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Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

May 8th, 2012

False Quick Fixes for American Health Care: Silver bullets haven't really reduced costs or improved service

You’ve heard it before. Let’s deep six ObamaCare and replace it with a trio of sure-fire free-market solutions to the problems that plague our health care system. All that’s really needed, we’re told, is to pass tort reform, allow insurance companies to sell policies across state lines and encourage people ... continue reading

May 8th, 2012

11 UC DAVIS STUDENTS, PROFESSOR, CHARGED FOR U.S. BANK BLOCKADE

Accused May Face up to Eleven Years in Prison Occupy UC Davis Antirepression Crew Media oucd-antirepression-media@googlegroups.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What: Call-In to Oppose Prosecution of the 12 UCD Protesters Contact: Yolo County District Attorney at (530) 666-8180 or Fax: (530) 666-8423 Support: Come to the Arraignment on Thursday, May 10th, ... continue reading

Noam Chomsky

Linguist/Activist

May 8th, 2012

Plutonomy and the Precariat: On the History of the U.S. Economy in Decline

Crossposted from TomDispatchThe Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. Unprecedented, in fact. There’s never been anything like it that I can think of.  If the bonds and associations it has established can be sustained through a long, dark period ahead -- because victory won’t come quickly -- it ... continue reading

Ann Wright

Retired State Dept. Official

May 8th, 2012

The Dark Side of the Prestigious Marine Barracks

According to Marine Corps lore, semper fidelis, a Latin phrase for “always faithful,” commands Marines to remain a “brotherhood, faithful to the mission at hand, to each other, to the Corps and to country, no matter what. Becoming a Marine is a transformation that cannot be undone and once made, ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 8th, 2012

To the Hague: Justice for the May 4th Kent State Massacre?

A KSTT email to the Int'l Criminal Court at the Hague:May 7, 2012To the International Criminal Court at the Hague,On May 4, 1970 Allison Krause, my sister, was shot dead by an Ohio National Guard bullet as she protested the Vietnam War, the American war draft and the military occupation ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

May 7th, 2012

2012 and Beyond: Progressive Election Strategy and the Norman Solomon Campaign

We can't devise a successful electoral strategy for "The Left" -- meaning the forces of peace, social/economic justice and sustainability -- unless we face a simple fact: We're getting our asses kicked. For three decades, our country's politics have moved steadily rightward and become more corporate-dominated. With few exceptions (gay ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

May 7th, 2012

Adam 'MCA' Yauch: Our Ambassador From Atlantis

Crossposted from The Nation“Born and bred Brooklyn U.S.A. They call me Adam Yauch but I’m M.C.A.” In the ’60s they said, “Don’t trust anyone over 30.” When it comes to remembering Adam “MCA” Yauch, who died on May 4, I don’t trust anyone under 30. Adam Yauch and the Beastie ... continue reading

Ernest Callenbach

May 6th, 2012

Epistle to the Ecotopians

From Tom Engelhardt:Thirty-five years later, it was still on my bookshelf in a little section on utopias (as well it should have been, being a modern classic).  A friend had written his name inside the cover and even dated it: August 1976, the month I returned to New York City ... continue reading

Bill McKibben

Founder, 350.org

May 6th, 2012

Too Hot Not to Notice?: A Planet Connected by Wild Weather

The Williams River was so languid and lovely last Saturday morning that it was almost impossible to imagine the violence with which it must have been running on August 28, 2011. And yet the evidence was all around: sand piled high on its banks, trees still scattered as if by ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 4th, 2012

Chicago in May: My Hometown, Where Power Rests in People

It’s so fitting that the nurses will march and rally in Chicago on May 18th as they lead a global campaign for the Robin Hood Tax – a small tax on financial transactions like stocks, bonds, and all the speculative trading on Wall Street.  Chicago is my hometown, and Chicago ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

May 4th, 2012

A Little Treat

Here's a free song for you. It's my contribution to "Occupy This Album", a compilation CD (99 songs!) featuring David Crosby & Graham Nash, Steve Earle, Tom Morello, Willie Nelson, Ani DiFranco, Third Eye Blind, Immortal Technique and Jackson Browne to be released Tuesday, May 15th. All proceeds from this ... continue reading

Dr. Jen Gunter

OB/GYN

May 3rd, 2012

Messing with reproductive health, Texas style

The Texas Women’s Health Program provides uninsured low income women between the ages of 18 and 44 with Pap smears, STD screening, breast exams, and contraception. Under a rule adopted March 14, 2012 WHP providers must certify they do not “perform or affiliate with an entity that performs or promotes ... continue reading

Allison Kilkenny

Citizen Radio

May 3rd, 2012

Massive May Day Turnout Highlights Media's Disconnect From Reality

Crossposted from the NationIn my recap of the May Day event in New York City yesterday, I briefly summarized the inaccurate crowd estimations published by major publications like Reuters and the New York Daily News. Reuters declared the protest was a "dud," though eventually walked back that diagnosis to make ... continue reading

Rebecca Solnit

Author

May 3rd, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Hunger Games: Sending Debt Peonage, Poverty, and Freaky Weather Into the Arena

Crossposted from TomDispatchWhen I was growing up, I ate books for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and since I was constantly running out of reading material, I read everyone else’s -- which for a girl with older brothers meant science fiction. The books were supposed to be about the future, but ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

May 2nd, 2012

Mitt Romney's Partner in Crime: Ed Conrad's Unintended Consequences

It's standard practice during the election campaign for presidential candidates to publish an autobiographical account of their rise to stardom or their philosophy of life and politics. However in keeping with his commitment to innovative business practices, it seems that Mitt Romney has outsourced this task to Ed Conrad, one ... continue reading

Joanne Doroshow

Center for Justice & Democracy

May 2nd, 2012

Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong by Raymond Bonner

An elderly white woman was killed in a South Carolina town in 1982. Police arrested a mentally disabled black man for the crime; a jury found him guilty and a judge sentenced him to death. Such began a 30 year struggle for truth and justice. The story of Edward Lee ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

May 2nd, 2012

"We Did Not Choose This War" and Other Hypocrisies

By Leah Bolger and David Swanson "We did not choose this war.  This war came to us on 9/11.  We don't go looking for a fight.  But when we see our homeland violated, when we see our fellow citizens killed, then we understand what we have to do."  These are ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

May 1st, 2012

Why I Interrupted Obama Counter-terrorism Adviser John Brennan

Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington DC on April 30 to mark the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. It was the first time a high level member of the Obama Administration spoke at length about the U.S. drone strikes that the ... continue reading

Laurel Krause

Director, Kent State Truth Tribunal

May 1st, 2012

President Obama: Kent State Letter from Allison's Family

May 1, 2012President Barack H. ObamaThe White HouseWashington DC 20500Dear President Obama: Last week my mother Doris Krause urged me to write a personal letter to help you understand the May 4th Kent State Massacre from a mother's perspective, one parent to another. Voicing my reluctance to write again, I ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

May 1st, 2012

Budget Bunk: The Old Pox on Both Your Houses Game

In Washington all serious people routinely write columns in which they set themselves above the political fray and pronounce the Republicans and Democrats equally to blame for political gridlock and all that they see wrong with the world. Today, it is my turn. Of course beating up on the Republicans ... continue reading

John Feffer

Foreign Policy in Focus

May 1st, 2012

NATO vs. Rogues?

Institutions rarely vote themselves out of existence. Not if they still have money in their budgets. Large institutions in particular have an almost genetic propensity to cling to life even after their reasons for being have vanished. That’s why I don’t expect NATO, which will gather in Chicago later this ... continue reading

Dave Zirin

Author, Bad Sports

May 1st, 2012

Want to Understand the 1992 LA Riots? Start with the 1984 LA Olympics

Crossposted from The NationIf you don’t light the fuse, the bomb won’t blow. But striking the match and lighting the fuse are only the final steps in a process of creating a deadly explosion. The match that set off the 1992 LA Riots was struck when a videotape showcasing five ... 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
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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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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