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Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

September 18th, 2010

We, Too, Saw Through the Lies

Dear Michael Moore:I applaud you for opposing the war back then when most people, including liberal big-leaguers, were so gullible and cowed that they actually supported the Bush crime syndicate's sinister plot. I know you were razzed and attacked for speaking out and I am certainly sympathetic for the hard ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 15th, 2010

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore I know we've been "free" of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away! But before ... continue reading

September 4th, 2010

Powell tells Mainichi Iraq invasion was avoidable, regrets false WMD intelligence

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has told the Mainichi he believes the Iraq War -- which began while he was in office in 2003 -- could have been averted.Powell also stated during an Aug. 24 telephone interview that he regretted the false intelligence that led the United States ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

Sudanese man sues after release from Guantanamo

SEATTLE — A Sudanese aid worker freed from Guantanamo Bay in 2007 sued U.S. government officials Wednesday over what he called his forced disappearance and torture.Lawyers for Adel Hassan Hamad, 52, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle seeking damages for ongoing physical and emotional problems and compensation ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

George W. Bush 'knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent'

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by ... continue reading

March 11th, 2010

'I saw Israeli bulldozer kill Rachel Corrie'

The final moments of Rachel Corrie, the American peace activist crushed to death beneath a pile of earth and rubble in the path of an advancing Israeli army bulldozer, were described to an Israeli court by an eyewitness yesterday.The parents of the 23-year-old, who was killed by the bulldozer in ... continue reading

December 10th, 2009

The Nine Surges of Obama's War

Despite the seeming specificity of the speech, it gave little sense of just how big and how expensive this surge will be.  In fact, what is being portrayed in the media as the surge of November 2009 is but a modest part of an ongoing expansion of the U.S. war ... continue reading

November 30th, 2009

An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore

Dear President Obama, Do you really want to be the new "war president"? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will ... continue reading

July 14th, 2009

Media Activist Amy Goodman Holds Press, Politicians Accountable

By Adam Philips / Voice of AmericaEvery weekday morning, Amy Goodman brings a variety of stories to a worldwide radio, television and Internet audience as co-host of Democracy Now!, at the beginning of the program she co-founded for Pacifica, an alternative media network, in 1996. Goodman's topics range widely. One ... continue reading

July 8th, 2009

Inviting George Bush to Talk Torture Ray McGovern

Consortium NewsEditor’s Note: Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern is giving a lecture on July 9 in Richardson, Texas, that will touch on George W. Bush’s role in authorizing torture. So, in a letter dated July 2, the ever-polite McGovern extended this invitation to the ex-President to attend, but has yet ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2009

Where Are They Now? Ex-Bush Loyalists Cash In Nick Turse

TomDispatch In May, the U.S. economy lost 345,000 nonfarm jobs, pushing the unemployment rate from 8.9% to 9.4%. According to official statistics, 14.5 million Americans are now looking for work and, as a recent headline at put it, "The jobs aren't coming back anytime soon." In fact, a team ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2009

Donald Rumsfeld in Repose

TimeFor a few months after his departure as Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld occupied a suite of government-provided transition offices in a high-rise building in Rosslyn, Virginia, up the Potomac River a short way from the Pentagon. There he began sorting his papers for a memoir and charting his next ... continue reading

June 14th, 2009

Confronting the CIA's Mind Maze Alfred McCoy

America's Political Paralysis Over Torture TomDispatch If, like me, you've been following America's torture policies not just for the last few years, but for decades, you can't help but experience that eerie feeling of déjà vu these days. With the departure of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney from Washington ... continue reading

May 29th, 2009

Colin Powell: No Good Samaritan Ray McGovern

Consortium News Watching retired Gen. Colin Powell cite Jesus's parable of the Good Samaritan during Sunday’s Memorial Day ceremonies on the Mall in Washington, it struck me that Powell was giving hypocrisy a bad name. Those familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan and the under-reported behavior of Gen. ... continue reading

May 27th, 2009

The CIA's History of Deception Melvin A. Goodman

Consortium News "Let me be clear about this," CIA director Leon Panetta told his troops last week, "it was not CIA policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values." Of course, Panetta is entitled to his opinions, but he cannot create his own facts. ... continue reading

May 19th, 2009

How Torture Trapped Colin Powell Ray McGovern

Consortium NewsFour days before trying to sell the invasion of Iraq to the United Nations, Secretary of State Colin Powell was ready to scrap dubious allegations about Saddam Hussein's ties to al-Qaeda but was dissuaded by top CIA officials who cited a new "bombshell" that now appears to have been ... continue reading

May 16th, 2009

Cheney said Gitmo detainees revealed Iraq-al Qaida link

By Jonathan S. Landay / McClatchy WASHINGTON — Then-Vice President Dick Cheney, defending the invasion of Iraq, asserted in 2004 that detainees interrogated at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp had revealed that Iraq had trained al Qaida operatives in chemical and biological warfare, an assertion that wasn't true. Cheney's 2004 ... continue reading

May 14th, 2009

Carlyle Groups Settles in "Pay to Play" Scandal Probe

Carlyle Groups Settles in "Pay to Play" Scandal Probe By Richard Esposito and Brian Ross / ABC The Carlyle Group, a giant Wall Street firm best known for its ties to former President George H.W. Bush and other prominent public officials, made more than $13 million in payments to a ... continue reading

May 14th, 2009

The Truth About Richard Bruce Cheney Lawrence Wilkerson

Washington NoteLast night I was on Rachel Maddow's show on MSNBC at the top of the hour. But before I came on, through the earpiece I listened to the five minutes that Rachel sketched as a lead-in. Most of it was videotape from the last few days of former Vice ... continue reading

May 13th, 2009

The Night

VarietyHere's my story for on the dinner for the print edition of Variety: The arrival of President Obama's administration undoubtedly injected a new sense of energy into this year's White House Correspondent's Assn. dinner, transforming an event labeled the "nerd prom" into something more akin to the Golden Globes. In ... continue reading

April 16th, 2009

Prosecutor: Drop case against Bush officials

By Al Goodman MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Prosecutors will recommend that a Spanish court drop its investigation of six former officials in the administration of U.S. George W. Bush for alleged torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Spain's attorney general said Thursday. Investigating judge Baltasar Garzon has the final say ... continue reading

March 18th, 2009

Some Truths About Guantanamo Bay Lawrence Wilkerson

Washington Note There are several dimensions to the debate over the U.S. prison facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba that the media have largely missed and, thus, of which the American people are almost completely unaware. For that matter, few within the government who were not directly involved are aware either. ... continue reading

March 12th, 2009

Protesters prepare for Bush's Calgary speech

CBC Peace activists in Calgary are preparing a less than warm welcome for George W. Bush, who will be at a private function next week delivering one of his first speeches since leaving the White House. A coalition calling itself People vs. Bush has planned a week of protest activities, ... continue reading

January 13th, 2009

Former Australian Leader John Howard Accepts Medal of Freedom

By Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post America's most inconvenient houseguest received the presidential medal of freedom today during a White House ceremony. Former Australian prime minister John Howard accepted America's highest civilian honor after spending the night at Blair House -- edging out President-elect Barack Obama for that lodging. The ... continue reading

October 31st, 2008

Former Reagan adviser endorses Obama

(CNN) — Former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein told CNN's Fareed Zakaria this week he intends to vote for Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday. Duberstein said he was influenced by another prominent Reagan official - Colin Powell - in his decision. "Well let's put it this way - I ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

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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...

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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors 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 Donna Smith 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? Donna Smith 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 Nick Turse 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 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? 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 Donna Smith 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 . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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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...

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