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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of transparency and the ability to accurately check and authenticate the vote cast, these systems can alter election results and therefore are simply antithetical to democratic principles and functioning.


Since the pivotal 2004 Presidential election, Joan has come to see the connection between a broken election system, a dysfunctional, corporate media and a total lack of campaign finance reform. This has led her to enlarge the parameters of her writing to include interviews with whistle-blowers and articulate others who give a view quite different from that presented by the mainstream media. She also turns the spotlight on activists and ordinary folks who are striving to make a difference, to clean up and improve their corner of the world. By focusing on these intrepid individuals, she gives hope and inspiration to those who might otherwise be turned off and alienated. She also interviews people in the arts in all their variations - authors, journalists, filmmakers, actors, playwrights, and artists. Why? The bottom line: without art and inspiration, we lose one of the best parts of ourselves. And we're all in this together. If Joan can keep even one of her fellow citizens going another day, she considers her job well done.

When Joan hit one million page views, OEN Managing Editor, Meryl Ann Butler interviewed her, turning interviewer briefly into interviewee. Read the interview here.


While the news is often quite depressing, Joan nevertheless strives to maintain her mantra: "Grab life now in an exuberant embrace!"

Joan has been Election Integrity Editor for OpEdNews since December, 2005. Her articles also appear at Huffington Post, RepublicMedia.TV and Scoop.co.nz.

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Chuck Pennacchio Friday, August 19, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Inside/Outside the DNC in Philly with Sanders Delegate Chuck Pennacchio It must be clearly understood that the DNC managers, similar to most state party chairs, and most MSM reporters in the Wells Fargo Center, approached Bernie delegates as unwelcome guests, troublemakers, and recalcitrant children. Not surprisingly, therefore, I witnessed, and personally experienced, numerous acts of physical intimidation, protest-sign destruction, blocked re-entrance, and seat displacement.
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), Progressives (12 Articles, 22644 views), Overcoming Challenges (40 Articles, 63043 views) (View All Series)

Sarah Fleisch Fink Friday, August 12, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Expecting Better: The National Partnership for Women & Families For 45 years, we have fought for every major federal policy advance that has helped women and families. We promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of their jobs and families. Our goal is to create a society [where] no family is without quality, affordable health care and real economic security.
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views), health care (9 Articles, 18026 views) (View All Series)

Maria Luisa Mendonca Thursday, August 11, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Beyond the Olympics: An Inside Look at Brazil's Political Crisis The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, which is happening during the Olympics, serves to distract voters from a power grab by right-wing politicians. Rousseff is not facing any corruption charges. Mainstream media in Brazil has played a major role in the impeachment process by creating the idea that Rousseff's removal from office was needed to solve the economic crisis.
Series: Corruption (27 Articles, 61865 views), journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), Military/Foreign Policy (20 Articles, 32708 views) (View All Series)

Carlos Miller Wednesday, August 10, 2016 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Despite Cops' Best Efforts, Photography Is [Still] Not A Crime I spotted a group of 5 Miami police officers making an arrest and decided to take some photos... I reminded them this was a "public street," which prompted them to come after me, leaving the other guy alone. I ended up getting pounced on and beat up, my head bashed into the sidewalk several times, before they locked me up... I launched Photography is Not a Crime to proclaim my innocence and to document my trial.
Series: Police (8 Articles, 15790 views), journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views) (View All Series)

peace journalist Bob Koehler Thursday, August 4, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Reaching Beyond the Candidates with Bob Koehler I think politics as usual is under serious assault. Bernie gave Hillary an extraordinary challenge.... [He] ran as a serious candidate, articulating values that progressives haven't seen addressed at this level in many decades. I think the public is ready for profound change. This could, of course, be disastrous. Trump is a maniac. The challenge is to keep the Bernie revolution alive, indeed, to expand it.
Series: Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), Donald Trump (4 Articles, 4078 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views) (View All Series)

David Gibbs Saturday, July 23, 2016 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Trump Might Actually Be Right About NATO?? America's hundreds of overseas bases in Europe and elsewhere constitute a real drain on the living standards of middle and low income people in the US, and do little to enhance security. Indeed, one could argue that most security threats the US faces today results from previous failed interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. Perhaps Trump's criticisms of NATO will help trigger a more generalized debate on foreign policy
Series: election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), Donald Trump (4 Articles, 4078 views), Military/Foreign Policy (20 Articles, 32708 views) (View All Series)

Greg Coleridge Friday, July 22, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Did You Catch Cleveland People's Justice & Peace Convention? The mission statement: "Current public policies disproportionately benefit corporations and the wealthiest individuals and promote and expand US militarism, while the concerns of the vast majority of people are ignored, distorted and/or manipulated for political and/or economic gain. The People's Convention will include a diversity of voices to lift up issues and problems that the RNC and DNC will not authentically address."
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views), justice (24 Articles, 37058 views) (View All Series)

Ernest A. Canning Sunday, July 17, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Courts Order Re-Do of Presidential Election - WHAT?! The most important thing to come out of the recent Austrian Constitutional Court decision is its elimination of the need to prove that a particular result was fraudulent. The key to election integrity lies in the ability to eliminate the "possibility" of a rigged outcome by ensuring transparency in how votes are tallied. Hopefully, that foreign decision will lead us to re-evaluate how we approach our own elections here.
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), Court System (25 Articles, 33991 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views) (View All Series)

Gilbert Doctorow Saturday, July 16, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Brussels-Based American Journalist Weighs In on Brexit Even the most stupid leading figures in the European Institutions are now saying that the EU must reinvent itself to emerge from this crisis stronger. However, with the same weak and unpopular leaders who got the EU into the mess with Britain, one cannot expect bold and creative solutions. it is more likely that the crisis only will grow deeper now as other countries face voter revolts and calls for referendums to leave.
Series: Brexit (2 Articles, 1892 views), journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views)

No Future Sunday, July 10, 2016 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Does FBI Director Comey Think Hillary Clinton Is Above the Law? We have a right to be outraged that Director Comey explained his actions with such an obviously flawed rationale in the face of very public evidence documenting Clinton's violation of law and intent to do so. Don't we rate first-rate lies for these grand deceptions by the power elite? Are they just throwing out any excuse as a matter of form? Do they really think we're stupid enough to buy this?
Series: Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), ethics (10 Articles, 32573 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views) (View All Series)

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore Saturday, July 9, 2016 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pentagon Lifts Ban on Trans in Military - Good Idea or Not? To me, it is not a victory for trans people, or for anyone else, to become part of one of the central institutions of global oppression. The US military is currently bombing Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and who knows how many other countries around the world. That some out trans person might soon be able to press buttons in Nevada to destroy a village in Somalia or Pakistan is not progress.
Series: authors (30 Articles, 39140 views), Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), Military/Foreign Policy (20 Articles, 32708 views) (View All Series)

ARE THE CLINTONS BEING PLAYED?  Will We See Their House of Cards Collapse Very Soo Monday, July 4, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Are the Clintons Being Played?" YouTube Fairy Tale Combo of Fact and Surmise My goal was to cheer up Bernie's voters, especially after the California results showing again voter suppression, rigging and complicit mainstream media blatantly omitting important facts...Not only all MSM were not reporting accurately but they were frequently mocking him for his age, his hair, his shoes, his suits, for his "utopian" ideas, for being a democrat socialist, for waving his finger when he spoke.
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views) (View All Series)

Robin Hahnel Wednesday, June 29, 2016 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Understanding Brexit ....We are going to have to fight even harder to prevent Trump from winning because Trump will be able to paint Hillary as part of the establishment, which she very much has been. The lesson from Brexit is how deep anti-establishment sentiment is right now. People need to take this US election far more seriously than most. Not because Hillary is that good.... because Trump is that dangerous for America and the world.
Series: election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), Brexit (2 Articles, 1892 views), Donald Trump (4 Articles, 4078 views) (View All Series)

Donald Trump Tuesday, June 28, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Todd Gitlin: Despite Trump's Mega Press Coverage, Much Still Untold As for whether the GOP will deny the nomination to Trump, I'm almost certain they won't. To do so, they'd have to agree on a Plan B. Who would that be? They could no more easily settle on a replacement than they could settle on a nominee who wasn't Trump in the first place. As for excitements, it's a safe bet, but if I knew which they'd be, I'd already have placed my bets. Expect the unexpected.
Series: Donald Trump (4 Articles, 4078 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), ethics (10 Articles, 32573 views) (View All Series)

Image created from image crediting Monday, June 27, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pot-Powered Family Business, Growing Like a Weed in Denver People come to us because we have already made the mistakes and learned from them. We help those with the desire, money and business savvy and want to get into our industry but need the "know how" to do so. We have consulted in over 40 states and have approximately 30 clients across the US. We are really picking up steam with this company and branching out to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Jamaica and even Puerto Rico.
Series: Overcoming Challenges (40 Articles, 63043 views), Entrepreneurs (26 Articles, 36427 views), Careers (53 Articles, 66043 views) (View All Series)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Sunday, June 26, 2016 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Three in the Bed: Media Collusion with DNC and Hillary Leaked This is likely the biggest untold story of the 2016 primary. Hacked DNC emails showed that the DNC was favoring Clinton as early as May 26, 2015. This is significant, as Sanders entered the race as a Democrat in April, so the party had known about [his] candidacy for over a month at the time the email was written... These emails show that Debbie Wasserman Schultz's constant claims of neutrality were completely false.
Series: Corruption (27 Articles, 61865 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views) (View All Series)

Elliot Crown Saturday, June 18, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who Uses Puppets for Political Protest? Meet Elliot Crown I make highly theatrical puppets, employing familiar cultural icons, to spread progressive ideas in the press. It's a formula. Since any artwork is open to interpretation, mainstream corporate media images can often SHOW what they will not, literally, SAY. I call it the "art loophole." And I think most journalists privately lean left and are glad to publish a progressive image if given the chance. I operate in that space.
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), Careers (53 Articles, 66043 views), Creativity (25 Articles, 29673 views) (View All Series)

Liza Featherstone Wednesday, June 15, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Timely New Book Examines HRC's Faux Feminism I'm very tired of seeing feminism weaponized by the Clinton campaign and its supporters in defense of such a bloodthirsty agenda. But in a way the 2016 primary was very positive because it showed that both feminism and socialism could be proper subjects for public discourse, and that both were quite popular! Since those are two of the most important global movements for human liberation, I think that's pretty good news.
Series: Military/Foreign Policy (20 Articles, 32708 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), ethics (10 Articles, 32573 views) (View All Series)

Marcy Wheeler Tuesday, June 14, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Snowden the Daniel Ellsberg of Our Time? Marcie Wheeler Interview I've never met Snowden so can't speak to who he is. He has said he leaked these documents to give people a say in the surveillance done in his name, though his detractors certainly challenge that. Whatever his motivation, he did make it possible to have such a debate.Even his critics admit that now. Former Attorney General Eric Holder recently said Snowden had performed a public service for setting off that debate.
Series: NSA/surveillance (5 Articles, 6518 views), Privacy (2 Articles, 1694 views), Whistleblowers (26 Articles, 48888 views) (View All Series)

Stephen Fox Friday, June 3, 2016 (39 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Stephen Fox's "Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Help Him Win!" There are so many unanswered questions. I recall asking the news editor of the NYC AP Bureau how many times they had spoken with the two ladies who took the rap for the purging, and what did they have to say about who pressured them or bribed them. He replied that they had never talked to them at all. Are all Americans and NYers in particular anesthetized and inoculated against any more scandals involving the front runner?
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views) (View All Series)

SMART ALEC Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
SMART ALEC - Lobbying for Good - Targets Affordable Housing We want to create a new type of progressive policymaking, that is transparent and open and also that involves average citizens in the process of coming up with the very ideas that we promote....Lobbying has become a bad word, but in fact, we have to do everything we can to empower people so that they can meaningfully lobby their elected officials. We want to reclaim lobbying for the average person.
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), Homelessness/Housing (3 Articles, 3504 views), legislation (20 Articles, 30852 views) (View All Series)

Tiffany Ferguson Monday, May 30, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
When Tiffany Talks, People Listen: Socially Unacceptable, the Vlog Hillary has received millions in campaign contributions from the wealthy, from lobbyists, and from Wall St. I believe she will put the needs of those people and industries first I worry about what she says behind closed doors and what promises she makes. I agree with Bernie on nearly every issue and most importantly, I believe that he stays true to his beliefs and won't change his stance because of lobbyists or personal greed.
Series: Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views) (View All Series)

Hillary Clinton Testimony To House Select Committee on Benghazi Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FOIA Reveals SoS Clinton Promoted Global Fracking The irony: fracking has only reached commercial-scale levels in the US, Argentina, Canada and China. Everywhere else, due to either geology or low oil prices, it has failed. So in some ways, GSGI was a mission failed. But it does show that this type of activity could continue under a Hillary Clinton Administration, just as it did under Obama's. And that is nothing but bad news from a climate change and ecological perspective.
Series: Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), ethics (10 Articles, 32573 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views) (View All Series)

Netra Halperin Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Did $6.5m Property Deal Lead to Disenfranchisement of 126k Registered Brooklyn Democrats? The property sale info is public record. The relationship between Lowey and Clinton is public record. The fact that the purges were a bipartisan, purposeful action appears to be accepted by the BOE, which put both clerks on suspension. The "proof" that they were involved could be in Clinton's email that the FBI is in possession of. There is definitely enough probable cause to investigate,
Series: Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), Corruption (27 Articles, 61865 views), ethics (10 Articles, 32573 views) (View All Series)

Jonathan Simon Sunday, May 22, 2016 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jonathan Simon, Election CyberTheft Expert, Discusses 2016 Presidential Race Harvey Wasserman has coined the term "strip and flip" for the strategy of using voter suppression schemes to bring the election within smell-test rigging distance and then direct computerized votecount manipulation to finish the job. It looks very much like this is what was done to Sanders--who was on an historic roll and of course was the only candidate of either party who posed any real danger to the corporate oligarchy.
Series: Karl Rove (5 Articles, 10761 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), Corruption (27 Articles, 61865 views) (View All Series)

Bill Clinton Saturday, May 21, 2016 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Might Appoint Bill to Be Her JOBS CZAR - Really?! The irony is that she wants to appoint a person, Bill Clinton, who signed NAFTA and championed free trade....It's kind of like suggesting that the person who opened up the barn door and let all the horses out - arguing that it would be good for the farm - is supremely qualified to round them up and return them to the barn after they have already fled to distant lands.
Series: Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views) (View All Series)

Dr. Stephanie J. Woolhandler Friday, May 20, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Doctor Fires Back at Urban Institute's Attack on Single Payer (and Bernie) Single payer would do a better job of controlling costs so that it would save money in the long run.It would not be possible to pass single payer with the current Congress but that can be said about any health reform, including those advocated by Clinton.Big Pharma and big insurance will oppose single payer but we do still live in a democracy. A popular movement for change, along with the right political leadership can achieve
Series: health care (9 Articles, 18026 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views) (View All Series)

Hillary Clinton, June 2012 Thursday, May 19, 2016 (73 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Ticking Clinton Time Bomb The Repubs are licking their lips and lying in wait.They're planning to make a very big deal out of both the email scandal and the Clinton Fdn's troubles, but it makes sense for them to wait until the start of the election to do so. My goal is to get the facts about the scandal widely known prior to the Democratic Convention.Then, Dems still have a chance to jump ship from Clinton to Sanders, or even to someone else like Biden
Series: Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), ethics (10 Articles, 32573 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views) (View All Series)

HRC testifies at House Select Committe on Benghazi Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Did Clinton Foundation Pimp Out State Department? Consider that nearly 200 major donors to the foundation also had important business that was influenced by State Department decisions at a time when Hillary Clinton was running the department. How can we know if those donations had an influence or not? As Vox has put it, "Ultimately, it is impossible to tell where one end of the two-headed Clinton political and philanthropic operation ends and where the other begins."
Series: journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 47818 views) (View All Series)

story of Hillary's email that won't go away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary's "Damn" Emails? Or "Damning" Emails? A year ago, I easily could have voted for Hillary. But after reading in depth about her email scandal and what the Clinton Foundation has done, and then coming to the conclusion that she had to be guilty of multiple serious crimes, how could I possibly support her? Naturally, I became a vocal supporter of Sanders. If you knew that someone living on your street was a criminal, wouldn't you feel compelled to warn your neighbors?
Series: behavior/psychology (17 Articles, 21418 views), Corruption (27 Articles, 61865 views), Crime (5 Articles, 9071 views) (View All Series)

Greg Palast Thursday, May 12, 2016 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Your Vote: Raped and Pillaged - OEN Interviews Greg Palast Arizona was unusual only in that WHITE people waited hours in line to vote... Look at the 1.4 million votes "spoiled." They are cast but not counted--because of all kinds of crazy nonsense to disqualify a ballot. Now, if it were random it wouldn't affect elections. But here are the facts; The US Civil Rights Commission found that the chance your ballot will spoil is 900% higher if you're black than if you're white.
Series: Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), Election/Voting (5 Articles, 8939 views), film (12 Articles, 17128 views) (View All Series)

Reich and Kornbluth Friday, May 6, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Robert Reich and Jake Kornbluth: Off to Save Capitalism Our new long form project: Saving Capitalism. We started "Inequality Media", that makes short videos explaining the economy in a way everyone can understand. The real story is what the rules of the market are, and who they benefit and who they hurt.Last year, we had a goal of 15 million views, and we wound up hitting 25...The work on this is ongoing and difficult, but I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.
Series: Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views), Documentary (28 Articles, 32076 views) (View All Series)

AFGE Participates in #StopFastTrack Rallies Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (26 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Russ Baker: Bernie's Strength of Character Has HURT His Campaign I found that Clinton backers were not really differentiating between the candidates on their personal nature, their very real decisions and philosophical cores, their historical allies and funders...But the point the Times made, albeit very buried, was that Sanders had failed to seize on some key opportunities to damage Clinton and stand further apart from her, though he could have -- because of his own essential decency.
Series: Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), behavior/psychology (17 Articles, 21418 views) (View All Series)

Bernie Sanders/Hilary Clinton Sunday, April 17, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Devil in the Details: Poll Results Clinton Does NOT Want You to See The more interesting aspect of that poll was how unpopular it showed Clinton to be. This is the other facet of the secret hiding in full sight -- not only does she not poll as well as Sanders against the Republicans, but people flat out don't like her. And we see this nationwide.So we have to congratulate the Clinton people for maintaining the widely-held perception that this unloved candidate is the best option the Dems have.
Series: Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views) (View All Series)

Secretary Clinton Making a Press Announcement Saturday, April 16, 2016 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Audacity of Nope: Clinton's Nix on Transparency For many years we Dems have been saying that the Clintons are unfairly hunted by the Right that we have failed to question whether either of them is very regularly wise in their personal dealings or handling of public scrutiny. I know Mr. Clinton is not, and I have come to conclude Mrs. Clinton is not either-which is especially worrying considering that she and her husband employ a massive team of handlers whose very job it is
Series: Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views) (View All Series)

French edition of 'Queen of Chaos': 'This was my choice.  It shows Hillary arriving in Libya two days before Gaddafi was Thursday, April 14, 2016 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary's Time-Bomb: Wars, Lies, and Secrets Hillary has skillfully marketed herself, with help from her friends. I have noted elsewhere that she is not a presidential candidate because of her experience. Rather her experience was designed to make her a presidential candidate. A CV with Senator from New York and Secretary of State looks unbeatable. But the record is actually disastrous.
Series: Military/Foreign Policy (20 Articles, 32708 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), Author/books (33 Articles, 47769 views) (View All Series)

Bernie Sanders - Caricature Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Peter B. Collins: The Swiftboating of Bernie I've interviewed him many times, including the hour-long "Brunch with Bernie" when I subbed for Thom Hartmann on his radio show.He's smart and tenacious, and can weather the attacks.I just saw a series of really nasty tweets aimed at Jane Sanders that are, well, crude and revolting.But I think they can handle it.[He] needs to release his full tax returns, and to sharpen his foreign policy positions and not yield that to HRC.
Series: journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views) (View All Series)

Dean Baker Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economist Dean Baker Dissects Bernie's NY Daily News Interview Since someone just sent me the transcript of the Clinton interview, let me take the opportunity to make a contrast. Clinton['s response] is complete and total nonsense...If the media treated Clinton in the same way as Sanders, she would be a national laughing stock for this answer. But in all probability no one will pay attention. Anyhow, you can blame Sanders for not recognizing that he would be held to a much higher standard
Series: journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views) (View All Series)

Paul Ryan Caricature Monday, April 11, 2016 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is There a President Paul Ryan on the Horizon? We have to face the reality that both Hillary and Bernie face serious obstacles to the presidency. Many of their supporters have been assuming a cakewalk against Donald Trump. But if he goes into the GOP convention without a clear majority there's a strong reality that the nominee could be Paul Ryan. I'm not sure either Bernie or Hillary could beat him in a rigged election.
Series: Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views) (View All Series)

Robert Pollin Friday, April 8, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economist Robert Pollin: Bernie Will Create Green New Deal I am convinced that Sanders has a credible approach for advancing a Green New Deal and has the commitment to fight for it. He will also have a massive political movement behind him that he has ignited. The total history of both Bill and Hillary Clinton is to cozy up to big business and do their bidding, while throwing out concessions to everyone else, as needed, to advance their own political careers.
Series: Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views), economy (17 Articles, 30030 views) (View All Series)

Marcy Wheeler Saturday, April 2, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Feds vs. Apple: What's Really Going On Here? Let's not kid ourselves: Apple is doing this because their business model depends on people being able to trust the security of their smart phones. They're not doing this just to be a good citizen! But on this, Apple is on the right side, yes, and Apple does make more effort to make their devices secure than some other companies. People can best think of this in terms of what thieves could get if they stole your smart phone...
Series: journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), Federal (7 Articles, 10113 views), Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views) (View All Series)

ISIS-Linked Events in Europe: January 2014-December 4, 2015 Friday, April 1, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Brussels-Based Journalist on Belgian Terror Attacks Belgian newspapers carry the story [today] that the government has not met all the demands of the airport police regarding tighter control of all access to Zaventem and the police refuse to go back to work. Bravo for their actions. The latest poll released today shows that the population here is as confused on the nature of the terrorist threat we face as are people in the USA or otherwise at a great distance from Belgium.
Series: behavior/psychology (17 Articles, 21418 views), journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), terrorism (6 Articles, 6685 views) (View All Series)

Seth Abramson Sunday, March 27, 2016 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Abramson Claims: "Sanders is Winning;" Could He Be Right? The Sanders campaign is right now marshaling hard data for their summer pitch to super-delegates. They can already claim that they out-perform Clinton among independents; in national polling vs Trump; in battleground-state polling vs Trump; among working-class men; and among millennials. This article adds to these powerful arguments: that in battleground states, Bernie Sanders more often wins the Election Day vote.
Series: Overcoming Challenges (40 Articles, 63043 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views) (View All Series)

Dick Cheney Now Available in Female Sunday, March 27, 2016 (20 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Coleen Rowley: "HRC is a Neocon" I urge readers to check out HillaryIsANeocon.com. There's a reason that the founder of PNAC, Robert Kagan and other neocon warhawks are now backing (and advising) Clinton over the other presidential candidates and it's not because she's a "true progressive" or a realist. Just the opposite. They know they can depend upon her to continue to wage wars and support "regime changes" around the world based on her solid track record.
Series: election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), Military/Foreign Policy (20 Articles, 32708 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views) (View All Series)

Erik Altieri, on RT's Big Picture with Thom Hartmann Wednesday, March 23, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Agenda Project Action Fund Feels the Bern We think of ourselves as part of a broader progressive community and that our voice is an amplification of that community. We decided the best route was to pursue direct democracy and allow our supporters to weigh in. As votes began pouring in, the results were staggering. Bernie Sanders ended up garnering 97% of the public vote, a rather astounding mandate from our followers. The path forward was clear: join the revolution.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 56008 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views) (View All Series)

Hillary Clinton 2012 Monday, March 21, 2016 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hope or Hustle in the Primaries - An Interview with Michael Collins To paraphrase the Bible, we shall know her by her works. Hillary Clinton is a dangerous leader. If elected president, she has the potential to ruin much more than two countries.... Sanders is not a bought-and-sold politician. He has a philosophy and worldview that favors the vast majority of people. Therefore, the people who fund the Democrats and Republicans get nervous when they see someone doing well who isn't for sale.
Series: Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 47818 views), ethics (10 Articles, 32573 views) (View All Series)

Bob Koehler Thursday, March 17, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bob Koehler, Peace Journalist, Feels the Bern I do believe that profound changes are coming, a la the '60s and maybe even bigger. I truly hope the movement connected to Bernie's candidacy will stay alive whether he wins or loses. Democracy is about participation in the future. Let's not quit on this or leave it to the "experts" and the special interests. Let's not just rebuild but transform this society into one that has the Golden Rule at its core. Go Bernie! Peace!
Series: election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), Bernie Sanders (28 Articles, 63042 views), grassroots (30 Articles, 56008 views) (View All Series)

Is this how it works? Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What Does the FOX Say? How My Dad Was Brainwashed "The Brainwashing of My Dad" is a story about both the transformation of my father after his discovery of right-wing media, and the history and tricks of the trade behind that media. I look at how the media changed over the last 30-40 years through the lens of my father. It's no accident that it became as right leaning as it did. It's also no accident that simultaneously the country became so divided.
Series: journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), Exploitation (29 Articles, 47818 views), Documentary (28 Articles, 32076 views) (View All Series)

Lauren and Bernie, Columbus OH rally, 3.13.16 Monday, March 14, 2016 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Five-Hour Wait in the Rain, But Bernie Was Worth It! What made me pay attention to politics was having a daughter, the hatred Trump was spreading and police brutality. What would America be like for my daughter with a president like Trump? Will my husband survive a routine traffic stop these days? I was looking for a candidate that was going to bring our country back t ogether and that's what I saw in Bernie, a genuine, honest person who was bringing every kind of race together.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 56008 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views) (View All Series)

Frank Hammer Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Understanding Bernie's "Yuge" Michigan Upset The coalition that successfully elected Pres. Obama to the White House twice is being tested in 2016.It was successful because so many white voters, led by the young,got behind his candidacy in unity with African Americans, Latinos.This time a successful strategy will require all to coalesce behindSanders if the Democrats hope to win in the fall. Hillary Clinton,with her compromised stand on free trade agreements won't cut it
Series: Overcoming Challenges (40 Articles, 63043 views), environmental (16 Articles, 28455 views), Election/Voting (5 Articles, 8939 views) (View All Series)

Joyce Henricks Thursday, March 3, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Aged to Perfection" Tackles Challenges for Seniors So many times we think we're helping elderly people by doing everything for them, making their lives "comfortable", when what they want is a sense of purpose, or at least something to do. I found that happen in my own life... I think that being idle, which sounds wonderful when you're too busy, gets boring quite quickly. And--I don't have any evidence of this!--but I think it ages you.
Series: Aging (3 Articles, 3004 views), authors (30 Articles, 39140 views), Creativity (25 Articles, 29673 views) (View All Series)

From flickr.co Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (20 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Robert Reich: Clinton Can't Achieve Magnitude of Change Needed; Sanders Can Incrementalism no longer works. Income, wealth, and political power continue to concentrate at the top -- and reinforce each other. This can't be reversed unless a large # of Americans demand it to be -- which requires bold ideas, a strong political movement, and tenacity. The practical choice isn't small adjustments vs. big change [but] whether they come through the democratic process or through authoritarian populism [Trump]
Series: Overcoming Challenges (40 Articles, 63043 views), Hillary Clinton (25 Articles, 69720 views), grassroots (30 Articles, 56008 views) (View All Series)

Mark Karlin Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Scalia Lovefest? Not So Fast The 2016 battle over a SC nominee is going to be as political as an actual issue of confirmation. Both the Repubs and the Dems are going to use the nomination politically as proof of how important it is their voters turn out, because the next president will pick the crucial swing vote. I don't see any circumstances in which the Senate Repubs would allow an Obama nominee to be seated, unless it was someone like Rick Santorum.
Series: Court System (25 Articles, 33991 views), Corruption (27 Articles, 61865 views), journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views) (View All Series)

Brett Mandel, all grown up Monday, February 15, 2016 (35 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Flashback to Bernie Sanders, College Professor The unique aspect about his class was that he kicked us off campus to visit nearby Utica to interact with city officials and residents to see the human side of urban policy. What strikes me when I hear him speak on the campaign trail -- these aren't ideas we are debating or policy abstracts we are discussing, they are people with lives that will either be better or worse depending on what we are doing.
Series: mentor (3 Articles, 3421 views), Empowerment (38 Articles, 41392 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views) (View All Series)

Candidate Bern Sunday, February 14, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Economist: Sanders Plan Means Millions of New Jobs First, I could do this because he is running an issues campaign and has presented a coherent economic program where we can do this type of analysis. Second, this is a global analysis: the various attacks on him have all been on particular aspects: too many taxes or too much spending. But the program needs to be assessed as a whole.Third, I used conventional methods and standard assumptions. No hocus-pocus or voodoo economics.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 56008 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views) (View All Series)

Morris Pearl Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
"Tax Us. Please!" 200 Patriotic Millionaires Beg We've published a short book available at our website, no charge. We have been working with journalists, like you, to get our story out. Fortunately, in the mainstream media apparently everyone believes that all wealthy people are greedy, and only care about their short term pecuniary interests, so it's newsworthy when we are a counterexample. We also do direct lobbying; we had a lobby day about three months ago in DC.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 56008 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views), Activism (136 Articles, 208829 views) (View All Series)

Wasserman Friday, February 5, 2016 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Can Bernie Survive "Strip & Flip"? [Bernie's strong showing in Iowa] is definitely a victory for Bernie and the reality is that we have a strong core of people in this country who know the system is rigged and are unhappy about it. Bernie has talked about the economic system being rigged but we really need to grasp that the vote count is also rigged.
Series: grassroots (30 Articles, 56008 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views) (View All Series)

Bob Koehler Friday, January 29, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Peace Journalist Bob Koehler on Presidential Politics and the American Soul That's [what] I noted about Martin Luther King and his 1967 Riverside Church address. It's still excruciatingly relevant half a century later, even though the war spewing poison into our soul is a different war. We're still pursuing the interests of empire, still letting our cities go to hell, still ignoring virtually all our social problems and, oh yeah, creating new ones. Think Flint, Michigan's poisoned water supply.
Series: Military/Foreign Policy (20 Articles, 32708 views), journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), Election Integrity (37 Articles, 80396 views) (View All Series)

David Swanson Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bernie and the Media: No Love Lost I never thought the media would try to hound Bernie out of the race until Jan. or Feb., because obviously a "race" makes for better ratings and easier "reporting" for them. Whether Bernie threatens media power really remains to be seen. If the media continues and expands on its recent attacks, and he doesn't go down, then yes Bernie will have been a threat to the media's power, as well as a threat to my view of media's power.
Series: journalism (68 Articles, 118291 views), election campaign (24 Articles, 52237 views), economic inequity (43 Articles, 68529 views) (View All Series)

Sarah Leibov Monday, January 25, 2016 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Welcome to the World of Feldenkrais It's a true blessing to be able to share my passion and interest in Feldenkrais with others, but it's really just the icing on the cake. What I have gained from my teacher training goes far beyond the rewards of teaching and sharing my newfound knowledge. It has completely revolutionized my life, improving my relationships and making me a genuinely happier person.I refer to the training as "self actualization on fast forward."
Series: Sport/Fitness/Health (4 Articles, 5005 views), health (22 Articles, 38126 views), Empowerment (38 Articles, 41392 views) (View All Series)

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