Global Justice Activities for This Week

By Christopher Kellogg

In 2009 Oliver Stone opened many eyes to some of the most hopeful developments in this hemisphere, the so-called “pink tide.” Popular movements brought progressive governments to power in many Latin American countries, looking for alternatives to the dead end of the US-imposed neoliberalism. In his documentary South of the Border, Stone engages in casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner as well as her late husband and ex-President Néstor Kirchner (Argentina), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), shedding new light on the exciting transformations in the region.

Film
Center for Global Justice
presents:
South of the Border
Tue, Aug 30, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
60 pesos

Film discussion
The Untold History of the US
Tue, Aug 30, 4pm
Teatro Santa Ana
60 pesos

Panel
What Happened to the Pink Tide in Latin America?
With Chris Kellogg and Cliff DuRand
Wed, Aug 31, 11am
Sala Quetzal
60 pesos

Now that pink tide seems to be receding as some of those leaders have died, some have lost power to conservative US-friendly leaders, and others have had to seriously compromise their hopes. Panelists Chris Kellogg and Cliff DuRand will explore the question “What Happened to the Pink Tide in Latin America?” The discussion will focus on Brazil, Venezuela, and Cuba, and efforts to build a new 21st century socialism.

We conclude the final two episodes of Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States with Chapter 9: “Bush & Clinton: American Triumphalism—New World Order,” and Chapter 10: “Bush & Obama: Age of Terror.” Throughout this series Stone reveals the roads not taken, those historical moments when we might have gone in a different direction, and the disastrous roads that were actually taken, giving us the perilous world we now live in.

 

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