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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 3rd, 2010

How 'Bout Dinner, Just You and Me?

Would you like to have dinner with me? It would be just us -- and up to three of your friends, if you want -- and we can talk about anything...movies, politics, or whether LeBron, Bosh and Wade are going to live up to the hype. (I'm betting yes.) If ... continue reading

September 20th, 2010

Protesters rally behind imprisoned soldier

QUANTICO, Va.  - Chants of “Free Bradley Manning” filled the air Sunday afternoon at the Quantico Municipal Park during a rally in support of the Army private first class charged with the unauthorized use and disclosure of classified information.“We’re concerned because specifically we believe there are war crimes being committed ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

July 14th, 2010

Government Persecutors Read my Blog

On July 12th, after one postponement, the POTA (Peace of the Action) 3, plus 3, went to trial in DC Superior Court for our arrests after the ANSWER rally and march on March 20th (the 7th anniversary of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq).On March 20th, after the rally ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

March 23rd, 2010

Whose Streets? (Our Streets between One and Four When we have a Permit)

On the 7th commemoration of the illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq, there was a rally and march in DC sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition that was attended by about eight thousand people. For quite awhile, I have been having problems with marches on Saturday, anyway. It seems like we ... continue reading

March 21st, 2010

Thousands rally to pull troops from 2 war zones

[From the editor of MichaelMoore.com: Cindy Sheehan, Seven Others Arrested (VIDEO); "We did lose some momentum when Obama came into office, but now we have younger people that are very energetic." – Cindy SheehanPhoenix, AZ (VIDEO); "It's creating enemies rather than causing peace." – David Winkler | Claremont, CA; "I'm ... continue reading

March 15th, 2010

Antiwar Activists Plan Nationwide Protests to Mark Seventh Anniversary of Iraq Invasion

Antiwar activists are gearing up to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq with a weeklong series of events to protest the ongoing occupation of the country.The US invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003. Then-President George W. Bush and top administration officials told the American people Saddam ... continue reading

March 1st, 2010

Turning Point: When Soldiers Have Had Enough

Stand up and repeat these words in marching cadence:"I went down to the market Where all the people shop I pulled out my machete And I began to chopI went down to the park Where all the children play I took out my machine gun And I began to spray"This ... continue reading

February 24th, 2010

War's death toll brings out protesters

Local anti-war protesters, marking what they count as the 1,000th American killed in action in Afghanistan, staged a demonstration Tuesday night in Daytona Beach. The death toll differs from the count of the U.S. Department of Defense, which reports 916 total soldiers have been killed in action in and around ... continue reading

January 8th, 2010

Soldier Jailed for Rap Song Against Stop Loss Military Policy

ARLINGTON, Va. - A soldier put his anger at being sent back to Iraq in a rap song. The military, however, did not think it was fun or creative.After a 14-month tour of duty in Iraq, Army Specialist Marc Hall was supposed to be redeployed but now he's in a ... continue reading

December 19th, 2009

Democrat for Obama Senate seat opposes him on war

CHICAGO - Democrat Cheryle Jackson wants President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and she's going after it by breaking with him on a major foreign policy issue.Jackson is making her opposition to the Afghanistan war a central focus of her campaign."Our house is on fire right here at home. We ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2009

Rep. Lee promises fight against troop surge in Afghanistan

Rep. Barbara Lee, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus and one of President Barack Obama's key supporters, voiced disappointment Tuesday at his decision to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, even as antiwar activists struggled with a public generally opposed to the plan yet curiously apathetic so far. Lee, D-Oakland, ... continue reading

November 30th, 2009

Anti-war protesters startle Seattle's holiday shoppers

SEATTLE - A bizarre scene unfolded amid the festive holiday atmosphere at Westlake Center on Saturday, as men in U.S. military uniforms stormed through the crowd, tossing civilians to the sidewalk and handcuffing them.It was all part of a "street theater" style anti-war protest staged by opponents of the proposed ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Letter from Iraq Veterans Against War Delivered to President Obama at Fort Hood, TX

President Obama visited Fort Hood today. He dropped by Michael Kern's barracks. Michael handed President Obama a letter, saying, "Sir, IVAW has some concerns we'd like for you to address." Obama then dropped his hand and went on to speak to the next soldier. The secret service then took possession ... continue reading

August 10th, 2009

Vets shred uniforms to heal themselves through art

By Russ Bynum / Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. — Tired of taking pills prescribed to suppress his pain, Zach Choate decided to wrestle head-on with the trauma that followed him home from Iraq. He began by using a razor to shred his Army uniform to bits. "I'm hoping I come ... continue reading

June 17th, 2009

In Congress: 32 Heroes, 21 Frauds ...by David Swanson

After Downing Street"I want to support my president," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), who changed her no vote to a yes. The congressional elections of 2006 and 2008 were almost universally understood as shaped by public desire to end the war in Iraq. Last month, when a war supplemental spending ... continue reading

May 4th, 2009

Youth and veteran groups protest virtual army centers

A large group protested against a mall center's use of video games to get children interesting in enlisting in the army in Philadelphia over the weekend, leading to the arrest of seven masked individuals. By Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica A group of protesters marched on a virtual army experience ... continue reading

March 1st, 2009

Shot From the Front Lines

One soldier documents his experiences By Karin Fleming / Buzzsaw The soldier pokes through a fire pit, pointing out the remains of the person whose body was burned there. He points the camera at different bones buried in the ashes--the femur, the toes and the arch of a foot. The ... continue reading

February 16th, 2009

Former Gitmo guard recalls abuse, climate of fear

By Mike Melia / Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Army Pvt. Brandon Neely was scared when he took Guantanamo's first shackled detainees off a bus. Told to expect vicious terrorists, he grabbed a trembling, elderly detainee and ground his face into the cement — the first of a ... continue reading

February 7th, 2009

New café a refuge for dissent

By Rebecca LaFlure / Killeen Daily Herald As an Army wife of 17 years, Cindy Thomas struggled through her husband's three deployments to Iraq. The second tour of duty left him close to death with a brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, collapsed lungs and multiple fractures in his spine and ... continue reading

January 28th, 2009

Boots of fallen soldiers bring home impact of war

By John Carlson / StarPress MUNCIE -- The military boots are lined up in orderly ranks in the lobby of Ball State University's Letterman Building. Advertisement For all their similarities in appearance, however, differences abound. Among the 149 pairs, there are scuffed boots and shiny ones, black ones and camouflaged ... continue reading

January 14th, 2009

Former Guantánamo guard reunited with British detainees

Disillusioned campaigner joins ex-inmates on UK tour to speak out against torture tactics at American detention camp By Duncan Campbell / Guardian A former Guantánamo Bay guard has joined forces with released detainees in Britain to expose the torture inflicted by interrogators at the camp. The former soldier has kicked ... continue reading

January 12th, 2009

Ex-Guardsman denounces Gitmo

Charlotte-area native to tour U.K. to express views By Ryan Loew / Lansing State Journal The deciding moment that transformed Chris Arendt into the anti-war activist he is today came while he was in basic training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. U.S. forces had invaded Iraq, and the news only ... continue reading

December 1st, 2008

A war protesters tale from the Oregon capital steps

By Kevin Hanson / Willamette Live A cold wind blew dead leaves and candy wrappers across the steps of the Oregon State Capitol building. Near the entrance sat Michele Darr, bundled in a puffy winter jacket and stiff brown denim work pants, talking with supporters Teresa Rees and Michael James. ... continue reading

November 21st, 2008

Antiwar groups fear Barack Obama may create hawkish Cabinet

Activists note that most of the candidates for top security posts voted for the 2002 resolution authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq or otherwise supported launching the war. By Paul Richter / Los Angeles Times Reporting from Washington -- Antiwar groups and other liberal activists are increasingly concerned at signs ... continue reading

November 18th, 2008

Lawyers for DNC protesters battle gag requests

By Felisa Cardona / Denver Post Lawyers critical of the decision to prosecute protesters arrested on the first night of the Democratic National Convention say Denver's city attorneys are trying to shut them up. They say the city has twice asked a Denver County judge to issue a gag order ... continue reading

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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
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
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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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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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Mar 10th
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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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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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