Contents

Introduction by Clifford Cobb VII

Director’s Narrative by Philippe Diaz 1

Complete transcript of the film The End of Poverty? 35

Interviews

The following are interviews that were conducted in the process of making the film

The End of Poverty? An asterisk appears by the name of each person who

appears in the film.

Charles Abugre, Head of Policy, Christian Aid, Ghana 69

*Jaime de Amorim, National Coordinator, Landless Workers

Movement, Brazil 75

*Nimrod Arackha, Tanzanian Mine Workers Development

Organization 78

*John Ayila, Local Leader at Yala Swamp, Kenya 81

William Batt, Government Analyst (retired) 85

Richard Biddle, Teacher 87

William Blum, Historian, Author 90

Chesa Boudin, Author and Activist, Caracas, Venezuela 92

*Miriam Campos, National Coordinator for the Empowerment of

Indigenous People 95

*Nora Castañeda ,President, Bank for the Development of Women,

Caracas, Venezuela 98

Shivani Chaudhry, Housing and Land Rights Network 102

*John Christensen, Director, Tax Justice Network 106

*Cliff Cobb, Historian, Author 113

George Collins, Teacher 122

Jose Eli da Veiga, Economics Professor, University of Sao Paulo 125

Shelton Davis, Anthropologist 129

Roland Denis, Author 134

Maria de Oliveira, Regional Director, INCRA (National Institute

for Agrarian Reform), Recife, Brazil 136

Patrus Ananias de Sousa, Minister of Social Development and

Combating Hunger, Brazil 139

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Edward Dodson, Manager, Fannie Mae (retired) 142

*William Easterly, Economist, Author 145

*David Ellerman, Former World Bank Official 151

*Joshua Farley, Ecological Economist, International Consultant 157

Luis Carlos Fazvoli Agronomic Institute of Campinas, Southern

Brazil 164

*Pablo Fernandes Huaratsi, Neighborhood Leader, Bolivia 165

*Four Women in Recife, Brazil 168

Mason Gaffney, Economist, Author 170

*Alvaro Garcia Linera, Vice President of Bolivia (as of 2006) 175

*Susan George, Author, Activist 180

Eva Golinger , Author 189

Lucas Junior Gonzales, Community Activist, Coehlos Favela, Recife,

Brazil 193

Quisia Gonzalez, Medical Doctor 194

*Rosa Angela Graterol and son, Felix La Vega Barrio, Caracas,

Venezuela 198

Damon Gross, Program Director, Robert Schalkenbach Foundation 199

*Jerome Guillet, Investment Banker, Editor, European Tribune 202

Ted Gwartney, Assessor 208

Matt Harris, Business Consultant 211

Fred Harrison, Author, Journalist 213

Gilbert Herman, Software Engineer (retired) 218

*Chalmers Johnson, Political Scientist, Author 220

Gitu-wa-Kahengeri, Freedom Fighter (Mau Mau) 227

*Kipruto Arap Kirwa, Minister of Agriculture, Kenya 228

*Miloon Kothari, UN Rapporteur on Housing 233

*Edgardo Lander, Professor, Social Sciences, Venezuelan Central

University, Caracas 239

*Serge Latouche, Author 245

Odenda Lumumba, Director, Kenya Land Alliance 253

*Abel Mamani, Water Minister, Bolivia 257

John McArthur, Deputy Director, UN Millennium Project, Earth

Institute, Columbia Univerity 260

Almeri Mello, Anti-poverty Activist, Brazil 269

*Maria Luisa Mendonça, Director, Rede Social, Sao Paulo 271

*Eric Mgendi, Communications Coordinator, Action Aid, Kenya 276

*Pedro Montes Coria, Miner, Potosí, Bolivia 281

*Mashengu Wa Mwachofi, Member of Kenyan Parliament, 1979-1988

283

*Godfrey Ngao, Mine Operator, Tanzania 289

Bruce Oatman, Social Worker 291

*Joseph Odhiambo and Family, Kibera (Nairobi), Kenya 294

*Dr. H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo, Author, Law Professor 295

*Marcela Olivera, Activist, Coalition for the Defense of Water and

Life, Bolivia 300

*Oscar Olivera, Leader, La Coordinadora de la Defense del Agua,

Bolivia 304

Juan Patricio Quispe, Leader, Association of Families for The Defense

of Gas, 2003 (La Paz, Bolivia) 309

*John Perkins, Author, Confessions of an Economic Hitman 311

Heather Remoff, Anthropologist, Author 323

*Raquel Rolnik Secretary of Urban Programs, Ministry of Cities,

Brazil 327

*Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate Economist, Author 332

*Jim Shultz, Executive Director, Democracy Center 338

*Joao Pedro Stedile, National Coordinator, Landless Workers’

Movement, Brazil 344

Squatters, Northern Brazil 347

*Joseph Stiglitz, Former Chief Economist, World Bank 349

*Taquiro, Farmer, Venezuela 358

*Eric Toussaint, Author, Activist 361

*Luciana Vanderlei and Husband, Recife, Brazil 367

Adriana Veiga Aranha, Special Adviser on Fome Zero, Brazil’s Official

“End Hunger” Program 369

*Antonio Vinidcativo and Edinaldo, Sugarcane Harvesters,

Pernambuco State, Brazil 372

*Grace Wambi, Tea Plucker, Kenya 376

*Michael J. Watts, Director, Institute of International Studies, Professor

of Geography, University of California, Berkeley 377

*Eduardo Yssa, Bolivia, Aymaran 384

Afterword

Where Do We Go from Here? 388