Monthly Archives: February 2010

Nobel Prize: Fun Facts!

I was watching another John Pilger doc (which will be the topic of the next post) and once again Henry Kissinger’s name came up. I remembered that he had won the Nobel Peace prize for something, and that him winning … Continue reading

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World in Action – The Quiet Mutiny

John Pilger’s first doc (1970), and number 5 of 13 for me, is about Vietnam and the dissatisfaction felt by some of the American soldiers. In his own words: “My first documentary for television was The Quiet Mutiny, made in … Continue reading

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Flying the Flag – Arming the World

Welcome the world of international arms dealing! Well, specifically about Britain’s sale of weapons to countries all over the world, including ones known for their inhumane practices. This documentary, number 4 in my quest to watch 13 of John Pilger’s … Continue reading

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Burp! Pepsi vs. Coke: The Ice Cold War

Documentary 3 of 13 from John Pilger. This one, made in 1984, and as the title probably gives away: unearths the history of the two super companies, and also explores their ties to politics: Nixon and Pepsi, Coca-Cola’s murders in … Continue reading

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Nicaragua – A Nation’s Right to Survive

Alright, 2 of 13 down. This time I watched the 1983 doc “Nicaragua – A Nation’s Right to Survive”. This doc was shot because of the Oct 25th U.S. invasion of Grenada, which Pilger suggests [at the time] would be … Continue reading

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The Silent Death of Cambodia

Okay, so I’ve finished the first film in my attempt to watch the 12 [edit: there’s 13] movies from the John Pilger DVD Box Set: “Documentaries That Changed The World”. This film is from 1979 and is titled: “Year Zero: … Continue reading

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The Unpatriotic Academy

hmmm, with my last two posts I’m afraid people will take me to be anti-American. I am not. However, I do feel as though it is important that we acknowledge some of the atrocities it is responsible for. This made … Continue reading

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