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Michael Moore: America Is NOT Broke

Michael Moore, speaking in Madison, Wisconsin on March 5, 2011.

Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.

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Leaked Cable: Bush squashed screening of Fahrenheit 9/11

Another WikiLeaks Cable from the Bush Administration about My Movies

By Michael Moore

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 White House when it came to the subject of one Michael Francis Moore.

And considering how WikiLeaks has released only 1,826 cables of its planned drop of 251,287 — and I’ve already played a starring role twice — I can only say I await with bemused anticipation how the moi-storyline will play itself out.

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Michael Moore to Receive the John Steinbeck Award

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 14, at 7pm.

The Steinbeck award is given to writers and artists whose work captures the spirit of Steinbeck’s empathy, commitment to democratic values, and belief in the dignity of people who by circumstance are pushed to the fringes.

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JC vs Capitalism: Foreclosures, Unemployment & Wall Street Bailouts

capitalism-a-love-story_290By Rady Ananda

In Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore looks at the Wall Street bailouts – which the vast majority of citizens rejected (and Congress passed anyway) – and concludes that capitalism is a sin.

“We now have the highest unemployment rate since 1983. There’s a foreclosure filing once every 7.5 seconds. 14,000 people every day lose their health insurance,” he wrote in an email this morning. “Would Jesus be a capitalist? Would he belong to a hedge fund? Would he sell short? Would he approve of a system that has allowed the richest 1% to have more financial wealth than the 95% under them combined?”

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Senator Sanders and Michael Moore

In this week’s video, director Michael Moore asks Sen. Bernie Sanders “what is wrong with American capitalism these days?

Sen. Sanders makes a poignant appearance in Michael Moore’s latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, highlighting, as he does in this episode, precisely the deficiencies of the current political and economic climate and the way the American public is getting screwed in the process.

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Free Screenings Tonight of “Capitalism” for the Jobless and Homeless in America’s Hardest Hit Cities

Plus local benefit premieres all across the country

capitalism_a_love_story_logoBy Michael Moore

To kick off the national release of “Capitalism: A Love Story,” tonight (Thursday), the night before our opening day, ten cities will grant you free admission if you have fallen on hard times.

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