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Wide Angle . Victory is Your Duty . Intro | PBS

Wide Angle . Victory is Your Duty . Intro | PBS
The Issue
In the past seven Olympic Games, Cuba, an island nation with a population of 11 million people, has dominated the sport of boxing: 32 medals, 26 gold. Boxing has held a special place of honor in Cuban society since the Revolution, not least because Castro has deployed the nation's athletes as an unconventional tool of foreign and domestic policy. Sport propels the nation onto the world stage - allowing it to break out of economic and political isolation into a very public and superficially apolitical arena. While the country has never had the military might to challenge the U.S., it has found a way to compete inside the ropes of the boxing ring. Now, as Castro's faltering health has thrown the future into question, Cuba's athletes, as well as the rest its citizens will face a crucial time of transition. While the shift of power from Fidel to his brother Raul seems to have gone smoothly, there are some indications that…

Nation & World | Rastafarians don't give up the fight to live in Ethiopia | Seattle Times Newspaper

Nation & World | Rastafarians don't give up the fight to live in Ethiopia | Seattle Times Newspaper: "."
SHASHAMANE, Ethiopia -- The promised land of the world's Rastafarians can be found along a narrow highway in Ethiopia's ancient Rift Valley, a landscape of scattered trees with trunks the size of houses and fields of grain that shimmer in the sunlight like a bronze haze.

The Israel Lobby. Portrait of a Great Taboo

The Israel Lobby. Portrait of a Great Taboo: "The Israel Lobby. Portrait of a Great Taboo

The Power of the Israel Lobby in the United States

This is a must watch video
Tegenlicht, a documentary program by the Dutch public broadcast organization VPRO, allows several interesting opinion makers to speak on the future of the American and Israel relationship and the reception of John Mearsheimers and Steve Walts article 'The Israel Lobby and US foreign policy.'
Includes interviews with John Mearsheimer, former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell, Lawrence Wilkerson, cofounder of the Christians United for Israel lobbying group John Hagee, neoconservative Richard Perle and historian Tony Judt express their views in Marije Meermans and William de Bruijns documentary. The Israel Lobby. Portrait of a Great Taboo

The Power of the Israel Lobby in the United States

This is a must watch video
Tegenlicht, a documentary program by the Dutch public broadcast organi…

Abu Ghraib - The Sequel - Real Video

Abu Ghraib - The Sequel - Real Video: "Abu Ghraib - The Sequel
This is a must watch video

With the response to those Danish cartoons and the British Army beatings in Iraq, still running red-hot in the Islamic world, tonight, even uglier images from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

Back in 2004 when the first shocking pictures were originally leaked, the world recoiled in horror, but since then the Bush Administration has fought tooth and nail to prevent the American public from seeing any new images of the treatment of Iraqi detainees, but tonight Dateline reporter Olivia Rousset reveals new photos and videos. Despite the currently overheated international climate, we are showing them because they show the extent of the horror that occurred at Abu Ghraib. A serious warning though - some of the images you're about to see are pretty confronting and may offend some of you. "

Chechnya Weekly from the Jamestown Foundation

Chechnya Weekly from the Jamestown Foundation: "The Continuing Exodus of Ethnic Russians from the Caucasus
By Mayrbek Vachagaev
Starting in the 16th century and continuing into the 19th century, Russian settlers followed Russia’s armies in the process of annexing the Caucasus. The first Russians in the region came as refugees, fleeing their own oppressors, and settled among the mountaineers, adopting local clothes (e.g. the “cherkesska”), local lifestyles, and living next to the indigenous population in a neighborly fashion [1]. Those later migrants that came in the wake of the imperial army were unwelcome and received an entirely different treatment from the highlanders. The 19th century, the bloodiest and most tragic century in the history of the mountaineers, saw the indigenous peoples forced into the highlands and their lands given to the quasi-military communities of the Russian Cossacks. "

Beslan child hostages killed by Russian forces - Kavkazcenter.com

Beslan child hostages killed by Russian forces - Kavkazcenter.com: "Relatives of the more than 330 victims of the Beslan school siege have released a video that they say proves Russian security forces caused the massacre by firing grenades on the besieged building.

Many of the relatives of those killed at the bloody school siege in September, 2004 have never believed the official version of events"

Matrix Of Evil

MATRIX OF EVIL

Some of the best minds in the country, coming from different sectors of the political spectrum combine in this film to ... all » expose an intricate web of deceitful wickness controlling America today.

Matrix of Evil contains footage from speeches and conversations with Alex Jones, Congressman Ron Paul, Colonel Craig Roberts, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and Frank Morales which cover and include:

-How the private banks control the military-industrial complex

-Expert analyses of the USA Patriot Act and the latest police state developments

-Globalist financial policies pushing America and the world into depression

-How the neoconservative movement controlling the Bush administration is nothing more than a trojan horse for a big government agenda of ivory tower social engineers

-The latest revelations concerning cashless society control grid, satellite tracking, cellphone tracking, DARPA surveillance, the end of Posse Comitatus, the federalization of local police and gov…

Guillotining Gaza

Guillotining Gaza: "Guillotining Gaza

By Noam Chomsky
07/30/07 -- -- - THE death of a nation is a rare and somber event. But the vision of a unified, independent Palestine threatens to be another casualty of a Hamas-Fatah civil war, stoked by Israel and its enabling ally the United States."

Iraq: One in seven joins human tide spilling into neighbouring countries

Iraq: One in seven joins human tide spilling into neighbouring countries
Iraq: One in seven joins human tide spilling into neighbouring countries

By Patrick Cockburn in Sulaymaniyah

07/30/07 "The Independent" -- -- Two thousand Iraqis are fleeing their homes every day. It is the greatest mass exodus of people ever in the Middle East and dwarfs anything seen in Europe since the Second World War. Four million people, one in seven Iraqis, have run away, because if they do not they will be killed. Two million have left Iraq, mainly for Syria and Jordan, and the same number have fled within the country.

Arms for Arab Authoritarians, as US Turns Back Clock - by Jim Lobe

Arms for Arab Authoritarians, as US Turns Back Clock - by Jim Lobe: "Just 25 months after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denounced 60 years of U.S. support for authoritarian governments in Arab world, she and Pentagon chief Robert Gates are on their way to the Middle East bearing arms and an uncannily familiar strategic vision to the same regimes."