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Michael Moore is an Academy-Award winning filmmaker and best-selling author. His films 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' 'Bowling for Columbine' and 'SiCKO' are among the all-time top ten grossing documentaries.

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 28th, 2014

If Henry Ford Could Pay a $15 Minimum Wage 100 Years Ago, So Can We

In the State of the Union address tonight, President Obama is going to call for a national minimum wage of $10.10. Then in their response the Republicans will say that'd be a huge disaster that would make the Washington Monument fall over, Mt. Rushmore explode, etc. But here's what neither ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 21st, 2014

One of Ezra Klein's Last Wonkblog Posts Made an Unwonky Mistake About My Obamacare Op-Ed

My New Year's Day op-ed in the New York Times seems to have kickstarted a discussion about how to make Obamacare better. I hope you can read it if you haven't already and get involved. But it also attracted criticism from, surprisingly, the otherwise very smart and very cool Ezra ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 18th, 2013

Thank You, Library of Congress: 'Roger & Me' to Be Added to National Film Registry

This morning it was announced by the Library of Congress and the National Film Preservation Board that my first film, 'Roger & Me', has been placed on the National Film Registry -- the official list of films that are, according to an act of Congress, to be preserved and protected ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 14th, 2013

Michael Moore Tweets on Eve of Newtown Anniversary

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 9th, 2013

A Masterpiece -- "12 Years a Slave" -- Opens Today at the State Theatre in Traverse City, Michigan

Click here for this week's full schedule for the State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. The day has arrived. For two months I have eagerly awaited the day when we could dim the lights at the State Theatre, flip the switch on the Barco 4K, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 10th, 2013

Tweets on John Kerry's Accidental Diplomacy

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

July 30th, 2013

What Bradley Manning's Sentence Will Tell Us About Our Military Justice System

Today Bradley Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 counts, including violating the Espionage Act, releasing classified information and disobeying orders. That's the bad news. The good news is he was found not guilty on the charge of "aiding the enemy." That's 'cause who he was aiding was us, the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

June 5th, 2013

Here's How We Built a Movie Theater for the People – and Why the MPAA Says It's #1 in the World

This past week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the main federation of Hollywood's six major studios, posted on their web site a list of what they believe are some of the best movie theaters in the world. And listed as #1 is the historic State Theatre of Traverse City, Michigan, an incredible movie palace which ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 23rd, 2013

Invite Some People Over to Your Home TONIGHT and Watch 'Bowling For Columbine' with Thousands of Your Fellow Americans!

This evening is going be a big moment in turning our country around on the issue of gun violence. That's why I desperately want you to be part of it! Please join me and thousands of others in a virtual grassroots nationwide townhall from your own living room. Here's how ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 21st, 2013

Please Watch 'Bowling for Columbine' With Me This Saturday Night, the 10th Anniversary of Winning the Oscar

I am hosting a nationwide series of house parties this Saturday night where tens of thousands of people will gather together in living rooms to watch 'Bowling for Columbine' and then hold a live "town hall" to discuss what the 310 million of us who aren't members of the NRA ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 15th, 2013

Join Me to Kick Off a Mass Movement Against Gun Violence From Your Living Room on Saturday, March 23rd

The response to my Newtown letter this week has been overwhelming. It is so very clear to everyone that the majority of Americans have had it with how we as a country have recklessly allowed the NRA and the gun manufacturers to get away, literally, with murder. That, right now, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

March 13th, 2013

America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA)

The year was 1955. Emmett Till was a young African American boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi. One day Emmett was seen "flirting" with a white woman in town, and for that he was mutilated and murdered at the age of fourteen. He was found with part of a ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

February 26th, 2013

My Final Word on Buzzfeed and Emad Burnat's Detention at LAX

Thanks to everyone for bearing with me as I spend so much time on what happened to Emad Burnat. It's important to me because he's my friend, and he's being bullied. In the U.S., being Palestinian = Easy Target. It's not right.If you haven't been following this since the beginning, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

February 26th, 2013

Michael Moore Responds to Buzzfeed Story on '5 Broken Cameras' Co-Director Emad Burnat

On Tuesday, February 19th, Emad Burnat, the Palestianian co-director of the Oscar-nominated documentary '5 Broken Cameras,' was detained with his wife and son at Los Angeles International Airport after arriving for the Academy Awards. Michael Moore wrote about his efforts to help Burnat and his family gain admittance to the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

February 20th, 2013

How My Friend and Current Oscar Nominee Emad Burnat Was Held and Threatened with Deportation Last Night at LAX

Last night was the Motion Picture Academy-sponsored dinner in Beverly Hills honoring the directors and producers of this year's five nominated films for Best Documentary. The dinner was an occasional tradition my wife and I started six years ago when we took our fellow nominees (we were nominated for 'Sicko') ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 25th, 2013

In Defense of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

There comes a point about two-thirds of the way through 'Zero Dark Thirty' where it is clear something, or someone, on high has changed. The mood at the CIA has shifted, become subdued. It appears that the torture-approving guy who's been president for the past eight years seems to be, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 5th, 2013

Dear Bill Kristol: More People Than You Thought Are Vulgar, Disgusting and Far-Left

I just sent this to Bill Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and one of the most influential advocates of our invasion of Iraq. He posted something this morning about my post where I found an old quote from Chuck Hagel about how the Iraq War is all about the oil. I'll let ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 4th, 2013

Six Years Ago, Chuck Hagel Told the Truth About Iraq

You might have seen that on Monday President Obama will likely nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican, to be Secretary of Defense. But what you probably haven't seen – because everyone has forgotten – is that back in 2007, Chuck Hagel went totally crazy and told the truth ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

January 3rd, 2013

Those Who Say "I Support the Troops" Should Just Stop, Out of Respect for the Troops

I don't support the troops, America, and neither do you. I am tired of the ruse we are playing on these brave citizens in our armed forces. And guess what -- a lot of these soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines see right through the bull**** of those words, ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 31st, 2012

My New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year! Have you made your resolutions for 2013? Here are mine: 1. Learn the names of the people two doors down from me and invite them over for dinner. 2. Learn how to make dinner. 3. Buy a gun. Stroke it. Squeeze it. Hold it. Love it. Shoot ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 31st, 2012

Michael Moore Answers Twitter Questions About Bowling for Columbine, Sunday, December 30th

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 28th, 2012

Michael Moore Answers Twitter Questions About Bowling for Columbine, Thursday, December 27th

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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 24th, 2012

Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns

After watching the deranged, delusional National Rifle Association press conference on Friday, it was clear that the Mayan prophecy had come true. Except the only world that was ending was the NRA's. Their bullying power to set gun policy in this country is over. The nation is repulsed by the ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 22nd, 2012

Michael Moore Answers Twitter Questions About Bowling for Columbine, Friday, December 21st

Bowling for Columbine will be shown on Current TV at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT and 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT every day except Christmas from Saturday, December 22nd to Friday, December 28th   RT @THuff7 how long did all that research take? The film took a little over three ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 16th, 2012

A Note From Michael Moore

I am truly beside myself this time. I tried to ring a warning bell about this a decade ago. The disease has only gotten worse. But...you feel something different in the air across America tonight, don't you? People have had it and the outrage is loud and visible. I'm convinced ... continue reading

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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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
1:21 PM
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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
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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