|Capitalism is the Crisis|
|Subtitle:||A four-part audio documentary about the destructive record of capitalism and the current disasters it has fomented|
|Contributor:||Kristin Schwartz [Contact Contributor]|
|Broadcast Restrictions:||For non-profit use only.|
|Broadcast Advisory:||No Advisories – program content screened and verified.|
|Summary: A four-part audio documentary about the destructive record of capitalism and the current disasters it has fomented. Written in 2012 and produced in 2013.|
|Credits: Written by Asad Ismi and produced by Kristin Schwartz. Go to http://www.asadismi.ws for Asad`s publications and five other radio documentaries. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristin at email@example.com to respond. Thanks to Chandra Siddan, Omar Faruque and Kevin Shaw.|
|Notes: For the last five centuries the Western capitalist system has been subjecting most of the world`s people to a permanent crisis of endless war, massive poverty, environmental degradation and economic instability. Capitalism has been built through slavery, imperialism, colonialism and neocolonialism. More than a billion people have been killed by capitalism making it the greatest crime committed against humanity.Lately the crisis generated by capitalism has moved into the centres of Western power—North America and Europe.Episodes:
1. “Capitalism is War”: Capitalism has inflicted war on most of humanity for the last 500 years. This episode focuses on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and shows how both stem from the needs of capitalism for resources and markets. With Yanar Mohammed, Malalai Joya and Michael Skinner.
2. “Capitalism is Poverty”: Capitalism has made 80% of the world`s people poor, most of whom live in the Global South. This episodes shows how India specifically has been massively impoverished by capitalism. With Dr. Vandana Shiva And Rajagopal PV.
3. “Capitalism is Environmental Destruction”: Through the examples of Canada and Bangladesh, this episode shows how capitalism is devastating the global environment. With Lionel Lepine, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Afsan Chowdhury and Naushad Ali Husein.
4. “Capitalism is the Crisis. What Are the Alternatives?”: Capitalism has led the world into one financial crisis after another. The last episode looks at the financial crisis in the United States and Spain and presents alternatives to capitalism. With Stephen Lendman, Dr. Carles Muntaner, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Yanar Mohammed and Nikos Lountos.
“Capitalism is the Crisis” was funded by:
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) (National)
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