In 1979, the Sandinistas won a popular revolution in Nicaragua, putting an end to decades of the corrupt US-backed Somoza dictatorship. They based their reformist ideology on that of the English Co-operative Movement, but was to prove too 'radical' for the Reagan administration.
In this film, Pilger describes the achievements of the Sandinistas and their "threat of a good example".
At the end of the 40,000 person strong "Shopping For Justice" March lead by Al Sharpton a group of Panthers raised their Fists in front of Macy's and burned a flag for justice.
I was attacked by the New York Police Department, who broke my camera AND stole it... as well as my footage. Fortunately it was a a protest for justice for a murdered video journalist friend and every videographer worth a shit in NYC was out that day.
This video has been featured on the Documentary Channel and several Film Fests.
Video from yesterday's battle in Oaxaca for Radio Universidad. (espanol)
The New York City "World Can't Wait" Rally October 5th, 2006
Cynthia McKinny, Outernational, "Fuck Yourself Mr. Cheney" Guy
They Thought They Were Free
The Germans 1933-1945
But Then It Was Too Late
George McAnanama speaks at The World Cant Wait Rally Oct. 5th 2006
George Bush visits "the hole". Americans gather to watch their hero eulogize his victims.
Right or Left, this will piss you off, guaranteed.
This video letter was made on July 21, 2006 at the studios of Beirut DC, a film and cinema collective which runs the yearly Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya Film Festival. This video letter was produced in collaboration with Samidoun, a grassroots gathering of various organizations and individuals who were involved in relief and media efforts from the first day of the Israeli attack on Lebanon. It was also broadcasted at the Biennial of Arab Cinema, organized by the Arab World Institute in Paris.