NEW ALLIANCE OF LATIN PRESIDENTS OPPOSED TO US DOMINATION
Amy Goodman interviewed Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali 6-21-10 about their new film on 7 South American presidents who have allied as an alternative to US domination: South of the Border. Latin America and especially South America are changing. Only Peru and especially Colombia continue as US client states in S. America. Brazil supports Iran. Wealth in these countries is being significantly redirected to the poor. Question asked: why the invasion of Iraq and coup of Chavez? Answer: oil. Stone said his film humanized the presidents, all of whom are demonized by US administrations and mainstream media (whereas the US supported dictatorships before, now the US opposes democratically elected presidents). The most striking statement was by Pres. Kirchner--that Pres. Bush told him that the best way for the US to grow its economy was through war.
You can see the interview online. And maybe we can show the film soon. Btw, Stone Wallstreet II; Money Never Sleeps is coming out soon. Dick
TEXACO/CHEVRON DEPREDATIONS IN EQUADOR
Democracy Now 8-16-10 recounted the struggle of Texaco (now Chevron) to undermine Equador’s $3 billion lawsuit over Texaco’s massive contamination of forests and streams 1964-1992. Amazon Watch, Han Shan.
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