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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 30th, 2010

It’s About Human Rights, Not the Money

No matter which intellectual or which political candidate or which self-righteous activist from which camp on the right or the left or anywhere in-between says differently, the absolute need to reform and transform our healthcare system still rests in the outing of the human rights violations and the human suffering. ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

June 30th, 2010

Sad Clouds Hang Over St. Thomas Law Graduation

By Roger Cuthbertson and Coleen Rowley UPDATED 6/29/2010 Clouds hung over the St. Thomas School of Law graduation on May 8, 2010, in more ways than one.  The University of St. Thomas Law School held its graduation ceremony at Orchestra Hall, a few blocks from their campus.  So most of ... continue reading

Dahr Jamail

Independent Journalist

June 30th, 2010

Living On a Dying Delta

Photography by Erika BlumenfeldOur first full day in Louisiana finds us venturing south from New Orleans to Houma, a town about an hours drive to the southwest. It is from here we are to take a flight over the marsh to inspect the damage, thus far, caused by the ongoing ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

June 28th, 2010

Wall Street Congratulates Washington: A Job Well Done

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is well known for pretentious columns that consist of letters that he suggests some prominent person write. I licensed Friedman's literary tool in order to present the following letter from the Wall Street CEOs to the political leadership in Washington.Dear Friends:We want you know ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

June 28th, 2010

America Speaks Back: The Effort to Gut Social Security and Medicare Takes a Hit

The opponents of Social Security and Medicare are getting in high gear. After all, it makes perfect sense that after the collapse of a housing bubble has just destroyed the life savings of near retirees that we would cut their Social Security and Medicare. Okay, at least in Washington that ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 28th, 2010

Fix the Deficit: Clawbacks Before Cutbacks

Today we launched Fix It week on my show. I hope this week will help aid what I believe is already a growing movement to finally acknowledge and address the long-standing issues that continue to unnecessarily harm our great country. Fortuitously, considering the recent news from the G20, we kick ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

June 28th, 2010

One Year Later: Honduras Resistance Strong Despite US-Supported Coup

By Bill Quigley and Laura Raymond. Bill and Laura work at the Center for Constitutional Rights.One year ago, on June 28, 2009, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was awakened by gunfire.  A coup was carried out by US-trained military officers, including graduates of the infamous US Army School of the Americas ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 28th, 2010

Where Have all the Peaceniks Gone?

I believe it is human nature to want to be right (as in “correct” not “conservative”). I like to be right. I also like to research my facts because being wrong to me is embarrassing. The one time I would have loved to be in error, though, was in a ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

June 28th, 2010

We Need a Change of Policy, Not a Change of Generals

I have no expertise about politics, military matters, diplomacy, and all the other things that go into making informed decisions about war and peace.  But, it really doesn't take a nuclear physicist to see that we are committing a huge blunder by continuing to fight in Afghanistan.I am quite disappointed ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

June 28th, 2010

Which Party is the Peace Party?

Me: "Why are people so uninformed and apathetic about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?"Right-winger: "I don't know, and I don't care."A recent poll showed that almost twice as many Americans think that we are losing the war in Afghanistan as think that we are winning it. (Whatever "losing" and ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 26th, 2010

Wall Street Reform: Politicians Lie, Media Applauds, America Suffers

The same Washington spinsters who have driven our country into the ground seem to be out in full force this morning, claiming that their latest policy "victory" is the most "sweeping change" of our financial regulatory since the Great Depression.Actually, it is nothing more than window dressing. The real sweeping ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 25th, 2010

I Can See Healthcare From Here

DETROIT – As I wake each morning here in Detroit at the US Social Forum, I glance just a few hundred yards across the way, and I know people have healthcare without regard to financial or other barriers. And it hurts like hell to see the cars “over there” winding ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 24th, 2010

They Keep Stealing - Why Keep Paying?

The dire straits of the middle class of America has made it near impossible for our politicians to keep up the pretense that our current government truly works for the "people." Between the multiple overt and secretive bailouts, the massive bonuses and the circular use of our tax money to ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

June 24th, 2010

Victims of Oiligarchy?

Maybe it was because June is "Torture Awareness Month", but when the wrenching image of an oil drenched pelican (taken by Associated Press Photographer Charlie Riedel) as a result of the BP oil spill appeared in our Star Tribune newspaper earlier this month, anti-torture activist Diane Steen-Hinderlie quickly spotted this ... continue reading

Barry Eisler

Author and former CIA agent

June 24th, 2010

Torture Talisman, Torture Taboo

Recently an otherwise seemingly thoughtful person said to me, "I know torture ordinarily doesn't work because you can't coerce someone into giving you trustworthy information. But don't you think there are times when the government has to step over the line to save lives? You know, if terrorists have a ... continue reading

Other Worlds

Economic Justice

June 24th, 2010

Jean-Jean's Survival: What is the Worth of a Haitian Child (Part I)

Jean-Jean, six, is part of the pack of kids that races to meet me each time I arrive at one internally displaced people’s camp in Port-au-Prince. Jean-Jean is usually at the front, all flashing eyes and big toothy grin, out-shouting the others or engaging in some ridiculous antic for my ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 23rd, 2010

Let Them Eat Oil

I am now on an airplane heading home (for two days) after my very profound and moving experience in the Gulf Region.Monday, June 21st, a few dozen activists, scientists, environmentalists and concerned citizens gathered in front of the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Command Center to present our list of demands ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 22nd, 2010

US Social Forum in Detroit: Activists Converge on Motor City

The summer sun was hot as marchers made their way down Woodward back to Cobo Hall in Detroit for the opening ceremonies of the US Social Forum.  But spirits were high and the collective energy of so many activists devoted to social justice gathering in one place was more than ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

June 22nd, 2010

McChrystal Must Resign

For insubordination, for disrespecting the Office of the President of the United States and for allowing derision of the White House among his staff, General Stanley McChrystal must resign. McChrystal has been summoned from Afghanistan to explain derisive comments and insubordination detailed in a new Rolling Stone article by Michael ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 21st, 2010

Anniversary of an American SiCKO

Michael Moore’s documentary, SiCKO, opened in theaters across the United States three years ago this week. I had seen it once in May of 2007 along with several others who were also subjects featured in the film, so for six weeks before the wider premier, my anticipation of events to ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

June 20th, 2010

My Daddy Is Beautiful

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! I know that our kids will be blessing you on this day. Usually, we women, wearing many hats, tend to leave it to our kids to bless you. But I’d like to make a point for this Father’s Day that we, women, appreciate and bless you, too. ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

June 18th, 2010

Diamonds in Your Bathtub

In the New York Times for June 13th, the Pentagon proclaimed that Afghanistan holds almost one trillion lira - no, sorry, that's one trillion dollars - in hitherto-unknown mineral wealth.Allow me to offer these revelations:(1) Paris Hilton actually is Albert Einstein, with a wig. Think about it - you've never ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 15th, 2010

Humiliation and Shame: Part of Being Insured in America

Oh, the things we did not fix in the healthcare bill are shocking. Just as seniors falling into the Medicare drug benefit donut hole begin to get the $250 checks meant to calm their fears about our new healthcare legislation, the rest of us would do well to remember the ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

June 14th, 2010

Union Busting Is a Mortal Sin

With this statement, the Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, a national organization of professional academics, has clarified Roman Catholic social teaching on the matter of employee/employer relations. Basing its work on Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, 2000 years of a developing understanding of the role of the Catholic/Christian in society, these ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

June 10th, 2010

African American Mississippi Man Starts Record Sixth Murder Trial

By Bill Quigley, Audrey Stewart and Davida Finger An African American man, Curtis Flowers, made history this week when he became the first person in U.S. history to ever go on trial for murder six times for the same crime. Mr. Flowers has been in jail in Mississippi since 1996, ... 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...

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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
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
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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
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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