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This Is What A Police State Looks Like

Posted by Dave (The Void) on February 26, 2008

It’s not fascism, so ignore the hysterical Hitler references.  However, this short film (14 mins), compiled from the police’s own footage, is definitely one to watch.

Anyone who’s been on a demo in the last few years will have clocked the police intelligence teams, snapping up faces with their oversized cameras.  This footage shows how the operate – and reveals the lengths to which the police will go to enforce their authoritah.

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Posted in activism, authoritarianism, civil liberties, class war, crime, human rights, identity, law, police, police state, protest, surveillance, totalitarianism, USA, video, war on terror | 10 Comments »

Taking Liberties

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

Released just as Tony Blair was leaving office, this film documents his ten-year war against civil liberties, begun as a way of protecting businesses from ‘harrassment’ but dramatically escalated as part of The War Against Terror.

(that was a trailer; click here to watch the whole film)

I had a few things lined up to go with this film, but decided they detracted from the seriousness of the issue. However, the soundtrack is ace, and that last song deserves reposting in its entirety without being talked over. So here, for your listening pleasure, is Jarvis with Running The World.

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Ministry Of Truth

Posted by Dave (The Void) on November 2, 2007

A fascinating documentary (~30mins) that looks behind the scenes of British quasi-democracy. After discovering that MPs have no legal obligation not to lie, director Richard Symons embarks on a quest to introduce one, through a ‘Misrepresentation of the People Act’.

(click here to watch the whole programme)

You can view the bill – now called the ‘Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill’ – here. So far a total of 35 MPs have expressed support for idea; you can email your representative about it here and keep up to date with the latest news regarding its progress here.

Posted in corruption, democracy, documentary, law, politics, uk, uk politics, video | 1 Comment »

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Posted by Dave (The Void) on October 9, 2007

This documentary (50 mins) revisits the infamous 1970 experiment in which the Psychology Department of Stanford University recreated a prison environment, staffed and inhabited solely by healthy students with no history of mental imbalance.

[click here to watch the video on guba.com]

The resulting brutality shows that, quite apart from bizzare individual pathologies, acts of great evil can come simply from people trying to conform to a role – as borne out by the recent experiences of occupying forces in Iraq and Gaza.

Posted in crime, documentary, human rights, law, prison, psychology, torture, video | Leave a Comment »

Marijuana – Threat or Menace?

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 29, 2007

In previous posts, we’ve looked at how America’s paranoid War on Drugs provides cover for incarcerating a generation at home, and waging a vicious class war in Colombia.  Now, in this informative and frequently hilarious history (108 mins), Woody Harrelson explores in more depth the long, costly and futile fight to eradicate marijuana.

Posted in america, documentary, drugs, film, law, marijuana, propaganda, USA, video, war on drugs | 12 Comments »

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 »