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Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

October 5th, 2010

Kent State: The Death of Innocence and the First Amendment

Since the beginning of 2010, the Kent State Truth Tribunal has been focused on collecting and understanding the truth about the circumstances that surrounded the killing of four students and the wounding of nine others at Kent State University in Ohio on May 4, 1970. As new evidence emerges that ... 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

September 23rd, 2010

VIDEO: Iraq war resister marks one year since taking sanctuary in Vancouver church

VANCOUVER - American Rodney Watson will always remember watching a fellow soldier brutally beat an Iraqi civilian in anger over a divorce letter from his wife.He'll recall the soldier spitting racist slurs in the faces of the people they were there to help, and then the same man turning to ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Filmmaker Michael Moore calls Canada 'shameful' on U.S. war dodgers

TORONTO - Renowned left-wing American documentary maker Michael Moore on Thursday blasted Canada's position on U.S. war dodgers as shameful.Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, Moore said Ottawa's refusal to allow U.S. soldiers opposed to the war in Iraq to find safe haven in this country betrays what the ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Michael Moore campaigns to free Bradley Manning in war logs case

The Vietnam war whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and the film-maker Michael Moore have launched an international campaign to demand the release of Bradley Manning, the American soldier charged with passing classified material to WikiLeaks.Demonstrations are planned in the US, Canada and Australia over the next three days in support of Manning, ... continue reading

September 14th, 2010

Daniel Ellsberg Calls for Release of Wikileaks “Whistleblower” Army Pfc. Bradley Manning

Michael Moore to broadcast event live Daniel Ellsberg helped end the war in Vietnam when he leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1970. Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged “whistleblower” accused of releasing documents and combat video showing the gunning down of Iraqi civilians and Reuters journalists to Wikileaks. ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

Aging vets' costs concern Obama's deficit co-chair

RALEIGH, N.C. – The system that automatically awards disability benefits to some veterans because of concerns about Agent Orange  seems contrary to efforts to control federal spending, the Republican co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission said Tuesday.Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson's comments came a day after The Associated Press ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

August 12th, 2010

Shining a Light on the Kent State Shootings of 1970

This last weekend on August 7 and 8, the Kent State Truth Tribunal (KSTT) traveled to San Francisco to record and preserve narratives from west coast-based original witnesses to and participants in the 1970 Kent State shootings. My sister Allison Krause was one of the four students killed at Kent ... continue reading

August 6th, 2010

Obama restores rank of disgraced Vietnam general

WASHINGTON – More than 30 years after his death, an Air Force general has been exonerated of charges that he violated presidential restrictions on aerial bombing during the Vietnam War and that he ordered the falsification of records to conceal the missions.John D. Lavelle was forced to retire in April ... continue reading

August 4th, 2010

The Bomb: Howard Zinn's last call to rebel against war

In his lifetime, Howard Zinn wrote and edited nearly two dozen books, and altered radically the way Americans view their own history with his best selling A Peoples’s History of the United States: 1492-Present. He was compassionate, dynamic, and an unrelenting seeker after justice, and when he died in January ... continue reading

July 31st, 2010

Victim's sister records stories from Kent State

It happened a long time ago in a state on the other side of the country, but the day Ohio National Guardsmen killed four students at Kent State University during an anti-war protest is still a fresh hurt for Laurel Krause.Her sister, 19-year-old freshman Allison Krause, was one of those ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Ticket sales up for Traverse City film fest

Michael Moore used to believe that tough times produced great movies. The Depression years are often referred to as the Golden Age of Hollywood. The years surrounding the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early 1970s saw the rise of the American independent film.So why, as artistic director of ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

New documents from Vietnam era resonate even now

WASHINGTON – In the thick of the Vietnam War, senators harrumphed about White House arrogance, fretted over their own ineffectiveness, complained bitterly about misleading information from the Johnson administration and debated the value — and potential damage — of telling Americans the truth.In more than 1,000 pages of previously classified ... continue reading

July 14th, 2010

Vigil faithful stand for peace as wars continue

Monday, July 5, the day after the nation celebrated its independence from Great Britain, many businesses throughout Cave Junction were closed, along with the Josephine County Bldg. on Redwood Hwy. in Downtown Cave Junction.A few minutes before noon, people began to show up at the building for the silent vigil ... continue reading

July 13th, 2010

Seventy-six-year-old protester can't be silent about peace

For more than two years - no matter the weather - septuagenarian Joan H. Nicholson has maintained a solitary vigil along a busy stretch of Route 1 in Chester County.About 26,000 cars a day pass her outside the Old Kennett Meetinghouse. Hardly any of those motorists know the name of ... continue reading

June 7th, 2010

Ending The Longest War

This past week, the United States recognized a dubious milestone in our country's history as direct war spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan topped $1 trillion. Unfortunately, we have reached a second milestone, with the War in Afghanistan passing the Vietnam War to officially become the longest military ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 28th, 2010

Remembering Memorial Day

It’s a bit silly to look back on a simpler – or at least less cluttered – time and long to recreate those moments. But as the days grow longer and warmer perhaps longings such as these are to be expected. The neighborhood picnic, the block party, the community parade, ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

The New York Times' tactical Blumenthal omission

Everybody's known somebody who invented a make-believe biography. It's always funny, often sad, occasionally pathological. I once knew a fellow who got into a standoff with cops who wanted him to submit to a DUI test. His girlfriend stood in the driveway crying. Poor X, she lamented, was still suffering ... continue reading

May 26th, 2010

In Canada once more, U.S. troops fleeing a war

TORONTO — Patrick Hart came here in 2005, when he couldn't face a second deployment to Iraq. A U.S. Army sergeant with almost 10 years of active duty, he would rather stay in Canada forever than return to a war he thinks is wrong.Hart, 36, knows that some people think ... continue reading

May 4th, 2010

1970 Kent State shootings become enduring history lesson

Forty springs ago, on the day the Vietnam War came home as it never had before, Mary Ann Vecchio was there. She's the girl in the haunting photo — crying, kneeling over the student's body.That was Kent State University, May 4, 1970, a few days after Richard Nixon, who'd campaigned ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

AP-GfK Poll: Vietnamese upbeat about future

HANOI, Vietnam — Thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, the people of this country are optimistic about the future, bullish about the free market and rarely think about a conflict that still ignites political passions in America.A new Associated Press-GfK Poll, one of the most exhaustive surveys ... continue reading

April 30th, 2010

Vietnam celebrates 35th anniversary of war's end

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Communist Vietnam marked the 35th anniversary of the end of its war Friday with a dramatic re-enactment of the day North Vietnamese tanks smashed through the gates of the former Presidential Palace and ousted the U.S.-backed South Vietnam government.The celebration took place as signs ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

April 29th, 2010

Brooklyn High School Seniors Energize the Grandmothers Against the War Vigil at Rockefeller Center

Don't despair, folks. All our young people are not indifferent to the fact that the United States is still engaged in reprehensible occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. We anti-war grandmothers had heartening proof of this yesterday, April 27, when 20 African-American and Latino Brooklyn high school seniors joined our Grandmothers ... continue reading

April 25th, 2010

William Ayers Stirs up Controversy in Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. -- One of the leaders of a radical political movement of the sixties and seventies drew a crowd of protestors in Fresno Thursday night. William Ayers will speak at Fresno State Friday. He's a controversial figure because he led the Weather Underground, a radical group that set off ... continue reading

April 24th, 2010

Michael Moore to Broadcast Kent State Truth Tribunal for 1970 Campus Shootings of War Protesters

Kent, Ohio – On May 1-4, 2010 filmmaker Michael Moore will livecast the hearings of the Kent State Truth Tribunal, streaming in real time the accounts of participants, witnesses and family members of the 1970 Kent State shootings that left four students dead and nine injured. The livecast is the ... continue reading

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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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Mar 23rd
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Mar 21st
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Mar 21st
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Mar 19th
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