Throw Away Your Telescreen!

the truth is always subversive

Archive for the ‘free speech’ Category

Laughing With Hitler

Posted by Dave (The Void) on December 7, 2007

A bizarre but compelling examination of humour in the Third Reich (58 mins). At first this was tolerated, and even encouraged – back then, no-one took the Nazis too seriously, and the more people were snickering the less they were rising up – but as the war drew on jokes became a channel for subversive informationand dissent, and by the end laughter out of turn was cracked down upon severely.

(via SmashingTelly.com)

Advertisements

Posted in censorship, comedy, documentary, fascism, free speech, germany, history, human rights, humour, propaganda, satire, torture, video | Leave a Comment »

The Miami Model

Posted by michaelgreenwell on October 6, 2007

A film about the errrmmm… ‘enthusiastic’ policing at the FTAA protests in Miami 2003

Posted in activism, america, anti-war, capitalism, democracy, documentary, economics, empire, film, free speech, ftaa, human rights, military-industrial complex, politics, protest, us, us politics, USA | Leave a Comment »

The Agronomist

Posted by Dave (The Void) on September 21, 2007

A dramatic portrait (87 mins) of radical broadcaster and human rights activist Jean Dominique, and of the political struggle in Haïti.  (h/t Fanonite)

Speaking of Haiti, here‘s a shocking piece of news conveniently buried by the disappearance of Madeleine McCann a few months ago.

Posted in america, caribbean, cinema, colonialism, democracy, documentary, film, free speech, haiti, human rights, media, politics, protest, radio, resistance, video | Leave a Comment »

Lies That Lead To Wars

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 26, 2007

The Lies That Led To War

In their latest documentary (45 mins), CBC’s The Fifth Estate examines the propaganda drive that led to the invasion of Iraq.

While it’s comforting to think that most of us have learned a certain healthy skepticism since 2003, it’s worth re-examining the path to war in Iraq to prevent us from making the same mistakes again.

Fox Attacks… Iran

Robert Greenwald follows up on his Outfoxed film with this short (4 mins). It’s a shame to single out for criticism the worst of a bad bunch, as it lets the others get away with so much, but this still a chilling look at history repeating.

Find out more, and sign the petition, here.

Posted in documentary, free speech, iran, iraq, journalism, media, news, propaganda, USA, video, war | Leave a Comment »

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 28, 2007

A fascinating look at America’s bizarre and highly secretive film ratings system. (98 mins, 2006)

Posted in censorship, cinema, film, free speech, media, USA, video | Leave a Comment »

Israel’s Secret Weapons

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 15, 2007

At a time when the US and UK prepared to level Iraq based on spurious hints at secret weapons programmes, the BBC aired this documentary (44 mins) showing the absurd double standards that allowed another aggressive Middle Eastern country to secretly develop real weapons of mass destruction (h/t Fanonite).

It was a different corporation, then. After it dared question the intelligence that lead to war, its Director General was hounded out of office by a furious government. Critical journalism like this has become a thing of the past – but, on the bright side, now we have Doctor Who.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in documentary, environment, free speech, hypocrisy, israel, middle east, nuclear, video, WMD | Leave a Comment »

McLibel – Two People Who Wouldn’t Say Sorry

Posted by michaelgreenwell on July 5, 2007

Posted in capitalism, documentary, economics, film, free speech, law, protest, video | 2 Comments »

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Posted by Dave (The Void) on June 1, 2007

In the light of recent media coverage, it’s high time I post this brilliant documentary (74 mins), which I found via a characteristically thorough and well-written article by Heathlander exposing the mendacious anti-Chavez smear campaign.

Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in democracy, free speech, hypocrisy, journalism, media, propaganda, venezuela | 1 Comment »