A review of the new documentary by Gilbert Hurricane
|By: EdwardTeller Monday July 26, 2010 1:25 am|
Since Oliver Stone confronted Bill Maher on Palestinian rights, on Maher’s show, I’ve been waiting to see where the push-back would come from. We need wait no longer. Andrew Breitbart, desperate to regain his creds, appears to be ready to lead the attack.
|By: buildingbridgesradio Thursday July 22, 2010 3:45 pm|
Producer Director Oliver Stone and screenwriters Mark Weisbrot and
Tariq Ali celebrate the new reality of the independence won by most of the countries of Latin America from U.S. hegemony.
|By: Robert Naiman Thursday June 24, 2010 9:35 am|
In 2002, a U.S.-backed coup against the government of Venezuela collapsed. The failure of the Bush Administration’s effort to overthrow President Chavez sent a powerful new signal about the limits of the ability of the U.S. to thwart popular democracy in the region. After the failure of the coup, a succession of Presidents were elected across South America promising to reverse the disastrous economic policies promoted by Washington in the region through the IMF for the previous twenty years, and to promote instead the economic interests of the majority. The story of this dramatic transformation has been largely untold in the U.S., in part because the freedom narrative of South America is significantly a story of freedom from U.S.-dominated institutions. But on Friday, Oliver Stone’s documentary South of the Border opens in New York. Because it’s an Oliver Stone movie, because it’s being commercially distributed, many Americans will have the opportunity to see and hear this story.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday June 24, 2010 8:28 am|
by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger
Hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year has fallen by the wayside, but the Obama administration israllying for one last hurrah before mid-term elections in November. Late last week, the White House unofficially announced plans to sue the state of Arizona over the now notorious Senate Bill 1070, a state law passed this year to crackdown on undocumented immigrants.