The Great Unravelling: Tunisia, Egypt and the Protracted Collapse of the American Empire
You may be interested in reading this article by Dr Nafeez Ahmed.
"What is happening in Tunisia and Egypt, however, is only a manifestation of a deeper convergence of fundamental structural crises which are truly global in scale. The eruption of social and political unrest has followed the impact of deepening economic turbulence across the region, due to the inflationary impact of rocketing fuel and food prices. As of mid-January, even before Ben Ali had fled Tunis, riots were breaking out in Algeria, Morocco, Yemen and Jordan – the key grievances? Rampant unemployment, unaffordable food and consumer goods, endemic poverty, lack of basic services, and political repression."
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in London, an independent transdisciplinary research network promoting equality, sustainability and security.
His latest book is A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It(Pluto/Macmillan, 2010), which inspired the forthcoming documentary feature film, The Crisis of Civilization, to be released in October this year.
The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.
Offering a stunning wake-up call proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way, they warn that the inability to recognize the interconnections between different crises is preventing us, as a civilization, from saving ourselves.
It is also a film about ideas. Ideas that have gotten us into this mess and Ideas that can get us out. If we want it.
To watch the trailer visit www.crisisofcivilization.com