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The making of Four Horsemen

RenegadeEconomist

Published on May 24, 2013

The story behind the documentary.

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Life and Debt (Longer Version)


Elyse Davis

Published on Nov 3, 2013

Clips from “Life and Debt”, a film by Stephanie Black.
http://www.lifeanddebt.org/
Edited to make the length shorter while preserving the storyline.

Trailer:

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Orwell Rolls in his Grave (Full 3HR Documentary)


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Uploaded on Dec 25, 2010

3 Hour Documentary explaining a portion of the information about media censorship, consolidation and propaganda. Please check links for more information.

Walter Lippmann (Public Opinion) – Full Book Link @ http://xroads.virginia.edu/~Hyper2/CD…

Chapter VII. Stereotypes As Defense – http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHyper2/…
Chapter VIII. Blind Spots And Their Value – http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHyper2/…

Adorno and Horkheimer – The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception (1944)
The predictions in this essay are stunningly accurate @
http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/ir…

Edward Bernays – Propaganda (1928) only 150 pages – http://www.scribd.com/doc/4057578/Pro…

(Books)
When Corporations Rule the World – David C. Korten (One of the best reads ever)
News: The Politics of Illusion – W. Lance Bennett (One of the best media
Manufacturing Consent – Noam Chomsky

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Iraq for sale

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Uploaded on Jun 20, 2007

The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.
Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

http://www.iraqforsale.org/

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Hidden Wars Of Desert Storm


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Published on Jan 16, 2013

In segments see:

What level of threat was Saddam Hussein’s regime postin to the U.S. compared to the level of threat the U.S. Government has been posing to Iraq after twelve years of embargo. bombing raids and now war?

Where have the billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars gone that were spent on both the 1991 Gulf War and the present war and who will win the contracts to rebuild Iraq?

What kind of oil reserves does Iraq have and how does this factor into the equation?

Why do the U.S. public and the rest of the world see such different media coverage of both wars to the point of drawing opposite conclusions as to motives and end results?

“Hidden Wars of Desert Storm” helps answer these questions by providing an easy-to-understand background on the relationship between Washington and Baghdad as well as on the origins, developement and aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War. Featuring such key-players as then Desert Storm Commander Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. UNSCOM team-leader Scott Ritter and UN Iraq program director Denis Halliday, this documentary has been broadcast all over the world but has little if any exposure in the mainstream U.S. media.

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Bill Moyers keynote at Public Citizen’s 40th Anniversary Gala

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Uploaded on Oct 25, 2011

Journalist Bill Moyers delivers the keynote address at Public Citizen’s 40th Anniversary Gala. For more information, visit http://www.citizen.org/40gala.

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Noam Chomsky – The Political Economy of the Mass Media


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Published on Apr 1, 2012

Noam Chomsky explains “the Propaganda Model”, the central theme of his book, co-authored with Edward Herman, MANUFACTURING CONSENT: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE MASS MEDIA. Noam Chomsky spoke at the Wisconsin Union Theater on the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin on the evening of March 15, 1989. The lecture was sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series for the 1988-89 academic year.

Part 2 of Lecture:

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Press TV’s Documentary — Who Rules America? – 6 Part Series


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Published on Oct 29, 2012

Press TV’s documentary program ‘Who Rules America?’ provides a comprehensive look at the so called democratic governing system of the United States of America and reveals the actual powers who are ruling the nation.

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

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“Shock and Awe” The Beginning of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (CNN Live Coverage)

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Published on Mar 19, 2013

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Ten years ago today (March 19 2003) the United States and a “Coalition of the Willing” invaded Iraq. This is a recording I made of CNN’s coverage of the “Shock and Awe” campaign conducted at that time. I copied this off of my VHS tape. I’m merely uploading this for historical purposes. Most tapes I see of this are only about ten minutes long. This is just over two hours. It covers from 8:19 PM to around 10:30 PM (Baghdad local time). The “Shock and Awe” campaign starts at 9:00 PM or about. This video includes post-bombing statements from Secretary of the State Donald Rumsfeld, and Air Force General, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Richard Myers among others.

This is only for historical purposes. It is in no way meant to glorify, or denounce these events. I’m not uploading this for monetary gain. I’m merely sharing this with others who may wish to see it.

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Meltdown Episodes 1-4 – The men who crashed the world


CommercialEconomics

Published on Feb 9, 2013

Greed and recklessness by the titans of Wall Street triggers the largest financial crash since the Great Depression. It’s left to US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, himself a former Wall Street banker, to try and avert further disaster.

Meltdown is a four part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that brought down the financial world. The show begins with the 2008 crash that pushed 30 million people into unemployment, brought countries to the edge of insolvency and turned the clock back to 1929.

Doc Zone has traveled the world – from Wall Street to Dubai to China – to investigate The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse. Meltdown is the story of the bankers who crashed the world, the leaders who struggled to save it and the ordinary families who got crushed.

September 2008 launched an extraordinary chain of events:
General Motors, the world’s largest company, went bust.
Washington Mutual became the world’s largest bank failure.
Lehman Brothers became the world’s largest bankruptcy ever:
The damage quickly spread around the world, shattering global confidence in the fundamental structures of the international economy.

The CBC’s Terence McKenna takes viewers behind the headlines and into the backrooms at the highest levels of world governments and banking institutions, revealing the astonishing level of backstabbing and tension behind the scenes as the world came dangerously close to another Great Depression.

Meltdown also tells the stories of desperate foreclosed homeowners in California, disillusioned autoworkers at the end of the line in Ontario and furious workers in France who shocked the world by kidnapping their own bosses.
Since the financial meltdown began, trillions of dollars have been spent rescuing banks and jumpstarting economies, yet recovery remains fragile. Fears abound of a “double-dip” return to recession. The millions around the world who lost homes and jobs are demanding answers: How did it all go so wrong? Who is to blame? They are angry because to date, only a few smalltime players have been held to account. No major banking, regulatory or government figures have yet been convicted of any wrongdoing.

Meltdown is the first comprehensive documentary portrait of the worst economic crisis of a generation.

But how did it all go so wrong? Lack of government regulation; easy lending in the US housing market meant anyone could qualify for a home loan with no government regulations in place. Also, London was competing with New York as the banking capital of the world. Gordon Brown, the British finance minister at the time, introduced “light touch regulation” – giving bankers a free hand in the marketplace.

Meltdown moves on to examine the epidemic of fear that caused the world’s banks to stop lending and how the people began their fight back. Finally, it asks how the world can prepare for the next crisis even as it recognizes that this one is far from over.

We hear about the sheikh who says the crash never happened; a Wall Street king charged with fraud; a congresswoman who wants to jail the bankers; and the world leaders who want a re-think of capitalism.
In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne.

The crash of September 2008 brought the largest bankruptcies in world history, pushing more than 30 million people into unemployment and bringing many countries to the edge of insolvency. Wall Street turned back the clock to 1929.
But how did it all go so wrong?

Lack of government regulation; easy lending in the US housing market meant anyone could qualify for a home loan with no government regulations in place.

Also, London was competing with New York as the banking capital of the world. Gordon Brown, the British finance minister at the time, introduced ‘light touch regulation’ – giving bankers a free hand in the marketplace.

All this, and with key players making the wrong financial decisions, saw the world’s biggest financial collapse.

EPISODE 2:

EPISODE 3:

EPISODE 4:

Subsequently see:

Part 1

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4

 

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