Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Shock Doctrine

Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men and Y Tu Mamá También) makes a trailer for Naomi Klein's new book, The Shock Doctrine...who knew?! It's already making a buzz and the book doesn't even come out until next week...Guardian Unlimited has even created a mini-site just to discuss it. This post is a bit uncharacteristic for Zapagringo but I figured, with all this talk of a "North American Union," that highlighting a video by a Mexican director to promote a book by a Canadian author on the site of this "American" blogger would set a good example for all of us :-) BTW, the U.S. launch of Shock Doctrine is happening here in NYC this coming Monday, September 17...

In other news, we raised $1,000 to support the Indigenous Encuentro of the Americas and over $600 for Estación Libre at a rooftop fundraiser last Friday! Also, Movement for Justice in El Barrio has just issued an invitation for all groups fighting gentrification here in the city to join them for an NYC Encuentro for Dignity and Against Gentrification...please spread the word!

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