Oliver Stone’s Facebook post shows clear support for Greece as it tries to break free of the corrupt and repressive European Union of super rich oligarchs.
Been away for a while, 6 months in Germany, D.C., Hawaii, and Hong Kong, to make the Snowden movie. Without major studio support, it was difficult. But Open Road, an independent distributor owned by the AMC and Regal theatre chains, stepped up and pushed it through. Significant help came from Pathe in France and Universum in Germany, as well as other countries.
My Mom passed away in the last days of April at 94. One of the last things she said to me was, “I want so much this movie to be a success.” This is making me work harder than ever.
As a result of being buried in this editing process for the next few months, I can only post occasionally. But much on my mind lately has been ‘Grexit.’ I met Alexis Tsipras almost 2 years ago in Croatia. At that conference, we all knew he was the fresh-faced comer that Greece needed.
Mark Weisbrot, in this insightful article, “Germany is Bluffing on Greece,” gets to the heart of this crisis, so poorly presented to the U.S. public by our corporate media.
U.S. objective is a foul one — judging from our disgraceful history in Greece. (See “Untold History” Chapter 4, the real beginnings of our Cold War in ’47 – ’49.) Churchill, whose war this was, even admitted that Stalin kept his word to him, and didn’t support Greek rebels in the civil war against Churchill’s monarchists/fascists. This was followed by Nixon’s/Agnew’s crucial support for an ugly dictatorship in ’67 – ’74. (See the fictional movie “Z” for a dramatic intro.) It’s clear there’s never been a real Greek government the people there could respect — till this one.
I say ‘viva Tsipras!’ ‘Viva a new Greece!’
— and don’t believe what you read in the American media. I only wish Europe could separate itself from our empire-wide goals.
Mark Weisbrot, “Germany is Bluffing on Greece,” http://bit.ly/1BgzjNq.