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September 26th, 2009

Michael Moore Shows Scrappy Union Some Love in ‘Capitalism’

By Kari Lydersen / In These Times CHICAGO — Michael Moore’s new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, is an infuriating, somewhat terrifying and hilarious look at life and politics in the USA. It includes the creepy revelation that your employer may well hold a “Dead Peasants” life insurance policy on ... continue reading

September 26th, 2009

Republic sit-in a highlight of Moore film

'CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY' | Workers who invited him to be on the inside attend screening By Dave Hoekstra / Chicago Sun-Times A month after the election of President Obama, 240 workers at the Republic Windows & Doors factory staged a six-day sit-in that culminated in a layoff package of ... continue reading

September 24th, 2009

DealBook's Interview With Michael Moore

New York Times Not many people can lay claim to attempting a “citizen’s arrest” of the nation’s banking bosses. But it’s par for the course for Michael Moore, the controversial film maker whose latest documentary on the financial crisis takes a harsh look at capitalism — and Wall Street banks ... continue reading

September 6th, 2009

Capitalism: A Love Story

By Leslie Felperin / Variety An Overture Films release of a Paramount Vantage, Overture Films presentation in association with the Weinstein Co., of a Dog Eat Dog production. (International sales: Paramount Vantage, Los Angeles.) Produced by Michael Moore, Anne Moore. Executive producers, Kathleen Glynn, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein. Co-producers, Rod ... continue reading

August 27th, 2009

Another Record Month for Foreclosures in July

Homes in Foreclosure Up 7 Percent From June, According to RealtyTrac Report By Charlie Herman / ABC News Aug. 13, 2009 — Despite recent good news about increasing home sales and moderating price drops, there is still no relief in sight when it comes to foreclosures. RealtyTrac will report Thursday ... 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

Bailout Overseer Says Banks Misused TARP Funds

By Binyamin Appelbaum / Washington PostMany of the banks that got federal aid to support increased lending have instead used some of the money to make investments, repay debts or buy other banks, according to a new report from the special inspector general overseeing the government's financial rescue program. The ... continue reading

July 10th, 2009

US Congressional group asks White House for Fed probe

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - In the latest political swing at the Federal Reserve, 14 Republican and 3 Democratic members of the House of Representatives on Friday asked the White House to investigate the U.S. central bank before granting it greater regulatory power. President Barack Obama has proposed making the ... continue reading

July 6th, 2009

3 Reasons We Need an Economic Wake Up Call Robert Kuttner

Huffington PostSeveral events of the past week should be a wake-up call to the Obama administration. Bottom line: the medicine isn't working. Stronger stuff is needed. Consider: The June Unemployment Numbers. The green-shoots school was expecting that the rising rate of unemployment would continue to slow, as it did in ... 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

June 4th, 2009

SEC charging ex-Countrywide CEO Mozilo with fraud

By Marcy Gordon and Greg Risling WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal regulators on Thursday charged Angelo Mozilo, the former chief executive of mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp., and two other company executives with civil fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission's civil lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Los Angeles, also ... continue reading

May 27th, 2009

Banks Aiming to Play Both Sides of Coin

Industry Lobbies FDIC to Let Some Buy Toxic Assets With Taxpayer Aid From Own Loan Books By David Enrich, Liz Rappaport and Jenny / Wall Street Journal Some banks are prodding the government to let them use public money to help buy troubled assets from the banks themselves. Banking trade ... continue reading

May 20th, 2009

Activist Financier 'Terrorizes' Bankers in Foreclosure Fight

By James R. Hagerty and Ruth Simon / Wall Street Journal Bruce Marks doesn't bother being diplomatic. A campaigner on behalf of homeowners facing foreclosure, he was on the phone one day in March to a loan executive at Bank of America Corp. "I'm tired of borrowers being screwed!" Mr. ... 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 25th, 2009

Independence from Banks Day: Cindy Sheehan's Statement in Absentia at the End the Fed Rally in SF Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan's SoapboxHere we are again in front of the Federal Reserve today demanding that the Robber Class change its “evil ways.” Thanks for coming out today, but chances that the Robber Class will shut down the Fed and coin money that is debt free and more egalitarian are slim ... continue reading

April 6th, 2009

A Trillion Dollars for the Banks: How About a Second Opinion? Dean Baker

Truthout Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wants to have the government lend up to a trillion dollars to hedge funds, private equity, funds and the banks themselves to clear their books of toxic assets. The plan implies a substantial subsidy to the banks. It is likely to result in the disposal ... continue reading

April 4th, 2009

Hedge Fund Paid Summers $5.2 Million in Past Year

By John D. McKinnon and T.W. Farnam / Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON -- Top White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers received about $5.2 million over the past year in compensation from hedge fund D.E. Shaw, and also received hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees from major financial institutions. ... continue reading

April 3rd, 2009

Hundreds Rally on Wall St., Demanding Action to Combat Economic Crisis

By Alex Kane / Indypendent Channeling widespread populist anger at seemingly never ending bank bailouts and excessive executive compensation, hundreds of demonstrators converged on Wall St. this afternoon for a rally and march through the financial district, even as a steady rain continued throughout the day. Organized by the Bail ... continue reading

April 3rd, 2009

Activists protest bailouts near Wall Street

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK, April 3 (Reuters) - Several hundred demonstrators protested near Wall Street on Friday against the handling of the U.S. economic crisis, government bailouts of private banks and corporations and bonuses paid out at insurer AIG. Members of worker rights, healthcare and anti-war groups gathered in ... continue reading

March 31st, 2009

Wagoner's exit puts BofA CEO Lewis in hotseat

By Elinor Comlay NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis may be the next corporate boss to feel the heat after the administration forced General Motors Corp Chief Executive Rick Wagoner to resign in return for further government assistance. The second-largest U.S. bank has received ... continue reading

March 19th, 2009

Anti-AIG demonstrations draw small, animated crowds

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Small crowds of protesters angered by the government's $180 billion bailout of AIG marched in cities across the United States on Thursday, mocking bonuses paid to employees who helped push the company to the brink of collapse. The largest U.S. labor union, the ... continue reading

March 8th, 2009

Top U.S., European Banks Got $50 Billion in AIG Aid

By Serena Ng and Carrick Mollenkamp / Wall Street Journal The beneficiaries of the government's bailout of American International Group Inc. include at least two dozen U.S. and foreign financial institutions that have been paid roughly $50 billion since the Federal Reserve first extended aid to the insurance giant. Among ... continue reading

March 6th, 2009

Wall Street spent billions lobbying

By Thomas Grillo / Boston Herald The financial sector spent $5.1 billion in political influence-peddling over the past decade as lobbyists won deregulation that led to the nation's financial collapse, according to a new study. The report released yesterday, "Sold Out: How Wall Street and Washington Betrayed America," found that ... continue reading

March 4th, 2009

Ex-Leaders of Countrywide Profit From Bad Loans

By Eric Lipton / New York Times CALABASAS, Calif. — Fairly or not, Countrywide Financial and its top executives would be on most lists of those who share blame for the nation's economic crisis. After all, the banking behemoth made risky loans to tens of thousands of Americans, helping set ... continue reading

March 3rd, 2009

Communities Slammed by Surge in Bank-Owned Homes

Real Estate Owned Properties Expected to Hit 1.5 Million By Mary Kane / Washington Independent Banks that received government bailout money are taking heat for spending billions of dollars on bonuses, executive pay, and lavish outings. But there's another outrage that Washington seems to be missing: The growing number of ... continue reading

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

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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...

Apr 18th
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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
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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
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