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Frank Morrow

Alternative Views is a public affairs program that produced 563 one-hour TV shows between September, 1978, and April, 1998. It's goal was to provide information and perspectives that either were not shown on the regular media or were greatly distorted by them. The show also provided a platform for other people to present their views and to play their documentaries that the Establishment media would not present. Alternative Views was distributed by mail to 85 cable systems that served over 250...



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215. ON COMPANY BUSINESS (PART I) The most comprehensive indictment of the Central Intelligence Agency is presented in this award-winning film by Allan Francovich. The documentary, which took five years to research and produce, covers the CIA from all aspects: the policy level,the middle stratum organizations which are Agency fronts, the activities of the CIA field personnel and their agents, and the results of their efforts in the target countries and on the individuals involved. The film is...
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74. (NC) THE CIA: ON COMPANY BUSINESS We once again examine that dark, vicious world of the CIA -- the use of U.S. labor organizations, the overthrow of legitimate governments, providing arms to favored groups, covert use of the American mass media, U.S. torture schools and CIA torture supervisors abroad -- all resulting in great human suffering and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and in the maintenance of repressive regimes. Sections of the meticulously documented, award-winning...
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126. (N) BOYS FOR SALE (PART I) The tragic and shocking abuse of boy prostitutes is discussed by Dr. Tom Philpott and former Editor of _The Daily Texan_, Mark McKinnon, who has written articles on the subject. Philpott has found that these children are frequently physically abused, even tortured and killed. Many of the men who participate in this "practice" are among some of the most respected people at the top levels of the U.S. corporate and governmental structures. We discuss...
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444. THE WAR AT HOME Brian Glick, author of The Covert War at Home, relates the efforts of the police authorities in the US, particularly the FBI, to destroy dissent in the country. He shows that, despite Congressional exposures and FBI denials, the FBI and its network of local, state and national allies continue to violate the civil liberties of individuals and groups through a combination of infiltration, provocation, perjury, doctoring of evidence, and even assassination. Brian then provides...
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21. THE ROCKEFELLERS We feature a historical, economic and political analysis of the Rockefeller dynasty and the central role of its economic and political institutions in the national and international power structure. News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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179. THE WAR GAME: THE REALITY OF NUCLEAR WAR We present the US television premiere of Peter Watkins' film "The War Game," a graphic portrayal of what would happen in the event of a nuclear attack on Great Britain. The movie was so powerful and realistic that the BBC banned it from TV despite the fact that the film had been commissioned by the BBC and had won an Academy Award in l966 for best documentary. Although it has been shown in a few movie theatres in the US, it has not been...
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347. POTPOURRI VII Our seventh potpourri of news and special features contains the following: the song "Eat the Rich" by Blackberri; a discussion with former CIA official John Stockwell concerning the possibility of AIDS being a CIA experiment which got out of control, or part of the Army's biological warfare efforts; and a whimsical, satirical sketch from the Media Process Group in Chicago about a solitary man at a college football game who carries a sign and cries out his solutions...
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306. THE BUSINESS OF HUNGER Featuring a shocking documentary provided by the Marynoll Sisters, the program shows how peasant farmers are forced off their land in Third World countries to make way for large landowners and multinational agribusiness. By using the land for export crops, people go hungry because the country can no longer provide food for all its people. Additionally, the dispossessed landowners are either forced to work on the big farms at low wages or to go to the cities where...
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30. MARX AND "SOCIALISM" TODAY: THE PROMISE BETRAYED? Svetozar Stojanovic, Yugoslavian writer and dissident, offers an eyewitness account of struggles to democratize Eastern bloc "socialism" and evaluates the ideas of Marx in the contemporary world. News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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Author of _Cover Up_ discusses the JFK assassination with emphasis on the new evidence obtained by Congress and by himself through the Freedom of Information Act; also features startling blowups of photographs of the assassination. News: May, 1986 Recorded 1981 Gary Shaw film recorded July, 1978 Copyright July, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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550. SCHOOL OF ASSASSINS With a documentary, SCHOOL OF ASSASSINS , and an interview with a person from a Guatemalan support group we show how the Army's school at Ft. Benning, Georgia, has been training Latin American military and police personnel who have returned to their respective countries and have become some of the worst violators of human rights in the hemisphere. Even when these people have been exposed, the Army continues to use the same curricula and to defend their brutal graduates....
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153. (NC) COVERT ACTION (Part I) Our three-part series on covert action, featuring former CIA official John Stockwell and Louis Wolf, co-editor of _Covert Action Information Bulletin_, begins with an overview of the general nature and activities of the CIA. We then discuss how the "Intelligence Identities Protection Act" and the Reagan executive order on intelligence agencies would promote media self-censorship and thus repress public scrutiny and criticism of intelligence (including...
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161. HELEN CALDICOTT: THE MEDICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR POWER Pediatrician Caldicott makes a post-Three Mile Island presentation describing the effects of radiation on the body and the dangers to the world if nuclear power plants proliferate.She also describes the horrifying consequences of nuclear war. Original show recorded August, 1982 Speech recorded 1979; Copyright 1979 by Helen Caldicott, M.D. News before speech: Recorded May 10, 1988 News after speech: recorded August, 1982 and May 10,...
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An historical account of workers' struggle to organize is presented by labor historian Stuart Hersh, featuring a slide show which dramatically illustrates Labor's "untold story". The program explores the working conditions, the brutal repressions and the distorted treatment of labor history by the press and historians. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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23. (N) MEXICO: AN IMPENDING REVOLUTION? Authors Phillip Russell (_Mexico in Transition_) and Dick Reavis (_Without Documents_) discuss the guerrilla movement in Mexico. Film slides of Mexican history and Reavis' photographs of guerrillas in the mountains help illustrate the contemporary struggles of Mexican peasants. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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492. THE de ANTONIO LEGACY (PART I) The late Emile de Antonio was America's most outstanding maker of documentaries. These films have been presented in theatres all over the US and in much of the rest of the Western world. Although his documentaries have won much acclaim--including an Academy Award nomination--with one exception, his works have not been presented on television, mainly because they are quite hard-hitting and very political from a more radical point of view. His documentary on...
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070. NAGASAKI: A SURVIVOR'S STORY This powerful program recounts the horrors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing through slides and an interview with a man who was less than a mile from the hypocenter of the atomic bomb blast in Nagasaki. in addition to his experiences, we present comprehensive pictorial and narrative documentation, first, on the incendiary raids on Japan which preceded the atomic explosions, and then on to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki raids themselves. No More Hibakusha after...
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17. IRAN; HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUMANIA; WELFARE FOR RICH; CHEMICAL WASTES In this multi-subject program, Middle East Studies professor Najm Bezirgan discusses the situation in Iran; a local representative of Amnesty International reports on human rights violations in Rumania; tax breaks, subsidies, favorable legislation and other phenomena of welfare for the rich are discussed; and the effects of irresponsible usage of chemicals in our economy and environment are examined. VHS News No title No...
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146. (N) THREE MILE ISLAND AFTERMATH Randy King, a resident of Harrisburg who experienced firsthand the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and who now participates in a coalition of anti-nuclear groups, reveals much information about the TMI accident and his own conversion to anti-nuclear activism. He talks about the coverup of information on the tragic consequences to the health of the residents in the area: the soaring rate of miscarriages, stillbirths and deformed children, with even greater...
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The nation's most highly published writer on the American power structure, Dr. G. William Domhoff, spends two programs clearly describing how power is wielded, by whom, and for whose benefit in this country. The author of "Who Rules America Now?" and "The Higher Circles" weaves together the intricate economic, political and sociological aspects of the people and institutions which interlock to control the U.S. Recorded July, 1986 Copyright July, 1987...
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55. (N) "BIG D:" FROM JFK TO KKK This combination documentary and discussion of the history, present activities, and significance of the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S. includes a show and tell with the Klan newsletter and extensive video coverage and analysis of an anti-Klan rally in Dallas. Texas ACLU director John Duncan discusses the group. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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554. A SIGNATURE---AND FASCISM! The United States can easily be turned into a fascist nation at the stroke of a pen under the provisions of the Federal Emergency Management Act. What is being planned is cloaked in secrecy, but what has been revealed is frightening: suspension of our Constitutional rights; arrest of political dissenters without habeas corpus; and concentration camps, designed to hold millions of people, which are being readied all over the U.S. No approval by congress or state...
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289. OUR UNDECLARED WARS Former CIA official John Stockwell discusses three main areas of US covert action--Nicaragua, Libya and Angola. Stockwell has Traveled extensively in Nicaragua, participated in an early covert action against Gaddafi, and was chief of the CIA's Angolan task force. Also discussed is the little publicized, major change in American foreign policy since Reagan took office. This is the initiation of carrying on "low-intensity" conflicts of long duration,...
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399. EASTERN EUROPE: IS MARXISM COMING OR GOING? Two professors of Marxism one of economics and the other of philosophy evaluate the momentous events in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and China. Is Marxism being abandoned or being implemented for the first time after long years of Stalinism? Or is the situation leading to the complete unraveling and perhaps disintegration of these countries' societal structures and cohesion? Will these nations abandon socialism, or embrace a mixture of...
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478. FED UP With economist Jack Hopper we review two books on the Federal Reserve, as we provide a close-up of this secretive and powerful organization. The books are "Secrets of the Temple," by William Greider, and "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve," by Eustace Mullins. The books show the history and incredible, unchecked power of the Fed to control the US economy, to effect the outcome of presidential elections, and to wreak havoc on the American people while enriching...
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365. AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE: A FORMER CONGRESSMAN'S VIEW Former four-term Congressman Ron Paul describes the American power structure. As a member of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Paul was in a unique position to see the inner workings of economic power and control of the country, and how this power translates into political power. Paul describes how, through the control of the Federal Reserve and the banking system, the American power elite is basically out of reach of the...
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24. (N) THE AMERICAN POLICE STATE Government surveillance, harassment of dissidents and the legislative attack on civil liberties highlight the program. Joining the regular panel are John Duncan of the Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties and a women's rights activist who talks about her FBI dossier. Also featured is a videotape of police brutality against demonstrators in Austin who were protesting boat races in their barrio.
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291. FACES OF WAR In an effort to inform the American people about the tragic toll in human life which the Reagan administration's Central American policy has caused, the Neighbor-to-Neighbor organization in San Francisco made a documentary "Faces of War" about the people in El Salvador and Nicaragua who have been living in the war zones. The organization has been raising money and trying to buy time on TV stations around the country, but more than 100 stations have refused to sell...
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In the conclusion of this two-part series, Noam Chomsky takes questions from the audience. Inserted into this program is our presentation of an article from "The Progressive" magazine which shows the various techniques used by the press to distort information. Copyright April, 1991 ****************************************** * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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373. ACCENT ON ANGOLA Cuba expert and member of the Venceremos Brigade, Kenneth Jones recently returned from trips to Cuba and Angola. Jones provides detailed information and insight into the history and current state of struggle by the government of Angola as it faces the U.S.-backed rebel forces and the American-supplied South African forces trying to overthrow the government. Interspersed with Jones comments are sections recorded from Cuban TV of three one-hour documentaries about the Cuban...
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517. AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE UPDATE (PART II) See also: AV_516-AMERICAN_POWER_STRUCTURE_UPDATE-PART_I In the concluding hour we provide the bases of elite control of the economic system through an interlocking network of stock ownership and shared directorates, especially by the ruling class banks and insurance companies. Next is an assessment of the distribution of wealth and income in the country. Then we analyze the place and function of the mass media in the power structure, finding that...
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418. PHILIP AGEE SPEAKS OUT! (PART I) Former CIA officer Agee, who wrote "Inside the Company" and "On the Run," relates his experiences in the Agency and provides his insights into contemporary political and economic issues. 419. PHILIP AGEE SPEAKS OUT! (PART II) Recorded March 6, 1990 Copyright Aug., 1990 A continuation of Part I, plus a wide-ranging question-and-answer section. Recorded March 6, 1990 News: July 31, 1990 Copyright Aug., 1990...
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22. "WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO ...?": GREG CALVERT, SDS AND THE NEW LEFT We present a retrospective on the 1960s with Greg Calvert, former national security of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and author of A Disrupted History: The New Left and the New Capitalism . VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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414. NAZIS, FASCISTS AND REPUBLICANS Investigator and author describes the nature and functions of the "New Right" in the US. He shows the many connections with ex-Nazis and Fascists and their collaborators, even in positions of top leadership. Chip reveals how these groups are interconnected with the right-wing fundamentalists, the US intelligence agencies, and the top US political leaders, including Reagan and Bush. He also specifies how these organizations are given large amounts...
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522. LIVING WITH AIDS, NATURALLY A documentary by Dr. Gary Null in New York City shows people with HIV and AIDS who have survived and have flourished by eschewing the standard medical treatments such as AZT and instead have pursued various forms of alternative health maintenance such as a combination of exercise, eating organic foods, Vitamin C therapy, yoga, etc. They also have given up their unhealthy, old lifestyles. Meanwhile, their friends and loved ones are dying from the standard...
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139. (NC) CIA UPDATE [1981] Former CIA case officer makes another appearance to discuss recent activities of the CIA. Particular emphasis is placed on the congressional bill and the executive order which remove previous restraints on the intelligence services and which will make it a felony to reveal their activities and personnel, resulting in the first official secrets act in the history of the country. Recorded February, 1981; November, 1986 Copyright November, 1986...
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41. (N) SALT II: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Ronald Steel, author of _Pax Americana_ and frequent contributor to _New York Review of Books_, _Nation_, and _New York Times_, discusses SALT II and the history behind it, starting with the Cold War. The program also contains the movie _War Without Winners_. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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329. THE SECRET TEAM Lanny Sinkin and Father Bill Davis of the Christic Institute provide their interpretation of the events behind the Iran-Contra affair. They claim that a "secret team" of one-time CIA, military, and government operatives has been active for several decades, both inside and outside of the government, in various covert actions which include political assassinations, drug running, destabilization of progressive governments, and other criminal activities. This...
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454. SECRETS OF THE GULF From various sources we piece together three significant facets of the Gulf War which were ignored or distorted by the media. First is the history of the area, particularly the development of Iraq and its relationship to Kuwait; the legitimate complaints which Iraq had with Kuwait; and the various ways which the US may have manipulated Saddam Hussein in attacking Kuwait after installing Saddam in the first place and protecting him as a useful ally until the war started....
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Catalog for all Alternative Views programs. See http://www.archive.org/details/alternative_views/
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175. LIES AGREED UPON: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS (PART I) Although George Seldes is one of the giants in the history of American journalism, particularly in the field of press criticism, he has been neglected and blacklisted by the mainstream press. In this three-part series we present the American TV debut of Seldes, who was a foreign correspondent from 1917-1939 and who published the alternative newspaper "In Fact" in the 1940s and l950s. Seldes wrote over 20 books and...
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363. JFK ASSASSINATION UPDATE (PART I) Author of "Cover-Up," Gary Shaw takes us step by step through the shooting of John Kennedy and the subsequent cover-up. We provide updated information since our previous program with Gary in 1978. The show is highly documented with the use of films, slides, pictures and diagrams which thoroughly discredit the Warren Commission Report and prove that there was an elaborate conspiracy with many people and multiple gunmen. Run time: 59:35 Recorded...
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532. SURVIVING CANCER NATURALLY (PART I) After a survey of various aspects of the environment and food which are harmful to our health, this documentary by Dr. Gary Null provides a survey of Establishment ways of treating cancer. Then, alternative methods of successfully treating the disease are explored in depth by the doctors who practice them and the patients who have been cured by them. VHS Produced 5/95 Documentary Copyright 1994 Copyright May, 1995 533. SURVIVING CANCER NATURALLY (PART...
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16. VIET NAM AND CHINA Features slides of Vietnam taken by Chris Cunningham, who visited the area as part of a church-sponsored tour. We also explore the rapprochement between the U.S. and the Peoples' Republic of China, and discuss the China-Vietnam war. Run time: 59:31 News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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90. INSIDE EL SALVADOR (REVOLUTION OR DEATH) Members of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador discuss the civil war going on in that country and the possible effects of a Reagan foreign policy that more actively supports military dictatorships. We show a 45-minute documentary, Revolution or Death? , commissioned by the World Council of Churches to inform the public about the brutal nature of the current military junta ruling El Salvador. Recorded Dec. 1980 Copyright Dec....
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Doctor and author of Nuclear Madness , Helen Caldicott describes the medical and social problems of using nuclear power and deploying nuclear weapons. She dramatically refutes arguments for nuclear power through medical and ecological evidence. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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In a two-part series, drug counselor from New York City Jack Schierenbeck tells of his tragic experiences in attempting to assist the drug addicts and people with AIDS. He also gives a macro view of the situation, evaluating the historical, sociological, psychological, economic and political factors in the "War on Drugs," including using the "War" as an excuse to whip up national hysteria and clamp down on civil liberties. He indicates that, although homo-sapiens has always...
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552.(THE CAPITALIST CORE:) STUPIDITY AND CUPIDITY We provide a documentary, The Assaults on the Rights of Injured Workers , which shows how businesses have been fighting against efforts to make the workplace safer, and have been striving to destroy workers' compensation and health care. The film lets many workers tell their own pathetic stories. We also discuss a book about how the American politicians, businessmen and media blame the government for the poor performance of capitalism in this...
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360. ALTERNATIVE VIEWS SAMPLER '88 This program contains sections of many Alternative Views programs, particularly those from 1985-88. It shows the variety of programming in various categories and subjects. Copyright Sep., 1988 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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516. AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE UPDATE (PART I) See also: AV_517-AMERICAN_POWER_STRUCTURE_UPDATE-PART_II Here is the magnum opus: a two part series containing the most detailed presentation of the nature of the U.S. power structure ever seen on television. In addition to the material gathered by Alternative Views producer Frank Morrow, author of "The U.S. Power Structure and the Mass Media," the program contains relevant portions of previous programs with the following people and films:...
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483. THE MAFIA, THE CIA AND GEORGE BUSH (PART I) Former reporter for the "Houston Chronicle," Pete Brewton tells of one of the most momentous stories of the past 50 years and how it has been suppressed by the establishment media and the Congress. Pete's book "The Mafia, CIA and George Bush," shows the incredible complexity of the relationships in the operation of the destruction of hundreds of Savings and Loans at the hands of the CIA and the Mafia, stealing many billions of...
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In the second in this two-part series on the American power structure William Domhoff emphasizes how the power system works politically and how individuals are brought up into the Power Elite by prominent members of the ruling class. He also describes the local power structures, how they interconnect with the national power structure, and how they differ in their operation and primary interests from the national control group. Recorded July, 1986 Copyright June, 1987...
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255. JOHN STOCKWELL (PART I): PREPARATIONS FOR WAR AND THE CURTAILMENT OF CIVIL LIBERTIES Former CIA official Stockwell discusses, first, the Reagan policies in Nicaragua and the effects they are having in that country. He contrasts the American government's description of the Contras as "Freedom Fighters" with the reality of the horrible tortures and killings the US-backed mercenaries are carrying out. Next, John reviews the many laws, court decisionsand Executive Orders which...
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280. THE OVERBURDENED ECONOMY Lloyd Dumas, professor of Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas, explains in clear, easy-to-understand terms what is happening in the U.S. economy. Author of the new book "The Overburdened Economy," Dr. Dumas shows that the much ballyhooed Reaganite claims of recovery are spurious, that the American economy has in fact been declining since the late 1960s, and that Reaganomics has made the situation much worse. Lloyd steers us through the...
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464. HOLOCAUSTS, PAST & PRESENT Although the centerpiece of this program is a 27 minute interview with a Nazi concentration camp survivor, the rest of the time is a review of the great holocausts of the past (such as the Native Americans, Black slaves in the Western Hemispheric, and the burning of "witches") and of the present, including footage from past documentaries on such places as Ireland, Cambodia, Guatemala, East Timor, and West Papua. Information is also presented about...
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35. "RICH MAN POOR MAN": POVERTY IN AMERICA Interview with sociologist Joe Feagin, author of Subordinating of the Poor , on the causes of poverty, what is being done about it in other countries and what could be accomplished here. No copyright or dates VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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48. (C) JOHN STOCKWELL AND THE CIA (PART III) John Stockwell introduces the documentary made about him by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau. The movie has been shown in several film festivals around the world and on TV in many countries; but the U.S. networks, including PBS, refused to show it. Consequently, our showing provides its American premiere. Next, we look at segments of three weeks' coverage by the TV networks of the situation concerning the Russian troops in Cuba,...
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237. MEAN THINGS HAPPENING IN THE LAND H.L. Mitchell was a labor organizer in the 1930s through the 1960s. He was co-founder of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union -- the first multiracial union of tenant farmers and sharecroppers -- which was located in Arkansas. He also was active in the struggles of farm workers in California and Louisiana. Mitchell was participated in politics as well, being involved in advisory capacities during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, as well as being a...
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Reports and a documentary about various forms of rape: rape against women; a report of people of Eastern Europe who are trying to overthrow their governmental "rapists;" rape in the form of the exploitation and oppression of the working people of the world; and a documentary about the rape of the environment by corporations and the government in Montana. News: August 27, 1991 Sonia Johnson recorded May, 1984 "Shame on Montana" Copyright 1991 Copyright August, 1991...
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457. SCANDALS OF OUR TIME Pete Brewton is joined by (then) editor of the Texas Observer, David Armstrong. They tell of the wide ranging relationships of George Bush and his sons with the S & L demise, the CIA, the BCCI scandal, and other shady dealings with their oil companies. VHS Recorded Oct. 26, 1991 Copyright Nov., 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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32. (N) THE NOT SO JOLLY SIDE OF "OLDE" ENGLAND Nothing sacred escapes unscathed in Peter Bell's unflattering portrait of English society. Economics professor Bell, himself an Englishman, strips away the veneer of civility to reveal a culture reaping the ignominious legacy of is feudal and colonial past and analyzes the origins and implications of the present political crisis in England. Also featured is an analysis of the Rhodesian elections by a member of the South African...
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15. AGRIBUSINESS AND THE DEATH OF THE FAMILY FARM Jim Hightower, former editor of the "Texas Observer" and author of Eat Your Heart Out , and Fran Hill, government professor and agriculture expert, discuss the history, present state and structure of agribusiness. The power of these huge institutions and their impact on consumers and the family farm are also explored. VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative...
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93. RUSSELL MEANS SPEAKS OUT Russell Means, leader of the American Indian Movement and victim of the FBI's COINTELPRO operation, delivers an impassioned address about the nature of trying to be Indian in this country and of the necessity of maintaining the old customs and culture in order to preserve themselves as Indians. He also discusses the tragic consequences of the destructive effects on Indians of the activities of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the corporations exploiting Indian lands,...
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116. (N) FREE NAMIBIA In a shocking and moving documentary we see the terrible living conditions and racism under which the Black majority lives in Namibia and the growing resistance to white rule imposed by South African troops. Also, two guests provide us the latest information about the Namibian situation, particularly the action of the allied countries -- U.S. and South Africa. Originally aired: June 1980 Documentary "Free Namibia" Copyright, 1978 News: January, 1985 Copyright...
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In a 90-minute special, the controversial documentary Blacks' Britannica , which was highly censored and edited by the PBS producer before being shown in the U.S., is presented in its original, uncut version, followed by a discussion of the whole controversy. We also present coverage of the Ku Klux Klan demonstration in Dallas. Also featured is a tri-racial discussion of racism and police brutality in the U.S., Austin, and England. 52A BLACKS BRITANNICA (PART I) 52B BLACKS BRITANNICA (PART II)...
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As the S & L crisis deepens and becomes more expensive, more information is being discovered by Rob Widdowson. He explains the complexities of the situation, particularly the role the government played in the matter, especially how the government frequently made matters worse with its interventions, and how the S & L owners violated the laws by trying to get around the government efforts. Recorded August 22, 1990 Copyright September, 1990 ******************************************* *...
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390. JFK ASSASSINATION: THE CONSPIRACY (PART I) The two most popular people to have appeared over the years on Alternative Views can be seen in these two programs in our continuing series on the John Kennedy assassination---Gary Shaw, assassination expert and author of "Cover-up," and former CIA official John Stockwell. In this first program we focus on the nature of the massive and complex conspiracy to shoot the president and on how many individuals and organizations fit into the...
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Former CIA officer Agee evaluates the US role in the Gulf War. He provides some startling background and insights into the conflict, showing how the US manipulated the Iraqi leader into the invasion of Kuwait, thus providing the war which George Bush wanted. Speech recorded April, 1991 at MIT News: May 16, 1991 Copyright May, 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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42. ALTERNATIVE VIEWS FIRST RETROSPECTIVE (1979) This documentary contains representative sections of many programs produced during our first season. It shows the wide range of subjects and views presented, and has been shown often in schools and other public functions to provide an overview of our program. Recorded 1978 and 1979 Copyright October, 1987 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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159. INSIDE LEBANON In an interview and a documentary we get an intimate feel for the situation in Lebanon from both the Israeli and Palestinian sides. Israeli citizen and Peace Now activist Ilan Ziv is a photo-journalist who made a documentary inside Lebanon during the fighting. He talks with Israeli soldiers as well as Palestinian refugees. Ziv captures the entire atmosphere and feeling of this tragic war and provides new insights into the thinking of the Israelis and the Palestinians....
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321. THE CIA, CONGRESS AND THE PRESS A documentary is presented in which former CIA employees and other people who have written about the CIA tell of the extent of penetration of the mass media by the CIA and how the media are used by that agency to manipulate public opinion. CIA whistleblowers such as John Stockwell relate how these operations actually were implemented in various covert actions in which they were involved around the world. At the conclusion of the film, we look with John...
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258. HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: WHAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCED Three short works are shown which reveal in powerful and touching reality what it was like to endure the atomic bombings in Japan. First is a 22 minute documentary, Hiroshima-Nagasaki," which contains movie footage in the cities after the bombs exploded. The documentary is so explicit and powerful that it was suppressed by the U.S. government for many years. Next is a short work containing the drawings of children and adults depicting...
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A snapshot of May 9, 1951 is shown, revealing how different the world is today from what it was over four decades ago. The medium though which this is presented is "Central Day" on KVOO, the annual day during which the Tulsa Central high school students took over all the production duties of the most powerful radio station in town. Because this was during the last days of the "Golden Days of Radio" when stations had large staffs which produce their own local programs of a...
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160. INSIDE ISRAEL Israeli citizen and Peace Now activist Ilan Ziv gives us startling insights into the psychology of his country's leaders and citizens. He also evaluates the peace movement in Israel and the peace protests within the Israeli armed forces. Most revealing, however, is his analysis of the great affect the Holocaust had on the Israeli psyche--particularly that of this generation of Israeli leaders--which has caused severe psychological distortions, resulting in a country and...
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60. JOHN HENRY FAULK The noted humorist, author, national TV and radio Personality and former victim of the media blacklisting during the McCarthy era makes his second appearance. He discusses the current war hysteria, the nature of the FBI and CIA, the current political situation and candidates for the presidential nomination. He also relates his recent experience in which he was seriously encouraged to run for congress. VHS No copyright or dates ******************************************* *...
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