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07 June 2008

The Iron Wall: Documentary on the Occupied Territories

On the Future of Israel and Palestine: An Interview with Ilan Pappé and Noam Chomsky, By FRANK BARAT

US issues threat to Iraq's $50bn foreign reserves in military deal

Israel attack on Iran 'unavoidable' -- Olmert deputy

Noam Chomsky on nytimes.com. Really

United States of Insecurity: Noam Chomsky interviewed by Gabriel Mathew Schivone,

This article is based on an interview conducted by telephone and e-mail November 27, 2007–February 11, 2008. The interviewer thanks Mary Elizabeth Barnes for help with editing and transcribing this interview.

Iraqi MPs confirm plan for bases in Iraq

06 June 2008

Gore Vidal Lecture from 1981

Congressional Reports: Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence on the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq

Man With A Movie Camera, 1929

Martin Scorsese Interviews

Live Video from National Conference on Media Reform

Socialism 2008 Conference: Chicago, June 19-22

I'll post stuff as it goes up on YouTube; or just go here: Facebook. Below is a video advertisement:

Mark Steel Lectures -- Hilarious Documentaries on Historical Figures....

As promised, some Mark Steel TV lectures for you to download (Right click and select "download file" or similar command in your browser to save to your local machine).

Warning: these are large files that are best downloaded over a broadband internet connection and even then you should be prepared to wait for a while depending on the speed of your connection.

All files are approximately 80 MBytes and 320x240 pixels resolution.

Aristotle
Byron
Chaucer

Cromwell
Darwin
Descartes
Freud
Newton

Cheney blocked talks with Iran

Has Obama moved to the right?

Nah. He's been there for ages.

Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, "What We Say Goes," with David Barsamian, 2007 -- The Whole Enchilada

It's now all up on YouTube, so here 'tis:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

05 June 2008

Revealed: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control, Patrick Cockburn, Independent

2008 National Conference for Media Reform in Minneapolis: Watch Live/Streaming

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Lectures on Great Social Thinkers -- Alan Macfarlane 2001

A series of lectures for second year anthropology students in the Department of Social Anthropology in Cambridge. Topics: A Map of Social Theories, 1000-2000; Montesquieu; Adam Smith; Tocqueville; Marx; Durkheim; Weber; Gellner; Maitland.

04 June 2008

Monty Python 30th Anniversary Documentary

Bush's bankrupt vision, Noam Chomsky, June 2008

Delaying Doomsday, Noam Chomsky, April 2008

And here's the unclassified report cited in the essay linked above: "Essentials of a Post-Cold War Deterrence."

The Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955.

Can a Democrat change US Middle East policy? Noam Chomsky, April 2008

And here's Obama at AIPAC today.

1984: The Film

Fun at AIPAC

They're a million laughs....


02 June 2008

Mathematical Infinity and Human Destiny

01 June 2008

Gore Vidal Interviewed by Melvyn Bragg, South Bank Show, February 18, 2008

Orson Welles' F for Fake, 1974

One of his finest films...enjoy! Intro by Peter Bogdanovich; skip it if you want to experience this fresh....

Gore Vidal: Literary feuds, his 'vicious' mother and rumours of a secret love child