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October 3rd, 2009

A Great Opening Night -- Do Not Put Off Seeing "Capitalism: A Love Story" -- GO TONIGHT! All of Wall Street is Watching!

Friends, Thank you, all of you, who packed the theaters across North America last night to see my new film. The movie houses were rockin'! The national movie exit poll company announced this morning that the audiences in America gave "Capitalism: A Love Story" a rare "A" rating! Wow, thank ... continue reading

September 26th, 2009

Q&A: Why Michael Moore Hates Capitalism

By Bill Saporito / TIME Since his debut in 1979's Roger and Me, documentary filmmaker/agitator Michael Moore has aimed his blunderbuss of a lens against large American corporations and the institutions that he believes have flat-out screwed the working class. In his latest film, Capitalism, Moore ridicules the business philosophy ... continue reading

September 25th, 2009

America's Teacher

By Naomi Klein / The Nation On September 17, in the midst of the publicity blitz for his cinematic takedown of the capitalist order, Moore talked with Nation columnist Naomi Klein by phone about the film, the roots of our economic crisis and the promise and peril of the present ... continue reading

September 24th, 2009

America's Teacher Naomi Klein

Nation On September 17, in the midst of the publicity blitz for his cinematic takedown of the capitalist order, Moore talked with Nation columnist Naomi Klein by phone about the film, the roots of our economic crisis and the promise and peril of the present political moment. To listen to ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2009

Michael Moore takes aim at capitalism

'Capitalism: A Love Story' takes on politicians of all stripes. By Andy Klein / Los Angeles Times It's been 20 years since "Roger & Me" turned Michael Moore into a national figure and -- as a nice side effect -- opened up the commercial potential of non-concert documentaries. And it's ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2009

'Capitalism: A Love Story'

Michael Moore tackles a big subject with a scattershot approach. But some of the individual parts prove classic. By Kenneth Turan / Los Angeles Times Say what you like about Michael Moore, he certainly knows how to pick his subjects. "Fahrenheit 9/11" was so au courant about the invasion of ... continue reading

September 16th, 2009

Michael Moore's "Capitalism": Stirring Outrage from the Left

By Ted Johnson / VarietyJust minutes after the Los Angeles premiere screening of Michael Moore's "Capitalism, A Love Story" ended, the filmmaker posted this message to his Twitter feed: "The packed house gets up to grab their torches and pitchforks..." He was joking # the audience actually bolted down to ... continue reading

September 9th, 2009

Wall St bonuses spark outrage on Main Street USA

By Steve Eder and Ed Stoddard NEW YORK/EULESS, Texas (Reuters) - All you have to do to feel the outrage over the continuing flow of bonuses on Wall Street is to take a walk down Main Street. Reuters reporters spoke to people in half a dozen towns and cities across ... continue reading

September 6th, 2009

With Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore Goes For Broke

By Mary Corliss / TIME "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies." So wrote Thomas Jefferson to a friend in 1816. Now Michael Moore, whose Fahrenheit 9/11 took on the U.S. Army, and the entire military-executive-industrial establishment, brings his latest documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, to the Venice Film ... continue reading

September 5th, 2009

Michael Moore Slams Bailout of Wall Street, Wants 'Money Back'

By Farah Nayeri Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Moore launched his movie "Capitalism: A Love Story" at the Venice Film Festival today, staging an all-out attack on the free-market system and on the U.S. government bailout of financial institutions. "Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil," Moore, an ... continue reading

September 5th, 2009

AIG gets some tough love from Michael Moore

Ouch! – this could be painful. Beleaguered bosses at American insurer AIG (or Chartis as it now wants to be known) are bracing themselves for an uncomfortable few days. Dashwood, edited by Jonathan Russell / Telegraph Michael Moore's latest film Capitalism: A Love Story will have its first screening at ... continue reading

August 28th, 2009

Is Benmosche Bringing the Swagger Back to AIG?

By Michael Corkery / Wall Street Journal It’s August, and deal makers are holed up in beachside mansions and golf retreats around the world. You might think the last thing they would want to do is invite a reporter into their summer house for an on-the-record interview. Not Robert Benmosche. ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2009

Autos, banks spend $20M lobbying

By Silla Brush / HillAuto companies and eight of the country's biggest banks that received tens of billions of dollars in federal bailout money spent more than $20 million on lobbying Washington lawmakers in the first half of this year. General Motors, Chrysler and GMAC, the finance arm of GM, ... continue reading

July 20th, 2009

Dismantling the Temple William Greider

NationDuring the past year, the Fed has flooded the streets with money--distributing trillions of dollars to banks, financial markets and commercial interests--in an attempt to revive the credit system and get the economy growing again. As a result, the awesome authority of this cloistered institution is visible to many ordinary ... continue reading

July 15th, 2009

Goldman Sachs is back, and we should be worried Robert Reich

We've bailed them out once -- and now they're back to their high-risk ways. Expect others to followSalonShould we breathe a sigh of relief that Goldman Sachs has posted record earnings as revenue from trading and stock underwriting reached all-time highs (second quarter net income was $3.44 billion) -- less ... continue reading

June 16th, 2009

Michael Moore sends up the bailout

By Alex Dobuzinskis / Reuters Filmmaker Michael Moore ("Fahrenheit 9/11," "SiCKO") is no fan of corporate chieftains. He showed it in 1989 movie "Roger & Me" when he skewered Roger Smith, then chief executive of General Motors, and in 1997 film "The Big One," in which he did the same ... continue reading

May 13th, 2009

What's Good for General Motors Is... Never Mind Robert L. Borosage

Huffington Post Is the Obama Administration saving General Motors or is it saving auto industry jobs in the US? Is it saving GM as an American brand or GM as an American manufacturer? These aren't academic questions. General Motors, which has been buttressed by $15.2 billion in loans from taxpayers ... continue reading

May 7th, 2009

Fed Dread Eliot Spitzer

The New York Fed is the most powerful financial institution you've never heard of. Look who's running it. Slate The kerfuffle about current New York Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Stephen Friedman's purchase of some Goldman stock while the Fed was involved in reviewing major decisions about Goldman's future—well-covered by the ... continue reading

May 1st, 2009

"Bernie Madoff, Scapegoat" by Michael Moore (for Time magazine)

The following piece written by Michael Moore appears in this week's Time magazine (and in full at as part of their annual "Time 100" issue highlighting their choices for "The World's Most Influential People." Elie Wiesel called him a "God." His investors called him a "genius." But, proving correct ... continue reading

April 24th, 2009

Bear, AIG Dumped $74 Billion in Subprime, CDOs on Fed

April 24 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Reserve took on more than $74 billion in subprime mortgages, depreciating commercial leases and other assets after Bear Stearns Cos. and American International Group Inc. collapsed. In its biggest disclosure of the securities accepted to stabilize capital markets, the Fed said yesterday it had ... continue reading

April 20th, 2009

Pension fund calls for review of exec bonuses

By Stephen Bernard NEW YORK (AP) — The pension funds of the Service Employees International Union on Monday asked 29 financial services firms including AIG and Citigroup to investigate bonuses paid to top executives since 2005 amid fallout from the credit crisis. The consortium of funds, known as SEIU Master ... continue reading

April 18th, 2009

Injured War Zone Contractors Fight to Get Care From AIG and Other Insurers

by T. Christian Miller / ProPublica and Doug Smith / Los Angeles Times Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington — Civilian workers who suffered devastating injuries while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home to a grinding battle for basic medical care, artificial limbs, psychological ... continue reading

April 17th, 2009

Pelosi seeks panel to probe Wall Street

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to create a special panel to investigate the causes of the Wall Street meltdown that helped put the country into a severe economic recession, a spokesman said on Thursday. The investigative panel, according to Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami, would be ... continue reading

April 10th, 2009

Afghanistan, Pakistan Ambassadors Criticize Obama Strategy

By Spencer Ackerman / Washington Independent A rare joint talk by the Pakistani and Afghan ambassadors to the United States Thursday afternoon exposed some differences their countries have with the Obama administration's new strategy to confront extremism in South Asia, as well as with each other. Said Jawad, the Afghan ... continue reading

April 6th, 2009

US watchdog calls for bank executives to be sacked

By James Doran / Guardian Elizabeth Warren, chief watchdog of America's $700bn (£472bn) bank bailout plan, will this week call for the removal of top executives from Citigroup, AIG and other institutions that have received government funds in a damning report that will question the administration's approach to saving the ... continue reading

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? Donna Smith We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
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