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|The Carlyle Connection|
|Date||Wednesday April 02|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
|HumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com|
THE CARLYLE CONNECTION
Here is a revealing documentary about the international world of private equity banking. The Carlyle Group, one of the largest investment banks in the world, is based in Washington D.C. and has accumulated its capital mainly by investments in the defense industry. On their list of employees are people like Lou Gerstner (former chairman of IBM), George Bush Sr., James Baker III, John Major (former British Prime Minister), and Fidel Ramos (former Prime Minister of the Philipines). The Carlyle Group invests in areas that are closely tied to government policy: aero space and defense, telecom, real estate, health care, and the banking business. With $16 billion under management, they have the reputation for being the best-connected company in the world. Their list of private investors includes George Soros, the Saudi Royal Family, and the Bin Laden Family. How does the Carlyle Group operate? Who are the people behind the Carlyle Group and how much power does Carlyle have? This documentary explores the fine line between the conflict of interests and a new global way of doing business as usual.
Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House.
$5 donations accepted