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June 21st, 2010

American SiCKOs Head to Detroit

WASHINGTON - June 21 - Three women who were featured in Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary, SiCKO, will be marching, meeting and speaking in support of healthcare as a basic human right in the United States this week in Detroit at the U.S Social Forum. Each woman will convey the message ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 21st, 2010

Anniversary of an American SiCKO

Michael Moore’s documentary, SiCKO, opened in theaters across the United States three years ago this week. I had seen it once in May of 2007 along with several others who were also subjects featured in the film, so for six weeks before the wider premier, my anticipation of events to ... continue reading

May 2nd, 2010

Coffee Party attendees pleased with local turnout

Devon Douglass, 21, heard about the coffee party from friends living in other cities, and said she was pleased to see a group forming is Springfield."I'm here to meet people who share the same values, as well as hear some things I've never heard before," said the college student, one ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

Temple and nurses settle strike

After four marathon days of negotiating, Temple University Hospital and its 1,500 nurses and allied health professionals reached an agreement Tuesday to end a 28-day strike that began March 31.The employees plan to return to work at 7 p.m. Friday, assuming the proposed contract is approved during three ratification votes ... continue reading

April 22nd, 2010

Michael Moore on Countdown With Keith Olbermann (Guest Host Lawrence O'Donnell) - Part 2

(At 1:55)MOORE: If the insurance company is caught denying somebody because of a preexisting condition ... their fine, according to this new law, is $100 a day. One hundred dollars. Now, do you think they're going to take the fine, or do you think they're going to pay thousands of ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

April 15th, 2010

24 Hours in a U.S. Patient’s Life with No Hope for Change

It’s 10:45 p.m. when the patient’s legs begin to shake.  First like a chill setting in and then more like a tremor.  The only thing that helps is standing.  As the shaking continues, the patient breaks out in a cold sweat and has a mild chest discomfort, something he has ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

March 29th, 2010

Michael Moore: A Love Story

If you know the Upper West Side of Manhattan, you know there are probably more progressives per square inch here than in all the 50 states.  So, it's no surprise that a big bunch of people showed up this evening at my small one-bedroom apartment in this highly liberal neighborhood ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 22nd, 2010

SiCKOs Lament: Health Bill Passage

So, it’s a new day in America, the Dem’s leadership proclaims-- I’m to believe that just like the passage of Social Security in 1935 and Medicare in 1965, this healthcare bill will bring long-term and profound changes to the broken healthcare system in ways that will make me more able ... continue reading

March 16th, 2010

Michael Moore: Dems 'Were Handed The Ball And Couldn't Take It 10 Yards Down The Field'

The only way Democrats may be able to salvage November, according to Michael Moore, is to "find their courage" this week, add a public option back to the health care bill and start passing as much liberal legislation as possible."Maybe they won't win. But their boat is sinking. And when ... continue reading

December 18th, 2009

Filmmaker threatens CT boycott over Lieberman

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is threatening to organize a boycott of Connecticut in response to Sen. Joseph Lieberman's opposition to key parts of federal health care legislation. Moore told The Associated Press he will launch the boycott if Lieberman continues to block the bill and residents fail to pressure him ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2009

Michael Moore takes "Capitalism" censure to Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Firebrand director Michael Moore is in Japan to promote his latest documentary on the global economic meltdown, which he says should resonate in a nation that has already seen the dark side of capitalism. "Capitalism: A Love Story" opens in Japan on Saturday, and Moore, on his ... continue reading

November 17th, 2009

Filmmaker urges Canadians to stand on guard against 'two Canadas' health care

TORONTO — Canadians need to stand on guard against creating two Canadas when it comes to health care - one for the rich and one for the poor, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore said Tuesday.Instead, Moore warned, Canadians seem to be on a misguided quest to become more like Americans when ... continue reading

November 16th, 2009

Your choice - the film or the fundraiser?

I saw Michael Moore's new film Capitalism - A Love Story last week and readers of this blog won't be surprised I'm giving it a five-star rating.It's in the same style as his previous films Bowling for Columbine and Sicko as he picks apart the economic crisis and the greatest ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

November 1st, 2009

Nataline Keeps Bending the Arc of Healthcare Justice

"Someday, my story will be your story," Gregor Sarkisyan, father of the late Nataline Sarkisyan, 17, who died December 20, 2007, as CIGNA denied her care. She could be your child, she could be my child, she was his child. Watch Gregor’s still grief-stricken face as he tries again to ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 21st, 2009

Greed Claims Another American Mother and Child. Had Enough?

Jenny Fritts was 24 years old. Jenny lived with her husband Sean for the past five years, and together they had a little girl named Kylee, 2. Jenny was seven-and-a-half months pregnant with her second child - a beautiful, baby girl. Jenny is dead. Jenny's unborn baby is dead. They ... continue reading

October 17th, 2009

Dr. Jack Stanzler: A Flint Hero

I would like to tell you about a good friend of mine who passed away this week. His name was Jack Stanzler. He was well known in Flint for decades, one of the true fighters for social justice in the area where I grew up.Jack was always keen to remind ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

NOC Dems to screen 'Sicko'

The Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa chapter of Young Democrats of America is sponsoring a screening of the 2007 documentary “Sicko,” about the American health care industry, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Walcher Conference Center in the Student Union. This screening is free and open to the public. “Sicko” ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

Medicare for all Americans

The insurance industry has been working overtime to protect its commercial interest and the monstrous cash flow they take from U.S. citizens. Even locally, Santa Maria has people who have a vested interest in derailing any attempt to change the way insurance is manipulated by the industry.Scott Dunn, a partner ... continue reading

October 15th, 2009

Obituary: Jack Stanzler

STANZLER, Jack Arthur - age 81, of Ann Arbor, formerly of Flint, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Ann Arbor. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at Congregation Beth Israel, 200 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor with Rabbi Rob Dobrusin officiating. Interment will ... continue reading

October 11th, 2009

Wanting Moore

DOCUMENTARY directors are like theatre actors. You know they must be working out of love because there is no way they are doing it for the money. As far as documentary makers who have become rich off of their work, you can probably count them on one hand, if not ... continue reading

October 9th, 2009

Mike's Second Largest Opening Ever! Don't Miss 'Capitalism' this Weekend

Friends, It's your friendly webmaster from here to remind you THIS is THE weekend to go see the movie so much of America is talking about: "Capitalism: A Love Story." As you know, documentaries do not last long in theaters so don't put off going to what many critics ... continue reading

October 4th, 2009

For Those of You on Your Way to Church This Morning ...a note from Michael Moore

Friends, I'd like to have a word with those of you who call yourselves Christians (Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Bill Maherists, etc. can read along, too, as much of what I have to say, I'm sure, can be applied to your own spiritual/ethical values). In my new film I speak for ... continue reading

September 27th, 2009

Box Office: 'Capitalism' Hits 2009 High; 'Coco' Not Far Behind (UPDATED)

By Peter Knegt / IndiewireAccording to weekend estimates, Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story"'s limited debut this weekend has resulted in 2009's highest per-theater-average. On four screens, the Overture Films released took in a massive $240,000, averaging $60,000. If that estimate holds, it will top March's "Sunshine Cleaning" - also ... continue reading

September 27th, 2009

Michael and Me

Sun Media's Jim Slotek talks to filmmaker Michael Moore about his latest documentary, Capitalism: A Love StoryBy Jim Slotek / Edmonton SunIt's called Capitalism: A Love Story. And it's ostensibly Michael Moore's magnum opus. Under the shadow of the global recession, it ties together his fury over downsizing (Roger & ... continue reading

September 24th, 2009

Michael Moore takes on capitalism: `everything I want to say is in this film.'

By Jay Stone / Canwest News Service TORONTO - Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, is the Michael Mooreiest film he has ever made.It has a little bit of everything, including attacks on George Bush, exposes of dreadful behaviour by large corporations, scenes of economic devastation in Flint, ... continue reading

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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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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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