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How to Overthrow a Government — DEFCON 24
2 September 2016
Are you sick and tired of your government? Can’t wait another 4 years for an election? Or do you want to be like the CIA and overthrow a government overseas for profit or fun? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions than this talk is for you! Why not create your own cyber mercenary unit and invoke a regime change to get the government you want installed? After all, if you want the job done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself.
A New Cold War? Ukraine Violence Escalates, Leaked Tape Suggests U.S. Was Plotting Coup — Democracy Now
24 February 2014
At least 50 people have died since Tuesday in the bloodiest period of Ukraine’s 22-year post-Soviet history. While President Obama has vowed to “continue to engage all sides,” a recently leaked audio recording between two top U.S. officials reveal the Obama administration has been secretly plotting with the opposition. We speak to Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University. His most recent book, Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, is out in paperback. His latest Nation article is Distorting Russia: How the American Media Misrepresent Putin, Sochi and Ukraine.
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Counter-Intelligence: Shining a Light on Black Operations — Metanoia Films
17 February 2014
“An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker, ‘Counter-Intelligence’ shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and unconstitutional ‘deep state’ in which multiple competing chains of command — all but one illegal — hijack government capabilities and taxpayer funds to commit crimes against humanity in our name. Anyone who cares about democracy, good government, and the future will want to watch all five segments of this remarkable film.” — Robert David STEELE Vivas: CIA, USMC, OSS, Earth Intelligence Network and Founder, Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog.
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Shadow Secrets — The Dossier
9 March 2010
Compiled, edited and produced by theDossier, this film looks at the origins and history of the Afghan Mujahedin and al-Qaeda, and their associations with various intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI, MI6 and those of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
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Cheney considered proposal to dress up Navy Seals as Iranians and shoot them — Seymour Hersh
4 August 2008
Hersh has revealed that Bush administration officials held a meeting in the Vice President's office to discuss ways to provoke a war with Iran. During this meeting an idea was considered to dress up Navy Seals as Iranians, put them on fake Iranian speedboats, and shoot at them in the Straits of Hormuz; it was rejected because “you can't have Americans killing Americans”. MSNBC also reported this story.
The Assassination of Zia Ul Haq — Nugas/Martin Productions
5 April 2008
Documentary looking at how former Pakistan president Zia Ul Haq died in mysterious circumstances whilst flying in a Hercules C-130 transport plane to visit a military base in August 1988. The plane crashed into the Bahawalpur desert with no survivors. After Pakistani and US investigators ruled out mechanical failure, a report speculated that a low-intensity device might have been used to release poisonous gas to incapacitate the four-man crew.
Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (1994) — John Pilger
3 September 2006
The exposure of another terrible human tragedy to which governments turned a blind eye, East Timor is ruled by bloodshed and fear. More than 200,000 people were wiped out by neighbouring Indonesia. Since East Timor's liberation in 1999, this film's contribution has been recognised worldwide.
Hot Spots: Iran — Jim Muir, BBC
24 May 2005
The US-backed coup of 1953, the hostage crisis in 1979, and the recent nuclear stand-off have all contributed to a mistrust between Iran and the US. Can they ever make up?
The Other Side of Suez — Wark Clements, CBC, BBC
1 May 2005
Documentary on the Suez Crisis of 1956. Shows how history often repeats itself: ‘sexed-up’ intelligence, assassination attempts and manufactured war — all to protect Western “interests”.
Kincora: calls for abuse to be included in UK inquiry — Channel 4 News
1 June 2015
A man who was abused at Kincora children's home in Belfast is demanding that what happened there decades ago should be included in the UK-wide inquiry set up by the government. Gary Hoy, who was abused by two men at the home who were subsequently convicted, says that Kincora should be considered by the wider Westminster child abuse inquiry. He says bringing Kincora within the scope of Justice Goddard's inquiry would mean that witnesses and the security services would be forced to hand over documents. The judicial review will hear allegations that MI5 covered up abuse at Kincora to protect an intelligence operation it ran in the 1970s. Three care staff at the home were jailed in 1981 for abusing 11 boys, and there are claims that a paedophile ring at Kincora had links to the intelligence services.
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Kincora: State of Shame — Spotlight, BBC Northern Ireland
12 October 2014
The Kincora Scandal. Disturbing new evidence about one of Northern Ireland's most notorious child abuse controversies. Was this scandal covered up to protect a British intelligence operation? Chris Moore investigates.
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The Paedophile MP: How Cyril Smith Got Away With It — Dispatches, Channel 4
19 September 2013
Liberal MP Cyril Smith was knighted in life and celebrated in death. Behind this public face, Dispatches reporter Liz MacKean investigates Smith's paedophilia and uncovers the “inaction” by police officers, Security Services, politicians and the Crown Prosecution Service, which allowed Smith to abuse for decades. MacKean unearths previously hidden investigation files to reveal why Smith's crimes were ignored and how one of Britain's most famous politicians was protected by the establishment.
Fascism in the Church: Ex-Priest on “The Pope's War”, Clergy Abuse and Quelling Liberation Theology — Democracy Now
1 March 2013
Former Catholic Priest, Matthew Fox: “I think all of Christianity can get back more to the teachings of Jesus, a revolutionary around love and justice. That's what it's about. And that's why there's been such fierce resistance all along from the right wing. The CIA has been involved in, especially with Pope John Paul II, the decimation of liberation theology all over South America, the replacing of these heroic leaders, including bishops and cardinals, with Opus Dei cardinals and bishops, who are — well, frankly, it's a fascist organization, Opus Dei is. It's all about obedience. It's not about ideas or theology. They haven't produced one theologian in 40 years. They produce canon lawyers and people who infiltrate where the power is, whether it's the media, the Supreme Court or the FBI, the CIA, and finance, especially in Europe. So, it's been a very sordid mess that's been going on.”
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The Perverted World of Marc Dutroux — Clare Bradshaw, ITV
5 April 2007
The case surrounding the Belgian paedophile who served less than half of a 13-year prison sentence in the 1980s for the rape and torture of five girls. Released in 1992, he continued to follow a path marked by cruelty and violence toward others before receiving life imprisonment in 2004 for charges including kidnapping and murder. The trial raised many questions about the police investigation into his crimes, pointing toward a high-level cover-up.
Sex Crimes and the Vatican — Panorama, BBC
3 October 2006
Panorama investigates a secret document which critics say has been used to silence child abuse victims. Crimen Sollicitationis was enforced for twenty years by Cardinal Ratzinger before he became Pope.
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Noam Chomsky: I would vote for Jeremy Corbyn — Newsnight, BBC
10 May 2017
Noam Chomsky is not just one of the world's most famous academics, he is also one of the world's most famous supporters of the political left. Evan Davis talked to him about Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, climate change, class war, inequality, scapegoating, populism in Europe, the British Labour party and Julian Assange.
Who rules the world now? — Channel 4 News
14 May 2016
Full interview with philosopher Noam Chomsky. From Trump and Clinton, to climate change, Brexit and TPP, America's foremost intellectual presents his views on who rules the world today.
Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of privilege — Talk to Aljazeera
18 January 2013
Linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky remains as vigorous as ever at the age of 84. His popularity — or notoriety as some would say — endures because he is still criticising politicians, business leaders and other powerful figures for not acting in the public's best interest. At the heart of Chomsky's work is examining the ways elites use their power to control millions of people, and pushing the public to resist.
Chatting with Chomsky — Laura Flanders, GRITtv
18 January 2013
Laura Flanders sat down with professor and author Noam Chomsky to discuss his latest publication, OCCUPY, OWS, anarchism, racism, corporate power and cooperative potential.
Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on US-Fueled Dangers — Democracy Now
30 October 2012
In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the presidential campaigns: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat posed by Israel and the US versus Iran.
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Contours of Global Order: Domination, Instability & Xenophobia in a Changing World
18 March 2011
Political talk given by Noam Chomsky on 13 March 2011 in Westerkerk Church, Netherlands.
Interview with Noam Chomsky — Newsnight, BBC
13 March 2011
Chomsky talks about the current Arab uprising in the Middle East and North Africa.
Chomsky: “This is the Most Remarkable Regional Uprising that I Can Remember” — Democracy Now
7 February 2011
In recent weeks, popular uprisings in the Arab world have led to the ouster of Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the imminent end of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime, a new Jordanian government, and a pledge by Yemen's long-time dictator to leave office at the end of his term. Chomsky speaks about what this means for the future of the Middle East and US foreign policy in the region, how US fear of the Muslim Brotherhood is really fear of democracy in the Arab world, and what the Egyptian protests mean for people in the US.
part 1 Democracy Now!
part 2 Democracy Now!
Interview with Noam Chomsky (2009) — HARDtalk, BBC
4 November 2009
Chomsky is one of the world's most prominent and controversial public intellectuals. He is an internationally renowned professor of linguistics, but he is also a longstanding critic of US foreign policy and the influence of big business over the American government. When he published his first political critique 40 years ago, he was fired up by the war in Vietnam. Today he is still raging against America's influence and calls the war in Afghanistan “immoral”.
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American Revolutionary: Noam Chomsky talks to Francine Stock — BBC
18 March 2008
Short biography on Chomsky, followed by an interview with him.
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Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause — Will Pascoe
2 November 2003
Documentary on Noam Chomsky, filmed while on a visit to Hamilton, Ontario.
The Big Bank Fix — Panorama, BBC
10 April 2017
Following the acquittal of two former Barclay's traders last week, Panorama asks if the right people are being blamed for what has been called the biggest financial fix of all time. Piecing together explosive new evidence, which calls into question the safety of other convictions, Panorama reporter Andy Verity reveals that manipulation of the world's most important interest rate, Libor, was allowed and even ordered by people at the highest levels of the financial establishment.
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Shadow World: The Documentary Governments and Defense Contractors Don't Want You to See — Real News Network
16 December 2016
Andrew Feinstein discusses the documentary Shadow World, which explores the world's largest and most corrupt arms deals through those involved in perpetrating and investigating them.
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The Strange Case of Daniel Morgan — Sputnik, RT
4 June 2016
Sputnik takes a look at a murder in broad daylight involving decades of cover-up, newspaper perfidy, mishandled investigations, botched prosecutions and millions of pounds of public money wasted. Fiction? No, it’s the strange case of Daniel Morgan (deceased). Sputnik speaks with Peter Jukes, who is fighting for justice to be done in one of the most notorious unsolved murders in recent British history. More information can be found at Justice 4 Daniel.
Cops, Criminals, Corruption: The Inside Story — Panorama, BBC
21 March 2016
With exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage, Panorama has the inside story of how an organised crime syndicate arranged a hit on three police officers. Also speaking publicly for the first time are the law enforcement officials who tapped the phones of drug dealers, only to find themselves hearing corrupt police on the line.
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London estate agents caught on camera dealing with ‘corrupt’ Russian buyer — Guardian, Channel 4
7 July 2015
Channel 4 documentary shows agents in wealthy districts agreeing to continue with purchase to be made with ill-gotten gains from Russian health budget. Top estate agents in Britain’s wealthiest postcodes are willing to turn a blind eye to apparent money laundering by corrupt foreign buyers, according to an investigation by Channel 4.
Where's Our Aid Money Gone? — Panorama, BBC
11 December 2013
Supported by celebrities like Bono and Bill Gates, the Global Fund has spent almost £15 billion fighting Aids, malaria and tuberculosis. But its inspector general was sacked for ‘unsatisfactory’ performance after exposing corruption, and reports revealing how aid money went missing have been delayed. Richard Bilton challenges those responsible, and questions the UK government's decision to hand over another £1 billion of taxpayers' money to the Fund this autumn.
Cash for Questions Undercover — Panorama, BBC
8 June 2013
Three years ago, David Cameron declared that lobbying was the ‘next big scandal waiting to happen’. Now this Panorama special goes undercover to reveal lobbying practices which raise serious questions about standards in our political life. The programme's allegations have already contributed to a series of high-profile resignations and suspensions in Westminster, including that of Tory Patrick “racist” Mercer.
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Mitt Romney's Bailout Bonanza: How He Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit — Democracy Now
21 October 2012
Investigative reporter Greg Palast reveals how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made some $15 million on the auto bailout and that three of Romney's top donors made more than $4 billion for their hedge funds from the bailout.
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No Bribes Please! We're British — Ed Harriman
13 October 2012
When companies bribe foreign officials in order to secure lucrative contracts, the cost of those contracts will not be competitive. In some cases, contracts were four times the going rate; in others, work was provided that simply wasn't required. This documentary examines British firms who break the law using bribery, and the unwillingness of the British government to clamp down on this practice.
Princes, Planes and Pay-offs — Panorama, BBC
12 June 2007
Jane Corbin reveals details of the mechanism involving BAE Systems with the approval of the British Ministry of Defence in the transfer of hundreds of millions of pounds into accounts controlled by Prince Bandar “Bush”, former Saudi ambassador to the US. more ». Newsnight ‘BAE arms inquiry’ archive. (Of course, this sort of thing has never happened before to a British company)
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SFO Head on bribery probe — Newsnight, BBC
14 March 2007
Why was the Serious Fraud Office investigation into British Aerospace (BAE) bribery allegations so controversially dropped? It seems that the Swiss bank accounts of the Saudis are off limits. Newsnight ‘BAE arms inquiry’ archive.
Looting the Russian Economy (2001) — ABC Australia
11 March 2007
This is a story about the money-laundering game involving Russian gangsters, corrupt officials, impoverished South Pacific islands and some of the world's most reputable banks. See how $200-500 billion was looted from the Russian economy through virtual offshore banks.
Sleaze alleged in the CIA — Newsnight, BBC
26 February 2007
Peter Marshall investigates the reasons behind the resignation of former CIA chief, Porter Goss.
The Price of Blood — Panorama, BBC
9 October 2006
On the eve of his appearance in an Italian court on tax, money laundering and potentially corruption charges, Panorama examines the career of David Mills. His links to Silvio Berlusconi are well known and form the basis of next month's charges. But after examining many hundreds of documents here and in Italy, Panorama looks at a less well-known episode literally involving bad blood.
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Operation Gladio: NATO Sponsored Terror from Cold War to Today — Breaking the Set, RT
19 June 2014
Abby Martin speaks with James Corbett about the decades-long clandestine NATO operation called ‘Gladio’, that fostered terror in the post-Cold War era, discussing evidence that suggests the program continues to this day, under the FBI codename ‘Gladio B’. Watch Corbett's interview with FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, where she discusses the ongoing ‘Gladio B’ operation.
NATO's Secret Armies (2009) — Andreas Pichler
9 July 2010
In 1990, alarming evidence of NATO-sponsored terrorist attacks came to light. This is the shocking story of Operation Gladio; a tale of espionage, conspiracy and political violence.
Gladio (1992) — Allan Francovich, Timewatch, BBC
1 July 2006
For forty years, secret terrorist organisations — many trained by western intelligence agencies — have manipulated the political control of European sovereign states by a campaign of terror and murder. Originally part of a secret network, these groups changed from being defenders of state security into attackers of the established political order. Until 1990, that secret network was generally known by the single word GLADIO.
Part 1: The Ring Masters
Part 2: The Puppeteers
Part 3: The Foot Soldiers
Death in Rome: The Case of Aldo Moro (2001) — Michael Busse & Rosa Maria Bobbi
15 April 2006
Aldo Moro, leader of the Christian Democratic Party and regarded as the next president of Italy, was murdered in 1978. Armed with new facts and witness statements, this documentary by award-winning directors provides clear proof of state complicity in Moro's assassination. Many believe that the killing was really the work of an unholy alliance of conspirators — the Italian Secret Service, Right Wing politicians, and the CIA — who had tricked the Red Brigades into doing their dirty work.
How the UK taught Brazil's dictators interrogation techniques — Newsnight, BBC
6 June 2014
As the world focuses on the World Cup, which opens in Brazil in less than a fortnight, many Brazilians are wrestling with painful discoveries about the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. The BBC has found evidence that the UK actively collaborated with the generals — and trained them in sophisticated interrogation techniques.
The Assassination of Hugo Chavez — Greg Palast
16 March 2013
As a purgative for the crappola fed to Americans about Hugo Chavez, Palast's foundation is offering this film as a free download: taken from his several meetings with Chavez and his would-be assassins, based on his reports for BBC Television and Harper's Magazine.
Vaya con Dios, Hugo Chavez, mi Amigo — The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann
9 March 2013
Greg Palast joins Thom Hartmann. The man who famously called George W Bush the devil and a donkey is dead. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez passed away on Tuesday — after a long battle with cancer. So how will history look back at the man that the Bush Administration loved to hate?
South of the Border (2009) — Oliver Stone
10 June 2012
There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations, Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.
Llaguno Bridge: Keys to a Massacre — Angel Palacios
4 August 2009
This documentary features images, testimonies and facts relating to the Venezuelan coup d'etat of April 2002. The film unmasks the conspiracies and plots leading up to the so-called massacre at the Llaguno Bridge. Palacios explores how the Venezuelan media twisted facts and news reality to blame the massacre on President Chavez. This work also shows how the people defended themselves against the Caracas Metropolitan Police who helped execute the attempted coup.
The War on Democracy (2007) — John Pilger
21 August 2007
This film explores Washington's relationship with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. It examines the theme of disenchantment with democracy, concentrating on those parts of the world where people have struggled with blood, sweat and tears to plant democracy, only to see it brutally crushed. Archive footage demonstrates how democracy has been wiped out in country after country in Latin America since the 1950s.
Bolivia for sale — Dylan Howitt
4 March 2007
Damian Lewis travels to Bolivia to investigate the effects of privatisation in three key markets: water, gas and milk. President Evo Morales's recent victory was fuelled by large-scale protests against water and gas privatisations.
Chavez's Venezuela: Bush Over a Barrel — Greg Palast, Newsnight, BBC
26 June 2006
Venezuela has large deposits of extra-heavy oil that previously was too expensive to exploit. Now, with oil costing over $50 a barrel, those reserves are estimated to be far in excess of those in the entire Middle East.
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The Age of Terror: In the Name of the State — Jon Blair
22 August 2005
Documentary that looks at the US-backed Contras in Nicaragua, the notorious School of the Americas and Argentina's Dirty War of the late 1970s and 80s.
The Panama Deception (1992) — Empowerment Project
27 June 2004
Documents the untold story of the 1989 US invasion of Panama. more »
The coup against Hugo Chavez — Greg Palast, BBC
30 December 2003
Palast takes a look at the failed coup attempt by the US in the world's fourth largest oil exporting country, Venezuela.
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Lockerbie: Case Closed — Aljazeera
1 March 2012
This new film reveals the hitherto secret assessment of the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission which has examined the case against Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in detail. Its report, which has never been published, raises numerous reasons for concern about a possible miscarriage of justice — especially the status of the testimony given by one Tony Gauci, a Maltese shop owner and the prosecution's main witness. more »
Lockerbie: The Pan Am Bomber — Aljazeera
15 June 2011
An investigation that raises fresh doubts about the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber. Drawing exclusively on a previously confidential legal report, The Pan Am Bomber reveals the evidence that would have been presented in al-Megrahi's stillborn appeal against his conviction.
‘Flaws’ in key Lockerbie evidence — Peter Marshall, Newsnight, BBC
7 January 2010
An investigation by BBC's Newsnight has cast doubts on the key piece of evidence which convicted the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. Tests aimed at reproducing the blast appear to undermine the case's central forensic link, based on a tiny fragment identified as part of a bomb timer. The tests suggest the fragment, which linked the attack to Megrahi, would not have survived the mid-air explosion. If no part of the bomb timer can survive such a blast, where did the tiny fragment come from? more »
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The Maltese Double Cross (1994) — Allan Francovich
10 April 2006
Investigation into the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. This documentary disputes the conclusion reached by the official investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, instead advancing the theory that the bomb was introduced onto the aircraft by an unwitting drug mule, Khaled Jafaar, in what the filmmaker claims is a CIA-protected suitcase.
Conspiracies: Lockerbie & the CIA — Redback Films
19 July 2005
Mainstream documentary that looks at the various scenarios surrounding the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in December 1988. Was a CIA heroin-trafficking operation compromised, allowing a bomb to be placed on board?
John Pilger on World War Three, Remembering Palestine and Trump becoming a True US President — Going Underground, RT
15 April 2017
Who would have predicted that all it would take for Nato-nation liberal media to fall in love with US president Donald Trump would be 59 Raytheon Tomahawk missiles being launched at one of the most impoverished countries in the world? Someone who might is John Pilger.
Fighting Back: Pilger Unleashed — The World Today with Tariq Ali, Telesur
22 December 2016
Tariq Ali talks to the award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about the state of the world. In part one they discuss the election of Donald Trump and the American Empire. In the second episode they discuss the pivot to Asia and the resulting military escalation in the region, and Australia being a vassal state.
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John Pilger special on his documentary ‘The Coming War on China’ — Going Underground, RT
19 December 2016
RT held a special event, at Millbank Tower in Westminster in London, for the foreign press, to screen a première of John Pilger's explosive new documentary The Coming War On China.
The Coming War On China (2017) — John Pilger
6 December 2016
The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't — that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, are on the road to war. Pilger's film is a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.
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John Pilger: ‘The truth is… there was no one to vote for’ — Going Underground, RT
9 November 2016
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the US election results. Author and documentary filmmaker John Pilger tells us what has been revealed by Trump winning the US election, plus what does a Donald Trump presidency mean for the Middle East.
Breaking The Silence: 2016 — John Pilger, Cathy Vogan
14 October 2016
Renowned Australian journalist and film-maker John Pilger is shooting his new film in the Pacific and Asia. He describes a ‘wall of propaganda’ and asks: does Australia care? Filmed by Cathy Vogan at Sydney University on Tuesday March 22, 2016. Co-hosted by Sydney University Resistance Club, the Centre of Peace And Conflict Studies and Green Left Weekly.
John Pilger on the Threat of World War Three — Going Underground, RT
4 June 2016
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the outcome of whoever wins the White House in November. Multi-award winning author and filmmaker John Pilger gives his take on the threat of World War Three as Britain's defence secretary Michael Fallon jets off to Singapore for the Asian Security Conference where the keynote address will be given by U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter.
John Pilger on Paris, ISIS and Media Propaganda — Going Underground, RT
25 November 2015
Afshin Rattansi goes underground with John Pilger. Award-winning journalist and author, John Pilger talks to us about how Washington, London and Paris gave birth to ISIS-Daesh. Plus we examine the media's role in spreading disinformation ahead of a vote in Parliament for UK bombing of Syria.
John Pilger: ‘Real possibility of nuclear war’, Ukraine crisis could start World War 3 — Going Underground, RT
30 December 2014
John Pilger, film-maker and award winning journalist, talks to Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi about the headline events of the year, from CIA torture to the Ukraine crisis.
On big politics, Western media spews propaganda: war correspondent John Pilger — SophieCo, RT
19 June 2014
Pilger talks about western media bias, NATO's provocation in Ukraine and US policy towards Syria.
John Pilger: Empire, Obama and America's Last Taboo — Paul Hubbard
16 August 2009
Pilger examines Obama's position as president of the US and puts it into perspective. Recorded in San Francisco on the 4 July 2009 at the Socialism Conference 2009.
John Pilger: Resisting the American Empire — Democracy Now
7 July 2009
Pilger joins Amy Goodman for a wide-ranging conversation on Honduras, Iran, Gaza, the corporate media, health care and Obama's wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. more »
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Weapons of Mass Destruction
Anthrax War (2009) — Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
5 August 2009
An investigation into the deadly world of germ weapons. Bob Coen's investigation takes him from the US to the UK and from the edge of Siberia to the tip of Africa. In a rare interview, Coen confronts “Doctor Death” Wouter Basson, who headed Project Coast, the South African apartheid-era bio-warfare program. Project Coast used germ warfare against select targets within the country's black population. Anthrax War also investigates the mysterious deaths of some of the world's leading anthrax scientists, including Dr David Kelly, Dr Vladimir Pasechnik and Dr Bruce Ivins. more »
Playing God with the Weather — Fiona Scott, BBC
27 April 2007
Film highlighting the benefits and consequences of weather modification, from its humanitarian roots to its dark history of military involvement.
Flying the Flag, Arming the World (1994) — John Pilger
26 February 2007
David Munro and John Pilger look behind the political rhetoric and discover the world of international arms dealing.
Pandora's Box: To the Brink of Eternity (1992) — Adam Curtis, BBC
15 August 2006
Focusing on the men of the Cold War on whom Dr Strangelove was based. These were people who believed that the world could be controlled by the scientific manipulation of fear — mathematical geniuses employed by the American Rand Corporation. In the end, their visions were the stuff of science fiction fantasy.
After School Arms Club — Dispatches, Channel 4
3 April 2006
This special edition of Dispatches puts the arms trade under the spotlight, asking how easy it is to broker arms. Working his way through a spider's web of vast and, in some cases, archaic legislation, Mark Thomas unearths a series of dangerous loopholes, inconsistencies and, even more shocking, simple omissions that would have the most avaricious arms broker salivating with glee. (Read this important document, it relates to the current crisis in Sudan.)
Owning the Weather — Josh Rosen
31 December 2005
Documentary that looks at the history of weather modification and its use by the military. Among the topics covered are: cloud seeding, HAARP and declassified experiments.
Cold War, Dirty Science — Saskia Baron
20 October 2005
In the decade following the Second World War, British scientists planned not for peace, but for war which would be fought with chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. Recent revelations expose the dangerous, top-secret tests at Porton Down which put the British public at risk, and even killed an unwitting volunteer soldier.
Anthrax Attacks — Bernie Dudek
1 October 2005
How was it that refined anthrax — favoured by and under the control of the US bio-defence community — found its way into letters sent to news outlets and US Senators in what appeared to be another terrorist attack? The FBI investigation soon closed in on the, er, USAMRIID at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
The Invisible Machine — Lynne Wilson
20 March 2005
Unravels the mystery of the Bell Island “boom” and in doing so takes a chilling look at the US military's experimentation with electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons: “e-bombs”.
Bioterror — Sarah Marris
26 February 2005
Biological weapons and germ warfare. Looks at terrorist and military use of bioweapons, and the future of targeting population groups.
Mark Thomas: Weapons Inspector — Just About Productions
23 February 2005
Thomas takes on the role of UNTHOM Weapons Inspector, and sets out to find WMD; not in Iraq, but in Britain and the United States.