BBC Panorama: Daylight Robbery

19 04 2010
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BBC Panorama: Daylight Robbery
58:22 – 1 year ago

Daylight Robbery: BBC One 9pm Tuesday 10 June 2008. Panorama investigates claims that as much as $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or not properly accounted for in Iraq. When the US goes to war, corporate America goes too. There are contracts for caterers, tanker drivers, security guards and even interrogators, many of them through companies with links to the White House. Now more than 70 whistleblower cases threaten to reveal the scandals behind billions of dollars worth of waste, theft and corruption during the Iraq war.

The US justice department has imposed gagging orders which prevent the real scale of the problem emerging. Jerks? You decide for yourself.

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The Neo-Conservatives

19 04 2010

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The War Party
49:29 – 2 years ago

The War Party is a BBC ‘Panorama’ documentary, first broadcast on Sunday 18th May 2003. The programme investigates the Neo-Conservatives in America. Bit touchy due to the Zionist views of some neo-cons but that’s beside the main point I think. More important is the fact that the policies of the US are strongly influenced by people of diverse faiths who believe in an everlasting battle between good and evil (you know, ‘War Mongers’.)





Suspect Nation (Channel 4 – 2006)

15 04 2010

Observer journalist Henry Porter reveals how, in the UK, citizen’s movements are being watched, and recorded more than ever before.

Henry Porter (born 1953) is an English author and journalist. He is a writer of thrillers and a regular columnist for The Observer newspaper. He is also the British editor of Vanity Fair.

Porter’s articles are mainly concerned with liberty and civil rights. In February 2009 he co-founded The Convention on Modern Liberty.

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1968 As It Really Was – Remember It?

22 03 2010

PBS documentary by David Hoffmann about the domestic U.S.  opinion of the Vietnam conflict in 1968.

As Hoffmann says

“I am very proud of the television series I made for PBS called Making Sense of the Sixties. I had the chance to spend a year examining my youth and how I became an active member of the 60s generation. If you are from that generation or a child of the 60s, I think you would find the entire series of value. To see my other work visit http://www.theHoffmancollection.com”





1983: The Brink Of Apocalypse

10 03 2010

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This documentary focuses on 8 November 1983, a date now recognised as one of the most dangerous moments in the entire history of the Cold War. On this near-fateful day, a series of accidents nearly unleashed the Third World War. Senior figures in the Soviet Union had convinced themselves that they were about to come under nuclear attack from the West, and the vast Soviet nuclear arsenal of missiles, bombers and submarines were put on maximum alert, ready to launch a full nuclear retaliatory attack on Western Europe and the US. Armageddon beckoned. This documentary tells the dramatic story behind this sequence of events when Soviet fingers hovered perilously over the nuclear button. The intelligence communities in the US, Europe and the former USSR have never before admitted to the scale of this crisis.





The Lost World of Communism (BBC 2)

2 02 2010

Part I:A Socialist Paradise

How the collapse of communism affected people in the ‘socialist paradise’ of East Germany.

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The Lost World of Communism is a three part British documentary series which examines the legacy of Communism twenty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall. Produced by Peter Molloy and Lucy Hetherington, the series takes a retrospective look at life behind the Iron Curtain between 1945 and 1989, focusing on three countries in the Eastern Bloc – East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Romania. Through film and television footage and the personal recollections of those who lived in these countries, the series offers a glimpse of what daily life was like during the years of Communist rule.

debuted on BBC Two on Saturday 14 March 2009 at 9:00pm





Why We Fight (2005 film)

2 02 2010

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Why We Fight (2005), directed by Eugene Jarecki, is a documentary film about the military-industrial complex. The title refers to the World War II-era eponymous propaganda movies commissioned by the U.S. Government to justify their decision to enter the war against the Axis Powers