The Grand Rapids Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is showing the movie Capitalism Is The Crisison September 15. The movie will be start at 7:00pm at the IATSE union hall, 931 Bridge St NW.
The description of the movie:
The 2008 “financial crisis” in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars. No one was jailed for this crime, the largest theft of public money in history.
Instead, the rich forced working people across the globe to pay for their “crisis” through punitive “austerity” programs that gutted public services and repealed workers’ rights.
Austerity was named “Word of the Year” for 2010.
This documentary explains the nature of capitalist crisis, visits the protests against austerity measures, and recommends revolutionary paths for the future.
Special attention is devoted to the crisis in Greece, the 2010 G20 Summit protest in Toronto, Canada, and the remarkable surge of solidarity in Madison, Wisconsin.
After the film members of the IWW will facilitate discussion.
There isn’t an official “trailer” for the movie, but the filmmakers have a number of “teaser” segments on their website. Here is one of a student in the United Kingdom talking about his participation in recent anti-cuts protests: