SonyPicturesClassics on Jan 26, 2011
Release Date: 25 February 2011
Genre: Foreign, Drama
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
“What’s in a name?”
Most people are unaware of the larger picture developing over the past seven or eight decades, or have been willing to ignore it. This still-developing image portrays matters requiring knowledge of world history, a degree of self-education and a global perspective to recognize and decipher.
I’m sorry to be the negative voice but I don’t consider Kevin Drum’s May 27 Mother Jones article “Why the Democratic Party Has Abandoned the Middle Class in Favor of the Rich” to be a profound analysis of why or how the working class became impoverished and disempowered over the past thirty years. Drum documents the extent of this attack in a hard-hitting way, but focusing on the Democratic Party is a distraction from the role of the ruling class and the nature of capitalism in its decline. Also, focusing on the “middle-class” distracts attention away from the existence of real classes, and rapidly expanding poverty in the US.
The war between fiat paper money and precious metals continues as the price of gold keeps going through the roof and the US paper debt-currency submerges.
For the uninitiated, the convenience of fiat money is that you can make it out of air with transferences of numbers from the red to the black side of the accounting page, adding usurious interest if you’re the Fed. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, Jun 7, 2011 (IPS) – Al-Qaeda strategists have been assisting the Taliban fight against U.S.-NATO forces in Afghanistan because they believe that foreign occupation has been the biggest factor in generating Muslim support for uprisings against their governments, according to the just-published book by Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistani journalist whose body was found in a canal outside Islamabad last week with evidence of having been tortured.