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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.

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The Road To Guantanamo

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 30, 2007

In this harrowing 2006 docudrama (91 mins) by Michael Winterbottom, the ‘Tipton Three’ recount their experience of captivity and torture by American forces in Afghanistan and later in Guantanamo Bay.

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War On Drugs – The Prison Industrial Complex

Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 23, 2007

In a previous post, we looked at how America’s “War on Drugs” is used to wage war on Colombia. This 1999 documentary (92 mins, in English after a brief introduction in Dutch) shows the other side of the coin: an increasingly powerful “growth industry” built around locking up Americans – mainly poor, black Americans – and slowly moving towards a privatised police state.

Given recent developments in England, this is a very relevant warning on both sides of the Atlantic.

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