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Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus various mischief with Mike’s friends, family and the neighbors who don’t work for the NSA.

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Academy Award-winning filmmaker and political provocateur Michael Moore offers his subversive and humorous take on the issues of the day and talks to a wide range of people from comedians and politicians to the people who’ve tried to kill him. Plus various mischief with Mike’s friends, family and the neighbors who don’t work for the NSA.

    Ep. 215: Kafka in America. It Can’t Happen Here? (w/ Steven Donziger)

    Ep. 215: Kafka in America. It Can’t Happen Here? (w/ Steven Donziger)

    Steven Donziger has spent the last 800 days under house arrest with a government tracking device around his ankle.

    His crime?

    Well, Donziger is the lawyer who successfully sued the oil giant Chevron on behalf of the people of Ecuador for deliberately discharging 16 billion gallons of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon between 1964 and 1992. Donziger and his colleagues succeeded and won a $9.5 billion judgment on behalf of the indigenous and poor communities of Ecuador in 2011. Chevron has yet to pay a dime on this judgement and instead, have brought this case to the friendly confines of the United States and turned Donziger, the person who successfully prosecuted them, into the one doing time.

    Mike is joined by Steven Donziger, live from his house arrest, to explain the Kafka-esque/Twilight Zone case in which Donziger is serving as the punching bag of corporate America, with the American people footing the bill. They discuss this bizarre and unprecedented case, his condition, and what we all must do to fight back.


    Episode Notes:

    Announcement on U.N. Human Rights body ruling that the U.S. government must release Donziger from “arbitrary” detention and compensate him for legal violations:
    https://www.makechevroncleanup.com/press-releases/2021/9/29/breaking-highest-un-human-rights-body-rules-us-government-must-release-steven-donziger-from-arbitrary-detention-and-compensate-him-for-legal-violations


    Slate’s piece on the horrific facts of this case:
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/08/chevron-judge-loretta-preska-steven-donziger.html


    Donate to Donziger’s legal fund and sign the petition for his release here: https://www.freedonziger.com


    Call Attorney General Merrick Garland’s office to demand the federal government take on this case and pursue justice for Donziger: 202-514-2000


    Or email AG Garland here:
    https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice


    And make sure to call your respective Congressperson to pressure them on this issue: (202) 224-3121


    Music in the episode:

    “I Fought The Law” - The Clash
    https://youtu.be/yhcreVY_qLI


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    Ep. 214: Why Buffalo Matters. Why India Walton Matters. Why Democratic Socialism Matters. (w/ India Walton)

    Ep. 214: Why Buffalo Matters. Why India Walton Matters. Why Democratic Socialism Matters. (w/ India Walton)

    India Walton shocked the political world and upset the establishment by running against and defeating a four-term incumbent Democratic Mayor of Buffalo this past June in the Democratic primary. She’s a nurse, a union organizer, a single mother, and she will become the first socialist mayor of a major American city since 1960 if she wins the general election in November.

    The political establishment in Buffalo is not taking this lightly. So, while she should be coasting to a victory in November because Buffalo is overwhelmingly Democratic, she has a very difficult opponent, backed by Trump people – Byron Brown, the guy she just defeated in the primary.

    This is such an important race -- all the issues we are facing all over the country -- Covid-19, the police state, the prison industrial complex, economic inequality, climate, and sexual violence -- they all play a role in this race. And India Walton’s a thoughtful and forceful candidate and leader we should get behind to take care of these issues that plague us all.

    Read India’s recent piece in The Buffalo News about her five-point plan for a safe and healthy Buffalo:
    https://buffalonews.com/opinion/india-walton-my-five-point-plan-will-build-a-healthier-city-for-all/article_fe41ab3c-1c9b-11ec-b394-d79687261b09.html

    India was once executive director of the Fruit Belt Land Trust, a public project to fight gentrification and keep housing in the hands of the people. You can read more about the Fruit Belt Land Trust in Open Society:
    https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/how-do-we-get-more-power/episode/fruit-belt

    Watch India’s winning speech after the Democratic primary in June:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8Y-FgPsjb8

    Join India’s friends at Movement Generation in Oakland, California here:
    https://movementgeneration.org/

    Most importantly, donate to and volunteer with India Walton’s campaign here:
    https://www.indiawalton.com/



    Episode Music:

    "Buffalo Soldier" - Bob Marley
    https://youtu.be/uMUQMSXLlHM


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    Ep. 213: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Rep. Ilhan Omar

    Ep. 213: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM — Rep. Ilhan Omar

    Congress could be on the verge of passing a historic investment in America's human and physical infrastructure not seen since the 1930's. The overwhelming majority of the Democratic caucus is behind it, the majority of Americans in countless opinion polls support it and it is the backbone of President Biden's domestic agenda. Yet two Democratic Senators -- Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona -- stand in the way of getting it done. Michael Moore is joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar on this Emergency Podcast System episode of Rumble to find out where this legislation currently stands and what the American people can do to help pass it. The answer: call Senator Sinema and Senator Manchin's offices and tell them to support the Build Back Better Act.

    Call 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121


    Read Rep. Omar's Recent Op-Eds

    Why we're willing to put our votes on the line for the Build Back Better Act
    By Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Katie Porter and Ilhan Omar
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/opinions/biden-spending-bill-infrastructure-vote-jayapal-porter-omar/index.html

    Democrats must be bold to save America from Republican attacks
    By Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/09/27/democrats-health-care-wages-rashida-tlaib-ilhan-omar/5835421001/


    Read Ilhan Omar's powerful memoir:

    This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman
    https://bookshop.org/a/1381/9780062954220



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    Ep. 212: Rock Legend Tom Morello

    Ep. 212: Rock Legend Tom Morello

    Mike is joined by his longtime friend and fellow mischief-maker Tom Morello, co-founder of “Rage Against The Machine.” They discuss the power of artists to change the world, making art during a pandemic, and Tom’s new album, “The Atlas Underground Fire” which has an amazing, all-star list of collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Chris Stapleton, Mike Posner, Damian Marley, Phantogram and many more. They also discuss the epic performance of “The Ghost of Tom Joad” by Tom and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, the day that Rage and Mike shut down the New York Stock Exchange, what it's like working with Bruce, the upcoming return of “Rage Against The Machine” and much more.



    Episode Notes:

    Listen to Tom Morello’s performance with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band of “The Ghost of Tom Joad” in Anaheim, CA in 2008.

    Definitely don’t miss Bruce Springsteen and the great Eddie Vedder on Tom’s mind-blowing cover of “Highway to Hell” from “The Atlas Underground Fire.”

    You can check out "Let's Get The Party Started" (feat. Bring Me The Horizon) from Tom’s latest album, “The Atlas Underground Fire,” here.

    Watch the Michael Moore-directed Rage Against The Machine music video “Sleep Now in the Fire.”

    Here’s a little bit about AC/DC’s benefit concert for The Flint Voice from December of 1977.

    Read about Tom’s open letter and advocacy for his former female Afghan guitar students in light of the Taliban’s takeover.


    Music in the episode:

    "Driving To Texas" - Tom Morello (feat. Phantogram)
    https://youtu.be/4UZuTeMYa4s


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    Ep. 211: Reuniting with Lila Lipscomb & Abdul Henderson

    Ep. 211: Reuniting with Lila Lipscomb & Abdul Henderson

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    Watch "Fahrenheit 9/11" here:
    https://youtu.be/cebnlqi9RGQ?t=2282

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    After the free screening of “Fahrenheit 9/11” to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Mike spoke with spoke with Lila Lipscomb, the mother from Flint, Michigan who lost her son in Iraq, and former Marine Corporal Abdul Henderson, who refused to follow any further orders to fight in a war based on lies. Both Lila and Abdul shared their stories in Fahrenheit 9/11. With America re-considering the legacy of 9/11 and America's so-called "war on terror", Mike is reunited with Lila and Abdul to get their thoughts and hear updates on their lives.


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    Ep. 210: Sean Penn

    Ep. 210: Sean Penn

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    Sean Penn is one of the greatest actors of our time. He’s won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice — for “Milk” in 2009 and for “Mystic River” in 2004. And he has received numerous awards for many other films such as “Dead Man Walking”, “Casualties of War” and "21 Grams."

    He currently has a new film out that he directed and stars in, “Flag Day.” It’s a beautiful movie, featuring his daughter Dylan Penn.

    In addition to his work in film, Sean is a citizen of the world. He says what he believes and doesn’t back down. He takes risks fighting for others. Sean founded the non-profit, Community Organized Relief Effort (or CORE). He has criss-crossed this country this past year helping with Covid relief, creating up-up sites that have distributed 1.7 million vaccine shots in underserved areas.

    Sean and Michael have been friends for many years and this episode of Rumble reveals their passion for creating a better world and their deep support for each other.

    Episode Notes:

    Donate and find out how to work with CORE here:
    https://www.coreresponse.org/

    "Citizen Penn" is coming to Discovery+ soon:
    https://www.discovery.com/dnews/citizen-penn-coming-to-discoveryplus

    Send your selfie to Mike and Sean of you getting your vaccine shot to post here: mike@michaelmoore.com

    You can watch the documentary series, “Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror,” which Mike and Sean both recommended on Netflix:
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81315804

    Here’s the New Years Eve photo of Sean, Bill, Eddie and Michael and their homage to the Marx Brothers, from 2013:
    https://rumble.media/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MM-Sean-Penn-Maher-Vedder.jpeg


    Music in the episode:

    "Don't Be Shy" - Cat Stevens
    https://open.spotify.com/track/1v0XraX2tSRKeILY8ubJ5e?si=48e57aea01a0427f


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Podcast #213: EMERGENCY PODCAST SYSTEM - Rep. Ilhan Omar:

Manchin and Sinema are just as evil as Little Lindsey, McConnell, Cotton, Cruz, Rubio, and that dastardly Tim Scott! If these don’t pass the House and Senate, the Republicans will get their wish and everything will crumble and come apart.

Representative Omar, you’ve really got your work cut out for you! The opposition is going to stress your last nerve with all their shenanigans!

Podcast #212: Rock Legend Tom Morello

Nothing to post other than some people have stories of detainment or arrest and they are not funny!

Podcast #211: Reuniting w/Lila Lipscomb & Abdul Henderson:

I saw the interviews after the Friday showing of your movie. They were very brave to speak to you and say it all on film 17 years ago and we need more people to speak up today like they did back then!

Podcast #210: Sean Penn

Coronavirus Testing and helping out in Haiti and all the while using HIS OWN $$$$? Where is his Noble Peace Prize or Presidential Medal Of Freedom w/Distinction for this man?

Podcast #209: It’s Time For “Sublime Madness” (w/Chris Hedges):

This is some disturbing “stuff!” The Religious Right and their political supporters are a dangerous bunch. Please people, vote these crazy elected officials OUT in 2022 and 2024!

Podcast #208: The Miracle Of Kabul:

All I can say is we were going to eventually leave one day. The President, his team including our soldiers did the best they could under the circumstances. As of 09/06/2021 100,000+ evacuated? Proceed accordingly Mr. President!

Podcast #207: Empire Down In Afghanistan (w/ Vijay Prashad, U.S. Army Col. Ann Wright & Jon Schwartz):

This is just sad. “Stop The Madness,” you say, Michael? How do you get the Military Industrial Complex from craving that money from the US Treasury? I own stock in NONE of these companies!

Podcast #206: A Letter Is Launched - Special Announcement From Michael Moore:

I signed up for your newsletter. This statement you made about the “Superspreaders Of Hate & Ignorance” is just going to piss off a lot of people - and you should piss these complacent people off. In the USA, if it doesn’t affect us, we don’t care. I guess that’s what these people think but many issues DO AFFECT THEM! Voting, Climate Change, Police Misconduct, Abortion or Laws Passed or Not Passed Locally or DC AFFECT EVERYONE! I look forward to every newsletter.

Oh, one more thing: Ari Melber and Ali Velshi are just not true journalists. Please stop going on these shows. They ARE NOT serious about informing us on how to right this sinking ship we are all on! 09/05/2021 I watched Alex Whitt Reports when you came on. I shook my head in total discuss. You gave an uninterrupted explanation of the significance of the General walking up the stairs to the plane facing forward but then Alex tries to pit you against the nay-sayers. These “journalists” trying to create controversy just makes me want to vomit! They don’t want that negative heat coming at them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so they bring you on to say what they are afraid to say.

Podcast #205: Massive Cover-Ups, Wiped Phones, Brown Water and Democrats Protecting Republicans:

Why do men like Lauer, Moonves, Mike Richards, Haden and Good Morning America’s Michael Corn accumulate power, stay in power and harass people? Because they can and as I explained in my email regarding

Podcast #204 - They Are Aided & Abetted!!

The worst move in the Obama Presidency was drink that water that wasn’t even Flint Tap Water! What you and Jordan discussed here is just “Standard Procedure” regarding how communities look like this are treated by the powers that be. Let’s face it: The goal of Governor Snyder and the appointed city manager was to kill off as many people as possible! These elected politicians and officials need to be charged, convicted and sent to Federal Prison! As for the lack of media investigation, they don’t do serious journalism anymore. It’s all about entertainment and not upsetting the people who buy ads.

Podcast #203: Rebecca Traister, Part 1:

The most important thing she talked about was the people for whom street protesting against injustice is not an integral part of their lives and they are always on the side of the privileged and winning. I saw this a lot in my formal hometown. Some people have it so easy and want to keep it that way. They need to wake up before the powerful come after them as well.

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This movie was so goddamn important to me. What shocks me more than anything is all the white hot hate we had for ambush cannot compare to what we’re seeing now. Bush is a meek, good man compared to the absolute fascist scum sucking Trumpers we’re now dealing with. I think the anger we had for Bush was our fear of what was coming today. Republicans are truly grotesque toward every aspect of humanity. Their theft of God and the Flag is sickening.

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