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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 8th, 2011

How Many Dead Arizonians?

The budget crisis in Arizona means the Republican Governor Jan Brewer and her Republican legislature have decided some death is preferable to more debt. Human life has a very measureable price in Arizona, and those who look the other way as folks who might be saved die in Arizona can ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Homes lost to foreclosure up 6 pct from last year

LOS ANGELES – The number of U.S. homes lost to foreclosure surged in July, as lenders take back more properties from homeowners who have been in default for months on end.Lenders repossessed 92,858 properties last month, up 9 percent from June and an increase of 6 percent from July 2009, ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Billboard in Arizona Reads: 'Have Your Papers Ready, Racial Profiling Just Ahead'

On July 28, District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton seemingly stripped out most of SB 1070's draconian provisions. Yet the battle around Arizona's freshly enacted anti-immigration law is still pretty much alive. Whether it is via the $1.5 million Gov. Brewer has raised on the back of anti-immigrant fear mongering, ... continue reading

July 29th, 2010

Arizona immigration law boycotted by bands is blocked

A judge has blocked parts of a controversial immigration law that was about to take effect in the US state of Arizona. Police were to be given the right to check the immigration status of anyone they suspected of breaking the law. But a federal judge intervened, saying America was ... continue reading

July 29th, 2010

Police, activists prepare days ahead of Ariz. law

PHOENIX — The sheriff of Arizona's most populous county is making room in a vast outdoor jail and determined to round up illegal immigrants to fill it. Police from the U.S.-Mexico border to the Grand Canyon are getting last-minute training. And protests and marches are planned throughout Phoenix.Arizona's new immigration ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 4)

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July 15th, 2010

Rage Against the Machine headlines SB 1070 protest concert

Rage Against the Machine will headline a concert July 23 at the Hollywood Palladium to benefit Puente, Arizona and the Florence Project, two non-profit organizations battling Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070.Rage frontman Zack de la Rocha has been an outspoken opponent of SB 1070 through the Sound Strike, whose ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Homes lost to foreclosure on track for 1M in 2010

LOS ANGELES – More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a huge backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.Nearly 528,000 homes were taken over by lenders in the first six months of ... continue reading

July 12th, 2010

Sarah McLachlan says Lilith was a protest cancelation

Sarah McLachlan has finally come forward with the reason this year's Lilith Fair pulled out of Phoenix long before it started canceling dates where sales were sluggish.In an interview with Metromix, she was asked if the cancellation in Phoenix had "anything to do with the Arizona immigration law, or was ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

Nine Inch Nails, Maroon 5 join Arizona boycott

The Sound Strike is back on the attack with another press release drawing attention to the growing list of artists signing on to boycott Arizona in response to the passage of SB 1070."The legalization of racial profiling within Arizona has drawn fierce opposition from people all over the world," it ... continue reading

June 28th, 2010

Zack de la Rocha Ups the Rage Against Arizona Immigration Law

Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is stepping up his campaign to compel the state of Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law. In addition to adding Ry Cooder, Nine Inch Nails, and comedian Chris Rock to the growing list of artists who are refusing to perform ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

VIDEO: Obama sparks peace, immigration rallies

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - As excited graduates prepared for President Barack Obama's message in Monday night's commencement, some activist groups were trying to make their voices heard, as well. The first of two scheduled rallies was held around 5 p.m. About 30 people gathered for what they called a peace and ... continue reading

June 8th, 2010

Los Lobos And Hall & Oates Join The Arizona Boycott Club

LOS LOBOS and HALL & OATES have become the latest acts to boycott Arizona as a U.S. tour stop - because of the state's pending immigration laws.The groups have scrapped upcoming shows in Scottsdale and Phoenix, respectively, and a Los Lobos concert in Tucson in September (10) appears to be ... continue reading

Zack de la Rocha

Zack de la Rocha is the lead singer of Rage Against the Machine.

May 26th, 2010

Artists Call to Boycott Arizona

We are reaching out to get your ear for a minute about this critical situation in Arizona.If you haven't heard, the Arizona state legislature passed a bill (SB 1070) that was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer that legalizes and sanctions racial profiling. Straight up. It forces the cops ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

Rage Against the Machine, Michael Moore Lead Arizona Boycott

Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha has enlisted dozens of musicians and activists to join The Sound Strike, an open call by artists to boycott the state of Arizona over its recently passed immigration law. The law passed by the Arizona state legislature, SB1070, requires local ... continue reading

May 12th, 2010

Republican Scott says he would support offshore drilling as governor

Rick Scott, the Republican flooding TV airwaves in Florida, said today that he would oppose a constitutional ban on offshore drilling that Gov. Charlie Crist wants lawmakers to put on the November ballot. “We need to protect our beaches, break our dependency on foreign oil and hold oil companies accountable ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

May 11th, 2010

Mayors of the World for Peace Speech: Power to the People

We are gathering here this evening with one concern all of us have. What can we do to stop Hiroshima and Nagasaki from being repeated again to destroy the lives on this planet? This time, it will not be two cities. It will be the world.It seems the choices we ... continue reading

May 5th, 2010

Suns to wear 'Los Suns' jerseys for Game 2

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."The decision to wear the jerseys ... continue reading

May 5th, 2010

Oakland City Council passes Arizona boycott

OAKLAND — Oakland City Council members voted 7-0 Tuesday to boycott Arizona and Arizona-based businesses, joining a growing movement against the state after it passed a far-reaching anti-illegal immigration law.The law, signed April 23 by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, gives police broad powers to detain people they suspect of being ... 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...

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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...

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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