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Michael Moore: Where to Invade Next?

Michael Moore's new doc, Where to Invade Next

Michael Moore’s new doc, Where to Invade Next

The title of Moore’s new doc is somewhat misleading, though its message is ultimately one of hope: he “invades” other countries to see what they are doing right, and then speculates on how the US might go about adopting and adapting some of these ideas.

Via Vulture:

The movie’s title suggests a condemnation of America’s military-industrial complex, but it’s just a clever bit of sensational misdirection. Moore brought WTIN to the Toronto Film Festival without a distributor on purpose to avoid prying eyes, and has been vigilant about keeping the contents of the movie secret from both the public and the many studio heads and buyers in attendance.

The clap-umentary (as in, you clap when Moore makes a point you agree with, which in this audience was often) turns out to be the story of Moore’s army of one “invading,” as he says, “countries populated by Caucasians, with names I can mostly pronounce,” in an optimistic exploration of how they treat their citizens well and what we can learn from them.

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Noam Chomsky on President Obama’s Performance and Occupy Wall Street (Video)

The right-wing blogospere is having a field day with Chomsky saying, "I don’t usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this 'hopey-changey' stuff, she was—she was right. There was nothing there." However, he follows that statement with, "And it was understood by the people who run the political system. So it’s no great secret that the U.S. electoral system is mainly public relations extravaganzas...." which, one assumes, would apply to Sarah Palin as well. Watch the entire interview at Democracy Now! and full transcript here.
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