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Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

September 23rd, 2010

Gray Panthers Urge an End to Tax Cuts for the Rich

The Panthers are dedicated to creating a humane society where the needs of people are put over profit.As the tax-cut debate rages through the Senate, the House, and among the prospective candidates for public office, the Gray Panthers are firmly committed to their stance that tax cuts for the wealthy ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Moore receives John Steinbeck Award

TRAVERSE CITY — Hometown filmmaker Michael Moore is this year's recipient of the John Steinbeck Award.The award is given to writers and artists whose work captures Steinbeck's spirit of empathy, commitment to democratic values and belief in the dignity of people who by circumstance are pushed to the fringes of ... continue reading

Matthew Kavanagh

Matthew Kavanagh is the Director of US Advocacy for Health GAP (Global Access Project), a global AIDS activist organization

September 23rd, 2010

UN Explores Which is Harder: Fighting AIDS and Poverty or Getting Rich Countries to Keep Their Promises

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals Summit has concluding here in New York and it seems clear that there is good news and bad news. The good news is that people from around the world have gathered to continue to fight poverty, food insecurity, and poor health. The bad news ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Book unearths divisions over Obama war plan

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's early attempts to seize control of a neglected Afghanistan war yielded a strategy that pleased almost no one and hasn't turned the tide of a conflict near its 10th year. Just how contentious that plan has been, inside the Obama White House as well as ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Ally Financial legal issue with foreclosures may affect other mortgage companies

Some of the nation's largest mortgage companies used a single document processor who said he signed off on foreclosures without having read the paperwork - an admission that may open the door for homeowners across the country to challenge foreclosure proceedings. The legal predicament compelled Ally Financial, the nation's fourth-largest ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

September 23rd, 2010

Getting Their Reward on Earth: Haitian Social Movements and Reconstruction

“There needs to be a new vision for Haiti, and that vision needs to come from the people,” says Marc-Arthur Fils-Aimé, director of the Karl Leveque Cultural Institute (commonly known by its Creole acronym ICKL), a grassroots center which supports peasant and other popular organizations to help them develop their ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Man's home sold out from under him in foreclosure mistake

When Jason Grodensky bought his modest Fort Lauderdale home last December, he paid cash. But seven months later, he was surprised to learn that Bank of America had foreclosed on the house, even though Grodensky did not have a mortgage. Grodensky knew nothing about the foreclosure until July, when he ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

War resister marks one year of life in sanctuary

While the war in Iraq may officially be drawing to a close, former U.S. soldier Rodney Watson's battle to stay in Canada continues from a small one-bedroom suite within the First United Church in Vancouver. The 32-year-old war resister marked his one-year anniversary of sanctuary by making a public appeal ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

War resister marks anniversary of sanctuary

VANCOUVER - An Iraq War resister passed an anniversary on Saturday he didn't want to celebrate.For the past year, veteran Rodney Watson has lived in a one-bedroom apartment with his wife and 21-month-old son under sanctuary provided by Vancouver's First United Church."It's been stressful, a long road," he said. "It's ... 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 23rd, 2010

VIDEO: Activists Demand Release of Army PFC Bradley Manning

SAN DIEGO, CA — More than 50 individuals from activist organizations and their supporters gathered at Horton Plaza on September 19 to demand the release of Army PFC Bradley Manning. The Army intelligence analyst was arrested and jailed for allegedly leaking video of U.S. Apache helicopter pilots killing innocent people ... continue reading

September 22nd, 2010

Never Let Fear Become A Prison For Truth

Speech delivered by Justin Kauker on September 19, 2010 at the Free Bradley Manning, Exposing War Crimes is Not a Crime Rally in Downtown San Diego The first time I saw Collateral Murder I had to remind myself: I’m watching people get killed. In our culture of entertainment soaked in ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

FILMMAKER MICHAEL MOORE TO RECEIVE THE JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FROM STEINBECK'S FAMILY AND CENTER FOR STEINBECK STUDIES

SAN JOSE, CA (Sept 21, 2010) — Academy Award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author, Michael Moore, has been named the recipient of the Steinbeck Award by the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. Moore will formally receive the "In the Souls of the People" award on Thursday, October ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

September 21st, 2010

A Divide So Wide, A Disconnect So Deep

Our national obsession with individualism and the attainment of personal wealth is so sick and so deep for some of our fellow citizens that even the bonds of marriage are often no match for the selfishness. A woman with advanced breast cancer schedules her chemo and her radiation so that ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

September 21st, 2010

A Campaign To Free Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning is accused of telling the truth. He now faces decades in prison for letting Americans see the truth about our wars on Iraq and Afghanistan by allegedly leaking the “Collateral Murder” videos -- of two Reuters’ journalists being shot and killed by a U.S. helicopter -- to WikiLeaks. ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

September 21st, 2010

The Terrible Tale of the TARP Two Years Later

Two years ago, the top honchos at the Fed, Treasury and the Wall Street banks were running around like Chicken Little warning that the world was about to end. This fear mongering, together with a big assist from the elite media (i.e. NPR, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 20th, 2010

A Canadian’s Response

Today's OpenMike blog On Thursday I was invited by the Toronto Film Festival to interview on the stage the great British director Ken Loach and his screenwriter Paul Laverty. It was a fascinating and fun discussion, and when I opened it up to the audience for questions, an American soldier ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 18th, 2010

Mike's Yom Kippur Blog

Today's OpenMike blogAlthough I am not Jewish, I do hate to be left out of any cool bitchin' holy day, especially since this year's falls on one of the worst days in memory for lamest college football matches on TV. So with nothing better to do -- and remembering how ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

September 18th, 2010

We, Too, Saw Through the Lies

Dear Michael Moore:I applaud you for opposing the war back then when most people, including liberal big-leaguers, were so gullible and cowed that they actually supported the Bush crime syndicate's sinister plot. I know you were razzed and attacked for speaking out and I am certainly sympathetic for the hard ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 17th, 2010

Detroit, You're Out, Even When You're Not

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore It's bad enough that capitalism (i.e., organized corporate crime) has bludgeoned Detroit to near death. But after stealing tens of thousands of jobs from us, after stealing our middle class, after stealing our tax base that has decimated the police and fire departments (over ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

September 16th, 2010

Christine O’Donnell and Me

I knew Christine O’Donnell as an ideologue of uptightness -- with a fervent position on every issue under the sun. I saw her up close when we debated during one of her several Phil Donahue show appearances in 2002-03 on MSNBC, where I worked as an on-air contributor and Donahue ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

September 16th, 2010

"Help Us Produce, Don't Give Us Food": Food Sovereignty in Haiti (Part IV)

Jonas Deronzil is a farmer from the village of Mogé in Haiti’s fertile Artibonite Valley, and one of about 2,000 members of a production and marketing cooperative. Here he analyzes the problems Haitian small producers face, notably U.S. food imports, and proposes alternatives.I am a peasant planter, that’s all I ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 15th, 2010

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore I know we've been "free" of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away! But before ... continue reading

September 14th, 2010

Obama eyes options for naming Warren as regulator

President Barack Obama edged closer to naming Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren as his new top consumer financial watchdog on Tuesday, but lawmakers were split over how he should do it.Obama is deciding whether to pick Warren, a Harvard law professor and outspoken consumer advocate backed by liberals but reviled ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 14th, 2010

Heroes of the GOP on Religious Freedom

OpenMike 9/14/10 Michael Moore's daily blog Here are three quotes I'd like to share from three heroes of those who consider themselves to be Republicans and opponents of the "ground zero mosque." My, how far we've come...President George Washington, 1790: The citizens of the United States of America have a ... 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...

Apr 20th
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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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