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July 7th, 2006

An Update from Michael Moore (and an invitation to his film festival)

Friends, Just a quick note to let you know how things are going. Back in February, I asked if people would send me letters describing their experiences with our health care system. I received over 19,000 of them. It was truly overwhelming as we literally took a month and read ... continue reading

July 3rd, 2006

With GM buyouts, Flint sees bleak times

City works hard to attract new businesses, but resurgence may be difficult Associated Press FLINT, Mich. - James Rutherford has lived here his entire life, in good times and in bad. The former mayor and police chief, now the director of the Flint Downtown Development Authority, says he doesn't expect ... continue reading

June 28th, 2006

Big Three Cars Emit 230 Mln Tons of Greenhouse Gas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cars built by the Big Three automakers gave off 230 million metric tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the United States in a year, more than the biggest U.S. electric utility, environmental researchers said on Wednesday. General Motors (GM.N), Ford (F.N) and DaimlerChrysler (DCXGn.DE) cars ... continue reading

June 28th, 2006

Documentary slams GM for ending electric car production

By Justin Hyde / Detroit Free Press Just as General Motors Corp. has begun to talk about turning a corner after months of bad news from losses and job cuts, a documentary rolling out this week accuses GM of putting its EV1 electric vehicle in an early grave. "Who Killed ... continue reading

June 27th, 2006

GM to shed quarter of workforce this year

By Bernard Simon in Toronto / Financial Times General Motors will on Monday disclose details of one of most dramatic corporate downsizings in US history, exceeding a key target of its turnround plan and accelerating the demise of the privileged American car worker. Rick Wagoner, chief executive, is expected to ... continue reading

May 29th, 2006

Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV'

By Andrew Buncombe / The Independent Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted ... continue reading

April 3rd, 2006

Exxon Dethrones Wal-Mart on Fortune 500

By J.W. Elphinstone / Associated Press NEW YORK - Skyrocketing energy prices propelled Exxon Mobil Corp. to the top of the 2006 Fortune 500 list, and consigned Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to the No. 2 spot on the magazine's annual ranking of the nation's largest publicly traded companies. Fortune compiled its ... continue reading

March 28th, 2006

Bush names Bolten chief of staff

Long-time aide replaces Card in White House shakeup By Jeffry Bartash / MarketWatch WASHINGTON - President Bush named long-time aide Joshua Bolten as his new chief of staff on Tuesday in the first major White House shakeup since Bush was re-elected.Some Republicans have urged the president to bring in fresh ... continue reading

March 24th, 2006

Out Like Old Flint

Factory Town Losing Last Links to Auto Industry Security By Dana Hedgpeth and Neil Irwin / Washington Post FLINT, Mich. -- It was here, 70 years ago, that an epic union showdown with General Motors Corp. laid the groundwork for the job-for-life economic arrangement American autoworkers have lived under ever ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2006

Ford to Slash Up to 30,000 Jobs by 2012

By Dee-Ann Durbin / Associated Press DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co., the nation's second-largest automaker, said Monday that it will cut 25,000 to 30,000 jobs and close 14 facilities by 2012 as part of a restructuring designed to reverse a $1.6 billion loss last year in its North American ... continue reading

November 29th, 2005


THE MARCH OF FREEDOM Back from vacation and off his immigration sidetrack, George will deliver a speech on Wednesday once again defending the Iraq war and, presumably, telling us how ready and capable the new Iraqi army is -- but they're just not quite ready yet. ThinkProgress takes a look ... continue reading

November 21st, 2005

G.M. to Cut 30,000 Jobs and Close Some Factories

By Micheline Maynard / New York Times DETROIT, Nov. 21 - General Motors, battling to stem its losses and stave off global competitors, said today that it would cut up to 30,000 jobs and close all or part of 12 facilities over the next three years. The moves will affect ... continue reading

October 9th, 2005

Delphi goes bust

GM, UAW talks fruitless in end By Rick Haglund and Todd Seibt / Flint Journal DETROIT - A stunning bankruptcy filing by Delphi Corp., the nation's largest auto parts maker, has kicked another leg out from under a Michigan economy already wobbly from a rapidly deteriorating domestic auto industry. Troy-based ... continue reading

September 20th, 2005

Recruits Sought for Porn Squad

*** Watch Porn for Freedom! Apply for the Attorney General's Porn Squad *** By Barton Gellman / Washington Post The FBI is joining the Bush administration's War on Porn. And it's looking for a few good agents. Early last month, the bureau's Washington Field Office began recruiting for a new ... continue reading

September 1st, 2005


When the Levee Breaks: "It appears that the money has been moved in the president’s budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq, and I suppose that’s the price we pay. Nobody locally is happy that the levees can’t be finished, and we are doing everything we can ... continue reading

August 31st, 2005


When the Levee Breaks: "It appears that the money has been moved in the president’s budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq, and I suppose that’s the price we pay. Nobody locally is happy that the levees can’t be finished, and we are doing everything we can ... continue reading

August 19th, 2005

Gas prices hit record high for tenth straight day

By John W. Schoen / MSNBC With just a few weeks left in the summer driving season, consumers are wondering just what it will take to put the brake on gas prices. For the last ten days in a row, pump prices set new records. And with inventories of gas ... continue reading

June 8th, 2005

Downsizing at General Motors Comes as No Surprise to Workers

By Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times FLINT, Mich., June 7 - Jayne Atwell describes herself as a "G.M. gypsy," a name General Motors workers have for people who have been shuffled from plant to plant over the years as the company has closed factories and cut its labor ... continue reading

June 8th, 2005


THE MARCH OF FREEDOM Against a backdrop of death threats, assassinations and suicide attacks, Iraq's founding fathers mistrustfully draft a constitution:Already, dreamy government-produced TV ads about a peaceful future with a permanent constitution run on local channels. In the mosques, clerics frequently talk about the importance of the constitution. Some ... continue reading

June 7th, 2005

GM Plans to Cut 25,000 U.S. Jobs by 2008

By John Porretto / Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. - General Motors Corp. plans to eliminate 25,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States by 2008 and close plants as part of a strategy to revive North American business at the world's largest automaker, its chairman said on Tuesday. Speaking to shareholders ... continue reading

June 7th, 2005


THE MARCH OF FREEDOM Cold Day In Hell: A Spanish judge wants to question 3 US soldiers over the death of a cameraman. Frustrated Iraqis Return: "We left Iraq because of the injustice of Saddam and we came back to find ourselves homeless. My sons are jobless and we don't ... continue reading

May 31st, 2005


THE MARCH OF FREEDOM A day after mistakenly arresting the head of the leading Sunni political party, the US faces a united front of criticism in Iraq. How did the American military make this mistake? Was it really a mistake? Or was it just a brilliant George Bush plan to ... continue reading

May 18th, 2005

Senate rejects better mileage for gas guzzlers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Energy Committee on Wednesday rejected a Democratic plan to require sport utility vehicles and minivans to become more fuel efficient and achieve the same gasoline mileage as passenger cars in six years. Under the failed proposal, SUVs and other light trucks would have to meet ... continue reading

May 11th, 2005


THE MARCH OF FREEDOM VIDEO: Tony Blair stands rigid as his political opponent Reg Keys--whose son died in Iraq--asks for an apology. China rejects using economic or political sanctions as a nuclear deterrent for North Korea.Beijing's apparent unwillingness to go along with Bush's backup plan to squeeze the country takes ... continue reading

May 10th, 2005


THE MARCH OF FREEDOM Almost 12,000 Iraqis are already behind bars and the US is planning for more, investing $50 million in expanding three detention centers and opening a fourth. Lynndie England, the man she loved, the woman he married--a torturous love triangle:Just after the 372nd received orders to go ... 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...

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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... 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 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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