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Blair v Blair.

BBC Panorama – Blair v Blair

This programme examines the Govt’s plans for new laws to counter the terrorist threat, following the London bombings and asks whether we need new legislation; questions how it will make us safer, and assesses the cost in terms of civil liberties

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Fox News – Interview with John Loftus

Former US Justice Dept Prosecutor John Loftus, reveals that a London 7/7 terror suspect appears to be linked with British Intelligence

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Hot Spots IRAN.

BBC FourHot Spots: Iran

The US-backed coup of 1953, the hostage crisis in 1979, and the recent nuclear stand-off have all contributed to a mistrust between Iran and the US. Can they ever make up?

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Tony Blair.

BBC Newsnight & Question Time – Blair interviews

Watch Tony Blair sweat as Jeremy Paxman and the British public question him over the Iraq war

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ITV Granada – Ask Tony Blair

More grilling of Blair by the public over Iraq

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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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BBC Panorama – Iraq, Tony & the truth

Reveals how several of the claims made in public by Blair during the build up to the war – and afterwards – conflict with what we now know was going on behind the scenes, as evidenced for instance by government officials and documents

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BBC Newsnight – Secret US plans for Iraq’s oil

Greg Palast reveals how the Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq’s oil before the 9/11 attacks, sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big Oil

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The Government Inspector.

Peter Kosminsky – The Government Inspector

A drama based on extensive original research (although fails to include all the facts) that tells the story of the late Dr David Kelly, an expert caught in the crossfire between the British government and the BBC over the war in Iraq. Kelly was one of the govt’s foremost experts on WMD. The Drama depicts his time as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq in the 1990s and through the frenetic weeks and months in which the Blair govt attempted to persuade a doubtful nation of its case for war

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Promises & Betrayals.

The History Channel – Promises and Betrayals

Documentary on how British double-dealing during WWI ignited the conflict between Arab and Jew in the Middle East. This is a story of intrigue among rival empires; of misguided strategies; and of how conflicting promises created a legacy of bloodshed which determined the fate of the Middle East. This film pieces together a disturbing picture of a cynical and duplicitous war time govt.

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Torture is a multinational industry – but its headquarters is in the USA

Channel 4 – Torture: The Dirty Business

In this programme Andrew Gilligan examines the CIA’s practice of abducting terrorist suspects and transferring them to states such as Egypt and Syria, where torture is routine. The programme also exposes the British government’s refusal to condemn the use of torture by the government of Uzbekistan, for the sake of the ‘evidence’ it produces: « selling our souls for dross », in the words of the former British ambassador

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Preventive Warriors.

Michael Burns – Preventive Warriors

A documentary project that takes a look at the US National Security Strategy 2002, its goals, origins and potential consequences. The film outlines how the US response to international crises in a unipolar world might very well impact the course of human history

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neo-conservatives.

BBC Panorama – The War Party

Panorama investigates the « neo-conservatives », the small and unelected group of right-wingers, who critics claim have hijacked the White House

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Beyond Iraq and a Hard Place.

Bremner, Bird & Fortune – BEYOND Iraq and a Hard Place

The follow-up to ‘Between Iraq and a Hard Place’ by Vera Productions (see below).

Again, well researched amazing satire

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Weapons Inspector.

Channel Four – Mark Thomas: Weapons Inspector

Mark takes on the role of UNTHOM weapons inspector, and sets out to find WMD – not in Iraq – but in Britain and the US

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ABC News Nightline.

ABC News, Nightline  – Spoils of War

The importance of Iraq’s oil supplies and who will control them after a war

 

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Jay Garner.

BBC Newsnight – General Jay Garner

Greg Palast interviews the former US administrator in Iraq, who describes Washington’s long-term vision of Iraq as an American political and military base in the Middle East

 

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Michel Chossudovsky.

Michel Chossudovsky – professor of economics, University of Ottawa

Disarming The War Agenda – Manufacturing Dissent

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War and Globalization – The Truth Behind September 11

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario – September 25th 2003

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Paul O’Neill, the Democrats and regime rotation

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Greg Palast.

Greg Palast – BBC Newsnight and the Guardian newspaper

Alex Jones and Sacred Cow Productions interview Greg Palast. They discuss civil liberties in the US, the Bush crime family, the Project for the New American Century, Iraq and Oil

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the World According to Bush.

CBC News – the World According to Bush

Excellent documentary on the inner-workings of the Bush administration. Aims to show how the Bushes have not only dined with the devil, but have often invited themselves to his table

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Greg Palast.

C-Span – interview with Greg Palast

The upcoming US presidential election, US policy in Iraq and other topical issues

 

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Pilger in Afghanistan.

ITV John Pilger – Breaking the Silence: Truth and lies in the war on terror

Mainstream documentary exposing the real reasons for the war on terror, raising the issue of rising fascism

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What Barry Say's.

Simon Robson – What Barry Say’s

An animation constructed around a monologue by Barry McNamara, criticizing US foreign policy and the Project for the New American Century

 

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Michael Moore – Fahrenheit 9/11

Winner of the Palme D’or, 2004 Cannes film festival

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Dr David Kelly.

Channel 4 News – Doubts over Dr David Kelly’s suicide

A British television news item about medical experts who have doubts over whether Kelly killed himself

 

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Stephen Pelletiere.

Stephen Pelletiere – CIA analyst (ret. prof at the US Army War College)

‘The predicament Mr Bush and the Pentagon hawks have gotten us into’

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the whole truth about the Iraq war.

Robert Greenwald – UNCOVERED: the whole truth about the Iraq war

This documentary by ‘moveon.org’ takes a detailed look at the spin and distortions given by the Bush administration to justify the war

 

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America's Defense Monitor.

America’s Defense Monitor  – The Making of a Dictator

The arming of Saddam, by, amongst others, George Bush snr.
produced in May 1993

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Peak Oil.

Dr Colin Campbell – Peak Oil

In 2000, oil industry expert Dr Colin Campbell lectured in Germany on the peak of world oil production

 

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short interview with Campbell

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Hidden Wars of Desert Storm.

the Hidden Wars of Desert Storm

This documentary shows how the US government has manipulated the Gulf to ensure a secure supply of oil, including how the CIA installed their puppet Saddam Hussein

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President of OPEC.

BBC News ‘Hardtalk’  – Oil as a Weapon

An interview with the President of OPEC, discussing the relevance of Iraq’s oil

 

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Scott Ritter.

BBC News ‘Hardtalk’  – Iraq: Scott Ritter

An interview with Scott Ritter, discussing the latest ISG report on WMD in Iraq

 

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Hans Blix.

BBC News ‘Hardtalk’  – Saddam’s Weapons

The former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix doubts whether WMD will ever be found in Iraq

 

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BBC Newsnight.

BBC Newsnight – Theft of the Presidency

How the Bush brothers stole the 2000 US election by removing black Democrats from voter lists in Florida

 

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Oilfields.

BBC News – US ready to seize Gulf oil in 1973

Recently made public British government documents show that the US were considering using force to seize oilfields in the Middle East during an oil embargo by Arab states in 1973

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Rumsfeld & Saddam.

Donald Rumsfeld & Saddam Hussein

In 1983 these criminals met to discuss chemical & biological weapons sales

 

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Ramsey Clark.

Ramsey Clark  – former US attorney general

‘Regime change needs to begin at home’

 

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Between Iraq and a Hard Place.

Bremner Bird and Fortune – Between Iraq and a Hard Place

The Channel 4 satirists’ take on the war with Iraq, full of factual information

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