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|Screening of The New Rulers of the World|
|Date||Thursday June 14|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley http://www.bfuu.org
The New Rulers Of The World (2001) is a documentary about how the US, UK, Dutch Neo-Colonial Corporations plotted General Suharto’s removal in 1966 of the first elected President of Indonesia, Sukarno, who had ruled from 1959 - 1966. It analyzes the corporate globalization economy and reveals that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater. The film turns the spotlight on the “new rulers of the world,” the great multinational corporations running governments that back them via the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. They control developing resource-rich nations to impose austerity poverty on most of the people and to privatize the natural resources that rightly should be their commonwealth. The West, explains Pilger, has increased its stranglehold on poor countries by using the might of these powerful financial institutions to control their economies and keep them in debt.
John Richard Pilger is an Australian journalist and a legendary award-winning documentary film maker. Pilger has been mainly based in the United Kingdom since 1962 where he wrote for The New Statesman. Pilger is a strong critic of American, Australian, and British foreign policies, which he considers to be driven by an imperialist corporate globalization agenda.
Sponsored by BFUU Social Justice Committee's Conscientious Projector Film Series for the 99%
For more info: 510-841-4824
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