October 2011

Real Time October 28, 2011

As to my earlier question, it took Michael about two minutes to say something controversial … well, it would have been controversial if he still answered to corporate masters, anyway. (Bill showed that weird Cain campaign ad that ends with his campaign manager smoking a cigarette and then that 8-second slow-mo smile from Cain himself. Bill said he didn't get what that was all about; Michael said, "They just had sex.")


Another "Real Time" appearance

Michael will be one of the guests on Real Time with Bill Maher this Friday. Gee, think he'll avoid saying anything controversial this time? (Ha! Yeah, right…!)

The Daily Beast: Obama's War Crime

Michael has a new article posted on The Daily Beast:

Obama's War Crime
Oct 24, 2011 6:07 PM EDT

The president is falsely taking credit for finally bringing Iraq to a close—a war actually ended by the Bush administration back in 2008. The U.S. troops who fought and died in that war, the Iraqis who perished, and the American people deserve far better.

Full article.

Amnesty International conference in Brisbane [UPDATE]

Michael will take part in an Amnesty International conference this weekend in Brisbane. His workshop will be on Friday morning. Here is the information from their site (which includes the first announcement of the name of his film):

Michael Ware – Amnesty International Australia Human Rights Conference 2011
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MICHAEL WARE Former correspondent for Time Magazine and CNN
Few people in the world understand the battlefields of the war on terror with greater intimacy than Michael Ware. As correspondent for TIME Magazine and CNN, Brisbane-born Ware spent years in Afghanistan and Iraq. His insights into the Iraqi perspective of the war, based on innumerable high-risk encounters with the insurgent foot-soldiers themselves, were closely followed by the more enlightened members of the US military officer corps. They directly influenced the shift to a population-based counter-insurgency approach from late 2006-on. Michael featured in an acclaimed episode of "Australian Story". He is currently working on a feature length documentary entitled "Walking with Ghosts".



Based on tweets from attendees, Michael has also joined the afternoon panel: