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With contributions by five Nobel Peace Prize winners, former government officials, scholars, religious leaders, journalists, activists, and prominent cultural figures, the documentary film XXI Century explores American reactions to recent global events captured through the lens of interviews and political rallies. This book presents selected excerpts from the filming of prominent U.S. citizens voicing their views on Bush administration policies in the new century. These events include the much-contested 2000 election, the September 11, 2001, attacks, the impact of the USA Patriot Act, the accelerated growth of peace movements, the recruitment of U.S. soldiers, U.S. policy and attitudes toward the Middle East, sanctions and war in Iraq, and human rights violations. The speakers also consider how the rise of media spectacle and punditry at the expense of quality journalism inhibits the ability of Americans to react to these events as informed citizens. The voices of Americans, both ordinary and famous, resonate with passion and urgency in response to the injustice and far-reaching effects of the current U.S. foreign policy. American Voices of Dissent highlights the other side of the story and makes a case for global solidarity against U.S. imperialism.
With Leslie Cagan, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Arno J. Mayer, Greg Palast, Katha Pollitt, Scott Ritter, Pete Seeger, Gore Vidal, Edmund White, Howard Zinn, and survivors of 9/11.
|Pt. I||"The dawn" : election 2000 and its aftermath||5|
|Pt. II||"... and the pursuit of happiness" : the threat to civil liberties||23|
|Pt. III||"... and nothing but the truth" : journalism in crisis||41|
|Pt. IV||"War, peace, and patriotism" : protesters, soldiers, and chicken hawks||67|
|Pt. V||"Civilization" : targeting Iraq||95|
|Pt. VI||"Blood and oil" : the human costs of war||117|
|Pt. VII||"Pax Americana" : US hegemony||135|