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Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- New Documentary Opens in Los Angeles

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Kennedy's assassination, the ongoing turmoil of resistance to integration and the escalation of the Vietnam War gave the singers a new identity. At the center of the storm was Phil Ochs.

HuffPost Review: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bowser's documentary shows Ochs to be driven by his political beliefs, shattered by the deaths of John F. Kennedy and disillusioned by the ineffectiveness of protest against the Vietnam War.

"What Are You Reading?" Asked the LA Times Festival of Books

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

In a city known for its Hollywood glitz and climate-friendly outdoor living, what many don't know about Los Angeles is how much it reveres its book festival.

It's Always a Bad Year to Get Out of Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

2010-06-06-soldier.jpg After 104 months of war, the last 12 of which saw the U.S. triple the number of troops in Afghanistan, attempted terror attacks against our country are at an all-time high.

Withdrawing from Afghanistan: What's the Rest of Our Plan?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

It's pretty much conventional wisdom at this point that we're going to have to negotiate with the Taliban. Washington, Kabul, and Islamabad will div...

Forty Years After Chicago, We Have Not Found the Things We Lost

Judy Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Collins

The Chicago Seven were very serious peace activists and were baited into a festival of confusion instead of a festival of life in Chicago in 1968, launched to take the focus off the war.

Don Lemon & CNN: No to "Real Americans," Yes to Real Journalism!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Can anyone tell me of any wall to wall on-site coverage of peace movement events over the past six years where the corporate press offered extensive air-time to listen to progressive leaders? I don't recall that ever happening. Do you?

Obama vs. Clinton on Honduras?

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Hayden

Apparent differences between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are threatening to confuse American policy towards the coup in Honduras.

Ex-Interrogators Are Mad as Hell About Torture, and They're Not Gonna Take Cheney Anymore

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

More and more, former interrogators and counterinsurgency experts are using Dick Cheney's recent ubiquity to expose his iniquity regarding the torture and abuse of detainees.

Vets Rally Behind McGovern's Bill for an Exit Strategy in Afghanistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

McGovern's Bill could give Congress the cajones to exercise some oversight, thereby keeping Obama from repeating the Bush administration's heinous mistakes in Iraq.

Democrats and War Escalation

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Top Democrats and many prominent supporters - with vocal agreement, tactical quibbles or total silence - are assisting the escalation of the U.S. war ...

The Sex Appeal of Congressional Oversight Hearings

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

Where is the public outcry for congressional oversight hearings on the war in Afghanistan? Congress won't call for oversight hearings until we make them.

Talk with the Taliban, Just Leave Your Troops at Home

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

The administration won't be able to give a negotiated reconciliation real credence until it gets away from the perverse foreign policy thinking that couples diplomacy with military escalation.

Tom Hayden Predicts Obama Will Lose

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

"An African-American candidate talking about economics versus a white war hero... You don't really think McCain is going to have to host a convention about how he's American, do you?"

Barack and Bobby: Compare and Contrast; and, Obama-Clinton as Lennon-McCartney circa 1970

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Bobby Kennedy was the ultimate insider, the product of wealth and power. Obama's is doing the opposite: He's climbing up the mountain. Where RFK was the ultimate insider, he's the ultimate outsider.

Former Radical Tom Hayden Details Clinton's 60s Past

ABC's Political Punch | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In The Nation, hayden former 60s radical Tom Hayden -- in an essay called "Why Hillary Makes My Wife Scream" -- hammers Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, fo...

Clinton and Obama Silence On Winter Soldier Divides Progressives

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Escobar

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have yet to acknowledge the Iraq withdrawal plan crafted by members of their own party, and it appears there is little pressure from the press to question them on it.