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We Feed the World

Posted by Dave on June 1, 2008

We Feed the World is a film about globalisation and scarcity amid plenty.  From the Fanonite.

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Zapatista!

Posted by Dave (The Void) on April 21, 2008

From Big Noise Films, via the Fanonite, this documentary presents the EZLN, an indigenous revolt against the neoliberalisation of Mexico, and their revolutionary struggle.

Posted in america, anticapitalism, capitalism, documentary, enclosure, film, globalisation, mexico, protest, revolution, socialism, trade | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Burp! Pepsi Versus Coke

Posted by charliemarks on March 31, 2008

John Pilger’s first collaboration with fellow Australian director Alan Lowery, looks at the worldwide struggle for soft drink supremacy by the Coca Cola company, and illuminates the power of multinational corporations.


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Posted in 1980s, advertising, africa, america, capitalism, chile, civil liberties, consumerism, corporatism, documentary, economics, empire, food, globalisation, hegemony, history, human rights, john pilger, politics, trade, us politics | 2 Comments »

Commanding Heights

Posted by Idrees Ahmad on February 4, 2008

The Battle for the World Economy

Here is an excellent three part series from PBS that presents a rather celebratory but interesting account of globalization.

1. The Battle of Ideas

A global economy, energized by technological change and unprecedented flows of people and money, collapses in the wake of a terrorist attack …. The year is 1914.

Worldwide war results, exhausting the resources of the great powers and convincing many that the economic system itself is to blame. From the ashes of the catastrophe, an intellectual and political struggle ignites between the powers of government and the forces of the marketplace, each determined to reinvent the world’s economic order.

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Guns, Germs and Steel

Posted by Idrees Ahmad on January 10, 2008

Jared Diamond on how the West was won. (Thanks Dave)

1. Out of Eden

2. Conquest

3. Into the Tropics

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Star Wars Returns

Posted by Dave (The Void) on December 31, 2007

Welcome to a new 21st century year, and how better to kick it off with a bit of real life sci-fi?  This 29 minute documentary examines the American establishment’s attempts to consolidate its hegemony through the militarisation of space.
Okay, there’s unintentional hilarity from the low production values – including the worst autocue reading I’ve ever seen, and the old confusion between, on the one hand, Cheney and Rumsfeld’s wildest and most sinister fantasies and, on the other, the real world – but serious points are raised and it’s worth seeing through the medium to the message

Posted in documentary, environment, globalisation, hegemony, imperialism, militarism, military-industrial complex, neocons, oil politics, technology, USA, video | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Is Another World Possible? Naomi Klein’s ASA address

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 21, 2007

Journalist and author Naomi Klein addresses the American Sociological Association, in a meeting themed “Is Another World Possible”. In an informed and inspiring talk (~36mins) on globalisation, altermondialisation and the end of The End Of History, Klein argues:

We did not lose the battles of ideas. We were not outsmarted and we were not out-argued. We lost because we were crushed. Sometimes we were crushed by army tanks, and sometimes we were crushed by think tanks. And by think tanks I mean the people who are paid to think by the makers of tanks.

Parts two to four follow.

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The Corporation

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 15, 2007

A stylish and informative insight into corporate power, its history and its nature. (145mins). See also TheCorporation.com

Part two follows.

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Life And Debt – Globalisation and Jamaica

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 16, 2007

An informative and very human look at what neoliberal neocolonialism is doing to this island paradise. Narration based on Jamaica Arcaid’s A Small Place.

(h/t RickB)

Posted in capitalism, caribbean, debt, documentary, economics, film, globalisation, imf, imperialism, jamaica, liberalism, money, trade, video | 4 Comments »

Confessions Of An Economic Hitman

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 5, 2007

After years spent undermining the economies of developing nations, bringing them under control of history’s most subtle and most global empire, self-described economic hitman John Perkins blew the whistle in 2004. Though studiously ignored by the mainstream media, his Confessions… found a massive audience; it spent some time in the New York Times’ bestseller list without that paper ever having reviewed it.

In this address (52 mins + 16 mins Q&A) to the activist group Veterans For Peace (h/t Opinionated Indian), Perkins explains the methodology of what he calls Imperial Corporatocracy and how it has dominated the history of the last 60 years.

Part One…

… where Perkins explains how debt is used as a tool of empire, and looks at the last three decades in the Middle East. The oil embargo of the early 1970s was followed by an intense colonisation of Saudi Arabia; it took some time longer to get there in Iraq.

Part Two…

… on the decades of repression of South America, and the recent continent-wide popular uprising against the Corporatocracy. Also, Perkins’ call for activism against corporate excesses.

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Posted in corporatocracy, debt, economics, empire, globalisation, imperialism, latin america, middle east, military-industrial complex, oil politics, USA, video | 3 Comments »