Category Archives: Culture & Society

21st Century Schizoid Man

Painting by Barry Godber (1946–1970), slightly enhanced by me. Click image to enlarge. Stumbled upon this old record cover from King Crimson’s first album and thought how well it illustrated the fear and paranoia that corporate media and politicians worldwide … Continue reading

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Pest or Cholera? Your Choice, Dear Americans

Background image of Cornel West is courtesy of The News Journal, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. “If we choose between Trump and Biden today, next time we will have to choose between Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton. This … Continue reading

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Samsara

The above video is just a short teaser or appetiser, if you will. Watch the full film below. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS … Continue reading

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HUMAN – the Movie

What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? The quest for discovery? Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories … Continue reading

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Baraka

Baraka is a 1992 non-narrative documentary film directed by Ron Fricke. It explores themes via a compilation of natural events, life, human activities and technological phenomena shot in 24 countries on six continents over a 14-month period. Locations featured include … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky: The U.S. is Simply Run by Sociopaths

How did the United States — the richest country in the world — become the worldwide epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with one person dying of COVID-19 every 47 seconds? We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political … Continue reading

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Peace and War: The View from Russia

From poisoning former spies in London to tampering in US elections. Leading the military support for Bashar al-Assad in Syria and playing a part in the pro-leave campaign in Britain’s Brexit referendum. From nurturing friendly relations with Iran and Turkey … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden: The Surveillance States Will Outlast the Coronavirus

Via a video link to the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Edward Snowden warned that the emergency measures passed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic tend to be sticky. “The emergency tends to be expanded. Then the authorities become comfortable with … Continue reading

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British Royal Family Condemns Media’s Ugly Attacks on Their Traditional Practice of Sexual Abuse

Prince Andrew and Queen Elizabeth II (Image source: The Onion). Click image to enlarge. LONDON—Defending the allegations of sexual assault against Prince Andrew as integral to their rich and storied culture, the British royal family issued a statement Tuesday condemning … Continue reading

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The BBC Newsnight Interview with Prince Andrew

In a Newsnight special, Emily Maitlis interviews the Duke of York as he speaks for the first time about his relationship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and allegations which have been made against him over his own conduct. The Prince, … Continue reading

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