vrijdag 18 maart 2011

Lifting the Veil

This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the  "graveyard of social movements", the massive influence of corporate  finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United  States, the continuity and escalation of neocon policies under Obama,  the insufficiency of mere voting as a path to reform, and differing  conceptions of democracy itself.

Original interview footage  derives from Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, Michael Albert, John Stauber  (PR Watch), Sharon Smith (Historian), William I. Robinson (Editor,  Critical Globalization Studies), Morris Berman (Author, Dark Ages  America), and famed black panther Larry Pinkney.

Non-original  interviews/lectures include Michael Hudson, Paul Craig Roberts, Ted  Rall, Richard Wolff, Glen Ford, Lewis Black, Glenn Greenwald, George  Carlin, Gerald Celente, Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Bernie Sanders,  Sheldon Wollin and Martin Luther King.