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Archive for March 18th, 2007

Iraq For Sale

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 18, 2007

Louis Proyect reviews the movie Iraq For Sale on his blog Louise Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist:

Directed by Robert Greenwald, who has an acclaimed documentary on Walmart to his credit as well, “Iraq for Sale” is a hard-hitting exposé of how companies such as Halliburton-KBR, Blackwater, CACI and Titan used a form of “insider trading” to reap super-profits since the war began. In every instance, the boards of directors of such big contractors are filled with former military men who use their connections to cement sweetheart contracts at the expense of the tax-payer.

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Hunger and Politics

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 18, 2007

Olawunmi blogs about poverty, hunger, and politics in the blog silent storms in an ocean of one:

there must be a reason why its mostly rich folks that talk about the beauty of this and that, and the joy of being a connoisseur of some bourgeoisie thing like wine. poor men don’t connoisseur jack, because they haven’t got the peace of mind to pay attention. can you be collecting wine when your stomach’s rumbling, talking about the fragrance and body of a rare vintage when the bill collector’s on his way to your crib (again) and the little voice in your head is telling you over and over again, “you’re broke, you’re poor, you’re broke and you’re poor” like its some evil mantra of depression?

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White Mythology and the Movie 300

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 18, 2007

Michael Lujan blogs about the movie 300:

300 can be encapsulated in two words, white mythology. Or the development of truth claims, which create a circular self-aggrandizing relationship between an infinite number of historical moments and a particular version of the present, meant to both explain the whiteness of the present, and infuse that newly whitened present with an authority, eternal viability, and the ability to act as the edge of History.

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Wealth and Race

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 18, 2007

Tiffany, of, calls our attention to an audio piece :

An utterly fascinating look at how public policy and racism combined to create a tremendous wealth gap in the United States.

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