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March 19th, 2010

7th anniversary of Iraq War passes, little noticed

RALEIGH, N.C. — It was a day like any other day — except that it was the seventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. And, for the most part, that was forgotten."Honestly, with everything that's going on in my personal life, it slipped my mind," said Chris Skidmore, 39, ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Michael Moore on Countdown With Keith Olbermann (Guest Host Lawrence O'Donnell) - Part 1

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Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

March 15th, 2010

Come Chat With the New WH Chief of Staff, Michael Moore

When I first heard the title of Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, I laughed out loud. I already felt Michael was on to something. And then, the economy collapsed. A decade of wealth, gone. The words "economic depression" dancing around the edges of news stories. I really ... continue reading

March 9th, 2010

Goldman Sachs sued by big pension fund over pay

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc was sued on Monday by a large union pension fund that accused the Wall Street investment bank of overpaying its executives.The International Brotherhood of Electric Workers fund filed the lawsuit in Delaware Chancery Court, seeking to recover money for the company on behalf of ... continue reading

H. Candace Gorman

H. Candace Gorman is a civil rights/human rights lawyer in Chicago who is representing two Guantánamo detainees.

March 8th, 2010

Yes, I Am Pissed Off

I often give speeches to groups that are interested in hearing about my experiences representing two men at Guantanamo. Last week I spoke to a group of high school students in the Chicago area. I had spoken to students from this same school a few years ago and now some ... continue reading

Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown is an author who developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles.

February 24th, 2010

Campaigning for State-Owned Banks

While bank bailouts fatten Wall Street, states continue to battle the credit crisis. In the search for innovative solutions, some political candidates are proposing that states generate their own credit by setting up their own banks. State budgets for 2010 face the largest shortfalls on record, totaling $194 billion or ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Obama on financial reform: Fee on big banks, consumer protection

Obama promised financial reform in his State of the Union, saying he wanted a fee on the biggest banks to recover the rest of the bailout money and would veto any reform bill that didn't meet his standards. He said consumers should "have the information they need to make financial ... continue reading

January 27th, 2010

Group demands banks give up bonuses to fill state budget gap

Hundreds of sign-toting members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) stormed the lobbies of two downtown Des Moines banks Tuesday afternoon, temporarily halting business activities to demand the banks give up their employee bonuses to help pare down Iowa’s projected $1 billion budget shortfall.While customers and bank employees looked ... continue reading

Hugh Espey

Hugh Espey is the Executive Director of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.

January 25th, 2010

The Big Banks Broke Our Economy – Now They Need to Fix It!

We invite you to join us Tuesday, Jan. 26 as we take our message of Enough is Enough! – Put the People First! to the doorsteps of Wells Fargo – one of the big banks that crashed our economy and state budgets. We will demand they change the way they ... continue reading

January 24th, 2010

The woman Democrats need

ON THE day after Tuesday’s electoral loss, the Obama administration brought an unfamiliar face to the White House - Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard Law professor noted for her staunch advocacy on behalf the middle class and fierce criticism of the bank bailouts. Perhaps the administration will take a more aggressive ... continue reading

January 6th, 2010

Chris Dodd to step aside

Embattled Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has scheduled a press conference at his home in Connecticut Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek re-election, according to sources familiar with his plans.Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling ... continue reading

December 23rd, 2009

AIG executives' promises to return bonuses have gone largely unfulfilled

When word spread earlier this year that American International Group had paid more than $165 million in retention bonuses at the division that had precipitated the company's downfall, outrage erupted, with employees getting death threats and President Obama urging that every legal avenue be pursued to block the payments.New York ... continue reading

November 17th, 2009

One year later, gov't can't track TARP

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One year ago, America's biggest banks were failing. And the government was more than willing to bail them out.We now know it as TARP.But at the time it was called the "Healthy Banks Program."Wheel barrows full of cash - billions of taxpayer dollars - were spent ... continue reading

November 16th, 2009

Your choice - the film or the fundraiser?

I saw Michael Moore's new film Capitalism - A Love Story last week and readers of this blog won't be surprised I'm giving it a five-star rating.It's in the same style as his previous films Bowling for Columbine and Sicko as he picks apart the economic crisis and the greatest ... continue reading

November 14th, 2009

'America's Mayor' Calls for a Moratorium on Home Foreclosures

Thursday, November 12th, on MSNBC's 'The Ed Show,' Virg Bernero, Mayor of Lansing, Michigan, calls for a moratorium on home foreclosures:ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC HOST: I know the housing market is still not stable for a lot of Americans. What -- have we done enough there? What would you do if ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

November 12th, 2009

Veterans: Lip Service, Bankers: Billions & America: Foreclosures - Here’s The Fix

One thing about doing a two hour show that heavily covers both the financial crisis and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is that you notice on a daily basis the shocking juxtaposition between the lucky Wall Streeters and the unlucky soldiers. We all know at this point that our ... continue reading

November 12th, 2009

Report: AIG CEO ready to quit over pay constraints

NEW YORK — After just three months as head of embattled insurer American International Group, Robert Benmosche has threatened to leave his post as he struggles to deal with heavy government oversight and restrictions on what the bailed-out company can pay employees, according to a published report.Citing unnamed people familiar ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Here Come the Unions

On Tuesday morning, in Chicago, the unions came to town. It was the final day of the rolling protest dubbed The Showdown in Chicago, a confrontation with the American Bankers Association, whose members had gathered for their annual meeting. With a crowd estimated at 5,000, it was without a doubt ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

5,000 Protest Bank Power, Abuses, as ‘Showdown’ Culminates

CHICAGO – Angenita Tanner faces tough times. Her home-based child care business is threatened by potential Illinois state budget cuts to programs subsidizing care for children of low-income workers. Already her clients have found it hard to pay for her services, leading her to fall behind on her mortgage. But ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Protests at US bankers' convention

America's bankers may not agree on much. But on one issue, they are entirely united. They refuse to become humble whipping boys, taking the blame from an angry nation for the global financial crisis.More than 1,500 senior executives from banks across the nation congregated in Chicago this week for what ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Bankers and Their Victims

Day two of the Showdown in Chicago, a three-day-long protest against big banks, began a bit dismally for The Nation. An email from American Bankers Association spokesman John Hall informed us that our press credentials had been revoked. The reason? Because we'd arrived early to cover a protest outside the ... continue reading

October 27th, 2009

Protesters Deliver Letter to Goldman Sachs—And Await Response

CHICAGO—After working for 42 years, Erma Hall-Wood thought she had earned a modest but peaceful retirement. Then the financial crisis devastated her savings and the 68-year-old Los Angeles County Department of Health retiree became one of millions of Americans who have lost their homes to foreclosure."I thought I would have ... continue reading

October 26th, 2009

Protests Aimed at Bankers' Convention

Chicago - For five decades, Bonita Williamson called a house at 56th and South Loomis Streets home. She's slated to be evicted from that home on Monday. "Everyone thinks it's a property, it's a building. It's a legacy," Williamson said. "We had five generations grow up in this building." Williamson ... continue reading

October 26th, 2009

Economy Yielding ‘Very Angry’ People, Bankers Told

Oct. 26 -- A top American Bankers Association official defended the group’s members against demonstrators massing in Chicago to protest the industry’s opposition to proposed regulations in response to the financial crisis.“A lot of people lost their jobs, and they are very frustrated and they’re very angry,” Bob Schmermund, executive ... continue reading

October 26th, 2009

VIDEO: You Weren't on the Guest List

Today was an amazing beginning for us. Not just the beginning of the three day protest against the American Bankers Association (ABA) conference, but the beginning of the end for business as usual on Wall Street. The big banks heard loud and clear tonight that taxpayers are fed up with ... continue reading

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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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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
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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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Latest from David Sirota on Enron billionaire John Arnold smuggling anti-pension propaganda into "neutral" institutions like PBS and now, the...

Mar 1st
12:58 PM
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Second Guessing a Life: US Health Care System Robs Security and Human Dignity ...by Donna Smith michaelmoore.com The dysfunction of the US health care system...

Feb 27th
1:40 PM
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