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Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

February 28th, 2011

Homeless Veterans

My wife and I were watching the news the other night when something came on about homeless veterans.  I sat and listened to the story and was absolutely dumbfounded that in a country like ours; well over a hundred thousand men and women that served in the military are without ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

February 28th, 2011

Kazemi and Abdul-Qaadir: Recognizing the Courage of Muslim Athletes

In one of the most astounding polls I’ve ever seen, Gallup reported earlier this month that 69% of Americans were “following the events in Egypt closely,” and 83% of them “sympathized with the protesters.” When you consider the kind of rampant Islamaphobia that’s infected the body politic of this country ... continue reading

February 28th, 2011

Cairo in Wisconsin

The call reportedly arrived from Cairo. Pizza for the protesters, the voice said. It was Saturday, February 20th, and by then Ian's Pizza on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin, was overwhelmed. One employee had been assigned the sole task of answering the phone and taking down orders. And in they ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

February 27th, 2011

Will ABC News’ “Made in America” Series Avoid Their Boss, Disney?

This weekend ABC News heavily promoted its special “Made in America” series that will run all week. From the promotions, it looks like the series will focus partly on what happens when a household seeks to remove all furnishings and other items from its home that are not made in ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 26th, 2011

Cheshire Cat Grins in Arizona, 1.3M Souls on Board

All eyes on Madison.  I get that.  The whole of the progressive community gets that.  But while the cat’s away the Arizona mice are playing – only it’s a deadly game of systemic violence that screams for attention every bit as intense as the day Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 26th, 2011

Why Should Firms That Spied on Unions Keep Government Contracts?

Earlier this month, Lee Fang of Think Progress wrote an investigative piece on how the Chamber of Commerce had hired a private security firm to spy on union leaders and their families. Lee discovered through emails obtained by ThinkProgress that the Chamber had hired the law firm Hunton & Williams ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

February 25th, 2011

Fire Lt. General Caldwell

By Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe The latest general to find himself excoriated in the pages of Rolling Stone, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, should resign immediately for using psychological operations, commonly known as "psy-ops" against U.S. lawmakers visiting Afghanistan. If he will not resign immediately, President Obama should fire him. ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

VIDEO: Hear the Voices of Thompson

Blair Hudson: 'This Will Have a Huge Ripple Effect' Anita Campbell: 'I Will Always Consider Thompson My Home'Craig Costello: 'High-Paying Jobs Leaving Town'Sheila Thompson: 'It Will Be Hard for Me to Start Over'Gloria Jacobs: 'It Can Happen Anywhere'Nuno Pereira: 'We All Have to Put Life on Hold'Dr. Ginette Poulin: 'Take ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

February 25th, 2011

Why I Support the People of Thompson, Canada -- And You Should Too

To people down here in the U.S., Thompson, Canada and its fight with the Brazilian mining giant Vale may seem very far away. It's not. (Don't be embarrassed if you need a map to find Thompson, though -- blame the U.S. media, which will only tell you about Canadians if ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"An Inco family"

Amanda HartHomemaker27 years old What brought me to Thompson was Inco. That’s where my dad started working when I was five and I've been in an Inco family ever since then. It went from my dad working at Inco, to my husband working at Vale and now my brother is ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"Going down with the ship"

Terry StokerOwner of Better Body Fitness47 years old I was born in Thompson and I’ve been here all my life. Vale’s announcement, with the loss of that many jobs and the spinoff jobs that come with it, will have a huge impact on me. I would expect probably a thirty ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"The needs are here"

Dr. Ginette Poulin Family physician in Thompson through the Burntwood Regional Health Authority Currently we have 14 family physicians in Thompson. We service a good chunk of the North, including most First Nations reserves. People with health issues are stabilized and come to us first, then if they’re too acute ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"We all have to put life on hold"

Nuno PereiraPlating tankman at the refinery It's actually pretty devastating to be honest. There's a lot of uncertainty. I came into the job with a game plan, and then now all of a sudden it puts a halt on everything because I’m not sure what's going to happen. I chose ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"It can happen anywhere"

Gloria JacobsPresident, United Steelworkers Local 822354 years old I hope a light-bulb goes on with the government and somebody will step up and say this can’t happen. If I could talk to the Prime Minister of Canada, I’d tell him to stop the foreign takeovers of Canadian-grown companies. Because they ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"It will be hard for me to start over"

Sheila ThompsonBox Floor Operator in the refinery If I end up losing my job, it will be hard for me to start over. I’ll be 42 this year and I’ve already invested 19 years in that place. Although Vale has said that no one will lose their jobs, I’m very ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"High-paying jobs leaving town"

Craig CostelloMillwright in the smelter I’m a stationary mechanic. I work on crushers, conveyors, pumps, convertors, furnaces, elevators – everything down at the mine that’s stationary. I repair things that are damaged and do preventative maintenance to keep things running. I work in one of the buildings they’re trying to ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"Highest Aboriginal population"

Anita Campbell Executive Director, Ma Mow We Tak Friendship Centre (provides community support to improve quality of life for Aboriginal people in Thompson) I will always consider Thompson my home and I always say “it’s where my heart is.” Thompson is truly the “Hub of the North.” It thrives on ... continue reading

February 25th, 2011

"This will have a huge ripple effect"

Blair HudsonUnion Representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers There’s no question, if Vale cuts 500 jobs out of their operation, in a community of less than 15000, that will have a huge ripple effect. I would estimate there would probably be another 1500 jobs lost in Thompson, which ... continue reading

Niki Ashton

Canadian MP for Churchill

February 25th, 2011

It Was Flint Yesterday, It's Us and Wisconsin Today, and Tomorrow It's Going to Be Everyone

It came as a shock. Vale, the Brazilian world mining giant that had taken over Canadian-owned Inco in 2006 announced it was closing the smelter and refinery in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada -- our hometown. Since 1956, Thompson has had a fully integrated mining operation, the first of its kind in ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

February 25th, 2011

A Message of Solidarity with Workers from Cindy Sheehan

A MESSAGE FROM CINDY SHEEHAN Working women and men, I stand with you, because I am one of you! Some people call me the “Peace Mom," because of my unwavering work and stand for peace. In 2004, my son Casey made the ultimate sacrifice for war profiteering and imperial hubris; ... continue reading

February 24th, 2011

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Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

February 24th, 2011

Civil Resistance to the Wars Continues

"We should not think that the destruction and suffering unleashed by war is limited to Iraq and Afghanistan.  Individuals and whole cities here at home have become 'collateral damage.'  Millions of people are thrown out of their jobs and then out of their homes.  Pressures cascade onto state and local governments as ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 24th, 2011

Wisconsin GOP to kick protestors sleeping in the Capitol out

Dave Weigel of Slate Magazine just conducted an interview with Wisconsin Senate GOP Majority Leader Fitzgerald. In the interview below, Fitzgerald announced that starting Saturday at 6pm, the police are going to kick the protestors sleeping in the Capitol out. The protestors I have spoken with have vowed to stay ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

February 24th, 2011

In Haiti, "We Will Never Fall Asleep Forgetting"

At the Toussaint Louverture Airport in Port-au-Prince, I spot Ronal’s taptap, pick-up-turned-public-bus, painted to resemble an Argentine flag - a salute to his favored team in last year’s World Cup soccer match. Ronal’s first report is about his glee over last month’s return of Jean-Claude Duvalier. Duvalier’s ouster in 1986 ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 24th, 2011

Fighting for Fair Fights and for Aurora

We try to teach our children to fight when they need to but to fight fairly unless there is no other choice to protect life and limb.  At least that’s what my parents tried to teach me and what I tried to teach my kids.  Though I know that the ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

Apr 22nd
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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
3:28 PM
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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
2:19 PM
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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
4:59 PM
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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
10:07 AM
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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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