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David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz

Public Health Specialists

April 29th, 2013

You Are a Guinea Pig: How Americans Became Exposed to Biohazards in the Greatest Uncontrolled Experiment Ever Launched

A hidden epidemic is poisoning America.  The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them.  We can’t escape it in our cars.  It’s in cities and suburbs.  It afflicts rich and poor, young and old.  ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

April 29th, 2013

The Revolution That's Not Being Televised

Hundreds gathered in Dallas to reject the Bush Lie Bury, and three went to jail.  I flew from Dallas to Syracuse, where hundreds protested Obama's drone-murder program, and 32 went to jail and are still there (and will stay until trial unless bail can be raised) -- some of them ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

April 26th, 2013

Austerity: Planned Poverty

If a math textbook that never underwent an official academic review and was proven to contain basic factual inaccuracies were nonetheless used by an entire school to teach math, wouldn't it be fair to say that all of that school's graduates were incapable of doing math? Wouldn't it make more ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 26th, 2013

Congressional ‘Obamacare’ Issues Beg the Questions that Single-Payer Answers

In recent days, many of us have read and tried to follow the reports that Congressional offices are engaged in discussions about how to make sure their health insurance coverage available under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) remains affordable for Congresspersons and their staff members.  If you’d like to read more ... continue reading

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN

April 24th, 2013

Gosnell case not about abortion, it’s about how the desperate and disadvantaged get care

Kermit Gosnell is on trial for providing grossly negligent care to many women culminating in the death of at least one. He is also accused of performing late term abortions past the point of legality. The pictures in the press look like most of his patients (or the economically disadvantaged ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

April 24th, 2013

Filling the Empty Battlefield: Jeremy Scahill, Blowback Reporter

Chalmers Johnson’s book Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire was published in March 2000 -- and just about no one noticed.  Until then, blowback had been an obscure term of CIA tradecraft, which Johnson defined as “the unintended consequences of policies that were kept secret from the American people.”  In ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

April 23rd, 2013

The Higher Health Insurers' Claim Denial Rate, the Higher the CEO Pay

When you're shopping for health insurance, wouldn't it be great if you could find out every insurer's claim denial rate? And how much each one spent on lobbying and advertising -- and how much they paid their CEO? You can now find all of that information and more if you ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

April 23rd, 2013

A Tale of Two Tragedies

On April 15, 29 year-old Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi, 23 and Martin Richard, 8, left home to watch runners cross the finish line in the Boston Marathon.  They and their families thought they would return that day as always.  But they never did.  As the world now knows, Krystle, Lu ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

April 23rd, 2013

Dallas Morning News Claims Bush Never Lied

George W. Bush should be given an indictment, not a library.  An online email action is letting the Department of Justice know the facts about the former president.  And the People's Response to the George W. Bush Library and Policy Institute is filling the streets of Dallas with protesters this ... continue reading

Erika Eichelberger

Journalist

April 22nd, 2013

House of Horrors: Violence on the Home Front

Crossposted from TomDispatch Since the Newtown massacre, visions of unfathomable crazy mass killers and armed strangers in the night have colonized the American mind. Proposed laws have been drawn up that would keep potential mass murderers from getting their hands on assault weapons and high-capacity clips, or that would stop hardened criminals ... continue reading

Michael Klare

Professor, Energy Expert

April 21st, 2013

Entering a Resource-Shock World: How Resource Scarcity and Climate Change Could Produce a Global Explosion

Crossposted from TomDispatch Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the U.S. intelligence community, the earth is already shifting under you.  Whether you know it or not, you’re on a new planet, a resource-shock world of a sort humanity has never ... continue reading

Mélida Arredondo

Peace Activist

April 19th, 2013

Stay in Place Order Issued – Pray in Place Order Issued

This morning I woke and turned on the radio as I entered the bathroom.  The local news was reporting that the two suspects had struck again by robbing a 711 convenience store in Central Square, Cambrdge.  Then there was a shootout.  One MIT security guard was shot as well as ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

April 19th, 2013

Chechen Terrorists and the Neocons

I almost choked on my coffee listening to neoconservative Rudy Giuliani pompously claim on national TV that he was surprised about any Chechens being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings because he’s never seen any indication that Chechen extremists harbored animosity toward the U.S.; Guiliani thought they were only focused ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

April 18th, 2013

Vile, Filthy, Bloody, Dirty Wars

Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, has a new book that should be required reading for Congress members, journalists, war supporters, war opponents, Americans, non-Americans -- really, pretty much everybody.  The new book is called Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.Of ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

April 18th, 2013

Rick Perry to Illinois Businesses: "Your Situation Is Not Unlike a Burning Building on the Verge of Collapse"

This seems like it must be made up, but it's not. Just days ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry wrote an open letter to Illinois business owners saying this: If you’re a business owner in Illinois, I want to express my admiration for your ability to survive in an environment that, ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

April 17th, 2013

16 years for espionage, life in jail for whistleblowing

April 17, 2013 Bradley Manning reading his statement on his motives. Sketch by Clark Stoeckley, Bradley Manning Support Network. Spc. William Millay, a 25-year-old military policeman, was sentenced yesterday to 19 years in jail, a sentence reduced to 16 years after a plea deal, minus time served, for attempting to ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

April 17th, 2013

Vieques 10 Years After the Bombing Stopped

By Helen Jaccard and David Swanson, http://warisacrime.org/viequesTen years ago May 1, the people of Vieques, Puerto Rico and their supporters from around the world defeated the most powerful military machine ever, through mass civil disobedience and without firing a single shot.   On May 1, 2003 the bombing stopped and the ... continue reading

Jeremiah Goulka

Writer

April 16th, 2013

It Doesn't Take Much: On Almost Getting PTSD in Iraq

I was one nightmare short of PTSD. It didn’t take much, that’s what surprised me.  No battles.  No dead bodies.  I spent just three and a half weeks as a contractor in Iraq, when the war there was at its height, rarely leaving the security of American military bases. For ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

April 16th, 2013

Carlos Arredondo, Boston and the World's Hero

As men, we're taught not to cry. But the story of Carlos Arredondo made me cry. Carlos, a Costa Rican immigrant, became a naturalized American citizen not long after hearing of his son's death in Iraq. But after his heroic actions in the chaos of the deadly explosions at the ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

April 15th, 2013

The Boston Marathon: All My Tears, All My Love

Crossposted from The Nation“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” – Kathrine Switzer The dead. The injured. The anguish. All the result of bombs that were set to explode at the finish line just over four hours after the start of the Boston ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

April 15th, 2013

President Obama: One Corporate Puppet Among Many

This year, the New Deal turned 80. And those same New Deal programs championed by FDR, a Democrat, defined the bedrock of the American left political achievements for all others who would seek the presidency. Now, the corporate takeover of our government has proven that those New Deal programs can ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

April 14th, 2013

The Enemy-Industrial Complex: How to Turn a World Lacking in Enemies into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe

The communist enemy, with the “world’s fourth largest military,” has been trundling missiles around and threatening the United States with nuclear obliteration.  Guam, Hawaii, Washington: all, it claims, are targetable.  The coverage in the media has been hair-raising.  The U.S. is rushing an untested missile defense system to Guam, deploying ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

April 14th, 2013

Bill Clinton to Condoleezza Rice in 2003: Invading Iraq Would Be Morally Right Thing to Do

Last week Glenn Greenwald interviewed Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett, who both were National Security Council staffers during the Bush administration. At one point Hillary Leverett describes how "the entire American political apparatus," including Bill Clinton, supported the invasion of Iraq: LEVERETT: It wasn't just ideologically-driven people, individual actors within ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

April 13th, 2013

The 'Hoax'

I support Gina McCarthy to be the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator. When her Senate confirmation hearing was held on Thursday, the debate among senators on the Environment and Public Works Committee wasn't really about her qualifications. It was about global warming. It was about whether or not we are ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

April 11th, 2013

Military decrees media access to Manning’s hearing is a privilege, not a right

Protesters outside Ft. Meade criticized the lack of press access to Bradley Manning’s hearing. Announcing new restrictions on the press covering Bradley Manning’s court-martial trial at Fort Meade, MD, a military spokesperson said, “This media operation center is a privilege, not a requirement. Privileges can be taken away.” She also announced that ... continue reading

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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
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
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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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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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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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