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Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 25th, 2011

After SiCKO, Is Your Story Next for Censorship?

The Enfield, CT, public library is in the midst of a controversy about whether the town managers can or should halt the public showing of Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary film SiCKO about the U.S. healthcare system. Some folks are nearly up in virtual arms about the implications of this sort ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 18th, 2011

What Do We Owe Tracy Pierce?

Four years ago, Tracy Dion Pierce, Sr., 37, died because we allowed him to. We stood collectively by while his insurance company delivered the news for us: no payment for bone marrow transplant. Tracy died at home in Mission, Kansas, with his beautiful wife Julie and his loving son Tracy, ... continue reading

January 13th, 2011

3 events led 'Deadly Spin' author to turn on health insurance industry

Wendell Potter speaks about his new book Deadly Spin with a voice as crisp and dry as a laundered dress shirt. The Tennessee twang got washed away during the decades he spent as a corporate spokesman for CIGNA Corp., but his Appalachian roots held firm. During a trip back home ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 22nd, 2010

Another WikiLeaks Cable from the Bush Administration About My Movies

Twice within four days, my name has popped up in the Bush-era secret cables uncovered by WikiLeaks. Lucky me. Though nowhere near as earth-shattering as the uncovering of American misdeeds in Iraq and Afghanistan, these classified cables provide a stunning and bizarre peek into the paranoid minds of the Bush ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

December 18th, 2010

¡Viva WikiLeaks! SiCKO Was Not Banned in Cuba

Yesterday WikiLeaks did an amazing thing and released a classified State Department cable that dealt, in part, with me and my film, 'Sicko.' It is a stunning look at the Orwellian nature of how bureaucrats for the State spin their lies and try to recreate reality (I assume to placate ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 25th, 2010

Last Thoughts Before the Turkey Comes Calling

As I head off for Thanksgiving, I wanted to share a final thought with you about this past week's news regarding the health care executives who sat around that table in Philadelphia four years ago and decided on a course of action to, if need be, "push Michael Moore off ... continue reading

Adrian Campbell Montgomery

American SiCKO and activist

November 24th, 2010

A Few Thanks, as We Try to Ride Out the Storm

When the House decided before Thanksgiving not to extend unemployment benefits, anxiety set upon my family. My husband will reach his 99 weeks at the end of December, with no job prospects in sight. We’ll lose 40 percent of our income if the new batch of Republicans doesn’t reauthorize benefits ... continue reading

November 24th, 2010

The Health Insurance Industry’s Vendetta Against Michael Moore

Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, makes great movies but they are not generally considered “cliff-hangers.” All that might change since a whistle-blower on the “Democracy Now!” news hour revealed that health insurance executives thought they may have to implement a plan “to push Moore off a cliff.” The whistle-blower: ... continue reading

November 23rd, 2010

Michael Moore and Wendell Potter on Democracy Now, Part 2 - 11/23/10

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November 23rd, 2010

Michael Moore Meets Wendell Potter on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Part 2 - 11/22/10

OLBERMANN: We'll resume where we were now in the first conversation between the former CIGNA executive, Wendell Potter, now an insurance industry whistleblower, and Michael Moore, the film director of "Sicko." Michael, you were saying before the commercial interrupted, you tried to follow up with a question to Wendell. MOORE: ... continue reading

November 23rd, 2010

Michael Moore Meets Wendell Potter on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Part 1 - 11/22/10

OLBERMANN: In his book "Deadly Spin" former health insurance executive Wendell Potter describes his industry's efforts to de-legitimize Michael Moore's 2007 documentary "Sicko." According to Mr. Potter, the industry at large had a plan to figuratively, quote, "push Moore off the cliff." In our third story tonight, my guests, Wendell ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 22nd, 2010

Me and Whistleblower Wendell Potter on Olbermann Tonight: "We Knew as Much About Michael Moore as He Knows About Himself"

Tonight at 8:00 PM ET on Keith Olbermann's show on MSNBC I will meet for the very first time the man the health industry sent to Michigan to, in his words, "spy" and do "reconnaissance" so they could try to defame me and my movie ("We knew as much about ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 19th, 2010

How Corporate America Is Pushing Us All Off a Cliff

When someone talks about pushing you off a cliff, it's just human nature to be curious about them. Who are these people, you wonder, and why would they want to do such a thing? That's what I was thinking when corporate whistleblower Wendell Potter revealed that, when "Sicko" was being ... continue reading

November 18th, 2010

Wendell Potter on the Anti-SiCKO Smear Campaign on Countdown with Keith Olbermann -- 11/17/10

OLBERMANN: Last night, we told you about the anti-government health care congressman-elect who demanded his government health care the very day he starts his new job. Today, the anesthesiologist from Maryland attempted to remove the foot from his mouth and botched the procedure. Also, in our fourth story, more details ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

November 17th, 2010

They Said They Would Push Me "Off a Cliff"

Yesterday, on the TV and radio show "Democracy Now" hosted by Amy Goodman, the former Vice President of CIGNA, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, revealed that CIGNA met with the other big health insurers to hatch a plan to "push" yours truly "off a cliff." The interview ... continue reading

November 17th, 2010

"Push Michael Moore Off a Cliff:" Health Insurance Whistleblower Wendell Potter Details How the Industry Attacked Michael Moore’s Film Sicko

When Academy Award-winning film director Michael Moore announced he would be making a documentary about the American healthcare system in 2004, it put the health insurance industry on high alert. One person who immediately went on the offensive was Wendell Potter, who at the time was the chief spokesperson for ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 28th, 2010

Being SiCKO in a Tea Party Nation

RENO, Nevada -- I ventured backward in my memories to the fall of 2006 and wondered what might have happened differently if the Tea Party ruled this nation. It’s not that I am thrilled with the current state of political reality, but I am worried that if the trend toward ... continue reading

Charles Giles

Former EMT Charles Giles responded on 9/11 and was injured when the towers collapsed.

September 30th, 2010

Senate Must Pass S.1334 for 9/11 Workers

Let me begin by saying thank you to ALL who have fought valiantly and diligently in this fight to get our elected officials to do the right thing. A fight that should have never been. Passage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act should be a no-brainer. Many ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2010

Moore receives John Steinbeck Award

TRAVERSE CITY — Hometown filmmaker Michael Moore is this year's recipient of the John Steinbeck Award.The award is given to writers and artists whose work captures Steinbeck's spirit of empathy, commitment to democratic values and belief in the dignity of people who by circumstance are pushed to the fringes of ... 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

September 16th, 2010

Filmmaker Michael Moore calls Canada 'shameful' on U.S. war dodgers

TORONTO - Renowned left-wing American documentary maker Michael Moore on Thursday blasted Canada's position on U.S. war dodgers as shameful.Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, Moore said Ottawa's refusal to allow U.S. soldiers opposed to the war in Iraq to find safe haven in this country betrays what the ... continue reading

September 7th, 2010

Want to Feel Progressives’ Collective Strength? Attend ‘Fighting Bob Fest’

The labor movement and progressives are supposedly facing their darkest hour in decades, as the Republican steamroller heads toward an inevitable victory on November 2, mobilizing voters against the Democrats in retribution for the ongoing Great Recession.But this fatalism is rejected by many progressives, who believe that the stakes are ... continue reading

Lee Einer

Lee Einer is a former health industry worker turned whistleblower, featured in 'SiCKO.'

August 11th, 2010

SiCKO "Hitman" Exposes the Myths of "Health Reform"

The Democratic Party has recently launched a PR push to assure voters of the wonders of the newly enacted “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” It seems to me that the Democratic Party is at least a little concerned that this controversial legislation might be an albatross around their necks ... continue reading

July 8th, 2010

Michael Moore chosen for Oscar board

His name is Moore, Gov. Moore.Oscar-winning filmmaker and Flint native Michael Moore has been elected to the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The group oversees the Oscars.Moore, whose "Bowling for Columbine" won the 2002 Oscar for best documentary feature, and 2010 Oscar darling ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 22nd, 2010

US Social Forum in Detroit: Activists Converge on Motor City

The summer sun was hot as marchers made their way down Woodward back to Cobo Hall in Detroit for the opening ceremonies of the US Social Forum.  But spirits were high and the collective energy of so many activists devoted to social justice gathering in one place was more than ... continue reading

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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
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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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
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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