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HOOKED: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way – Cocaine [Video]

Posted September 22, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary There has been a “drug culture” since the dawn of civilization. Sumerian cuneiform tablets from 3000 BC show a poppy harvest, as do ancient Egyptian scripts and Greek statues adorned with poppy crowns. Far more recently, Freud sung the praises of cocaine, which was included in the original recipe for Coca-Cola. But since the […]

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The Announcement – Magic Johnson [Video]

Posted September 21, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary “It’s impossible not to remember the bombshell Forum press conference that autumn Thursday, and, like the JFK assassination or Challenger explosion, where we were when we heard it. “The Announcement” shows what happened behind the scenes: how Johnson learned of his illness, the anxiety over telling family and teammates and the fallout that occurred […]

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The Ruling Classroom [Video]

Posted August 12, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary Whilst Ron Jones’ The Third Wave has received a lot of attention and been dramatised, George Muldoon’s experiments in capitalist democracy involving two groups of seventh graders in Mill Valley, California have seemingly slipped under the political radar… “I said years and years and years ago that the public school system is like a […]

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Propaganda [Video]

Posted August 11, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary On a trip to visit family in Seoul in April, I was approached by a man and a woman who claimed to be North Korean defectors. They presented me with a DVD that recently came into their possession and asked me to translate it. They also asked me to post the completed film on […]

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No Guns For Negroes [Video]

Posted July 22, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

The Aurora, Colorado theater massacre has reignited the debate about gun control in the country. There are many people who believe that gun control would have prevented such an occurrence. We live in a society where people blame access to guns for the violent acts that people who use them commit. We came across the […]

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Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death [Video]

Posted April 8, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary In late 2001, around 8,000 Taliban fighters, including Chechens, Pakistanis and Uzbeks as well as suspected members of al-Qaeda, surrendered to the forces of Northern Alliance General Abdul Rashid Dostum, a U.S. ally in the war in Afghanistan, after the siege of Kunduz. The program recounts that several hundred of the prisoners, among them […]

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The Weather Underground [Video]

Posted April 7, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary In October 1969 hundreds of young people, clad in football helmets and wielding lead pipes, marched through an upscale Chicago shopping district, pummeling parked cars and smashing shop windows in their path. This was the first demonstration of the Weather Underground’s “Days of Rage.” Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, the […]

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Horn of Africa Crisis: Somalia’s Famine [Video]

Posted March 19, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary Have US counter-terrorism policies contributed to the deadly crisis in the Horn of Africa? The worst drought in 60 years has thrown some 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis. In Somalia, ravaged by two decades of conflict, the consequences have been disastrous. For over six months, aid agencies on the […]

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Sudan: The Break-Up [Video]

Posted March 18, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary Sudan was the giant of Africa which once represented the greatest hope for peaceful coexistence between Arab and African, Muslim and Christian. That hope is all but gone. As Sudan is split into two, the government of Omar al-Bashir in the North faces growing public resentment over the loss of national pride. To boost […]

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COINTELPRO: FBI’s War On Black America [Video]

Posted March 11, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary Through a secret program called the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), there was a concerted effort to subvert the will of the people to avoid the rise “of a black Messiah” that would mobilize the African-American community into a meaningful political force. This documentary establishes historical perspective on the measures initiated by J. Edgar Hoover […]

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War On Our World [Video]

Posted March 6, 2012 by Heit & Cheri

Summary War on Our World from Dominoes Falling Productions, is a feature length documentary using a collaboration of various material. The film examines war, imperialism and some of the causes and consequences of this, with a particular look at the Military-Industrial complex. An aim of the film is to help inspire peace. The film starts […]

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Emma Goldman: An Exceedingly Dangerous Woman [Video]

Posted December 27, 2011 by Heit & Cheri

Summary On a cold December morning in 1919, just after midnight, Emma Goldman, her comrade Alexander Berkman, and more than 200 other foreign-born radicals were roused from their Ellis Island dormitory beds to begin their journey out of the United States for good. Convicted of obstructing the draft during World War I, Goldman’s expatriation came […]

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The War On Democracy [Video]

Posted December 16, 2011 by Heit & Cheri

Summary The War on Democracy is a 2007 documentary film directed by Christopher Martin and John Pilger. Focusing on the political state of Latin America, the film is intended as a rebuke of both the United States’ intervention in foreign countries’ domestic politics, and its “War on Terrorism”. The film was first released in the […]

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Anarchism in America [Video]

Posted December 14, 2011 by Heit & Cheri

Summary A colorful and provocative survey of anarchism in America, the film attempts to dispel popular misconceptions and trace the historical development of the movement. The film explores the movement both as a native American philosophy stemming from 19th century American traditions of individualism, and as a foreign ideology brought to America by immigrants. The […]

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The Untold Story Of Emmett Louis Till [Video]

Posted December 3, 2011 by Heit & Cheri

Summary Simple yet riveting, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till articulates the madness of racism in the South of the 1950s. Combining archival photos and footage with deeply felt interviews, this documentary tells the harrowing story of what happened when a mischievous 14 year old black boy from Chicago, visiting his relatives in Mississippi, […]

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