Operation Hollywood

Although much more conservative and restrained than, say, “Psywar,” this presentation, which builds upon the research of David Robb, raises some important questions about the relationship between Hollywood and the Pentagon. [END] Permalink: Operation Hollywood

Evidence of Revision 3: LBJ, Hoover and Others

This is part three of six of “Evidence of Revision,” an eight-hour video collection which covers many a taboo subject in American history including the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK, the causes of the Vietnam war, the social uprisings of the 1960s and ’70s, the Jonestown massacre, government mind control programs such as MKULTRA, and vote rigging and political corruption at the highest levels. Coming on the heels of part two’s in-depth discussion of the corruption of the Johnson administration, this installment shifts the focus onto the blackmailing of FBI head J. Edgar Hoover, who for years denied the existence of organized crime, and then returns to LBJ’s possible connections to the JFK assassination. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the President’s brother, made it clear that it was his ambition to relentlessly pursue the mafia and found no friend at all in Hoover in this. Perhaps we can find some insight in Hoover’s statement that “Justice is merely incidental to law and order. Law and order is what covers the whole picture.” [END] Permalink: Evidence of Revision 3: LBJ, Hoover and Others

Evidence of Revision 1: The Assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald

Above is part one of six of “Evidence of Revision,” an eight-hour video collection which covers many a taboo subject in American history including the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK, the causes of the Vietnam war, the social uprisings of the 1960s and ’70s, the Jonestown massacre, government mind control programs such as MKULTRA, and vote rigging and political corruption at the highest levels. This installment, which opens with an excellent video collage on “conspiracy theory,” focuses on the highly suspicious assassination of U. S. President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. From a long and rambling introduction from a news commentator upon Kennedy’s arrival concerning the assassination of William McKinley to reports and video of two rifles and two different types of ammunition having been found in the Texas School Book Depository from where Kennedy was officially shot to the arrest and assassination of presumed killer Lee Oswald, himself, “Evidence of Revision” is a moving overview of the many questions which still remain concerning this watershed event. [END] Permalink: Evidence of Revision 1: The Assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald

Vietnam: American Holocaust

This incredibly frank Vietnam war documentary takes a bold look at the outrageously cynical political maneuvering behind the United States’ military involvement in Southeast Asia, first as a financial and political backer of imperial France, then as an installer of various puppet regimes, and finally through the stupefying and horrific violence of the many years of combat which followed. No matter how much or how little you may know about the Vietnam war, “Vietnam: American Holocaust” is simply not to be missed. [END] Permalink: Vietnam: American Holocaust

Michael Moore, Redeemed

Above, Michael Moore briefly discusses flack he allegedly received over his treatment of Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd in his most recent film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” Mr. Moore may not have done outstanding work in his 9/11 and Columbine movies — despite being one of the first mainstream anti-Iraq war movies, “Fahrenheit 9/11″ barely scratched the surface with regard to the inside job that was September 11th, and “Bowling for Columbine” was way off-base in many respects — but this one was pretty good, all things considered. Below is the trailer.
Just before this one, Moore made another excellent film, “Sicko,” about the financing and accessibility of the U. S. medical care system versus health care in other countries including Canada, the UK and France. Below is its trailer.
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The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War

“The Ground Truth” documents the stories of American soldiers who have been involved in the war in Iraq and their experiences both at abroad and after their return from the Middle East. They discuss the indoctrination and personality restructuring they experienced upon entering the military, beginning with the deceptive enticements of the recruitment table on through the suffering of combat and finally in the shattered lives they lead after their tours are over. [END] Permalink: The Ground Truth: The Human Cost of War

Bush’s Brain

While Bush’s Brain may overstate the relative importance of Bush advisor Karl Rove in terms of who was ultimately responsible for the agenda advanced by the Bush II administration, this film makes a strong argument that Rove, the Lee Sarason of the Bush White House, was a or perhaps the critical player in the operational policy machine that enabled the Neocons to grasp and maintain U. S. Presidential power the way that they did. [END] Permalink: Bush’s Brain

The Corporation

“The Corporation” is one of the best criticial overviews of the modern industrial corporation to date. Businesses fashioned in the model of a corporation have been granted legal personhood in the United States under the Fourteenth Amendment and all of the Constitutional rights which go along with that. Multinational corporations, operating across borders in what this film argues is a pathological manner, has had intense impacts on global ecology and society. From efforts to privatize Bolivia’s rainwater to sweatshop labor in China, “The Corporation” takes a look at the many consequences of the corporate directive to earn maximum profit with no inherent regard for anything else. [END] Permalink: The Corporation