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September 15th, 2009

Michael Moore Marches, Debuts Film In Pittsburgh

'Capitalism: A Love Story' Examines Recent Economic Crash, Causes WTAE Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH -- Filmmaker Michael Moore is taking aim at the titans of Wall Street, debuting his latest film in Pittsburgh. Moore's films have skewered General Motors, former President George W. Bush and the health care industry. His new movie, ... continue reading

September 14th, 2009

Oscar-winning director knocks Vale Inco

Sudbury Star The strike by Vale Inco workers in Greater Sudbury has caught the attention of Oscar-winning director Michael Moore. Moore invited some of the strikers to the weekend premier of his newest film Capitalism: A Love Story at the Toronto International Film Festival. "The mining company's doing quite well," ... continue reading

September 14th, 2009

Michael Moore film says capitalism must die

Los Angeles Times Twenty years after getting his start at the Toronto film festival with "Roger & Me," Michael Moore was back Sunday night among 1,400 cheering friends for the first public screening of "Capitalism: A Love Story," without question destined to be his most controversial film yet. Even the ... continue reading

September 7th, 2009

Michael Moore takes aim at money men

By Keily Oakes / BBC News Agitator supreme Michael Moore is back with a new target - and this time he wants the world to rebel against it. In his sights is the American banking system and the people who run it. Capitalism: A Love Story is Moore's latest documentary, ... 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

August 30th, 2009

Fall film preview

Avatars, vampires, werewolves, and liars lead fall film cast LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood might be telling its own life story this fall, presenting a lineup of liars, phonies, smooth talkers, bloodsuckers and greedy old men. Granted, there are heroes in the mix, including Robert Downey Jr. as the great ... continue reading

August 21st, 2009

Michael Moore, Drew Barrymore to headline Toronto film fest

By Michel Comte (AFP) OTTAWA — The 34th Toronto International Film Festival next month will welcome actress Drew Barrymore, talk show host Oprah Winfrey and director Michael Moore among the more than 500 celebrities expected to attend, organizers said Thursday.The festival, which runs from September 10-19, is to showcase 271 ... continue reading

August 18th, 2009

Q&A: Michael Moore

By Matthew Belloni / The Hollywood Reporter Since bursting onto the documentary scene 20 years ago with "Roger & Me," a blistering critique of General Motors, Michael Moore has directed the highest-grossing documentary of all time (2004's "Fahrenheit 9/11") and become a professional populist provocateur. The Flint, Mich., native is ... 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 10th, 2009

Michael Moore promises lust, passion in new movie

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firebrand filmmaker Michael Moore is putting a romantic twist on his latest documentary, calling it "Capitalism: A Love Story." Moore, who targeted the Bush administration in "Fahrenheit 9/11" and the healthcare industry in "Sicko," is focusing on the global economic meltdown in his new movie, which ... continue reading

July 10th, 2009

GM Is Said to Complete Bankruptcy Asset Sale to a New Company

By John Hughes and Jeff Green July 10 (Bloomberg) -- The sale of General Motors Corp.'s best assets to a new company that's majority-owned by the U.S. government was completed in a signing today in New York, a person familiar with the handover said. GM will discuss its plans at ... 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 14th, 2009

Health Care Is a Right, Not a Privilege ...by Sen. Bernie Sanders

Huffington PostLet's be clear. Our health care system is disintegrating. Today, 46 million people have no health insurance and even more are underinsured with high deductibles and co-payments. At a time when 60 million people, including many with insurance, do not have access to a medical home, more than 18,000 ... continue reading

June 6th, 2009

We Don't Need the General Motors Corporation ...by Mike Ferner

Times are anxious, indeed, but simultaneously we are face-to-face with an extremely rare chance to replace our transportation system with something we can literally live with. To take advantage of this uncommon opportunity we will have to do something far more profound, yet less costly, than a government bailout or ... continue reading

June 4th, 2009

U.S. states to lead in creating high-speed rail: Biden

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite the U.S. government's plans to spend $13 billion establishing high-speed rail across the country, much of the work to lay the tracks and send the trains chugging will fall to the states, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday. "We have no illusions. ... continue reading

June 1st, 2009

GM's demise foretold, says filmmaker Michael Moore

CHICAGO (AFP) — Gadfly filmmaker Michael Moore said Monday that his pioneering 1989 movie "Roger & Me" foretold the demise of auto giant General Motors, which collapsed he said, because of company ineptitude and disregard for its workers. Having railed for two decades about the now-bankrupt car company that dominated ... continue reading

June 1st, 2009

GM's demise foretold, says filmmaker Michael Moore

CHICAGO (AFP) — Gadfly filmmaker Michael Moore said Monday that his pioneering 1989 movie "Roger & Me" foretold the demise of auto giant General Motors, which collapsed he said, because of company ineptitude and disregard for its workers. Having railed for two decades about the now-bankrupt car company that dominated ... continue reading

June 1st, 2009

GM to close or idle 12 plants

Associated Press A look at the plants General Motors Corp. said Monday it will close or idle, with the number of hourly employees affected at each location. Assembly plants scheduled to close: — Wilmington, Del. Scheduled to close in July. Cars produced at the plant include the Pontiac Solstice, the ... continue reading

June 1st, 2009

Goodbye, GM ...by Michael Moore

I write this on the morning of the end of the once-mighty General Motors. By high noon, the President of the United States will have made it official: General Motors, as we know it, has been totaled. As I sit here in GM's birthplace, Flint, Michigan, I am surrounded by ... continue reading

May 21st, 2009

Michael Moore's new documentary to open Oct. 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore's documentary about the economic crisis will hit theaters on Oct. 2. The announcement was made Thursday by Overture Films and Paramount Vantage. The film is not yet titled. Moore earlier planned to make it more broadly about America as an empire. Instead, the documentary ... continue reading

May 21st, 2009

Filmmaker Michael Moore targeting economic crisis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Firebrand filmmaker Michael Moore, who targeted the Bush administration in "Fahrenheit 9/11" and the healthcare industry in "Sicko," is now focusing on the global economic meltdown. The Oscar-winning director will release his as-yet-untitled documentary across North America on October 2, co-financiers Overture Films and Paramount Vantage ... continue reading

May 21st, 2009

Overture Films and Paramount Vantage Set Release of New Film by Michael Moore

Oscar-winning filmmaker to explore ‘the wonders of capitalism’ (Beverly Hills, CA) May 21, 2009— Overture Films and Paramount Vantage have announced that Oscar-winner Michael Moore’s new documentary feature will be released domestically on October 2, 2009. The as-yet-untitled film will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and ... continue reading

May 13th, 2009

What's Good for General Motors Is... Never Mind ...by 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 4th, 2009

Closed plant site empties Flint neighborhood

By Jeff Karoub / Associated Press Jeffery Taylor has had a front-row seat to the disappearing act of a key manufacturing center for General Motors - and with it, his neighborhood. From his driveway, he gestures down to a massive concrete slab that was a 130-acre complex of about 20 ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

Apr 22nd
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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...

Apr 20th
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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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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

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 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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