Chris Hedges, Michael Moore on Challenging NDAA Indefinite Detention and the “Corporate Coup d’etat” + Daniel Ellsberg: We Are A Part of A Death Squad Country

Note: this video is an excerpt from the Full Panel Discussion that you can watch here: Chris Hedges: NDAA: This Is The Final Battle Between The Restoration Of Due Process and The Imposition Of A Military State (updated) This short video below may be a good one to pass on to others less familiar with the NDAA court case. ~DS

Updated: Feb. 12 and 14, 2013

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February 11, 2013

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DemocracyNow.org – The ability of the U.S. government to jail people without charge or trial is now back in court. A group of reporters, scholars and activists are suing the Obama administration over the controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, saying it could allow for the indefinite detention of journalists and others who interact with certain groups. On Wednesday, the Justice Department asked an appeals court to reverse a judge’s earlier decision blocking indefinite detention, saying the ruling would hamper its ability to fight terrorism. On the same day, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and activist Michael Moore and the case’s lead plaintiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, took part in a panel featuring some of those who were in the courtroom opposing the NDAA. We air excerpts of their remarks.

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Police Arrest 73 in Occupy Wall Street Crackdown As Protesters Mark Six Months of Uprising

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Six Months and counting, the Occupy Wall Street movement is on the move. As the weather is warming up, so it seems are the 99 percenters.

Protesters continue to show their disapproval of what they say is a takeover of their government by the one percent. And during new occupy event, the rough treatment by police continue.

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Michael Moore, Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese & More: Occupy 2012: Battle for our Freedoms

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Jan. 30, 2012

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on Jan 24, 2012

On Jan. 19, 2012, RevolutionTruth hosted a live panel discussion with Michael Moore, Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, & Jimmy Holovat.

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Tavis Smiley: Remaking America: From Poverty To Prosperity, with Cornel West, Michael Moore

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Panelists discuss a recent report from Indiana University on how poverty is changing in America. Participants include Princeton professor Cornel West, TV host Suze Orman, filmmaker Michael Moore, and author Barbara Ehrenreich. Tavis Smiley moderates the discussion.

Mr. Smiley also hosts “The Tavis Smiley Show” on PBS and co-hosts “Smiley & West” on Public Radio International.

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Michael Moore: This is a Class War + Naomi Klein: Corporate Coup D’Etat

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Mar. 10, 2011

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“This is a Class War”: Michael Moore Calls for Renewed Pro-Democracy Movement as Anti-Union Bills Approved in Wisconsin and Michigan

As Wisconsin Republicans passed Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union bill in the State Senate, a bill in Michigan goes even further. In the measure, emergency financial managers would be allowed to break union contracts, dismiss elected officials, and even disincorporate entire municipalities. Michigan Senate Republicans approved the bill yesterday, and protests are expected in the Lansing State Capitol building today. We speak to filmmaker Michael Moore. “[This] is a class war on the people,” Moore says. “I think that the whole world has been inspired by what happened in Tunisia and in Egypt and throughout the Middle East. And while their problems are different than ours, the spirit is the same. And we need a pro-democracy movement in this country, badly, right now.” [includes rush transcript]

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Michael Moore: Union Busting

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“This is what’s coming for you. You’ve taken our money, we want the money back. You’ve taken our jobs overseas, we want those jobs back. … This Madison movement has turned into a Mad Nation. There are places all over the country where this is going on. … The good news is, there’s a lot more of us than there are of them …” — Michael Moore

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Michael Moore: America Is NOT Broke + transcript

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on Mar 5, 2011

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“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.” — Michael Moore

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Fahrenheit 9/11

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One of the most controversial and provocative films of the year, Fahrenheit 9/11 is Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore’s searing examination of the Bush administration’s actions in the wake of the tragic events of 9/11. With his characteristic humor and dogged commitment to uncovering the facts, Moore considers the presidency of George W. Bush and where it has led us. Continue reading

The Fear of Sicko: Wendell Potter Apologizes to Michael Moore

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Nov. 23, 2010

The Fear of Sicko: CIGNA Whistleblower Wendell Potter Apologizes to Michael Moore for PR Smear Campaign; Moore Says Industry Was Afraid Film Would Cause A ‘Tipping Point’ for Healthcare Reform

We host a joint interview with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and Wendell Potter, who was the head of corporate communications for the health insurance giant CIGNA when Moore’s film, Sicko, was released in 2007. Potter left the company in 2008 and has since become the industry’s most prominent whistleblower. In the interview, Potter apologizes for his role in the industry’s attack on Moore and the film.

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An Open Letter to Michael Moore by Philip A. Farruggio

by Philip A. Farruggio
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November 3, 2010

This note is not just for you Michael. It is also for the progressive minded pundits that you rub elbows with. It is time to LET GO OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY! I sat last night and watched you and John Nichols with Laura Flanders and Amy Goodman. The election results were streaming in trumpeting a bloodbath for the Democrats. I sat forward in my chair, awaiting the truth of it all: That the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves for what transpired! You seemed at times, Michael, to want to just shout that out. Yet, along with the others ( including Thom Hartmann and his panel earlier) , as a group you all seemed to have hope for these hypocrites and sellouts! Am I being too rash? Sorry, but as a progressive small businessman and activist leader, I reached my breaking point in 2007. The Democrats regained control of the Congress and did ….NOTHING substantial regarding key issues

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Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism

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July 5, 2010

Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism

In a Democracy Now! special broadcast, we spend the hour with one of the most famous independent filmmakers in the world: Michael Moore. For the past twenty years, Michael has been one of the most politically active, provocative and successful documentary filmmakers in the business. His films include Roger and me; Fahrenheit 9/11; Bowling for Columbine, for which he won the Academy Award; and his latest, Capitalism: A Love Story.

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Michael Moore On Wall Street

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“I’m happy the Obama administration brought these civil charges against them but I think there should be a criminal investigation. A lot of people’s money vaporized and I think when that happens — I’ll tell ya, we spend a lot of energy in our criminal justice system going after people that stick you up for a hundred bucks. I think the American people got stuck up for a hell of a lot more than that.” — Michael Moore on Larry King Live, Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

“I don’t understand Arizona, I mean, I didn’t think it would be possible for them to embarrass themselves more than they did twenty or so years ago when they were the only state that wouldn’t have Martin Luther King Day. This law of theirs, it’s — I don’t know what to say — it’s kind of like — I don’t know if you’ve read the language — my position usually is any time something sounds like dialogue from Hogan’s Heroes, it shouldn’t become law. They can just go up to anyone who looks Hispanic in a state that’s one third Hispanic and demand papers from them. This is not the American way and I can’t believe it will hold up constitutionally. … What is the problem really? Most of these immigrants who come here work very hard — illegal immigrants, they work very hard, they do the jobs Americans don’t want to do. Frankly, I think, I mean, personally, any illegal immigrant they catch in Arizona, they should let him keep doing his job because he’s adding to the economy. For every one they catch, they should send one Goldman Sachs guy to Mexico.” — Michael Moore on Larry King Live, Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

“The irony of their populist movement against the bailout and the banks and all that — here’s my question and if anybody in the control room, if you have some tape, you can roll it — show me one Tea Party demonstration that’s taken place on Wall Street or in front of a local bank or any financial institution. If they’re really so upset about that, why aren’t they demonstrating there? Instead what they’re doing, they’re running around with placards of Obama with a Hitler mustache on him. It’s a nutty, nutty movement. Here’s what I’d like to see. I’m gonna check this out, too. On Thursday of this week, a bunch of unions across the country have called for a massive rally and march on Wall Street. On this Thursday afternoon, they’re going to meet at City Hall Park and then they’re going to march down to Wall Street. I’d like to see if that gets as much attention as the six hundred, twelve hundred people Tea Party gatherings have received around the country.” — Michael Moore on Larry King Live, Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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Michael Moore: Health Care Bill is Horrible + What We’re Doing In Afghanistan Is Wrong & Immoral

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March 17, 2010

“He entered this whole process in a spirit of compromise, holding his hand out, and the other side didn’t want any hand being held out toward them. They wanted to slap that hand away. And he should have come in there just like the Republicans do: When they’re in power and they want to get something done, they come in with guns blazing and they get it done. And our side, we break out the the six-string guitar and start singing Kumbaya. And I’m sick of it — and the American people are sick of it, too. … Oh, I know. I’ve got a bill. Let’s give 70% of the women the right to vote and leave 30% out. There’s a great idea. Because we’ve got to do it in increments, Wolf. We can’t let ALL the women vote all at once. We can’t free ALL the slaves. Let’s keep 30% of them enslaved. That’s how this town is run though, isn’t it? They compromise to the lowest possible denominator.” — Michael Moore on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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Countdown: Michael Moore on Wall Street and Health Care

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March 15, 2010

“[Chris Dodd] said today, well we don’t want to ‘punish’ Wall Street. Yes we do. Yes, that’s exactly what we need to do, because if we don’t do it, they won’t do anything to change. … Instead what we did was, we wrote them more checks and said, ‘Here. Thanks for stealing the money. Take some more.’ I mean that’s absolutely the wrong message to send to a thief.” — Michael Moore on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Monday, March 15th, 2010

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President Obama: Replace Rahm With Me By Michael Moore + Chris Hedges tells Michael Moore capitalism driving humanity’s downfall

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By Michael Moore
March 06, 2010 “Information Clearing House

Dear President Obama,

I understand you may be looking to replace Rahm Emanuel as your chief of staff.

I would like to humbly offer myself, yours truly, as his replacement.

I will come to D.C. and clean up the mess that’s been created around you. I will work for $1 a year. I will help the Dems on Capitol Hill find their spines and I will teach them how to nonviolently beat the Republicans to a pulp.

And I will help you get done what the American people sent you there to do. I don’t need much, just a cot in the White House basement will do.

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