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Iraq War

          

On Whose Orders?

BBC Panorama On Whose Orders?

Investigation into why the British Army in Iraq used interrogation techniques that were banned over 30 years ago

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The Epic of Black Gold.

Jean-Pierre Beaurenaut & Yves Billon The Epic of Black Gold (2004)

The history of oil is the history of the 20th century. It is a history of corruption, violence, unimaginable profits and human suffering. In the last 100 years, oil has changed almost every part of human life in almost every corner of the globe. This series sets out to tell the tale of Black Gold, in suitably epic detail and scope; from John D Rockefeller and Henry Ford’s Model-T, through both world wars, to the current US engagement in Iraq – everyone should watch this

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John Bird & John Fortune.

Bird and Fortune – Iraqi Oil

Interview with a Counselor from the British Embassy in Washington

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A High-Risk Barrel.

Emmanuel Amara (SUNSET Presse) A High-Risk Barrel (2005)

What are the problems posed by dwindling oil supplies? What are the oil companies doing as oil becomes harder to find? Features Colin Campbell

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Michel Chossudovsky.

Michel Chossudovsky America’s « Long War » – From the Truman Doctrine to the NeoCons

The History of US War Crimes and the Implications of the US Military Agenda. Chossudovsky’s address at the opening session of the Perdana Global Peace Forum to criminalize war. Kuala Lumpur, February 2007

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Michel Chossudovsky.

Michel Chossudovsky – Keynote Presentation at the University of Winnipeg

A keynote speech from Chossudovsky at an anti-war rally held in Winnipeg on 28th October 2006. Topics covered include: Canada’s participation in the war in Afghanistan, 9/11, Canada and American military integration and the American war on terror
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Dick Cheney in 1994.

C-Span – Dick Cheney interview – 15th April 1994

Back in 1994 the ‘Halliburton Pimp’ said that invading Baghdad and removing Saddam Hussein would create a quagmire in Iraq and therefore was not a good idea. Nine years later, all that changed with the reality of ‘peak oil’
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David Strahan.

The Real Deal – The Last Oil Shock

George Galloway interviews David Strahan, investigative journalist, documentary film-maker and author. They discuss Iraq, Iran and the future of oil. Strahan produced/directed the BBC Money Programme films about oil – featured below. See his website here
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The War for Oil.

David Strahan (BBC Money Programme) – The War for Oil (2003)

The advocates of war insist it’s not about oil. But global oil production is on the brink of terminal decline and when the West begins to run short of supplies – Iraq could be a lifeline

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The Last Oil Shock.

David Strahan (BBC Money Programme) The Last Oil Shock (2000)

First shown in November 2000, this programme meets the scientists who believe that we are at the beginning of the long term decline in conventional oil production

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Mixing Oil & Blood.

Grace Productions – Iraq: Mixing Oil & Blood

Reporter Chris Frederick investigates the controversial background to Iraq’s Oil Law, recently approved by the Iraqi cabinet, which critics say will effectively hand over control of the country’s prized oil industry into the hands of foreign multinational oil companies
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Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson.

BBC News Australia ‘has Iraq oil interest’

Australian Defence Minister Brendan Nelson has admitted that securing oil supplies is a key factor behind the presence of Australian troops in Iraq – who would of thunk it?

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The Lies that Led to War.

CBC News – The Lies that Led to War (2007)

As the White House warns about the latest threat from Iran, it’s worthwhile looking back to examine the deception, suspect intelligence, even lies, that convinced the world of the rightness of targeting Saddam Hussein
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Breaking Ranks.

Michelle Mason Breaking Ranks (2006)

Documentary film that examines the current phenomena of US soldiers seeking refuge in Canada as part of their resistance to the war effort in Iraq

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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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US Oil's New Target.

Helmut Grosse (WDR)Africa: US Oil’s New Target (2005)

America has set its sights on Africa, which, according to a White House national energy policy document, is predicted to be – together with Latin America – « one of the fastest growing sources of oil and gas » for the future American market. But in the global hunt for oil, America has to compete with an increasingly successful and aggressive major competitor – China

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The Lost Generation.

Dispatches Iraq: The Lost Generation

This programme opens a window onto the hidden world of Iraqi youth, revealing the brutalisation and psychological trauma of living under military occupation. It reveals how the people with whom the future of Iraq rests, are reacting with anger, aggression and, in some cases, violence

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The Oil Factor...

Free-Will Productions – The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror (2004)

After assessing today’s dwindling oil reserves and skyrocketing use of oil for fuels, plastics and chemicals, « The Oil Factor » questions the motives for the US wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, where three-quarters of the world’s oil and natural gas is located

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The War Profiteers.

Robert Greenwald – IRAQ FOR SALE: The War Profiteers

The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. Greenwald takes you inside the lives of people who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so

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Kurdish soldiers trained by Israelis.

BBC NewsnightKurdish soldiers trained by Israelis

Newsnight has obtained the first pictures of Kurdish soldiers being trained by Israelis in Northern Iraq, as well as an interview with one of the former commandos who carried out the work

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The Real Friends of Terror.

Ted Honderich The Real Friends of Terror

Can suicide bombers ever be justified? Professor Honderich, Britain’s leading moral philosopher, is unafraid to tell the truth as he sees it. Taking what he says is the betrayal of the Palestinian people as his starting point, Ted reveals who shares moral responsibility for recent acts of terrorism, and points a finger at the politicians. Bizarrely, David Aaronovitch gave a response to this programme, failing completely to address Honderich’s « Principle of Humanity » – see here

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Who Speaks for Muslims?

Martin BrightWho Speaks for Muslims?

The British Government is appeasing radical Islam, according to documents uncovered by Channel4. Rather than tackling the ideology that breeds extremism, Whitehall has instead embraced it; promoting a narrow, austere version of Islam

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Norman Baker MP.

GMTV Norman Baker MP undertakes private investigation into the death of Dr Kelly

Baker is two months into his year-long investigation to establish what really happened to Dr David Kelly. Suicide was presumed, but peculiar elements to the death, eg. the blunt gardening knife, the transected (ulnar) artery that would have retracted, the lack of blood splattering, and the tiny amount of co-proxamol found in Kelly’s stomach, point up the need for closer scrutiny.

Dr David Kelly Blog: click here for the latest developments and news

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Armed Madhouse.

Democracy Now – Greg Palast on his new book « Armed Madhouse:… »

In this interview, Palast suggests that the Iraq war may actually be about keeping Iraq’s oil in the ground to raise the price globally, and thereby increasing the profits for the oil majors. He also talks about Hugo Chavez and the petro-dollar

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Greg Palast and Hugo Chavez.

BBC NewsnightGreg Palast visits Venezuela and meets Hugo Chavez

Venezuela has large deposits of extra-heavy oil that previously was too expensive to exploit. Now, with oil costing over $50 a barrel, those reserves are estimated to be far in excess of those in the entire Middle East

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America's Best Enemy.

Jacques Charmelot & Arnaud Hamelin – Saddam: America’s Best Enemy

Historical account of the relationship between America and Saddam Hussein. Reveals the complicity of America in Saddam’s atrocities. Forty years of secrets, incomprehension and incompetence led to the occupation of Iraq

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Iraq's Wolf Brigade.

Crying WolfWho is behind the death squads in Iraq?

This short movie examines the epidemic of violence sweeping Iraq, and considers who should be held intellectually responsible

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WGBH  Forum Network.

Noam Chomsky & Robert Fisk – War, Geopolitics and History

Fisk speaks about the problems with journalism in the US, and the lack of concern for Iraqi’s as human beings, as illustrated in newspaper articles and politician’s speeches. Introduced by Noam Chomsky

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The Hidden Story.

Jon Snow – Iraq: The Hidden Story

Images of Iraq dominate our TV news bulletins every night but in this film, Channel4 news presenter Jon Snow, questions whether these reports are sugar-coating the bloody reality of war under the US-led occupation

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The Women's Story.

Zeena Ahmed – Iraq: The Women’s Story

This Channel4 Dispatches film provides a compelling account of life inside Iraq that is rarely seen on news bulletins: stories of ordinary women whose struggle to survive has only worsened since the war

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History of Oil.

Robert Newman – Robert Newman’s History of Oil

The comedian and author gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years – but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, he places oil centre stage as the cause of all the commotion. Excellent and factual, Newman tells it how it is

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From 9-11 to Peak Oil and Beyond.

Michael C Ruppert – Denial Stops Here: From 9-11 to Peak Oil and Beyond

Ruppert’s follow up to ‘The Truth and Lies of 9-11’. In this film compiled from various recent lectures, Ruppert discusses the 9-11 cover-up, peak oil, the war in Iraq, economic turmoil and accountability, world events relating to oil, and sustainability and the importance of community reliance

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US Marine.

BBC NewsnightUS soldiers turn against Iraq war

Latest polls show a clear majority of Americans are now against the campaign in Iraq. Inigo Gilmore meets some disillusioned soldiers who have served there, as they march across America to protest against the occupation. They reveal some disturbing allegations about military practices in Iraq

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Iraq's Missing Billions.

Dispatches/GuardianFilms – Iraq’s Missing Billions

Dr Ali Fadhil, a 29 year old Iraqi doctor, investigates what has happened to billions of dollars worth of Iraqi money which was put into the care of the US led coalition to be spent for the benefit of Iraqi people on the reconstruction of their country. He uncovers a shocking story of fraud, incompetence and corruption, unscrupulous foreign contractors who made millions from dodgy contracts, and literally billions of dollars which cannot be properly accounted for

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Organised theft in action.

BBC NewsnightThe 50 Billion Dollar Robbery

Following the Iraq war, billions of dollars of Iraq’s money was directed to American companies to rebuild the country. But much of it remains unaccounted for, and Peter Marshall has been investigating startling allegations of post war profiteering

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Ayatollah Khomeini.

The History Channel – Declassified: Ayatollah Khomeini

Historical look at the relationship between Iran and America. Reveals how the US installed a dictatorship with secret police via the puppet Shah

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Stealing Your Freedom.

Dispatches – Stealing Your Freedom

Peter Hitchens takes a look at how the recent avalanche of security legislation has affected the civil liberties of ordinary people in Britain. The result, Hitchens explains, is that we are sleepwalking into a Big Brother state

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Michel ChossudovskyAmerica’s « War on Terrorism »

Chossudovsky’s presentation to the Perdana Global Peace Forum (2005) in Malaysia

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Is it all about the euro?

Sky TelevisionConspiracies: Iraq

A must-see documentary. Simon Reeve investigates the real reasons for the war in Iraq. Starting with oil and the contracts set up between Saddam and non-American/British companies. The latter part of the film looks at the petro-dollar cycle and how OPEC members can threaten US power by using the euro to trade oil – could Iran be next?

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Beneath Iraq and a Hard  Place.

Rory Bremner – Beneath Iraq and a Hard Place (2006)

What has happened in the two years since the troops arrived in Iraq? In 48 minutes of sketches, monologue, animation and reworked archive, Rory brings us up to date and tells the tale of life between Iraq and a hard place

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It's all about oil!

BBC NewsnightIs it all about oil?

First shown in January 2003, this news story shows how important Iraqi oil is to the world market and how the regime change could impact OPEC

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Harold Pinter.

Harold Pinter – Art, Truth and Politics

Winner of ‘The Nobel Prize in Literature 2005’. Pinter’s excellent lecture sets the record straight regarding America’s sordid past of imperial devastation

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IRAQ the reckoning.

DispatchesIraq: The Reckoning

Peter Oborne reports on the West’s exit strategy for Iraq. He believes the invasion of Iraq is proving to be the greatest foreign policy failure since Munich. Oborne argues that the plan to transform Iraq into a unified liberal democracy, a beacon of hope in the Middle East, is pure fantasy

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Cold War, Dirty Science.

BBC – Cold War, Dirty Science

In the decade following the Second World War, British scientists planned not for peace but for war which would be fought with chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. Recent revelations expose the dangerous, top secret tests at Porton Down which put the British public at risk, and even killed an unwitting volunteer soldier

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