Lifting the Veil: Barack Obama and the failure of capitalist democracy (must-see; repost)

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Reposting in case you missed it or would like to view it again.


Capitalism Kills, Kill Capitalism

Image by Mayu Shimizu via Flickr

This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

[…] Sub-headed “Barack Obama and the failure of capitalist democracy”, this film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”, the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neocon policies under Obama, the insufficiency of mere voting as a path to reform, and differing conceptions of democracy itself.

Original interview footage derives from Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, Michael Albert, John Stauber (PR Watch), Sharon Smith (Historian), William I. Robinson (Editor, Critical Globalization Studies), Morris Berman (Author, Dark Ages America), and famed black panther Larry Pinkney.

Non-original interviews/lectures include Michael Hudson, Paul Craig Roberts, Ted Rall, Richard Wolff, Glen Ford, Lewis Black, Glenn Greenwald, George Carlin, Gerald Cliente, Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Wollin and Martin Luther King.

watch Lifting the Veil: Barack Obama and the failure of capitalist democracy (must-see)

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