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January 22nd, 2014

T.R. Reid, Author of 'The Healing of America,' Explains Why We Must Take Profit Out of Health Insurance and Why the Senate Finance Committee Refused to Allow That

T.R. REID: I've known Max Baucus for quite a long time, he's the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. And he had me come make a presentation on my film and my book to the Finance Committee. And all sixteen members showed up on a Monday, which is pretty unusual ... continue reading

January 16th, 2014

Chelsea Manning Awarded Sam Adams Integrity Prize for 2014

Announcement by Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII)The Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) have voted overwhelmingly to present the 2014 Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence to Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, U.S. Army Pvt. Manning is the 25 year-old intelligence ... continue reading

December 17th, 2013

2013 NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY QUOTES

Maureen O’Hara, Award-winning Actress – “The Quiet Man” “I am overjoyed that the Library of Congress has inducted The Quiet Man into its National Film Registry. It was the thrill of our lives for John Ford, John Wayne, myself, and everyone to make it. I had never seen Ireland more ... continue reading

December 17th, 2013

Cinema With The Right Stuff Marks 2013 National Film Registry: “Pulp Fiction,” “Mary Poppins,” “Roger & Me” Among Registry Additions

December 18, 2013 Press contact:  Sheryl Cannady (202) 707-6456, scannady@loc.gov Public contact: Steve Leggett (202) 707-5912, sleg@loc.gov To Media:  Select high-resolution images and video clips are available for a limited time; register at www.loc.gov/pressroom/registration. Cinema With The Right Stuff Marks 2013 National Film Registry: Pulp Fiction,” “Mary Poppins,” “Roger & Me” ... continue reading

August 11th, 2013

Traverse City Film Festival 2013 Awards!

During our fantastic Filmmaker Party, Founder and President Michael Moore announced our 2013 Award Winners. We have had so many incredible films, a few new categories and so many fun contests this year, here is a complete list of all of our award winners. Congrats to everyone! AUDIENCE AWARDS Audience ... continue reading

July 25th, 2013

House Democrats Who Voted Against the Amash/Conyers Amendment to Rein in the NSA

The Amash/Conyers amendment to rein in the National Security Agency's surveillance of U.S. citizens failed 205-217 on July 24th, 2013, with 94 Republicans and 111 Democrats voting for it. The following 83 Democrats voted against: Andrews Barber Barrow (GA) Bera (CA) Bishop (GA) Bishop (NY) Brown (FL) Brownley (CA) Butterfield ... continue reading

July 8th, 2013

Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski in 1968 on the Coming "Technocratic Dictatorship"

In 1968 Zbigniew Brzezinski, then a top advisor to the presidential campaign of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, wrote an article called "America in the Technetronic Age," making these predictions: ...the capacity to assert social and political control over the individual will vastly increase. It will soon be possible to assert ... continue reading

July 2nd, 2013

Statement from Jafar Panahi on His Invitation to Become a Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

"I would like to sincerely thank the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting me to join their organization. I am especially grateful to Michael Moore and the documentary branch for nominating me. "It’s an honor for me to join such a prestigious organization, and ... continue reading

June 25th, 2013

Excerpt from 'Pietà' in 'Here Comes Trouble' by Michael Moore

When we went back a few days later to sit in the House gallery, a new bill was up for discussion: the Voting Rights Act of 1965. From watching the evening news and being taught to read the daily newspaper, I knew that “colored people” were being unfairly treated, even ... continue reading

May 9th, 2013

Republic Windows Workers Seen in 'Capitalism: A Love Story' Now Opening Worker-Owned Factory in Chicago

Grand Opening of Worker-Owned Window Factory Former Republic Window and Door Union Workers Launch New Era Windows Cooperative   Press Contact:  Leah Fried, United Electrical Workers (UE) 773-550-3022, leahfried@gmail.com  Brendan Martin, The Working World 646-286-0846, brendan@theworkingworld.org   What:  Press Conference, followed by factory tour and Grand Opening Celebration   Who:  Elected ... continue reading

April 11th, 2013

Michigan Families to Rally for Sensible Gun Laws in Lansing

CONTACT:   Linda K. Brundage, Moms Demand Action MidMichigan/Lansing Chapter; (517) 337-3024 or Momsdemandaction.mimidlansing@gmail.com Kim Russell, National Director of Communications, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America; (917) 226-4420 or krussell@momsdemandaction.org ADVISORY for Saturday, April 13 Michigan Families to Rally for Sensible Gun Laws in Lansing All 5 State ... continue reading

April 4th, 2013

'Roger' makes its point with humor

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times September 5, 1989 When Flint, Mich., was named by Money magazine in 1988 (it bounced from No. 300 to No. 299 in the latest poll) as the worst place in America to live, some of the local citizens were so upset they held a rally ... continue reading

April 4th, 2013

Roger Ebert and 'Roger & Me'

Excerpted from Here Comes Trouble: Stories From My Life by Michael Moore I had shown a cut of [Roger & Me] to three film festival selection committees — Telluride, Toronto, and New York. They all liked it and accepted it to be shown at each of their festivals in September ... continue reading

March 24th, 2013

Three Actions to Take NOW to Help Reduce Gun Violence

These are the actions discussed at the March 23rd, 2013 panel discussion in New York City on gun violence following the 10th anniversary screening of 'Bowling for Columbine' organized by Moveon, USAction, Progressive Democrats of America, RootsAction and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Panelists were: Michael Moore Garlin Gilchrist ... continue reading

March 23rd, 2013

Talking Points for Gun Violence Conversations With Friends and Relatives

*Murder has been around since Cain and Abel. We will never eliminate all murder, but we can DRASTICALLY reduce it (as they have in almost every other First World democracy) by passing some very simple laws: An assault weapons ban, a ban on high-capacity ammo magazines, background checks on everyone ... continue reading

March 16th, 2013

Hold Your Own 10th Anniversary 'Bowling for Columbine' House Party and Discussion!

This coming Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, the 10th anniversary of 'Bowling for Columbine' winning an Oscar, Michael Moore is hosting thousands of nationwide house parties to watch it – and asking all Americans concerned about gun violence to join him and a panel of activists online afterward for a discussion ... continue reading

March 9th, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin on Sandra Day O'Connor's 'Regret' for Her Vote in Bush v. Gore

From NPR's Fresh Air With Terry Gross, March 6th, 2013: TERRY GROSS: So finally, since I did just talk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor yesterday, I want to ask you about something that I asked her, which related to something that you had said. And in one of our previous ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2013

Left on the Cutting Room Floor of 'The Gatekeepers'

On February 28th, 2013, Dror Moreh, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary 'The Gatekeepers,' spoke with Dave Davies of NPR's Fresh Air about what he wasn't able to include in the film due to time constraints: DAVE DAVIES: I know that you talked to these gentlemen a long time, and there ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2013

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin Talks About American Consumerism on Twitter

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February 26th, 2013

Statement of Emad Burnat, Co-Director of '5 Broken Cameras,' in Response to February 26th Buzzfeed Story

Emad Burnat released the following statement in response to a second Buzzfeed story about his detention with his family at Los Angeles International Airport while en route to the 2013 Oscars. When I arrived at LAX with my 8 year old child and wife, excited to attend the Academy Awards, ... continue reading

February 21st, 2013

From 'Epilogue: The Execution of Michael Moore'

Excerpted from Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life by Michael MooreIt was the night of March 23, 2003. Four nights earlier, George W. Bush had invaded Iraq, a sovereign country that not only had not attacked us, but was, in fact, the past recipient of military aid from the ... continue reading

February 20th, 2013

Statement of Emad Burnat, Co-Director of '5 Broken Cameras,' on Being Detained With His Family at Los Angeles International Airport

Last night, on my way from Turkey to Los Angeles, CA, my family and I were held at US immigration for about an hour and questioned about the purpose of my visit to the United States. Immigration officials asked for proof that I was nominated for an Academy Award® for ... continue reading

February 18th, 2013

Ten Years Ago Today from the Washington Post: 'EU Leaders Agree: Inspectors Should Get More Time'

The Washington Post ran this article referring with no caveats to Iraq's made up "weapons of mass destruction" exactly ten years to the day before printing quotes from a made up "interview" Michael Moore supposedly gave to an Iranian magazineEU Leaders Agree: Inspectors Should Get More TimeFebruary 18, 2003, Page ... continue reading

February 18th, 2013

Ten Years Ago Today from the Washington Post: '2-Week Window Frames Bush's Decision on War'

The Washington Post ran this front page article referring with no caveats to Saddam Hussein's "chemical and biological weapons" exactly ten years to the day before printing quotes from a made up "interview" Michael Moore supposedly gave to an Iranian magazine 2-Week Window Frames Bush's Decision on WarFebruary 18, 2003, ... continue reading

February 6th, 2013

'Irrefutable' -- the Washington Post on Colin Powell's Iraq Presentation to the United Nations

The Washington Post's below unsigned editorial published the day after Colin Powell's Iraq presentation to the UN Security Council is no longer available on the Post's website Irrefutable February 6, 2003 Editorial, Pg. A36 AFTER SECRETARY OF STATE Colin L. Powell's presentation to the United Nations Security Council yesterday, it ... 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...

Apr 20th
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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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