dinsdag 4 mei 2010

The speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
It not only contains the full text of many of King's important speeches, including "I Have a Dream," but also contains original footage of many important events of the Civil Rights Movement. It is excellent for both history and rhetorical analysis. Most students are moved by the film and come away with new respect. Highly recommended.
1955 on the Montgomery Bus Boycott (4.5 minutes),
1956-1962 comments on civil disobedience and nonviolent struggle (6 min.), 1963 March on Washington (the " I have a dream " speech - 17 min.),
1965 Selma, Alabama and the March on Montgomery "How long? Not long?" (9 min.),
1963-1968 comments on the continuing struggle (4 min.),
April 3, 1968 final address "I've been to the mountaintop" (2.5 min.)
Memorial for Dr. King by Robert Kennedy (2.5 min.)
47min divx avi.
hard English subtitles.


Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have a Dream
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King spoke these words as he addressed a crowd of more than 200,000 civil rights protesters gathered at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Two months earlier, President John Kennedy had sent a civil rights bill to Congress, but it was struck down. Although Kennedy was concerned about the possibility of widespread violence during this protest, he realized he was powerless to stop it and embraced the movement instead. Known as the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," the country expected to hear King deliver strong words to his opponents. Instead, his "I Have a Dream" speech was one of heartfelt passion and poetic eloquence that still echoes in our memory.
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech stands today as one of the most famous and important speeches in modern history. As the cornerstone of the civil rights movement, it was a message of non-violent opposition to the blight of racism and discrimination in the United States.
After a brief introduction narrated by Peter Jennings, about 5 minutes about the civil right's movement and circumstances leading up to the famous march on Washington, the speech is presented in its entirety.
Perhaps the single most important reason to watch the video (as opposed to reading a text version of the speech) is to witness King's change in tone, demeanor and style as he reaches the end of the speech. As he begins to call for "letting freedom ring" he abandons his notes and begins to seemingly speak extemporaneously, and the passion in his voice begins to rise. It is a powerful visual, lost in any textual version.

*I Have a Dream 20min
*The Big March (Newsreel, 1963)5min
*March on Washington (1963) (17min very sharp picture)
speeches by Ralph Abernathy, Burt Lancaster, Roy Wilkins. Martin Luther King JR (very briefly on stage and comments afterwards)
*The March Twenty Years Later (1983) 16min
pre-march: Gloria Steinem, Coretta Scott King,Ralph Abernathy, Bill Cosby, Dick Gregory
on stage at march: Walter Fauntroy, Benjamin Hooks, Joseph Lowery, Jesse Jackson


The Speeches Collection - John F. Kennedy

Given that these collections have to be pretty short -- typically 70 minutes -- this one has an amazing range of good material in it. Nearly every major speech of the 1960 campaign and of the presidency is here, althought most have to be represented by brief clips (but the clips are well-chosen). The editing of "Ich bin ein berliner", of the Texas "we will go to the moon" speech, and of the "New Frontier" (1960 convention acceptance speech) in particular, is shrewd and gives you a really good feel for what JFK was good at as a speaker -- probably the last of two great masters (the other was Martin Luther King) of the transitional style (the one we associate with FDR, Robert Taft, Adlai Stevenson, or Douglas MacArthur) in American public address.
Two unfortunate omissions are the American University "peace" address, and the complete omission of material from the Senate. There is occasional overlaying with "nostalgia" footage but it's mercifully brief and seldom obscures the speeches themselves. Clips of the speeches addressing the federalizing of the Alabama Guard in the U of A integration struggle, and of the announcement of the blockade during the Cuban missile crisis, are excellent but it's unfortunate that they are not longer. But these are quibbles.
Some truly great stuff here; a very good cut of the Inaugural (with most of the famous quotes given their proper contexts); nicely chosen clips of the Kennedy-Truman "open convention" squabble; a couple of extemporaneous excoriations of Nixon; the address to Protestant ministers on the subject of Kennedy's religion. Definitely one for your collection if you are interested in public speaking, or if you teach speech or history.

1960 campaign speeches (25 minutes),
1961 Innauguration address (5 min.),
1961 State of the Union address (3 min.),
September 1962 speech at Rice University on the race to the moon (5 min.),
June 1963 Civil Rights speech (12 min.),
June 1963 address in Berlin (5 min.),
1962 Cuban Missile Crisis (6 min.),
1963 State of the Union address (3 min.)
1962 State of the Union address (3 min.).
57min divx avi. each bit plays by itself. you can join the separate avi files real fast with freeware virtualdub,
which is also great for splitting large avi files

Hard English subtitles.


Godfathers of Havana - History Channel Declassified

Step back in time to when Havana was a favorite escape of the moneyed elite and a cash cow for organized crime.

* See how mobsters exploited the Batista government to turn Havana into a "sin city" of the South.
* This incisive series exposes secrets held for decades.
* Features extensive interviews with inside sources and leading scholars.

They are the stories that have been suppressed or overlooked for years and even generations. They expose the dark side of heroes, the humanity of villains, and the behind-the-scenes deals and bargains struck on the eve of history's most important events. Filled with extraordinary footage and interviews with eyewitnesses and experts, DECLASSIFIED illuminates fresh facets of some of the most compelling personalities and moments of the past.

When Castro came to power in 1958, the Batista government was not the only thing kicked out of Cuba. The mobsters who had long dominated Havana's sultry nights lost a seemingly unstoppable cash machine. More than just a haven for rum and rhumba, the Caribbean capital was at the crossroads of the narcotics superhighway and a haven for gangsters who provided high-profile, high-life visitors with anything their hearts desired. In this evocative hour, DECLASSIFIED prowls the streets of pre-Castro Havana shedding light on secrets held for generations.


Castro the Survivor - History Channel Declassified

Despite the best efforts of the U.S. government, legal and illegal, Fidel Castro still rules in Havana. The target of a protracted series of assassination attempts, he survived them all.


Tiananmen Square - History Channel Declassified

The famed demonstrations in Beijing's Tiananmen Square started out as China's answer to Woodstock, but ended like Kent State.


The Tet Offensive - History Channel Declassified

Newly uncovered evidence suggests the CIA was aware of the sneak attack which led to the end of the Vietnam War.

* This incisive series exposes secrets held for decades.
* Features extensive interviews with inside sources and leading scholars.
* Relive the bloody battle which shattered the long stalemate in Southeast Asia.

They are the stories that have been suppressed or overlooked for years and even generations. They expose the dark side of heroes, the humanity of villains, and the behind-the-scenes deals and bargains struck on the eve of history's most important events.

Filled with extraordinary footage and interviews with eyewitnesses and experts, DECLASSIFIED illuminates fresh facets of some of the most compelling personalities and moments of the past.

It began with a suicide attack on the U.S. Embassy Compound. It ended with some 80,000 casualties, and though technically the Americans won the battle, it essentially cost them the war--and claimed President Johnson's political career. The year was 1968 and this decisive military action came to be known as the Tet Offensive. Newly uncovered materials, including long-ignored CIA warnings of a sneak attack, help reveal the story of the battle that broke the stalemate in Southeast Asia.


John Lennon - History Channel Declassified

See how the FBI kept track of the pop icon during the heyday of the Beatles' success.

* Trace the history of the FBI's counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO).
* DECLASSIFIED delves into formerly secret government archives to reveal untold stories.
* See why the FBI deemed John Lennon a potential threat.

Under the old order of U.S. intelligence agencies, the FBI had America and the CIA had the world. From 1956 to 1971, the FBI reacted to social changes such as the Civil Rights Movement with a sweeping counter intelligence program, inelegantly dubbed COINTELPRO.

DECLASSIFIED opens up the archives of this questionable undertaking to see just who Hoover's G-Men viewed as potentially un-American. John Kerry and Martin Luther King Jr. both made the list, but so did one very famous Brit--John Lennon. Using information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, this program details how John, his family and his friends were affected by the FBI's attentions. Though the program was secret, its effects were obvious to many, including the Beatle who came to adopt America as his home, even while the FBI was watching his every move.


The Taliban - History Channel Declassified

In this eye-opening documentary, inside sources and restricted material expose the role of the United States and the Soviet Union in empowering - and in many ways creating - the Taliban.

* This incisive series exposes secrets held for decades.
* A revealing look at how the US - and the USSR - enabled our own worst enemy.
* Features extensive interviews with inside sources and leading scholars.

They are the stories that have been suppressed or overlooked for years and even generations. They expose the dark side of heroes, the humanity of villains, and the behind-the-scenes deals and bargains struck on the eve of history's most important events. Filled with extraordinary footage and interviews with eyewitnesses and experts, DECLASSIFIED illuminates fresh facets of some of the most compelling personalities and moments of the past.

First the Soviets bought them off and then the US sent them arms.

To the United States and the Soviet Union, Afghanistan was always a pawn in a much bigger game. The Russians sent in troops and we sent in the CIA to train the Mujahedin to kill Russians. But then the Taliban arose and the pawns started moving on their own.

DECLASSIFIED mines guarded vaults and archives around the world to reveal the untold story of how the pieces turned on the players and the jihad came to Kabul and the streets of New York.

This special presentation from THE HISTORY CHANNEL® demonstrates the immediacy and the compelling relevance of history in our daily lives.


Secrets of World War I - History Channel Declassified

This is the secret story of "the War to End All Wars" and what happened when the first weapons of mass destruction reached the battlefield.

We uncover the forgotten story of the secret deals, government mistakes, political intolerance, and America's role in the war. We mine formerly guarded vaults and archives worldwide, reviewing once top-secret footage and declassified materials to search for the facts behind the thrilling stories with which we've become familiar.


Joseph Stalin - History Channel Declassified

Joseph Stalin remains a powerful and dark figure even 50 years after his death. His legacy as a personification of evil in the 20th century rivals Adolf Hitler’s. Using newly unearthed materials and testimony, the episode reveals a never-before-seen Stalin.


Ayatollah Khomein - History Channel Declassified

Before the world heard of Osama bin Laden, there was Ayatollah Khomeini--at the time, the most radical Muslim leader of the 20th century, who challenged the world's ''infidels'' in the name of Allah.

With the takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran and the capture of 52 hostages, Khomeini and his followers launched a murderous Islamic revolution. In time, his inspiration would lead to coups, terrorist bombings, hijackings, and assaults against a demonized West. For some faithful Muslims, his rise became the inspiration for political rebirth.


Chairman Mao - History Channel Declassified

Mao was the 20th century's answer to Napoleon: a brilliant tactician, a political and economic theorist, and a statesman who ruled a billion people for three decades.


maandag 3 mei 2010

Mao Tse Tung, China's peasant emperor - A&E Biography (2005)


For 25 years Mao Zedong ruled one quarter of the world's population. This is the extraordinary story of a farmer's son who became a God in his life time but in private never shook off his peasant roots; a man who presided over one of the most radical experiments in social reform ever seen in human history but who will be remembered as one of the bloodiest dictators of the twentieth century. This program--told through the accounts of those who have met and studied him, loved and loathed him--includes archive film and pictures going back to the very earliest days of Mao's life, as well as unique film of China at the turn of the century and during key episodes in Mao's communist revolution. It includes harrowing and eye-witness accounts of such momentous events as the cultural revolution, the Great Leap Forward and the most severe man-made famine ever recorded.


Passports to Kill - BBC Panorama

It was a murder plot all captured on CCTV: the victim, and the disguised hit squad who stalked then killed him in a hotel room in Dubai. But who murdered Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, and why? Panorama's Jane Corbin tracks down the answers in Israel, Gaza and Dubai, and shows how British passports and stolen identities were used in a crime which was never meant to be revealed to the world.





Line of fire - Arnhem

Video: XVID 720x544 25.00fps
Audio: Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 192Kbps


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Age Of Terror - 4 episodes

In his epic new series, the Age of Terror, journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror over more than 30 years.

In each episode Peter Taylor investigates a notorious terror attack that was emblematic of a particular phase in the modern history of political violence.

Part 1 - Terror International
The first programme in the series tells the extraordinary story of the 1976 hijacking of a plane by Palestinians in alliance with German Marxist revolutionaries.

The hijackers issued a surprising order. They told the pilot to fly to Uganda... the fiefdom of one of Africa's most controversial leaders, Idi Amin. The hijackers demanded the release of 40 Palestinian prisoners in Israel and six prisoners in Germany within three days.

In a chilling twist to the ordeal, the hijackers called out the names of all the Israeli hostages and put them in a separate room. They then set all the other hostages free.

Part 2 - Ten Days of Terror
In 1987, over 10 days, two dramatic events took place that altered the course of the IRA's activities in Northern Ireland.

One was an eye-opening revelation of how rogue states sponsor terrorist acts, discovered when a vast arsenal of weaponry was found aboard a Swedish-named ship, the Eksund: weapons that had been supplied by Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

The other was a brutal massacre of civilians at the Remembrance Day parade at Enniskillen, which created a universal wave of anger and condemnation.

Part 3 - The Paris Plot
On Christmas Eve, 1994, four Islamist extremists are preparing to hijack an Air France plane. But this was a hijacking with a terrible difference. No political demands. No negotiations over hostages.

The plan was to divert the plane and use it as a missile, a weapon of mass destruction landing in the heart of Paris.

On the ground in Algiers, the authorities refused all offers of military help from France. Then after the death of a third hostage, the Algerian authorities agreed to allow the plane to leave for Paris.

Part 4 - The War on the West
On Friday 7 August 1998, two men in a delivery truck set off from a suburb of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. It carried more than 700 kilograms of explosives.

Forty-five minutes later, the truck pulled up at the rear entrance of the United States Embassy - and detonated.

Over 200 people were killed, thousands more were injured. This was Osama Bin Laden's first major strike in his promised jihad.





Anna Politkovskaya, Seven Years on the Frontline - 2008

This is Anna Politkovskaya’s life story, told in documentary scenes and in the words of friends and colleagues. We meet: Galina Musaliyeva,

who had shared a room with her in the editorial office of Novaya Gazeta newspaper; Lidia Yusupova, a lawyer from Grozny who spent many years

searching for the lost people in Chechnya and received the prestigious Martin Ennals Award in 2004; and Vyaceslav Izmailov, another colleague

from Novaya Gazeta who has started his own investigations to find out who killed Anna.

This film is about Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian journalist who won international recognition for reporting work on the conflict in Chechnya

in which she sought to expose human rights abuses. She spent seven years on the frontline, often in extremely dangerous situations. Anna

Politkovskaya was murdered in Moscow on October 7, 2006. To understand Anna's personality, her work and duties, as much as her fears and

feeling of loneliness, we meet her friends and colleagues who stood by her during hard times. Galina Musaliyeva shared a room with Anna in the

editorial office of Novaya Gazeta for the last seven years. Lidia Yusupova is a lawyer from Grozny searching for the lost people in Chechnya.

Svetlana Gannushkina, Chairman of the Committee "Civil Assistance" and a Board Member of Memorial Human Rights Center, has also worked with

Anna helping fugitives and emigrants from the former Soviet Union republics. Vyacheslav Izmailov, another colleague of Anna from Novaya

Gazeta, started his own investigations, trying to find out who killed Anna.



zondag 2 mei 2010

Timothy McVeigh - A&E Biography

He was an average kid who seemed to find his niche in the army. But his service in the Gulf War left him disenchanted, and he drifted to the shady world of militias, conspiracy theorists and right-wing activism. Timothy McVeigh earned the death penalty for his role in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. BIOGRAPHY; traces his life from his unremarkable childhood in New York State to his emergence as the symbol for the new face of terrorism in America. Childhood neighbors and friends recall a normal kid who fit in fine, and army buddies remember the successful soldier who seemed well-positioned for a career in the military. But something happened, and McVeigh became disenchanted with the military, the government and, ultimately, America. Here, his biographer examines the forces that led McVeigh to commit his heinous crime, and extensive footage and news coverage relives the bombing that shocked the nation, and the investigation and trial that followed. From decorated soldier to reviled mass-murderer, this is the chilling tale of one man's journey to evil.


Provos, Loyalists and Brits

Provos Loyalists and Brits is a three DVD Boxset containing the complete ten part series of a remarkable in depth investigation into the heart of The Troubles in N. Ireland. With the aid of hours and hours of film footage and straight forward interviews with IRA, UVF, UFF, MI5, Special Branch and undercover soldiers, you’ll learn the shocking facts which sound stranger than fiction, surrounding the most controversial killings and events in N. Ireland. This series pieces together the whole picture from all sides involved in the conflict.


Police state 4 - The rise of FEMA (Alex Jones)

Alex Jones' Prison Planet Member EXCLUSIVE ripped straight from the site. Check it out, and subscribe. To find out more search for my uploads "TRUTHDOC" and visit the website http://www.infowars.com

Tyranny is HERE! The grim future foretold in 1984 has become reality. The United States is now recognized globally as one of the most oppressive police states on earth. And it's only getting worse.

POLICE STATE 4 chronicles the sickening depths to which our republic has fallen. Veteran documentary filmmaker Alex Jones conclusively proves the existence of a secret network of FEMA camps, now being expanded nationwide. The military industrial complex is transforming our once free nation into a giant prison camp. A cashless society control grid, constructed in the name of fighting terrorism, was actually built to enslave the American people. Body scanners, sound cannons, citizen spies, staged terror and cameras on every street corner -- it's only the beginning of the New World Order's hellish plan.

This film exposes how the "Continuity of Government" program has established an all powerful shadow state. Prepare to enter the secretive world of emergency dictatorship, FEMA camps, and a shredded Constitution. Witness police and military savagely attacking innocent citizens as our own government unleashes false flag operations to justify its oppression. Then watch as Alex Jones takes on corrupt mercenary police and exposes mainstream media brainwashing.



Spyweb - CIA (History channel)


Spyweb - Mossad (History channel)

The Mossad is renowned for its efficiency and effectiveness as an intelligence and espionage agency. Efficiency and effectiveness may be interpreted by some as brutality and ruthlessness. There are few 'punches pulled' in this program. This program deals with some of the Mossad's most spectacular 'successes' and some of its failures. The role it has played since its formation has been crucial to the survival of Israel.




zaterdag 1 mei 2010

Munich - Operation Bayonet (2006)

For the first time, the real story of the Israeli Mossad's "Bayonet" unit responsible for Israel’s retaliation against the Palestinian Black September terrorist organization, following the 1972 massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.

Many accounts exist of the Mossad’s operations throughout the Middle East and West Europe, and yet MUNICH: OPERATION BAYONET revisits the scenes of the operations with the Mossad agents responsible, as well as presenting the personal accounts of CIA operatives and the surviving Black September members.

MUNICH: OPERATION BAYONET gives an unrivalled and compelling account of Israel’s unprecedented actions, told first-hand by the people involved.