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September 16th, 2010

Obama puts bark in consumer watchdog: Elizabeth Warren

President Barack Obama's decision to appoint Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren to oversee the creation of the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection cheered consumer advocates and Democrats, while dismaying Republicans and business groups. Warren was one of the intellectual architects of the new bureau, created by the recent ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Woody Allen Backs Downtown Mosque, Calls Foes 'Frauds'

MANHATTAN — Woody Allen didn't waste a moment in sharing his opinion on the proposed mosque and community center when speaking to Inside Edition at the premiere of his new film."I'm for the building of the mosque," Allen said. "I think that all the people weighing in on it except ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Support grows for soldier accused of military leak

The cause of an American soldier, who allegedly handed over classified material to be posted online, continues to stoke the ire of peace activists.Filmmaker Michael Moore and Daniel Ellsberg, a Vietnam-era whistle-blower, have added their notoriety to opposing the imprisonment of Pte. Bradley Manning, arrested in May after allegedly leaking ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Support for US 'WikiLeaks' soldier raised in west Wales

Supporters in Wales of a US soldier accused of leaking confidential Army documents have spoken of their shock at his detention.Private Bradley Manning, 23, who is from Oklahoma but went to school in Pembrokeshire, has been in military custody since May. He is accused of giving classified material to website ... continue reading

September 16th, 2010

Michael Moore campaigns to free Bradley Manning in war logs case

The Vietnam war whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and the film-maker Michael Moore have launched an international campaign to demand the release of Bradley Manning, the American soldier charged with passing classified material to WikiLeaks.Demonstrations are planned in the US, Canada and Australia over the next three days in support of Manning, ... continue reading

September 14th, 2010

Michael Moore Raises $50,000 for Islamic Center Near Ground Zero

LOWER MANHATTAN — Michael Moore says he has raised over $50,000 for Park51, the mosque and community center near Ground Zero. Moore, a liberal director and author, wrote a blog post on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of 9/11, urging supporters of the Park51 project to donate whatever they could. He ... continue reading

September 11th, 2010

Build Islamic center on Ground Zero, says Moore

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is weighing in on the proposed Islamic Community Center in New York City, stirring the the pot by saying he doesn't want it to be built near Ground Zero but rather on Ground Zero."I want it built on Ground Zero. Why? Because I believe in an ... continue reading

September 7th, 2010

Want to Feel Progressives’ Collective Strength? Attend ‘Fighting Bob Fest’

The labor movement and progressives are supposedly facing their darkest hour in decades, as the Republican steamroller heads toward an inevitable victory on November 2, mobilizing voters against the Democrats in retribution for the ongoing Great Recession.But this fatalism is rejected by many progressives, who believe that the stakes are ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 6th, 2010

Happy Fuckin' Labor Day!

[Welcome to OpenMike. This is where Mike blogs. Soon to be its own pretty section of MichaelMoore.com]Dear Rahm Emanuel: Happy Fuckin' Labor Day! I read this week that — according to a new book by Steven Rattner, your administration's former "Car Czar" — during White House meetings about how to ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2010

Accused Leaker to Fight Charges

Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaks leaker, is about to come out fighting.A spokesman for Manning’s legal defense fund tells The Daily Beast that the 22-year-old Army intelligence specialist has finally chosen a civilian lawyer to represent him against charges he illegally provided a huge library of classified military documents and ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

Global Action Days Announced in Support of Accused WikiLeaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning

Washington DC, August 24, 2010 -- On September 16-19, 2010, activist organizations and individuals will take to the streets to call on the United States government to drop the charges against Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. Manning, 22, has been held in isolation since May, charged with releasing classified ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

Bill Gates, Bruce Springsteen, 100 Films Added to Toronto

Bill Gates, Bruce Springsteen, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michael Moore are among the guests who will engage in onstage discussions at the Toronto International Film Festival, the festival announced on Tuesday. TIFF also announced more than 100 additions to its film lineup, including new films from directors Tom Tykwer, Hong ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Michael Moore calls soldier accused of leaks 'patriotic'

Michael Moore called Pfc. Bradley Manning, suspected in the leak of tens of thousands of classified Afghanistan war documents to the WikiLeaks website, "courageous" and said he'll donate $5,000 toward his defense.The controversial filmmaker told the Associated Press that Manning did the right thing in exposing "war crimes." Manning, 22 ... continue reading

August 21st, 2010

Moore backs WikiLeaks accused

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has donated $5,000 US to the defence of the U.S. Army private who is suspected of giving classified documents to the WikiLeaks website.Moore told The Associated Press that he hopes to make the public understand that Pte. Bradley Manning allegedly exposed what Moore called "war crimes."The ... continue reading

August 20th, 2010

Mother of Pat Tillman, Michael Moore, speak out about Gen. McChrystal's appointment to teach at Yale

The mother of Pat Tillman and filmmaker Michael Moore have something to say about Yale University’s hiring of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.Mary Tillman, whose discovery that McChrystal orchestrated the cover-up of her son’s death by friendly fire in Afghanistan, is depicted in Amir Bar-Lev's documentary "The Tillman Story" tells us the ... continue reading

August 20th, 2010

Michael Moore praises suspected WikiLeaks source

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning filmmaker, will contribute $5,000 to help defend the Army private suspected of leaking classified documents to an Internet whistle-blower from serving time in prison.A champion of liberal and left-wing causes, Moore told The Associated Press in a telephone interview he also hopes to ... continue reading

August 18th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore Hosts 'The Tillman Story' Q&A at New York Premiere

Michael Moore discusses 'The Tillman Story' with (L-R) Actor Josh Brolin, former soldier Russell Baer, producer John Battsek and director Amir Bar-Lev following a special screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 on August 11, 2010 in New York City.Part 1:Part 2:Part 3: continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

August 13th, 2010

Profits Up at GM! And You're Still Unemployed

So General Motors is back to making billions in profit. And if the past is any guide, we know what that means: time for some layoffs!Or maybe not. Back in the '80s and '90s, when GM was consistently posting giant profits, they were simultaneously firing tens of thousands of workers ... continue reading

August 3rd, 2010

Record Setting Year For T.C. Film Festival

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The 6th Annual Traverse City Film Festival is touting its highest ticket sales yet.Officials say they wrapped up a groundbreaking year with more movies, more tickets, more admissions and more screenings.The six-day festival, which has gained a reputation for attracting the best in independent world cinema, ... continue reading

July 31st, 2010

Michael Moore Honors Cuban Filmmakers

HAVANA, Cuba — American documentary maker Michael Moore awarded the Keys to the City to filmmaker Ian Padron and actress Mirtha Ibarra, both from Cuba, during the opening night of the Sixth Traverse City Film Festival.After awarding the recognition, Moore invited the audience to attend the screenings of the Cuban ... continue reading

July 31st, 2010

Cubans dream through art

TRAVERSE CITY — A contingent of Cuban filmmakers here for the Traverse City Film Festival got a standing ovation Friday as they took the stage at the City Opera House for a morning panel discussion.Filmmaker Ian Padron, director of the Cuban baseball documentary "Dreaming in Blue," presented festival founder Michael ... continue reading

July 30th, 2010

Michael Moore working to revive downtown movie theaters

Traverse City, Mich. -- For generations, Americans viewed films in stately, single-screen theaters that were pillars of city business districts -- an experience that faded with the rise of suburban multiplexes and the decline of downtowns.Michael Moore wants to bring those theaters back. The Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker has a ... continue reading

July 29th, 2010

Arizona immigration law boycotted by bands is blocked

A judge has blocked parts of a controversial immigration law that was about to take effect in the US state of Arizona. Police were to be given the right to check the immigration status of anyone they suspected of breaking the law. But a federal judge intervened, saying America was ... continue reading

July 28th, 2010

Crowds flock downtown for start of film fest

TRAVERSE CITY — The sixth annual Traverse City Film Festival had just started and already there were accolades. Founder Michael Moore dispensed awards in the form of golden movie reels, golden shovels, keys to the city and Michigan filmmaker honors before the screening of the first film Tuesday night. Moore, ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 4)

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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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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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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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