Saturday, October 16, 2004

Move On America

Move On America My name is Linda Burrows and I am the webmaster and owner of the web domain:

Move On America is a supporter group for MoveOn and its progressive activities and causes. We are not officially affiliated with MoveOn nor are we endorsed by any candidate, candidate's committee, or political party. We are simply an online tool to help MoveOn members and/or fans connect with each other geographically or by talent, interest, or ability.

I'd like to invite you and your group members to check out the following things. has new features, which include a message forum, a news page, and a photo gallery. George, aka Cygonaut, has been the one to do all the work on these pages and I think they look marvelous! I hope you'll all sign up and help begin the conversation out there.

Second, as some of you may know, there is a Yahoo! group for MoveOn members and/or fans from across the country. The group is called "MoveOnAmericans." While all of the state groups are still so small, I'm encouraging people to join "MoveOnAmerican" and meet up with other MoveOn members and/or fans in a more closed setting, as well as join your state or area groups.

Also, I'm still looking for moderators for all of the state groups except NY, RI, and NM. I'm also looking for people who are interested in helping to create and maintain some of the webpages for the website. Think about it.

On a personal note, I have created a series of webpages on my personal website that contain humorous sayings or, as I refer to them, Sanity Savers. This is my own attempt to support all of the people out there who are working so hard in our final push to put John Kerry in the White House. I hope this will help to keep up the morale and save the sanity of all those workers over the next two weeks and beyond. Check out the pages

BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Fahrenheit 9/11: Your reaction

BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Fahrenheit 9/11: Your reaction: "Controversial director Michael Moore's film Fahrenheit 9/11 has opened in the UK.
The documentary links President George W Bush with powerful families in Saudi Arabia, including that of Osama Bin Laden, and attacks his actions before and after 11 September.
Fahrenheit 9/11 became the first documentary to top the United States box office charts and is said to have taken almost $22million during the first three days of its release last month.
The film also won the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Have you seen Fahrenheit 9/11? "

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Moore sparks all emotions - Daily Trojan - News

Moore sparks all emotions - Daily Trojan - News: "More than 5,000 students, parents and faculty gathered to listen to author and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore discuss politics and call for the removal of President Bush from office Thursday night in McCarthy Quad.

Aside from frequently teasing a group of approximately 125 Bush supporters who protested the event, Moore showed seven unreleased spoof ads about President Bush that criticized and mocked the recent Swift Boat advertisements.

Moore also brought out several guest speakers, including Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, who played three acoustic sets.

Overall, there were not any disturbances that were unexpected, said Keith Alex from the Department of Public Safety, although many attendees said they saw protesters being escorted out of the event by DPS officers."

By Kara Nichols
Daily Trojan

Political apathy at USC is now officially dead - Daily Trojan - Opinions

Political apathy at USC is now officially dead - Daily Trojan - Opinions: "Love him or hate him, Michael Moore achieved something great on USC's campus Thursday. He got USC students to care about politics and come together in massive numbers to engage in important national and global issues.

Hours before Moore took the stage, talking politics, ripping into Republicans and generally encouraging political activism, students were already heading over to McCarthy Quad to find a good seat. By the time everyone had sat down, McCarthy Quad was filled from Von KleinSmid Library to Parking Structure X, Doheny to Leavey Library.

Thousands of USC students had decided to spend their Thursday night - a time USC students typically designated to partying, or pre-partying - to listen to Moore's speech. Some were fans, while others, as one sign read, abhorred him.

The fans cheered after each line Moore spoke; his enemies booed. The official 'protest section' chanted 'four more years' throughout the night.

What a beautiful thing."

As Oprah Slaps Bush / With 30 states poised to smack down women's rights again, the one true savior emerges

As Oprah Slaps Bush / With 30 states poised to smack down women's rights again, the one true savior emerges: "So there she was, the nation's most powerful and popular public female, kicking butt on a recent installment of her insanely beloved TV show with the help of celeb guests (Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, P. Diddy, Christina Aguilera) and galvanizing stunned women across the nation to participate in this election, or else.
There was Oprah, doing what she does so freakishly well, cheerleading and extolling and impressing upon, getting women up and getting them angry and demanding that they exercise their hard-won right to vote and demanding that they quit dissing their feminist ancestors, the ones who worked so damn hard for suffrage and for freedom of choice and for the right to tell powerful sexist Republican men where they can shove their repressive sexist antichoice bigotry.
This was her fabulous, much-needed message: Take your rights for granted at your peril, ladies. Move, or else. Choose how you want the laws to treat and respect you and your body -- or someone else, someone who hasn't touched a vagina for 30 years and who thinks sex is only tolerable in the dark, fully clothed and with a respectable prostitute, will choose for you.
Sound like a clich'? Same ol' quasi-feminist rally message? Not exactly. Not this time. Just imagine this: (Click Title To Read More - BTW: Excellent Article)"

By Mark Morford / SF Gate

E! Online News - Moore's "9/11" Not In Demand

E! Online News - Moore's "9/11" Not In Demand: "Michael Moore's probably reaching his boiling point about now.
The nation's leading cable pay-per-view company, iN DEMAND, announced Friday it is nixing plans to air Moore's controversial doc Fahrenheit 9/11 on Nov. 1, the night before the presidential election.

An iN DEMAND spokesperson said in a statement, "We regret that our decision has led Michael Moore to consider legal action against us."

It is not clear exactly what legal action Moore plans to take. But the company's actions have apparently angered Moore, who hastily arranged a press conference after his Tonight Show with Jay Leno taping Friday.

Moore told the Associated Press late Friday he believes iN DEMAND decided not to air the film because of pressure from "top Republican people."

"Apparently people have put pressure on them and they've broken a contract," Moore said. "We've informed them of their legal responsibility and we all informed them that every corporate executive that has attempted to prohibit Americans from seeing this film has failed," the filmaker continued. "There's been one struggle or another over this, but we've always come out on top because you can't tell Americans they can't watch this.""

Friday, October 15, 2004

NPR : A Conversation with Michael Moore (Audio)

NPR : A Conversation with Michael Moore: "Filmmaker Michael Moore's documentary Farenheit 911 has been a topic of discussion throughout the presidential campaign. In the last days of the Bush-Kerry race, Moore is doing all he can to help the Democratic challenger unseat the president. Hear Moore and NPR's Phillip Martin." > The Tonight Show with Jay Leno > Tonight Guest MM > The Tonight Show with Jay Leno > Guests

Michael Moore - Fahrenheit 9/11
Nick Cannon - Shall We Dance
Music - Chevelle

TORONTO (CP) - When President George W. Bush spoke of importing Canadian flu vaccine during Wednesday's election debate,Maritimes - network

Maritimes - networkTORONTO (CP) - When President George W. Bush spoke of importing Canadian flu vaccine during Wednesday's election debate, many in the U.S. public health community were struck by the irony of an administration that slams the door on cheaper Canadian drugs, but looks north for help with an embarrassing vaccine shortage.

It seemed ironic to many of us who were watching that the president had kind of disparaged the importation of Canadian (prescription) drugs but seemed to be interested in exploring the possibility of importing Canadian vaccine," Dr. William Schaffner, a member of the U.S. advisory committee on immunization practices, said in an interview Thursday.

Schaffner and others took as hopeful Bush's comment that the administration was looking into the possibility of purchasing flu shots from Canada's major influenza vaccine manufacturer, ID Biomedical of Vancouver.

The company has between one million and 1.5 million surplus doses it has offered to sell to American authorities who have been scrambling since vaccine giant Chiron Corp. revealed it could not provide the up to 48 million doses it had contracted to supply to the U.S. market.

Their hopes may have been dampened later in the day, though, when Tommy Thompson, the U.S. secretary of health, said it was doubtful that vaccine from producers not currently licensed in the United States could be imported to help with this year's massive shortage.

"It doesn't look promising," Thompson said in Washington.

Helen Branswell
Canadian Press

michael_moore_: Last night I saw Michael Moore at the La

michael_moore_: Last night I saw Michael Moore at the La: "Last night I saw Michael Moore at the Lawlor Events center here in Reno. He was so awesome and so inspirational. The greatest part was when the reporter asked how he felt about the 250 bush supporters outside and he said- only 250- ive got 12000 democrats inside the building. Thats all they could find. !!
If his tour is coming to your town youve got to go. He was an hour late in starting, but the events center was an hour late letting us in. So im glad he waited for everyone."

DNC: Kicking Ass - I sent my copy of F-9/11 to my son at college

DNC: Kicking Ass - Open Thread 10/15: "I sent my copy of F-9/11 to my son at college, after many of his friends got a chance to see it, he dropped it off at my parents (who are in their 70's) My parents are Democrats, always have been, but are also very religious people (Catholic).

I was surprised at my mothers reaction to the movie, she knew that Michael Moore was more to the right then she, but the movie only served to make her support for Kerry more strong. I was also very worried about her reaction to the part where the mother of a soldier reacts to his death (this is on a personal level for my mom as she lost her youngest child to cancer when he was 33 and has trouble dealing with these emotions from others) She and my Dad, IF they were a one issue voter are very Pro-Life, but as she puts it, you can not be a one issue voter, you need to Look at the whole picture.

The movie is now making its way around my very large family, and then back to my son's dorm. Hopefully many will get to see it because the only theater in town did not show it when it was released.

Posted by sueNri @ 10/15/04, 11:42 AM "

The Raw Story | An open letter to Michael Moore

The Raw Story | An open letter to Michael Moore: "You have done some amazing things this year, Mike – amazing things. Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary film in history. You have become something I would never have thought could exist: a bankable documentary film maker. You have become perhaps the most influential non-politician in this election cycle. Congratulations – and thank you.

I admire the work you are doing to motivate young folks to vote. And I admire the way you have helped expose Ralph Nader as a post-Body Snatchers progressive in name only. Amazing things all. But your film, in addition to all of its desired effects, has obeyed the law of unintended consequences: we are seeing behavior from the far right that would have been hard to imagine – even for them – four years ago. The Swift Boat ads were low, but now they are stooping even lower. Sinclair Broadcasting Group is ordering its 62 TV stations to broadcast (on OUR airwaves) a film accusing John Kerry of betraying American POWS when he spoke out against the Vietnam War.

You know what an outrageous charge that is. The way the right wingers have tried to turn Kerry’s opposition to the Vietnam War – a brave act that, by helping to shorten the war, almost certainly saved even more lives than George Bush has wasted in Iraq – into an act of treason is shameful. Isn’t it ironic that this is the very same Sinclair that censored the Nightline show when Ted Koppel read the names of our fallen?

I know that you are working to get F 9/11 on the air. I have read that you are talking with various pay-per-view outlets. That would help, of course, but let me tell you something: the folks who really need to see your film would eat worms before they paid you a dime. There is nothing wrong with rallying the progressive troops, or preaching to the converted. But the most important thing you could do to help the cause is get outside our echo chamber and break into theirs. Dittoheads and Fox viewers won’t pay to undermine their own beliefs – but they might just watch it for free.

So here is a gut check for you: if you really want to counter the gutter politics Sinclair is shoveling a few days before the election, forget pay-per-view. Offer Fahrenheit to the networks for nothing. Use their greed against them. They made all kinds of high-falutin’ noise about fairness when they refused to run ads for the F-9/11 DVD, but they know the ratings will be sky-high if they broadcast anything this controversial – and ratings are the coin of their realm. If they don’t have to pay you anything, my guess is that the profit motive will ensure that someone will bite. And putting it out on a network is going to get the truth in front of millions of new people, Michael – millions.

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DNC: Kicking Ass - Selling FarenHype Not F911

DNC: Kicking Ass - Open Thread 10/15: "As for the mention of and how it is promoting the FarenHype movie and not offering the Farenheit911 movie, well for Goodness sake, just look at the name of the website to understand WHY. OVERSTOCK, means nobody would buy it and they have a glut on the market. It is a good thing because it means that there is NOT an overstock of 911. People are buying and watching F911. Use some logic on this one folks..."

Posted by Burnsey-55170-054 @ 10/15/04, 11:14 AM

Hawai‘i Democratic Party: "Fahrenheit 9/11" DVD now available for your viewing!

Hawai'i Democrats: "Thanks to a generous donor, you can now borrow/rent out 'Fahrenheit 9/11' DVD for your own viewing, house parties, or organize showings to help shed the light in our most important election of our lifetime. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' can help change people's mind and help change the vote. It is powerful film that needs to be shared. Let's spread the word. Just call the Party Headquarters at 596-2980.

1) Have your own house party and show 'Fahrenheit 9/11', then engage with your neighbors and friends about the film. It's a great vehicle for discussion!

2) Put together your own showing of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' to community orgs, schools, clubs, church groups, retirement homes, senior citizens groups.

3) Send it around your neighborhood door to door and have your neighbors and friends watch this film." Politics - The RS Blog Politics - The RS Blog: "Three weeks to go, three debates down, and we've got ourselves one hell of a race. For anyone who enjoys the horserace aspect of politics, these are heady days. But to take a snapshot of the dead heat in this moment is to lose perspective of how the race has evolved. Kerry is the hard-charging challenger, who has made up three lengths on the faltering favorite heading into the stretch run.
Kerry is renowned for being a strong finisher and nothing we saw in last night's debate -- his third win in as many bouts -- undermined that reputation. In a near repeat of the second debate, uncommitted voters scored the 'Duel in the Desert' (ugh!) a decisive win for Senator Kerry (39-to-25 -- with 36 percent scoring it a tie) in a CBS News poll. A general Gallup poll scored the debate a knockout 52-to-39 percent victory for Kerry.
In this blogger's humble opinion, this was Bush's best debate. Except for the nonsensical evocation of 'PAYGO' ('He talks about PAYGO. I'll tell you what PAYGO means'), the president articulated his positions quite clearly. He seemed to have reasonable command of the issues and he found the language he needed to frame them. He seemed sure of himself. Not desperate as in the second debate. And not as cocky as in the first.
Kerry was stronger in the second debate. However the senator continued to clean Bush's clock as a debater. When Bush took only 30 seconds of his allotted two minutes while dodging Bob Schieffer's question about wanting to overturn Roe v. Wade, Kerry milked the clock for all it was worth, riffing not only on the president's intent to make abortion illegal again but also to talk about the failings of No Child Left Behind, and specifically the under-funding of Arizona's public schools."


Tom Morello Project Forum -> Tom On The Slacker Uprising Tour

Tom Morello Project Forum -> Tom On The Slacker Uprising Tour: "okay i just got back from the slackers tour in USC. dam it was funny the place was full it was like this lawn area and when i got there it was fucken packed.
it started off with micheal moore talking about the presidential debates that have been going on. And of course he made fun of bush and how he kept on repeating himself ' being president its hard work' .......mmmm , no shit bush. well that was funny and he also had these like five or six mini-commercials that were 'pro-bush'. i can't remember there names , but i believe that there was fish, hair, duck, ..... i can't remember anymore.

hopefully some else went and could tell you the rest. but yeah they were funny.

like the duck one said - in the vietman war kerry ducked - is that the president that you want to have .. vote bush- okay the commercial was something to that extent.

then after the videos michael can out again and started to talk. and there was a republican in the crowd talking shit. and michael was like hey, "why don't you go enlist in the forces. what are you doing here?" and every one just started to cheer.

after a little more talking he said okay we have a guest on the tour..... ... he is one of his good friends and he was in one of the best groups in the 90's ( and that was when i was like its TOM) and he is also a great gutarist. TOM MORELLo. and people started to cheer and i did to. and tom was like telling those politicians ' fuck you i won't do what you tell me' and the crowed went crazy. okay he played union song , house gone up in flames , and one of my all time favorite songs. no one left.

while he was playing some fucken dumb ass republicans started to be scream " you suck" and just stupid ass remarks at tom. and people started to cheer against them. and yeah tom was like motivating us to cheer loud so that the republicans won't be heard. i'm kinda tired and really sick so i'm going to sleep .sorry i didn't finish hopefully some one else went and will give you more deatils. i got pictures so once i develop them i will post them up. there not all that great because i was one the side of the stage. so yeah."

VH1 News Presents: 'Politics: A Pop Culture History'

VH1 News Presents: 'Politics: A Pop Culture History'Pop culture has always reflected and commented on America's political mood, ranging from "Rambo" to "West Wing" and from Bruce Springsteen's working-man anthems to Toby Keith's songs of a nation ready to go to war. But this election year has firmly established that politics has become pop culture and vice versa.

Using 30 years of music, movie and television, along with new interviews, "Politics: A Pop Culture History" premieres Wednesday, October 20 at 10PM* and explores how filmmakers, rappers and rockers have intersected, intertwined, clashed and collaborated with politicians over the years. Examples are abundant in today's media landscape. Political commentators from Bill O'Reilly to Al Franken are treated like pop stars. Political fundraisers look more like star-studded movie premieres. John Kerry talks about the social energy in rap music while Republicans reach out to the youth vote with a voter-registration truck parked outside MTV's studio.

"Politics: A Pop Culture History" will track the modern marriage of politics and pop culture from the first televised presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon up through the effect of this summer's blockbuster film "Fahrenheit 9/11" on public perception as well as Bruce Springsteen's Vote for Change swing-state tour. The documentary also shadows actor Stephen Baldwin at the Republican National Convention and follows Everclear's Art Alexakis, rock star and elected delegate, to the Democrat National Convention.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11 Fanning the flames of controversy

San Francisco Bay ViewAs a treat, all conference members were welcomed to a special viewing of Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.” I had seen Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” last year, so I somewhat knew what to expect. After hearing that this documentary has won the Festival de Cannes, a.k.a. Cannes Film Festival’s most prestigious award, the Palme d’Or - the first documentary to win since 1956 - I was excited to see this film. You could even say that I was a little nervous. This is the kind of award that sets a director apart from everyone in his or her business.

Walking into the huge conference room, I began to get an anxious feeling in the pit of my stomach. I remembered how I had heard all this talk about how controversial this film was, and it just hit me. Something in my brain struck. I only thought I was ready to see this film, but then I wasn’t sure if I wanted to see it at all.

When the film started, there were a lot of things going through my mind. A lot of questions like, will this film be any good? Or will I like it? Or even how will I feel at the end after everything’s been said?

The film really made me think about some of the things that are going on in this land that we call “home.” The documentary addressed many curiously awkward situations which our president has been associated with, situations such as how certain insufficient oil companies were being supported by the Saudi Arabian royal family.

The film was very graphic toward the ending. It showed some clips of actual civilian casualties resulting from the bombing of Baghdad after 9/11. I can remember all the clips of the dead bodies of innocent men, women and children and how I covered my eyes at the sight of their lifeless forms. A solitary tear ran down my face.

The film also had its key humorous, yet reality check, moments. For example, Michael Moore spent a whole day trying to get members of Congress to enlist their children in the armed forces; sadly, he reported that only a few members of Congress actually had children in the armed forces.

The entire film is spectacular, in my opinion, and is a “should see film.” I stayed interested though the whole 116 minutes. And in these days, it’s hard to get movies like that. The film showed things that no one else has ever had the guts to address before. When the credits began to roll, I truly understood why Michael Moore won such an award of great honor.

After seeing the movie, I realized, once again, that everything isn’t what it seems to be. I am delighted to announce that “Fahrenheit 9/11” is available on DVD. If the film was this good, than I can’t even begin to imagine what the DVD, along with possible additional scenes, would be like.

With the 2004 Presidential Elections less than three weeks away, seeing this film could possibly persuade you whom you think would make the better president. Calling all Slackers!: "If you have taken pictures at any of Mike's appearances on the 'Slacker Uprising Tour' and you'd like to share them please e-mail them to:

Be sure to state the date, city and venue in the body of your e-mail and let us know if we have permission to use them on the website and other projects.

If you get them in the night of the show, we may be able to post them immediately.

Also, if you are able to tape any local TV news stories about the 'Slacker Uprising Tour' please contact us so we can arrange to have the tapes sent to us. Thanks for your help!"

Activist's visit draws thousands to events center

Activist's visit draws thousands to events center: "When Michael Moore took center stage Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center he was greeted with loud cheers, screams and a standing ovation.

“Thank you, Reno!” boomed Moore into the microphone, eliciting more hurrahs and applause.

Although he appeared an hour later than scheduled, the audience didn’t seem to mind. As they waited for the filmmaker to appear, the crowd did the “wave” and chanted “Michael Moore” repeatedly.

“This is electrifying,” exclaimed J.R. Tillett, a University of Nevada, Reno graduate. “This is the first time we’ve had someone of this caliber on the political scene in Reno.”

Photo: Mike and some of the students from the University of Nevada.

Tillett, who sat close to the stage, joined 9,799 other people for the 2004 Michael Moore “Slacker Uprising Tour.” Jeff Champagne, a student and vice president of the programming committee for the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, said it was the largest event the group has staged.

“He has injected life into politics,” said Brian Hutchinson, chairman of Democracy for Nevada that proposed the visit to the ASUN programming board."

"The Nightwatchman" Tom Morello of Audioslave and Rage Against The Machine.

Filmmaker tries hand at directing voters

Filmmaker tries hand at directing voters: "Hilary Robinson of Phoenix didn't vote in 2000. But she promised filmmaker Michael Moore she would be at the polls Nov. 2.

'I love Michael Moore as much as I love Oprah Winfrey,' Robinson, 30, said Wednesday after Moore whipped nearly 3,000 fans into a partisan frenzy at Phoenix's Celebrity Theatre. 'He's introduced my generation of 30-somethings to the importance of the democratic process.'

Recovering from bronchitis, Moore, in his trademark T-shirt, jeans and baseball cap, made Phoenix the 25th city on a 60-city tour of battleground states to stump for John Kerry and put the force of his fiery personality behind the effort to oust George W. Bush." - Groton Town Democrats Plan Showing Of ‘Fahrenheit 9/11' "Groton, CT - The Democratic Town Committee will offer a free showing of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" Saturday and Sunday at the party's headquarters, 774 Long Hill Road.
The film will be shown from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Viewers are asked to bring their own chairs, if possible.
Light refreshments will be available for the first hour before the movie begins.
Kids for Kerry volunteers will have candy for sale. Voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications also will be available.
Information and campaign materials for all Democratic candidates will be available.
For more information, visit headquarters between 2 and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday or from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays and Saturdays. Headquarters may be reached by calling 445-DEMS or via e-mail at "

Press Release: Fahrenheit 9/11 Shatters Home Video Record

Fahrenheit 9/11 Shatters Home Video Record: "PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Michael Moore's
politically-charged documentary of the Bush administration, Fahrenheit 9/11,
debuted last week on home video breaking his own record as the #1 documentary
video rental debut of all-time, according to Rentrak's Home Video
Held previously by Moore's Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 grabbed
the top spot in the U.S. home video rental market as the most watched
documentary debut of all-time with more than 2.6 million DVD and VHS viewers.
With a gross box office revenue of $115 million*, Moore's eagerly
anticipated video of Fahrenheit 9/11 turned 1.36 million copies and earned
more than $4.7 million on DVD alone in its first week.
'The fact that Fahrenheit 9/11 ranked #3 overall on the DVD rental charts
last week shows that the American public is doing their research and seeking
information in this election year,' said Brad Hackley, vice president of
business development for Home Video Essentials at Rentrak.
Michael Moore now occupies the top two coveted spots in the first week
top-earning video documentary category."

Michael Moore Says 'We Are Doomed' Unless Kerry Wins

Michael Moore Says 'We Are Doomed' Unless Kerry Wins: "Phoenix ( - Filmmaker Michael Moore told an enthusiastic audience here on Wednesday that 'we are doomed' if President George W. Bush is re-elected.
'I fear, really, that we are doomed on some level here. We are so close to not being able to pull it back, to turn it around -- to get control of our country back in our hands,' Moore told a packed auditorium just hours before the third and final presidential debate. Moore's 'Slacker Uprising Tour' was held at the Celebrity Theatre.
'We have allowed the wealthy to take control now of all our democratic process. It may be too late -- I don't know, I hope it isn't,' the left-wing filmmaker said.
Moore said he was clinging to a 'sliver of optimism' regarding America's future, but only if John Kerry is elected on November 2.
[But] it doesn't mean that November third everything is going to be hunky dory. Believe me. November third we had better commit to redouble our efforts once Kerry's in the White House and be on his ass once he's in there to do the right thing,' Moore said. "

ASU Web Devil - Michael Moore rallies slackers prior to debate

ASU Web Devil - Michael Moore rallies slackers prior to debate: "Amidst the political carnival surrounding the debate, Michael Moore visited Phoenix Wednesday as stop No. 25 of his 60-city tour of the hotly contested election battleground states.

Moore spoke to a capacity crowd of 2,000 people at the Phoenix Celebrity Theatre at 440 N. 32nd St. before the presidential debate at ASU.

Moore said he thought Sen. John Kerry should get tough with President Bush in the final debate.

'Clearly Kerry has won both debates,' Moore said. 'But Democrats have got to get it through their heads that you don't win being a nice guy.'

He said it was OK for Kerry to 'run up the score' on Bush when he had the opportunity.

Moore received standing ovations from the crowd most notably when he placed some of the blame for the Iraq war on the media.

"Our founding fathers knew that without a free press asking the hard questions that the democracy would be weak," Moore said. "They knew the public would make bad decisions if they were not informed."

He said if the media had demanded proof they might have prevented the deaths of 1,200 Americans.

"The government handed a sucker out to the press saying 'come on let's go for ride on a tank, free helmets!' " Moore added.

Moore said his next film project will be focused on the health care system and HMOs, but he is considering addressing his problems with the media as well." Plugs Michael Moore's 'Documentary' Plugs Michael Moore's 'Documentary': "With a crucial election just days away,, the controversial political action committee heavily funded by billionaire George Soros, is urging sympathizers to 'gear up to take our country back on November 2.' This weekend, group members in battleground states are being invited to watch the movie 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and talk with its director Michael Moore in an online conference call.
Dubbed by as a 'persuasive and powerful film,' an e-mail from the group reads, 'Research shows that the film strongly moves swing voters into Kerry's column. And for folks who are already there, it's a great motivator to get more deeply involved. Plus, since watching a movie is fun, hosting a watch party is a great way to get your friends and family involved at a critical moment in our campaign.'
The same e-mail says that those willing to rent the movie and host a watch party will get a special guest from"

Reaction from teens to the presidential debate: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Although this debate proved to be the most entertaining, the candidates' contentions have surpassed repetitive and reached mind-numbing. There is a significant difference between using colloquialisms to appeal to the nation and simply conveying sheer ignorance. The president crossed that line.'

Anjali Sharma, 15, Pine Crest School

'Kerry seems to gradually appear more confident over the course of the debates. He is using `When I am president,' which is the assurance the general public is going to respond to.'

Tori Abernathy, 16, Pine Crest School

'Since the second debate both candidates have grown hostile toward each other. But now both of them have seemed to even out the playing field. Unfortunately for Bush, his political growth is too little, too late. Overall, these debates have turned out to be quite a debacle for Bush's campaign.'

Shivam Upadhyaya, 13, Stranahan High School"

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Bush worries about son, calls Michael Moore Slimeball

Bush worries about son: "KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Former President George H.W. Bush called filmmaker Michael Moore a "slimeball" for what he described as lies told about the Bush family in "Fahrenheit 9/11."

Bush sat down for an interview with WCSH-TV before leaving for Houston and he didn´t hold back when asked his opinion of Moore, one of the nation´s best-known leftist activists.

"Total ass, slimeball," Bush said. It´s "outrageous, his lies about my family."

Producer alleges Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly forced her into phone sex

Producer alleges Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly forced her into phone sex: "Mackris said in her lawsuit that she told O'Reilly she would return to Fox only if he stopped the inappropriate behavior.
She said O'Reilly told her: 'If any woman ever breathed a word I'll make her pay so dearly that she'll wish she'd never been born. I'll rake her through the mud, bring up things in her life and make her so miserable that she'll be destroyed.'
On his show Wednesday, O'Reilly called the case 'the single most evil thing I have ever experienced, and I've seen a lot. But these people picked the wrong guy.' "

O'Reilly Hit With Sex Harass Suit

OCTOBER 13--Hours after Bill O'Reilly accused her of a multimillion dollar shakedown attempt, a female Fox News producer fired back at the TV star today, filing a lawsuit claiming that he subjected her to repeated instances of sexual harassment and spoke often, and explicitly, to her about phone sex, vibrators, threesomes, masturbation, the loss of his virginity, and sexual fantasies.

Below you'll find a copy of Andrea Mackris's complaint, an incredible page-turner that quotes O'Reilly, 55, on all sorts of lewd matters. Based on the extensive quotations cited in the complaint, it appears a safe bet that Mackris, 33, recorded some of O'Reilly's more steamy soliloquies. For example, we direct you to his Caribbean shower fantasies.

While we suggest reading the entire document, TSG will point you to interesting sections on a Thailand sex show, Al Franken, and the climax of one August 2004 phone conversation. (22 pages)

Press Release: Indymedia Web Servers Seized

UkImcServerSolidarity < Local < IndymediaOn 7 October 2004 two Indymedia Web Servers were seized from the US-owned web hosting company Rackspace operating in London (UK), at the request of the US Justice Department, which apparently acted at the prompting of Italian and Swiss authorities.

Indymedia is an global alternative media network that provides challenging and independent reporting, particularly of political and social justice issues, with a newswire where any member of the public can publish their own reports and articles.

The seizure of the servers in London shut down around 20 different Indymedia websites including Ambazonia, Uruguay, Andorra, Poland, Western Massachusetts, Nice, Nantes, Lilles, Marseille, Euskal Herria (Basque Country), Liege, East and West Vlaanderen, Antwerpen (all Belgium), Belgrade, Portugal, Prague, Galiza, Italy, Brazil, UK, and parts of Germany Indymedia. Many are still offline, those few that have returned have suffered data loss.

The particular legal framework under which the seizures took place is unknown. Five Days after the seizures there is still an almost total information blackout from the authorities in the UK, US, Switzeland and Italy. Indymedia still has no confirmation of who ordered the seizures, who took the servers in London, why the seizures took place, where the servers are now located, and whether they will be returned.

We are concerned over the growing use of international co-operation frameworks by Governments and Law enforcement agencies which can be used to obscure clear legal process, and call for openness and clarity in international co-operation, to ensure due process and that civil liberties are protected.

Statements of support for Indymedia and condemnation of the shutting down of over 20 Media outlets have been recieved from The Electronic Frontier Foundation, The International Federation of Journalists, the National Union of Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters and many other organisations.

University of Arizona : WHOA MY GOD!!!!!!!

Last night was a very eventful night for me, to put it mildly. the arena that holds like 15k people sold virtually sold out for michael moore. It was so amazing. It was so awsome. I got a really, really good seat too.

When he came in, everyone started cheering and screaming, and it finally damned on me that I was seeing him and then I just started screaming and screaming, I haven't felt feelings of that much euphoria since I was handed my diploma the day I graduated from high school... so it was pretty big.

It was so great.
He's so awsome.

But, republican hecklers came and kept interupting him for the first hour or so that he spoke. They were eventually escorted out. At first he made fun of them and talked about them and what not, but the wouldn't shut up. It started looking pretty bad when he tried to read letters soldiers had written him from iraq, and they wouldn't let him because of the shouting.

Oh, and then later on he started throwing packet of ramen noodles and underwear into the audience to "slacker" people who said they would vote. But this one guy who was standingdown in front further, but not far from wear I was, was jumping up and down and waving his arms tryin to get either the underwear of the ramen, when, all of the sudden, his pants fell off.... and there was nothing there!

And this was in front of 15 thousand people.

Oh god, oh, and it was the first time I've ever seen a live dick... as he was being escorted out by security, Michael Moore was like "in america, even crazy people can vote!" It was just so amazing.

I can't decide whether or not to go to phoenix tomorrow. I'm still undecided.

- Bongo R.

THE DAILY BRUIN ONLINE: Moore heats up crowd at UCLA

THE DAILY BRUIN ONLINE: "Under an increasingly warm midday sun, thousands of UCLA students gathered Tuesday to hear Michael Moore's impassioned call to oust President Bush in the Nov. 2 election.

Sporting his trademark baseball cap, Moore took to the stage and pulled out his partisan politics as he lashed out at Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq. Moore spoke, shouted and sang for over an hour as a crowd of over 2,000 students and staff in the Los Angeles Tennis Center literally sweated it out.

The controversial liberal author and filmmaker has come to expect protests everywhere he goes, but the crowd that greeted him Tuesday was largely supportive.

'He did make some good points,' said Nick Forman, a third-year political science and philosophy student. 'It was a productive event (and) it was a hell of a turnout.'

But a contingent of about 20 protesters holding signs with phrases like 'Give war as many chances as it needs' and 'No Moore lies!' greeted students entering the tennis center.

One of the protesters, Nicholas Louw, the vice chairman of the Bruin Republicans, said they were not against his right of free speech, but Louw and his group would not 'passively absorb (Moore's) vitriolic disdain for America's policies.' He said he wanted a 'comparable conservative' to speak on campus, like Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter." > News > North County -- Moore's 'Slacker Tour' plays fairgrounds > News > North County -- Moore's 'Slacker Tour' plays fairgrounds: "DEL MAR - A crowd of 10,000 sang 'America The Beautiful' Tuesday night along with filmmaker Michael Moore and folk-singing icon Joan Baez.
And so, Moore brought his Slacker Uprising Tour to town, attracting 10 times the audience he would have had if he had not been banned from Cal State San Marcos.
'Because of the Republican repressive attitude of the administration toward free speech, we're here with 10,000,' he said from the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Outside, about 200 demonstrators gathered at Via de la Valle and Jimmy Durante Boulevard, holding signs criticizing the filmmaker and supporting President Bush.
Motorists honked, most in apparent support but some to express their displeasure. Some proffered a one-finger salute. "

RENO, NV: Protesters ready for Moore's UNR visit

Protesters ready for Moore�s UNR visit: "Michael Moore speaks Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Reno's Lawlor Events Center, but protests surrounding the controversial filmmaker's visit start today.

The president of the university said we should welcome him as a guest,” Dona Lakis, a Reno resident and the protest’s leader, said Monday. “Most of this community doesn’t even want him here.”

Almost 9,000 tickets have been sold for the lecture by Moore, whose “Fahrenheit 9/11” movie is a scathing attack on President Bush. Moore is coming to UNR as part of his 60-city “Slacker Uprising Tour” of college campuses across the country.

UNR President John Lilley has told critics of Moore’s appearance to treat the director as a “guest” who “must be allowed to speak.”

Additional tickets, at $5 each, may be available, starting today at 10 a.m., at the Lawlor box office, said Jeff Champagne, vice president of Flipside, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada’s programming board.

Champagne said the event was “sold out,” but plans were being made Monday for additional seats.

“I’m sure we will be able to make more available,” Champagne said.

As UNR prepares for Moore’s visit, the “Fahrenheit 9/11” film is available in Northern Nevada video rental stores.

“At my Keystone (Avenue) location, it went out completely,” said Michael Konieczak, vice president of operations for Video Maniacs, a locally owned company with two stores in Reno. “At my Mira Loma (Road) location, it’s not that strong, not at all.”

Don Cox

"Moms Against Michael Moore" protest Reno visit

"Moms Against Michael Moore" protest Reno visit: "Thirty protesters with American flags and signs reading 'No Moore Lies' rallied in Reno Tuesday outside the campus arena where filmmaker Michael Moore is to speak Wednesday night to a sellout crowd of about 10,000.

Dona Lakis helped organize the UNR rally as the head of 'Moms Against Michael Moore.'

She said it is not a political issue, but a moral issue. She says Moore is preying on university students.

Moore, whose 'Fahrenheit 9/11' blasts President Bush, is to speak at UNR's Lawlor Events Center at 8:00 PM Wednesday. Lawlor officials say the event has sold out. About 8,000 tickets were sold at five-dollars each and another 2,000 free tickets went to students.

Protesters compared Moore to Al Qaida, criticized the use of student funds to help cover part of his $33,000 speaking fee and took aim at UNR President John Lilley, who has defended the invitation to Moore to speak. "


KFMB-TV: "Filmmaker Michael Moore, a thorn in the side of the president, drew a sold-out crowd of 10,000 people to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, after Cal State San Marcos canceled a show to distance itself.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker offered Ramen noodles and clean underwear to college students who pledged to vote for their first time on Nov. 2 and offered a $5,000 'hellraiser' scholarship to whichever CSUSM student defied the Bush administration most successfully.

'I hope this encourages students in the future to do the true American thing and stand up for what they believe in,' the 'Fahrenheit 9/11' director said during last night's stop on his Slacker Uprising Tour.

'America will not thrive if its universities become places of fear instead of places of courage,' Moore said. "

Tuesday, October 12, 2004


MoveOn PACToday, MoveOn PAC begins running a TV spot produced by Rob Reiner in which the well-known actor/director uses video clips of President Bush repeatedly fumbling in failed attempts to admit mistakes he has made during his first three and a half years in office. (Click Title to see ad)

Reiner observes that the President continues to demonstrate his inability to recognize or admit mistakes, as evidenced in the Presidential debate with Senator John Kerry last Friday.

“The President continues to say that given what we know now-- that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, no ties to Al Qaeda, and had nothing to do with 9/11-- he still would have gone to war. That goes far beyond bad judgment,” said Reiner.

“As we near the most important election of my lifetime, I am proud to release ‘Mistake’ with MoveOn PAC. It’s an ad that highlights three of the areas where the president has refused to admit any mistakes—both foreign and domestic.”

The ad will begin running on Tuesday, October 12 through Sunday, October 17 on CNN, Fox and Washington, DC cable. The total initial buy will be $100,000.

Transcript of the Reiner TV ad:

“A Mistake”
the ad begins with a black screen and the words:

President Bush
April 13th 2004

President Bush appears onscreen at his press conference
" know I hope I.. I don't wanna sound like I've made no mistakes, I'm confident I have..."

screen goes to black and the words:
3.8 million Americans lost health insurance

President Bush: "you know, i just uh....I'm sure something will pop into my head here..."

screen goes to black and the words:
750,000 Americans lost their jobs

President Bush: " is uh...(shakes his head)'s...."

screen goes to black and the words:
In Iraq: Over 6,000 Americans dead or wounded...and rising

President Bush reappears on the screen, his eyes cast down, as we hear

Rob Reiner's voice-over: "Four years ago, a mistake was made. On November 2nd, we can correct that."

The end card comes up: George Bush. He's not on our side.
and we hear the ending voice over: "MoveOn PAC is responsible for the content of this advertisement"

Filmmaker Michael Moore urges slackers to vote in talk before 15,000 here

Filmmaker Michael Moore urges slackers to vote in talk before 15,000 here: "Filmmaker Michael Moore brought his political road show to the University of Arizona last night, asking 'slackers' to help oust President Bush while sparring with chanting Bush supporters in the crowd.
'Fifty percent of this country does not vote. Do you think it's the rich and powerful who don't vote? No! It's the poor, the disenfranchised and the young,' Moore told a McKale Center capacity crowd of nearly 15,000. 'We want to try and convince you to vote.'
Moore plied nonvoters to support Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry by offering packages of underwear and Top Ramen noodles, 'the sustenance of slackers everywhere.'
'People say they're not interested in politics. Well, politics is very interested in you,' he said. 'Politics wants to make your life very miserable.'
Moore, whose film 'Fahrenheit 9/11' has just been released on DVD after being a box-office hit, is on a 60-city tour of swing states hoping to help get Kerry into the White House.
Arizonans shouldn't be so quick to assume a Bush victory in the state, he said, noting that polls giving Bush an edge in the state fail to consider new voters and mostly young voters who aren't contacted because they only use cell phones.
'And I think they underestimate how many people are going to vote,' he said. 'We have some very important issues at stake here, and we have to remove George W. Bush from the White House. The issues boil down to one thing for me: this illegal and immoral war in Iraq.' "

Tucson Citizen

Arizona Daily Wildcat - Moore visit divides campus - Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Arizona Daily Wildcat - Moore visit divides campus - Tuesday, October 12, 2004: "Small groups of vocal protestors made their presence known at Michael Moore's sold-out speech last night, waving Bush-Cheney signs and chanting 'Four more years' and 'No more Moore.'
Students protested before and during Moore's speech at McKale Center and many were escorted out by the University of Arizona Police Department.
Before Moore's appearance, students rallied peacefully outside, chanting, carrying signs and wearing pro-Bush and anti-Moore t-shirts to urge students not to listen to Moore.
Rob Fullerton, an event security guard, estimated there were more than 100 protesters outside McKale before Moore's speech, which drew an audience of 14,500. "

By Jennifer Asmler
Arizona Daily Wildcat

Arizona Daily Wildcat - Michael Moore speaks on campus

Arizona Daily Wildcat - Michael Moore speaks on campusFilmmaker Michael Moore urged a crowd of 14,500 to defeat Bush in the November election and sponsor Sen. John Kerry for his position on issues like education and minimum wage last night.

A sold-out McKale Center welcomed "Fahrenheit 9/11" director Moore with a standing ovation. The UA was the 22nd college on his 60-city "Slacker Uprising Tour" and had the largest turnout on Moore's tour to date, he said.

Moore urged the 50 percent of Americans who didn't vote in the last election to go to the polls on Nov. 2.

"I'm trying to get those non-voters and slackers to come out and vote," Moore said. "You may say that you're not interested in politics, but politics is interested in you and it wants to make your life miserable."

The $27,500 Moore received for his appearance was generated solely from ticket sales and went toward tour costs, including funding the filming of the tour, a rented airplane and 12-person crew, Moore said.

Photo: KEVIN KLAUS/Arizona Daily Wildcat
Michael Moore fields questions from reporters prior to his speech at McKale Center last night.

"None of us are making any money... 100 percent of the money is going to stop people like (Hardy and the NRA)," Moore said.

Small groups in the crowd constantly heckled Moore during his speech, and he took it lightheartedly at first, using it as an opportunity to sarcastically respond to their political views, until it became so disruptive he told them directly to stop.

"Four more years? They are off by four years, it's only three more weeks," Moore said.

Linda Ronstadt, singer (Photo) and Tucson native, made a special appearance to advocate Moore and Kerry.

Ronstadt, who dedicated a Las Vegas performance of her song "Desperado" to Moore, said she loves his movies and they have had a positive impact on her politically split family.

"My republican brother is not voting for George Bush, he's voting for John Kerry... and recommending "Fahrenheit 9/11" to all his republican friends," Ronstadt said.

By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat

Monday, October 11, 2004

WOAI: SAN ANTONIO//NEWS: Superintendent: "Fahrenheit 9/11" Will Never Be Shown Again

WOAI: SAN ANTONIO//NEWS: "BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - The Beaumont school superintendent on Monday assured parents that Michael Moore's film 'Fahrenheit 9/11' will not be shown again in district classrooms.

Carrol Thomas said the politically charged film, shown Friday at an alternative school, had no place in the Beaumont school system.

'We don't need to be showing biased viewpoints in BISD,' Thomas said in Tuesday editions of the Beaumont Enterprise.

Parent Michael Kurth criticized the decision to show the movie, based on its R rating and political partisanship. His son Matthew, 17, said that he put his head on his desk and tried to sleep through it. "

RealNetworks to Offer Exclusive, Live Online Broadcast of 'Vote For Change' Tour Finale on October 11th

RealNetworks to Offer Exclusive, Live Online Broadcast of 'Vote For Change' Tour Finale on October 11th: "SEATTLE, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealNetworks(R) will air the
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U.S. Music fans simply visit to catch the entire live
performance and all the great music in this exclusive national Web cast
available on the award-winning RealPlayer(R) 10. The Washington D.C. concert
is the final performance in the 33-city, 11-state series that kicked-off
October 1.
The Web cast finale concert will enable music fans across America to enjoy
a front row view along with high-fidelity sound to this special live concert,
from the comfort of their home or office. Musical acts include, leading
artists: Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band,
Dave Matthews Band, Dixie Chicks, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, John Fogerty,
John Mellencamp, Jurassic 5, Keb' Mo', Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, Pearl Jam and

-- DATE: Monday, October 11th, 2004
-- TIME: 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time

To enjoy the complete live concert Web cast, fans are recommended to visit in advance of the Monday 6:30 p.m. performance and download the
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Green Bay Press-Gazette - Moore visit sparks local debate

Green Bay Press-Gazette - Moore visit sparks local debateMichael Moore stirred up controversy across the nation with his latest film, “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

Now he is igniting a local debate among some who question a decision made by student leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to invite Moore to campus later this month and why student fees are being used to help pay for his visit.

“We’re not too happy about him coming here because we don’t feel this is an appropriate place for Michael Moore to speak and to use our funds to do it with,” said John Kumm, a 22-year-old senior and chairman of the College Republicans at UWGB.

Calls to UWGB officials about Moore’s speaking fee weren’t returned Friday. But university officials have said Moore’s fee includes no taxpayer funds and will be covered by ticket fees for his visit and money from the segregated fees account. Segregated fees are paid by students and cover a host of campus operations.

Kumm said the group is trying to get the event canceled and, if that doesn’t happen, they will stage a protest on the day of the event.

“I don’t think the university paid attention to who they were bringing in or the possible backlash that could happen,” he said.

By Cynthia Hodnett

European and Pacific Stars & Stripes: Hundreds buy DVD of Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11' at AAFES stores

European and Pacific Stars & Stripes:
GIESSEN, Germany — Its mere presence compelled some soldiers to do an about-face and duck down another aisle, away from the latest salvo in the debate over the war in Iraq.

Michael Moore’s award-winning film “Fahrenheit 9/11” hit Army and Air Force Exchange Service shelves last week. While some shoppers showed little or no interest in the two-hour documentary, hundreds did, and shelled out $19.95 for it.

“I’m about to buy it,” Spc. Sylvester Charles of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, said as he clutched the digital video disc and read the back cover. “I heard it was good.”

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier: Iowa State alumni upset over filmmaker Michael Moore's campus appearance

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier Online -: "AMES, Iowa -- Some Iowa State University alumni have threatened to cut their financial support to the university because of filmmaker Michael Moore's scheduled appearance on campus, university President Gregory Geoffroy said.

Moore, whose films include 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and 'Bowling for Columbine,' is scheduled to speak at Hilton Coliseum on Sunday.

'I have heard from a few donors who are not happy that Mr. Moore is coming,' Geoffroy said. 'And as part of their unhappiness, they have expressed their unwillingness to continue their support of the university.'

Geoffroy said the number of people who have complained is small. He said he has answered each complaint and explained that Moore was invited by student committees and that there are no plans to cancel the event.

Moore's visit is part of his 60-city 'Slacker Uprising Tour,' targeted at student voters.

At the University of Nevada, 15 donors and alumni asked the student government to cancel Moore's Oct. 13 appearance. They also offered $100,000 to bring in a conservative speaker to debate Moore. The student government rejected the offer."

Associated Press

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Conservative TV Group to Air Anti-Kerry Film

Conservative TV Group to Air Anti-Kerry Film: "NEW YORK - The conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose television outlets reach nearly a quarter of the nation's homes with TV, is ordering its stations to preempt regular programming just days before the Nov. 2 election to air a film that attacks Sen. John F. Kerry's activism against the Vietnam War, network and station executives familiar with the plan said Friday.
Sinclair's programming plan, communicated to executives in recent days and coming in the thick of a close and intense presidential race, is highly unusual even in a political season that has been marked by media controversies.
Sinclair has told its stations � many of them in political swing states such as Ohio and Florida � to air 'Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal,' sources said. The film, funded by Pennsylvania veterans and produced by a veteran and former Washington Times reporter, features former POWs accusing Kerry � a decorated Navy veteran turned war protester � of worsening their ordeal by prolonging the war. Sinclair will preempt regular prime-time programming from the networks to show the film, which may be classified as news programming, according to TV executives familiar with the plan.
Executives at Sinclair did not return calls seeking comment, but the Kerry campaign accused the company of pressuring its stations to influence the political process.
'It's not the American way for powerful corporations to strong-arm local broadcasters to air lies promoting a political agenda,' said David Wade, a spokesman for the Democratic nominee's campaign. 'It's beyond yellow journalism; it's a smear bankrolled by Republican money, and I don't think Americans will stand for it.'
Sinclair stations are spread throughout the country, in major markets that include Baltimore, Pittsburgh a"

Inida: Censor Board clears 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

Censor Board clears 'Fahrenheit 9/11': "'Fahrenheit 9/11', a film examining the George W Bush administration in wake of the tragic events of September 11, was today cleared by the Censor Board.
'The film, which was sent to a revising committee earlier, has been cleared without a single cut', Censor Board Chairman Anupam Kher said.
A film being sent to a revising committee is part of a normal procedure. There is nothing dramatic about it. 'It is only the press that chooses to react on the issue,' he said.
'Why talk about only 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' recently even a religious film 'Dharamshakti' was sent to a revising committee,' Kher said.
There are many films that are sent to a revising committee, it is part of the procedure, he said. "

The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What the US Media Hides By Wendy Campbell

The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What the US Media Hides By Wendy Campbell: "The Secret Relationship Between Israel and Oil: What the US Media Hides
By Wendy Campbell
Al-Jazeerah, October 6, 2004

I have found that there is nothing more inspiring than taking a trip, especially to a foreign country where I leave behind my daily routine, including e-mails and the internet, to get to think outside the box and to get a chance to write down my thoughts. "

Afghanistan�s Florida-style Elections By Mike Whitney

Afghanistan�s Florida-style Elections By Mike Whitney: "

Afghanistan's Florida-style Elections
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Al-Jazeerah, October 9, 2004

�We know that true peace will only be achieved when we give the Afghan people the means to achieve their own aspirations�We're working hard in Afghanistan. We're clearing minefields. We're rebuilding roads. We're improving medical care. And we will work to help Afghanistan to develop an economy that can feed its people without feeding the world's demand for drugs"

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AP Wire | Moore rallies students and democratic hopes in Missouri

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore delivered a message of certainty, comedy and Bush-bashing Saturday to about 2,200 people during his visit to the smallest city on his "Slacker Uprising Tour."

Moore's stop at Northwest Missouri State University was sponsored by the school's Young Democrats organization. It's one of 60 visits he'll make nationwide in an effort to convince more people to vote, and he's hoping they'll secure Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's victory.

"If you don't sign up, if you don't volunteer for this cause, we're not going to pull this off," Moore told the audience.

"Everything he says is really anti-Republican, but it's clear that he doesn't care what you believe in, he just wants you to go vote," said Nathan Young, 22, an English major at Northwest.

The university chapter of College Republicans protested and waved signs outside the stadium gates during Moore's speech.

To the delight of his audience, Moore invited the two dozen protesters inside the stadium.

His opposition said Moore only fueled the fire for the Republican Party.

"I wasn't too fond of anything he said, and I still stand firm in saying they were lies," said College Republicans President Tracy Swearingen. "I liked how it took away from his own message to focus more on us, and I'm very glad we did what we did."

During his speech, Moore cited the accomplishments of presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon but criticized the Republican Party of today.