What is the role of robots and drones in wars and how will they shape the future of the US military? This is an excellent Fault Lines episode. (24 min)
At least 12 people have been killed and more than 2,500 injured in the third day of clashes between police and protesters in Egypt. The latest unrest came after the deaths of 74 people at a football match on Wednesday. Protesters blame loyalists of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak for trying to destabilize the country. (1 min)
A two-year examination into the massive, unwieldy, top-secret world the US government has created in response to 9/11. FRONTLINE reveals 9/11′s unprecedented yet largely invisible legacy. Segment 1 (11 min)
With over $100 Billion in annual revenues and 70000 employees in Iraq alone, the private military industry is booming, yet few civilians know anything about it. Shadow Company, a groundbreaking feature-length documentary, takes you deep inside this secret world that is changing the face of modern warfare. What are we really risking by allowing profit-motivated corporations into the business of war?
Winner of 4 LEO Film and TV awards, used as research for the movie “Blood Diamond”, screened on Capitol Hill and praised by Amnesty International, this excellent politically balanced documentary is a must see for anyone who wants to know how the rules of war have changed. Segment 1 (10 min)
This film goes in detail through the untold history of The Project for the New American Century with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present. The PNAC is a think tank founded by neoconservatives with the stated goal “to promote American global leadership.” PNAC members includes Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz & Richard Pearl who all exerted influence on high-level U.S. government officials in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush and affected the Bush Administration’s development of military and foreign policies, especially involving national security and the Iraq War.
“Historically accurate, narratively captivating, The New American Century is one of the best films about the facts behind the 9/11 attacks”. — Webster G. Tarpley (94 min)
Almost 10 years of hunting the most wanted man has come to an end. Osama bin Laden is dead. It’s the biggest victory for the US in its fight against Al Queda since 9/11. How did they do it, what’s been achieved and how does it affect the US in the region. Al Jazeera English hosts this panel discussion. (24 min)
Al Jazeera presents this short film following the activists who led Egypt’s revolution, as they attempt to capitalize on their unexpected success. (47 min)
In Stealing A Nation, John Pilger reveals the extraordinary story of the secret expulsion of the entire population of the Chagos islands in the Indian Ocean by successive British governments, so that the principal island, Diego Garcia, could be handed to the United States as a major military base. It is from this base that American aircraft have attacked Iraq and Afghanistan. (56 min)
“This is a shocking, almost incredible story. A government calling itself civilized tricked and expelled its most vulnerable citizens so that it could give their homeland to a foreign power… ministers and their officials then mounted a campaign of deception all the way up to the prime minister.” John Pilger
Combining live-action footage shot in Mongolia with CGI software used in Lord of the Rings, the recreation of battle scenes is taken to a new level in presenting the story of how Genghis conquered an empire greater than the Roman Empire at its peak. Segment 1 (9:36 min)