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Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 27th, 2011

"'Humanitarian War' is an Oxymoron"

The other day, I was scanning through the AM radio stations on my way to Berkeley to pick up something, when I heard a familiar voice, our old friend, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh)—and he didn’t sound happy. So I stopped the scan to listen.Surprisingly, Congressman Kucinich was talking to another ... continue reading

October 12th, 2010

Kent State Truth Tribunal Hears New Forensic Evidence of Clear Order to Fire at Kent State, Backs Rep. Kucinich in Call to Open Inquiry

October 12, New York City, NY – The Kent State Truth Tribunal this weekend heard testimony from forensic audio scientist Stuart Allen that establishes clear orders to shoot live ammunition at unarmed protesting students by the Ohio National Guard. The tape also reveals startling evidence of an altercation with distinct ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

Dennis Kucinich: I Won't Challenge Obama

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who has run for president twice before, said today he will not challenge President Obama in a primary in 2012. His remarks come days after White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs angrily said progressives wouldn't even be happy with the liberal Kucinich as president."I think what we have ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Gibbs stands by remarks on liberals -- sort of

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he might have said things differently when he lashed out at liberals he called the "professional left" and suggested some of them should be drug tested.But he told his daily White house briefing that he's certainly not leaving his job ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

Rep. Ellison: 'Gibbs Crossed The Line'

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) called on Robert Gibbs to step down on Wednesday, following the White House press secretary's sharp critique of what he called a "professional left" that is perpetually unsatisfied by President Obama. "I hear these people saying he's like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left’

The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2010

Sanders promises to seek health care waiver from Obama for Vermont

BELLOWS FALLS, VT — U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., pledged to personally take Vermont’s case for a statewide single-payer health care system to President Obama if the Legislature authorizes it next year.Sanders, speaking at a health care rally at the Hetty Green Park in downtown Bellows Falls on Saturday afternoon, ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

April 13th, 2010

Peace Activists Extend an Olive Branch to the Tea Party to Talk about War

On Tax Day, Tea Party members from around the country will descend on the nation’s capitol to “protest big government and support lower taxes, less government and more freedom.” CODEPINK, a women-led peace group advocating an end to war and militarism, will be sending some representatives to begin a dialogue. ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

March 29th, 2010

Michael Moore: A Love Story

If you know the Upper West Side of Manhattan, you know there are probably more progressives per square inch here than in all the 50 states.  So, it's no surprise that a big bunch of people showed up this evening at my small one-bedroom apartment in this highly liberal neighborhood ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 18th, 2010

‘Healthcare Not Warfare’ Brown Bag Vigils Spread to 89 Congressional Districts

It has been an odd week for those of us who believe in an end to war and also believe in a progressively financed single standard of high quality care for all.Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio spearheaded an historic debate and vote on the House floor on Afghanistan war funding ... continue reading

March 18th, 2010

Michael Moore in The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer - Part 1

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March 15th, 2010

Michael Moore on Countdown With Keith Olbermann (Guest Host Lawrence O'Donnell) - Part 2

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March 15th, 2010

Healthcare Not Warfare Vigils in 82 Districts on March 17th

Labor and advocacy groups organized "brown bag" lunch vigils against war funding in 22 congressional districts in January and 67 in February. Currently 82 are planned for March 17th, with more being added. Organizations participating include: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), AfterDowningStreet, the Backbone Campaign,, the California Nurses Association ... continue reading

March 10th, 2010

House Defeats Call for Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

The first full debate on ending the war in Afghanistan since it began in 2001 ended with Congress voting overwhelmingly to keep the war going. Lawmakers voted 65-356 to defeat a measure calling for an immediate withdrawal from the region, with 189 Democrats joining 167 Republicans to sink it. Five ... continue reading

December 26th, 2009

Kucinich: Generals who spoke publicly on Afghan strategy should lose jobs

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) this week said that U.S. generals who spoke publicly about the nation's Afghan strategy during the president's deliberations should lose their jobs. Kucinich, who is known for his anti-war views, told Russia Today in an interview Wednesday that Congress should be making the final decision on whether ... continue reading

December 17th, 2009

Pelosi says rallying votes for troop surge in Afghanistan will be Obama's job

President Obama will have to argue his own case to House Democrats as he seeks support for a planned surge of 30,000 troops into Afghanistan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday, adding that she is finished asking her colleagues to back wars that they do not support. "The president's ... continue reading

Jamilla El-Shafei

Jamilla El-Shafei is the co-founder and organizer for Save Our Water in Southern Maine

December 16th, 2009

YES HE DID! Now What?

Last Saturday, following President Obama’s Nobel Prize speech in Oslo, anti-war political leaders, the cadre of the peace movement, and activists and citizens of conscience gathered at Lafayette Park across from the White House in protest of his escalation of the war in Afghanistan. The “NO YOU CAN’T!” rally featured ... continue reading

December 15th, 2009

Alan Grayson: Afghan war 'futile'

Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson said Tuesday that the war in Afghanistan is “futile” and vowed to vote against the Pentagon’s appropriations bill to protest President Barack Obama’s decision to send more U.S. troops there."This is an 18th century strategy being employed against a 14th century enemy,” Grayson said. “ ... continue reading

December 15th, 2009

Kucinich measure to end Afghanistan war gains cosponsors

Dennis Kucinich's proposed congressional effort to end the Afghanistan war has gained a dozen bipartisan cosponsors during the week the Cleveland Democrat has circulated it.Here's the cosponsor list provided by Kucinich's office: John Conyers, Jr.; (D-MI); Ron E. Paul (R-TX); Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD); Bob Filner (D-CA); Walter Jones, Jr. (R-NC); Lynn Woolsey (D-CA); Edward ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

Six Smart Progressive Complaints About House Health Bill

The Affordable Health Care for America Act was approved by the U.S. House Saturday night with overwhelming support from progressive Democrats who serve in the chamber and from a president who was nominated and elected with the enthusiastic support of progressive voters. But that does not mean that informed and ... continue reading

November 1st, 2009

Kucinich Wants His Amendment Back

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) was none too happy when House leaders stripped his single-payer provision from their $894 billion health reform proposal. Today, he’s urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to reinstate it.“Like many other important reforms included in the underlying bill, the Kucinich amendment is the object of attack ... continue reading

November 1st, 2009

Kucinich: Health reform legislation ‘a bailout for insurance companies’

According to Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), the Democrats' health reform legislation is basically a sham. Appearing on MSNBC's The Ed Show on Friday night, the House's most unabashed progressive condemned Democratic leadership for removing his amendment that would allow states to create their own single-payer systems. Then he called the ... continue reading

November 1st, 2009

Kucinich Fights to Restore State Single Payer Amendment

Washington D.C. – Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting that Democratic Leadership restore the Kucinich Amendment to the health care reform bill before bringing the bill for a vote. Added to H.R. 3200 in the Education and Labor Committee, the Kucinich Amendment ... continue reading

October 29th, 2009

Healthcare Hoax from Hell

Lies, damn lies, and promises from Democrats. An amendment allowing states to create state-level single-payer healthcare has been stripped out of the House healthcare bill, after having passed in committee back in July by a vote of 27 to 19. And rumor has it that a vote on national single-payer ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 28th, 2009

Single Payer State Option Threatened in House

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the healthcare bill she plans to bring to the floor Thursday, will it still have the amendment that allows individual states the option of bypassing legal barriers to pass state single payer bills? Apparently not, in the latest concession to the insurance industry, Blue ... continue reading

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Apr 3rd
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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...

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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...

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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...

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