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October 18th, 2010

The New Tax Man: Big Banks And Hedge Funds

Nearly a dozen major banks and hedge funds, anticipating quick profits from homeowners who fall behind on property taxes, are quietly plowing hundreds of millions of dollars into businesses that collect the debts, tack on escalating fees and threaten to foreclose on the homes of those who fail to pay.The ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 6th, 2010

Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore

Today's OpenMike blog Friends, Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd: 1. Deliver a ... continue reading

October 3rd, 2010

U.S. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS CALLS FOR FORECLOSURE MORATORIUM

TUCSON – U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords today called for an immediate three-month national moratorium on foreclosures so lenders and loan servicers can address rampant problems that have led to homeowners being wrongly removed from their homes.“Foreclosures are at an all-time high nationally and Arizona has the third-highest foreclosure rate in ... continue reading

October 1st, 2010

Connecticut halts all foreclosures for all banks

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Friday ordered a moratorium on all foreclosures by all banks for 60 days--the most radical action taken by a state on issue of document irregularities.California also expanded the moratorium on foreclosures it announced last week on Ally Financial foreclosures to include those by J.P. ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 1st, 2010

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

Today's OpenMike blog The election is one month from tomorrow and, yes, it looks hopeless. November 2nd -- the day the Dems are expected to crash and burn. Sadly, it's a situation the Democrats have brought upon themselves -- even though the majority of them didn't create the mess we're ... continue reading

September 26th, 2010

Mistakes widespread on foreclosures, lawyers say

Paperwork mistakes that led one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers to halt foreclosure evictions in 23 states last week have happened elsewhere and affect tens of thousands of foreclosures, say lawyers for homeowners.Ally Financial's GMAC Mortgage acted after manager Jeffrey Stephan gave a statement to opposing lawyers that he ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Bank Stocks Rally As Financial Reform Comes Together

Financial stocks rallied after Congress passed a key hurdle--rather painlessly--in its effort to reform the U.S. financial regulatory structure, paving the way for President Obama's signature in the coming weeks."There was a big political component to this, and the fear on Wall Street was that this bill would be a ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Wall Street dodges bullet on derivatives

NEW YORK -- It's a brave new world for the derivatives market. Or is it?Congress' efforts to reshape this murky corner of the nation's financial system may have little impact on the Wall Street firms that dabble in these complex financial investments. As part of the financial regulatory reform bill ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Obama claims victory in financial overhaul deal

WASHINGTON – House and Senate negotiators reached a dawn agreement Friday on legislation that redefines federal oversight of Wall Street and, following the signing of the health care act in March, adds another milestone to mark the Obama presidency.President Barack Obama declared victory Friday after congressional negotiators reached agreement on ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 24th, 2010

They Keep Stealing - Why Keep Paying?

The dire straits of the middle class of America has made it near impossible for our politicians to keep up the pretense that our current government truly works for the "people." Between the multiple overt and secretive bailouts, the massive bonuses and the circular use of our tax money to ... continue reading

June 22nd, 2010

Judge Who Lifted Moratorium Tied To Offshore Drilling Companies

The federal judge who lifted Obama's six-month drilling moratorium had interests in Transocean and a number of other offshore energy companies, according to financial disclosure forms from 2008.Martin Feldman, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, held energy stocks in Transocean and Halliburton, as well as ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

JPMorgan faces angry homeowners

Angry homeowners protested outside JPMorgan Chase’s annual meeting in New York on Tuesday as Jamie Dimon, the bank’s chief executive, defended its record in modifying mortgages for hard-pressed borrowers.At one point, a protester, Bruce Marks, who runs the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, which provides loans to low-income people, attempted ... continue reading

May 14th, 2010

Criminal probe targets 6 Wall Street firms: source

Prosecutors are conducting a broad criminal investigation of six major Wall Street banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc, to determine if they misled investors, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.The others are Deutsche Bank AG, UBS AG, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, ... continue reading

May 8th, 2010

Disorganization at Banks Causing Mistaken Foreclosures

Millions of people face losing their homes in the continuing foreclosure crisis, but homeowners often have more than the struggling economy and slumping house prices to worry about: Disorganization within the big banks that service mortgages has made a bad problem worse. Sometimes the communication breakdown within the banks is ... continue reading

April 29th, 2010

Protesters enter NYC bank buildings before rally

NEW YORK — Noisy protesters with signs took over two bank building lobbies on Thursday in a prelude to a Wall Street rally by workers and union leaders angry over lost jobs, the taxpayer-funded bailout of financial institutions and questionable lending practices by big banks.Hours before the scheduled rally, more ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 29th, 2010

Judd Gregg and Ben Nelson: More Socialism Please

As we find our economy subsisting on massive government spending and no-strings-attached bailouts, borrowed, of course, from future generations, what solutions do the same leaders who got us into this mess offer? You already know the answer -- more government handouts.The latest gambit?Politicians like Judd Gregg and Ben Nelson are ... continue reading

Aaron Bartley

Aaron Bartley is Executive Director of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH).

April 28th, 2010

PUSH Buffalo Joins the Showdown on Wall Street

In the nearly two years since the biggest banks precipitated a devastating economic meltdown and then exploited the moment to win billions in taxpayer bailouts and billions more in free money from the Federal Reserve, not a single public demonstration of significance has darkened the doors of the Wall Street ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

Protesters Launch Showdown With the Monster Banks, Demand Wells Fargo to End Predatory Lending

"We are many and they are few -- and today they have to deal with us!" yelled an organizer at a San Francisco march and rally on Tuesday afternoon aimed at calling out Wells Fargo for its predatory lending practices. A crowd of a few hundred pissed-off consumers responded boisterously ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

The Community Bank Of Illinois: A Banking "Public Option"?

After the imprudent and possibly illegal behavior of America's largest banks sent the nation into a deep recession and necessitated a massive bailout at taxpayers' expense, Wall Street firms have rebounded nicely. In the first quarter of 2010, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and CitiGroup have all posted sizeable profits. ... continue reading

April 16th, 2010

Syracuse University students protest JPMorgan Chase CEO as graduation speaker

Syracuse, NY -- About 75 students lined the steps of Syracuse University's Hendricks Chapel today to protest the selection of a banker as their commencement speaker.Carrying signs and singing songs, students opposed the university's decision to have JPMorgan Chase chairman and chief executive officer Jamie Dimon give them advice when ... continue reading

April 14th, 2010

Wall Street Backlash: Students Protest JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon

Civil Rights. Tyranny. War.These are some of the historical events students have felt so passionately about, they've flocked to their quads in protest.Add one more to that list: The sage advice of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon.Dimon was selected to give the commencement speech at Syracuse University this year but students ... continue reading

April 12th, 2010

More Banker Outrage: Protesters Plan Marches on Wall Street Banks

Outrage over bonuses, bailouts and home foreclosures have prompted angry demonstrations at bank office buildings, bank conferences and even bankers' homes since the financial crisis began. With Wall Street reform proposals up for debate in Congress and bank shareholder meetings taking place later this month, protest organizers say they're getting ... continue reading

April 2nd, 2010

Looting Main Street

If you want to know what life in the Third World is like, just ask Lisa Pack, an administrative assistant who works in the roads and transportation department in Jefferson County, Alabama. Pack got rudely introduced to life in post-crisis America last August, when word came down that she and ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Goldman board rejects shareholder demands on pay

NEW YORK, March 1 - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's board has rejected several demands from shareholders that it investigate recent compensation awards, recoup excessive compensation and reform pay practices. Wall Street's dominant bank, criticized for paying billions of dollars in bonuses soon after the taxpayer bailout of the industry, reported ... continue reading

February 18th, 2010

Greece: Bomb explodes at JPMorgan branch

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Police in the Greek capital say a bomb has exploded at the offices of American financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co., causing no injuries. The blast occurred early evening Tuesday in an upscale area of central Athens, following a warning telephone call to an Athens ... continue reading

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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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