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David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 30th, 2013

An Anti-War Blockbuster

There's no end to the pro-war movies we're subjected to: countless celebrations of bombs, guns, and torture.  They come in the form of cartoons, science-fiction, historical fiction, dramas, and reenactments pre-censored by the CIA.  Movies show us the excitement without the suffering.  War in our theaters resembles almost anything else ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

May 29th, 2013

Doubting Obama’s Resolve to Do Right

An article in the Washington Post on July 6, 2010, reported me standing before the White House, announcing a new epithet for President Barack Obama: “Wuss – a person who will not stand up for what he knows is right.” The report is correct – and so, I believe, is ... continue reading

Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford

National Priorities Project

May 29th, 2013

How America Became a Third World Country, 2013-2023

Crossposted from TomDispatch The streets are so much darker now, since money for streetlights is rarely available to municipal governments. The national parks began closing down years ago. Some are already being subdivided and sold to the highest bidder. Reports on bridges crumbling or even collapsing are commonplace. The air ... continue reading

Andrew Bacevich

Historian/Veteran

May 29th, 2013

Naming Our Nameless War: How Many Years Will It Be?

Crossposted from TomDispatch For well over a decade now the United States has been “a nation at war.” Does that war have a name? It did at the outset.  After 9/11, George W. Bush's administration wasted no time in announcing that the U.S. was engaged in a Global War on Terrorism, ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

May 28th, 2013

Panel: Daniel Ellsberg, Jesselyn Radack, Michael Ratner, Peter van Buren. 6/2 DC

Daniel Ellsberg speaks out for Bradley Manning (Creative Commons license, Bradley Manning Support Network)) When: June 2, 2013 – 5:00-7:00  Where: All Soul’s Church, 1500 Harvard Street NW, Washington DC, 20009 (Directions) How has WikiLeaks changed and influenced journalism thus far? How will Bradley Manning’s trial affect the way the press functions ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

May 28th, 2013

What Can We Learn From Denmark?

Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen spent a weekend in Vermont this month traveling with me to town meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro and Montpelier. Large crowds came out to learn about a social system very different from our own which provides extraordinary security and opportunity for the people of Denmark.Today in the ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

May 26th, 2013

Help Health Care Advocate Donna Smith Get the Care She Needs -- And Pay the $855 Aetna Is Demanding

The first time I saw Donna Smith, I was in the back row of a Sacramento theater watching the first public screening of a movie I had flown nearly 3,000 miles to see. It was June 12, 2007 and the movie was Sicko, Michael Moore's indictment of the U.S. health ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

May 26th, 2013

Why I Spoke Out at Obama's Foreign Policy Speech

This article was first published at Common Dreams.   Having worked for years on the issues of drones and Guantánamo, I was delighted to get a pass (the source will remain anonymous) to attend President Obama’s speech at the National Defense University. I had read many press reports anticipating what ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 26th, 2013

Memorial Day THIS

Imagine if at some point during the 1990s or 1980s the President of the United States had given a speech.  And this was his speech:My fellow Americans, I've been regularly shooting missiles into people's houses in several countries.  I've wiped out families.  I've killed thousands of people.  Hundreds of them ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 24th, 2013

How Many U.S. Dead for Health Care Profits Does It Take to Cause Alarm?

We keep winning the race to see who can charge the most for health care services around the world.  We also keep winning the race to see who can force the most people into bankruptcy and which system can kill people for profit most openly.I think I'll start with the ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

May 23rd, 2013

Terracide and the Terrarists: Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

Crossposted from TomDispatchWe have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide.  And one for the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment: ecocide.  But we don’t have a word for the conscious act of destroying the planet we live on, the world as humanity ... continue reading

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

May 23rd, 2013

Close Guantanamo Full Page Ad To Appear in New York Times

Signed by Michael Moore, Eve Ensler, Cornel West, Oliver Stone, performers, writers, academics and 1000+ others An irresistible and irrepressible demand must well up from the people that Obama close Guantanamo and end torture. The hunger strike has now passed 100 days. We have raised almost $47,000 of the $52,030 ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 22nd, 2013

Aetna Needs Their Money, I Just Need Health Care

I lost my health coverage because I could not afford to keep paying the COBRA premiums.  As soon as I lost my coverage, Aetna set out to get me to repay the medication costs that they would have covered if I had been able to retain my coverage.  But the ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 22nd, 2013

Connecticut Advances Conversion from War to Peace Economy

The Connecticut legislature has sent to the governor to sign a bill that would create a commission to develop a plan for, among other things:"the diversification or conversion of defense-related industries with an emphasis on encouraging environmentally-sustainable and civilian product manufacturing. On or before December 1, 2014, the commission shall ... continue reading

Brendan Fischer

Center for Media and Democracy

May 21st, 2013

PBS Killed Wisconsin Uprising Documentary "Citizen Koch" To Appease Koch Brothers

"Citizen Koch," a documentary about money in politics focused on the Wisconsin uprising, was shunned by PBS for fear of offending billionaire industrialist David Koch, who has given $23 million to public television, according to Jane Mayer of the New Yorker. The dispute highlights the increasing role of private money in ... continue reading

Cathy Youngblood

Housekeeper/Activist

May 20th, 2013

Immigration Reform -- Notes from an African American

I am a hotel housekeeper in Los Angeles, so immigrants are not some scary unknown other. In fact, some estimates put the number of entry-level positions in U.S. hotels and restaurants as high as 80 percent. But these workers aren't a number; they are my friends, neighbors and coworkers. And my ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

May 20th, 2013

Mass Rally for Bradley Manning! Ft. Meade, MD. June 1

Join us at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning. By the time his court martial begins in June, he will have spent more then 3 years in prison. All for having done the right thing, for having exposed war crimes! Saturday, June 1, 2013 RALLY FOR BRADLEY AT FORT MEADE By ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 20th, 2013

CIA: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone

There's a contradiction built into every campaign promise about transparent government beyond the failure to keep the promises.  Our government is, in significant portion, made up of secret operations, operations that include warmaking, kidnapping, torture, assassination, and infiltrating and overthrowing governments.  A growing movement is ready to see that end.The ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 19th, 2013

Saturday Night Dead ---- Courtesy of the U.S. Health Care System

There are 123 fewer Americans watching and laughing at the 2013 season ender for Saturday Night Live tonight because they were killed by the U.S. health care system today.  For those 123 people, it's actually Saturday Night Dead.  And this program runs every day without end with the same producer -- the for-profit ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 16th, 2013

Tornadoes, Suicide Bombs, and the U.S. Health Care Dead and Broke

The news today is grim, to be sure.  Tornadoes in Texas with the dead and the missing, Roadside, suicide bombs in Afghanistan with U.S. casualties.  All awful and all part of the nightly news coverage.  Then we worry about the scandal at the IRS and who knew what when about ... continue reading

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN

May 16th, 2013

No young person has ever died from Plan B, but 7 will die today from gun violence

If you are not following the Plan B saga, here’s what you need to know: Plan B is one type of morning after pill. It is the hormone levonorgestrel. The brand is Plan B but there are generics as well. It does not cause abortion. It does not affect implantation. ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

May 16th, 2013

The Deepening Shame of Guantanamo

There have been nine congressional hearings on the Benghazi controversy – with more to come – but almost no one in Congress dares put the spotlight on the unfolding scandal surrounding the Guantanamo Bay prison where most of the remaining 166 inmates have opted to “escape” from indefinite detention via ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

May 16th, 2013

Trade Sell-Out: Out of the Mouths of Citizens...

If you have received my emails for a while, you know that I sometimes refer to you all, affectionately, as "Alan's Army." You are passionate, smart and dedicated. But last week you were something else: Amazing. I told you about a proposed partnership between multinational corporations and their sellout tools ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 15th, 2013

Protecting Angelina's Honor as U.S. Health Care System Kills 123 People Daily

Yesterday I wrote about the recent revelations from Angelina Jolie about her double mastectomy.  I said nothing ill-willed about the mega-star nor did I imply she should have made a different decision or that she was not heroic.  But, wow, the defenders of Angelina's honor sure came out in force. ... continue reading

David Vine

American University

May 15th, 2013

Where Has All the Money Gone?: How Contractors Raked in $385 Billion to Build and Support Bases Abroad since 2001

Outside the United States, the Pentagon controls a collection of military bases unprecedented in history. With U.S. troops gone from Iraq and the withdrawal from Afghanistan underway, it’s easy to forget that we probably still have about 1,000 military bases in other peoples' lands. This giant collection of bases receives remarkably little ... continue reading

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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
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
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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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