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Blogger Profile: Zach LaPorte

Zach LaPorte is an Iraq war veteran and Wisconsinite

Zach LaPorte's Blogs

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Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

July 17th, 2013

Iraq Veterans Against the War: Chicago or Bust!

Every year, Iraq Veterans Against the War holds their national convention in a different location. This convention allows many like minded veterans of the post 9/11 era to converge in one single spot in order to learn from one another and make a plan for the coming year. The 2013 ... continue reading

Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

May 26th, 2012

What the NATO Protest Meant to the Marchers

It was a hot sweaty day, the humidity clung our uniforms to our body as the sweat soaked through. We marched forward to the commands of our fellow veterans. Today was the day we had been preparing for over the past six months. Each of us carried a medal that ... continue reading

Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

March 11th, 2012

NATO CALL TO ACTION: MARCH WITH VETERANS FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION

We as Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, from around the country will converge in Chicago on May 20th to march to the NATO summit and ceremoniously return our medals to NATO generals. We were awarded these medals for serving in the Global War on Terror, a war based on lies and ... continue reading

Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

March 2nd, 2011

Corporate Hijacking

Last night, as I struggled to finish my homework, Walker’s new budget plan was released.  As expected, the cuts to the University system and k-12 education were deep.  As I read further, I couldn’t help but feel a deep-seated anger rising inside of me.  How dare he put these cuts ... 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

Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

February 20th, 2011

Why Am I Here?

Why am I here? That’s the question I asked myself as I glared up to the ceiling of the rotunda inside the beautiful Madison capitol building. Its not that I was asking myself the question to reassure myself I was there for the right reasons. Why spend all day inside ... continue reading

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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
7:28 PM
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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
12:41 PM
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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
3:28 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
9:48 AM
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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
2:19 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
3:55 PM
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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
5:38 PM
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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
4:59 PM
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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
9:53 AM
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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
1:08 PM
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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
1:02 PM
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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
8:39 PM
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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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  • July 17th, 2013

    Iraq Veterans Against the War: Chicago or Bust!

    Every year, Iraq Veterans Against the War holds their national convention in a different location. This convention allows many like minded veterans of the post ...

  • May 26th, 2012

    What the NATO Protest Meant to the Marchers

    It was a hot sweaty day, the humidity clung our uniforms to our body as the sweat soaked through. We marched forward to the commands ...

  • March 11th, 2012

    NATO CALL TO ACTION: MARCH WITH VETERANS FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION

    We as Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, from around the country will converge in Chicago on May 20th to march to the NATO summit and ceremoniously ...

  • March 2nd, 2011

    Corporate Hijacking

    Last night, as I struggled to finish my homework, Walker’s new budget plan was released.  As expected, the cuts to the University system and k-12 ...

  • 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 ...

  • February 20th, 2011

    Why Am I Here?

    Why am I here? That’s the question I asked myself as I glared up to the ceiling of the rotunda inside the beautiful Madison capitol ...

  • March 11th, 2012

    NATO CALL TO ACTION: MARCH WITH VETERANS FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION

    We as Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, from around the country will converge in Chicago on May 20th to march to the NATO summit and ceremoniously ...

  • May 26th, 2012

    What the NATO Protest Meant to the Marchers

    It was a hot sweaty day, the humidity clung our uniforms to our body as the sweat soaked through. We marched forward to the commands ...

  • February 20th, 2011

    Why Am I Here?

    Why am I here? That’s the question I asked myself as I glared up to the ceiling of the rotunda inside the beautiful Madison capitol ...

  • July 17th, 2013

    Iraq Veterans Against the War: Chicago or Bust!

    Every year, Iraq Veterans Against the War holds their national convention in a different location. This convention allows many like minded veterans of the post ...

  • March 2nd, 2011

    Corporate Hijacking

    Last night, as I struggled to finish my homework, Walker’s new budget plan was released.  As expected, the cuts to the University system and k-12 ...

  • 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 ...

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