Tuesday, May 20, 2003

The New Imperialism

Arundhati Roy is becoming one of the clearest spokespeople for the global resistance movement against Imperialism and Hegemony. Here she knocks down all the bunk about Democracy coming on the wings of bombers: Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy (Buy One, Get One Free)

Oh, the humanity! Things just keep getting more surreal in Iraq, as US special Psy Op forces use Sesame Street, Barney, and Metallica to break the will of POWs. Amnesty International is seriously concerned about this auditory torture that has gone on for days: BBC NEWS | Middle East | Sesame Street breaks Iraqi POWs

Viva Chavez!

Egad, it's been more than a month since I updated this blog. Sorry about that. Things kind of got out of had at the end of the semester. The war in Iraq even ended, leaving the horrible wreckage of a 10,000 year-old civilization humiliated and torn to bits.

One inspirational light at the end of the tunnel was the broadcast on CBC Newsworld of Chavez: Inside the Coup, perhaps one of the most stunning documentary pieces ever made. The Irish filmmakers were on hand making a film about the Bolivarian Revolution of Hugo Chavez, when BAMM, the coup happened. In an amazing turn around, unlike so many depressing and maddening events of Humanity's sorrowful history, the coup was successfully overturned by the people of Venezuela. Simply amazing as the footage bears it out. I was able to have friends tape it and I have thus far made multiple copies.

Go here for news from Red Pepper on the one year celebration of the "civic-military victory" over the coup plotters who wanted to return Venezuela to the bad old days of oligarchic control and mass poverty and disempowerment. Narco News has also been featuring a series of articles on the Bolivarian process and Hugo Chavez.