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Oliver Stone on Government and Venezuela

Since a second reporter unrelated to WeAreChange asked another question that was related to the role of government we decided to leave it in.

What is the proper role of Government? In this video Oliver Stone tells WRC’s Luke Rudkowski that those rising up against Venezuela’s government are sore losers. It has recently been revealed that the Venezuelan government is blocking all photos of the uprisings on Twitter to prevent the free flow of information and hide the government crackdown from the public eye.
WeAreChange asks Oliver Stone to clarify his support for certain South American governments.

 

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Hugo No More

Kim Monaghan and I recorded an epic episode of Coincidence Control Network today. It’ll likely go live by Thursday. During the recording Monaghan was moved to declare his love for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. The legally elected Chavez has been vilified as a mad dictator despite the fact that his political roots reach back to his heroic resistance of the former Venezuelan government that ordered soldiers to kill citizens during an uprising.

Tonight, news reports that Chavez has died are all frantically emerging across the mediascape. Chavez had cancer and had contracted a severe infection.

Oliver Stone’s South of the Border (2009) profiles Chavez, picturing a hero of the Venezuelan people who is vilified for his anti-business politics – in other words, he wouldn’t take orders from America. The film also pictures Chavez as the de facto leader of a “pink wave” of socialist leaders who have emerged throughout the region: : Evo Morales of Bolivia; Cristina Kirchner and former president Néstor Kirchner of Argentina; Rafael Correa of Ecuador; Raúl Castro of Cuba; Fernando Lugo of Paraguay; and Lula da Silva of Brazil.… Read the rest

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SiriusXM Listeners: Oliver Stone to Discuss New Doc ‘Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States’

Picture: Oliver Stone (CC)


Heads up, SirusXM subscribers:

Academy Award®-winning writer/director/producer Oliver Stone will sit down for an in-depth Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners/fans for a wide-ranging conversation about his life, award-winning film career, fascination with American history and new documentary series/companion book, “Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States.”

Hosted by SiriusXM’s Pete Dominick, “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Oliver Stone” will premiere on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Stars Too, channel 104. Encore presentations will air on November 15 at 8:00 pm, November 16 at 11:00 pm, November 17 at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm and November 18 at 7:00 am and 11:00 am on SiriusXM Stars Too (all times ET). “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Oliver Stone” will also air on SiriusXM Stars channel 107 on November 16 at 7:00 pm, November 18 at 6:00 pm and November 18 at 12:00 pm (all times ET).

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Oliver Stone: The Savage is Loose

Disinformation author Ed Rampell (Progressive Hollywood) has an exclusive interview with Oliver Stone about his new movie Savages.

The Oscar winning director of Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Wall Street discussed film technique, his actors, Mexico’s narco-politics, torture, sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, at Festival of Films Blog:

FOF: What do you think of the way the Drug War is going in Mexico now?

OS: Aside from the movie business [laughs], it was a tragedy under [President Felipe] Calderon; he militarized it more. I don’t think that militarization works. I think that decriminalization works better, overall. As well as tolerance. But these are very hard qualities to achieve in a modern era.

FOF: Do you think that the [apparent] election of the PRI’s [Institutional Revolutionary Party] candidate [Enrique Peña Prieto] will have any effect at all on the Drug War in Mexico?

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Oliver Stone’s New ‘Wall Street’ Is Heavy On Atmosphere, Light On Anger

Wall_Street-_Money_Never_SleepsThe lead headline in the New York Times is “EXTENSIVE FRAUD APPEARS TO MAR AFGHAN ELECTION.”  The line below, “A BLOW TO CREDIBILITY,” as if anyone who follows Afghanistan, a country known for blatant and notorious corruption was at all surprised by this latest “blow.”

Today’s “blow” followed an earlier “blow” a few weeks back with the disclosure of the crash of the Kabul Bank with $300 billion still unaccounted for.

In America, another fraud: CNN reported the next morning that the pathetic blonde beauty-celebrity Lindsay Lohan put up $300,000 to get out of jail. That’s the kind of story American media considers worthy of constant “Breaking News” attention.

When will we see the headlines like “EXTENSIVE FRAUD APPEARS TO MAR ECONOMIC RECOVERY” or  “EXTENSIVE FRAUD LED TO FINANCIAL COLLAPSE?’

I ask this question, sort of knowing the answer, after two recent back-to-back film experiences.

On Thursday night, I spoke at a packed screening of my film Plunder: The Crime of Our Time that indicts financial crimes and corruption behind the financial crisis.… Read the rest

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Oliver Stone On The Crimes Of Wall Street

Aaron Ross Sorkin dines with Oliver Stone at the favorite lunch-spot of Wall Street titans — and Stone doesn’t disappoint in his dissection of the crimes of the rich and famous! From the New York Times:

“You know, half the people in this place could be prosecuted.”

Oliver Stone, the film director, was sitting across from me over a late lunch in the Grill Room of the Four Seasons restaurant in Midtown Manhattan last week.

In one corner was Stephen Schwarzman, the chairman of the Blackstone Group; Felix Rohatyn, a special adviser to the chairman of Lazard, was leaving as I was coming in, as was Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp. And Sanford Weill, the former chairman of Citigroup — “the mother of all evil,” Mr. Stone said with a wry smile — had just dashed out.

If one man epitomizes the populist view of Wall Street and corporate America, it is Mr.

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Oliver Stone Infuriates The Jewish Media

Stone at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, 2009When will the media learn that certain moviemakers are habitual gadflies who can’t resist winding up journalists with some timely, controversial statements that will afford them way more publicity than the craziest Hollywood marketing budget could dream of? Oliver Stone, whose 10-hour television documentary “A Secret History of America” will air this year on Showtime, chose the British Sunday Times to launch his latest assault. The Times is a Murdoch rag that’s placed its content behind a pay wall. The National Post grabbed this excerpt:

The 10-part documentary [which Stone is planning] will address Stalin and Hitler “in context”, he says. “Hitler was a Frankenstein but there was also a Dr Frankenstein. German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support.”

He also seeks to put his atrocities in proportion: “Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30m.”

Why such a focus on the Holocaust then?

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