Charlie Brooker takes a polemical look at the way mainstream western news is made and told. When you watch it, it feels really similar to when someone cracks a window in a crowded public toilet. Season 1 Episode 1 Part 1 – Youtube : [youtube]dm4GiyyVKQQ&feature=PlayList&p=6DD223447015D017&index=0&playnext=1[/youtube] In this 1979 episode of 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace talks to President Ford and others about the Swine Flu vaccine of 1976. Note the admitted lack of safety and informed consent, even as TV ads frightened American citizens into getting a shot. Do you think anything has changed today? […]

By Garth Franklin Thursday July 9th 2009 05:14AM Michael Moore’s new global financial crisis documentary has scored a title – “Capitalism: A Love Story” reportsVariety.    The film takes a look at “the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the […]


by Mack White   Sixty-four years ago this month, six million Americans became unwitting subjects in an experiment in psychological warfare. It was the night before Halloween, 1938. At 8 p.m. CST, the Mercury Radio on the Air began broadcasting Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of H. G. Wells’ War of […]

Tuma Hazou, former BBC and ABC Journalist in the Middle East, talks Israel & Hamas after a screening of ‘Edward Said, The Last Interview’. Filmed at Tivoli, Waiheke Island, New Zealand on the 4th of July 2009. Tuma was a refugee from Palestine in 1948.