Sunday, July 30, 2006

What the Rest of the World Knows

We, the trailer:

We, the documentary:

Arundhati Roy on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with powerful footage of life in an occupied territory.

'We' is a fast-paced 64-minute documentary that covers the world politics of power, war, corporations, deception and exploitation.
Today the world is run by three of the most secretive institutions in the world: The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization, all three of which, in turn, are dominated by the U.S. Their decisions are made in secret. The people who head them are appointed behind closed doors. Nobody really knows anything about them, their politics, their beliefs, their intentions. Nobody elected them. Nobody said they could make decisions on our behalf.

"Donald Rumsfeld said that his mission in the War Against Terror was to persuade the world that Americans must be allowed to continue their way of life. When the maddened king stamps his foot, slaves tremble in their quarters. So, standing here today, it's hard for me to say this, but "The American Way of Life" is simply not sustainable. Because it doesn't acknowledge that there is a world beyond America."

George W. Bush's policy for peace in the Middle East (or anywhere in the world) is like trying to lose weight by bingeing at McDonald's. What we are doing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and everywhere else in the world that we have identified as vital to America's economic way of life will never prevent terror-attacks like September 11th from happening - it will only guarantee more.

The World will never know peace with Republicans' in charge, and Bush-Cheney at the helm

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