Tag Archives: Al Franken

▶ Palestine Supporters Confront Sen Franken In Tense Phone Call

A video of the full conversation with Senator Al Franken and antiwar activists is included below. By  BILL SOREM  The Uptake  August 1, 2014     Palestine supporters in Minnesota got to directly vent their anger at Sen. Al Franken over his support for Israel in its conflict with Palestine. The Palestine supporters were part of a group […]

Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken: Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza

For many outside the U.S. Senate, the discovery that even progressive stalwarts such as Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Al Franken, D-Minn., voted for the resolution is more than disappointing. It does more than confirm U.S. Senate support for Israel. It pushes that statement beyond any rational or ethical or moral framework imaginable. […]

Chris Hedges> The Treason of the Intellectuals

The Treason of the Intellectuals “These liberal warmongers, 10 years later, remain both clueless about their moral bankruptcy and cloyingly sanctimonious. They have the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocents on their hands.” By Chris Hedges  Posted on Mar 31, 2013  truthdig.com The rewriting of history by the power elite was painfully evident as the nation marked the 10th […]

Forum Video> “Ending Torture Now: Moving Forward by Looking Backward”

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/47632993″>August 13, 2012 Torture Accountability Forum with Rep. Keith Ellison, D-MN</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user544655″>Thomas Dickinson</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p> From Coleen Rowley via Tackling Torture at the Top Here is the entire forum held in connection with the 10 year anniversary of the “torture memos” on Monday, August 13, 2012, “Ending Torture Now: Moving Forward […]

Sen. Franken and Conservatives Unite to Fight Indefinite Detention

Sen. Franken and Conservatives Unite to Fight Indefinite Detention By Joe Picard and Jeremy Herb, The Hill    28 January 12     RSN trange bedfellows on Capitol Hill, ranging from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.), are joining forces to change controversial detainee language that was signed into law by President Obama last […]

Star Tribune Editorial: Challenge Iran with diplomacy, isolation & Action & Call-in Day, January 18

Editorial: Challenge Iran with diplomacy, isolation Note for Twin Citians:  Come to the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge Vigil this Wednesday, January 18, to say “No New Wars.”  4:30-5;30. We also urge you to take some time on Wednesday, January 18, to send a message to our two senators, Amy Klobuchar (612-727-5220) and Al Franken (651-221-1016) telling them […]

Sen. Franken Questions FBI Director Mueller About National Security Letters

Franken was apparently the only Senator to even question Robert Mueller about civil liberties in regard to Obama’s request that Mueller be extended for 2 more years.   —Coleen Rowley

Weiner: Psy-Ops on Congress?

Another possible take on Weiner:  Psy-Ops on Congress We were having coffee and wondering about Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent unfortunate scenario as a sting operation. Congressman Weiner: 1) Becomes a most effective political “salesman” for Obama’s healthcare plan, 2) Becomes a target for discrediting by operatives who research the congressman’s vulnerabilities and try a sex […]