Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Michael Moore is an activist, author, and filmmaker.  See more of his work at his website MichaelMoore.com

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Thursday, September 16, 2010
Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them
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 we get too far away from something we would all just like to forget, will you please allow me to just say something plain and blunt and necessary:
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
If That 'Mosque' ISN'T Built, This Is No Longer America
I am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero. I want it built on Ground Zero.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sending Support for Striking Temple Workers
Filmmaker and documentarian Michael Moore sent words of support for the 1,500 striking workers of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professions now on strike at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. The PASNAP members have been on strike since March 31, and Moore's statement was read at a rally held this afternoon near the picket line at Broad and Ontario in front of the hospital.
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Monday, March 22, 2010
The Great Thing About the Health Care Law That Has Passed? It Will Save Republican Lives, Too
To My Fellow Citizens, the Republicans: Thanks to last night's vote, that child of yours who has had asthma since birth will now be covered after suffering for her first nine years as an American child with a pre-existing condition. Thanks to last night's vote, that 23-year-old of yours who will be hit one day by a drunk driver and spend six months recovering in the hospital will now not go bankrupt because you will be able to keep him on your insurance policy.
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Saturday, March 20, 2010
My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain
Friends, I live in Michigan, in one of the 31 counties represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by none other than Mr. Bart Stupak, a Democrat. You've probably never heard of him. He's a pretty quiet guy, a former Michigan State Police trooper who boldly decided to run some 18 years ago as a Democrat in a rural part of Michigan that votes almost exclusively for Republicans (yes, I know -- what am I doing here? I'll save that story for a future letter).
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Green They Steal, The Greed They Wear
Friends, It was amazing. Every story on the front page of Monday's New York Times told the story of the Age of Greed during which a system known as capitalism is slowly, but surely, killing us: Insurance company greed: "Millions Spent to Sway Democrats on Health Care" War profiteers: "Contractors Tied to Effort to Track and Kill Militants" There's no profit in repairing our infrastructure: "Repair Costs Daunting as Water Lines Crumble"
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Monday, November 30, 2009
An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore
Dear President Obama,
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Sunday, October 11, 2009
Second Thoughts
Saturday, October 10th, 2009 Friends, Last night my wife asked me if I thought I was a little too hard on Obama in my letter yesterday congratulating him on his Nobel Prize. "No, I don't think so," I replied. I thought it was important to remind him he's now conducting the two wars he's inherited. "Yeah," she said, "but to tell him, 'Now earn it!'? Give the guy a break -- this is a great day for him and for all of us."
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Why the Current Bills Don't Solve Our Health Care Crisis
Now we know why they've stopped calling this health care reform, and started calling it insurance reform. The current bills advancing in Congress look more like rearranging the deck chairs on the insurance Titanic than actually ending our long health care nightmare. Some laudable elements are in various versions of the bills, especially expanding Medicaid, cutting the private insurance-padding waste of Medicare Advantage, and limiting the ability of the insurance giants to ban and dump people who have been or who ever will be sick.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009
'Capitalism' as Comedy and Tragedy Now Playing in NY and L.A.
Friends, The time has arrived for, as Time magazine called it, my "magnum opus." I only had a year of Latin when I was in high school, so I'm not quite sure what that means, but I think it's good.
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