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04 March 2009

Antagonista TV: The New American Century, a film by Massimo Mazzucco

"A stunning film. It should be seen as widely as possible, in cinemas, bars, clubs, at meetings and, of course, through the internet. I'm sure the film will continue to be a source of debate and political education for many years. Maybe until the war criminals have been brought to trial."

-- Ken Loach
A recommendation like that, from one of the best and most admirable film directors in history, should be sufficient to pique people's interest.
"In the White House, they weren't thinking of 9/11 as an attack, but as a gift!"

-- Robert Steele, former CIA agent
What's all the fuss about?
Worldwide Screening of Massimo Mazzucco's Political Documentary
Starting January 23rd 2009

On 23rd January, the political documentary ‘THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY’ was screened worldwide through a network of digital cinemas ranging from Italy to Brazil, from Spain to South Africa. With international press coverage and the support of prominent filmmakers from all over the world, the event shows that the existing digital network is already capable of effectively delivering a complete product on a global basis.

The digital revolution is working at both ends of the chain, the clear beneficiary being the audience in the middle. On one end the exhibitor, faced with dramatically lower costs, can afford to choose from a much wider range of films than those offered by the mainstream circuit. On the other end, filmmakers can now embark in low-cost, hi-quality production with the full awareness that there is a valid, worldwide venue awaiting their product, enabling them to reach a proportionately satisfying audience.

At the same time the astonishing rate of technical improvement by the internet indicates that the full integration of the digital realm is only minutes away. When that happens, the array of possibilities - ranging from downloadable updates for works-in-progress to live, server-to-theater digital feed - will make the existing system so obsolete that it won't even be necessary to fight the restrictions the majors are now trying to impose on digital distribution in a desperate effort to survive such rapidly changing times.

All efforts should be made to support bold events like this. Any steps towards discovering a new distribution method for truly independent films is valuable for filmmakers and audiences alike."

-- Gonzalo Justiniano

Angry? Outraged? Livid? Incensed? Good!

What was good for the Saddam goose is also good for the Imperialist, plundering, profiteering ganders. Time to start twisting hemp into some rope yarns as the momentum increases to get Blair and his war criminal cohorts up in front of the International Criminal Court for multiple breaches of the Rule of International Law, the U.N. Charter, the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and miscellaneous other war laws.
John Pilger, David Halpin, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Ken Loach, Noam Chomsky, Richard Dawkins, Lindsey German, Ben Griffin, Dr Nawal Saadawi, Haifa Zangana, Dr Kamil Mahdi, Bruce Kent, and other citizens of Spain, Argentina, USA, and UK, support a Blair War Crimes Foundation to seek signatures for a petition to the United Nations General Assembly and the UK Attorney General, to uphold the UN Charter, the Geneva and Hague Conventions, and International Law, and to indict Tony Blair for war crimes.
Sign the petition here. Harold Pinter would have rallied for the cause too.

Time for everyone to play their part in wiping the smug, meretricious grin from Blair's lying, mass-murdering, bastard face, and not a moment too soon. Rather, much too late. Those also complicit in these war crimes should not rest easy either for their time and numbers are almost up too.

Truth will prevail -- is prevailing -- justice will be done, and the world will be a better place for it.

Updated 25/06/09 - Fixed embedded video link.


steve said...


The Antagonist said...

And so say 2,100+ others, all of whom are entirely correct.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for publicising this.

Bliar, BuSh Aznar, little Jonnie Coward as well as almost the entire Knesset need to be dangling from that aforementioned hemp.

Immensely frustrating however that it's only got 2140 signatures (at the time of writing).

J7 could do with some signatures also.

surely there can't be only 2000 British conspiraloons out there? Well, soon with no jobs to risk losing anymore for having a politically incorrect view (as deemed by the thought cops), people may get more brave.

I dread that I'm kidding myself here.

The Antagonist said...

Funny thing is that you don't need to be a Conspiraloon any more.

Which is what's quite so clever about this film. Without explicitly stating that the official story of 9/11 stinks, it lays out -- as some of us Conspiraloons have done time and time again -- historical precedents for conveniently timed events to which the warmongering response had already been predetermined and approved.

It just so happens that the U.S. Afghan invasion plan was approved on 10th September 2001 and all that was needed was -- to coin a phrase -- a 'stimulus' that provided the justification for those plans to be carried out.

As if by magic....

Anonymous said...

Great documentary, especially for Zionists.

Anonymous said...

Democracy Now - 12th March 09

Michael Parenti: Economic Crisis the Inevitable Result of “Capitalism’s Self-Inflicted Apocalypse”


Anonymous said...

Democracy Now, Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Economist Ha-Joon Chang on “The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism”


The Antagonist said...

Thanks for those!

Just managed to check out Parenti on DN and am left wondering what happened to him, he seems to have gone completely off the boil.

Will see if Ha-Joon Chang delivers the goods and report back.

The Antagonist said...

Never fear though, David Harvey has a few pertinent points to make about the way in which capital and ownership is being ever further concentrated in the hands of the few:

David Harvey Interviewed by Laura Flanders

If you can keep your capital and property,
When all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
Yours is the Earth and everything in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a fascist my son.

Kipling would be proud.

Anonymous said...

w.r.t. Parenti being off the boil.

It's the different format. Giving a lecture you have complete control and can plan emotional rollercoasters. In an interview it's reactionary (unless your a neocon on FOX)

Having said all that, some people come come alive in interviews (Check out Peter Schiff), I just think MP isn't interested in Max Keiser like stunts, which are themselves amusing, but kind of shift our expectations of modern day interviews/discussions.

Anonymous said...

plus MP got the tail end of the show. Trying to discuss global economics in a few minutes isn't easy esp. trying not to talk above the audience.

Hummm.. I'm wondering the value of me bringing attention to MP on that show.

Oh well... a least I suppose it's valuable in that it's proof he's not a victim of SADS (yet!)

Bridget said...

Guns and Butter - "America's Fiscal Collapse - Obama's Budget Will Impoverish America"

"America's Fiscal Collapse - Obama's Budget Will Impoverish America" with economist and author, Michel Chossudovsky. The administration's 2010 budget will entail the most drastic curtailment in public spending in American history, leading to social havoc and the potential impoverishment of millions of people. Defense spending and bank bailouts will consume all government revenue resulting in fiscal collapse that will lead to the privatization of the state.

Worth a listen: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/49073

The Antagonist said...

Eff it! The video's vanished.

The Antagonist said...

And thanks for the audio link, Bridget.

The Antagonist said...

Trailer for the U.M.A. [sic] version, here.

Another wee film, which may appeal to regular readers: Seven is Exploding.

The Seven is Exploding page also contains a 42 minute 9/11 documentary, split into five parts, that was broadcast broadcast on Italy's Canale 5.