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Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

January 15th, 2013

Post-Iraq-War US Intel Chief Praised

Thomas Fingar, former U.S. Director of the National Intelligence Council, will receive the annual award from Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence in recognition of Fingar’s work from 2005 to 2008 restoring respect for the battered discipline of U.S. intelligence analysis after the fraudulent assessments on Iraq’s non-existent WMD. ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

January 14th, 2013

SEARCHING FOR OCCUPY: First Day From the Road

Already many adventures and stories to tell. On the way in, I stopped at the home of one of the Veterans for Peace I met at Freedom Plaza and did a great interview. We then met Joan Livingston of Occupy Boston who had plenty to say. Next, I picked up ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

January 14th, 2013

The Pentagon as a Global NRA: For Washington, There Is No Arms Control Abroad

Crossposted from TomDispatchGiven these last weeks, who doesn’t know what an AR-15 is?  Who hasn’t seen the mind-boggling stats on the way assault rifles have flooded this country, or tabulations of accumulating Newtown-style mass killings, or noted that there are barely more gas stations nationwide than federally licensed firearms dealers, or heard the renewed debates ... continue reading

Jesse Lava

Criminal Justice Activist

January 11th, 2013

Laws So Awful They Literally Make Judges Cry (VIDEO)

Now that Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana, the momentum for reforming our nation’s anachronistic pot laws is unmistakable. President Obama is finally talking about reform with a serious tone and instead of dismissing it with jokes like he did early in his first term. And a majority of Americans ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

January 11th, 2013

Waking Up in Tehran

According to one theory, U.S.-Iranian relations began around November 1979 when a crowd of irrational religious nutcases violently seized the U.S. embassy in Iran, took the employees hostage, tortured them, and held them until scared into freeing them by the arrival of a new sheriff in Washington, a man named ... continue reading

Robert Weissman

President, Public Citizen

January 10th, 2013

7 Reasons to be Unhappy About the Nomination of Jacob Lew for Secretary of the Treasury

1. The Obama administration demanded no meaningful quid pro quo from the Wall Street giants it bailed out in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse. 2. The Obama administration has chosen not to prosecute criminally any of the leading Wall Street firms in connection with the rampant abuses that ... continue reading

Candace Gorman

Civil Rights Attorney, Activist

January 9th, 2013

Guantanmo Is Still Open

Hey folks -- Guantanamo is still open. My client and 166 other men are now entering their twelfth year of being held without charge or trial and there is no end in sight for their plight. Is someone to blame for this? Could it be Barack that is to blame? ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 9th, 2013

Fat Cats Escape Responsibility While Fat Americans Face Shame

The headline of the story, “Obesity, lack of insurance cited in U.S. health gap,” and its first paragraph state the facts as outlined in a study showing that American life expectancy is lagging behind other nations and that the gap is widening.  From the article: “Overeating, lack of health insurance access ... continue reading

January 9th, 2013

Milhous, in Three Acts

Excerpted from Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life by Michael Moore ACT I: Nixon’s the One Every good Catholic blamed Lyndon Johnson for Kennedy’s death. Not that he had anything to do with the actual assassination (though there were those who believed he did). But we all knew he ... continue reading

Bernie Sanders

Senator (I-Vt.)

January 9th, 2013

The Soul of America

Despite such terminology as “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling,” the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues.  It is all about ideology.  It is all about economic winners and losers in American society.  It is all about the power of Big Money.  ... continue reading

Crystal Zevon

Author

January 8th, 2013

Searching for Occupy

Just back from washing and vacuuming the car.  Trying to figure out how we cram clothes, camping gear, photo equipment, food, two people and the dog in my little Prius for a 6 month to 1 year road trip… Searching for Occupy.  I commented to my partner in this venture, ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

January 8th, 2013

Excusing Torture, Again

Would-be tough guys like former CIA torturer-in-chief José A. Rodriguez Jr. brag that “enhanced interrogation” of terrorists – or doing what the rest of us would call “torturing” – has made Americans safer by eliciting tidbits of information that advanced the search for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Rodriguez makes ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

January 7th, 2013

Cut Corporate Welfare, Not the Safety Net

f your boat is sinking, do you blame the bird sitting on the railing, or on the gallons of water spewing from a gaping hole in the floor? In Congress' latest "fiscal cliff" deal that supposedly had to be passed in order to avoid economic calamity, we spent $30 billion ... continue reading

Tom Engelhardt

TomDispatch

January 6th, 2013

The U.S. Intelligence Community’s New Year’s Wish

Crossposted from TomDispatchThink of it as a simple formula: if you’ve been hired (and paid handsomely) to protect what is, you’re going to be congenitally ill-equipped to imagine what might be.  And yet the urge not just to know the contours of the future, but to plant the Stars and ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 5th, 2013

Dear Bill Kristol: More People Than You Thought Are Vulgar, Disgusting and Far-Left

I just sent this to Bill Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and one of the most influential advocates of our invasion of Iraq. He posted something this morning about my post where I found an old quote from Chuck Hagel about how the Iraq War is all about the oil. I'll let ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 4th, 2013

Six Years Ago, Chuck Hagel Told the Truth About Iraq

You might have seen that on Monday President Obama will likely nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican, to be Secretary of Defense. But what you probably haven't seen – because everyone has forgotten – is that back in 2007, Chuck Hagel went totally crazy and told the truth ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 3rd, 2013

Walking Toward Happier Me in 2013

It was with great interest that I read Michael Moore’s comments about his daily walks and being gentle with ourselves in the effort to live better.  While I agree with so much of what Michael writes, I know that some of my happiness is grounded in a bit of a ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 3rd, 2013

Those Who Say "I Support the Troops" Should Just Stop, Out of Respect for the Troops

I don't support the troops, America, and neither do you. I am tired of the ruse we are playing on these brave citizens in our armed forces. And guess what -- a lot of these soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines see right through the bull**** of those words, ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

January 3rd, 2013

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, Lyin' Joe Lieberman

As of noon ET, Joe Lieberman will no longer be a U.S. senator. I hope we can all take a moment today to stop and remember his deep, lifelong commitment to lying. You could fill a book with Lieberman's lies, but some of the most impressive ones have been about ... continue reading

January 3rd, 2013

Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, Supporting the Troops

From The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein: Almost from the beginning, Kissinger had secretly had all his telephone calls, including those with the President, monitored and transcribed... Nixon was often on the phone with Kissinger for fifteen minutes or longer. The President was repetitive, sometimes taking minutes ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

January 2nd, 2013

Resisting Racism and Militarism in 2013

January 21st will be an odd day in the United States.  We'll honor Martin Luther King Jr. and bestow another 4-year regime on the man who, in his Nobel peace prize acceptance speech said that Martin Luther King Jr. had been wrong -- that those who follow his example "stand ... continue reading

Carl Gibson

USUncut

January 2nd, 2013

FBI Should Investigate Bankers, Not Protesters

ecember 16th of 2012 marked the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, when activists clad in Native American costumes protested a tax code that benefited a multinational corporation at the cost of taxpayers, and committed one of the biggest acts of property destruction in history by dumping the East ... 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
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' www.youtube.com

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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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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