Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 6:52pm
Submitted by donnas on Sun, 01/11/2009 - 3:50pm
This is Donna Smith of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. I am on the staff for CNA/NNOC that is based in Washington, DC. We are busy here welcoming the new Congress and pushing support for single payer healthcare reform and John Conyers' bill HR676.
We are also one of the founding members of the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care along with Health Care-Now, Physicians for a National Health Program, the Progressive Democrats of America and many other labor, faith and political activist groups.
It's an exciting time in Washington, but by no means the time to rest easy because we have a new President and a new Congress. In fact, now is the time to push harder and more directly. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Tue, 01/06/2009 - 4:34pm
Submitted by hipparchia on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 11:08pm
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 06/14/2008 - 10:24pm
After starring in "Sicko," Hartland woman jumps on political stage
Now married and a dedicated public speaker, Adrian Campbell Montgomery, 26, is cancer-free and ready to make her first longshot foray into politics.
She is running as a Democrat for Livingston County commissioner, challenging a Republican who has held the seat for 14 of the last 16 years. The area is considered heavily Republican.
Montgomery, a Hartland High School graduate, says her "Sicko" experience charged her to take action in her hometown. The district covers Hartland and Tyrone townships in northern Livingston County. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 05/31/2008 - 2:26pm
Road Show in Burlington,WA
UNHC’s sixth in the Sicko-Cure Road Show series is coming to Burlington, WA.
Join us on June 7th, 2 pm, Burlington,WA. Burlington Public Library, 820 E. Washington Ave. with SICKO Special Features and HR 676: The Single Payer Solution. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Wed, 05/07/2008 - 10:48am
Submitted by vastleft on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 10:04am
I wasn't a great moviegoer in 2007, and I have yet to catch up with many of the Oscar-nominated films.
In fact, I've seen only six. And, frankly, the two "biggest" left me feeling a little chilly.
Few very well-made movies have made less of a lasting impression on me than No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood.
I don't demand a happy ending, but I do like, y'know, character arcs and just a little more understanding of the human condition along with my popcorn. Rich cinematography, bravura acting, and the muted-if-epic presence of directors whose work I've absolutely loved before don't, for me, make up for a deficit of storytelling and meaning. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Wed, 07/04/2007 - 8:56pm
Not being a movie person I have no idea what sort of magazine (beyond being about movies, duh) this CinemaBlend.com might be. This is the only article from it I have ever read. But the writer had an experience that brought shivers to my arms just reading about it:
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Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 06/24/2007 - 1:28am
Tonight, I caught a sneak preview of Michael Moore's Sicko, and I found it hard to stay in my seat. I kept wanting to give it a standing ovation well before it was over.
It's two hours that genuinely could change America.
The case he makes for universal health care is overwhelming. If Colin Powell's UN pitch were this compelling, I'd be in Iraq right now still digging for those WMDs. Read below the fold...