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Hitler's American Business Partners.

Dietre Scroeder and Joachiiom Schroeder – Hitler’s American Business Partners

This documentary uncovers the unholy alliance between Nazi Germany and some of the biggest corporations in the US – companies, which were indispensable for Hitler to wage war. Henry Ford, the automobile manufacturer, James D Mooney, the General Motors manager and Tom Watson, the IBM boss, were all awarded the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, the Nazis’ highest distinction for foreigners, for their services to the Third Reich
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How the Banks Bet Your Money.

Dispatches – How the Banks Bet Your Money

A global credit crunch has put Britain’s banks in a crisis that threatens the future of jobs and businesses and may even trigger a wholesale recession. Private equity financier Jon Moulton delivers a stinging rebuke to the banks for causing this financial meltdown and explains why the British taxpayer will now pay the price
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The Great African Scandal.

Robert Beckford & Ken Kirby – The Great African Scandal

Beckford undertakes a hard-hitting, emotional journey to Ghana in Africa to discover the hidden costs of three high street goods: rice, chocolate and gold. He looks at whether the activities of multinationals, as well as the World Bank and IMF, have actually made countries such as Ghana worse off
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Money as Debt.

Paul Grignon – Money as Debt

This fast-paced and highly entertaining animated feature by artist & videographer Paul Grignon, explains today’s magically perverse debt-money system in terms that are easy to understand
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Life Running Out of Control.

Bertram Verhaag & Gabriele Krober – Life Running Out of Control (2004)

In the mid 1980s, scientists unlocked genetic keys to manipulating our world. Suddenly everything seemed possible. There would be no more hunger or malnutrition; diseases would be vanquished and poverty wiped out. But twenty years on the situation looks very different. From the loss of biodiversity to health scares about GM food, the effects of genetic technology are prompting more and more debate
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White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

Peter Bate – White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

The story of King Leopold II of Belgium’s brutal colonisation of central Africa, turning it into a vast rubber-harvesting labour camp in which millions died
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Behind the Labels.

Tia Lessin – Behind the Labels: Garment Workers on US Saipan

Exposes the harsh conditions of the garment industry in Saipan, a US territory in the Northern Mariana Islands of the Pacific. Although the island flies the American flag, it is not subject to US immigration laws, and in 1976 was exempted from federal minimum wage regulations to attract business to the island
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Looting the Russian Economy.

ABC Australia – Looting the Russian Economy

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
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Bolivia for sale.

Dylan Howitt – Bolivia for sale

Damian Lewis travels to Bolivia to investigate the effects of privatisation in three key markets: water, gas and milk. President Evo Morales’ recent victory was fuelled by large scale protests against water and gas privatisations
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Flying the Flag, Arming the World.

John Pilger – Flying the Flag, Arming the World (1994)

David Munro and John Pilger look behind the political rhetoric and discover the world of international arms dealing
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Vulture Funds.

Greg Palast – ‘Vulture Funds’ threat to developing world

Vulture funds are companies which buy up the debt of poor nations cheaply when it is about to be written off and then sue for the full value of the debt plus interest – which might be ten times what they paid for it. Filmed for BBC Newsnight
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Here’s an update to the above report, filmed for Newsnight and featured on Democracy Now

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War by Other Means.

John Pilger – War by Other Means (1992)

Pilger examines the policy of First World banks agreeing loans with Third World countries, who are then unable to meet the cripling interest charges, resulting in the systematic stripping of natural resources and a steep rise in poverty
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Blood Diamonds.

History Channel – Blood Diamonds (2007)

This documentary examines Africa’s most brutal civil wars, revealing the role played by the illicit diamond trade in funding conflicts in Sierra Leone, Angola, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Looks at the bloody history of the diamond industry and the virtual monopoly De Beers has, enabling it to create artificial scarcity
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The Price of Blood.

BBC Panorama – The Price of Blood

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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Burma's Secret War.

Channel 4 Dispatches – Burma’s Secret War

Evan Williams goes undercover to investigate the mass ethnic cleansing, forced labour and vicious clamping down of political opposition by a military dictatorship supported by Unocal (Chevron) and TOTAL Oil. Additional information can be found here
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The New Rulers of the World.

John Pilger – The New Rulers of the World (2001)

Pilger explores the impact of globalisation, taking Indonesia as his prime example, a country that the World Bank described as a ‘model pupil’ until its ‘globalised’ economy collapsed in 1998. Under scrutiny are the increasingly powerful multinationals and the institutions that back them, notably the IMF and The World Bank
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Black Power.

Adam Curtis (BBC) – Pandora’s Box: Black Power (1992)

A look at how former Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah set Africa ablaze with his vision of a new industrial and scientific age. At the heart of his dream was to be the huge Volta dam, generating enough power to transform West Africa into an advanced utopia. It brought with it dangerous forces Nkrumah couldn’t control, and he slowly watched his metropolis of science sink into corruption and debt
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The League of Gentlemen.

Adam Curtis (BBC) – Pandora’s Box: The League of Gentlemen (1992)

Forty years ago, a group of economists managed to convince British politicians that they had foolproof technical means to make Britain great again. This film tells the saga of how their experiments led the country deeper into economic decline
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After School Arms Club.

Mark Thomas – After School Arms Club

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, 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
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The Pope and the Mafia Millions.

The Pope and the Mafia Millions – Redback Films for Sky Television

Italian banker Roberto Calvi was found dead in 1982 in London. Known as God’s banker for his links with the Vatican, Calvi was the chairman of Banco Ambrosiano and a central figure in a complex web of international fraud. Did the P2 masonic lodge arrange to have him silenced?
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A BBC report broadcast on 14 July 1982 with some background to the Calvi case

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The Mayfair Set.

BBC – The Mayfair Set

Four-part series that looks at the rise of business and the decline of political power. Adam Curtis reveals massive corruption of the British government by corporations and the global markets

  

part one – Who Pays Wins

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part two – Entrepreneur Spelt S.P.I.V.

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part three – Destroy the Technostructure

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part four – The Twilight of the Dogs

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Britain's Heroin Fix.

BBC Panorama – Britain’s Heroin Fix

Jane Corbin travels through Afghanistan to find out why opium production is out of control. She talks to farmers to discover why the opium crop has risen twenty-fold since the Taleban cracked down on it virtually eradicating it in 2001. The smugglers get off scot-free and powerful offficials within the government take their cut of the drug trade. DynCorp couldn’t possibly be involved, could they?
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military-industrial complex

Eugene Jarecki – Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism? This award-winning film provides an inside look at the anatomy of the American war machine. Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki’s shrewd & intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

Democracy Now – Interview with John Perkins

Former respected member of the international banking community John Perkins, describes how he helped the US cheat third-world countries out of trillions of dollars
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Banking with Hitler.

Timewatch for BBC – Banking with Hitler

The US Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Morgenthau, began investigating Nazi finances 60 years ago and found Allied banks, including many British and American high street names, who continued to do business with Hitler’s Germany throughout the war
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The Dollar a Day Dress.

BBC Panorama – The Dollar a Day Dress

Panorama travelled the world to create « The dollar a day dress » – a symbol of how the world trade system harms the poor. Steve Bradshaw travelled from the Sahara to the Andes to discover some of the harsh truths about free trade and its impact on the developing world
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Crack the CIA.

Guerrilla News Network – Crack the CIA

A short film about the CIA and how they are involved in drug trafficking

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Gary Webb.

Gary Webb – In his own words

A tribute to the Pulitzer prize-winning reporter who broke the story of the CIA’s involvement in the importation of cocaine into the US.

Webb died in December 2004 from self-inflicted gunshots to the head

 

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Dark Alliance.

NBC Dateline – CIA drug trafficking – Contra connection

News special that examines the connections between the CIA and the Contras. Features Ricky Ross, Cele Castillo, John Kerry and Gary Webb

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Breaking the Bank.

Independent Media Center – Breaking the Bank

An account of the April 2000 protests against the IMF and World Bank. Looks into the issues behind the protests such as IMF/World Bank policies & international militarism, ecologically devastating development projects, food production and poverty within the First World

 

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Monopoly Man.

Phenomenon – The Lost Archives: Monopoly Men

The Federal Reserve may be one of the most mysterious entities in modern American government. Created during Wilson’s presidency to protect the economy in times of financial turmoil, its real business remains to be discovered

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The Money Masters.

The Money Masters – How International Bankers Gained Control of America

An absolutely mind blowing film that covers the history of money and banking systems throughout Europe and America. It shows how a small group of men control countries through a corrupt system of finance and central banking, to enslave and oppress humanity
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Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve.

Ludwig von Mises Institute – Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve

Another film exposing the joke that is ‘fractional reserve banking’. Concise, only 42min

 

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Masters of the Universe.

Madcow Productions – Masters of the Universe

Daniel Hopsicker investigates international banking and the Bilderberg group

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the Carlyle Group.

VPRO Tegenlicht  – The Iron Triangle: The Carlyle Group Exposed

Just what exactly is this criminal cartel up to?

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Conspiracy of Silence. 

Yorkshire Television & The Discovery Channel – Conspiracy of Silence

US government child sex abuse, drugs and yet another cover-up

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the Capitalist Conspiracy.

G Edward Griffin – the Capitalist Conspiracy

How capitalism financed communism and the role played by international banking

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