Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy

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“Barack Obama and the failure of capitalist democracy”, this film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”, the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neocon policies under Obama, the insufficiency of mere voting as a path to reform, and differing conceptions of democracy itself.  

Original interview footage derives from Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, Michael Albert, John Stauber (PR Watch), Sharon Smith (Historian), William I. Robinson (Editor, Critical Globalization Studies), Morris Berman (Author, Dark Ages America), and famed black panther Larry Pinkney.

Non-original interviews/lectures include Michael Hudson, Paul Craig Roberts, Ted Rall, Richard Wolff, Glen Ford, Lewis Black, Glenn Greenwald, George Carlin, Gerald Cliente, Chris Hedges, John Pilger, Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Wollin and Martin Luther King.

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“Lifting the Veil is the long overdue film that powerfully, definitively, and finally exposes the deadly 21st century hypocrisy of U.S. internal and external policies, even as it imbues the viewer with a sense of urgency and an actualized hope to bring about real systemic change while there is yet time for humanity and this planet. See this film!” – Larry Pinkney – Editorial Board Member & Columnist – The Black Commentator

Viewer discretion advised –  Video contains images depicting the reality and horror of war.

Posted March 11, 2011

2 thoughts on “Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy

  1. I stopped at digger’s today and he had this video waiting for me. It chronicles our governrment and the “Obama brand” and will remind every veiwer of what we’re up against. Give it 10 minutes and you will be hooked. I don’t necessarily agree with all veiwpoints expressed but it definitely gave me a reminder of what lying, stealing, bought off crooks we have running this country. Millard from Diggerdan’s

  2. Sorry digger, since I only use an air card for my computer, I’m limited to 5 gigs of airtime a month. Videos use up airtime faster than anything else on my computer, so I basically limit them to not much more than 10 or 15 minutes apiece.

    This is why I spend so much time at Starbucks, for the free wi-fi.

    Unfortunately, wi-fi sucks for watching videos.

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