This documentary tells what happened on December 20th 2001, a date that marked a turning point in Argentine democracy. The facts precipitated vertiginously that day, and the people decided something had to change. It all started with the banging of saucepans and spontaneous marches and ended with blood. “December 20th” tells about what happened those days, who were on the streets, why they left their homes, how the repression got started and why and who murdered the people that were killed. The documentary is crossed by three plot lines: The previous atmosphere, the critical 24 hours and the consequences. Written by Cuatro Cabezas S.A. [ar]
Monthly Archives: August 2011
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
A revolution is not a trail of roses.… A revolution is a fight to the death between the future and the past.
In retrospect, all revolutions seem inevitable. Beforehand, all revolutions seem impossible.
The 2008 “financial crisis” in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars. No one was jailed for this crime, the largest theft of public money in history.
Instead, the rich forced working people across the globe to pay for their “crisis” through punitive “austerity” programs that gutted public services and repealed workers’ rights.
Austerity was named “Word of the Year” for 2010.
This documentary explains the nature of capitalist crisis, visits the protests against austerity measures, and recommends revolutionary paths for the future.
Special attention is devoted to the crisis in Greece, the 2010 G20 Summit protest in Toronto, Canada, and the remarkable surge of solidarity in Madison, Wisconsin.
It may be their crisis, but it’s our problem.
I freed thousands of slaves. I could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves.