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March 30th, 2011

Michael Moore Speaks With Roseanne Barr on HLN, Part 2 -- March 29th, 2011

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March 17th, 2011

Rick Snyder's "Shared Sacrifice"

Michigan's tax system is already regressive, meaning that poorer people pay a higher tax rate than the wealthy. In fact, right now Michiganders making between $17,000-$32,000 per year pay 9.9% of their income in taxes -- almost twice as much as the 5.3% paid by the top 1%, who make ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 14th, 2011

Letter to My Fellow Michiganders

DO SOMETHING: AFL-CIO Protest Page | Working Families Facebook Event Page | MoveOn Protest Page | Bus Times & Locations | Rachel Maddow Explains Rick Snyder's Attack on Middle ClassFriends and neighbors,The call has gone out and I'm asking everyone who can to take Wednesday off and head to the ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

October 13th, 2010

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

By Susu Jeffrey and Coleen Rowley Domestic surveillance of peace groups, speech elevated to material support for state enemies, secret assassinations of American citizens — the war on terror has come home. Even publishing an op-ed or filing an amicus brief could be a criminal act. Offering training in non-violent ... continue reading

August 26th, 2010

Jesse Jackson to lead Detroit march

Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Rev. Jesse Jackson hopes to advance a new agenda that cuts across class -- not racial -- lines with a form of protest honed by earlier generations.Joined by United Auto Workers President Bob King, elected officials and ... 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 12th, 2010

Homes lost to foreclosure up 6 pct from last year

LOS ANGELES – The number of U.S. homes lost to foreclosure surged in July, as lenders take back more properties from homeowners who have been in default for months on end.Lenders repossessed 92,858 properties last month, up 9 percent from June and an increase of 6 percent from July 2009, ... continue reading

August 5th, 2010

Oil Spills Everywhere

BP has capped its leaking Macondo well, but that doesn't mean oil spills are now a thing of the past. Up in Michigan, a million gallons of crude have sloshed out of a pipeline into the Kalamazoo River. Governor Granholm has already declared the region a disaster area—and this may ... 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 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 3)

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July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 1)

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July 26th, 2010

Ticket sales up for Traverse City film fest

Michael Moore used to believe that tough times produced great movies. The Depression years are often referred to as the Golden Age of Hollywood. The years surrounding the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early 1970s saw the rise of the American independent film.So why, as artistic director of ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Homes lost to foreclosure on track for 1M in 2010

LOS ANGELES – More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a huge backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.Nearly 528,000 homes were taken over by lenders in the first six months of ... continue reading

June 18th, 2010

Nevada takes dubious jobless title from Michigan

NEW YORK ( -- Nevada's jobless rate hit a record high last month and and is now the highest in the nation, the first time in four years that Michigan doesn't hold that distinction, according to a government report released Friday. The Silver State's unemployment rate climbed to 14% in ... continue reading

April 1st, 2010

For Hutaree, Web rumor stoked anger at Obama

A member of the Hutaree militia charged with federal crimes was upset because she thought that President Barack Obama had signed into law this month a bill that would spend $20 billion to help the terrorist group Hamas settle in the U.S. There was never any such legislation, but Tina ... continue reading

March 30th, 2010

Raid on Hutaree puzzles Adrian

Adrian -- This small town in rural southeastern Michigan is known mostly for Adrian College and corn farms, but it's no stranger to controversial anti-government movements. The raid of an alleged Christian extremist group, Hutaree, has shocked residents of the small community of about 22,500 residents. "I don't know what ... continue reading

March 30th, 2010

Hutaree dialect -- rooted in religion or Pokemon?

Debate is raging on the Internet about the origins of the name and language of a Lenawee County-based militia group charged today in federal court with planning to "levy war" against the United States. Hutaree, pronounced Hut-a-ree, according to a Michigan Militia commander who has spoken with members of the ... continue reading

March 29th, 2010

Christian Militia Raid: Were the Hutaree Targeted for Threats Against Muslims?

Investigators are expected to release more information today in the raid on a Christian militia group, with one person involved in the militia movement suggesting the shadowy group had made threats against Muslims. "Obviously someone has a source or a wiretap or intel is coming to them in some form ... continue reading

March 29th, 2010

Bridgewater Township official turns to militia for help; watchdog groups question decision

Originally published on Thursday, March 25Bridgewater Township Supervisor Jolea Mull has twice sought help from militia members this year to search for missing township residents.The move is drawing criticism from militia watchdog groups, who say Mull is legitimizing an extreme right-wing movement that has a history of being associated with ... continue reading

March 12th, 2010

Michael Moore on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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January 3rd, 2010

Local Troops Leaving for Afghanistan

Saying goodbye isn't new for Amy Kehoe. Her husband has deployed several times before. But she says Saturday's ceremony was extra difficult. "I have a son going too, so it's hard," said Kehoe. Her son left Friday to prepare for his very first tour to Iraq. Now with her husband ... continue reading

November 23rd, 2009

Berrien soldier killed in action

ST. JOSEPH — Two Berrien County communities are grieving after a local soldier gave his life in Afghanistan to save dozens of others. Family members say Army Sgt. Daniel Frazier, 25, of St. Joseph, was killed Thursday by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan's Zabul Province. Family was told that his ... continue reading

November 15th, 2009

Study: Michigan crumbles under outdated tax system

California’s state finances are awful, but Michigan is among nine other states that aren’t far behind the Golden State in economic trauma, according to a new study. The shock waves of the domestic auto industry’s decline, home foreclosures and persistent state deficits could last for decades, according to the Pew ... continue reading

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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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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

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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...

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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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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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