Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chomsky Art and Film about DrugWar



Pic: Joel Cocks’ Seethrough Art

On his site, Cocks explains that the piece was create for his final degree project as a reaction to the 2008 election campaigning. On his site he says:

“Elections are run by the same guys that sell toothpaste” (Chomsky, 2005, para. 6). This project is a critical examination of the contemporary election campaign. It explores the role that the public relations industry, political consultancy firms and the media play in shaping the public perceptions of political candidates.


Movie: Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure

WMNF Film Series Committee presents the film: Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure, a documentary about the 1st US war for oil of the 21st century (Narrated by Ed Asner)

"As shocking as it is important, this documentary is a great way to get educated." - San Francisco Weekly.

20 years of US "war-on-drugs" in Colombia paid for by U.S. tax-payers; still, more and more drugs and narco-dollars are entering the US every year.

Is it a failure or a smokescreen by Washington to secure Colombia's oil & natural resources instead?

Now that the U.S. State Department officially shifted its priority in Colombia from "counter-narcotics" to "counter-insurgency" conveniently dubbed "anti-terrorism", what is left today of the alleged anti-drug purpose of the U.S. "Plan Colombia?"

While cocaine trafficking and money-laundering are skyrocketing to unseen proportions, is the U.S. administration even concerned with fighting drugs in Colombia, another top oil supplier to the U.S., when its U.S.-friendly regime is being threatened by powerful leftist guerrilla groups?

  • Shocking facts & original footage shot in Colombia.

  • Exclusive interviews of the late Senator Paul Wellstone; Noam Chomsky; Colombian Presidential candidate, Ingrid Betancourt and many key-players including guerrilla leaders...

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