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Mike & Friends Blog from 'February 2011'

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Tangerine Bolen

RevolutionTruth

February 6th, 2011

Truth Be Told

Truth be told, I didn’t like Julian Assange at first. Like many Americans, I was news-weary and overburdened in my own life and I didn’t have the time or energy to really notice Wikileaks and Assange. Despite their significance, Wikileaks’ whistleblowing and secret-leaking antics went largely unnoticed by me until ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

February 6th, 2011

NYT's Keller Disparages Assange

How unseemly for New York Times executive editor Bill Keller to look down so disdainfully at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with a nasty ad hominem portrayal in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, “Dealing With Assange and the WikiLeaks Secrets.” Someone should count how many disparaging descriptions Keller slips in ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

February 6th, 2011

Can We Peace Grandmothers Foment an Egypt-Style Revolution to End Our Wars

There we were, last Wednesday as usual, our little straggly group of elderly grandmothers and supporters standing on Fifth Avenue in front of Rockefeller Center chanting, "BRING THEM BACK...FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ! STOP THE KILLING NOW!" We were into our eighth year of our Grandmothers Against the War weekly late-afternoon ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

February 5th, 2011

A Mortgage Isn't a Life Sentence

This is the segment I did with someone who walked away from his mortgage, his home, and his $120,000 down payment after wrestling with the bank for months. It's powerful, and it's hopeful."It feels great," Burton said without hesitation. "I'm starting again. I've still got my talent; I've got my ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 4th, 2011

Super Bowl Commercial for the Dead Patients

I’d love to see a Super Bowl commercial Sunday that stated the facts about how many Americans will die on Super Bowl Sunday this year because they didn’t have access to the healthcare they needed. 123 will die on Sunday, and perhaps a photo of one of the dead every ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

February 4th, 2011

The Right to Housing for Internally Displaced Haitians

While the eyes of the world are on Haiti’s illegitimate elections and the return of the deposed dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, about 1.5 million displaced earthquake survivors continue to live in sub-human conditions. In the absence of large-scale or systemic responses by the government, international community, or aid organizations, progressive civil ... continue reading

Jeff Gibbs

Writer and Filmmaker

February 3rd, 2011

President Obama, Say It Now: Mubarak Must Go

I call on President Barack Obama to immediately, publicly tell Hosni Mubarak he has to step down NOW. I call on Obama to tell Egypt that all military aid is suspended until all violence toward protestors is stopped, Mubarak leaves, and new leadership is in place. There is absolutely no ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

February 3rd, 2011

Bullying and Zero Tolerance

A few weeks ago, a young eighth grader in Upper Darby, PA was walking home from school.  For reasons to rational person could possibly come up with; over half a dozen other kids, ranging from thirteen years old to seventeen surrounded the young man and beat him senseless.  For twenty ... continue reading

Debra Sweet

Director, World Can't Wait

February 3rd, 2011

Call to Action: March 17-19 Iraq War Protests

I'm listening to an MLK speech from 1967, where King says that the United States, at that point, had committed "more war crimes than almost any other nation." Add 44 years of invasions, CIA-engineered coups, and occupations, from Vietnam through Afghanistan.  Add the development of weapons and training for modern ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

February 3rd, 2011

The Great British Austerity Experiment

Three months ago, I noted that the United States might benefit from the pain being suffered by the citizens of the United Kingdom. The reason was the new coalition government's commitment to prosperity through austerity. As predicted, this looks very much like a path to pain and stagnation, not healthy ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

February 3rd, 2011

IMAGINE PEACE 2011

Dear Friends,In two weeks time, on February 18th, 2011, I will be 78.I know you are asking many questions on Twitter and elsewhere about what I am really like. It’s something I would love to know, too! One day it will suddenly dawn on us …maybe.The world situation is too ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

February 2nd, 2011

This Is Not a Place for Life

KABUL – The NGO’s offices were sparse and well worn, but they bustled with a palpable sense of purpose. Our host’s hospitality was unerring. For reasons that will become obvious, we will call him Dr. Ahmed Hasan. Everything else about him and his work is precisely as related.Dr. Hasan is ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

February 2nd, 2011

Not Leaving Until Hosni Does

Tonight our CODEPINK delegation in Cairo returned to Tahrir Square after the terrible events of this afternoon, when Mubarak's thugs busted up their peaceful protest with rocks, sticks and molotov cocktails. Hundreds have been wounded--their hands, legs, arms wrapped in bloody bandages. Despite the beatings, thousands of people are still ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 2nd, 2011

Forget Media Consultants—Labor Should Use Guerrilla Journalism to Counter Corporate Attacks

It appears that once again, like in the debate over the Employee Free Choice Act, the labor movement is losing the media debate as the corporate right wing attacks public-sector unions. Unions once again finding themselves on the defensive and hobbled in the press in their attempts to go after ... continue reading

Dr. Clarence Lusane

Professor, Author and Activist

February 1st, 2011

Reject the Confederacy, Celebrate Reconstruction

The sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War has unleashed a cacophony of voices from across the South and outside the region, including elected officials, Civil War reenactors, and professional neo-Confederates, spreading falsehoods and myths about that pivotal time in U.S. history. They contend that the conflict was barely ... continue reading

Barry Eisler

Author and former CIA agent

February 1st, 2011

Donald Rumsfeld, Defender of the Constitution (Really)

Cross-posted at the American Constitution Society.Here's what I thought when I heard the Conservative Political Action Conference has decided to honor former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with something CPAC calls the "Defender of the Constitution Award."As I imagine CPAC is aware, Rumsfeld is the man who signed the very ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 1st, 2011

Arizona Gun Dealer Broke Law in Selling Guns to Men Who Could Not Pass Background Checks

For criminals, terrorists, and mentally unstable people buying a gun without a background check is easier than getting a driver’s license. Many of these people can buy guns at frequent gun shows were background checks are not required. In fact, a large amount of weapons came from this type of ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

February 1st, 2011

Rumsfeld Gets "Defending the Constitution" Award

February 10, 2011, 4:00pmMarriott Wardman Park HotelWashington, DCThat's where you should be to help present Donald Rumsfeld with a very serious award for his noble defense of the mythical document the Tea Party refers to mysteriously as "The Constitution," not to be confused with any document available in print.This PDF ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

February 1st, 2011

Stuck in Stage Two

In 1969, Swiss psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross published a groundbreaking book called: On Death and Dying. The five stages of grief listed above are called the Kubler-Ross Model and were originally designated for people who were diagnosed with a terminal illness but were extended to anyone who has suffered a major ... 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...

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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
7:28 PM
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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
12:41 PM
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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
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 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
8:39 PM
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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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