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The End of Poverty? Documentary Preview

Nelson Mandela said, 'œLike slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.' Global poverty began with military conquest, slavery, and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals, and forced labor. Today, the problem persists because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies – in other words, wealthy countries taking advantage of poor, developing countries.

The Indypendent and Cinema Libre Studio invite you to a special 25-minute preview of The End of Poverty?, a feature-length documentary that explains how today’s financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. A discussion will follow led by award-winning director Philippe Diaz and Indypendent reporter Arun Gupta.

The End of Poverty?
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street (between Stanton and Rivington Sts.) [LES]
$Donation Suggested

The Unstandard Show

Come see some undiscovered talent, new ideas, and unique people perform at the Tea Lounge. With presenters David Bienenstock, Charley Crockett, Brian Aronson, and Alyson Greenfield.

The Unstandard Show
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Tea Lounge
837 Union St. (between 6th and 7th Aves.) [Park Slope]
$5 Suggested Donation

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Danielle was raised by a pack of coyotes in the Los Angeles hills. Since arriving in NY in 2001, she has had any number of strange jobs, including back-up singing for JELVIS (the Jewish Elvis), starting the non-profit LYDIA, and writing political cabarets. A huge advocate for travel as a way of life, you can find her at the Brooklyn Public Library when her bank account is empty, fantasizing about where to head off to next.