Roger Annis, coordinator of the Canada Haiti Action Network in Vancouver and director of a ten-day fact-finding and solidarity mission to Haiti in June, 2011.
Nicole Phillips, staff attorney for the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, adjunct professor at University of San Francisco and assistant director for Haiti programs at the university.
Eric Pierre, Haiti's honorary consul general in Toronto.
Updates on the ongoing legal efforts to try Jean Claude Duvalier for human rights abuses against the Haitian people and the strong legal action against the United Nations on behalf of 5,000 victims of cholera for its role in the introduction of cholera into Haiti.
Evaluation of the aid and recovery effort in Haiti, two years following the earthquake. Has it met the expectations of the Haitian people, and if not, why not?
What is Canada's role in aid and recovery in Haiti?
The future of the United Nations police and military occupation force in Haiti.
The documentary explores the abuses behind the State Secrets Privilege as invoked in FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds's case as well as highlighting the travails and persecution of U.S. national security whistleblowers.
The filmmakers, Mathieu Verboud and Jean Robert Viallet, spent nearly two years interviewing witnesses and researching the invocation and implementation of the state secrets privilege in Edmonds's case. Based on their documented findings and interviews with experts such as David Albright, Philip Giraldi, John Cole, Joseph Trento, Glenn Fine, David Rose, and others familiar with Edmonds's case, the film presents a terrifying picture of Turkish networks - activities in global nuclear black-market, narcotics and illegal arms trafficking activities in the United States, and examines the extraordinary efforts of officials within the US Government to insure that the secrecy surrounding Edmonds's case be maintained at any cost - from Edmonds's termination from the FBI, to invoking the State Secrets Privilege, to gagging the U.S. Congress. The film documents the formation of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition and the collective struggle of its members to bring legislative and media attention to retaliation by national security agencies against whistleblowers, and the resulting danger such suppression of the truth causes the United States. The entrenched bureaucratic power of the United States government would rather sacrifice those who would reveal the truth than face the changes necessary to protect the nation. The filmmakers interviewed many high-profile national security whistleblowers, including Daniel Ellsberg, Coleen Rowley (FBI), Russell Tice (NSA), Bogdan Dzakovic (DHS), John Vincent (FBI), Steve Elson (FAA), John M. Cole (FBI), and Matthew Fogg, among others. -Project Camelot Channel
063 Punishment and Profits: Immigration Detention (documentary, 10 Apr 2012)
Under the Obama administration, the detention and deportation of immigrants has reached an all-time high. Every day, the U.S. government detains more than 33,000 non-citizens at the cost of $5.5mn a day. That is a lot of money for the powerful private prison industry, which spends millions of dollars on lobbying and now operates nearly half of the country's immigration detention centres.
Fault Lines travels to Texas and Florida to investigate the business of immigrant detention in the U.S. and to find out how a handful of companies have managed to shape U.S. immigration laws.
064 Llaguno Bridge: Keys to a Massacre (Complete Movie) (documentary, 2004)
(Panafilms / 2004 / 104 mins) English with English subtitles
This feature-length documentary is a comprehensive audio-visual investigation into the events surrounding the 2002 coup d'etat in Venezuela.
The whole world knew that on the 11 of April, 2002, in Venezuela, there occurred a massacre. The whole world condemned the deaths of so many humans. Several people that were filmed shooting from a bridge in Caracas were shown as the culprits of the massacre that caused 19 fatal deaths. This information went around the world. But together with the deaths and injuries from that day, there was another victim: The truth. This documentary shows images, testimony, and key historical facts hidden by many mainstream media about the massacre at Llaguno Bridge.
Direction and Script: Angel Palacios. General Production: Panafilms. Executive Production: ANMCLA. Production: G.Luis Serrano. Computer Graphics: Douglas Aponte. Audio and Video Post-Production: Andres Petit, Carlos Yegres, Miguel Arias, Edgar Torres. Cameras: Jose L.Saldivia, Gabriela Fuentes, Víctor Gozón, Cèsar Rico. Music: Gilberto Simoza, Mary Pili Hernández
The English translation and voice-over of Llaguno Bridge was done by Estreito Meios co-founder Michael Fox, who is authorized to promote and distribute the movie online and in DVD.
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Julian Assange talks to the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. Correa is a left wing populist who has changed the face of Ecuador. But unlike his predecessors he holds a Ph.D. in economics. According to U.S. embassy cables, Correa is the most popular President in Ecuador's democratic history. But in 2010 he was taken hostage in an attempted coup d'etat. He blames the coup attempt on corrupt media and has launched a controversial counter-offensive. Correa says the media defines what reforms are possible. Assange tries to figure out is Ecuadorian president justified and what is his vision for Latin America.
A furious invisible war over our society is underway. More refined technologies for collecting netizens' private data pop up every week - and what now exactly is private? Julian Assange asks his Cypherpunk guests: is the world's future tied to the Internet?
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, gets in touch with the Cypherpunks movement to discuss an unseen battlefield - the Internet: how cyber wars are no longer sheer paranoid fantasy, how life turns into goods sold at the market, what the best antidote is to political propaganda.
Cypherpunks is a movement originating from the Cypherpunks' Electronic Mailing List, set up by activists aiming to improve Internet privacy and security through proactive use of cryptography. The movement has been active since the late 1980s. WikiLeaks is one of many projects derived from Cypherpunks. Watch Part 1 of "Cypherpunks" and meet:
In part 2 of the Cypherpunks interview, problems of privacy and freedom in online communication are raked over by Julian Assange with his guests Andy Muller-Maguhn, Jeremie Zimmermann and Jacob Appelbaum. They look for solutions to state and corporate invasions of privacy and restrictions on the free movement of information.
The War On Democracy (2007) was John Pilger's first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
Using archive footage sourced by Michael Moore's archivist Carl Deal, the film shows how serial U.S. intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example, was ousted by a U.S. backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military dictatorship of General Pinochet. Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador have all been invaded by the United States.
069 Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror (educational short, 22 Jun 2012)
Team members share the challenges of Curiosity's final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars. They designed a "sky-crane" - along with a beefed-up heat shield and parachute - to slow 3 tons of spacecraft from bullet speeds to a gentle stop on the surface, in 7 minutes. Plus, their targeted landing zone this time is one-fifth the size of previous landing zones. All this will be in the hands of the spacecraft and its 500,000 lines of code.
Landing the Curiosity rover on Mars is scheduled to take place on 5 August 2012 at 10:31 p.m. PDT.
Gasland director Josh Fox releases a short film targeting the Democratic governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, for his plan to open economically distressed parts of the state to hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The 18-minute film skewers Cuomo for his plans and exposes oil and gas industry internal documents which detail that some of corporations also have concerns about well safety and water contamination. About KWSnet
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