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Mike & Friends Blog from 'October 2009'

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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 28th, 2009

Single Payer State Option Threatened in House

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the healthcare bill she plans to bring to the floor Thursday, will it still have the amendment that allows individual states the option of bypassing legal barriers to pass state single payer bills? Apparently not, in the latest concession to the insurance industry, Blue ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 28th, 2009

TARP-Loving Joe Loves Bailing Out Banks but Not Providing Healthcare

Are we to believe Senator Joe Lieberman objects to a public health insurance plan because he's a raging believer in the free market or in protecting taxpayers funds? That's just not true Joe. You're a TARP-lover, aren't you? Come on, tell the truth.Joe loved voting for the Troubled Asset Relief ... continue reading

Leah Fried

UE organizer

October 27th, 2009

After the Showdown

Over 5,000 people greeted the American Bankers Association today outside their fancy Magnificent Mile hotel in downtown Chicago. People took to the streets to voice their disgust at bank greed and to fight the misery caused by bank abuses. There were many unemployed workers, people who have lost their homes ... continue reading

Mike Ferner

Veterans for Peace

October 27th, 2009

No One Else Will Stop the Killing

In a statement today directed to the U.S. House of Representatives, President Obama and its membership, Veterans For Peace urged its chapters to demonstrate opposition to the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan by doing two things: 1) Take the actions listed below within the next several days, before President Obama ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 27th, 2009

Why Isn't 122 Dead Americans Every Day a National Health Emergency?

Why does H1N1 call for a Presidential designation as a national emergency while the preventable deaths of 45,000 Americans every year (122 every day) is not? Swine flu leads the news. You can die from swine flu, or should we say H1N1, even if you have no underlying health conditions. ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 26th, 2009

The American Bankers Association's 15 Minutes of Fame in Chicago

Like termites, the American Bankers Association (ABA) does most of its damage in the dark. But, the ABA is getting a brief period in the limelight this week as a result of the Showdown in Chicago. The Showdown is a series of protests organized by a number of community groups ... continue reading

Katie Robbins

Katie Robbins is the Assistant National Coordinator of Healthcare-NOW! and a firm believer that health care is a human right that must be delivered to all people without financial barriers

October 26th, 2009

Single Payer Comes to Vote – Action Needed!

If you’re like me, you are currently hoping that Democratic leadership will take the thousand-plus page health care bills in the House and Senate, wad them up with all the loopholes, mandates, giveaways, and gaps, and throw them in the trash can. Thanks to Rep. Weiner [D-NY], and Senator Sanders ... continue reading

George Goehl

George Goehl is the executive director of National People’s Action

October 26th, 2009

Enough is Enough

Yesterday afternoon, more than 1,000 people from 20 states came by bus, train, and plane to the Showdown in Chicago to deliver the message “Enough is Enough” to the American Bankers Association at their annual convention. At the opening session, story after story spoke to the pain and frustration that ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 23rd, 2009

Weiner’s Amendment Breathes 45,000 Lives into H.R. 3200

Wow. Things are getting pretty tense out in the trenches where we’ve all seen Wall Street bailouts and bulging unemployment while Congress inches forward on the healthcare reform debate. Millions of us have lost jobs, homes, retirement savings and access to healthcare benefits. And if many in the for-profit health ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 22nd, 2009

The $200,000 Insult: Come to Chicago

Kenneth Feinberg, President Obama's compensation czar for bailed out banks, appears to have taken some genuine steps to rein in excessive executive compensation at the basket case banks that received the most TARP money. He cut cash salaries by 90 percent in some cases and reduced overall compensation for the ... 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

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

October 19th, 2009

Take America Back from the Banks

The elites hate to acknowledge it, but when large numbers of ordinary people are moved to action, it changes the narrow political world where the elites call the shots. Inside accounts reveal the extent to which Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon's conduct of the Vietnam war was constrained by the ... continue reading

Leah Fried

UE organizer

October 14th, 2009

Two Things You Can Do This Month to Break Your Abusive Relationship with Capitalism

Capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic and un-American. Yep, Michael Moore said it -- out loud and in a movie!When you go see Capitalism: A Love Story you will be told that the reason you have those feelings of being abused, misled and ignored by corporate America (and most of our elected ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

October 13th, 2009

Capitalism: An Apathy Story

This Thursday, in a move that would make Baron von Louis Rothschild blush with shame (or burst with pride), Goldman Sachs will announce that it is more than doubling its bonus pool: from 11 billion in 2007 to 23 billion in 2008.I always thought the concept of the “Welfare Queen” ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

October 13th, 2009

Finance's Five Fatal Flaws

1.    The financial sector harms the real economy.The financial sector, even when it is not in crisis, harms the real economy.  First, it is vastly too large.  The finance sector is an intermediary (a “middleman”) and like all middlemen it should be as small as possible while still being capable ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 11th, 2009

Pilots on Food Stamps

This week, the new 'Mike & Friends Blog' section will be added to MichaelMoore.com. In additional to my blog, I have asked a few people, like Rep. Marcy Kaptur (the Democrat from Toledo who has deservedly become the star of my movie!) and Leah Fried (who helped organize the sit-down ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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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
3:28 PM
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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
9:48 AM
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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
2:19 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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
7:38 PM
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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
8:27 PM
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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
3:55 PM
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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
10:13 PM
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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
5:41 PM
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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
4:48 PM
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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
5:56 PM
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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
5:38 PM
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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
9:40 PM
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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
9:08 PM
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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
4:59 PM
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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
10:07 AM
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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
9:53 AM
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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
2:24 PM
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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
6:48 PM
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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
1:08 PM
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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
1:02 PM
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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
8:39 PM
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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
1:21 PM
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