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Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 30th, 2011

In the Lead: Rupert Murdoch and the Koch Brothers

Our vote on the 1% has been vigorous since it started last week, with thousands of people rating nominees representing Wall Street, dirty energy, war profiteering, and more. We're going to make videos exposing the ones our audience thinks are doing the most to exploit the 99% -- and so ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

November 30th, 2011

Occupation Evicted? Occupy the Place Responsible: DC

Has the First Amendment expired in your public square?  Has your local park prioritized empty vistas over the right to petition your government for a redress of grievances, thereby adding one more grievance to the list? Here's a proposal.  Pack up all of your grievances in a bag and bring ... continue reading

November 30th, 2011

How the Librarians Beat Rupert Murdoch

From the introduction to Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore I'm lucky, I guess, that I even get to write these words you are reading. Not just because I get to live in the most wonderfulest country in the whole wide world, but because after 9/11, my former publisher, ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 29th, 2011

After the Deficit Committee, A New Propaganda Push from the War Profiteers

Since the deficit committee officially failed to produce a plan as of last week, expect the war profiteer spin to hit the fan. Here's an early warning of what to expect, courtesy of Reuters last week: Failure of a special congressional committee to strike a deficit-reduction deal is expected to ... continue reading

John Feffer

Foreign Policy in Focus

November 29th, 2011

Occupy Foreign Affairs

It's not the topic of George Packer’s latest essay that's particularly surprising. Inequality, he writes, is undermining democracy. Progressives have been hammering home this message for years if not decades. Nor is the choice of publication necessarily a shocker. Foreign Affairs is the flagship publication of the elite that runs American foreign ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

November 29th, 2011

Time to Retake Politics From the One Percent in Both Political Parties

The country is still celebrating the inability of the supercommittee to cut Social Security and Medicare, but it is important to move on from this victory to retake control of the political debate from the One Percent. As it stands, the One Percent are insisting that the country genuflect over ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

November 28th, 2011

Does the U.S. Have the World's Best Health Care System? Yes, If You're Talking About the Third World

A little more than a year ago, on the day after the GOP regained control of the House of Representatives, Speaker-to-be John Boehner said one of the first orders of business after he took charge would be the repeal of health care reform. "I believe that the health care bill ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

November 28th, 2011

No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library

Here’s the First Amendment, in full: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of ... continue reading

Kevin Zeese

Attorney, Activist

November 24th, 2011

Van Jones can’t occupy us

The corporate media seems to want to anoint a leader of the Occupy Movement, namely former Obama administration official Van Jones, now leader of the Rebuild the Dream organization. When CNN’s  Suzanne Malveaux suggested to Jones last week that he might be a “leader” of the Occupy Movement, Jones demurred saying, “There ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 23rd, 2011

Top 5 Taxpayer Turkeys Fattening War Industry CEOs

Congress departs for the Thanksgiving holiday having left us a gift. With the deficit committee failing to produce a plan to cut the deficit and with across-the-board cuts now the default, there remains a real chance for us to untie the Congressional straightjacket and refocus the national conversation on sustainable ... continue reading

John Feffer

Foreign Policy in Focus

November 23rd, 2011

Drones and the Democratization of Destruction

Someday soon, you'll be checking your new Clear Skies app as a routine part of your preparations to go out for the evening. First, you'll look at your smart gizmo to read your latest email to make sure there hasn't been any change in plans. A quick glance at Facebook ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving in Vermont

I just got on the train at Union Station in D.C. headed for the airport. I packed up my tent on Freedom Plaza so that a visitor coming from Florida can use it while I'm gone.  In fact, when I return I'll be moving out of my $39 summer tent ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

November 22nd, 2011

The 99% "Mic Checks" the 1%

s the lead Republican negotiator during the manufactured debt crisis, Eric Cantor had the podium all summer long. He walked out of the early debt talks, insisting on a cuts-only solution. The House Majority Leader readily dismissed sensible proposals like ending billions in wasteful tax giveaways for corporations and the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 22nd, 2011

Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here?

This past weekend I participated in a four-hour meeting of Occupy Wall Street activists whose job it is to come up with the vision and goals of the movement. It was attended by 40+ people and the discussion was both inspiring and invigorating. Here is what we ended up proposing ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

November 22nd, 2011

Civil Society at Ground Zero

Last Tuesday, I awoke in lower Manhattan to the whirring of helicopters overhead, a war-zone sound that persisted all day and then started up again that Thursday morning, the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and a big day of demonstrations in New York City. It was one of the ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

November 22nd, 2011

Zuccotti Park After the Police Raid

Zucotti Park is greatly changed from the bustling, overflowing, colorful encampment it was only a week ago when I was there.  All the tarps, tents, flags, banners, food tables, various outreach tents with busy computers and phones, are gone.  There are fewer people there. But, it IS still there, and still ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

November 22nd, 2011

Protests Fill Tahrir Square, Again

It’s midnight Monday in the Middle East.  The streets of Cairo are hopping.  Egyptians are angry with the lack of change and the heavy handiness of the Egyptian military and police.  I just arrived in Gaza after being in Cairo yesterday.People Calm until Police Arrived at Tahrir SquareLast night after ... continue reading

Andy Kroll

Mother Jones, TomDispatch

November 22nd, 2011

How the 99% Won in the Fight for Worker Rights

Crossposted from TomDispatchNo headlines announced it. No TV pundits called it. But on the evening of November 8th, Occupy Wall Street, the populist uprising built on economic justice and corruption-free politics that’s spread like a lit match hitting a trail of gasoline, notched its first major political victory, and in ... continue reading

Antonia Alfeo

Psychology Student

November 22nd, 2011

Letters to and from Death Row

I am twenty-two years old. Since I began college with a major in clinical psychology and have now continued my studies into graduate school, I have devoted much of my time interacting with persons others regard as worthless. I have listened to individuals with substance abuse issues talk about victimizing ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

November 21st, 2011

Occupy Post Office

Some protests work out better than others.  At OccupyWashingtonDC, we could be protesting 24/7, and while we try to plan our actions carefully, sometimes they just don't work out so well.  That was the case today when we headed for the National Press Club, just half a block away from ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

November 20th, 2011

Who's Wrecking America? Vote on the 1% Nominees (VIDEO)

The Occupy movement has drawn attention to how too many in the 1% get to play by their own rules while exploiting the 99%. But who's doing the most to damage our economy and democracy?  You tell us.   We at Brave New Foundation have launched a website where you can ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

November 20th, 2011

From Egypt to Franklin School

Yesterday was a big day here in Washington D.C.  We started out at noon with some Egyptian friends who had come to do a Teach-in the day before on the plight of Egyptians who famously won their peaceful revolution in Tahrir Square and deposed Mubarak.  They spoke of their naive ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

November 19th, 2011

Matt Stoller: Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto Cracks Open the Financial Crisis

Learn the name Catherine Cortez Masto, because she just took a big leap in front of every public servant in the country in terms of restoring faith in government. As Nevada AG, she actually indicted someone for blowing up our housing system. Specifically, she handed down 606 counts of felony ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 19th, 2011

Power in Numbers: Millions Crowd to Occupy Life

One of the most powerful and interesting things about the Occupy Movement is its reach well beyond Wall Street or even the smallest tent encampments around the nation.  The power to bloom and spread has been in its simultaneously coordinated actions combined with the movement’s lack of demands on its ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

November 18th, 2011

Democrats, Stop Caving In

Here is something we all can agree on: Federal deficits are a serious problem. Here is something no one seriously disputes: Today's big deficits were caused mainly by big tax cuts for the wealthy, two unpaid-for wars, a horrible recession caused by Wall Street greed, and an expensive prescription drug ... continue reading

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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...

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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
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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
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
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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
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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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