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Greedy Lying Bastards

2012/01/27

The soon-to-be-released documentary film “Greedy Lying Bastards” asks the question “What happens when one industry has too much power?”.  The answer, it seems, is that politicians become pawns. Laws are created and prevented. Regulations are bypassed. Information is controlled. Dissent is stifled. Our climate changes. And people die.

Greedy Lying Bastards presents a searing indictment of the influence, deceit and corruption that defines the fossil fuel industry. After the last several weeks in Canada, when both our Prime Minister and our Natural Resources Minister have used alarmingly polarizing language to paint ordinary Canadians and registered environmental charities who oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline as extremists and radicals, this movie seems very timely.

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GREEDY LYING BASTARDS is a documentary film exposing the shocking lengths the fossil fuel industry travels to ensure maximum profits for executives and shareholders.

In the United States, this industry spends millions of dollars annually to lobby Congress, ensuring the political support necessary to pass supportive or block restrictive laws. Using this control, the industry has managed to dictate energy and climate policies in the U.S., working alongside federal administrations. The same industry has spent millions of dollars to fund think tanks, organizations, and scientists who have waged a global campaign of deceit regarding the science of climate change and its dire impacts. Those who have spoken out against the corruption, environmental and health impacts caused by its irresponsible business practices have been assaulted, jailed, tortured, and murdered.

This unchecked corporate drive for profits has come at the expense of workers, families, indigenous peoples, the environment, and threatens our very survival on the planet. It has and continues to undermine democracy in the United States.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 2012/01/27 9:15 am

    Thanks for the heads up. We’ll definitely make of point of see this.

  2. 2012/01/27 11:29 am

    Let me know when you do, and what you think.

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