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Mike & Friends Blog from 'July 2013'

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Michael Prysner

Iraq War Veteran, Anti-War Activist

July 11th, 2013

Ft. Hood soldier successfully refuses deployment to Afghanistan

On April 1st, the Our Lives Our Rights campaign deployed veterans and active-duty soldiers to Fort Hood, TX, ahead of an impending deployment to Afghanistan with the message “You don’t have to go!” OLOR organizers distributed thousands of leaflets on and off base, conducted high-profile visibility actions, and was covered ... continue reading

Olivia Lawrence-Weilmann

Student Activist

July 11th, 2013

'Use Cinema as a Weapon': an Interview with Young Chilean Filmmaker Guille Sohrens

Students in Chile have been unhappy with their educational system for at least two decades.  Its structure was designed during the reign of Augusto Pinochet, the notorious dictator who disappeared and tortured  over 40,000 people. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14584095), and it has not been remodeled since he left office.  Before Pinochet’s dictatorship, approximately ... continue reading

Tia Lessin and Carl Deal

Co-directors, 'Citizen Koch'

July 9th, 2013

Help 'Citizen Koch' Beat the Koch Brothers and Get Released

Dear Friend, In our new film “Citizen Koch,” we look at the effect of unlimited campaign spending unleashed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case. The title is intended as a metaphor for the outsized influence wealthy individuals and corporate interests have in our democracy. We can’t ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 8th, 2013

You Cannot Kid a Kidder, Though the US Health System Thinks It Can

My mom and dad used to tell me, "You can't kid a kidder," as a way to impress upon me that they could probably tell when I was trying to be less than honest with an explanation for my behavior. They also said that when they felt someone was being ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

July 8th, 2013

How Do You Know When President Obama Is Lying? MSNBC Won't Tell You

I was a young person when I first heard the quip: "How do you know when the President is lying? His lips are moving." At the time, President Nixon was expanding the war in Vietnam to other countries and deploying the White House "plumbers" to commit crimes against antiwar leakers. ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 4th, 2013

It Isn't Universal Health Care If It Isn't Universal

Learning about the Obama administration's decision to allow businesses to delay full implementation of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare employer mandates to provide health insurance coverage didn't exactly surprise me. For a very long time now, corporate interests in the United States have taken precedence over individual human rights. Corporate profits, ... continue reading

Jon Schwarz

MichaelMoore.com

July 3rd, 2013

A Look Back at Obama's 2009 Words to Latin America

After the U.S. demanded that France, Spain, Italy and Portugal close their airspace to the plane of Bolivian president Evo Morales, it's worth taking a look back at what Obama said at the April, 2009 Summit of the Americas in his first major address to the people and leaders of ... continue reading

Nathan Fuller

BradleyManning.org

July 1st, 2013

Guide to Bradley Manning's trial: arguments, issues, terms

This Bradley Manning trial primer summarizes defense and government arguments generally, highlights documents and issues in contention, and previews the schedule ahead. We’ll update as needed and as new developments unfold. Learn more about how to attend the proceedings here. Read our daily reports from the courtroom here. By Mike McKee, Emma Cape, ... continue reading

Peter Van Buren

Author, 'We Meant Well'

July 1st, 2013

Edward Snowden’s Long Flight: What a Whistleblower Thinks a Fellow Whistleblower Might Have Thought

As a State Department whistleblower, I think a lot about Edward Snowden. I can’t help myself. My friendships with other whistleblowers like Tom Drake, Jesslyn Radack, Daniel Ellsberg, and John Kiriakou lead me to believe that, however different we may be as individuals, our acts have given us much in ... 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...

Apr 22nd
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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
2:58 AM
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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
7:31 PM
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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
7:28 PM
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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
12:41 PM
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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
2:00 PM
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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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