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Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

October 19th, 2011

Police Back Off from Grandmothers as the Granny Peace Brigade Occupies Lincoln Center

Culture seekers streaming through Lincoln Center Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, were undoubtedly surprised to see a tableau not usually seen at the arts complex.  Approximately 60 members of the Granny Peace Brigade and their followers formed a semi-circle around the fountain located in the midst of the plaza surrounded by ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 18th, 2011

More Reports of Cancer Near Koch Brothers' Factory

Billionaire political donors Charles and David Koch aren't the only ones who saw our latest investigative film. Thousands of people have posted comments on our Facebook page and have offered additional testimony about the Koch brothers' pollution in their communities. In a smear campaign orchestrated in response to our investigation, ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

October 18th, 2011

Letter to a Dead Man About the Occupation of Hope

Crossposted from TomDispatchDear young man who died on the fourth day of this turbulent 2011, dear Mohammed Bouazizi, I want to write you about an astonishing year -- with three months yet to run. I want to tell you about the power of despair and the margins of hope and ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

October 18th, 2011

Neither security nor democracy comes from a gun

I recently enjoyed the opportunity to speak to various groups at the University of Northern Iowa in connection with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and also in celebration of Constitution and Citizenship Week. All the more because the overarching post 9/11 challenge: "How do we defeat terrorism without ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

October 17th, 2011

An Abiding Faith in Reform

As I wrote last week, Maine and California are taking radically different approaches to implementing health care reforms within their boundaries. While the GOP-controlled government in Augusta has passed legislation that gives health insurers far more control of the health care system than they’ve ever had, lawmakers in Sacramento are ... continue reading

Nick Turse

Journalist, TomDispatch

October 16th, 2011

America’s Secret Empire of Drone Bases

Crossposted from TomDispatchThey increasingly dot the planet.  There’s a facility outside Las Vegas where “pilots” work in climate-controlled trailers, another at a dusty camp in Africa formerly used by the French Foreign Legion, a third at a big air base in Afghanistan where Air Force personnel sit in front of ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

October 16th, 2011

Constitutional Moments: The People's Voice

Today we face a crushing burden of foreclosures, dropping incomes, and a financial elite that has bought our government. The elite consensus is powerful enough to prevent change, no matter who is elected. The situation seems, at least in electoral terms, hopeless. Yet, America has been here before, and has ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

October 15th, 2011

The Revolution Cannot Be Stopped

When it was announced at 6 AM yesterday that the NYPD would not go through with evicting Occupy Wall Street I experienced one of those moments that make life transcendent.  The crowd erupted in cheers.  People hugged, high-fived, clapped, jumped up and down, pumped their fists in resistance, chanting “the ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 14th, 2011

Bursting Leon Panetta's Spending Spin Bubble (VIDEO)

Leon Panetta becomes Defense Secretary and suddenly he forgets his experience as a professor and environmentalist: military spending costs jobs compared to other ways of spending the money. Still, Panetta pressures Congress to slash other spending that actually creates jobs rather than trimming a bloated war budget that's strangling our ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

October 14th, 2011

Why We're There: Occupy Philly

Recently, I went to City Hall in Philadelphia to film what was going on at the site of the Occupy Philly movement.  What came out of it was this thirteen minute short documentary.  Thank you all very much for watching. Daniel continue reading

Tim Howe

Occupy Boston

October 13th, 2011

America, This Is Your Intervention

The following article is that of my own opinions and thoughts and no way is a representation of the Occupy movement as a whole. The first step towards recovery is admitting you have a problem. The United States as it is, has too many problems to list. The Occupy movement ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 13th, 2011

Exposing the Koch brothers' polluted response

Billionaire political donors Charles and David Koch were among the tens of thousands of viewers of our latest investigative film, and they didn't like it.  Our film's protagonists, one of whom is a local minister named David Bouie, made personal appeals for a visit by the Koch brothers. The Kochs do ... continue reading

Tim Howe

Occupy Boston

October 13th, 2011

The Right to Remain Silent, An Obligation to Speak Up

The following essay is an account, from my own perspective, on the events of Monday, October 10, 2011, the aftermath of decisions made by peaceful protestors and the right to peaceably assemble. This in no way should be taken as a representation of Occupy Movement as a whole. The recent ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 13th, 2011

Occupied -- What Now?

Thanks in large part to the New York and national corporate media a massive campaign to shift power away from giant corporations and into the hands of the people is now afoot all across this continent. It was inspired by peoples' nonviolent uprisings in other countries and sparked by courageous ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

October 12th, 2011

“MINUSTAH: Keeping the peace, or conspiring against it?”

By Deepa Panchang, Another Haiti Is Possible Co-Coordinator, Other Worlds Nou dwe sèl mèt bout tè sa a: We should be the only owners of this land. This was Haitian protesters’ message at a demonstration last month against the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known by its French acronym, MINUSTAH. ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

October 12th, 2011

Chicago to Wall Street: Pay US Back!

While the Occupy Wall Street movement is sweeping the country and peaceful arrests are mounting, Chicagoans took to the streets this week to hold the big banks accountable for crashing the economy and to demand city, state and federal policies that work for working families. For many, the goal was ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

October 12th, 2011

"Occupy Wall Street" Should Protest the Wall Street Takeover of Health Care At Insurers' Big Lobbying Group

The lobbyists for U.S. health insurers surely have to be feeling a little uneasy knowing that thousands of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who have been marching and protesting in Washington as well as New York and other cities might target them in the days ahead. After all, the headquarters of ... continue reading

Marc Adler

Freelance Journalist

October 12th, 2011

Occupy Wall Street and the History of Corporate Fascism

Humanity faces a daunting battle against corporate forces that have historically proved willing to employ any means necessary to preserve an evil system.  The police brutality and corporate funding aimed at crushing Occupy Wall Street hint of the savagery unleashed by corporations in countries around the world over the past ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

October 11th, 2011

Why Do These Koch Industries Neighbors Have Cancer? (VIDEO)

Our ongoing Koch Brothers Exposed video investigation has discovered something so tragic it will haunt Charles and David Koch for years to come. Is a Koch Industries factory getting away with murder? While the brothers wage war against safety precautions, every day their factory is dumping millions of gallons of ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

October 11th, 2011

Wall Street Protests

The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous and secretive economic and political force in America. If this country is to break out of the horrendous recession and create the millions of jobs we desperately need, if we are going to create a ... continue reading

Andy Kroll

Mother Jones, TomDispatch

October 10th, 2011

Flat-Lining the Middle Class

Crossposted from TomDispatch Food pantries picked over. Incomes drying up. Shelters bursting with the homeless. Job seekers spilling out the doors of employment centers. College grads moving back in with their parents. The angry and disillusioned filling the streets. Pan your camera from one coast to the other, from city ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

October 8th, 2011

Pepper-Sprayed for Peace

I've been coughing and vomiting, and my head aches from pepper spray. Video from what happened is below. We intended to hold signs and sing inside the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, protesting its promotion of unmanned drones, missiles, and bombs, including its sponsorship by and promotion of weapons corporations.  We ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

October 8th, 2011

Rein in Wall Street and rescue the middle class

The protest movement called Occupy Wall Street has struck a nerve. The demonstrators' goals may be vague but their grievances are very real. If our country is to break out of this horrendous recession and create the millions of jobs we desperately need, if we are going to create a ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 7th, 2011

Taxing nothing: Making empty homes pay

Virtually all forecasters are now projecting the unemployment rate to remain high for years into the future. This is the result of the political deadlock in Washington, where the Republican leadership has made it clear that it will oppose any further measures to create jobs. If nothing happens in Washington, ... continue reading

Matt Stoller

Roosevelt Institute

October 6th, 2011

The Anti-Politics of #OccupyWallStreet

  Journalist Amy Goodman arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention What do the people at #OccupyWallStreet actually want? What are their demands? For many people, this is THE question. So let me answer it. What they want… is to do exactly what they are doing. They want to occupy ... 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...

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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