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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

April 7th, 2010

U.S. targets American-born cleric in Yemen: officials

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has authorized operations to capture or kill a U.S.-born Muslim cleric based in Yemen, who is described by a key lawmaker as Americas's top terrorist threat, officials said on Tuesday. The decision to add Anwar al-Awlaki, of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, to the ... continue reading

March 25th, 2010

Bin Laden threatens Americans with execution

Osama bin Laden threatened al Qaeda would kill any Americans it takes prisoner if accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is put to death, according to an audiotape aired on al Jazeera on Thursday.Senior U.S. officials may recommend that Mohammed, who was being held at the U.S. military prison ... continue reading

March 19th, 2010

7th anniversary of Iraq War passes, little noticed

RALEIGH, N.C. — It was a day like any other day — except that it was the seventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. And, for the most part, that was forgotten."Honestly, with everything that's going on in my personal life, it slipped my mind," said Chris Skidmore, 39, ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Antiwar Activists Plan Nationwide Protests to Mark Seventh Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

Antiwar activists are gearing up to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq with a weeklong series of events to protest the ongoing occupation of the country.The US invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003. Then-President George W. Bush and top administration officials told the American people Saddam ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Turning Point: When Soldiers Have Had Enough

Stand up and repeat these words in marching cadence:"I went down to the market Where all the people shop I pulled out my machete And I began to chopI went down to the park Where all the children play I took out my machine gun And I began to spray"This ... continue reading

February 23rd, 2010

Toll of US dead in Afghan war hits 1,000: website

WASHINGTON — The number of US soldiers who have died in the Afghan war has reached 1,000, according to website icasualties.org Monday, a grim milestone in the conflict launched more than eight years ago.The independent website, which tracks military deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq, said 54 US soldiers have died ... continue reading

February 18th, 2010

Fort Hood, Army still seeing suicide problem

Fort Hood had more suicides in January than any other installation as the Army searched for solutions to a baffling mystery.Despite a series of programs designed to tackle the problem at the post and throughout the Army, the service's January suicide mark still came close to matching the one from ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 2nd, 2010

If Terror is the Measure, It’s Healthcare War

Since I was a little child huddled in the elementary school hallway for the bomb drills to the present day when I listen to the reasons my nation must spend more on foreign military actions, the means of securing public support for war in this nation seems to have centered ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2010

Taliban bomber wrecks CIA’s shadowy war

A middle-aged mother of three and a warm-hearted man called Harold are a long way from the image most Americans have of their top spies in one of the wildest regions of Afghanistan. But they will be among the seven stars added this week to the 90 on the Memorial ... continue reading

December 27th, 2009

10 most important works of the decade: No. 7, Farenheit 9/11

We asked our critics and our readers to vote for the 10 Most Important Works of the Decade. We count down to No. 1 as we approach Dec. 31. If Sept. 11, 2001 was the defining event of the decade in America, then it can be argued director Michael Moore's ... continue reading

December 24th, 2009

No Time for Christmas for US Troops in Afghan East

PECH RIVER VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) -- For Staff Sgt. Byron Krepcho, it doesn't feel like Christmas.Instead of celebrating Christmas Eve with his family back in Dallas, Texas, Krepcho's unit on Thursday fired mortars at enemy positions from Command Post Michigan in the Pech River Valley in the tense Kunar province ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

Guantanamo 'hell on Earth', says Somali detainee

HARGEISA, Somalia — A Somali just home from eight years in the US jail at Guantanamo Bay told AFP the prison was "hell on Earth", and alleged torture there had scarred some of his fellow inmates.Mohamed Saleban Bare, who arrived in his hometown of Hargeisa on Saturday, said he was ... continue reading

December 21st, 2009

Best films of the noughties No 10: Fahrenheit 9/11

It seems strange to reflect that, drowning as we are these days in campaigning documentary films, when he started out, Michael Moore was one of a kind. Ever since his 1989 film Roger & Me, in which he harassed the CEO of General Motors over the closure of car plants ... continue reading

December 10th, 2009

Protesters in New York carry fake coffins to mark war president Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

About 50 demonstrators walked from outside the United Nations to the military recruiting office on Times Square in central Manhattan.Walking to a slow drumbeat, they carried black cardboard coffins, the first of which was draped in the US flag."Barack Obama does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, especially after his ... continue reading

December 9th, 2009

US says bin Laden sometimes slips into Afghanistan

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden may periodically slip back into Afghanistan from his remote hideout in neighboring Pakistan, a senior White House official says, adding a new twist to the mystery of the elusive terrorist's whereabouts.President Barack Obama's national security adviser, James Jones, said bin Laden, believed hiding mainly in ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2009

Obama: 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan by summer

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he was dispatching 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, accelerating a risky and expensive war buildup, even as he assured the nation that U.S. forces will begin coming home in July 2011. The first new Marines will join the fight by Christmas.The escalation — ... continue reading

December 1st, 2009

2 Afghans allege abuse at U.S. site

KABUL -- Two Afghan teenagers held in U.S. detention north of Kabul this year said they were beaten by American guards, photographed naked, deprived of sleep and held in solitary confinement in concrete cells for at least two weeks while undergoing daily interrogation about their alleged links to the Taliban. ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

War protest comes to Creech

INDIAN SPRINGS -- A Creech Air Force Base policeman grabbed a video camera and prepared to film anti-war protesters Tuesday near the base's east gate.The protesters, clad in black clothes and wearing white face masks, greeted airmen arriving for work with props including white cardboard coffins that symbolized death.But instead ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

Obama Quietly Backs Patriot Act Provisions

With the health care debate preoccupying the mainstream media, it has gone virtually unreported that the Barack Obama administration is quietly supporting renewal of provisions of the George W. Bush-era USA Patriot Act that civil libertarians say infringe on basic freedoms. And it is reportedly doing so over the objections ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

US skeptics fear Afghan mission turning into a quagmire

WASHINGTON — Skeptics reject President Barack Obama's expected decision to ramp up the Afghanistan war as a misguided bid to fix a muddled mission, arguing it will draw America deeper into a quagmire.Ahead of Obama's momentous address to the nation on Tuesday, even fellow Democrats in Congress are voicing growing ... continue reading

November 17th, 2009

9/11 workers, first responders to rally for help in D.C.

WASHINGTON - First responders and Ground Zero workers are pleased Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is headed to New York to face justice - but they hope to win a different kind of justice of their own."Eight years later they finally bring the terrorists to New York and eight years later we're ... continue reading

November 13th, 2009

As Obama ponders Afghanistan, so does Europe

LONDON -- President Barack Obama's delay in deciding U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan has found an echo chamber in Europe, where coalition leaders in NATO are weighing whether to send more help or bow to public demands for a speedy exit.NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told The Associated Press ... 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

October 30th, 2009

Clinton faces Pakistani anger at Predator attacks

ISLAMABAD — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton came face-to-face Friday with Pakistani anger over U.S. aerial drone attacks in tribal areas along the Afghan border, a strategy that U.S. officials say has succeeded in killing key terrorist leaders.In a series of public appearances on the final day 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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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...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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