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April 16th, 2010

Michael Moore: A DVD-Phobe Picks A Few Favorites

Michael Moore isn't a big DVD fan. "I've probably only rented maybe a half-dozen in my lifetime," he tells NPR's Steve Inskeep. The man behind the documentary films Roger & Me, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Capitalism: A Love Story (among others) says movies are made to be seen in large theaters ... continue reading

April 13th, 2010

40 Years Later: Kent State Truth Tribunal To Examine 1970 Killings at Protest Over Bombing of Cambodia

Family Members of Victims Seek Full Accounting for Events that Triggered National Outrage; Call for Healing and “Restorative Justice” Kent, Ohio - On May 4, 1970 the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed students protesting America’s bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War. In a day that changed America, ... continue reading

March 21st, 2010

Thousands rally to pull troops from 2 war zones

[From the editor of MichaelMoore.com: Cindy Sheehan, Seven Others Arrested (VIDEO); "We did lose some momentum when Obama came into office, but now we have younger people that are very energetic." – Cindy SheehanPhoenix, AZ (VIDEO); "It's creating enemies rather than causing peace." – David Winkler | Claremont, CA; "I'm ... continue reading

Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

January 6th, 2010

Meet Your Boss: Robert Gates

The decisions to send us to risk life and limb around the world—today in Afghanistan and Iraq—are not decisions that we have any part of, nor do our families, nor do the vast majority of people in the United States. They are decisions for the millionaire politicians, who have the ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

Obama, tell me how this ends: Is Afghanistan just a new war of attrition?

On the march to Baghdad, back when America's war on terror was young, a rising star in the United States military lobbed this enigmatic bon mot to an accommodating reporter: "Tell me how this ends." Thus did then-Maj. Gen. David Petraeus in 2003 neatly frame the issue that still today ... 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 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 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

November 30th, 2009

An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore

Dear President Obama, Do you really want to be the new "war president"? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will ... continue reading

November 19th, 2009

U.S. headed for Vietnam War-like disaster in Afghanistan, two experts warn

TORONTO — The United States is being dragged into a bloody Vietnam War-like morass because of a misguided obsession with establishing a national government in Kabul and its military failure to protect rural Afghans, a new analysis concludes.Prof. Tom Johnson says the only chance of success the Americans might have ... continue reading

November 18th, 2009

CA Dems to Obama: Get Out of Afghanistan

The California Democratic Party just sent a loud message to President Obama, who is pondering the next U.S. move in Afghanistan: Get out.The state's Dems have gone on record with a Get Out message before -- like at their confab last summer. But this one is more specific. And bolder. ... continue reading

November 2nd, 2009

Today's Lessons of Daniel Ellsberg

Editor’s Note: Several recent events have highlighted the importance of speaking truth to power in the context of the "war on terror" – see, for instance here and here – but a new documentary also recalls the heroic actions of former Pentagon official Daniel Ellsberg who helped stop the Vietnam ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Lansing priest to receive international peace award

Father Peter Dougherty of Lansing’s Michigan Peace Team is on his way to India to pick up an international peace award for his lifetime of efforts in the cause of peace. Dougherty, who was featured in the recent Michael Moore film “Capitalism: A Love Story,” leaves next week to receive ... continue reading

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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
9:48 AM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
7:38 PM
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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
8:27 PM
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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
3:55 PM
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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
10:13 PM
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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
5:41 PM
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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
4:48 PM
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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
5:38 PM
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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
9:40 PM
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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
9:08 PM
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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
9:53 AM
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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
2:24 PM
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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
6:48 PM
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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
1:08 PM
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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
1:02 PM
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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
1:21 PM
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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
4:20 PM
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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
12:35 PM
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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