Romero (1989) + Chomsky on Oscar Romero + Massacre during Romero’s funeral (must-see)

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Repost from April 5, 2009

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

San Francisco - Mission District: Balmy Alley - A Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero

Image by Wally Gobetz via Flickr

[replaced 1st video April 5, 2017]

Marketing Research on Sep 24, 2014

1989 film about Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Stars Raul Julia and is directed by John Duigan.

He started a revolution without guns, without an army, without fear. Because one man’s courage can be the most powerful weapon of all.

“If they kill me, I will rise in the Salvadoran people.”

Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.

This film chronicles the transformation of Romero from an apolitical, complacent priest to a committed leader of the Salvadoran people.

This man of God forced by the unspeakable events going on around him to take a stand-a stand that ultimately leads to his assassination in 1980 at the hands of the military junta.

Archbishop Romero was murdered on March 24, 1980. He had spoken the disturbing truth. Many chose not to listen. As a result, between 1980 and 1989, more than 60,000 Salvadorans were killed. But the struggle for peace and freedom, justice and dignity goes on.

The film features a powerful performance by Ana-Alicia.

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Chomsky on Oscar Romero

mr1001nights

“Let my blood be a seed of freedom and the sign that hope will soon be reality.” –Oscar Romero

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Massacre in El Salvador during Oscar Romero’s funeral

hellionsentinel

December 04, 2008

Snipers from the National Army fire from the top of buildings during Romero’s funeral in 1980 in the central San Salvador park

see

Everyone Has to Practice Nonviolence. Now. by Rev. John Dear

Murder In The Cathedral by Gaither Stewart

Leftist FMLN Candidate Mauricio Funes Wins El Salvador Presidential Election

Historic power shift in El Salvador

“You close one loophole and the slime oozes out of another hole” + The Lie of Omission by William Blum

Campaign to close down School of The America

see also:

Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador by Rev. John Dear

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  5. Been listening to the Lawrence Krauss & Chomsky “Origins” discussion March 22nd 2015ce at ASU Phoenix ….(apt!)

    Covers everything from theory of mind to the politics of human behaviour & ethics of conduct….highly recommended. Possibly the best Chomsky interview I’ve heard, and thanks to Dandelion Salad that amounts to many more than I would have otherwise enjoyed….

    El Salvador ~ what’s in a name? We should never forget that Central, S America was overwhelmed by the foreign cult of imperial human sacrifice. The irony is total.

    For those who might be inclined to explore ideas of human belief and conditioned response further, I would suggest considering Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari first published in 2014.

    Also of great relevance is the UK’s Lord David Owen’s “Daedalus Project” on political hubris. He delivered an excellent talk to Royal College of Physicians (March 2015ce) ~ transcript here http://www.lorddavidowen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Latest-Advances-in-Psychiatry-symposium.pdf

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