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Mike & Friends Blog from 'June 2013'

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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 27th, 2013

It's Murder By Greed in the US Health Care System

If you know someone is in danger of death or grave bodily harm, you have the means to save the person, and you purposely do not do what you can do to save that life, is that murder? It sure seems like it to me.Every day in America, 123 people ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

June 26th, 2013

Snowden Coverage: If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?

The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets -- especially TV news -- that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion have come to resemble state-controlled media outlets in their near-total identification with the ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 23rd, 2013

To Hell With the U.S. Health Care Dead and Broke, We are Junkies for Celebrity

Come on, now.  I've tested this out for weeks. We outright kill 123 people every day in America with our health care system greed and neglect, and we bankrupt nearly 2,000 more each day.  In every state in the nation, every city, and every neighborhood we let the sick and ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 20th, 2013

Prisons Full of Innocents

There are probably more innocent men and women in prison in the United States now than there were people in prison here total -- innocent and guilty -- 30 years ago, or than there are total people in prison (proportionately or as an absolute number) in most nations on earth.I ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

June 19th, 2013

The entire leadership of our tribe was wiped out, over 40 civilians killed by your drones. Why would youkill our elders who were meeting peacefully

In the fall of last year I travelled to Pakistan.  Reports of civilian drone casualties were beginning to permeate though American news outlets, prompting myself, and Brave New Foundation, to launch a full-length documentary investigation into the claims coming out of the tribal regions.  In interview after interview I heard the stories ... continue reading

Julianna Forlano

Absurdity Today!

June 19th, 2013

Got Scandal Fatigue? Welcome To Absurdity Today

Scandal Fatigue: n. A condition whereupon suffers "can't F'ing BELIEVE these partisan, government and/or corporate media pricks are crying victim to actions they themselves have been guilty of for the last 40 years and FLOODING the airwaves with this crap when there are REAL scandals out there to cover and ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

June 19th, 2013

Celebrate the Defeat of the Granny Bashers!

It isn't often that progressives in the United States have much to celebrate. After all, the news has swung between bad and worse for most of the last three decades. That is why we should be celebrating the victory over the Campaign to Fix the Debt and its efforts to ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

June 14th, 2013

Uncle Sam = Big Brother?

In George Orwell's novel 1984, "Big Brother" is the dictator of Oceania. No one knows whether Big Brother is a real person, or simply the personification of the dictatorship. Big Brother spies on every citizen through "telescreens." Everyone is reminded constantly, "Big Brother is Watching You." Let's compare that to ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 13th, 2013

A Built-In Cure for War

Erin Niemela's recent proposal that we amend the Constitution to ban war is provocative and persuasive.  Count me in.  But I have a related idea that I think should be tried first.While banning war is just what the world ordered, it has about it something of the whole Bush-Cheney ordeal ... continue reading

Chase Madar

Lawyer

June 11th, 2013

How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars: Bradley Manning Has Done More for U.S. Security than SEAL Team 6

The prosecution of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ source inside the U.S. Army, will be pulling out all the stops when it calls to the stand a member of Navy SEAL Team 6, the unit that assassinated Osama bin Laden.  The SEAL (in partial disguise, as his identity is secret) is expected to tell ... continue reading

Cathy Youngblood

Housekeeper/Activist

June 10th, 2013

A Voice At The Top

  There comes a time when fear meets courage. It is a decision that each worker must make, especially when facing abusive working conditions. I have been a working stiff since the 1970’s and faced all kinds of injustices on the job. But it took me to the point of ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

June 8th, 2013

May 4th Kent State Human Rights & the United Nations

In early 2013 the Kent State Truth Tribunal (KSTT) submitted human rights questions to the United Nations for the United States to address. This year the United States is in the process of being  reviewed by the United Nations, Human Rights Committee, readying for its formal review in October 2013. ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

June 7th, 2013

Fight over truth in Bradley Manning's trial

By the Bradley Manning Support Network. Report on the first week of the trial, protests, solidarity actions, and press coverage.   International week of action. June 1-8. Rally in Sydney, Australia. After a grueling 3 years in prison awaiting trial, 3 time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Bradley Manning’s court martial ... continue reading

Jesse Lava

Criminal Justice Activist

June 6th, 2013

Judge Accused of Racism Has History of Saying Awful Stuff

If you were to make a list of things that a sitting judge should not believe, I suspect one item would be that some racial groups are inherently inclined to be guilty. Yet federal judge Edith Jones of Texas seems to have revealed precisely that belief. Attendees of a recent ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 6th, 2013

How Many Precious Gifts, Like Andrea Bocelli's, Murdered for Health Care Profits in America?

Last evening, I was lucky enough to attend the best concert I have ever seen or heard.  Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli was in Denver for one of his very few North American stops on this tour, and we got our tickets because someone else couldn't go and offered the seats ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

June 6th, 2013

How the Pentagon Removes Entire Peoples

If we think at all about our government's military depopulating territory that it desires, we usually think of the long-ago replacement of native Americans with new settlements during the continental expansion of the United States westward. Here in Virginia some of us are vaguely aware that back during the Great Depression ... continue reading

Cathy Youngblood

Housekeeper/Activist

June 5th, 2013

Yes on People, No on Pritzker

On Thursday May 23, we heard testimony at the one and only confirmation hearing for Penny Pritzker's nomination to Commerce Secretary. Sadly, the questioning by the Senate Commerce Committee was short on details on whether she has a track record of creating quality jobs. I was there with a number ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

June 5th, 2013

Let's Send Tony Blair and the Woolwich Killer to Debate Extremism on Mars

After Michael Adebolajo decapitated Lee Rigby on May 22nd, he stood on the streets of Woolwich and told the Western world that "you lot are extrem[ists]." More than most Americans, I'm open to hearing this perspective. The $4 trillion invasion of Iraq that killed hundreds of thousands of people, all based on lies – I ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

June 5th, 2013

Here's How We Built a Movie Theater for the People – and Why the MPAA Says It's #1 in the World

This past week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the main federation of Hollywood's six major studios, posted on their web site a list of what they believe are some of the best movie theaters in the world. And listed as #1 is the historic State Theatre of Traverse City, Michigan, an incredible movie palace which ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 2nd, 2013

Colorado Launches Quest to End Health Care Carnage and Suffering

As May closed its grip -- finally -- on the health care dead and broke and June began to log its own death and bankruptcy tolls related to the dysfunctional U.S. health care system, citizens of Colorado began their campaign to achieve health care as a human right and a ... continue reading

Nathaniel Batchelder

Peace House Oklahoma City

June 1st, 2013

Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline

Nancy Zorn and Stefan Warner are two Oklahoma City activists with the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance, arrested for nonviolently protesting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.  Opposition to the pipeline and development of the Canadian tar sands is based on a long-range view of tar sands development and its ... continue reading

Cathy Youngblood

Housekeeper/Activist

June 1st, 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

Emma Kaplan

World Can't Wait

June 1st, 2013

Free Bradley Manning: The World Is Not The Enemy

Bradley Manning is set to go to court martial on June 3rd at Fort Meade, Maryland. He has been charged with 22 violations, the most serious accusation being "aiding the enemy." Manning is charged with leaking the Guantanamo Files, The Afghan and Iraq war logs, US State Embassy Cables as ... 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...

Apr 22nd
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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
7:31 PM
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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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