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David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

April 11th, 2011

Brig Fails to Follow Its Own Rules

Over the past few weeks, the defense has been working to facilitate an official visit for Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Mr. Juan Mendez (the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture), and a representative from Amnesty International.  Despite multiple inquires from the defense and the interested parties, the Quantico Brig and the ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

April 11th, 2011

Lesser-Evil Math Doesn't Compute: Freedom Plaza Has the Same Name as Tahrir Square

In an electoral system corrupted by money, media, and parties, the U.S. people are offered a choice every four years between two hideously awful candidates for an office that increasingly resembles an imperial throne. And increasingly the primary motivation of voters is to oppose the candidate they believe is the ... continue reading

April 9th, 2011

Rep. James Clyburn, Third-Ranking Democrat in House, Supports Speaker Boehner Keeping Budget Cuts Secret During Negotiations

From the Dylan Ratigan Show, Friday, April 8th: RATIGAN: What we haven’t received is any articulation as to where the actual cuts in the billions are. So people say, you give me a little information there in the categories, but no one seems to want to tell any of us ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

April 8th, 2011

Government Shuts Down At Midnight

In a few hours from the time of this writing, unless both sides of Congress can come to an agreement, the United States government will shut down for the first time since 1995.  The main sticking point as it seems from looking at all the major news sources is that ... continue reading

Maureen Aumand

Women Against War

April 8th, 2011

Back to the Streets

The beloved community is rallying. On April 9th in NYC and 10th in San Francisco, human rights, civil rights, and workers rights leaders and advocates - religious and secular - Jewish, Muslim, Christian, humanist - are linking arms in solidarity and common commitment with antiwar activists to take to the streets ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

April 8th, 2011

At Least We Can Still Go Broke

Unless you've been living in a cave recently -- Osama, you can stop reading here -- you know that the Republicans have blocked the passage of the appropriations bills that apply to all federal spending between April 8 and September 30, so we are facing a government shutdown. And as ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

April 7th, 2011

Pay Much Attention to the Insurers Behind Paul Ryan's Curtain

Democrats who think Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues have foolishly wrapped their arms around the third rail of American politics by proposing to hand the Medicare program to private insurers will themselves look foolish if they take for granted that the public will always be on their side. Rep. ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

April 7th, 2011

Robin Hood in Reverse in US: Seven Examples

The rich have been getting richer and the poor and middle have been getting poorer in the US recently.  Here are seven examples that show how the US is going through Robin Hood in Reverse.Between 1948 and 1979, the richest 10 percent of families in the US claimed 33 percent ... continue reading

April 6th, 2011

Kill Team: the Bigger Picture

One year ago, Wikileaks’ “Collateral Murder video1 created outrage over the actions of U.S. soldiers in Baghdad, including the platoon I deployed with. If that grisly video didn’t stop you in your tracks, the photographs and report on the “Kill Team,” released by Rolling Stone should be the wake-up call ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

April 6th, 2011

Court Race Throws a Spanner in the Works of Wisconsin Wingnuts

While Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan prepares to shut down the federal government to prove that government is bad, analysts say the radical agenda of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker suffered a major set back today as his good friend incumbent Justice David Prosser was defeated for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The AP ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

April 5th, 2011

The Real Story Behind Job Creation

When the labour department announced that the US economy had created 216,000 jobs in March, it set off a round of celebrations throughout Washington policy circles. The word in the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major news outlets was that the economy was back on course; we ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

April 5th, 2011

How Much Are You Paying in Taxes for War This Year?

While millions of Americans are out of work or struggling to pay their bills, our government is spending billions of dollars a week on a war we don't support in Afghanistan. At no time is this more apparent than on Tax Day, which is coming up on April 18. Use ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

April 4th, 2011

They Only Have 400 Votes

Michael Moore's comments today delivered and relayed at the "We Are One" rally at the State Capitol in Honolulu:Greetings!I want to thank you for turning out today to make your voices heard -- and they ARE heard, even across ocean and land. Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans are joining ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

April 4th, 2011

This Year’s Final Four: Beyond “Cinderella vs. Sinners”

Before the media becomes too engorged on this Cinderella vs. Sinners narrative, it's worth noting that while superficially true. It's also fraudulent, moralistic hooey. The final horn hadn't even sounded on Sunday before our beloved sports blabbocracy thematically defined this year's NCAA hoops Final Four. It was to be the ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

April 4th, 2011

The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV

It's become a TV ritual: Every year on April 4, as Americans commemorate Martin Luther King's death, we get perfunctory network news reports about "the slain civil rights leader." The remarkable thing about these reviews of King's life is that several years — his last years — are totally missing, ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

April 4th, 2011

Wake Me Up When April Ends


Van Jones and Marianne Manilov

Clean Energy Pioneer/Co-Founder, Engage

April 1st, 2011

VIDEO: 'This Is Not America': SWAT Team Evicts Grandmother, Community Fights Back

Day after day, the media and government ignore an ongoing national tragedy: a tsunami of foreclosures is still sweeping millions of Americans out of their homes. As many as three million American families this year will hear a terrifying knock on the door: a law enforcement officer will tell them ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

April 1st, 2011

Strange Bedfellows: Wis. AFL-CIO Holds Rally With Planned Parenthood

  Is abortion no longer taboo in the labor movement? Over the weekend, the Wisconsin AFL CIO held a rally with Planned Parenthood. The two organizations stood in solidarity, opposing Gov. Scott Walker's right-wing budget and unionbusting. It might seem unusual that a labor federation which traditionally has shied away ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

April 1st, 2011


Nutopia is a country that exists in all of us.John and I created this imaginary world.We called a press conference and produced a white handkerchief from our pocketsand said "This is a flag to Surrender to Peace."Not Fight for Peace, but "Surrender" to Peace was the important bit.All of us ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States 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 As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
2:00 PM
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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 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 Donna Smith 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? Donna Smith 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 Nick Turse 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 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? 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 Donna Smith 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
8:39 PM
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | 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? Ray McGovern Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity Donna Smith The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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