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Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American film director, author, and social commentator. He is widely known for his outspoken, critical views on globalization, large corporations, gun violence, the Iraq War, and the George W. Bush administration. wikipedia profile email@example.com
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 What Bradley Manning's Sentence Will Tell Us About Our Military Justice System | Michael Moore (1 comments)
Today Bradley Manning was convicted on 20 of 22 counts, including violating the Espionage Act, releasing classified information and disobeying orders. That's the bad news. The good news is he was found not guilty on the charge of "aiding the enemy." That's 'cause who he was aiding was us, the American people. And we're not the enemy. Right?
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Join Me to Kick Off a Mass Movement Against Gun Violence From Your Living Room on Saturday, March 23rd (12 comments)
The response to my Newtown letter this week has been overwhelming. It is so very clear to everyone that the majority of Americans have had it with how we as a country have recklessly allowed the NRA and the gun manufacturers to get away, literally, with murder.
That, right now, is going to come to an end.
The "tipping point" against the gun madness has taken place because of the tragic slaughter of 20 little children in Ct.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 America, You Must Not Look Away (How to Finish Off the NRA) (10 comments)
I have a prediction. I believe someone in Newtown, Ct-a grieving parent, an upset law enforcement officer, a citizen who has seen enough of this carnage in our country-somebody, someday soon, is going to leak the crime scene photos of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. And when the American people see what bullets from an assault rifle fired at close range do to a little child's body, that's the day the debate will end
Friday, January 4, 2013 Those Who Say "I Support the Troops" Should Just Stop, Out of Respect for the Troops (9 comments)
I don't support the troops, America, and neither do you. I am tired of the ruse we are playing on these brave citizens in our armed forces. And guess what -- a lot of these soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines see right through the bull**** of those words, "I support the troops!," spoken by Americans with such false sincerity -- false because our actions don't match our words.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 My New Year's Resolutions (2 comments)
Off the wall New Year's resolutions that should work for just about anyone, especially if you didn't get around to making any.
Monday, December 24, 2012 Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns (33 comments)
After watching the deranged, delusional National Rifle Association press conference on Friday, it was clear that the Mayan prophecy had come true. Except the only world that was ending was the NRA's. Their bullying power to set gun policy in this country is over. The nation is repulsed by the massacre in Connecticut, and the signs are everywhere...
Monday, December 17, 2012 Following up on the lastest mass shooting (9 comments)
I am truly beside myself this time. I tried to ring a warning bell about this a decade ago. The disease has only gotten worse.
But...you feel something different in the air across America tonight, don't you? People have had it and the outrage is loud and visible. I'm convinced the majority of Americans will now back strong gun control laws.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 An Open Letter to President Obama "from Michael Moore (40 comments)
This was truly another historic election and I would like to take a few minutes of your time to respectfully ask that your second term not resemble your first term. there are some very huge issues that have been left unresolved and, dammit, we need you to get some fight in you. Wall Street and the uber-rich have been conducting a bloody class war for over 30 years and it's about time they were stopped.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 Morning in America (1 comments)
This country has truly changed, and I believe there will be no going back. Hate lost yesterday. That is amazing in and of itself. And all the women who were elected Tuesday night! A total rebuke of Neanderthal attitudes.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Tomorrow ...a letter from Michael Moore (7 comments)
Tomorrow, the bankers and corporate chiefs are planning an historic victory party. With the election of Mitt Romney, their takeover of American democracy would be complete.
They thought they had accomplished that four years ago when they backed Barack Obama (he received more money from Wall Street than McCain; Goldman Sachs was his #1 private contributor).
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 90 Million Are Planning Not to Vote -- Your Mission: Take Just One of Them to the Polls (5 comments)
I have a personal favor I'd like to ask each of you. We all know the election next Tuesday is going to be very close. But I've got an idea that could help put President Obama over the top.
I want you -- yes, YOU, the person reading this right now -- to get ONE of your fellow Americans who would not otherwise vote to show up at the polls and support Obama.
Friday, September 7, 2012 President Romney" -- How to Prevent Those Two Words From Ever Being Spoken (16 comments)
In two months we Americans will go to the polls once again to decide who the president will be for the next four years. We will not be allowed to vote on those who wield the true power in this country. On November 6th we will not vote for the chairman of ExxonMobil or JPMorgan Chase or Citibank or the Premier of China. That day will come, but not this year.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 WikiLeaks and Free Speech (15 comments)
If Assange is extradited to the United States, the consequences will reverberate for years around the world. Assange is not an American citizen, and none of his actions have taken place on American soil. If the United States can prosecute a journalist in these circumstances, the governments of Russia or China could, by the same logic, demand that foreign reporters anywhere on earth be extradited for violating their laws.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 It's the Guns -- But We All Know, It's Not Really the Guns... a note from Michael Moore (10 comments)
In modern times, nearly every nation has had a psychopath or two commit a mass murder, regardless of how strict their gun laws are -- And now the Aurora shooter last Friday. There have always been insane people, and there always will be.
But here's the difference between the rest of the world and us: We have TWO Auroras that take place every single day of every single year!
Sunday, December 18, 2011 A Man in Tunisia, a Movement on Wall Street, and the Soldier Who Ignited the Fuse (8 comments)
The Pentagon and the national security apparatus are hell-bent on setting an example with Bradley Manning. But we as Americans have a right to know what is being done in our name and with our tax dollars. If the government tries to cover up its malfeasance, then it is the duty of each and every one of us, should the situation arise, to drag the truth, kicking and screaming if necessary, into the light of day.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 The Winter of Our Occupation ...a proposal from Michael Moore (12 comments)
And now it is winter. Wall Street rejoices, hoping that the change of seasons will mean a change in our spirit, our commitment to stop them. We are not even 12 weeks old, yet Occupy Wall Street has grown so fast, so big, none of us can keep up with the hundreds of towns who have joined the movement, or the thousands of actions -- some of them just simple ones in neighborhoods, schools and organizations -- that have happened.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here? ...a proposal from Michael Moore (37 comments)
This past weekend I participated in a four-hour meeting of Occupy Wall Street activists whose job it is to come up with the vision and goals of the movement. It was attended by 40+ people and the discussion was both inspiring and invigorating. Here is what we ended up proposing as the movement's "vision statement" to the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here? (3 comments)
Occupy Wall Street enjoys the support of millions. It is a movement that cannot be stopped. Make some noise. You don't have to pitch a tent in lower Manhattan to be an Occupier. You are one just by saying you are. This is the real deal. This is it.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 Life Among The 1% ...a Letter From Michael Moore (14 comments)
Twenty-two years ago this coming Tuesday , I stood with a group of factory workers, students and the unemployed in the middle of the downtown of my birthplace, Flint, Michigan , to announce that the Hollywood studio, Warner Bros., had purchased the world rights to distribute my first movie, 'Roger & Me.' A reporter asked me, "How much did you sell it for?"
Monday, September 5, 2011 30 Years Ago Today: The Day the Middle Class Died (3 comments)
It all began on this day, 30 years ago. One of the darkest days in American history. And we let it happen to us. Yes, they had the money, and the media and the cops. But we had 200 million of us. Ever wonder what it would look like if 200 million got truly upset and wanted their country, their life, their job, their weekend, their time with their kids back?
Saturday, August 6, 2011 30 Years Ago Today: The Day the Middle Class Died ...a letter from Michael Moore (12 comments)
From time to time, someone under 30 will ask me, "When did this all begin, America's downward slide?" They say they've heard of a time when working people could raise a family and send the kids to college on just one parent's income (and that college in states like California and New York was almost free). That anyone who wanted a decent paying job could get one. And when they ask, "When did this all end?"
Thursday, May 12, 2011 Some Final Thoughts on the Death of Osama bin Laden (27 comments)
"The Nazis killed tens of MILLIONS. They got a trial. Why? Because we're not like them. We're Americans. We roll different." -- Michael Moore in an interview last week
Saturday, April 16, 2011 This Tax Day, Make THEM Pay ...a letter about April 18th from Michael Moore (5 comments)
Do you wonder (like I do) what the tax accountants and executives are doing over at GE this weekend? Frantically rushing to fill out their IRS returns like the rest of us?
Hardly. They're taking the weekend off to throw themselves a big party and have a hearty laugh at all of us. It must really crack them up to see us like suckers scurrying around to make sure we report everything to Uncle Sam -- and even send him a check...
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 They Only Have 400 Votes (2 comments)
America is not broke! It's just that the wealthy have absconded with the money! They've removed it from circulation and left us begging for school supplies and fire trucks and libraries. Even the Wall Street Journal admits that the uber-rich are currently just sitting on almost $2 trillion of cash.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Letter to My Fellow Michiganders (8 comments)
The call has gone out and I'm asking everyone who can to take Wednesday off and head to the State Capitol in Lansing to protest the cruel and downright frightening legislation currently being jammed down our throats.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 How I Got to Madison, Wisconsin (5 comments)
I can't express enough the level of admiration I have for the people of Wisconsin who, for three weeks, have braved the brutal winter cold and taken over their state Capitol. All told, literally hundreds of thousands of people have made their way to Madison to make their voices heard.
Sunday, March 6, 2011 VIDEO: America Is NOT Broke (4 comments)
The nation is not broke, my friends. Wisconsin is not broke. It's part of the Big Lie. It's one of the three biggest lies of the decade: America/Wisconsin is broke, Iraq has WMD, the Packers can't win the Super Bowl without Brett Favre.
Monday, February 28, 2011 We Face a Global War on the Middle Class (1 comments)
Regular people across the world are standing up right now and saying "No!" to the future they have planned for us. We won in Egypt. We're waking up and fighting back across the US. Let's all stand with Thompson and make it the place where we turn the tide in this awful war.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Another WikiLeaks Cable from the Bush Administration About My Movies (8 comments)
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
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange (A statement from Michael Moore) (4 comments)
Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail.
Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving...
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange (1 comments)
No one can hide from the truth now. No one can plot the next Big Lie if they know that they might be exposed.
And that is the best thing that WikiLeaks has done. WikiLeaks, God bless them, will save lives as a result of their actions.
Wednesday, December 1, 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 subjects.
Thursday, October 7, 2010 Dems Come Alive! (2 comments)
Just four weeks to go and I'm feeling that maybe, just maybe, we may prevent the All Souls Day Massacre. The pundits, who are essentially tools for the Corporate States of America, may have to eat a lot of crow. And if the Dems escape death's door, they had better not let this nonsense happen again.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Dems Come Alive! ...a follow-up from Michael Moore (9 comments)
Ok! We're halfway through the week and we're off to a great start. Last week I gave the spineless Dems five friendly suggestions for things they could do on the off chance they were interested in winning the midterm elections on November 2nd.
Friday, October 1, 2010 Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets (55 comments)
The election is one month from tomorrow and, yes, it looks hopeless. November 2nd -- the day the Dems are expected to crash and burn.
Sadly, it's a situation the Democrats have brought upon themselves -- even though the majority of them didn't create the mess we're in. But they've had over a year and a half to start getting the job done to fix it. Instead, they've run scared ever since they took power.
Friday, October 1, 2010 Dwight Was Right (2 comments)
The only people really making the decisions about America's wars are across the river from Washington in the Pentagon. They wear uniforms. They have lots of weapons they bought from the corporations they will work for when they retire.
Thursday, September 16, 2010 Never Forget: Bad Wars Aren't Possible Unless Good People Back Them (20 comments)
We invaded Iraq because most Americans -- including good liberals like Al Franken, Nicholas Kristof & Bill Keller of the New York Times, David Remnick of the New Yorker, the editors of the Atlantic and the New Republic, Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and John Kerry -- wanted to.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 If That 'Mosque' ISN'T Built, This Is No Longer America (92 comments)
I am opposed to the building of the "mosque" two blocks from Ground Zero.
I want it built on Ground Zero.
Why? Because I believe in an America that protects those who are the victims of hate and prejudice. I believe in an America that says you have the right to worship whatever God you have, wherever you want to worship.
Thursday, September 9, 2010 OpenMike -- My New Blog -- Blasts Off on MichaelMoore.com (3 comments)
I don't have any magic tricks to show Mr. Obama, so I've decided instead to start a brand new unstoppable, unapproved, uncompromising, and utterly unruly daily blog on my site (MichaelMoore.com).
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Happy F**kin' Labor Day! (29 comments)
Dear Rahm Emanuel:
Happy F*ckin' Labor Day! I read this week that -- according to a new book by Steven Rattner, your administration's former "Car Czar" -- during White House meetings about how to save the tens of thousands of jobs that would be lost if GM and Chrysler collapsed, your response was, "F*ck the UAW!"
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 How the People in My District Got Stupak to Change His Mind-and Thus Saved the Health Care Bill (35 comments)
Well, our full court press on my congressman, Bart Stupak worked! Hundreds of my neighbors here in his Michigan district spent the weekend organizing thousands of voters to get busy and save the health care bill. We called Stupak's congressional office non-stop and we got thousands of people up here to flood his email box.
And then a rare thing happened: An elected representative did what the people told him to do.
Saturday, March 20, 2010 My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain (5 comments)
I live in Michigan, represented by Mr. Bart Stupak. You've probably never heard of him. Yet, just days before a weak, simple-minded, health care bill has a chance of making it through Congress--and Stupak is threatening to derail it because he wants to make sure that no woman WHO BUYS HER OWN INSURANCE with HER OWN INSURANCE with HER OWN MONEY is able to have a medically-insured abortion.
Monday, March 8, 2010 Let's Watch the Oscars Together -- Right Now! ...from Michael Moore
The best movie I saw this year won't be winning any awards tonight at the Oscars. It wasn't even nominated for anything. In fact, it wasn't even shown in the United States. Yet, I'm confident that, if you had had a chance to see it, you would likely agree with me that this is a brilliant film, a rare gem.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 President Obama: Replace Rahm with Me (6 comments)
Michael Moore offers to replace the dysfunctional Rahm Emanual with himself. He will coach Obama to embrace his mandate and discipline Democrats until they develop a spine. An Ope Letter to the President to GET WITH THE PROGRAM!
Monday, November 30, 2009 An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore (14 comments)
Stop, stop, stop! For the sake of the lives of young Americans and Afghan civilians, stop. For the sake of your presidency, hope, and the future of our nation, stop. For God's sake, stop.
Sunday, October 11, 2009 Pilots on Food Stamps (13 comments)
You know, maybe it's just me, but the two occupations whose workers shouldn't be humpin' a second job are brain surgeons and airline pilots. Call me crazy.
Thursday, October 1, 2009 Free Screenings Tonight of "Capitalism" for the Jobless and Homeless in America's Hardest Hit Cities (1 comments)
Of course,a free movie ain't much when what you really need is a job or a place to live.That's not going to change until the party that controls both the Congress and the WH wakes up and realizes the American people put them in charge to fix the mess created by the previous administration.For that to happen requires the active involvement of each of us.It's going to also require us to challenge some fundamental assumptions
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 "We the People" to "King of the World": "YOU'RE FIRED!" (84 comments)
This bold move has sent the heads of corporate America spinning and spewing pea soup. Obama has issued this edict: The government of, by, and for the people is in charge here, not big business. John McCain got it. On the floor of the Senate he asked, "What does this signal send to other corporations and financial institutions about whether the federal government will fire them as well? ...Am I next?"
Friday, March 6, 2009 Why I'm Not Now and Have Never Been the Democrats' "Rush Limbaugh" (15 comments)
What I have believed in, and what I have stood for in these past eight years -- an end to the war, establishing universal health care, closing Guantanamo and banning torture, making the rich pay more taxes and aggressively going after the corporate chiefs on Wall Street -- these are all things which the majority of Americans believe in too.
Friday, December 12, 2008 Senate to Middle Class: Drop Dead (10 comments)
These Senate vampires wanted blood. Blue collar blood. You see, they weren't opposed to the bailout because they believed in the free market or capitalism. No, they were opposed to the bailout because they're opposed to workers making a decent wage. In their rage, they were driven to destroy the backbone of this country, not because the UAW hadn't given back enough, but because the UAW hadn't given up.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Saving the Big 3 for You and Me ...a message from Michael Moore (21 comments)
Every single dollar Congress gives these three companies will be flushed right down the toilet. There is nothing the management teams of the Big 3 are going to do to convince people to go out during a recession and buy their big, gas-guzzling, inferior products. Just forget it. Buy the company and get it started building cars that are not oil dependent, plus trains, buses, subways and light rail.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Here's How to Fix the Wall Street Mess ...from Michael Moore (5 comments)
I would like to propose my own bailout plan. My suggestions, listed below, are predicated on the singular & simple belief that the rich must pull themselves up by their own platinum bootstraps. Sorry, fellows, but you drilled it into our heads one too many times: There... is... no... free... lunch. And thank you for encouraging us to hate people on welfare! So, there will be no handouts from us to you. Stop the senate tonight
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Who Do We Vote For This Time Around? A Letter from Michael Moore (31 comments)
Do you feel the same as me? That the Democratic front-runners are a less-than-stellar group of candidates, and that none of them are the "slam dunk" we wish they were? Of course, there are wonderful things about each of them. Any one of them would be infinitely better than what we have now.
Thursday, July 19, 2007 "Sicko" Already in Top 5 Grossing Documentaries of all Time!
And, to show my thanks to all of you who'll go see "Sicko" this weekend, I'm going to send one of you and a guest on a free weekend to the universal health care country of your choice! That's right. You'll get to pick one of the three industrialized countries featured in the movie where, if you get sick, you get help for free, no matter who you are.
Saturday, July 7, 2007 SiCKO's Impact (2 comments)
We're here today to discuss the impact SiCKO is having on the health care debate in this country. To date, we have appeared in Congress to discuss the need to get rid of private health insurance. We testified before the legislature in California in support of a reform effort to protect Californians from for-profit health insurance. We have done events with mayors, with leading members of Congress, on Wall Street...
Friday, July 6, 2007 BlueCross Secret Memo Re: 'Sicko'... (1 comments)
An employee who works at Capital BlueCross has sent us a confidential memo written and circulated by its Vice President of Corporate Communications.His job,it seems,was to go and watch "Sicko,"observe the audience's reaction,and then suggest a plan of action for how to deal with the movie...a fascinating look at how one health care company views "Sicko" and what it fears its larger impact will be on the public.
Friday, May 11, 2007 Bush Administration Goes After SiCKO (25 comments)
I know you all are aware of the controversy surrounding my recent trip to Cuba with a group of 9/11 heroes for my upcoming movie SiCKO and the subsequent letter I received from the Treasury Department letting me know I'm now being investigated. Well, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. I just put it in the mail this morning...
Saturday, November 25, 2006 Cut and Run, the Only Brave Thing to Do (11 comments)
Tomorrow marks the day that we will have been in Iraq longer than we were in all of World War II. That's right. We were able to defeat all of Nazi Germany, Mussolini, and the entire Japanese empire in LESS time than it's taken the world's only superpower to secure the road from the airport to downtown Baghdad. And we haven't even done THAT...
Tuesday, November 14, 2006 A Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives (3 comments)
cheer up, my friends! Do not despair. I have good news for you. I, and the millions of others who are now in charge with our Democratic Congress, have a pledge we would like to make to you, a list of promises that we offer you because we value you as our fellow Americans. You deserve to know what we plan to do with our newfound power -- and, to be specific, what we will do to you and for you.