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March 12th, 2010

Michael Moore on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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March 11th, 2010

Michael Moore on WNYC's 'The Brian Lehrer Show'

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March 11th, 2010

Moore: Democrats behaving like ‘frightened animals’

The ever-colorful and controversial Michael Moore fleshed out his thesis that Democrats are wimps by mimicking them as babies and likening them to scared animals, during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday."Democrats are in for an ass-whipping of biblical proportions in November if they don't get off the dime and do ... continue reading

March 10th, 2010

Michael Moore on 'The Rachel Maddow Show'

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) MICHAEL MOORE (V.O.): Before they could take your house, they needed to change the regulations and the rules. What's this photo I found here? It was in an annual report of the FDIC. WILLIAM BLACK, FORMER BANK REGULATOR: John Gilleran [sic], the head of the Office of ... continue reading

March 9th, 2010

Sell! Buy! Rebel! 'Capitalism: A Love Story' Is Out Today on DVD (...and what is up with Wal-Mart?)!

Friends, DVD-Day for "Capitalism: A Love Story" has finally arrived for all you good folks who just couldn't figure out how to fit in a trip to the movie theater between your three part-time jobs -- or simply weren't able to afford the $10 for the small popcorn at your ... continue reading

March 9th, 2010

Moore: What Do Blacks Think Watching 'Blind Side'?

he most polarizing filmmaker in American cinema, Michael Moore has waged war against the Establishment since his early days as editor of political journal, Mother Jones. His latest movie, “Capitalism: A Love Story” exploring a system of government that he insists threatens the very life of our democracy and the ... continue reading

February 16th, 2010

Why is America's lone 'socialist' bank doing so well during recession?

It has no automatic tellers or drive-up windows, doesn't issue credit cards, and tends only a few thousand checking and savings accounts. Its only location is a glass, steamboat-shaped headquarters near the Missouri River, where the business moved from its original 1919 home in a former auto assembly plant.The Bank ... continue reading

February 14th, 2010

The boss' secret: Cashing in on your death

HOUSTON—Big corporations, including banks and convenience store chains in Houston, have taken out life insurance policies on their employees and received hundreds of thousands of dollars when a worker died.The policies have become known as "dead peasant" policies, because they are taken out on low-level employees."It is a profit center ... continue reading

January 24th, 2010

The woman Democrats need

ON THE day after Tuesday’s electoral loss, the Obama administration brought an unfamiliar face to the White House - Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor noted for her staunch advocacy on behalf the middle class and fierce criticism of the bank bailouts. Perhaps the administration will take a more aggressive ... continue reading

January 20th, 2010

No More Beer: Belgium Brewery Workers Block Beverages

Striking brewery workers in Belgium have stopped the production of several popular beers at brewing giant InBev. Good news for InBev's competitors but bad news for drinkers who prefer Stella Artois, Hoegaarden or Leffe beers.The wall made of beer crates is more than five meters high and it's clear that ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

To jumpstart US job market, turn workers into owners

Seldom do the United Steelworkers, the United Nations, and film director Michael Moore express the same idea at the same time. But all have, in their own way, promoted the benefits of cooperative businesses in recent months.The Steelworkers Union, North America’s largest industrial union, has signed an agreement with a ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Hangover, Avatar, Star Trek Have the Write Stuff

Oscar could be shaping up for one helluva Hangover.The hugely popular summer comedy could be shaking up the Academy Awards after scoring a big nomination today for the Writers Guild of America Awards, one of Hollywood's key tune-ups for the Oscars.The script for The Hangover, by Jon Lucas and Scott ... continue reading

January 8th, 2010

Capitalism: A Dodd Story

There Was No Other Decision to Make Four months after our request for him to retire, Senator Christopher Dodd agreesFLASHBACK: Michael Moore: Dump Dodd"We're going to lose this seat unless we run another Democrat."Mike on Hardball With Chris Matthews (VIDEO)"The Democratic Party needs to tell him, 'You can't run for ... continue reading

January 7th, 2010

Michael Moore basks in Dodd's retirement

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Thursday morning took pride in Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd's (Conn.) decision to retire in 2010 .After targeting him in his latest documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," Moore has called on Dodd — who officially announced his retirement Wednesday — to step down.Splashed across Moore's website ... continue reading

January 7th, 2010

‘DEAD PEASANT' POLICIES

Irma Johnson never really thought of herself as a crusader. But the quiet widow from The Woodlands has been featured in a Michael Moore movie, watched her story retold on Good Morning America and is trying to let others know that their employers may have purchased secret insurance policies on ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Precious gets 8 nominations for NAACP awards

Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire had a leading eight nominations, including best film, for the 41st NAACP Image Awards announced Wednesday.The awards designed to celebrate the achievements of people of colour in the arts also tapped The Blind Side, Invictus, Michael Jackson's This is It and The ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

The Dodd Retirement

This has been a bad day for Democrats in terms of retirements: Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter are bowing out. And now several news sources are reporting that the latest to step aside in 2010 will be Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd. Dodd often tapped ... continue reading

January 1st, 2010

'Up in the Air' tops Dann's list of best films of '09

In 2009, Hollywood tried to kill off the romantic comedy with numerous brain-gouged features (remember "All About Steve" or "I Hate Valentine's Day" or "I Love You, Beth Cooper"?), rebooted the "Star Trek" franchise with a fresh set of USS Enterprise crew members, resurrected classical Disney animation ("The Princess and ... continue reading

December 22nd, 2009

St. Louis Film Critics name “Up in the Air” best of the year

The St. Louis Film Critics group has named its award winners for 2009. “Up in the Air,” the corporate-downsizing dramedy that was filmed in St. Louis last winter, was named best picture. (It was hardly hometown favoritism. “Up in the Air” has been nominated for six Golden Globe awards, was ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2009

Michael Moore takes "Capitalism" censure to Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Firebrand director Michael Moore is in Japan to promote his latest documentary on the global economic meltdown, which he says should resonate in a nation that has already seen the dark side of capitalism. "Capitalism: A Love Story" opens in Japan on Saturday, and Moore, on his ... continue reading

November 25th, 2009

Kaptur Takes on Foreclosures

Before President Bush left office, Representative Marcy Kaptur visited then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. and presented him with a list of all of the people in her district whose properties had been foreclosed. Although each page included four columns of names, the full list still stretched all the way down ... continue reading

November 17th, 2009

One year later, gov't can't track TARP

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One year ago, America's biggest banks were failing. And the government was more than willing to bail them out.We now know it as TARP.But at the time it was called the "Healthy Banks Program."Wheel barrows full of cash - billions of taxpayer dollars - were spent ... continue reading

November 16th, 2009

Your choice - the film or the fundraiser?

I saw Michael Moore's new film Capitalism - A Love Story last week and readers of this blog won't be surprised I'm giving it a five-star rating.It's in the same style as his previous films Bowling for Columbine and Sicko as he picks apart the economic crisis and the greatest ... continue reading

November 8th, 2009

Michael Moore: Q+A

This weekend, I've been watching films at Sheffield's Doc/Fest. One of the highlights so far has been Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, which Jonathan has already blogged about here. After the screening, Moore answered questions from the audience (via Skype, no less); below are a few choice excerpts.Your film ... continue reading

November 8th, 2009

I'm doing 'God's work'. Meet Mr Goldman Sachs

Number 85 Broad Street, a dull, rust-coloured office block in lower Manhattan, doesn’t look like a place to stop and stare, and that’s just the way the people who work there like it. The men and women who arrive in the watery dawn sunshine, dressed in Wall Street black, clutching ... continue reading

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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com 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 pando.com 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 pando.com 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 ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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 ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com 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 www.theguardian.com 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? www.huffingtonpost.com 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 ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com 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 . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org 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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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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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
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