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The BNP Wives

Posted by charliemarks on January 23, 2008

BNP Wives is a documentary that demonstrates the fascists have learnt nothing from previous embarrassing encounters with the media.

(go to Google Video)

A more apt title for the programme would have been BNP Women as only one of them is married to a BNP member, and though a lot of it is old material in comedy terms (you think they’d be prepared for some of the questions and be a little more polite with members of the public!) it’s worth watching to compare what the women say with the glowing review on the BNP website, where the three are described as “fine ambassadors” for the party…

Posted in anti-semitism, BNP, documentary, ethnic cleansing, fascism, genocide, identity, islam, islamophobia, judaism, nationalism, racism, religion, TV, uk, uk politics | 1 Comment »

The Namibian Holocaust and the Second Reich

Posted by Dave (The Void) on January 14, 2008

Decades before the rise of Hitler, the German elites’ quest for Lebensraum led them to a more aggressive colonisation of their newly-acquired African territories, in what we now call Namibia. This culminated in the systematic annihilation of two native peoples, through slave labour and concentration camps. (h/t Popper’s List)

(go to Google Video)

The African survivors’ descendants are still lobbying the German government for recognition and reparations for the genocide today, while many of the racial theories and demobbed soldiers went on to play important roles within the Freikorps and the Nazi movement. The genocide of the Armenians is now slowly gaining recognition, but the precursors to fascism in European imperialism remain a taboo subject.

Posted in africa, colonialism, documentary, empire, ethnic cleansing, genocide, germany, history, imperialism, namibia, racism, video | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Guns, Germs and Steel

Posted by Idrees on January 10, 2008

Jared Diamond on how the West was won. (Thanks Dave)

1. Out of Eden

2. Conquest

3. Into the Tropics

Posted in anthropology, capitalism, documentary, ethnic cleansing, europe, genocide, globalisation, history, imperialism, militarism, poverty, profiteering, racism, science, settlement, slavery, us, war, war crimes | Leave a Comment »

More Racist Antics From The BNP

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

The master race marches on!

BNP Exposed: The Secret Agent

An undercover BBC reporter infiltrated the BNP, and helped secure the convictions of several party activists.

Re Brand: Nazi Boy

Russell Brand spends the weekend with BNP Youth leader Mark Collett.

( part two | part three )

Dispatches: Young, Nazi And Proud

More conventional and in-depth profile of Collett, and more disturbing too.

This one goes inside the BNP project and explores Collett’s ego and ideology, while ReBrand is a more shoe-string kind of affair, showing him with real people in the real world. I think both sides of the BNP are worth looking at.

Posted in BNP, fascism, identity, nationalism, racism, uk, uk politics, video | Tagged: , , | 4 Comments »

This Is England

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

An award winning portrait of life in Thatcher’s Britain; a tale of alienation, identity, and racist violence.

(that’s a trailer; click here to watch the film)

Posted in 1980s, england, fascism, film, nationalism, racism, thatcher, uk, unemployment, video | Leave a Comment »

Jesus Camp

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

This 2006 film looks at the indoctrination of children at a Christian fundamentalist faith camp, called Kids On Fire, in the U.S.

(click here to watch the whole film)

Jesus Camp was one of the first films I ever posted on a blog (it vanished from YouTube shortly afterwards, but it’s back now); at the time, all I wrote by way of introduction was “Probably the scariest film you’ll ever see”; it’s certainly a disturbing exposé of exploitation and intolerance, of tears and stolen youth in the name of closing the suicide bomber gap.

Posted in brainwashing, child abuse, christianity, creationism, documentary, education, evangelism, exploitation, fascism, film, fundamentalism, indoctrination, racism, religion, USA, video | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

The Iron Wall

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

We mark Palestine Solidarity Week with this excellent documentary (57 mins), looking at the network of settlements used by Israel to control – and to annex – vast sections of the West Bank, and the apartheid wall that consolidates them.

The maps shown in the video are a few years out of date now; continued settlement has further fragmented the West Bank and the proposed E-1 bloc threatens to definitively annexe East Jerusalem and split the West Bank in two.

For more information, see StopTheWall.org. Also, a small donation could go a long way towards replacing the Palestinian houses (Israeli Commitee Against House Demolitions) and trees (The Olive Cooperative) destroyed by the occupiers’ bulldozers.

Posted in apartheid, desertification, documentary, ethnic cleansing, israel, occupation, palestine, racism, settlement, video | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Attack Of The Arabs!

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

All racism is unacceptable, of course, but some forms are more acceptable than others. The portrayal of Arabs in Hollywood cinema is one such form of accepted racism. Rooted in the European phenomenon of Orientalism, but evolving with American foreign policy, offensive anti-Arab and anti-Muslim stereotypes pop up in the least expected places.

Planet Of The Arabs

This award-winning – but fun – montage (9 mins) collects half a century of racist film clips. See how many you can identify.

Reel Bad Arabs

An interview on Democracy Now! (starts about two mins into the clip) with Jack Shaheen, author of Reel Bad Arabs, and an excerpt from the film of the same name (about 26 mins in total)

(click here to view all three parts)

Demonising Iran Though they’re not actually Arabs, Iranians have been subject to a similar campaign of demonisation – from the fantastical monstrous Persians of the film 300 to political cartoons reminiscent of depictions of Jews in 1930s Germany.

Posted in anti-semitism, film, hollywood, islamophobia, middle east, movies, orientalism, propaganda, racism | Leave a Comment »

Occupation 101

Posted by Dave (The Void) on August 8, 2007

A superb history of the Israeli conquest and occupation of Palestine.

(click here to watch the whole film)

Posted in apartheid, documentary, ethnic cleansing, genocide, history, israel, media, middle east, occupation, palestine, racism, USA, video | 5 Comments »

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.

Posted in documentary, drugs, human rights, nederlands, prison, privatisation, racism, USA, video, war on drugs | 1 Comment »

 
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