Category “News & Politics”

All the President’s Torturers

Brazil is set to host both the 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games and with abundant natural resources and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, one way or another Brazil is set to become a major player in the affairs of the 21st century. With an ambitious, progressive government, a population of around 193 million, now well established federal democratic structures and apparent political stability, many even see it as a global superpower in the making, perhaps even deserving of a permanent seat on the UN Security Council in the not too distant future. But...

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The Party of Reagan

Former US President Ronald Reagan still looms large over American politics with many current battles over America’s debt, taxation, and the size of government being fought in his name. Republican Presidential candidates, the Tea Party Movement and even Democratic President Barack Obama have all laid claim to being Reagan’s rightful heir, but some of those who knew him best say his legacy is being distorted. “A Reagan Republican defines a modern republican – limited government, maximizing liberty, limiting taxes and spending and control over your life,” claims conservative...

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Shadows of Liberty

Shadows of Liberty reveals the phenomenal truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control. The documentary takes a journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these firms raises troubling questions about democracy. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. The film presents highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider...

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The Money Lobby

They say money is the root of all evil. Well, nowhere is this more true than in US politics. The 2012 US presidential and congressional elections were the most expensive in history, costing six billion dollars. But who paid this money and what did he, she or they expect in return? How about the American people, the so-called electorate, the 99%? Is it their vote all the top 1%’s cache? Who are the true king makers and puppet masters behind the scene? The Money Lobby examines how Political Action Committees (PACs) and Super PACs have managed to monopolize the political discourse in...

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The Forgotten Man

Second only to Julian Assange, Bradley Manning is the most important figure in the Wikileaks controversy; his is alleged to have handed over hundreds of thousands of secret US war files and diplomatic cables. But, while the world watches Assange’s trial with bated breath, Manning is already wasting away in solitary confinement; this is the story of his daring intelligence heist. We hear the only recording of Bradley Manning’s voice and we listen to the logs of alleged conversations with the man who ultimately betrayed him. It’s a case that has all the hallmarks of a spy...

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The Spies Who Fooled the World

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War, Panorama reveals how key aspects of the secret intelligence used by Downing Street and the White House to justify the invasion were based on fabrication, wishful thinking and lies. Peter Taylor tracks down some of those responsible and reports on the remarkable story of how, in the months before the war, two highly-placed sources - close to Saddam Hussein - talked secretly to the CIA and MI6. Their intelligence said Iraq did not have an active WMD programme - but it was simply...

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NAWAPA 1964

The true story of the fight to build the North American Water And Power Alliance, spanning the 1960s and early 1970s, as told through the words of Utah's Senator Frank Moss. This unique style of documentary does not use a narrator, but is told using 100% source...

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CIA Secret Experiments

It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting...

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CIA Hidden Operations

A National Geographic documentary on the CIA, the right hand tool, of the Military-Industrial...

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