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Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 30th, 2010

Five Questions the Mainstream Media Won't Ask About the Wikileaks Release

251,287 secret State Department cables, released into the public domain by Wikileaks! You'd think this amazing treasure trove of inside dope would prompt the media to ask some real questions. But so far, the likes of the New York Times and CNN have shown no interest in delving into obvious ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Vatican urges Iraq to halt Aziz execution

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Vatican has urged Iraq to not carry out the death sentence meted out to former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz and says it may intervene diplomatically to try to halt it.The international face of Saddam Hussein's regime, Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Saddam Hussein aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang

BAGHDAD (AP) — The international face of Saddam Hussein's regime, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting Shiites just over three months after the Americans transferred him to Iraqi government custody.Iraqi High Tribunal spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Sahib did not say when the 74-year-old former foreign minister would ... continue reading

October 26th, 2010

Iraq sentences Tariq Aziz to death

Tariq Aziz, one of the most notorious public faces of Saddam Hussein’s deposed regime in Iraq, has been sentenced to death by hanging.Mr Aziz, who rose to international prominence when he served as Iraq’s foreign minister during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990, received the sentence from the Supreme Iraqi ... continue reading

October 25th, 2010

VIDEO: Former Bush Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: 'Iraq War Based on Lies'

"There was a very strong push in those days for us to go into Iraq, and there was absolutely no intelligence, zero, that pointed toward the Iraqis." – Former Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

September 15th, 2010

Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them

Today's OpenMike blog by Michael Moore I know we've been "free" of the Iraq War for two weeks now and our minds have turned to the new football season and Fashion Week in New York. And how exciting that the new fall TV season is just days away! But before ... continue reading

September 4th, 2010

Powell tells Mainichi Iraq invasion was avoidable, regrets false WMD intelligence

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has told the Mainichi he believes the Iraq War -- which began while he was in office in 2003 -- could have been averted.Powell also stated during an Aug. 24 telephone interview that he regretted the false intelligence that led the United States ... continue reading

September 1st, 2010

For Gates the US war in Iraq is over but cloud remains

CAMP RAMADI, Iraq — US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that America's war in Iraq is over but admitted that the outcome will remain "clouded" by the reason it was waged in the first place.Asked by reporters at Camp Ramadi, an American base about 100 kilometres (80 miles) west ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

Obama: End of Iraq combat effort, 'no victory lap'

WASHINGTON – Closing a divisive chapter of American history, President Barack Obama marked the end of the nation's combat mission in Iraq on Tuesday without declaring victory, winding down the U.S. role in a war he considered a terrible mistake.Obama's defiant pledge to end the war helped catapult him into ... continue reading

August 30th, 2010

Iraq says it may abide by OPEC quotas in 2-3 years

BAGHDAD - Iraq's oil minister said Sunday that Baghdad will consider abiding by OPEC quotas once its crude production increases to at least 4 million barrels a day in two to three years.Hussain al-Shahristani said there is no rush to discuss quotas with other members of the Organization of the ... continue reading

August 30th, 2010

Iraq withdrawal: Amid heat and broken promises, only the ice man cometh

On a pot-holed backstreet in eastern Baghdad, Saad Turki is sweltering under a corrugated tin roof, manning a giant pulley. The grime of yet another merciless summer day has stained his shirt ochre and he is parched from the rigour of a Ramadan fast.But Turki – unlike the stream of ... continue reading

August 27th, 2010

US points to oil as key to Iraq's postwar future

WASHINGTON — When the U.S. overthrew Saddam Hussein seven years ago, the Bush administration envisioned a liberated Iraq that was rich, stable, democratic and a shining example to the rest of the Arab world.Now, with the end of U.S.-led combat operations in Iraq, the Obama administration is predicting more or ... continue reading

August 27th, 2010

Iraq seven years later: Was the war worth it?

RAMADI, Iraq — It was a way to show the government cared.About 100 families of slain policemen and other victims of insurgent attacks gathered in an auditorium to receive packages of food from the local government."We don't want food," said Nooriya Khalaf, 39, pointing dismissively at the small bags with ... continue reading

August 25th, 2010

Kuwait, Iraq Agree on Sharing of Oilfields on Border, Oil Minister Says

Kuwait and Iraq agreed in principle on the sharing of border oilfields to avoid any future claims by either side of “over-utilizing” the fields, Kuwait’s Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Abdullah al-Sabah said today.“A joint committee met a week ago and they’ve agreed in principle, we’ve signed it from the Kuwait ... continue reading

August 23rd, 2010

Iraq to Boost Daily Oil Output by 13% as Al-Ahdab Field Comes on Stream

Iraq, holder of the world’s third- largest oil reserves, expects to increase daily crude production by about 13 percent next year, an Oil Ministry official said. “We expect an increase of about 300,000 barrels per day,” Abdul Mahdy al-Ameedi, deputy director general at Iraq’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate, said ... continue reading

August 23rd, 2010

Iraq investors wary but optimistic: survey

LONDON — Foreign investors are still put off by violence in Iraq but most companies believe the security situation will improve, despite the withdrawal of international troops, a new study found Monday.A survey of more than 300 senior executives by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) found that seven years after ... continue reading

August 23rd, 2010

Gunmen kill 5 Iraqi oil workers, steal payroll

BAGHDAD — Gunmen ambushed a car with five Iraqi oil refinery employees carrying the company payroll, killing them and fleeing with $300,000 in cash on Monday, Iraqi officials said.The brazen attack just outside Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, hit the employees right after they had picked up the payroll for ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

U.S. mission in Iraq switches from combat to assist

BAGHDAD, Aug 19 - The U.S. military is on track to cut numbers in Iraq to 50,000 by end August, when the 7-1/2-year combat mission launched by former President George W. Bush ends and operations switch to assisting Iraq's armed forces.The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the last brigade ... continue reading

August 19th, 2010

U.S. says troop numbers in Iraq at 56,000

WASHINGTON - The U.S. troop strength in Iraq is 56,000, a senior Obama administration official said on Wednesday evening, correcting his earlier statement the troop level was down to the 50,000 level Washington has targeted for the end of the month."I had incorrect information," the official said.NBC News reported earlier ... continue reading

July 27th, 2010

Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

BAGHDAD — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday. The report by the U.S. Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction offers a ... continue reading

June 23rd, 2010

Poll: Spill drags the president's rating down

Two months of oil continuing to gush from a well off the Gulf Coast, as well as an unemployment rate still near 10 percent, have taken a toll on President Barack Obama and his standing with the American public, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.For the first ... continue reading

May 25th, 2010

CIA unit's wacky idea: Depict Saddam as gay

During planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the CIA's Iraq Operations Group kicked around a number of ideas for discrediting Saddam Hussein in the eyes of his people. One was to create a video purporting to show the Iraqi dictator having sex with a teenage boy, according to two ... continue reading

April 9th, 2010

George W. Bush 'knew Guantánamo prisoners were innocent'

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror, according to a new document obtained by ... continue reading

March 27th, 2010

Pentagon wants $33 billion more for war in Afghanistan

The Pentagon wants $33 billion in additional funding to pay for the war in Afghanistan this year and train the Afghan military, but members of Congress want to make sure they’re not writing a blank check.Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared before Senate appropriators ... 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

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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! --...

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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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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
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