donderdag 27 februari 2014

BMW: The Silence of the Quandts

"The Quandt family is the silent might, behind one of the world's largest and most profitable automakers, BMW. Yet the family has a dark past. 

Its businesses profited from forced labour during the Third Reich, and the patriarchs, who were intimately involved with the Nazi regime, managed to escape prosecution and keep those profits when the war ended, profits with which they could buy and rescue BMW. This documentary shows the victims, and asks the question, "Why are the Quandts silent?

woensdag 26 februari 2014

Rule from the Shadows: The Psychology of Power

Part 1 - It has always been in the interest of the ruling class to cultivate illusions which obscure the true nature of the game. Time to look behind the curtain.

The quest for power is the primary driving force of history, always has been, always will be. Those who fail to recognize this principle are not spared in the grand chess game, but rather are moved and manipulated by forces that they do not understand. Read more.


dinsdag 25 februari 2014

Philip K. Dick - The Penultimate Truth

This in-depth program explores Philip K. Dick`s world, a universe full of mysteries and intrigues

Philip K. Dick - Wikipedia
- Philip K. Dick - IMDB

Anthony Peake: Philip K Dick - The Man Who Remembered the Future (audio) - Red Ice Radio
Philip K Dick: 1981 Interview - Philosophy and Theology (audio)
In this rare audio, Greg Rickman Interviews Philip K Dick about his studies and thoughts on philosophy and theology and about Dick's works. Some topics include simulated reality, causality's non-existence, the illuminati as god and as benign conspiracy theory, friendship with Robert Anton Wilson, Rosicrucianism and Parmenides, Jung and psychological projection, Dick's exegesis, the dream state and the unconscious, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, entropy and the will to survive, Greek myth and the god Pan, the works Ubik, Valis, Maze of Death, and a lot more.

zondag 23 februari 2014

Apocalypse, Man

(Playlist) Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5

Most people were first exposed to Michael C. Ruppert through the 2009 documentary, Collapse, directed by Chris Smith. Collapse was one of the scariest documentaries about our world and the fragile state of our planet. It is also one of VICE's favourite films from the past ten years.

Michael was forced to leave the LAPD after claiming that the CIA was complicit in selling drugs across America,.. Read more.


Divided Nation: Views from both sides of Kiev's barricades

Kiev, Ukraine's Independence Square, also known as Euromaidan, is still occupied by people demanding closer integration with Europe and the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich and his government. 

Molotov cocktails, rubber bullets, and men in masks can be seen on either side of the tent camps and barricades that divide the city's central square from the outside world. But who are the 'peaceful' demonstrators occupying Maidan?

RT's crew managed to visit both sides of the barricades and to hear from residents of the Ukrainian capital.


De revolutie-professionals (video) - Documentaire

Lethal Medicine: French Souvenir

Lethal Medicine: A French Souvenir door  presstvdocumentaries

In the 1980s, the French sold Iran tainted blood products that resulted in 200 Hemophiliac patients contracting HIV. It took many of these patients years before they first realized about their disease.

This gravely aggravated the situation and caused further spread of the virus. Spouses got infected, children were born with AIDS, and parents were left distraught and distressed. Lack of awareness and stigmatization of AIDS’ earlier years drove these families into isolation. It is estimated that the lives of nearly 3000 people were affected by the contaminated Factor eight products which were prepared in France.

It is documented that Laurent Fabius, the man who presides over the France Foreign Ministry since 2012, is the main culprit in the case of exporting tainted blood products to Iran as well as nine other countries. Many of the first victims including the first ever child who contracted HIV in Iran are now passed away. But the families are still grieving and fighting for justice. The French pharmaceutical giant of Sanofi Aventis has so far failed to provide Iranian victims with compensation.


vrijdag 21 februari 2014

New anti-protest law in Spain

Tens of thousands of Spaniards have staged another demonstration in the capital, Madrid, to voice their outrage at the government’s austerity measures and new anti-protest law.

Various organizations, social groups and unions took to the streets in Madrid to oppose a new bill, known as Citizen Security, which has been drafted by Spain’s ruling People’s Party to restrict public protests. The draft law will introduce heavy fines for those who participate in unauthorized protests across the country if it comes into force.

Izquierda Plural, one of Spain’s main opposition parties, has described the bill as a "kick in the teeth to democracy." However, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy claims the proposed law is to protect citizens and not to silence protesters. People in Spain are also angry at more budget cuts, arguing that austerity measures without growth have led to steady job losses in recent years.

Battered by the global financial downturn, the Spanish economy collapsed into recession in the second half of 2008, taking millions of jobs with it.


American Anthrax

Media Roots presents American Anthrax, a documentary comprised of news footage that establishes how everything you’ve been told about the Anthrax Attacks is a lie. Conceptualized, edited and produced by Robbie Martin, co-host of Media Roots Radio.

September 11, 2001, shook the United States to the core, a country that had been nearly untouchable since its democratic inception. Read more.

Media Roots

maandag 10 februari 2014

Orphans of the Sahara

With the fall of Gaddafi, thousands of Tuaregs return to Mali and Niger and launch their fight for an independent state.

In late 2011, thousands of Tuareg workers and fighters, many of them mercenaries for slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, return to their Saharan homeland in Niger and Mali. Read more.

Orphans of the Sahara: Rebellion (video) - Al Jazeera
Orphans of the Sahara: Exile (video) - Al Jazeera

Orphans of the Sahara (more info) - Al Jazeera

Master of the Universe

Een Duitse topbankier schetst, van binnen uit, een beangstigend beeld van de megalomane macht van de banken. Vanuit een ontruimd kantoor in Frankfurt, het financiële hart van de eurozone, vertelt de inmiddels ontslagen zakenbankier Rainer Voss (onder andere Deutsche Bank) over de financiële praktijken in de bankenwereld en zijn eigen rol daarin.

Terwijl hij herinneringen ophaalt, filosofeert en speculeert hij over wat we vanuit deze sector nog kunnen verwachten. Lees meer.

Holland Doc

Michoacan: a fight to death... for life

Windbreak Internet television has the special report "Michoacán: a death struggle for life"

Members of the self-defense of Michoacán explained in an interview the reason for its emergence, the fruits of the movement, the security crisis and lack of authority in the state and future scenarios.

Japan: The next wave

We investigate the long-term effects of the 2011 tsunami, including a potential cancer threat for Fukushima's children.

On March 11, 2011, the ground trembled and the sea engulfed the coastal towns in Japan's Fukushima prefecture. Read more.

Al Jazeera