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Dahr Jamail – Unembedded Journalist

Posted by Dave (The Void) on September 12, 2007

Sick and tired of listening to the mainstream media pore over General Petraeus’ scripted briefing?  I know how you feel, and have the antidote: Dahr Jamail’s address (43 mins) at the Chicago Socialism 2007 conference.


Disgusted with the coverage of the war in American journalism, Dahr Jamail saved up and took his camera and his laptop to occupied Iraq.  His unembedded dispatches are now recognised as crucial sources of information from the warzone – and are almost unique in their independence from occupying forces.

Dahr’s book Beyond The Green Zone is released next month.

See also John Pilger’s address at the same conference, and the documentary The Bases Are Loaded.

Posted in audio, dahr jamail, empire, imperialism, iraq, journalism, lecture, media, middle east, occupation, propaganda, USA, war, WMD | 1 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 »

OUTFOXED

Posted by michaelgreenwell on July 9, 2007

Robert Greenwald’s documentary (even if he is part of moveon.org) shows excellently some of the techniques used by todays media.

Posted in brainwashing, capitalism, censorship, corporatocracy, documentary, film, iraq, journalism, media, murdoch, politics, propaganda, TV | 1 Comment »

Freedom Next Time – John Pilger’s Chicago Address

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 3, 2007

What better way to inaugurate this new blog than with John Pilger’s address (44 mins) to the recent Chicago Socialism Conference? Drawing upon his own vast experience, Pilger pulls no punches in this comprehensive account of how the media helps promote the agenda of Empire, covering up and normalising some of the 20th century’s worst crimes.

Transcript follows:

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Posted in empire, imperialism, iraq, john pilger, journalism, media, propaganda, vietnam, war | 27 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.

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

Iraq – The Hidden Story

Posted by Dave (The Void) on February 19, 2007

You’re a journalist in Iraq. You have two choices: court near-certain death on the streets, or stay in custody of the all-powerful occupying forces. In this hardhitting documentary (49 mins), Jon Snow shows how this dilemma, combined with the natural squeamishness of television news, keeps us from ever appreciating the horrors of occupied Iraq.

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Posted in censorship, iraq, journalism, media, news, propaganda, TV, war | 1 Comment »

 
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