John Stauber

John Stauber founded the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Media & Democracy and its newsmagazine PR Watch in 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to his retirement from CMD in 2009, Stauber co-authored six books for them including the 2003 New York Times bestseller Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq. He continues now as an independent investigative writer, public speaker and democracy advocate whose leadership on controversial public issues began in high school when he organized to end the U.S. war in Vietnam and for the first Earth Day. He has begun or worked with many non-profit public interest groups.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 6:36am
America's Mad Cow Crisis
Americans might remember that when the first mad cow was confirmed in the United States in December, 2003, it was major news. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had been petitioned for years by lawyers from farm and consumer groups I worked with to stop the cannibal feeding practices that transmit this horrible, always fatal, human and animal dementia. When the first cow was found in Washington state, the government said it would stop such feeding, and the media went away. But once the cameras were off and the repo
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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 9:52am
"Occupy Obama" Could Turn Up Heat on the Democrats
President Barack Obama is no longer running unchallenged in all the major primary states, thanks to activists in Iowa who are focusing their Occupy Wall Street activism onto the headquarters of the Obama for President campaign office this Saturday, October 22, in Des Moines .
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Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 9:49am
Chez Sludge: How the Sewage Sludge Industry Bedded Alice Waters
The celebrity chef Alice Waters is probably the world's most famous advocate of growing and eating local, Organic food.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 9:42am
Tea Party Money-Bomb Elects Scott Brown, Blows-Up Obamacare
Six months ago the vocal factions of the Tea Party revolt organized among anti-Obama right wingers were mostly an annoyance to the Democratic Party .
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Friday, January 15, 2010 - 10:24am
Where's the Outrage Over Obama's Health Care Propagandist, Jonathan Gruber?
US News and World Report blogger Peter Roff is comparing the Obama Administration 's payments to
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 3:09pm
Beyond MoveOn: Using the Internet for Real Change
Recently the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice asked me to write an article for them with my ideas of how grassroots activists could better use the internet for real change. As a member of the group, I was happy to tackle that assignment, and here are my thoughts.
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