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October 30th, 2009

Why I Am Risking Arrest for Medicare for All

Let me begin by saying that I don't have any desire to be arrested. I am a pediatrician with 3 teenagers and a husband who would prefer that I do not spend time in jail. I have never actually spent the night in jail and I imagine it’s not very ... continue reading

October 29th, 2009

Four Arrested at Baltimore Health Insurance Protest

BALTIMORE (Oct. 29, 2009) - Four protesters, including two doctors, were arrested at a "single-payer health care plan" sit-in at the CareFirst insurance company office in Baltimore Thursday. The protest, part of the "Patients Not Profits" campaign of the Mobilization for Health Care for All, was jointly organized by advocacy ... continue reading

October 29th, 2009

Nine Arrested At WellPoint Insurance Sit-In

Simone Morse, a 19-year old student at Hunter College, was the first to be handcuffed and pulled up from the floor this morning at 1 Liberty Plaza in lower Manhattan, the corporate offices of WellPoint, one of the largest health insurers in the United States. Cameron Gibson, a 23-year-old medical ... continue reading

October 29th, 2009

Healthcare Hoax from Hell

Lies, damn lies, and promises from Democrats. An amendment allowing states to create state-level single-payer healthcare has been stripped out of the House healthcare bill, after having passed in committee back in July by a vote of 27 to 19. And rumor has it that a vote on national single-payer ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 28th, 2009

Single Payer State Option Threatened in House

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the healthcare bill she plans to bring to the floor Thursday, will it still have the amendment that allows individual states the option of bypassing legal barriers to pass state single payer bills? Apparently not, in the latest concession to the insurance industry, Blue ... continue reading

October 28th, 2009

'Tea Party Express II: Rise of the Tea Bags'

So we went out to Griffith Park out here in L.A. on Sunday to check out the kick-off day for the new "Tea Party Express II" national tour. Thought we might meet some interesting people and file a quick video report. Met alot of interesting people, and so ended up ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 27th, 2009

Why Isn't 122 Dead Americans Every Day a National Health Emergency?

Why does H1N1 call for a Presidential designation as a national emergency while the preventable deaths of 45,000 Americans every year (122 every day) is not? Swine flu leads the news. You can die from swine flu, or should we say H1N1, even if you have no underlying health conditions. ... continue reading

October 23rd, 2009

AHIP Pollster Interrupted By Singing Troupe Of Protesters

Republican pollster Bill McInturff was the keynote speaker on the final day of the America's Health Insurance Plans's state issues conference on Friday morning.But his speech on how the health care reform debate was playing among the public was interrupted before it even began. A group of protesters began aggressively ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 23rd, 2009

Weiner’s Amendment Breathes 45,000 Lives into H.R. 3200

Wow. Things are getting pretty tense out in the trenches where we’ve all seen Wall Street bailouts and bulging unemployment while Congress inches forward on the healthcare reform debate. Millions of us have lost jobs, homes, retirement savings and access to healthcare benefits. And if many in the for-profit health ... continue reading

October 22nd, 2009

"Michael Moore's Action Plan: 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now"

Friends,It's the #1 question I'm constantly asked after people see my movie: "OK -- so NOW what can I DO?!"You want something to do? Well, you've come to the right place! 'Cause I got 15 things you and I can do right now to fight back and try to fix ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 21st, 2009

Greed Claims Another American Mother and Child. Had Enough?

Jenny Fritts was 24 years old. Jenny lived with her husband Sean for the past five years, and together they had a little girl named Kylee, 2. Jenny was seven-and-a-half months pregnant with her second child - a beautiful, baby girl. Jenny is dead. Jenny's unborn baby is dead. They ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Weiner: Obama admin. 'half-pregnant' with health industries

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that the Obama administration is "half-pregnant" with health insurers and pharmaceutical companies, which may jeopardize the success of reform. The congressman -- who is a leading liberal voice in the healthcare reform debate -- said that rumored deals the White House has struck with ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Hundreds rally in Pa. for universal health care

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hundreds of people rallied in the Capitol to support legislation for a universal health-care system in Pennsylvania.State Rep. Kathy Manderino and Sen. Jim Ferlo were among the speakers Tuesday, although their bills are not expected to see action in the Legislature.Under the bills, workers would pay a ... continue reading

October 19th, 2009

Colo. Lawmakers Consider Support For Single Payer

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a resolution urging Congress to back a single payer health care plan. The resolution being considered Monday by the Legislature's Health Care Task Force says the current system is "fragmented, costly, bureaucratic and administratively wasteful." The resolution is not legally binding. Lawmakers say ... continue reading

October 17th, 2009

Health care system must change or collapse

RECENTLY, I had the opportunity to spend a month working at a marina in the United States. It was fascinating to listen to the various opinions on President Barack Obama’s health care plan. One neighbour, who at first avoided me like the plague, found out I was from Canada. One ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

'Grab a Mop,' Obama Tells Health Care Overhaul Critics

President Barack Obama Thursday night called out his critics in Congress for blasting Democratic attempts to overhaul health care without proposing solutions of their own. "What I reject is when some folks sit on the sidelines and root for failure," he said at a fundraiser in San Francisco where he ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

Group Pickets Health Care Provider in 9-city Protest

WASHINGTON - Protesters chanted, "People not profits -- Medicare for all," while picketing WellPoint Insurance Company Thursday. The demonstration was part of a nine-city protest coordinated by the group "Mobilization for Health Care for All." WellPoint locked the lobby doors and police stood on guard. The protest was peaceful but ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

NOC Dems to screen 'Sicko'

The Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa chapter of Young Democrats of America is sponsoring a screening of the 2007 documentary “Sicko,” about the American health care industry, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Walcher Conference Center in the Student Union. This screening is free and open to the public. “Sicko” ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

Medicare for all Americans

The insurance industry has been working overtime to protect its commercial interest and the monstrous cash flow they take from U.S. citizens. Even locally, Santa Maria has people who have a vested interest in derailing any attempt to change the way insurance is manipulated by the industry.Scott Dunn, a partner ... continue reading

October 15th, 2009

Michael Moore on The Today Show: 'Send Your Pennies to Goldman Sachs'

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October 15th, 2009

Michael Moore on Morning Joe: 'Withdraw Your Money from Bailed Out Banks'

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Leah Fried

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October 14th, 2009

Two Things You Can Do This Month to Break Your Abusive Relationship with Capitalism

Capitalism is fundamentally undemocratic and un-American. Yep, Michael Moore said it -- out loud and in a movie!When you go see Capitalism: A Love Story you will be told that the reason you have those feelings of being abused, misled and ignored by corporate America (and most of our elected ... continue reading

October 10th, 2009

ROUND 2: Michael Moore on The Sean Hannity Show, Friday, October 9th, 2009

Click Here to check out round 1 of Michael Moore on Sean Hannity from Tuesday, October 6th, 2009. continue reading

October 8th, 2009

How Alan Grayson and Michael Moore Changed the Conversation

It's not the answer that matters, it's the question. So when Alan Grayson suggested that the Republican's health care plan was for people to die quickly, he began a conversation that the Democratic Party couldn't lose and the Republicans couldn't win. Because then the question being debated was: Do Republicans ... 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...

Apr 22nd
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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...

Apr 20th
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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
2:24 PM
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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
1:21 PM
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