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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 16th, 2009

America’s New Homeless Veterans

For America's men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, transitioning back to civilian life is often a struggle.The stress of multiple deployments, a down economy and a brutal job market create a perfect storm for re-adjustment...as 4-year Navy vet, Steve Moody, knows all too well.Moody told us the ... continue reading

December 16th, 2009

Activists protest troop buildup

PRINCETON BOROUGH - Susan Uscenski drove an hour and a half from Manahawkin to Princeton. A few friends told her about a vigil to protest President Obama's recent announcement of a troop increase in Afghanistan. She voted for Obama, but a year later, she felt like she needed to say ... continue reading

December 15th, 2009

Grayson presses case against Afghanistan troop surge

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, urged his colleagues on Tuesday to oppose White House plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, arguing that the buildup’s $30 billion price tag would be better spent on domestic priorities, such as healthcare.“Isn’t it more important to make sure 47 million ... 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 13th, 2009

Nashville Peace Coalition sing carols for peace

Jane Hussain had just joined the Nashville Peace Coalition after the start of the Iraq war and was marching in her first demonstration. A pickup nearly swerved into her group of peaceful protesters. Other passers-by flipped them off."They were giving us the half peace sign," Hussain said. "That's what we ... continue reading

December 13th, 2009

Protestors Target Obama's War

BURLINGTON, VT — Dozens of people gathered on Church Street Sunday to express their disappointment in President Obama.The demonstrators were part of a peace rally that meets in downtown Burlington every year. Members of the group say they're disappointed that Obama won the Nobel Peace prize, only to escalate the ... continue reading

December 6th, 2009

Protesters oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan

SAINT MATTHEWS, KY — Signs and chants protesting President Barack Obama’s decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan greeted holiday shoppers in St. Matthews Saturday.About two dozen people chanted “U.S. out of Afghanistan” and “Healthcare, not warfare” as they stood on the sidewalk next to Shelbyville Road Plaza, sometimes ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2009

US soldier deaths in Afghanistan hit 300 this year

KABUL — An insurgent ambush killed a US soldier in Afghanistan, the military said Wednesday, bringing to 300 the number of American troops killed in the country so far this year.The soldier serving in the NATO-run International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed when his patrol was attacked in eastern ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2009

Anti-war protesters arrested outside West Point

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Six anti-war protesters were arrested outside the U.S. Military Academy during President Barack Obama speech outlining his planned troop buildup in Afghanistan.Highland Falls Police Chief Peter Miller said Tuesday the protesters were charged with disorderly conduct for blocking the roadway.More than 200 protesters had marched ... continue reading

December 2nd, 2009

Hundreds rally at West Point to call for end of Afghan war

WEST POINT — More than 250 people held a candlelight vigil outside the U.S. Military Academy on Tuesday night to protest President Obama's decision to escalate the eight-year-old war in Afghanistan.The protest was held shortly before Obama announced that the United States would send 30,000 more troops to the South ... 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

Gibbs: Deployment to Afghan will be accelerated

WASHINGTON — A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama is ready to lay out an end-game scenario for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan because "we can't be there forever."Robert Gibbs also told MSNBC that Obama's prime-time West Point speech also will lay out a faster deployment plan than initially envisioned ... continue reading

November 30th, 2009

Anti-war protesters startle Seattle's holiday shoppers

SEATTLE - A bizarre scene unfolded amid the festive holiday atmosphere at Westlake Center on Saturday, as men in U.S. military uniforms stormed through the crowd, tossing civilians to the sidewalk and handcuffing them.It was all part of a "street theater" style anti-war protest staged by opponents of the proposed ... continue reading

November 30th, 2009

Senators split on exit strategy and funding to continue war in Afghanistan

The second ranking Republican in the Senate urged President Barack Obama not to speak of an exit strategy when he announces his Afghanistan decision Tuesday, fearing it would send a message to allies and enemies that the U.S. isn't committed to staying in the country."I really hope we can stay ... continue reading

October 12th, 2009

Support Troops Swelling U.S. Force in Afghanistan

President Obama announced in March that he would be sending 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But in an unannounced move, the White House has also authorized -- and the Pentagon is deploying -- at least 13,000 troops beyond that number, according to defense officials.The additional troops are primarily support forces, ... continue reading

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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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
5:56 PM
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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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