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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 18th, 2010

GM (and Capitalism) Dodge a Bullet ... for Now

And so, that is that. With the government selling a chunk of its stock in General Motors today, you and I are no longer majority shareholders in one of the world's largest industrial companies. And the window that was briefly open for the most important kind of democracy -- democracy ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 6th, 2010

Happy Fuckin' Labor Day!

[Welcome to OpenMike. This is where Mike blogs. Soon to be its own pretty section of MichaelMoore.com]Dear Rahm Emanuel: Happy Fuckin' Labor Day! I read this week that — according to a new book by Steven Rattner, your administration's former "Car Czar" — during White House meetings about how to ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

CEO layoff leaders also led in pay in '09: study

BOSTON (Reuters) – As U.S. companies shed millions of workers during the recession, the CEOs who laid off the most people brought home pay that was significantly higher than that of their peers, a study released on Thursday found.The CEOs of the 50 U.S. companies that laid off the most ... 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 27th, 2010

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

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June 23rd, 2010

PHOTOS: Hummer gets 2nd life as planter

The burned-out body of a beefy, military-inspired sport utility vehicle is getting another life as an oversized planter in Detroit. The peace group CodePink organized Monday's Hummer burial at the Heidelberg Project. The SUV is being painted pink and will be filled with plants and flowers to symbolize a more ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

UAW protester briefly detained

A UAW dissident was briefly detained at Cobo Center in Detroit today for allegedly distributing leaflets for that promote health care reform and other changes at the union.Alan Benchich, a UAW retiree and elected delegate for the union’s 35th Constitutional Convention, was carrying the leaflets, but said he was not ... continue reading

May 4th, 2010

Progressives set to meet, support democracy

Chuck Ogg thinks the government needs to do more to help the people.Ogg, spokesman for the Rock County Progressives, said he and others decided to form a group after attending a MoveOn event and watching Michael Moore’s film: “Capitalism: A Love Story.” The movie examines the impact of corporate dominance ... continue reading

Dylan Ratigan

Host, Dylan Ratigan Show

April 22nd, 2010

The Speech: The Good, The Bad and The Missing

The Good: The president had strong language for backing real derivative reforms. The Bad: Vague language about the "Volcker rule" will not stop Too Big To Fail; but a plan like this (or even one like this) for breaking up the current mega-banks and limiting their liabilities will. The Missing: ... 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

December 25th, 2009

Michael Moore, Jeff Garlin announce Michigan comedy fest

TRAVERSE CITY — Hear the one about the comedians who went looking for a warm spot to perform in February? They wound up in northern Michigan, where snowfall tops 100 inches a year. Actually, this is no joke. Filmmaker Michael Moore, who started a summer film festival five years ago ... 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 14th, 2009

Michael Moore on The Charlie Rose Show

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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

October 3rd, 2009

A Great Opening Night -- Do Not Put Off Seeing "Capitalism: A Love Story" -- GO TONIGHT! All of Wall Street is Watching!

Friends, Thank you, all of you, who packed the theaters across North America last night to see my new film. The movie houses were rockin'! The national movie exit poll company announced this morning that the audiences in America gave "Capitalism: A Love Story" a rare "A" rating! Wow, thank ... continue reading

September 29th, 2009

Michael Moore buys back image in 'Capitalism' documentary

Tough 'Love'By Stephen Schaefer / Boston HeraldMichael Moore has had enough. It's not just the state of America's economy, which just happens to be the subject of his latest documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," opening Friday. "I start thinking that I've allowed Fox News and the right wing in this ... continue reading

September 27th, 2009

Michael and Me

Sun Media's Jim Slotek talks to filmmaker Michael Moore about his latest documentary, Capitalism: A Love StoryBy Jim Slotek / Edmonton SunIt's called Capitalism: A Love Story. And it's ostensibly Michael Moore's magnum opus. Under the shadow of the global recession, it ties together his fury over downsizing (Roger & ... continue reading

September 25th, 2009

Flint's "sit-downers" invited as honored guests to Michael Moore film premiere at The Whiting

By Beata Mostafavi / Flint Journal FLINT, Michigan — The handful of surviving members of Flint's famed sit down strike are being invited as honored guests to Michael Moore's premiere of his new film in Flint Sunday, co-producer of the film Rod Birleson told The Flint Journal today. Moore's first ... continue reading

September 24th, 2009

Michael Moore takes on capitalism: `everything I want to say is in this film.'

By Jay Stone / Canwest News Service TORONTO - Michael Moore's new movie, Capitalism: A Love Story, is the Michael Mooreiest film he has ever made.It has a little bit of everything, including attacks on George Bush, exposes of dreadful behaviour by large corporations, scenes of economic devastation in Flint, ... continue reading

September 24th, 2009

'Capitalism: A Love Story' profits from populist outrage

By Claudia Puig / USA Today Capitalism: A Love Story may be the timeliest documentary in Michael Moore's two-decade career. No matter what side of the political fence you're on or what you think of Moore as an activist and provocateur, a film that explores the economic meltdown and its ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2009

Greed Is Good? He Begs to Differ

By Manohla Dargis / New York Times Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” is anything but — something you, I and everyone who has ever watched him shamble into action, megaphone to mouth, know from the start. He might have had a crush on capitalism early on, yet anyone who ... continue reading

September 22nd, 2009

Moore: GM Banned Me From Premiere

Screening Goes On Without Moore Present DETROIT -- Controversial Michigan filmmaker Michael Moore was escorted out of the General Motors headquarters building in Detroit 20 years ago while filming "Roger and Me." And Sunday, when Moore once again brought a film to the Renaissance Center, where GM is headquartered and ... continue reading

September 21st, 2009

Filmmaker Moore: We Need to Have Obama’s Back!

By Eddie B. Allen Jr. / BET DETROIT – As President Obama was making media rounds Sunday to promote his health care plan, he was also receiving a thumbs-up in Detroit from filmmaker Michael Moore. Moore appeared at multiple preview screenings of his forthcoming documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," after ... continue reading

September 20th, 2009

Moore: GM Banned Me From Premiere

Screening Goes On Without Moore Present WDIV DETROIT -- Controversial Michigan filmmaker Michael Moore was escorted out of the General Motors headquarters building in Detroit 20 years ago while filming "Roger and Me." And Sunday, when Moore once again brought a film to the Renaissance Center, where GM is headquartered ... continue reading

September 18th, 2009

Showmanship Moore's top commodity in 'Capitalism'

By Christy Lemire / AP LOS ANGELES — How do you make a movie about the country's current economic crisis and actually get people to see it? Two obstacles most obviously arise: illustrating such a potentially dry subject in a compelling way, and persuading audiences to pay money for information ... 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...

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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
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
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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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