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Mockery and Empathy

By David Swanson

"The American Dream: Walking in the Shoes of Carnies, Arms Dealers, Immigrant Dreamers, Pot Farmers, and Christian Believers," looks on the cover like a collection of serious social commentary from liberal publisher Nation Books. Unless the author's name Harmon Leon is familiar to you.

Vincent Bugliosi in Charlottesville, Virginia, October 16th

Vincent Bugliosi: The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

WHEN: Thursday. October 16, 2008 7 pm

WHERE: Albemarle County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road

COST: $5 Suggested Donation-no one turned away!

Listen to Gorilla Radio

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Jay Mowat, Danny Schechter, David Swanson Mon. S29, 2008

ACORN Is Right, Lou Dobbs Is Wrong

By David Swanson

In this video clip, Lou Dobbs of CNN tries to blame the community group ACORN, for which I used to work, for the crimes of Wall Street and of predatory lenders, not to mention Congress:

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

By David Swanson

Why would anyone phone the United States and ask for lawyers, guns, and money? Primarily because, other than bad movies, that's most of what the United States produces. What else could you phone home for if you wanted to? We produce weapons and movies about weapons and weapons that were in movies about weapons, and so on .

Radio Tonight

I'm expecting to be on the Peter B Collins show around 8:30 p.m. tonight, Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook around 8:40 p.m., and Air America with Christianne Brown around 9:00 p.m.

Bailout Round II: A New Shade of Lipstick

The House of Representatives voted down Paulson's Plunder on Monday, 225 to 208. Here's why:

We demanded a No vote and for the first time in recent memory we were listened to. Thank you! Three cheers for the American people!

Why the Bailout Vote May Fail

By David Swanson

Today's vote on the Paulson Plunder Act of 2008 may fail. It should. You should help block it by phoning your representative right now at (202) 224-3121 and promising to vote for them in November only if they vote NO on this grand larceny today. We do have a chance at winning on this and blocking this bill. Here's why.