends in other financial services industries – like private, ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

October 9th, 2010

Join Us by Tweeting Your Wishes for Peace

Dear Friends,Today, October 9th, I relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Iceland in memory of my late husband John Lennon. Please ask all your friends to join us by Tweeting your wishes to IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.You can do this by coming to http://IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com where you can also watch the lighting live ... continue reading

Derrick Crowe

Derrick Crowe is a 5-year veteran of Capitol Hill who left D.C. over his objections to Democrats’ choice in the 2008 presidential campaign to urge escalation in Afghanistan.

October 7th, 2010

Afghanistan, Year Ten

I spent several days last week giving guest lectures about the Afghanistan War to freshmen and seniors at Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. It's no secret that I loathe this brutal, futile war that's not making us safer. So, when I talk to kids about it, I state my ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

October 7th, 2010

Haitian Farmers: Growing Strength to Grow Food

Rony Charles, a rice grower and member of the Agricultural Producer Cooperative of Verrettes, said, “Instead of foreigners sending us food, they should give us the chance to do our own agriculture so it can survive.”Giving domestic agriculture the chance to survive would address four critical needs:Creating employment for the ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

October 6th, 2010

Attention Left, Liberal and Radical Groups -- Pennsylvania Has Been Monitoring You

Thank you, Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR), for reminding us how many bad-ass, dedicated, and creative groups we count as allies in our efforts to create a more just world!Our friends at MoveOn.org, the Ruckus Society, Immokalee Workers, the new SDS, Jobs with Justice, the Brandywine Peace Community, ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 6th, 2010

The Afghanistan War's Tenth Year Must Be Its Last

October 10, 2010 starts year ten of the Afghanistan War. Almost a decade of war in one of the most unforgiving terrains in the world, for ends we can't define. Can anyone name a single way in which this war still serves the national interest, if it ever did? We ... continue reading

Eric Allen Bell

Filmmaker

October 5th, 2010

The Peaceful Many and the Violent Few

I am not complaining when I tell you that, since starting production on a documentary about the backlash in Murfreesboro, TN against the building of a new Islamic Center, I get hate mail daily. Given the rise of Islamophobia, the history of intolerance in the South and my sometimes aggressive ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

October 5th, 2010

Evidence Refutes BP's and Fed's Deceptions

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldIn August, Truthout conducted soil and water sampling in Pass Christian Harbor, Mississippi; on Grand Isle, Louisiana; and around barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana, in order to test for the presence of oil from BP's Macondo Well.Laboratory test results from the samples taken in these ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 5th, 2010

More B.S. Charges Against Me

In November 2009, I joined a caravan of peace activists that gathered at Travis AFB in Fairfield, Ca to head to Creech AFB in Nevada where many of the drone strikes in Afghanistan are coordinated and controlled from. We were scheduled to stop at several AFBs along the way to ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

October 5th, 2010

Kent State: The Death of Innocence and the First Amendment

Since the beginning of 2010, the Kent State Truth Tribunal has been focused on collecting and understanding the truth about the circumstances that surrounded the killing of four students and the wounding of nine others at Kent State University in Ohio on May 4, 1970. As new evidence emerges that ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

October 4th, 2010

Let’s Tweet a Million Wishes for PEACE for John Lennon’s birthday, October 9th

Dear Friends On October 9th at 7.45pm GMT, I will relight IMAGINE PEACE TOWER in Reykjavik, Iceland in memory of my late husband John Lennon. Please ask all your friends to join us LIVE at www.IMAGINEPEACETOWER.com 7.45pm GMT = 8.45pm UK = 2.45pm NY = 11.45am LA = 4.45am Japan ... continue reading

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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...

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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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Apr 2nd
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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...

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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...

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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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