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Green Comedy


The Green Market has assembled a great list of some of the funniest and innovative videos produced for the en

vironment movement.

One of my cheap cialis from canada favorites is a Steven Colbert piece where he makes fun of climate change deniers who claim that Washington”s recent snowfalls repudiate global warming.

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Movie Review: 'End of Poverty' both hits and misses


The End of Poverty is playing this week in New York City

The End of Poverty is playing this week in New viagra without prescription sales York City

The End of Poverty was released in NYC cinemas this weekend and I attended a screening with director’s Q&A at the City Cinemas Village East. The movie, described by the Hollywood Reporter as “a sort of An Inconvenient Truth for global economics” opens with Martin Sheen's comforting yet authoritative narration posing an important question: Why, in a world of so much wealth, is there still so much poverty?

To answer this question, director Philippe Diaz spent three years traveling the world interviewing experts including William Easterly, Susan George, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz. No doubt an impressive list of pundits for those of us who live and breath these issues, but to be honest it sounds more like a great line-up for an academic conference than a blockbuster movie. And sadly, this is the impression I’m left with also after watching the movie. That said, this is an important film that everyone should see, but it likely won't reach beyond the converted as The Hollywood Reporter explains:

Though the topic is unappealing as entertainment, “The End of Poverty?” does an excellent job of informing the viewer without exploiting its subjects or their cultures. Prospects for theatrical success may be dubious. The title won't attract the unenlightened, but one hopes the film will make an impact over time.

A strength of the film is the voices we hear from people not mentioned on the ‘featured’ list above, but who experience poverty everyday in their lives from Kenya to Bolivia. Also, especially riveting – which perhaps warrants a feature movie of its own – are the confessions of former ‘economic hit man’ John Perkins. Mr Perkins reminds us that Western meddling in poor countries’ domestic affairs is not just a thing of the past (ask Eva Morales in Bolivia). During the Q&A Mr. Diaz, admitted that he had interviewed leaders like Lula, Hugo Chavez, and the Morales government, but felt including them would confuse the films message and give viewers license to ignore the message as leftist or socialist propaganda. However, I think the movie could have benefited from exploring in some depth at least one of these examples rather than assuming the viewer understands the complex issues at play. Such big revelations could've have been valuable in marketing the film. Like it or not, such explosive statements are needed to break through the noise — think the way Andre Agassi's crystal meth disclosure has been used widely to sell his new book.
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Lionsgate is cheapskate on Twitter charity fundraiser


Precious PosterTonic reports that Lionsgate is using Twitcause to fundraise for Everybody Wins, a US-based children’s literacy and mentoring nonprofit.

Twitter users just have to tweet the hashtag #Read2Kids now until Wednesday, November 18. Lionsgate is donating one dollar per tweet up to $1,000. You can find the official message to retweet on Twitcause.

via Very ‘Precious’ Tweets – Tonic.

While this is a clearly worthy cause and will generate some great media exposure, Lionsgate isn’t exactly breaking the bank. They have capped their hashtag-to-dollar ratio at $1,000 and only run the project for 6 days, Nov. 12-18. A similar project by Haagen Dazs capped donations per hashtag at $1,000 per day. In addition, Haagen Dazs has already donated $500k to their chosen cause, research on Colony Collapse Disorder among honeybees.
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Film screening and discussion in NYC tonight: ‘The End of Poverty’


Come out for a 25-minute preview of the forthcoming documentary The End of Poverty, and for a discussion with director Diaz and journalist Arun Gupta. The film draws a straight line between global inequities and the history of military conquest, slavery and colonization. They’ll also be giving away a limited number of tickets to see the film in theaters.

Tuesday, November 10 – 7pm

Bluestockings Bookstore & Cafe

172 Allen Street, (between Stanton and Rivington Streets)
212-777-6028
F/V to 2nd Avenue



Global poverty did not just happen. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -— in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.

The Indypendent and Cinema Libre Studio invite you to a special 25-minute preview of The End of Poverty?, a feature-length documentary that explains how today’s financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. A discussion will follow led by award-winning director Philippe Diaz and Indypendent reporter Arun Gupta. Can we really end poverty within our current economic system? Think again.

Tuesday, November 10 – 7pm

Bluestockings Bookstore & Cafe

172 Allen Street, (between Stanton and Rivington Streets)
212-777-6028
F/V to 2nd Avenue
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