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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 29th, 2011

Michael Moore on the Colbert Report -- March 28th, 2011

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Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

March 23rd, 2011

Will “Bitches” and “Turds” Decide the Fate of Wisconsin?

The reign of lawlessness continues in Wisconsin. Last week, a local court issued a stay temporarily blocking the implementation of Governor Scott Walker's radical proposal to do away with most collective bargaining rights for public workers and cripple labor's ability to collect union dues. The court put a halt to ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2011

The Cost of One F-15E Lost in Libya Is 563 Wisconsin Teachers

According to the New York Times, the U.S. fighter jet that just crashed in Libya was an F-15E Strike Eagle.The Air Force says each F-15E cost $31.1 million in 1998 dollars (not including fuel, pilot training or anything else). Adjusted for inflation, that's $42.23 million today.Wisconsin teachers are paid an ... continue reading

Leah Fried

UE organizer

March 14th, 2011

In States without Collective Bargaining Workers Get a Raw Deal

As northern states like Wisconsin seek to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public service workers we should examine what it’s like to work in states that don’t have this basic human right.  While right wing pundits declare how great it is to work without collective bargaining, the reality is workers ... continue reading

Alan Grayson

U.S. Congressman

March 12th, 2011

Did They Die in Vain?

On May 4, 1886, in Haymarket Square in Chicago, the public rallied peacefully in support of 40,000 workers in Chicago who had gone on strike, to win the right to organize. The police attacked, and eight died. On July 6, 1892, in Homestead, Pennsylvania, 3800 workers went on strike, to ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

March 12th, 2011

WI Firefighters Spark "Move Your Money" Moment

On the day that the bill passed the Wisconsin Assembly effectively ending 50 years of collective bargaining in Wisconsin and eviscerating the ability of public unions to raise money through dues, a new front opened in the battle for the future of Wisconsin families. Bagpipes blaring, hundreds of firefighters walked ... continue reading

March 10th, 2011

"This Madison Movement Has Turned into a Mad Nation" -- Michael Moore on the Rachel Maddow Show, March 9th, 2011

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Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

March 9th, 2011

The Wisconsin Uprising Is a Bottom-Up Movement -- Should We Hope DC Leaders Don't Get in the Way?

Since the financial crisis and President Obama's election in the fall of 2008, there have been two major actions taken by working people that commanded the attention of America's financial elite -- the 2008 occupation of Republic Windows and Doors factory in Chicago and the current Wisconsin State Capitol occupation. ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 6th, 2011

How I Got to Madison, Wisconsin

Early yesterday morning, around 1:00 AM, I had finished work for the day on my current "project" (top secret for now -- sorry, no spoiler alerts!). Someone had sent me a link to a discussion Bill O'Reilly had had with Sarah Palin a few hours earlier about my belief that ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 5th, 2011

VIDEO: America Is NOT Broke

America is not broke. Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. ... continue reading

Sondra Youdelman

Community Voices Heard

March 5th, 2011

Reclaiming Our Democracy…from the States to the Capitol

What’s happening across our country is both tragic and inspiring. On the tragic side are the blatant attacks against public sector workers and low-income families. On the inspiring side are the mobilizations happening in Wisconsin and beyond as people stand up and fight to take the country back. Things got ... continue reading

Mary Bottari

Director, Real Economy Project

March 4th, 2011

Scott Walker Down the Rat Hole with the Palace Guard

The Wisconsin State Capitol has erupted in a torrent of lawlessness this week that schoolchildren will be reading about for years. No, I don't mean rowdy protests resulting in mass arrests. Even though some 300,000 people have visited the capitol in the last two weeks, the crowds have been peaceful ... continue reading

Reggie Cervantes

9/11 Rescue Worker

March 2nd, 2011

The Wizard Will See You Now, Scott Walker

I've been thinking of how Republicans and Tea Partyers hate socialism, communism and want less government -- but don't act like it. The Governor of Wisconsin, the great Cheese Head himself, wants to kill collective bargaining for public unions -- in other words, give no control to Wisconsinites like teachers ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

March 1st, 2011

Like Scott Walker, Honeywell CEO Has Threatened to Use Troops to Bust a Strike

Last Friday, two van loads of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7-669 members, who have been locked out of the Honeywell uranium facility in Metropolis, Ill., for nine months, traveled through the night to join the ongoing protest in the Wisconsin State Capitol. “After all the support we have seen from ... continue reading

Rose Ann DeMoro

Executive Director, National Nurses United

March 1st, 2011

Nurses Offer to Buy President's Shoes to March With Workers

The past two weeks have been a "Where's Waldo" moment for President Obama. He's been largely a bystander while tens of thousands of American workers, joined by students, and community allies, marched in Madison's snow and freezing temperatures, and slept on the floors of the capitol to defend their most ... continue reading

February 28th, 2011

Michael Moore on GritTV, Part 1 - 2/28/11

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February 28th, 2011

Cairo in Wisconsin

The call reportedly arrived from Cairo. Pizza for the protesters, the voice said. It was Saturday, February 20th, and by then Ian's Pizza on State Street in Madison, Wisconsin, was overwhelmed. One employee had been assigned the sole task of answering the phone and taking down orders. And in they ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

February 25th, 2011

A Message of Solidarity with Workers from Cindy Sheehan

A MESSAGE FROM CINDY SHEEHAN Working women and men, I stand with you, because I am one of you! Some people call me the “Peace Mom," because of my unwavering work and stand for peace. In 2004, my son Casey made the ultimate sacrifice for war profiteering and imperial hubris; ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

February 24th, 2011

Fighting for Fair Fights and for Aurora

We try to teach our children to fight when they need to but to fight fairly unless there is no other choice to protect life and limb.  At least that’s what my parents tried to teach me and what I tried to teach my kids.  Though I know that the ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 24th, 2011

How Obama's Organizing Election Efforts Influenced the Wisconsin Protests

It's a constantly shifting, energetic crowd on the third floor of the capitol, with graduate students running around frantically in the situation room of the Teacher Assistant Association. They are discussing setting up phone banks to get more graduate students to come out for protests, plans to arrange for more ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 24th, 2011

Labor Leaders Say Wisconsin Signals 'New Era of Labor Militancy'

MADISON, WIS.—In the past, labor leaders have been hesitant to call militant actions in part because they're afraid they won’t have the support and energy of union members. But after the massive outpouring of rank and file support in Wisconsin during the last eight days—triggered by proposed GOP legislation that ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 22nd, 2011

Is Scott Walker Cutting Off Internet Access To Thwart Protesters?

According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to key protest organizers within the state Capitol building. If you are in the Capitol attempting to access the internet from a free wifi ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 22nd, 2011

Madison Area AFL CIO Votes to Prepare For General Strike

This evening in a press release from IBEW Local 2304 President Dave Pokilinski, I received word that the 45,000 member Southern Central Federation of Labor, the local chapter of the AFL-CIO for the Madison and Southern Central Wisconsin area, has voted to make preparations for a general strike. The press ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

February 21st, 2011

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity Are Alive

Here in Madison, Wisconsin, where protesters have occupied the State Capitol Building to stop the pending bill that would eliminate workers' right to collective bargaining, echoes of Cairo are everywhere. Protesters here were elated by the photo of an Egyptian engineer named Muhammad Saladin Nusair holding a sign in Tahrir ... continue reading

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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...

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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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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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Mar 12th
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Mar 10th
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Mar 7th
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Mar 6th
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Mar 5th
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Mar 3rd
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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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