Seven Documentaries to Piss You Off Enough to Go to Occupy Miami

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Keep it simple, Miami.
Dangling down here like the neglected foreskin of America, we're expecting Saturday's Occupy Miami protest to spiral out of control. Mark our words: There will be food trucks. There will be reggaeton blaring. Someone will bring up Fidel or Chavez. Yes, the Everglades need to be saved and the Port tunnel project canceled, but Occupy Miami is not the right place for all that regional handwringing.

The point of Saturday's meetup is to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, a protest against economic inequality and corporate greed. Why are we allowing our electoral and economic systems to benefit only one percent of population? (Hear more in this compelling video.)

So lest Saturday's event become a pachanga with schizophrenic demands, watch the following seven documentaries and keep the focus: We are the 99%.


7. The Corporation
Corporations in America have personhood -- that is, they have all the rights afforded to actual individuals. But as this film shows, when an "individual" like Johnson & Johnson is profiled by say an FBI psychiatrist, the corporation has all the characteristics of a prototypical psychopath. They have flagrant disregard for the well-being of others, are unable to form lasting relationships, and are constantly deceitful.

6. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
In case The Corporation wasn't enough to enrage you, this 2005 documentary profiles a specific evil corporation, Enron, and its downfall. The bastards are actually caught on film joking about stealing money from your grandmas. Best description is the film: Enron was a bunch of former nerds on a power trip.

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nanook5
nanook5

taxi to the dark side people.,

Ocilia Canton
Ocilia Canton

People look and read, some of you think that Freedom of speech is only for YOU , Nobody else.  Tolerance understanding goes hand in hand. Not go ballistic at a drop of a hat cause it is not your way. sometimes you should ignore some people to be able to   put  in your point of view.

J.J. Colagrande
J.J. Colagrande

Great article. Engaging intro, also funny. But more importantly, the clip is loaded with excellent leads providing access to the proper relevant context needed to understand the issue. 

Frederick Rhodes
Frederick Rhodes

Funny how the first paragraph mentions the cause of the extreme greed developing on Wall Street. Neglecting and excising the foreskin of infants and children, causing them to grow up with an emptiness and paranioa that needs to be filled with greed, and addictions to other pleasures to replace the physical pleasures an unneglected healthy prepuce would provide. Our country is being run by a bunch of sexually traumatised paranoid delusional men with different degrees of PTSD guiding their decision making. We're going to end up like the Middle East, in a constant state of Chaos.

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

We live in a country no longer represented by the people butby the interests of major corporations and the money they use through lobbyingto pay off our elected officials.  Thesepoliticians no longer voice the opinion of the voters who put them in officebut instead speak for the special interests which pay them more and more moneyto turn a blind eye to the destruction of our environment and the extinction ofthe middle class.  How long will theoccupations have to last before a SINGLE government official asks what WE thePEOPLE want changed?  Visit my artist’sblog at  http://dregstudiosart.blogspot... to see my art for the movement and alsosee videos of the protests and police brutality as well as get other sourcesfor coverage of the movement.  

Quills
Quills

I know you guys like to be edgy...but lately you guys are just down right IGNORANT...you have the power to reach thousands and you chose to do so with this garbage!!! Glad to say i stopped picking up your magazines a loooong time ago..and even happier to say that hundreds have decided to do the same...ugh! 

Vanessa Thompson
Vanessa Thompson

Pachanga? Food trucks? What kind of scum do you have to be to write garbage like that regarding something so important? Trust that the people attending this protest are not the same Miami morons who spend all their time attending "pachangas". Those Miamians are too lazy to participate in anything other than clubbing.

Jose D. Duran
Jose D. Duran

It's amazing how you picked and chose only certain parts, while failing to read the entire lead. Amanda warns against losing focus during Occupy Miami and encouraging people to use their rage for the greater good of the movement. The perfect summation was "The point of Saturday's meetup is to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, a protest against economic inequality and corporate greed." If anything she's bringing further awareness to Saturday's protest via good-natured humor and information.

Now, please, kindly remove yourself from your high horse.

Vanessa Thompson
Vanessa Thompson

I'm not on a high horse. I'm just sick of Miami being portrayed this way. I do appreciate that they posted the documentaries but it feels like a backhanded compliment would. Maybe I reacted a little harsh but it annoys me. 

Quills
Quills

when someone starts to read an article the fist paragraph is what draws them in...so to make a mockery of the movement in the first few words is what throws people off and makes the entire article a bit ridiculous..and your unnecessary comments ("remove yourself from your high horse") makes you quiet ignorant and totally removes the validity in your comment. As someone who is a part of the movement or so it seems by your comment..you sure need to realize that spreading information should be in a positive light rather than trying to bash someone who is fighting for the same movement you are. Have a great day. 

DouchedBrain
DouchedBrain

J.D.D. It's called an ad hominem attack and is an old saw wielded often by blowhard soapbox firebrands. Quiff, you can wipe your ass with the Miami New Times or the flag. Isn't it grand we live in a democracy where even the intolerant are free to publically pass gas.Touche, Amanda, In my estimation politics makes for the most entertaining pachanga on the planet. Quiff at least you can line your cat litter box with the paper if your an animal rights activist. How's that for the power of the press?

daenalus
daenalus

I'm not sure how this is making a mockery of the movement. It's reminding us to remain focused and simultaneously gets in a few well-deserved jabs at the more vapid regions of Miami culture. Lets not fall into self-righteous Leftist stereotypes....

Jose D. Duran
Jose D. Duran

"your unnecessary comments ('remove yourself from your high horse') makes you quiet ignorant and totally removes the validity in your comment."

Ummm, no it doesn't. It basically means you are finding fault where there is none. Real unnecessary comments are calling writers "scum" and "ignorant"... that really shows you lack the skills to debate without name calling.

And you use the word "bashing," when Amanda did no bashing of anyone except give warning of the perils of apathy and mixed messages. The only people looking at things in a negative light are you and Vanessa. If 50 people read this post by Amanda, that means 50 more people are aware Occupy Miami is happening Saturday and probably had a good laugh while reading it.

And for full disclosure, I'm an editor here at New Times and support the Occupy movement.

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