[Marxism] Michael Moore exposes Bush's "Sicko" system -- Green Left Weekly #720, August 8, 2007

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Green Left Weekly #720, August 8, 2007
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Michael Moore exposes Bush's "Sicko" system

Sicko is probably Moore’s most radical production to date and one which
will make you hate Grey’s Anatomy with all its “glamorous” but totally
phoney representations of health care in the US. The US health-care
system — the word “care” seems far too generous after seeing this film —
is so exclusive that 45 million US residents are today highly
vulnerable, completely without medical insurance. “But this movie’s not
about them,” says Moore. Rather, the film reveals how the private health
insurance companies shatter so many lives among the “quarter billion
Americans who do have insurance”.

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Howard's divisive plans back fire

When it emerged that Kafeel Ahmed, one of the men implicated in the June
30 botched terrorist attack in Glasgow, had a second cousin working in
the Gold Coast Hospital in Queensland, it must have seemed to the Howard
government that its election worries were over. Racism, xenophobia and
the manufactured threat of terrorism have served Howard well in previous
elections. However this time it backfired, with more public anxiety
about the frame-up of Dr Mohamed Haneef than about supposed terrorists
in our midst.

International News

*John Pilger: How truth slips down the memory hole
*Who are the climate leaders? <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37355>
*Iraq: Record July US troop death toll
*Iraq: Inside Washington's Iraqi ministry of terror
*Venezuela: Station not closed, but attempting to dodge law
*Venezuela's pro-people transformation continues
*Venezuela: Co-management in a sea of capitalism 
*Venezuela: Join the next solidarity brigade
*Ecuador: The indigenous movement and Correa
*El Salvador: Union official assassinated
*Fiji: Nurses, teachers strike against pay cut
*New Zealand: Voices of peace <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37383>
*Palestine: New labour federation formed
*Palestine: The Life and Death of Naji al-Ali: Voice of a nation
*United States: An alliance of tyrants
*West Papua: Indonesian military TNI threatens to use militia groups
*Peru: Uncontacted tribes flee to Brazil

Stop Bush! Protest APEC, Sydney, September 8

*Protest details: <http://www.stopbush2007.org/>
*The importance of stopping Bush: The power of young people
*ALBA = real fair trade <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37388>
*Bush: Go home homophobe! <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37389>
*Why protest against climate change at APEC?
*Peaceful protests - violent world leaders


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Comment & Analysis

*Letters to the Editor <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37368>
*No more lies, no more frame-ups!
*The end of wedge politics? <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37365>
*Building commission report attempts slight of hand
*Forum defends abortion decriminalisation bill
*James Lovelock and the big bang
*Kennett lite calls it a night <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37364>
*Licence to break the law <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37370>
*More manufacturing jobs threatened in Geelong
*Stop the same-sex adoption ban <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37376>
*Victorian Labor's water plan business as usual

Australian News

*Handcuffs for fare evaders? <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37397>
*QUT day of shame <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37399>
*Tas forests: 'Too precious to pulp'
*'Land rights - yes! Uranium - no!'
*Australia Post attempts to cut wages and conditions
*Court makes landmark stolen generations payout
*Esselte workers hold firm against intimidation
*Global solidarity dinner <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37380>
*Illawarra Indigenous protest <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37393>
*Rally opposes coal industry <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37396>
*Residents oppose amalgamation <http://www.greenleft.org.au/2007/720/37401>
*Venezuelan diplomat describes support for Nauru

Cultural Dissent

*Michael Moore exposes Bush's "Sicko" system
*Powderfinger continues to rock injustice
*Red Cap: The story of the 1964-65 Mt Isa miners strike

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