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Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

March 20th, 2011

SPRING AFFIRMATION 2011

Spring is in the air again. All seeds on the planet are quietly starting to shine. Ready to stretch, open and grow. And I am thankful for another year added to my life. So I, also, could grow and increase my understanding of life. Walk with awareness. Dance with joy. ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

March 17th, 2011

Is Haiti Poor?

March 17, 2011 We put this question to numerous Haitians. Below are some responses. Konpè Filo has been one of Haiti’s most popular journalists since 1974. Arrested, tortured, and exiled by Duvalier in 1980, Konpè lived in numerous countries until he could return home when the dictatorship fell in 1986. ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

March 17th, 2011

From 'Liberation' to Occupation: 10 Reasons Iraq Was No Cakewalk

Written by Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis March 19 marks the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a nation that had no weapons of mass destruction and was not involved in the 9/11 attacks. It was sold to the American public as a war to defend our nation and ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

March 17th, 2011

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Top Guns No More

When men first made war in the air, the imagery that accompanied them was of knights jousting in the sky.  Just check out movies like Wings, which won the first Oscar for Best Picture in 1927 (or any Peanuts cartoon in which Snoopy takes on the Red Baron in a ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

March 16th, 2011

The NRA Can’t Take Yes For An Answer

Earlier this week, one of the biggest backers of the Republican Party, the NRA, refused to meet with President Obama to discuss vital gun control measures supported by 86% of Americans, 80% of gun owners, and roughly 70% of their own membership. President Obama pointed out in a Sunday op-ed ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

March 16th, 2011

Guess which policy your central bank will pursue

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) held a conference last week devoted to re-examining macroeconomics in the wake of the economic crisis. This conference was evidence of a glasnost that would have been unimaginable a decade ago. One of the organisers and speakers was Nobel Laureate Joe Stiglitz, a man who ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

March 16th, 2011

Message to Japanese people affected by the Sendai Quake & Tsunami *UPDATED LINKS*

Japan, Summer 1979. Photo by Nishi F. Saimaru ©1990 Nishi F. Saimaru/Yoko Ono My dear people of Japan, I feel numb now, as if I was there myself and hit with this disaster as you have been. Only just recently I visited Tokyo, and was delighted how beautiful, clean and ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

March 16th, 2011

Slaves to the Game? Adrian Peterson and the “S” Word

Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back, “went there," and now there’s no going back. In a moment of supreme frustration with NFL owners and their lust for the lockout, Peterson said, “It's modern-day slavery, you know?"       For sportswriters inclined to cozy up to Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson’s words were ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

March 16th, 2011

The Key to Rebuilding Workers' Power: Unrig the Rules

The battle in Wisconsin over the rights of public-sector workers holds the potential to reawaken workers across the country to demand their fair share of the economic pie. This could be an important turning point. However, if workers are to make real progress, they must move to alter the rules ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

March 15th, 2011

President Obama -- Consider Mendocino Energy

Dear President Obama,Continuing to hear comments that you, your administration and your cabinet members consider nuclear power as a clean, renewable solution is most alarming.Mr. President, let’s consider the nuclear event occurring in Japan right now and learn the simple truth that any safe renewable energy portfolio DOES NOT include ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

March 15th, 2011

Activists Stand Up for Bradley Manning—and PJ Crowley

When we heard on Sunday that P.J. Crowley had resigned as spokesman for the State Department after criticizing the Pentagon's treatment of suspected whistleblower Army private Bradley Manning, my CODEPINK colleagues and I knew we had to respond. How outrageous that yet another person gets punished for simply telling the ... continue reading

Dr. Clarence Lusane

Professor, Author and Activist

March 14th, 2011

Zimbabwe may emulate Tunisia, Egypt, Libya....

The regime of 87-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe has sought to pre-empt the types of protests that have shaken autocrats in North Africa and the Middle East. Yet, a constellation of internal and external events may finally bring an end to the more than 30 years of one-man rule. Elections are ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

March 14th, 2011

Rescue Choppers or Corporate Jets?

I've been glued to my TV and computer all weekend watching the horrors unfold in Japan. I don't know very much about the Japanese budgetary situation, how much the clean-up is going to cost, etc. But I know that no one in Japan right now is worrying about the Japanese ... continue reading

Leah Fried

UE organizer

March 14th, 2011

In States without Collective Bargaining Workers Get a Raw Deal

As northern states like Wisconsin seek to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public service workers we should examine what it’s like to work in states that don’t have this basic human right.  While right wing pundits declare how great it is to work without collective bargaining, the reality is workers ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 14th, 2011

Letter to My Fellow Michiganders

DO SOMETHING: AFL-CIO Protest Page | Working Families Facebook Event Page | MoveOn Protest Page | Bus Times & Locations | Rachel Maddow Explains Rick Snyder's Attack on Middle ClassFriends and neighbors,The call has gone out and I'm asking everyone who can to take Wednesday off and head to the ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

March 12th, 2011

Did They Die in Vain?

On May 4, 1886, in Haymarket Square in Chicago, the public rallied peacefully in support of 40,000 workers in Chicago who had gone on strike, to win the right to organize. The police attacked, and eight died. On July 6, 1892, in Homestead, Pennsylvania, 3800 workers went on strike, to ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

March 12th, 2011

WI Firefighters Spark "Move Your Money" Moment

On the day that the bill passed the Wisconsin Assembly effectively ending 50 years of collective bargaining in Wisconsin and eviscerating the ability of public unions to raise money through dues, a new front opened in the battle for the future of Wisconsin families. Bagpipes blaring, hundreds of firefighters walked ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

March 11th, 2011

JOIN THE END THE WAR PROTEST IN NEW YORK CITY MARCH 19 IN COMMEMORATION OF 8TH ANNIVERSARY OF IRAQ ATTACK

It's encouraging to see the people uprisings abroad and in our own country.  The Egypt revolt really sparked something, and, on its revolutionary heels, the workers of Wisconsin came to life and fought Gov. Walker's efforts to strip them of their rights.  People in other states being subjected to the ... continue reading

Rose Ann DeMoro

Executive Director, National Nurses United

March 10th, 2011

Bargaining for the USA: Time for a Main Street Contract for the American People

The ongoing battles in the streets and capitols in Madison, Columbus, Lansing, Indianapolis, and other American cities make it clear that the lines are no longer just drawn, they are exposed.There are two Americas. One where Wall Street gets bailouts, and another where public schools and safety net programs get ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

March 10th, 2011

Who reaps the rewards of productivity?

Washington politicians, like politicians everywhere in the west, have been running around with shrill cries about how we are adding trillions of dollars to the national debt and that this burden will impoverish our children and grandchildren. It is almost impossible to pick up a newspaper or listen to a ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

March 10th, 2011

The Koch Brothers Exposed

Today Brave New Foundation announces our latest campaign. A campaign where we will take on one of the single greatest threats to our democracy: The Koch Brothers. With Outfoxed, we exposed the unbalanced propaganda that is Fox News. With Wal-Mart we uncovered the damage done to our country by the ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 9th, 2011

Forbes 400 or the SiCKO 12?

It’s a club I will never be in.  Michael Moore told us about them this week.  The Forbes 400.  The richest 400 people in America.  They own more stuff and have more cash and assets than half of the rest of us (roughly 150,000,000+ people) combined.  But I had to dig ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

March 9th, 2011

The Wisconsin Uprising Is a Bottom-Up Movement -- Should We Hope DC Leaders Don't Get in the Way?

Since the financial crisis and President Obama's election in the fall of 2008, there have been two major actions taken by working people that commanded the attention of America's financial elite -- the 2008 occupation of Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago and the current Wisconsin State Capitol occupation. ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

March 9th, 2011

In Haiti, Land Reform as a Pillar of Reconstruction

Ronel Thelusmond is the director of the technical division of the National Institute for the Application of Agrarian Reform (INARA), which is part of the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture. Extreme concentration of land, giving little to no access to the 60-80% of the population who are farmers, is one of ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

March 9th, 2011

Shades of Wisconsin, as 400 Protesters Shut Down Bank Office, Invade Sen. McConnell’s Office

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Police need a raise! Police need a raise!”, shouted 400 protesters as police came to break up their invasion of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office yesterday. The protesters, members of National People’s Action, had invaded Sen. McConnell’s office demanding to meet with him regarding proposed GOP budget ... 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...

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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