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Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

January 24th, 2011

I fully support Mayor Bloomberg’s wise FIX GUN CHECKS proposal. Thank you, Mayor.

Dear FriendsMany lives will be saved by Mayor Bloomberg’s sensible proposal to improve background checks for the purchase of guns.I fully support Mayor Bloomberg’s wise proposal. Thank you, Mayor. We New Yorkers are all very proud of you for your wisdom and courage. With deep respect and love, Yoko Ono ... continue reading

July 21st, 2010

Police: Alleged freeway shooter was targeting ACLU

OAKLAND, Calif. – A California man known for his anger over left-leaning politics said after a freeway shootout with CHP officers that he had been planning an attack on the ACLU and another nonprofit group, police said Tuesday.Byron Williams, 45, a parolee with two previous bank robbery convictions, wanted to ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

Militia movement will be packing heat at rally on the Potomac

Daniel Almond, a three-tour veteran of Iraq, is ready to "muster outside D.C." on Monday with several dozen other self-proclaimed patriots, all of them armed. They intend to make history as the first people to take their guns to a demonstration in a national park, and the Virginia rally is ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

2 teens injured in Colorado middle school shooting

LITTLETON, Colo. – A teacher tackled a man armed with a high-powered rifle just after two teenage students were shot Tuesday at a suburban Denver middle school that's just miles from Columbine High School, the site of one of the nation's deadliest school shootings, authorities said.One male and one female ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Report: Hasan urged conscientious objector status for Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army psychiatrist accused in the Fort Hood attack once suggested that Muslim soldiers be allowed to opt out of fighting in wars against other Muslims. He reportedly told his medical colleagues that allowing them to be released as conscientious objectors would be a way to "decrease ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

Lieberman Suggests Army Shooter Was 'Home-Grown Terrorist'

A senior U.S. senator on Sunday said the shootings at Fort Hood could have been a terrorist attack, and that he would launch a congressional investigation into whether the U.S. military could have prevented it.Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who heads the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs ... continue reading

November 7th, 2009

Profiles of Ft. Hood Shooter's Victims

(CBS/ AP)  Last Updated 1:39 p.m. ET The 13 people killed when an Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, included a pregnant woman who was preparing to return home, a man who quit a furniture company job to join the military about a year ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Death toll rises to 13 in Ft. Hood shootings

Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas, Washington and Los Angeles -- As the death toll in Thursday's shooting rampage at Fort Hood rose to 13, new details emerged today about the attack and its aftermath. Sgt. Andrew Hagerman, a military police officer, was one of those who responded to the scene ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Web post by Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Malik Hasan could shed light on motives

Investigators trying to understand why a US army psychiatrist launched into a shooting spree on a military base in Texas will be poring over an internet posting he is thought to have made comparing the sacrifice of Islamist suicide bombers and American military heroes. Thirteen people were killed and more ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Internet Comments Posted By Hasan Raised Concerns

The following are Internet comments reportedly made by Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, which caught the eye of authorities and raised concerns as early as six months ago: --- "There was a grenade thrown amongs [sic] a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Cousin Says Suspected Fort Hood Gunman Feared Impending War Deployment

The man suspected of a deadly rampage Thursday at Fort Hood was a military psychiatrist whose had turned against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but was about to be sent overseas, his cousin told Fox News.Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, wanted to be released from the military before ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Gunman in Fort Hood shooting, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before deadly attack

The gunman in the Fort Hood massacre hollered "Allahu Akbar!" before embarking on a bloody rampage that left more than a dozen dead, an onlooker told investigators."We do have a witness who reported that," Col. John Rossi said Friday morning."Allahu Akbar" means "God is great" in Arabic.At the morning briefing, ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Texan police officer Kim Munley who shot Fort Hood gunman hailed as a heroine

A police officer who intervened to stop a shooting spree at America's biggest military base was hailed today a heroine as she received treatment for the wounds received in a shoot-out with the gunman. Major Nidal Hasan, an army psychiatrist due to be posted to Afghanistan, shot dead 13 people ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Nidal Malik Hasan, Suspected Fort Hood Shooter, Was Called "Camel Jockey"

Fort Hood shooting suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, wanted out of the Army after being constantly harassed by others in the military and was called a "camel jockey," his family said. As Hasan was about to be deployed to Iraq, he was suffering from some of the same stresses that ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Mass Shooting Indicates Breakdown of Military

At approximately 1:30 p.m. CST today, a soldier went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, killing 12 people and wounding at least 31 others, according to base commander Lieutenant-General Bob Cone. Truthout spoke with an Army Specialist who is an active-duty Iraq war veteran currently stationed ... continue reading

November 5th, 2009

Fort Hood shooter may have been Army psychiatrist

WASHINGTON — The Army major suspected of opening fire on soldiers as they were preparing to deploy overseas at the massive Fort Hood military base in central Texas Thursday may have been an Army psychiatrist who recently completed training in disaster and preventive psychiatry at Walter Reed Medical Center in ... continue reading

November 5th, 2009

1 shooter dead, 2 in custody at Fort Hood mass shooting

A mass shooting Thursday at Fort Hood, the largest U.S. Army base in the world, has resulted in 12 deaths, including one shooter, and 31 wounded.Lt. Gen. Robert Cone confirmed that one of the three suspected shooters, a soldier, is dead, and the other two suspects, also soldiers, are in ... continue reading

November 5th, 2009

Accused Fort Hood shooter dreaded deployment, cousin says

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan never served a tour of duty in Iraq. But the psychiatrist worked inside two places that have seen the terrible fallout from the war – first Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in the nation's capital, and lately at Fort Hood, the giant Central Texas base. He ... continue reading

November 5th, 2009

12 dead, 31 wounded in Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD — An Army mental health professional with advanced training in shooting opened fire on his fellow soldiers Thursday afternoon, killing 12 people before he was shot and captured by post police, military officials said. Wielding two handguns, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan stormed into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, ... continue reading

November 5th, 2009

13 Dead in Fort Hood Rampage

FORT HOOD, Texas -- A U.S. Army major allegedly opened fire Thursday on fellow troops in the heart of the giant army base here, killing 13 people and wounding at least 30 in one of the worst incidents of soldier-on-soldier violence in U.S. military history. The shooting rampage, allegedly carried ... 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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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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