July 31, 2007 Our History was Destroyed During Slavery
Malcolm X appears on television in Chicago on March 17, 1963.
"My father didn't know his last name. My father got his last name from
his grandfather and his grandfather got it from his grandfather who got it from
the slavemaster. The real names of our people were destroyed during slavery.
The last name of my forefathers was taken from them when they were brought
to America and made slaves, and then the name of the slavemaster was given,
which we refuse, we reject that name today and refuse it. I never acknowledge
23, 2007 Joe Biden responds
to Rudy Giuliani
Joe Biden responds to Rudy Giuliani's YouTube Spotlight video where Rudy claims
to lay out a plan to protect America. It's time for all Republican candidates
to put the safety of the American people over loyalty to President George W.
19, 2007 Manufactured Landscapes
by Jennifer Baichwal
A feature length documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward
Burtynsky who makes large-scale photographs of 'manufactured landscapes' — quarries,
recycling yards, factories, mines, dams. Burtynsky photographs civilization's
materials and debris, but in a way people describe as "stunning" or "beautiful," and
so raises all kinds of questions about ethics and aesthetics without trying to
easily answer them.
The film follows Burtynsky
to China as he travels the country photographing the evidence and effects
of that country's massive industrial revolution. Sites such as the Three
Gorges Dam, which is bigger by 50% than any other dam in the world and
displaced over a million people, factory floors over a kilometre long,
and the breathtaking scale of Shanghai's urban renewal are subjects for
his lens and our motion picture camera.
Listen to an interview
with Jennifer Baichwal on filmschool.
18, 2007 How to Avoid a Question
White House Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend
In her July 17 press conference on the National Intelligence Estimate on al Qaeda,
Townsend was asked whether or not the Bush Administartion was warned in advance
that al Qaeda would be stronger and that we would be more vulnerable after an
invasion of Iraq. Townsend can't bring herself to speak the truth.
16,2007 Hindu Gods Win in
religious activists who claim to represent Christianity briefly disrupted a Hindu
invocation in the U.S Senate, marring a historic first for the chamber.
Invited by the Senate
to offer Hindu prayers in place of the usual Christian invocation, Rajan
Zed, a Hindu priest from Reno, Nevada, stepped up to the podium for the
landmark occasion when three protesters, said to belong to Operation Save
America, interrupted him by loudly asking for God's forgiveness for allowing
the ''false prayer'' of a Hindu in the Senate chamber.
forgive us father for allowing a prayer of the wicked, which is an abomination
in your sight," the first protester shouted. "This is an abomination.
We shall have no other gods before You."
10, 2007 CNN Gets
Blitzed by Michael Moore
Michael Moore demands an apology from CNN for Dr. Sanjay Gupta's biased reporting
on 'SiCKO' and for helping the Bush administration lie us into a pointless war
9, 2007 Hunter S. Thompson
interviews Keith Richards
Get past the static and hear Thompson as Barbara Walters interview Richard's
Elizabeth Taylor on Christmas Eve 1993 about reincarnation, John Lennon, J. Edgar
Hoover, Altamont, and the creative impulse.
6, 2007 The Air Car
After fourteen years of research and development, Guy
Negre has developed an engine that could become one of the biggest technological
advances of this century. Its application to Compressed Air Technology(CAT) vehicles
gives them significant economical and environmental advantages. With the incorporation
of bi-energy (compressed air + fuel) the CAT Vehicles have increased their driving
range to close to 2000 km with zero pollution in cities and considerably reduced
pollution outside urban areas.
5, 2007 Mike Gravel Explains "The
Two videos , "The Rock" and "Fire" created by Matt Mayes
and Guston Sondin-Klausner have created quite a bit of attention and confusion
around the web. Here is Mike Gravel's explanation of these videos.
3, 2007 "The Most Insidious
George HW Bush
Bush the First has a premonition regarding the character of his namesake son
at the dedication ceremony for the George Bush Center for Intelligence.
2, 2007 The Real Dirt on Farmer
The Real Dirt on Farmer John follows John Peterson's astonishing journey from
farm boy to counter-culture rebel to the son who almost lost the family farm
to a beacon of today's booming organic farming movement and founder of one of
the nation's largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms. The result
is a tale that ebbs and flows with the fortunes of the soil and revealingly mirrors
the changing American times. Listen to an interview with John Peterson on filmschool with
Nathan Callahan and Mike Kaspar.