Thursday, November 18, 2004

The Fourth World War

Tonight I went with Perrosamiga to the Alamo Drafthouse to see The Fourth World War. The name comes from an essay by Subcomandante Marcos, who says that the 4th world war is against all of us.

The film maker spoke before and after the fim. She was a young woman in her 20s who actually had done much of the filming herself. There was footage from Mexico, Argentina, South Korea, South Africa, where people were in the streets standing up to corporate globalization. Inspiring. Also some heartbreaking footage from Palestine and Iraq.

"The Fourth World War is destroying humanity as globalization is universalizing the market, and everything human which opposes the logic of the market is an enemy and must be destroyed. In this sense, we are all the enemy to be vanquished: indigenous, non-indigenous, human rights observers, teachers, intellectuals, artists. Anyone who believes themselves to be free and is not." -- Subcomandante Marcos.


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