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A devastatingly skillful and emotionally compelling documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk charts the political rise and brutal slaying of the first openly gay city official in the United States, Harvey Milk. Ironically, the same election that brought Milk to the board of city supervisors of San Francisco also elected the man who killed him, a former police officer and fireman named Dan White. After White shot both Mayor George Moscone and Milk, his defence lawyers convinced the jury that White’s judgment was impaired by depression and junk food, resulting in a conviction for manslaughter instead of murder–a verdict that prompted riots. With care and conviction, The Times of Harvey Milk captures not only Milk himself, but also the political and social landscape in which these events took place. The interviews–with friends, politicians, and journalists–are articulate and heartfelt, expressing the impact that Milk had upon this historical moment. (Bret Fetzer for


A PBS documentary on the collapse of American Neoliberalism

Thanks to Daniel Araya for the link

Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author, Naomi Klein, talks about her latest book, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy confronts head-on Americans’ critical concerns about the new interconnected world. Based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, this groundbreaking series explores our changing world—the great debate over globalization and the future of our society.

Commanding Heights reunites the team that created The Prize— award-winning producer William Cran (From Jesus to Christ) and Daniel Yergin—and is the first in-depth documentary to tell the inside story of our new global economy and what it means for individuals around the world. Filmed on five continents, the powerful narrative combines stunning film footage with dramatic stories and extraordinary interviews with world leaders and thinkers from twenty different countries, including: Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, Mexican President Vicente Fox, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Singapores Lee Kuan Yew, former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, Rep. Richard Gephardt, and President George W. Bush’s Economic Advisor Lawrence Lindsey.

Commanding Heights dramatically captures the issues that have defined the wealth and fate of nations and shows how the battle over the world economy will shape our lives in the twenty-first century.

A debate on the long-term effect of massive government assistance to aid struggling “national champions” and “too big to fail” firms at Davos. Basically, a reflection on the role of state governments on dealing with the economic effects of the current crisis at the financial and corporate sectors of the economy.

A debate between Cornel West and Slavoj Žižek from 2005, on belief and how does people beliefs:

see the rest of the debate here

Jerry Harris, DeVry professor, author of The Dialectics of Globalization, explains the growing globalization of transnational capitalism replacing national sovereignty, at the Brecht Forum, November 14, 2008.

Thanks to Daniel Araya for the link

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