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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

July 30th, 2013

What Bradley Manning's Sentence Will Tell Us About Our Military Justice System

Today Bradley Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 counts, including violating the Espionage Act, releasing classified information and disobeying orders. That's the bad news. The good news is he was found not guilty on the charge of "aiding the enemy." That's 'cause who he was aiding was us, the ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

July 30th, 2013

A Nuclear Free World

We've managed to outgrow or to come within sight of outgrowing cannibalism, slavery, blood feuds, duels, capital punishment, child labor, tar and feathering, the stocks and pillory, wives as chattel, the punishment of homosexuality, and listening to Rush Limbaugh.  To various degrees, these practices -- and many others -- have ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

July 28th, 2013

Puttin’ the Pressure on Putin

The main question now on the fate of truth-teller Edward Snowden is whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will see any benefit in helping stop the United States from further embarrassing itself as it prances around the globe acting like a “pitiful, helpless giant.” That image was coined by President Richard Nixon, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 27th, 2013

Why Don't Our Laws Apply to the US Health Care Industry?

It is a shame that the laws that apply to many other areas of life and business in America are just not applicable to the US health care industry.Insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and health providers can and do demand payment up front for services not yet rendered, not yet fully ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

July 27th, 2013

Congratulations! Pennsylvania is officially the NEW Texas... Absurdity Today with Julianna Forlano; Ep 40

Texas and Pennsylvania: both have been exploited by the oil and gas industry and both have regions so steeped in religious zealotry you may want remove that Darwin fish from the back of your sedan before driving through. In this week’s Absurdity Today, the indie news parody, Julianna Forlano helps ... continue reading

July 25th, 2013

House Democrats Who Voted Against the Amash/Conyers Amendment to Rein in the NSA

The Amash/Conyers amendment to rein in the National Security Agency's surveillance of U.S. citizens failed 205-217 on July 24th, 2013, with 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting for it. The following 83 Democrats voted against: Andrews Barber Barrow (GA) Bera (CA) Bishop (GA) Bishop (NY) Brown (FL) Brownley (CA) Butterfield ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 24th, 2013

The Return of Larry Summers?

According to accounts in the business press, there is a campaign among Washington insiders to get Larry Summers appointed as Ben Bernanke's replacement as Federal Reserve Board chair. This could end up being the scariest horror movie of the summer. It is bizarre that Summers would be seriously considered as ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 22nd, 2013

Giving Birth to Fear and Worry in the US Health Care System

So, William and Kate have a new baby boy. Britain has a new heir to the throne, and the world was watching. Congratulations to the new parents, grandparents and the nation celebrating. And a special congratulations to you all for having the kind of health care system that won't kill ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

July 21st, 2013

TPP: The Terrible Plutocratic Plan

Remarks July 21, 2013 at an Occupy Harrisonburg (Va.) Event. Make your voice heard here.Thanks to Michael Feikema and Doug Hendren for inviting me.  Like most of you I do not spend my life studying trade agreements, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is disturbing enough to make me devote a little ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 21st, 2013

Overheard at the US Drug Pharmacy Counter: Greed in Action

At our local pharmacy counter, we often hear way too many stories of trauma and anger as people try to negotiate through a for-profit health care system that fights to keep profits growing ever higher by denying medications. We know our struggles are shared because we cannot help but overhear ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

July 20th, 2013

Conservatives Grow the Same No Matter Where They're Planted

Imagine you were Iraqi and had the right personality to join Saddam's military in 1985, just before it engaged in actual genocide against other Iraqis, and rise through the ranks for 18 years until, by the time the U.S. invaded in 2003, you were a lieutenant colonel. But then suddenly ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

July 19th, 2013

In Detroit’s Bankruptcy Why Are Contracts with Workers a Joke?

The decision by the City of Detroit to declare bankruptcy came as a shock to many. Detroit, which was once the nation’s fifth-biggest city, is by far the largest government in the United States ever to declare bankruptcy. While Detroit has been seeing a falling population and worsening finances for ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

July 19th, 2013

Bradley Manning Wins Peace Prize

U.S. whistleblower and international hero Bradley Manning has just been awarded the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award by the International Peace Bureau, itself a former recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, for which Manning is a nominee this year.A petition supporting Manning for the Nobel Peace Prize has gathered 88,000 ... continue reading

Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

July 17th, 2013

Iraq Veterans Against the War: Chicago or Bust!

Every year, Iraq Veterans Against the War holds their national convention in a different location. This convention allows many like minded veterans of the post 9/11 era to converge in one single spot in order to learn from one another and make a plan for the coming year. The 2013 ... continue reading

Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

Co-directors, 'Citizen Koch'

July 17th, 2013

We Refuse to be Silenced

In our documentary film, Citizen Koch, we look at the unlimited campaign spending unleashed by the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizen's United ruling. The title is intended as a metaphor for American politics today and the outsized influence wealthy individuals and corporate interests have in our democracy. But it seems that ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

July 16th, 2013

How to Be a Rogue Superpower: A Manual for the Twenty-First Century

Crossposted from TomDispatchIt’s hard even to know how to take it in.  I mean, what’s really happening?  An employee of a private contractor working for the National Security Agency makes off with unknown numbers of files about America’s developing global security state on a thumb drive and four laptop computers, and jumps the nearest plane ... continue reading

Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

Co-directors, 'Citizen Koch'

July 15th, 2013

We Are Not Alone

In just four days, more than 2100 backers across the country stepped up and made their voices heard through our kickstarter campaign to ensure our film “Citizen Koch” is not silenced by the money and influence of a billionaire extremist. We are so blown away by this outpouring of support. ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

July 14th, 2013

Take action for Bradley Manning on July 27, 2013

International call to action July 27, 2013! By the Bradley Manning Support Network. June 27, 2013. Please join us in what will likely be the last internationally coordinated show of support for Bradley before military judge Col. Denise Lind reads her final verdict–which we expect some time in August. On July 26 there ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

July 14th, 2013

"America Justice System is a Joke": athletes respond to Trayvon Martin verdict

In February 2012, the stalking and murder of Trayvon Martin affected pro athletes – particularly African American athletes - in a way that perhaps can be best described as intimate. Players like Carmelo Anthony saw the case far more clearly than George Zimmerman's prosecutor: it was a racist murder and ... continue reading

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN

July 13th, 2013

Anatomy of a coat hanger abortion

The coat hanger isn’t sterile. It isn’t even clean. If the woman, or girl, is alone she thrusts it blindly upwards into the vagina. She’s hoping it will get into her uterus and do something. She may or may not know that to get into the uterus the coat hanger ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

July 13th, 2013

Coincidence

This is White House Press Secretary Jay Carney yesterday talking about Edward Snowden: CARNEY: We have a history of effective law enforcement cooperation with Russia, with the Russian government, including very recently in the wake of the bombings in Boston at the Boston Marathon, and that through those channels and ... continue reading

Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

Co-directors, 'Citizen Koch'

July 12th, 2013

Amazing News to Share!

We are genuinely overwhelmed and surprised by the outpouring of support for “Citizen Koch” over these past three days. Because of you, and 1682 other backers, last night “Citizen Koch” reached the funding goal that we set -- in three days’ time!! This is incredibly moving and also very inspiring ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 11th, 2013

Public Citizen Releases Ground-Breaking Report, Colorado Answers Call for State Reform

From the press release dated July 10, 2013:How States Can Get Close to a Single-Payer SystemPublic Citizen Releases Road Map for States to Achieve Unified, Universal Health Care; Distributes to State Lawmakers Throughout U.S.WASHINGTON, D.C. – "The steps a state would need to take to move toward creating a single-payer ... continue reading

Nick Turse

Journalist, TomDispatch

July 11th, 2013

The Classic Military Runaround: Your Tax Dollars at Work Keeping You in the Dark

There are hundreds, possibly thousands of U.S. personnel -- the military refuses to say how many -- stationed in the ochre-tinted country of Qatar.  Out in the searing heat of the desert, they fly fighter jets or fix them.  They equip and arm troops headed to war.  Some work in ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

July 11th, 2013

The Slandering of NY Jet Oday Aboushi

A stunning tweet just came across the wires from Major League Baseball’s recently hired “new media coordinator” Jonathan Mael. It reads, “The @nyjets are a disgrace of an organization. The Patriots have Aaron Hernandez, the Jets have Oday Aboushi.” (Mael has since deleted his account, making him a rather ineffectual ... 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
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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
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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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