Description: Film by Elisabetta Andreoli, Gabriele Muzio and Max Pugh The Bolivian people, robbed of their resources, maintain their dignity and fight back. In October 2003, an extraordinary popular uprising challenged the US Empire and kicked out President Sanchez de Lozada ? El Gringo ? a representative of US administration and transnationals? interests. People are calling for new forms of representation and organisation that question formal democracy and political parties, and the ?Gas War? is the latest episode in a succession of fierce and successful fights against the organised theft of national resources. February 2003, a mutiny by the police against the imposition of income taxation on the destitute to fulfil IMF demands provoked the withdrawal of tax measures. Throughout 2002, peasants revolt against the US-imposed ?Coca War? ? the coca-eradication plan ? that would destroy the only possible source of survival for thousands of poor peasants. In 2001, the people of Cochabamba fought successfully the ?Water War? against a most outrageous form of privatisation of water and forced the government to cancel the agreement with Bethell, a US-based company. ?What the Bolivian people did in October 2003 is worth more then 100 Social Forum? Evo Morales The war against the sell-off of Bolivia?s natural resources to transnational corporations goes on ? and represents the most overt and courageous attack on neo-liberal doctrine. 62 minutes. January 2004 Size 3.4 GB Spanish with English subtitles (forthcoming subtitled versions in Italian, English, French, Portuguese) Please note that this DVD is copyright free to encourage you to share it with your family and friends.
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