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Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

October 19th, 2010

Genesys Workers Victorious

Glory, Hallelujah and Praise to some really strong and resilient hospital workers and union members.We are proud to announce that Teamster Local 332 of Flint, Michigan reached a tentative contract agreement with Genesys Regional Medical Center of Grand Blanc, Michigan on October 2. After ten grueling months of negotiations, hospital-sponsored ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

FILMMAKER MICHAEL MOORE TO RECEIVE THE JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FROM STEINBECK'S FAMILY AND CENTER FOR STEINBECK STUDIES

SAN JOSE, CA (Sept 21, 2010) — Academy Award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author, Michael Moore, has been named the recipient of the Steinbeck Award by the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University. Moore will formally receive the "In the Souls of the People" award on Thursday, October ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

August 13th, 2010

Profits Up at GM! And You're Still Unemployed

So General Motors is back to making billions in profit. And if the past is any guide, we know what that means: time for some layoffs!Or maybe not. Back in the '80s and '90s, when GM was consistently posting giant profits, they were simultaneously firing tens of thousands of workers ... continue reading

July 30th, 2010

Michael Moore working to revive downtown movie theaters

Traverse City, Mich. -- For generations, Americans viewed films in stately, single-screen theaters that were pillars of city business districts -- an experience that faded with the rise of suburban multiplexes and the decline of downtowns.Michael Moore wants to bring those theaters back. The Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker has a ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 3)

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July 27th, 2010

VIDEO: Michael Moore on Larry King Live (Part 1)

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Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

July 26th, 2010

Report Finds that Ascension Health Has Strayed from its Mission

Greetings in solidarity with all God's creatures, especially the meek, hungry, imprisoned and workers everywhere. Since my last posting, events have intensified in Flint, MI, during contract negotiations at the Catholic-owned Genesys Regional Medical Center (part of the corporate giant Ascension Health). Although the union that represents 300 licensed nurses, ... continue reading

July 26th, 2010

Michael Moore says story comes before stars at Traverse City Film Festival

TRAVERSE CITY -- Michael Moore does not underestimate the intelligence of the moviegoing public.You can tell by the way the famed filmmaker and Michigander programs the Traverse City Film Festival every year with foreign films, documentaries, shorts and classics that don't tread on typical Hollywood territory. The numbers back him ... continue reading

July 22nd, 2010

Michael Moore's Traverse City fest offers expanded bill, free flicks, forums

When you see a movie at the Traverse City Film Festival, there's no question as to how that film got up on the screen. Michael Moore decided it should be there. "You're watching films that I selected, there's no hiding that fact," says the Oscar-winning filmmaker, who founded the film ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

May 25th, 2010

Nuns Should Know Better

We are continuing to watch the situation in Grand Blanc/Flint, Michigan where a Roman Catholic-owned and run hospital is violating Catholic teaching while local hierarchy turn a deaf ear to the needs of its people. For my part, more e-mails and one direct encounter with a leader of the Michigan ... continue reading

Fr. Dick Preston

Father Dick Preston is the priest who married Michael Moore and his wife and is featured in 'Capitalism: A Love Story.'

April 30th, 2010

Roman Catholic Bishops Ignoring Injustice in Grand Blanc, Michigan

As a married, Roman Catholic priest, I have been steeped in the social teaching of the Catholic Church and have spent years with the poor and workers of Flint and Lansing, MI., Washington D.C. and Central America. So, the recent troubles at a Flint-area hospital caught my attention.A recent political ... continue reading

Karen Matts LPN

Karen Matts is a licensed practical nurse and a proud member of Teamsters Local 332.

April 12th, 2010

When Did "Pray" Become a 4-Letter Word?

I'm writing to you with an update on my 300 sisters and brothers in Flint, Michigan who work for the largest Catholic hospital chain in the country. They're still fighting for a new contract and fighting the cuts Ascension Health wants to make at Genesys Medical Center (see www.StopAscensionAbuses.com for ... continue reading

April 8th, 2010

Michael Moore, UAW Region 1-C director throw support to Genesys technical workers in contract talks with hospital

GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Michigan — From a Michael Moore tweet to a top UAW leader showing up at the bargaining table, Genesys Regional Medical Center’s 300 technical workers are gaining support in their effort toward a contract resolution.On Wednesday, the head of UAW Region 1-C went to the bargaining table ... continue reading

Karen Matts LPN

Karen Matts is a licensed practical nurse and a proud member of Teamsters Local 332.

April 3rd, 2010

A Catholic Hospital's Fall From Grace

My name is Karen Matts. I am a licensed practical nurse and a proud member of Teamsters Local 332. I loved my job providing care to patients at Genesys Regional Medical Center near Flint, Michigan.I was laid off last year - well, I actually chose to leave. I could have ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

March 16th, 2010

It’s Really Quite Simple: Do We Value Each Life in America?

The question is straightforward and simple. Do we value each life? Yes or no. No matter what Congress passes or doesn’t pass, no matter what the President signs, no matter who buys insurance or has a subsidy to buy it, no matter which person is on Medicaid or Medicare or ... continue reading

February 11th, 2010

Labor History Snapshot: Taking a Stand by Sitting Down

In the winter of 1937, thousands of workers in Michigan were singing:"When they tie the can to a Union man, Sit down! Sit down! When the speed-up comes, just twiddle your thumbs, Sit down! Sit down! When the bosses won't talk, don't take a walk, Sit down! Sit down!"They were ... continue reading

February 3rd, 2010

4,000 tears wiped from the face of Haiti

There is a working class, blue-collar bar I visit often in Flint called Jester's. To outsiders it might appear as a rough and tumble place, with an unsual mix of bikers, pool sharks, white folks, single moms, gangsters, old folks, black folks, autoworkers, young folks, latin folks, and everything in between. ... continue reading

December 21st, 2009

Best films of the noughties No 10: Fahrenheit 9/11

It seems strange to reflect that, drowning as we are these days in campaigning documentary films, when he started out, Michael Moore was one of a kind. Ever since his 1989 film Roger & Me, in which he harassed the CEO of General Motors over the closure of car plants ... continue reading

October 17th, 2009

Dr. Jack Stanzler: A Flint Hero

I would like to tell you about a good friend of mine who passed away this week. His name was Jack Stanzler. He was well known in Flint for decades, one of the true fighters for social justice in the area where I grew up.Jack was always keen to remind ... continue reading

October 15th, 2009

Obituary: Jack Stanzler

STANZLER, Jack Arthur - age 81, of Ann Arbor, formerly of Flint, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Ann Arbor. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2009 at Congregation Beth Israel, 200 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor with Rabbi Rob Dobrusin officiating. Interment will ... continue reading

October 12th, 2009

A Mooreish solution

The clip has become a hit on YouTube. In a discussion about Michael Moore's new documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, Sean Hannity, a stupendously rightwing host on Fox News, invites the leftwing documentary-maker to classify himself as an "unapologetic socialist"."Christian", Moore corrects him.Taken aback, Hannity protests that he is too."I ... 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...

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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
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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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