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The War You Don't See - Airdate: Tuesday 21 Jun 2011 10:05pm SBSONE
Renowned filmmaker and award-winning Australian journalist John Pilger explores the role of media in war in his commanding and timely documentary, The War You Don’t See.
Pilger, himself a war correspondent, traces the history of embedded and independent reporting from the carnage of the First World War to the destruction of Hiroshima, the invasion of Vietnam to modern-day conflict in the Middle East.
He exposes how the practice of embedding journalists within the military controls not only what they are allowed to see, but how they are allowed to report it, and that “voluntary embedding” extends right across the media. Full Synopsis
Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror
The documentary investigates George W Bush's "war on terror". In "liberated" Afghanistan, America has its military base and pipeline access, while the people have the warlords who are, says one women, "in many ways worse than the Taliban". In Washington, a series of remarkable interviews includes senior Bush officials and former intelligence officers. In the week that the Hutton inquiry into the death of the British scientist Dr David Kelly releases its report, a former senior CIA official tells Pilger that the whole issue of weapons of mass destruction was "95 per cent charade".
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The myths of globalisation have been incorporated into much of our everyday language. "Thinking globally" and "the global economy" are part of a jargon that assumes we are all part of one big global village, where national borders and national identities no longer matter. But what is globalisation? And where is this global village? In 2001, John Pilger made 'The New Rulers of the World', a film exploring the impact of globalisation.
The New Rulers of the World(IMDb)
Originally posted by reptiliannogmar
I just cannot believe there are not more posts on here. Our ATS members would rather talk about governments hiding stuff from us. But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty they cannot stand to look at what our country really does. 500,000 women and children killed in between the gulf war and now. WEEKLY BOMBINGS by the american government I used to call my own. I personally served, if you can call it that and there have been and will be many times that I have and will debate killing myself because of things that should never do or see. However when you hear the words "Pull the damn trigger or its your ass" Or pull the damn trigger before I do. Things can do things to a man that has been conditioned, and brainwashed that wil make you pull the trigger. A damn shame People say they want the truth but when it is right in front of them they Ignore it. I being former millitary think ignorance is a bliss and just wish I had that back for one brief second. To get be the man I used to be even for a day I would give my own life. As would hundreds of thousands of other service men.
Don't get me wrong and please hear me out. Since the Gulf war we have killed or contributed to the killing of over 500,000 women and children. Come on people women and children senseless.
My heart bleeds for those innocent lives. Bleeds. However my hands are not clean of there blood and neither is American military as a whole. Following orders. Never again will I take orders from the American government. And legally I don't have to after I came back from overseas I declared myself legally a Sovereign citizen of the United States. I am free and that feeling is good. go on America think your free. You are slaves. Mere puppets being controlled by Marionettes. I cry for you as I cry for the innocent lives lost overseas. The senseless and pointless wars. I am sorry. I am sorry. I am sorry.edit on 28-7-2011 by reptiliannogmar because: (no reason given)edit on 28-7-2011 by reptiliannogmar because: (no reason given)