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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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231. THE CIA, TERRORISM, ASSASSINATION, AND THE NEXT WAR Featuring former CIA official John Stockwell, an historical analysis of the CIA disinformation effort concerning the bogus Libyan hit squads, which were supposedly to kill President Reagan, is compared with the Administration's propaganda in the handling of war preparations in Central America. Also presented is information from the Progressive) magazine which shows that the US--mainly through the CIA--established, financed,...
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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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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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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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502. SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN The subject is the abusive treatment of children in our society. The centerpiece is a documentary/discussion produced in Mountain View, California, by Sue Myers-Smith on the abduction of children and what people can do about it. Documentary Copyright 1993 Copyright August, 1993 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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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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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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371. ELECTION '88 POST MORTEM: JOHN STOCKWELL Former CIA official John Stockwell looks at the 1988 presidential elections. He analyzes the amazing loss by the Democrats of a seemingly certain victory. He also assesses what a Bush administration can be, particularly when so many people inside and outside the government, at home and abroad, have knowledge of so much damaging information about Bush's past. Stockwell views the elections from the power elite and ruling class perspective in which we...
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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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540. THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL AGEE (PART I) Former CIA officer and best selling author Agee discusses his history in the CIA, and the CIA harassment of him after he quit the agency and decided to write his first book, "CIA Diary: Inside the Company." He also discusses current events and other CIA operations. Recorded November, 1995 Copyright December, 1995 541. THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL AGEE (PART II) Agee's discussion...
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72. MULTINATIONALS AT LARGE The centerpiece of this program is the outstanding documentary Controlling Interest (1978) about the operation and effects of multinational corporations. This is followed by a discussion with a research scientist, John Valentine, with "Science for the People", who recounts his experiences and analyzes how private industry and universities collaborate in a preoccupation with profits at the expense of people. ******************************************* *...
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167. MAKING A MOVIE ABOUT THE CIA Alan Francovich is producer and director of the most definitive film on the CIA--the acclaimed three-hour documentary (On Company Business)--which took five years to make and required massive, world-wide research. The movie has won prizes at international film festivals and has been shown in over 30 countries. Francovich tells how the US government and the CIA have harassed him and have applied pressure to restrict the movie's distribution. Francovich also...
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An informative documentary, "Free Trade, Who's Gonna Pay?" shows the alarming effects these two treaties can have on Americans and their economic and political institutions. News: November, 1992 "Free Trade, Who's Gonna Pay?" Copyright 1992 Copyright November, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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460. THE EX-USSR Discussion of the disintegration of the USSR and the collapse of the Eastern European Communist governments. Two professors who are experts on Marxism participate in the discussion. VHS Recorded Dec., 1991 Copyright Jan., 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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Three are areas of focus in this potpourri. With the death of Richard Nixon we present the opinions of Tricky Dicky by the late documentary maker Emile de Antonio, who was on Nixon's enemies list. Included are sections of his famous film about Nixon, "Millhouse--a White Comedy." An update on Mexico is provided by Philip Russell, who recently completed his second book on that country. Finally, we have a report on hard times in America, a situation which seems not only to be permanent,...
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269 THE ELITES WHO GOVERN US: Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations A subject never discussed on the traditional mass media is the focus of this Alternative Views program. The program specifies the top political and economic organizations (groups such as the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, and the Council on Foreign Relations, which are the key organizations which determine U.S. policy and which provide the top decision makers--regardless of whether...
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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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The lies of Rush Limbaugh are exposed; the historical background of US-Haitian relations is discussed; skits of Austin's satirical review group Esther's Follies are presented; and more of the Democratic radio jingles from the Eisenhower-Stevenson election of 1952 are replayed. News: September, 1994 Copyright October, 1994 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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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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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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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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435. BANK BAILOUT II Rob Widdowson tells us about the precarious state the big, Establishment banks are in, and that the FDIC does not have the reserves to handle the situation. Consequently, the "powers that be" are preparing to execute a massive bailout of them, with all investors completely covered---too big to fail. It will be a bailout three times the size of the S & L fiasco. In addition to the banks, we also provide more information on the Gulf War. News: Feb. 8, 1991...
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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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316. THE PERFECT WAR: TECHNOWAR IN VIETNAM (PART I) In the first of a two-part series, we make an in-depth analysis of the Vietnam war with Dr. Bill Gibson, Sociology professor at Southern Methodist University and author of The Perfect War." The program proceeds at two levels: the first is the analysis of the basic nature of the war at the macro stratum of the planners--the politicians and generals--and the lowest level of the common soldier. The result provides not only a fresh, new...
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Conclusion of interview with Rob Widdowson, focusing on government sweetheart deals with favored wealthy investors at taxpayers' expense. Recorded August 22, 1990 News: August 31, 1990 Copyright September, 1990 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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402. JOHN STOCKWELL: THE PANAMA CONNECTION Continuing our evaluation of the Panama invasion, John Stockwell shares his knowledge and insight, relying on his experience in the CIA to shed light on the complex situation. Recorded Jan. 30, 1990 Copyright January, 1990 ******************************************* * 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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490. POTPOURRI 21: ELVIS, GEN. SCHWARTZKOPF, THOS. JEFFERSON, PROPAGANDA This potpourri features various news stories as usual, plus a feature on the Church of the Everlasting Elvis; a review of Stormin' Norman's book; quotes by Thomas Jefferson which are relevant today; and a discussion by communications professor John Downing on how Americans are not aware of their own history because of the propagandizing and indoctrination they receive from the mass media and the school system. News:...
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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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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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278. THE LAST DAYS OF THE CIA IN VIET NAM In a gripping, fascinating program we are taken inside the "green door" of the CIA operations in Viet Nam and see the corruption, inefficiency, duplicity, immorality and stupidity of high U.S. officials as former CIA official John Stockwell relates his experiences during the last months of the war. He reveals the incredible corruption of the South Vietnamese army which made it an impotent fighting force. However, the reporting by lower echelon...
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357. JOHN STOCKWELL VIEWS THE ELECTIONS Former CIA official John Stockwell evaluates the candidates and issues in the 1988 presidential primaries and general elections. He and his organization--Association for Responsible Dissent, which is composed primarily of many former CIA officials and intelligence analysts--have had extensive interviews and forums with the candidates and their top officials. Stockwell also describes the suppressed information regarding George Bush, which, if it ever...
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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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73. INSIDE SAUDI ARABIA A native of India and University of Texas professor, Gayatri Spivak recounts her experiences as a teacher in a girls' school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She provides insights into Arab history, life, culture, and a critical analysis of the recent film Death of a Princess , and the controversy surrounding it. Recorded June, 1980 Copyright Feb. 1990 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in...
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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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Two documentaries about what is happening in El Salvador--quite different from the picture painted by the regular media. The first documents the atrocities by the government, its army and its death squads. The second shows what happens to governmental and private aid to El Salvador. News: July, 1991 "Human Rights in El Salvador" Copyright August, 1991
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379. UNDER THE BUSH WITH THE CIA Former CIA official John Stockwell analyzes the CIA in relationship to George Bush and world affairs. Bush's history with the CIA is presented, and his attitudes toward handling affairs of state with covert actions abroad and curtailing dissent at home are assessed. John then reviews the CIA covert actions which are in progress around the world. He also evaluates the devastating effects which the CIA sponsored war in Afghanistan had on that country and its...
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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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This mixture of news and special reports provides the following: a show-'n-tell of white racist organizations' publications; John Stockwell relating how the CIA treats defecting foreign agents, and how it gets rid of its own people who have been discovered to be double-agents. News: May 16, 1991; October, 1990 John Stockwell: January, 1986 KKK: December, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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470. ELECTION '92: THE HIDDEN SCANDALS Lanny Sinkin (see #469) presents information about the most outstanding scandals of the Reagan-Bush years--the October Surprise, Irangate, Iraqgate, CIA drug operations, the S & L debacle, the massive transfer of wealth from the lower classes to the wealthy--and speculates what effect they might have on the impending presidential elections, particularly since Perot was aware of these scandals. Recorded June 4, 1992 News: June 11, 1992 Copyright June,...
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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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498. UP THE UNIVERSITY! We interview Robert Solomon, University of Texas professor and author of Up the University. He describes the problems of higher education today, ranging from students, teachers, and regents, to society in general. Dr. Solomon also makes some recommendations for improving the situation. VHS News Produced May, 1993 Copyright May, 1993 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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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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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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463. POTPOURRI 17: CIA & DRUGS, HIROSHIMA, ECOLOGY, POLITICAL VIDEOS This potpourri contains a story about a covert CIA operation in which many of the American participants were mysteriously killed; a moving documentary, which was suppressed by the US government for many years, about what the people endured during the bombing of Hiroshima; and short videos about the ecology and various other political subjects. News: January 31, 1992 "Possession of My Soul" Copyright January, 1991...
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54. (NC) IRAN, THE C.I.A., CIVIL LIBERTIES Failure of the mass media to explain the taking of American hostages in Iran and the resulting attack on civil liberties and the fanning of war hysteria are discussed with John Stockwell (former CIA officer), John Duncan (director of the Texas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union) and Christie Birdfeather, an expert on Iran. VHS News No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network...
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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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358. JOHN STOCKWELL: THE REAL DRUG LORDS This is a most comprehensive presentation of the history, structure, and operation of the narcotics trade. Former CIA official John Stockwell traces the history of the business from the Opium Wars in China, the American assistance to the Mafia and to other crime syndicates during and after World War II, through the French narcotics involvement in Indo-China and the U.S. assumption of this operation during the Viet Nam War, to the present day where the...
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Rob Widdowson has thoroughly researched the Savings and Loan scandal. He provides a detailed picture of this complex situation of fraud and corruption, including CIA and Mafia roles in the scandal. Rob shows that, contrary to official estimates of the amount of the taxpayer bailout of the banks, the total bill will be at least one trillion dollars. Rob not only is extremely knowledgeable, he is a great story-teller. Recorded April 21, 1990 Copyright May, 1990...
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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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271. RED SCARE (PART I) We look at the phenomenon of the American Red Scare, past and present in a two part series featuring Don Carleton, Director of the Barker Texas History Center at the University of Texas, whose recent book Red Scare has been nationally acclaimed. In the first program, Dr. Carleton describes the history of Red Scares in the U.S.--times of repression which occurred even before there were "Reds." The complex causes of such periods are assessed, along with an...
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376. NOAM CHOMSKY SPEAKS OUT! America's outstanding radical intellectual, Chomsky discusses the ideological war waged by the Reagan administration against the American people, particularly within the framework of the situations in El Salvador and Nicaragua. He also evaluates the complicity of the mass media in these efforts. Chomsky maintains that because of widespread opposition to its policies, the Reagan administration regarded the US population as enemy territory, and had to resort to...
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With economic consultant, Dr. Jack Hopper, we review the new books about the depredations of the ruling class on the rest of us during the Reagan-Bush years, and the devastating effects they have had on the American people and the US political and economic system. The books--"America, What Went Wrong" and "The Overworked American"--are presented along with a mention of past books, such as "The Crisis of Democracy," to show that the social contract which has existed...
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475. AUSTIN'S "RODNEY KING" In light of the furor over the acquittal of the Los Angeles police in the beating of Rodney King, we review previous programs of the beatings of Austin's Chicano community activist Paul Hernandez. The video footage is shocking. Recorded Spring, 1984 News: September 4, 1992 Copyright September, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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Emphases in this potpourri: A video "essay" called "Lines in the Sand" by Ed Griffin-Nolan, containing an evaluation of the Gulf War and the manipulation of public opinion by the government and the media; propagandizing of the American people as observed by Communications professor and author John Downing; and a documentary on the devastating effects of Agent Orange on a Viet Nam War vet and his family. News: April, 1993 "Lines in the Sand" Copyright: 1991 Agent...
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349. GUATEMALA: A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW (PART I) This two-part series provides us with a comprehensive background for understanding what is happening in Guatemala. It features a touching documentary on the history of the country, the genocidal terror which the government has been carrying out for many years, and the people's struggles to defend themselves and to improve their poor living conditions. One of our two Guatemalan guests is Dr. Arturo Arias of the Latin American Studies Department of...
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Devon Webber tells her incredible story of how her pederast, drug addict ex-husband (a prominent medical doctor) was given custody of her children by a judge with a questionable past. She also relates the devastating effect this had on her life, and how she overcame these problems so that now she lectures and assists others who are in need of help and information about child abuse. This program also shows how the power structure of a small town works to protect its members, even when one of the...
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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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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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382. EL SALVADOR: THE CONTINUING STRUGGLE Centerpiece is a moving and informative documentary, "The People Will Not Be Silent", on the struggles of the Salvadoran people along with their successes and their tragedies. It shows the amazing courage of the people, who continue to struggle for survival and human dignity despite the continued horrible repression. Even some of the people who are on the documentary do not survive. News: May 9, 1989; March, 1989 Copyright May, 1989...
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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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