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February 20th, 2011

Wisconsin demonstrators party like it's 1968

MADISON, Wisconsin — The issues were serious but the mood was cheery on Sunday among demonstrators in Wisconsin protesting an effort by the Republican governor to reduce the bargaining power of public employee unions. [...] Draped in a Wisconsin state flag, Pagel distributed pizzas paid for by a supporter in ... continue reading

October 11th, 2010

VIDEO: Tenth Year of War, March to Stop Deployment of Traumatized Troops

Thursday marked the beginning of the 10th year of war in Afghanistan. There is much to protest about U.S. action there–some performed a die-in to highlight the use of drones (http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/200657/us-drone-kills-7-militants-in-nw-pakistan) – and a group of veterans of The Global War on Terror used the day to launch a campaign ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

October 4th, 2010

New York City Super-Elderly Take a Lead in Protesting the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Just because one is 80, 90 or older, don't think for one moment one doesn't still retain the power to effectively protest the wrongs committed by our Government. Many old people wished to go to Washington D.C. Saturday, October 2, to join the One Nation March to advocate an end ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

August 7th, 2010

Fort Hood Soldiers Protest Repeated Deployments

While President Obama is touting the Iraq war as all but over, thousands of soldiers continue to be sent to patrol Iraq’s streets, where violence is climbing to its highest level in two years.  Among those thousands of GIs are a very large number who have previously been deployed, and ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

Emily Henochowicz Speaks Out

Today, a Democracy Now! global broadcast exclusive interview with Emily Henochowicz. She’s the twenty-one-year-old American art student who lost her eye in May after being shot in the face by an Israeli tear gas canister at a protest against Israel’s attack on the Gaza flotilla that left nine people dead. ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2010

If Democrats come, so will war protesters

The same antiwar organizers who mustered the protest crowds that descended on the Republican National Convention in St. Paul in 2008 are vowing to march again if the Democrats choose Minneapolis for their 2012 convention.As before, that would present challenges for law enforcement, but some observers predict there would be ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Cindy Sheehan Cleared of D.C. Protest Charge

Activist Cindy Sheehan has been cleared of a charge stemming from a protest in front the White House.After a trial in D.C. Superior Court on Monday, Judge Robert E. Morin found Sheehan not guilty of crossing a police line during an anti-war protest in March. In court, Sheehan wore a ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 9th, 2010

Requiem for the Antiwar Movement

“When you vote for war, don't be surprised when you get it.”– Cindy Sheehan “I will send at least two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan.”– Presidential Candidate Barack Obama “This war (Iraq) prevents us from tackling every serious threat that we face, from a resurgent al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to a ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

June 30th, 2010

Sad Clouds Hang Over St. Thomas Law Graduation

By Roger Cuthbertson and Coleen Rowley UPDATED 6/29/2010 Clouds hung over the St. Thomas School of Law graduation on May 8, 2010, in more ways than one.  The University of St. Thomas Law School held its graduation ceremony at Orchestra Hall, a few blocks from their campus.  So most of ... continue reading

June 29th, 2010

U.N. vehicle shot in Afghan capital; driver killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan man working for the United Nations was shot and killed in his vehicle Tuesday near a busy traffic circle in Afghanistan's capital, the world body said.The man who died was driving a white pickup with the blue U.N. logo painted on the side. Another ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

D-Y teachers disciplined for war protest

Two Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School teachers who held an anti-war sign during a senior assembly last week are facing disciplinary action.D-Y world history teacher Marybeth Verani and English teacher Adeline "Carrie" Koscher have been put on paid administrative leave until the end of the school year June 24, Verani said ... continue reading

June 17th, 2010

VIDEO: Woman with tar on hands arrested at hearing

A woman with tar-stained hands was forcibly escorted out of the Energy and Commerce Committee hearing room after interrupting BP CEO Tony Hayward’s opening statement.The woman, Diane Wilson, who was one of the first members of the public allowed into the room, stood and screamed that Hayward needs to be charged ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

VIDEO: Teachers Hold "End War" Signs At Military Assembly

YARMOUTH (WBZ) – Two teachers at Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School have touched off a firestorm after holding up an "End War" sign at a school assembly where six students who've enlisted in the military were being honored. Many in the community say the teachers crossed a line and treated ... continue reading

June 16th, 2010

D.C. judge acquits 27 Guantanamo protesters - including 4 from Pioneer Valley - of charges from Capitol Hill protest

Some two dozen anti-torture activists — including four from Western Massachusetts — were acquitted Monday in Washington D.C. Superior Court on charges of unlawful assembly following their arrests in January during a political demonstration on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Judge Russell Canan granted a motion for judgment of ... continue reading

June 11th, 2010

Students rally against war, ask for peace

TEANECK, NJ – "Honk if you're with us!" shouted 13 Stillman Elementary School students June 2 in front of the Teaneck Armory.The W.I.T.S. (World Improvement with Tenafly Students) Club was at it again making their voices heard loud and clear in an effort to take a stand against war and ... continue reading

June 10th, 2010

About 50 people protest against BP in Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH — The photographer readies his camera, then readies the crowd.Ready? Ready."Say BP sucks," he shouts."BP sucks!"Click.With that, the crowd goes home. It has been a good vigil.About 40 to 50 people gathered at the beach Tuesday evening because of the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. They ... continue reading

June 9th, 2010

Shrimper Douses Herself With Oil in Spill Protest

Diane Wilson, a Texas shrimper and activist, has been arrested for pouring oil on herself during a senate energy hearing.Wilson was voicing her anger over the issue of BP's liability in the catastrophic spill that has devastated the shrimping industry along the Gulf coast.She was specifically protesting Alaska Sen. Lisa ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 9th, 2010

Shenanigans

On the 7th anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, eight people were arrested in front of the White House protesting the continuing crimes—you know that place! It’s a big White House—as a matter of fact it’s a HUGE White House in the middle of a park-like estate ... 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 4th, 2010

Group tired of spending money on war

Drivers slowed down by the "bottleneck" on Route 4 near Belle Avenue, because a 40-foot banner hanging from the Garrison Avenue Bridge caught their eyes on Sunday.The banner, "$1 Trillion for War – No More!" marked the day U.S. taxpayers had spent $1 trillion since 2001 on the wars on ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

VIDEO: Veterans protest Middleton High School parachute display

MIDDLETON, WI -- A scheduled parachute demonstration by the U.S. Army's Golden Knights draws the ire of a veterans' organization.Buzz Davis, a former infantry officer and member of Veterans for Peace, says the demonstration would glorify the military."The problem is that in real life these soldiers once they hit the ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Inspires Protest At NYC Gas Station

NEW YORK - About 200 protesters - some dripping with fake oil, others wearing pictures of fish on their heads - gathered at a BP station Friday evening to demand the company take responsibility for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A BP drilling rig in the Gulf ... continue reading

May 22nd, 2010

Obama visits West Point and protestors swarm

WEST POINT — President Barack Obama was scheduled to appear today at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and just down the road anti-war protesters and a pro-troops group gathered in Veterans Park on the road from the academy.A group called Gathering of Eagles, waving American flags, chanted "Anti-war ... continue reading

May 14th, 2010

Angry protests over deaths in Nato night raid in Afghanistan

Fury erupted in eastern Afghanistan today after US soldiers were once again accused of killing civilians during a night raid on a private house.The assault on the compound in the village of Qal'eh-ye Allah Nazar in Nangahar province occurred at about 1am, leaving several people dead.Officials said it was an ... continue reading

May 13th, 2010

Protesters rallied against President

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Not everyone rolled out the welcome mat for the President. Protesters also sent a message. They braved rain showers at this end of William Street, hoping to get a look at the President. If they nothing else, they have a message about the economy. Ellie Dorritie of ... continue reading

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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...

Apr 18th
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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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