This documentary raises some interesting questions, but ultimately does not go far enough in exploring how society’s current structures tend to reward social irresponsibility and encourage the placement of non-empathetic, ruthless and emotionally impaired people in positions of authority, not simply in the business and banking world but in government. Still well worth watching for Peter Coyote’s masterly opening piece to camera, even if nothing else hits quite as hard as it should.
The original English language version of the 2016 documentary Ukraine on Fire, covering the 2014 coup d’etat, which was all but denied exposure on its release, is now available for viewing in some regions. For those who still can’t access it, there is currently a version on Youtube which you can watch below, but we encourage everyone who can do so to purchase a legitimate copy in support of the filmmakers
Famed microbiologist and UN weapons inspector Dr. David Kelly became the centre of a dispute between the BBC and the UK government over claims that the government had “sexed up” its dossier on Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction in order to sell the Iraq war to the public. He was found dead on Harrowdown Hill on July 18, 2003. It was ruled a suicide. Today we look at the troubling discrepancies, inconsistencies and questions surrounding that official verdict, and broach the question of what secrets Dr. Kelly may have taken to the grave
by Ruwaida Amer and Sanad Abu Latifa, via Electronic Intifada “We live in an area where there is no water,” says Ibrahim al-Majaida, a resident of al-Mawasi, an agricultural area near Khan Younis in the southern Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip. The average Palestinian family in Gaza receives running water only four to six hours, every three to five days, due to chronic electricity shortages resulting from Israel’s decade-long siege. This forces many to buy water from expensive and unregulated private sources. “We travel two kilometers to bring water to our homes,” al-Majaida says. More than 96 percent of Gaza’s water supply is unsafe for drinking. Desalination plants are functioning at 15 percent of their capacity due to electricity shortages. The diminished capacity of water and wastewater treatment facilities means that 108 million liters of raw sewage are being dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every day. The disrupted operation of treatment facilities has led to sewage spills in various areas of Gaza, such as al-Mawasi. “Even plants and vegetables don’t survive in it because of the contamination,” says Rasha al-Majaida, another resident of al-Mawasi. “Not even …
As a counterpoint to PBS’s recent “documentary” PUTIN’S REVENGE, in which complete lies are employed in a sub-intelligent attempt to present the Russian president as a pasteboard super-villain, we now offer you THE PRESIDENT, a two-hour Russian TV feature on the man’s life and work. We don’t suggest this is the objective truth; in fact, it’s unapologetically approving in tone and doesn’t even try to cover anything that might reflect negatively on its subject. But it is at least adult in tone and presentation, and it can do no harm to give it some space
Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Princess Diana. For the past week or so Diana (The Peoples’ Princess TM) has been in every paper, on every channel. The BBC has a saccharine fluff piece, shallow as a puddle. The Daily Mail goes one step further into the absurd, publicising a “what if” novel, offering a version of reality where Diana survived. In the Guardian, Jonathan Freedland descends into self-parody by somehow contriving to use Diana’s anniversary to whine about Brexit (again), whilst Matthew D’Ancona makes the argument that maybe public emotion is bad and should be ignored. Hillary Mantel writes thousands of words about a person that never really existed, none of them really mean anything. Nobody, anywhere in the press, comes close to saying anything important. Nobody tries to tell the truth. I don’t know what happened the night Princess Diana died in a car accident, along with her lover and her driver – nobody knows. It could have been an accident, it could have been something worse. But there are …
In the previous edition we looked at the mysterious death of Danny Casolaro, the journalist who was about to crack the political conspiracy of the century, a plot that he called “The Octopus.” In Part 2 we go in search of the octopus that Casolaro was hunting. See Part 1 here.
Danny Casolaro was a freelance journalist who told his friends and family that he was close to cracking a story he called ‘The Octopus’, which he referred to as the political conspiracy of the century. In August of 1991 he packed his notes and headed to West Virginia to conduct some final interviews for his forthcoming book. On August 10, 1991, he was found dead in his hotel room. The death was immediately ruled a suicide. Join us on this episode of The Corbett Report as we go in search of the story behind the story of the mysterious death of Danny Casolaro. See Part 2 here.
We all know Goldman Sachs is the very embodiment of evil…or do we? What is Goldman Sachs? What does it do? Where did it come from and where is it going, and is there anything that can be done to stop it? Buckle in for this edition of The Corbett Report where James dares to take on the vampire squid itself. Sources, show notes and audio-only version available here.
Who was Vince Foster? What was his relationship to Hillary Clinton at the Rose Law Firm in Arkansas? What was he working on in the Clinton White House? And what secrets did he take to his grave? NOTES The Clinton Body Count Snopes Takes on the Clinton Body Count Bill Clinton’s Rise to Power The Star Report on the Death of Vince Foster “Summary of conclusions “ from the Foster Report Death of VF on WhatReallyHappened.com Death of Vince Foster Testimony of Eyewitness Patrick Knowlton The FBI Documents from their interview with Lisa Foster Crime Scene Photo from Foster Death showing the Black Gun in his Hand “Factual Summary” from the Foster Report CBS Evening News July 26 1995 Details, analysis & images of the Vince Foster “suicide note” Memo links First Lady to Handling of Suicide Note Hillary Clinton’s Fingerprints Among Those Found on Papers Argument from incredulity Miguel Rodriguez Resignation Letter from Starr Foster inquiry Ronald Kessler on Coast to Coast – Secrets of the FBI Requiem for a Dream – Clint Mansell …
When the DC Madam closed up shop and put her house up for sale, some Washington power players got spooked. They brought charges against her so she gave her phone logs to the media for safekeeping. That was her first mistake… Show notes here
The Corbett Report takes a look at the unresolved questions hanging over the death of Kenneth Trentadue. Ruled a suicide when it occurred in 1995, investigation by the dead man’s brother has unearthed wide-ranging and disturbing evidence suggesting something far more sinister – including possible connections with the Oklahoma City Bombing and the elusive “John Doe No.2.” ALSO SEE KennethTrentadue.com: detailed background information on the case. Interview with Jesse Trentadue: KT’s brother, an attorney, discusses some of the disturbing evidence he has uncovered about the case. The Mystery of John Doe No.2: Salon.com looks into the unresolved questions surrounding the alleged additional suspect with Timothy McVeigh in the van.
from The Corbett Report David Rockefeller is dead. But what does it mean? How do we measure the life of someone who has shaped the modern world to such an extent? Join us for this week’s edition of The Corbett Report where we examine David Rockefeller’s life, his works and the world that he left in his wake. Full transcript, sources and MP3 audio version can be found here.
the Corbett Report explores how the alternative media can help shape the open source investigation into the practice of political pedophilia, and expose the real perpetrators. As more and more information surfaces on both sides of the Atlantic about the pedophilia rings operating in the highest echelons of political, business and entertainment circles, even the establishment press is being forced to cover the story. But is the very same establishment that covered up these horrors for decades going to break the dam on this sensitive and paradigm-changing information? Of course not…
Was Gary Webb murdered? Friends claimed Webb had told them any violent death he suffered would NOT be suicide, yet he apparently did take his own life. Others said he had talked about “government” people following him and snooping close to his home. Meet the man who knew the secrets of the CIA’s Dark Alliance. From the jungles of Nicaragua to the mean streets of south-central LA, Gary Webb’s groundbreaking journalism uncovered a scandal so huge that the story could not be allowed to continue. Help us honour the memory of this intrepid reporter by exploring the suspicious death and passing on the life’s work of Gary Webb.” Some will believe these stories, some will not, but perhaps more important than how Webb met his tragic death is the lesson we can find in the way his groundbreaking work was buried in the mainstream media with lies and slanders. It’s a familiar story but at leat in this case, belatedly, the media (or part of it) ‘fessed up to what had been done. Too late …
Bill Moyer’s 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government, known as the Iran-Contra operation, remans just a relevant today as it was in 1987. The same reckless and heedless forces. NOTE: the sound goes out briefly at the beginning of the video but resumes at 3:20
As part of our short season marking the anniversary of JFK’s assassination, we present this episode of the Corbett Report. A detailed run-down of the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin and original “lone nut”. For a transcript, links to sources, or to download the video, click here.
from the Corbett Report. Diplomat, spy, Wall Street lawyer, philanderer, government overthrow specialist, Nazi collaborator, MKULTRA overlord, presidential assassin. This week on the Corbett Report podcast: meet Allen Dulles, fascist spymaster. For notes, sources and a transcript, click here.
This extended interview was filmed during the making of Pilger’s documentary The War You Don’t See in 2011
In this documentary from 1988 John Pilger looks at the complicated relationship Australians have with war