Monday 29 March 2010

Michael Moore says US Healthcare Bill ‘A Victory for Capitalism’

 This is a long interview by Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Sharif Abdel Kouddous with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore.

In the first half Moore talks about he thing’s Obama’s healthcare bill is ‘A Victory for Capitalism’.

It’s worth watching after the break though, because in the second half, Moore moves on to his disillusionment with Obama, while also attacking Ralph Nader (who has run several times as an anti-corporate Presidential candidate against the Republicans and Democrats).

He then goes on to outline his own “grassroots” strategy whereby left wing activists “take over” local Democrat Party branches and try to transform it into a party that will put power into the hands of working people...

I can’t even think of the best way to express how misguided that idea is, but then Moore himself wasn’t sounding too hopeful.

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