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4 Arrested Outside Schumer Office

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police say four people were arrested for disorderly conduct outside of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's office on Capito...

Robots R' Us: Drones Reported on 63 Bases on the USA

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Danny Schechter

New York, New York: It's easy to understand why presidents, politicians and the military love robots. They don't talk back. They follow orders. You p...

When the World Outlawed War: David Swanson's New Book

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 03.13.2012 | Books
Bruce E. Levine

If any one piece of American history can re-energize the American people to again push their politicians, David Swanson's meticulously documented When the World Outlawed War can do it.

Afghanistan Is About Perpetual War

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

The war in Afghanistan is about perpetual war, not Afghanistan. It's about preventing democracy in the United States, not bringing it to Southwest ...

The F Word: Funding War, Choosing Sides

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The House approved $33 billion for a 30,000-troop escalation in Afghanistan this week and in doing so took money away from other places it was desperately needed: public schools, green energy and job creation.

Undoing the Imperial Presidency: An Interview with David Swanson

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

David Swanson took a few minutes to sit down with OldSpeak to discuss his views on the emerging imperial presidency.

Puppet Problems: Missing the Point on Karzai

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Cobble

Push your Congressperson to vote no on the Afghanistan funding. Push him or her to support Rep. Jim McGovern's "flexible timetable" exit strategy proposal. And join PDA's brownbags to end the war. After all, if even the puppet's saying no, shouldn't we?

Glenn Beck's Book Bumped From Amazon #1 by Progressive's First Book

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

Daybreak was written by first time author and progressive activist David Swanson.

David Swanson's Daybreak Is Chart-Topping Inspiration

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Linda Milazzo

A journey through Daybreak is an educational awakening, and an alert to the misdeeds of those we've elected. It's a clarification of why these deeds are wrong, why they must be challenged, and how they can be changed.

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?

Take Action: Demand an Exit Strategy in Afghanistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

As Congress prepares to authorize $550 billion in military spending -- more than Bush ever requested -- Rep. Jim McGovern is proposing a bill that requires an exit strategy.

Why I Criticized Code Pink

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Many activists are more concerned with feeling good about themselves than being effective.

What if Instead of the Nuremberg Trials There Was Only a Truth Commission?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As some liberals make the case against a Special Prosecutor, the lawyers who fought for the release of the torture memos push back and explain why prosecutions are the only response.

Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

The UN has indicated that Obama's refusal to prosecute torturers may be a violation of International law.