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Charlotte Dennett
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Charlotte Dennett, a former reporter in the Middle East, is now both an investigative journalist and an attorney. She ran for Vermont Attorney General in 2008, and describes her campaign to prosecute George W. Bush in her 2010 book, The People v Bush: One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encountered Along the Way (Chelsea Green) She's now working on a book on the origins of US policy in the Middle East with a focus on the World War II period. when the US was admired and sought after as a new strategic power in the Middle East.

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The Man Who Wanted to Prosecute Bush: Remembering Vincent Bugliosi

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 1:41 PM

Vincent Bugliosi, the legendary Los Angeles prosecutor and true crime writer (best known for Helter Skelter), died of cancer on June 8th at the age of 80, leaving behind some unfinished business. While most obituaries focused on his fame for putting the Manson gang behind bars for life, I choose...

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Talking With Our Grandmothers: Lessons of WWI for an Age of Endless Wars

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 2:09 PM

Who would have guessed that talking with our grandmothers would yield unexpected insights into World War I and the women's peace movement, both observing their 100 year anniversaries.
But that's what happened when my friend Robin Lloyd and I began to develop a play around the two centennials. We...

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WikiLeaks: Where's the Oil?

(11) Comments | Posted December 16, 2010 | 11:10 AM

Ever since the first WikiLeaks "dump" of classified documents began during the summer of this year, I've been looking for official documents that confirm what many serious -- but often censored -- journalists have known for a long time: that the war on terror is really just the latest stage...

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The People vs. Bush: How to Prosecute a President

(33) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 12:20 PM

One wonders if former President George W. Bush actually thinks he will be politically resurrected -- and absolved of all his crimes -- following a tide of Republican electoral victories last week and the publication of his memoir this week. Already there has been a good deal of commentary about...

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"Let Them Eat Fish:" Reflections on Deceptive Advertising by Entergy and BP

(14) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 12:41 PM

As campaign season heats up in my home state of Vermont, environmentally conscious voters have been remarking on the similarity between media ads on local TV by Entergy, owner of the radiation-leaking Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, and BP, responsible for the worst environmental catastrophe in American history.


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The Battle for Justice Heats Up

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2010 | 4:09 PM

The growing accountability movement got a major shot in the arm recently when it learned that on April 19, an Argentinian judge sentenced the last of Argentina's dictators, Reynaldo Bignone, age 83, to 25 years in prison. Bignone's crime: kidnapping and torturing 56 victims in a concentration camp during the...

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David v. Goliath, Vermont Style: The Death of Nuclear Power in Vermont?

(15) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 2:44 PM

A driving snowstorm could not keep Vermonters away from the statehouse in Montpelier last week as the Vermont Senate convened a historic debate and then voted on the future of the state's aging nuclear power plant. Some 1300 people -- most of them standing before live video coverage outside the...

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Tony Blair's Great Game: Toying With the Chilcot Investigation

(11) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 3:23 PM

One of the most remarkable things about England's ongoing "Iraq War Inquiry" is how little has been written about it in the U.S. Though many Britons believe the so-called Chilcot inquiry is a whitewash, there are important facts to glean from the testimony of high level officials who led Great...

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