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Thursday, June 14, 2007

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    Teachers, activists and local residents in Oaxaca, Mexico, are preparing to march today to mark the first anniversary of a bloody crackdown on striking school teachers that sparked last year’s popular uprising. We get a report from independent journalist and Global Exchange Human Rights Fellow John Gibler.

  • Ahead of "Sicko" Release, Michael Moore Brings Healthcare Campaign to California State Assembly

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    Michael Moore’s campaign to overhaul the nation’s healthcare industry has officially begun. On Tuesday, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker joined 1,000 members of the California Nurses Association in a rally outside the California State House to secure guaranteed healthcare for all in this country. Moore also testified at an unofficial legislative briefing inside the State House. The organizing coincides with the upcoming release of "Sicko," Moore’s new documentary on the nation’s healthcare system.

  • "Sicko" Interviewees Tell Harrowing First-Hand Stories of U.S. Healthcare Failures

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    As Michael Moore called for legal action against health insurance executives, lawmakers also heard testimony from several people featured in "Sicko." Dawnelle Keys talked about how her 18-month-old daughter died after being denied treatment at a hospital. Andy Bales of the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles testified about how hospitals dump patients on Skid Row. And Dr. Linda Peeno spoke about her work as a medical reviewer for the health insurer Humana. She says she denied one patient a life-saving operation to protect company profits.