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Van Jones and Marianne Manilov

Clean Energy Pioneer/Co-Founder, Engage

April 1st, 2011

VIDEO: 'This Is Not America': SWAT Team Evicts Grandmother, Community Fights Back

Day after day, the media and government ignore an ongoing national tragedy: a tsunami of foreclosures is still sweeping millions of Americans out of their homes. As many as three million American families this year will hear a terrifying knock on the door: a law enforcement officer will tell them ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

December 10th, 2010

The Effort to Claim That Economists Support Obama's Capitulation on Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

You know the administration is desperate when it creates a web page citing economists who support its capitulation on taxes.The web page cites the support of five economists. Peter Cardillo, the Bank of America, Greg Mankiw, and Wells Fargo (are the second through fifth economists on Obama's list). Who are ... continue reading

William Black

Former financial regulator

October 26th, 2010

Foreclose on the Foreclosure Fraudsters, Part 2: Spurious Arguments Against Holding the Fraudsters Accountable

Written with L. Randall WrayOur call for closing down control frauds and stopping the foreclosure frauds typically meets with three objections. First, it is claimed that while there were some bad apple lenders, much of the fraud was committed by borrowers. Our proposal would let fraudulent borrowers remain in homes ... continue reading

October 18th, 2010

Basketball Pro Entangled in Debt Collection Net

NBA star Lamar Odom is among thousands of Floridians tripped up this year when big banks and hedge funds became tax collectors. Bank of America billed Odom for overdue property taxes, plus thousands of dollars in interest and fees.Odom’s business manager says it was all a mix-up and the debt ... continue reading

October 18th, 2010

The New Tax Man: Big Banks And Hedge Funds

Nearly a dozen major banks and hedge funds, anticipating quick profits from homeowners who fall behind on property taxes, are quietly plowing hundreds of millions of dollars into businesses that collect the debts, tack on escalating fees and threaten to foreclose on the homes of those who fail to pay.The ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

October 6th, 2010

Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore

Today's OpenMike blog Friends, Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd: 1. Deliver a ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Man's home sold out from under him in foreclosure mistake

When Jason Grodensky bought his modest Fort Lauderdale home last December, he paid cash. But seven months later, he was surprised to learn that Bank of America had foreclosed on the house, even though Grodensky did not have a mortgage. Grodensky knew nothing about the foreclosure until July, when he ... continue reading

June 25th, 2010

Bank Stocks Rally As Financial Reform Comes Together

Financial stocks rallied after Congress passed a key hurdle--rather painlessly--in its effort to reform the U.S. financial regulatory structure, paving the way for President Obama's signature in the coming weeks."There was a big political component to this, and the fear on Wall Street was that this bill would be a ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

June 24th, 2010

They Keep Stealing - Why Keep Paying?

The dire straits of the middle class of America has made it near impossible for our politicians to keep up the pretense that our current government truly works for the "people." Between the multiple overt and secretive bailouts, the massive bonuses and the circular use of our tax money to ... continue reading

May 20th, 2010

Senate preserves unlimited card rates

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. Senate debate on sweeping financial industry reforms stretches on, Delaware officials learned Wednesday evening they can exhale once again.A provision that targeted the very heart of a banking law that lured major credit card companies -- and tens of thousands of jobs -- to Delaware ... continue reading

May 19th, 2010

JPMorgan faces angry homeowners

Angry homeowners protested outside JPMorgan Chase’s annual meeting in New York on Tuesday as Jamie Dimon, the bank’s chief executive, defended its record in modifying mortgages for hard-pressed borrowers.At one point, a protester, Bruce Marks, who runs the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, which provides loans to low-income people, attempted ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

'Anti-K Street' protest snarls traffic in downtown Washington

A few hundred protesters snarled traffic on K Street on Monday and shut down a Bank of America near Capitol Hill as part of an "anti-K Street" protest sponsored by a coalition of community groups and labor unions. In the rain, members of the National People's Action network and an ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

May 17th, 2010

Taking Back Homes From the Banks: Exercising the Human Right to Housing

May has seen an upsurge in local organizations exercising their human rights to housing. Most people recognize that international human rights guarantee all humans a right to housing. With millions of homeless living in our communities and millions of empty foreclosed houses all across our communities, groups have decided to ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Protesters Swarm Wall St. Lobbyists' Homes

Late Sunday afternoon, the well-heeled residents of Chevy Chase, Maryland, a bucolic suburb northwest of Washington, DC, witnessed a commotion rare for their neighborhood. Toting signs and megaphones, fired up and chanting at the top of their lungs, some 700 demonstrators from around the nation paid a visit to two ... continue reading

May 14th, 2010

Criminal probe targets 6 Wall Street firms: source

Prosecutors are conducting a broad criminal investigation of six major Wall Street banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc, to determine if they misled investors, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.The others are Deutsche Bank AG, UBS AG, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, ... continue reading

May 11th, 2010

Illegal Housing

"Everyday we are creating new memories in the house" said Desiree Wilson holding her young child. "New memories in the neighborhood are being made."But those memories could soon turn to bad ones.The house Wilson now lives in, on the 7200 block of Tempe Drive, was vacant until she moved in ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 29th, 2010

Judd Gregg and Ben Nelson: More Socialism Please

As we find our economy subsisting on massive government spending and no-strings-attached bailouts, borrowed, of course, from future generations, what solutions do the same leaders who got us into this mess offer? You already know the answer -- more government handouts.The latest gambit?Politicians like Judd Gregg and Ben Nelson are ... continue reading

Aaron Bartley

Aaron Bartley is Executive Director of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH).

April 28th, 2010

PUSH Buffalo Joins the Showdown on Wall Street

In the nearly two years since the biggest banks precipitated a devastating economic meltdown and then exploited the moment to win billions in taxpayer bailouts and billions more in free money from the Federal Reserve, not a single public demonstration of significance has darkened the doors of the Wall Street ... continue reading

April 28th, 2010

Protesters Launch Showdown With the Monster Banks, Demand Wells Fargo to End Predatory Lending

"We are many and they are few -- and today they have to deal with us!" yelled an organizer at a San Francisco march and rally on Tuesday afternoon aimed at calling out Wells Fargo for its predatory lending practices. A crowd of a few hundred pissed-off consumers responded boisterously ... continue reading

April 27th, 2010

Unions to rally for financial reform

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Monday announced that several rallies will occur this week demanding financial reform. The demonstrations will be held at events hosted by some of the country's largest banks. "The nation's biggest banks crashed the economy, causing over 8 million to lose their jobs, 1 out ... continue reading

April 19th, 2010

The Community Bank Of Illinois: A Banking "Public Option"?

After the imprudent and possibly illegal behavior of America's largest banks sent the nation into a deep recession and necessitated a massive bailout at taxpayers' expense, Wall Street firms have rebounded nicely. In the first quarter of 2010, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and CitiGroup have all posted sizeable profits. ... continue reading

April 12th, 2010

More Banker Outrage: Protesters Plan Marches on Wall Street Banks

Outrage over bonuses, bailouts and home foreclosures have prompted angry demonstrations at bank office buildings, bank conferences and even bankers' homes since the financial crisis began. With Wall Street reform proposals up for debate in Congress and bank shareholder meetings taking place later this month, protest organizers say they're getting ... continue reading

March 26th, 2010

Bank of America, Wells Fargo probably won't pay income tax for 2009

This tax season will be kind to Bank of America and Wells Fargo: It appears that neither bank will have to pay federal income taxes for 2009. Bank of America probably won't pay federal taxes because it lost money in the U.S. for the year. Wells Fargo was profitable, but ... continue reading

February 12th, 2010

Bank of America forecloses on house that couple had paid cash for

SPRING HILL — Charlie and Maria Cardoso are among the millions of Americans who have experienced the misery and embarrassment that come with home foreclosure. Just one problem: The Massachusetts couple paid for their future retirement home in Spring Hill with cash in 2005, five years before agents for Bank ... continue reading

February 10th, 2010

New Mexico House Passes Sweeping Funds Bill

The clash between banks and credit unions over public fund deposits took an unorthodox twist with community banks and CUs teaming up to pass, 65-0, a milestone bill in the New Mexico House.The bill enables a possible switch of $2-5 billion of state funds into CUs and small banks. If ... 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
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
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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
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
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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' www.youtube.com

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
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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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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