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Do I Look "Illegal?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

It's disgraceful that Latinos have to worry about this in any state in the union in 2010.

Love the Afghanistan War in Public at Your Peril

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Vicious right-wing chest-thumpers are missing the point: Americans don't want more and more brutal war. We want our troops home, yesterday.

Not Paying Attention to Afghanistan?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Michael Hastings has done us a great service. Thanks to his reporting in Rolling Stone, the architect of a failed, vicious war policy is out the door, and Americans are paying attention.

Oliver Stone: The US Has Intervened Fifty-Five Times in Latin America

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Greenwald

Oliver Stone's latest documentary, South of the Border, offers a unique perspective on Latin America, where democratically-elected presidents have braved the strong arm of the US and its policies.

Our Afghan Victims Have Faces

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

I spoke with a man who lost a cousin and a future daughter-in-law during that awful special forces night raid. Hearing the story from a person who was there really drives home the necessity of ending this brutal, costly war.

Nothing to See Here, Folks: Covering Up a Massacre in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

What does it mean for McChrystal's people to apologize for killing innocent people and lying about it, only to have them turn around and keep repeating the same behavior? Why should we be moved or lend credulity to such apologies?

McChrystal Must Resign

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

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.

Notes From a Clueless Journalist: Afghan Women Love The War!

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

General Petraeus Starts Moving the Goalposts on Afghanistan Withdrawal

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Petraeus says he supports the president's policy. His comments this week, though, serve only to validate the critics of the withdrawal portion of the president's policy. He's not a supporter of this policy. He's a concern troll.

Stephen Colbert for Secretary of State

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

If we're going to be subjected to nonsense from the administration until the war is over, then we should make Stephen Colbert Secretary of State. At least then, the jokes would be funny.

'Deportees': In Response to Arizona Law, Cuéntame, Outernational and Tom Morello Release Music Video

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Axel W. Caballero

In response to Arizona SB 1070, Outernational with Tom Morello released a cover version of Woody Guthrie's "Deportees." The song has spread online as ...

Conservatives and Progressives Agree: Rethink Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The deep costs of the Afghanistan war are not a matter of partisan bickering, which is remarkable given the climate in America's politics today.

"Enough Is Enough": Brave New Foundation, TrueMajority/USAction up the Ante in Fight to End Afghanistan War

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

The same day that Afghanistan became the longest war in U.S. history, NATO had its worst day for casualties this year, and we learned U.S. taxpayer dollars are ending up in the hands of the Taliban.

On Afghanistan, We Know a Distraction When We See It

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Why doesn't Richard Holbrooke apply some of his hunger for technical academic precision to the question of how we can actually end this war and bring our troops home?

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.

Karzai Goes Rogue, Galbraith Says Reverse the Surge in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Peter Galbraith is right. Propping up Hamid Karzai and his cronies isn't worth the lives of our young men and women. It never was. With friends like these, who needs insurgents?

Remember Iraq

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clint Van Winkle

It is hard to believe that it has been seven years since we invaded Iraq. My unit was a part of the initial invasion force. We fought our way up to B...

Jarhead Makes a Movie

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Clint Van Winkle

I attended a crash course in film making geared towards giving five fellows, all Iraq and/or Afghanistan combat veterans, a basic foundation that would allow us to write/produce/direct our very own documentaries.

Ten Things You Can Do to Help Progressive Journalism

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
ZP Heller

What's wrong with this picture? Air America vanishes into the ether, while Glenn Beck indoctrinates 2.7 million daily viewers with his histrionic brand of right-wing lunacy.

The Tea Party Knows It's Not Over, Do You?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

If you thought the battle over health care reform is going to be over soon, think again. This week, we've seen the true face of the Tea Party. Take a look.

Arizona Police Officer Speaks out: Anti-Latino Law Makes Him "Feel Like a Nazi"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

When we started looking for people in Arizona who wanted to talk about SB 1070, I wasn't expecting Paul Dobson. Paul is an Arizona police officer. When I heard what he had to say, I knew we had to share it.

"This Law Will Make Me Feel Like a Nazi" - Arizona Cop

Ofelia Yanez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ofelia Yanez

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Afghanistan, Where a Thousand Corpses Lie

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Now is not the time for silence. 1,000 Americans are dead in Afghanistan in a war that's not making us safer -- many others are wounded and deranged, because we continue to choose military action as the solution to a political problem.

One Thousand Americans Dead in Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

These were people's sons and daughters, husbands and wives, moms and dads. Our hearts go out to all of their families. One thousand troops are dead, and our leaders have nothing to show for it but the prospect of another thousand dead.

Our Turn

Clint Van Winkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Clint Van Winkle

Five veterans are making short documentaries that will let people see what the veteran experience is really like. We aren't making Hollywood action movies.