Wednesday, January 24, 2007

more vids to see

another in the series of grim, critical documentaries I've been watching, I recommend The Corporation (Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, 2003), an historical look at the rise of the legal form known as the corporation with emphasis on its ruthless present-day incarnation. makes a very chilling comparison between the typical large, modern 'merican corporation and the classic textbook DSM definition of a psychopath. film format is mostly interviews with both pro- and anti-corporation notables, including Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Vandana Shiva. heartening interview segments with Ray Anderson (CEO, Interface, Inc.), a very rare example of progressive thinking in large-cap corporate 'merica.

Tess? Ernest? care to add?

Friday, January 12, 2007

Bravo, Terry Jones!

sharper than a point-ed stick is this Terry Jones article in The Guardian.

sad that we must look back across the pond for opposition to our own wingnut despots.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

see The Ground Truth

The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends
an impactful 2006 documentary by Patricia Foulkrod about Iraqi war vets-turned-war-protesters. it's preaching to the converted for me, but I think it will prove enlightening to many 'mericans who have no source of information about the purpose of the war beyond the numbers game from the mainstream media.

and while you're at it, have a look at

Occupation: Dreamland
a 2005 documentary (Ian Olds, Garrett Scott) made in Al-Falluja, Iraq, during the war, following one infantry squad. no wonder the vets are asking why are we there?

but don't stop there; get the political background for 'merica's love of war with

Why We Fight
this 2005 Eugene Jarecki documentary lays out the history of the economy-driving juggernaut known as the military-industrial complex. turns out 'merica goes to war to support its economy. surprise!