domingo, 30 de janeiro de 2011

Crossing the American Crises

Our new documentary, Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action, is finished and will be available shortly through PM Press. In the meantime, we're planning an East Coast tour for late February/March, and updating our website with new extras, information and resources.

Visit us at www.crossingthecrises.com, and let us know if you'd like to set up a screening in your neighborhood.

segunda-feira, 10 de janeiro de 2011

Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles Goes To Trial

Former CIA-agent and anti-Castro terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles, goes to trial today in El Paso, Texas. Carriles is considered the master-mind behind the bombing of a Cuban airliner on October 6, 1976 which killed seventy-three people. He is wanted in both Cuba and Venezuela, where he escaped from prison in 1985 while on trial for the plane bombing. As Peter Kornbluh, of GWU's National Security Archives, wrote in a great article in The Nation this week, "the reputed godfather of Cuban exile violence... is being prosecuted for perjury and fraud, not murder and mayhem."

For more background on Posada Carriles, here's a one-hour documentary from the Telesur/Panafilms film series on US intervention in Latin America. Here's a review of the documentary.

sábado, 1 de janeiro de 2011

Brazil Has a New President!

Brazil's first female president, Dilma Rousseff, was sworn in this afternoon in Brasilia. According to the latest poll, outgoing president Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silvia left office with an approval rating of 87% and 69% of the Brazilian population is hopeful of the upcoming Dilma presidency.

Dilma is expected to continue with Lula's policies. Here's a good article on her upcoming presidency. Here's more on her inauguration ceremony.