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Frank Morrow

Alternative Views is a public affairs program that produced 563 one-hour TV shows between September, 1978, and April, 1998. It's goal was to provide information and perspectives that either were not shown on the regular media or were greatly distorted by them. The show also provided a platform for other people to present their views and to play their documentaries that the Establishment media would not present. Alternative Views was distributed by mail to 85 cable systems that served over 250...



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126. (N) BOYS FOR SALE (PART I) The tragic and shocking abuse of boy prostitutes is discussed by Dr. Tom Philpott and former Editor of _The Daily Texan_, Mark McKinnon, who has written articles on the subject. Philpott has found that these children are frequently physically abused, even tortured and killed. Many of the men who participate in this "practice" are among some of the most respected people at the top levels of the U.S. corporate and governmental structures. We discuss...
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321. THE CIA, CONGRESS AND THE PRESS A documentary is presented in which former CIA employees and other people who have written about the CIA tell of the extent of penetration of the mass media by the CIA and how the media are used by that agency to manipulate public opinion. CIA whistleblowers such as John Stockwell relate how these operations actually were implemented in various covert actions in which they were involved around the world. At the conclusion of the film, we look with John...
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Author of _Cover Up_ discusses the JFK assassination with emphasis on the new evidence obtained by Congress and by himself through the Freedom of Information Act; also features startling blowups of photographs of the assassination. News: May, 1986 Recorded 1981 Gary Shaw film recorded July, 1978 Copyright July, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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306. THE BUSINESS OF HUNGER Featuring a shocking documentary provided by the Marynoll Sisters, the program shows how peasant farmers are forced off their land in Third World countries to make way for large landowners and multinational agribusiness. By using the land for export crops, people go hungry because the country can no longer provide food for all its people. Additionally, the dispossessed landowners are either forced to work on the big farms at low wages or to go to the cities where...
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396. EMILE de ANTONIO TAKES US BEHIND THE BUSH Award winning documentary producer Emile de Antonio (See program #394.) gives us considerable insight into the history of George Bush and the type of person he is. Having a background which has placed him in relationships with upper class people, de Antonio has special insight into people such as George Bush, particularly Bush's experience of being in Skull and Bones at Yale. Emile also provides us with information about Bush's long term activities...
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390. JFK ASSASSINATION: THE CONSPIRACY (PART I) The two most popular people to have appeared over the years on Alternative Views can be seen in these two programs in our continuing series on the John Kennedy assassination---Gary Shaw, assassination expert and author of "Cover-up," and former CIA official John Stockwell. In this first program we focus on the nature of the massive and complex conspiracy to shoot the president and on how many individuals and organizations fit into the...
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358. JOHN STOCKWELL: THE REAL DRUG LORDS This is a most comprehensive presentation of the history, structure, and operation of the narcotics trade. Former CIA official John Stockwell traces the history of the business from the Opium Wars in China, the American assistance to the Mafia and to other crime syndicates during and after World War II, through the French narcotics involvement in Indo-China and the U.S. assumption of this operation during the Viet Nam War, to the present day where the...
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255. JOHN STOCKWELL (PART I): PREPARATIONS FOR WAR AND THE CURTAILMENT OF CIVIL LIBERTIES Former CIA official Stockwell discusses, first, the Reagan policies in Nicaragua and the effects they are having in that country. He contrasts the American government's description of the Contras as "Freedom Fighters" with the reality of the horrible tortures and killings the US-backed mercenaries are carrying out. Next, John reviews the many laws, court decisionsand Executive Orders which...
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225. ALTERNATIVE VIEWS BENEFIT II The annual fund raiser for the program provides some very interesting, provocative and beautiful music and poetry by several of Austin's very talented artists. Highlighting the evening are appearances and talks by humorist and political commentator John Henry Faulk and by former CIA high official John Stockwell. Recorded Octeober, 1983 Copyright Mar. 1984 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the...
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291. FACES OF WAR In an effort to inform the American people about the tragic toll in human life which the Reagan administration's Central American policy has caused, the Neighbor-to-Neighbor organization in San Francisco made a documentary "Faces of War" about the people in El Salvador and Nicaragua who have been living in the war zones. The organization has been raising money and trying to buy time on TV stations around the country, but more than 100 stations have refused to sell...
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74. (NC) THE CIA: ON COMPANY BUSINESS We once again examine that dark, vicious world of the CIA -- the use of U.S. labor organizations, the overthrow of legitimate governments, providing arms to favored groups, covert use of the American mass media, U.S. torture schools and CIA torture supervisors abroad -- all resulting in great human suffering and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and in the maintenance of repressive regimes. Sections of the meticulously documented, award-winning...
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502. SUFFER, LITTLE CHILDREN The subject is the abusive treatment of children in our society. The centerpiece is a documentary/discussion produced in Mountain View, California, by Sue Myers-Smith on the abduction of children and what people can do about it. Documentary Copyright 1993 Copyright August, 1993 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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An interview with Austin's Richard Linklater who made three very successful films: "Slacker," "Dazed and Confused," and "Before Sunrise." Linklater discusses the history of the making of these films, and we interweave clips from the movies into the interview. Rick gives us an interesting insight into the workings of Hollywood and the world of the independent filmmaker. Copyright August, 1995 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative...
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554. A SIGNATURE---AND FASCISM! The United States can easily be turned into a fascist nation at the stroke of a pen under the provisions of the Federal Emergency Management Act. What is being planned is cloaked in secrecy, but what has been revealed is frightening: suspension of our Constitutional rights; arrest of political dissenters without habeas corpus; and concentration camps, designed to hold millions of people, which are being readied all over the U.S. No approval by congress or state...
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30. MARX AND "SOCIALISM" TODAY: THE PROMISE BETRAYED? Svetozar Stojanovic, Yugoslavian writer and dissident, offers an eyewitness account of struggles to democratize Eastern bloc "socialism" and evaluates the ideas of Marx in the contemporary world. News ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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414. NAZIS, FASCISTS AND REPUBLICANS Investigator and author describes the nature and functions of the "New Right" in the US. He shows the many connections with ex-Nazis and Fascists and their collaborators, even in positions of top leadership. Chip reveals how these groups are interconnected with the right-wing fundamentalists, the US intelligence agencies, and the top US political leaders, including Reagan and Bush. He also specifies how these organizations are given large amounts...
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The nation's most highly published writer on the American power structure, Dr. G. William Domhoff, spends two programs clearly describing how power is wielded, by whom, and for whose benefit in this country. The author of "Who Rules America Now?" and "The Higher Circles" weaves together the intricate economic, political and sociological aspects of the people and institutions which interlock to control the U.S. Recorded July, 1986 Copyright July, 1987...
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144. POLITICAL MURDER, KLAN/NAZI STYLE (PART I) A comprehensive look at the Klan and Nazi killings of union organizers during an anti-Klan rally in Greensboro, N.C., and the subsequent acquittal of the assassins. Highlighting the program is a replay of the video footage which was taken at the murder scene by TV reporters. Lewis Pitts, prominent civil rights attorney who has assisted the American Indian Movement and worked in the Karen Silkwood case, presents the shocking facts of the...
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363. JFK ASSASSINATION UPDATE (PART I) Author of "Cover-Up," Gary Shaw takes us step by step through the shooting of John Kennedy and the subsequent cover-up. We provide updated information since our previous program with Gary in 1978. The show is highly documented with the use of films, slides, pictures and diagrams which thoroughly discredit the Warren Commission Report and prove that there was an elaborate conspiracy with many people and multiple gunmen. Run time: 59:35 Recorded...
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394. THE MEDIA & POLITICS: DIRTY TRICKS AND TRICKY DICKS America's premier creator of political documentaries, Emile de Antonio, joins us in a discussion of the role and function of the major mass media in politics today. Emile, the producer/director of many award-winning films, including "Millhouse, A White Comedy," "Rush to Judgement," "In the Year of the Pig," "Mr. Hoover and I," and "Point of Order," assesses the TV styles of various...
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550. SCHOOL OF ASSASSINS With a documentary, SCHOOL OF ASSASSINS , and an interview with a person from a Guatemalan support group we show how the Army's school at Ft. Benning, Georgia, has been training Latin American military and police personnel who have returned to their respective countries and have become some of the worst violators of human rights in the hemisphere. Even when these people have been exposed, the Army continues to use the same curricula and to defend their brutal graduates....
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501. THE TERRIBLE TWINS: GATT AND NAFTA In our continuing series on the revolutionary proposals of GATT and NAFTA, Dr. Jack Hopper, our economic consultant, clarifies the contents of the draft agreements, and shows the momentous changes which will occur in our economic and political systems if these agreements are fully implemented. News: June, 1993; Apr., 1993 Interview: June, 1993 Copyright July, 1993 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network *...
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492. THE de ANTONIO LEGACY (PART I) The late Emile de Antonio was America's most outstanding maker of documentaries. These films have been presented in theatres all over the US and in much of the rest of the Western world. Although his documentaries have won much acclaim--including an Academy Award nomination--with one exception, his works have not been presented on television, mainly because they are quite hard-hitting and very political from a more radical point of view. His documentary on...
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273. NO NUKES IN NEW ZEALAND Marilyn Waring was a three-time member of New Zealand parliament and the youngest person, at 23, ever to serve in that body. Her vote over the nuclear-free zone issue brought down the Conservative government and brought in the Labour Party, which has made significant changes in foreign policy. Marilyn also is at the forefront of the international women's movement, having attended conferences all over the world. She also has been active in preventing rugby matches...
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58. (N) IRAN: TWO INSIDERS' VIEWS In a stunning and emotional powerful program, an Iranian poet and political dissident vividly describes his incarceration and torture at the hands of the Shah's police -- SAVAK. Additionally, Lisa Radcliffe, who recently returned from an extensive trip to Iran, relates her experiences. She also shows the State Department documents which the students holding the hostages gave her, documenting CIA involvement and counter-revolutionary activity of the U.S. which...
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373. ACCENT ON ANGOLA Cuba expert and member of the Venceremos Brigade, Kenneth Jones recently returned from trips to Cuba and Angola. Jones provides detailed information and insight into the history and current state of struggle by the government of Angola as it faces the U.S.-backed rebel forces and the American-supplied South African forces trying to overthrow the government. Interspersed with Jones comments are sections recorded from Cuban TV of three one-hour documentaries about the Cuban...
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483. THE MAFIA, THE CIA AND GEORGE BUSH (PART I) Former reporter for the "Houston Chronicle," Pete Brewton tells of one of the most momentous stories of the past 50 years and how it has been suppressed by the establishment media and the Congress. Pete's book "The Mafia, CIA and George Bush," shows the incredible complexity of the relationships in the operation of the destruction of hundreds of Savings and Loans at the hands of the CIA and the Mafia, stealing many billions of...
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464. HOLOCAUSTS, PAST & PRESENT Although the centerpiece of this program is a 27 minute interview with a Nazi concentration camp survivor, the rest of the time is a review of the great holocausts of the past (such as the Native Americans, Black slaves in the Western Hemispheric, and the burning of "witches") and of the present, including footage from past documentaries on such places as Ireland, Cambodia, Guatemala, East Timor, and West Papua. Information is also presented about...
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153. (NC) COVERT ACTION (Part I) Our three-part series on covert action, featuring former CIA official John Stockwell and Louis Wolf, co-editor of _Covert Action Information Bulletin_, begins with an overview of the general nature and activities of the CIA. We then discuss how the "Intelligence Identities Protection Act" and the Reagan executive order on intelligence agencies would promote media self-censorship and thus repress public scrutiny and criticism of intelligence (including...
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35. "RICH MAN POOR MAN": POVERTY IN AMERICA Interview with sociologist Joe Feagin, author of Subordinating of the Poor , on the causes of poverty, what is being done about it in other countries and what could be accomplished here. No copyright or dates VHS News No title No copyright or dates ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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179. THE WAR GAME: THE REALITY OF NUCLEAR WAR We present the US television premiere of Peter Watkins' film "The War Game," a graphic portrayal of what would happen in the event of a nuclear attack on Great Britain. The movie was so powerful and realistic that the BBC banned it from TV despite the fact that the film had been commissioned by the BBC and had won an Academy Award in l966 for best documentary. Although it has been shown in a few movie theatres in the US, it has not been...
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457. SCANDALS OF OUR TIME Pete Brewton is joined by (then) editor of the Texas Observer, David Armstrong. They tell of the wide ranging relationships of George Bush and his sons with the S & L demise, the CIA, the BCCI scandal, and other shady dealings with their oil companies. VHS Recorded Oct. 26, 1991 Copyright Nov., 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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365. AMERICAN POWER STRUCTURE: A FORMER CONGRESSMAN'S VIEW Former four-term Congressman Ron Paul describes the American power structure. As a member of the House Banking and Currency Committee, Paul was in a unique position to see the inner workings of economic power and control of the country, and how this power translates into political power. Paul describes how, through the control of the Federal Reserve and the banking system, the American power elite is basically out of reach of the...
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Reports and a documentary about various forms of rape: rape against women; a report of people of Eastern Europe who are trying to overthrow their governmental "rapists;" rape in the form of the exploitation and oppression of the working people of the world; and a documentary about the rape of the environment by corporations and the government in Montana. News: August 27, 1991 Sonia Johnson recorded May, 1984 "Shame on Montana" Copyright 1991 Copyright August, 1991...
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A speech of a medical doctor from Harvard Medical School who shows the deficiencies of the Clinton health plan and the advantages of the single payer system in Canada. He also specifies the lies and misinformation of the Clintonites and the mass media regarding the subject. Copyright October, 1993 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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547. IN TOKYO WE TRUST (PART I) With economic consultant Dr. Jack Hopper we make an extensive review of a book on Japan-- Blindside, by Eamonn Fingleton. A comprehensive analysis of the Japanese economic and political system is presented, showing how the Japanese have systematically designed this structure whereby the Ministry of Finance is able to tightly control their society in order to maximize investment, production, and research and development at home and abroad. The Japanese have thus...
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279. JOHN STOCKWELL: RETURN TO VIET NAM Former CIA official John Stockwell recently made a trip to Viet Nam with his Vietnamese wife and son. The trip required many months of inquiries and waiting, trying to get visas. It also stirred complex, deep emotions in John and his family because John had worked in Viet Nam during the last months of the war. John describes the country and the people, and indicates the steps the government has taken to effect recovery from the war. We review with John...
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93. RUSSELL MEANS SPEAKS OUT Russell Means, leader of the American Indian Movement and victim of the FBI's COINTELPRO operation, delivers an impassioned address about the nature of trying to be Indian in this country and of the necessity of maintaining the old customs and culture in order to preserve themselves as Indians. He also discusses the tragic consequences of the destructive effects on Indians of the activities of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the corporations exploiting Indian lands,...
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Dr. Davis gives the history of rape, particularly in its relationship to slavery and subsequent black history. She tells us about some of the black women who have been prominent (but unknown in White mainstream) leaders in the struggle against rape and racism. She also analyzes the rather tenuous relationship of the black civil rights movement with the women's liberation movement in regard to the subject of rape. Finally, she points to the low incidence of rape in Eastern European countries and...
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460. THE EX-USSR Discussion of the disintegration of the USSR and the collapse of the Eastern European Communist governments. Two professors who are experts on Marxism participate in the discussion. VHS Recorded Dec., 1991 Copyright Jan., 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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175. LIES AGREED UPON: GEORGE SELDES AND THE AMERICAN PRESS (PART I) Although George Seldes is one of the giants in the history of American journalism, particularly in the field of press criticism, he has been neglected and blacklisted by the mainstream press. In this three-part series we present the American TV debut of Seldes, who was a foreign correspondent from 1917-1939 and who published the alternative newspaper "In Fact" in the 1940s and l950s. Seldes wrote over 20 books and...
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539. BOUGAINVILLE: ANOTHER COLONIAL WAR A documentary made in Australia about the war being waged against the people of Bougainville who do not want further exploitation of the natural resources of their country which has resulted in massive destruction of the environment and quality of life of the native population. The film shows the levels of brutality and political chicanery to which the established powers will go to maintain the production and profits of their capitalist enterprises. News...
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87. CIVIL LIBERTIES AND THE NATIVE AMERICAN Two American Indians discuss the many problems facing their people: health hazards of uranium mining on Indian lands; deceptive manipulations of corporations and the government to gain control of Indian territory to exploit the mineral resources; destruction of their native culture; and activities of the FBI against their activists. The program contains original music, poems, and slides -- all created by Indians involved in their movement -- as well...
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258. HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI: WHAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCED Three short works are shown which reveal in powerful and touching reality what it was like to endure the atomic bombings in Japan. First is a 22 minute documentary, Hiroshima-Nagasaki," which contains movie footage in the cities after the bombs exploded. The documentary is so explicit and powerful that it was suppressed by the U.S. government for many years. Next is a short work containing the drawings of children and adults depicting...
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448. THE CENSORED CASUALTIES Centerpiece of this show on the Mid-East war is a startling documentary about the trip which former Attorney General Ramsey Clark made to Iraq during the war. The film shows the devastation to non-military areas of the country and the toll of death and injury to civilians. On-air segments recorded July 2, 1991 Copyright July, 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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23. (N) MEXICO: AN IMPENDING REVOLUTION? Authors Phillip Russell (_Mexico in Transition_) and Dick Reavis (_Without Documents_) discuss the guerrilla movement in Mexico. Film slides of Mexican history and Reavis' photographs of guerrillas in the mountains help illustrate the contemporary struggles of Mexican peasants. ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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50. (N) A CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE WALD The Nobel Prize-winning biologist discusses the insanity of nuclear weapons, the dangers of nuclear energy, and the threats to survival which we currently face. He analyzes the socioeconomic roots of our current crisis and proposes solutions. News: November, 1979 Recorded November, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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379. UNDER THE BUSH WITH THE CIA Former CIA official John Stockwell analyzes the CIA in relationship to George Bush and world affairs. Bush's history with the CIA is presented, and his attitudes toward handling affairs of state with covert actions abroad and curtailing dissent at home are assessed. John then reviews the CIA covert actions which are in progress around the world. He also evaluates the devastating effects which the CIA sponsored war in Afghanistan had on that country and its...
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In the conclusion of this two-part series, Noam Chomsky takes questions from the audience. Inserted into this program is our presentation of an article from "The Progressive" magazine which shows the various techniques used by the press to distort information. Copyright April, 1991 ****************************************** * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use. *******************************************
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168. A CONVERSATION WITH DR. SPOCK Dr. Benjamin Spock's name became universally known after his book "Baby and Child Care" was published, selling 26 million copies and being translated into 26 languages. Dr. Spock also is famous for his anti-war struggles from the l960s to the present. He reveals many little-known facts: why he wrote his book; how he became involved in the anti-war movement; his being sentenced to two years in jail; his relationship with Lyndon Johnson; why he is a...
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337. JOHN STOCKWELL: THE REAGAN REVOLUTION Former CIA official John Stockwell provides an analysis of the Reagan Revolution. He discusses the fundamental restructuring of the economy and foreign policy, and how Reagan accomplished this. Stockwell scrutinizes Reaganomics and shows how it has weakened the U.S. economically while carrying out an enormous transfer of wealth from the poor and middle classes to the rich. He also criticizes the Reagan record on civil liberties and the interventionist...
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62. OUR VANISHING CIVIL LIBERTIES A tripartite approach to the subject is presented by John Duncan (director of the Texas ACLU Chapter), who tells of the attacks on civil liberties by Congress and the Texas government; a special report on the background and status of the Iranian students at the University of Texas who were jailed for protesting a speech by the Shah's former U.S. ambassador; and discussion with Lee Otis Johnson, a former SNCC community organizer who was designated a U.S....
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444. THE WAR AT HOME Brian Glick, author of The Covert War at Home, relates the efforts of the police authorities in the US, particularly the FBI, to destroy dissent in the country. He shows that, despite Congressional exposures and FBI denials, the FBI and its network of local, state and national allies continue to violate the civil liberties of individuals and groups through a combination of infiltration, provocation, perjury, doctoring of evidence, and even assassination. Brian then provides...
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This mixture of news and special reports provides the following: a show-'n-tell of white racist organizations' publications; John Stockwell relating how the CIA treats defecting foreign agents, and how it gets rid of its own people who have been discovered to be double-agents. News: May 16, 1991; October, 1990 John Stockwell: January, 1986 KKK: December, 1979 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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470. ELECTION '92: THE HIDDEN SCANDALS Lanny Sinkin (see #469) presents information about the most outstanding scandals of the Reagan-Bush years--the October Surprise, Irangate, Iraqgate, CIA drug operations, the S & L debacle, the massive transfer of wealth from the lower classes to the wealthy--and speculates what effect they might have on the impending presidential elections, particularly since Perot was aware of these scandals. Recorded June 4, 1992 News: June 11, 1992 Copyright June,...
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215. ON COMPANY BUSINESS (PART I) The most comprehensive indictment of the Central Intelligence Agency is presented in this award-winning film by Allan Francovich. The documentary, which took five years to research and produce, covers the CIA from all aspects: the policy level,the middle stratum organizations which are Agency fronts, the activities of the CIA field personnel and their agents, and the results of their efforts in the target countries and on the individuals involved. The film is...
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499. THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER SPEAKS OUT! An interview with Nobel Laureate, Rigoberta Menchu, who is a Guatemalan peace activist. She describes the terribly repressive conditions under which her people have lived for the past many years under the heal of the US supported government. She specifies the problems in her country and evaluates the continuing US role in the situation. News Copyright June, 1993 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information...
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Rob Widdowson has thoroughly researched the Savings and Loan scandal. He provides a detailed picture of this complex situation of fraud and corruption, including CIA and Mafia roles in the scandal. Rob shows that, contrary to official estimates of the amount of the taxpayer bailout of the banks, the total bill will be at least one trillion dollars. Rob not only is extremely knowledgeable, he is a great story-teller. Recorded April 21, 1990 Copyright May, 1990...
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478. FED UP With economist Jack Hopper we review two books on the Federal Reserve, as we provide a close-up of this secretive and powerful organization. The books are "Secrets of the Temple," by William Greider, and "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve," by Eustace Mullins. The books show the history and incredible, unchecked power of the Fed to control the US economy, to effect the outcome of presidential elections, and to wreak havoc on the American people while enriching...
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280. THE OVERBURDENED ECONOMY Lloyd Dumas, professor of Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas, explains in clear, easy-to-understand terms what is happening in the U.S. economy. Author of the new book "The Overburdened Economy," Dr. Dumas shows that the much ballyhooed Reaganite claims of recovery are spurious, that the American economy has in fact been declining since the late 1960s, and that Reaganomics has made the situation much worse. Lloyd steers us through the...
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418. PHILIP AGEE SPEAKS OUT! (PART I) Former CIA officer Agee, who wrote "Inside the Company" and "On the Run," relates his experiences in the Agency and provides his insights into contemporary political and economic issues. 419. PHILIP AGEE SPEAKS OUT! (PART II) Recorded March 6, 1990 Copyright Aug., 1990 A continuation of Part I, plus a wide-ranging question-and-answer section. Recorded March 6, 1990 News: July 31, 1990 Copyright Aug., 1990...
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456. THE S & L COVERUP: A REPORTER'S STORY Pete Brewton of the Houston Post wrote a pioneering series about the penetration of the Mafia and the CIA into scores of savings and loan banks which failed. He tells his story about how he wrote the series and how the government and the Establishment media covered the information up. VHS Recorded Oct. 26, 1991 Copyright Oct. 1991 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no...
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359. DEMOCRATS' DIRECTION: GROVER CLEVLAND OR FDR? Professor Thomas Ferguson, co-author of "Right Turn," discusses the 1988 presidential selection process, emphasizing who is supporting whom with campaign contributions. He also reveals how the candidates are controlled, and how these men and their organizations jockey for position to please the power brokers and the special elite interests. Recorded July 13, 1988 News: May 10, 1988; June 16, 1988 Copyright July, 1988...
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435. BANK BAILOUT II Rob Widdowson tells us about the precarious state the big, Establishment banks are in, and that the FDIC does not have the reserves to handle the situation. Consequently, the "powers that be" are preparing to execute a massive bailout of them, with all investors completely covered---too big to fail. It will be a bailout three times the size of the S & L fiasco. In addition to the banks, we also provide more information on the Gulf War. News: Feb. 8, 1991...
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In the second in this two-part series on the American power structure William Domhoff emphasizes how the power system works politically and how individuals are brought up into the Power Elite by prominent members of the ruling class. He also describes the local power structures, how they interconnect with the national power structure, and how they differ in their operation and primary interests from the national control group. Recorded July, 1986 Copyright June, 1987...
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368. "OCTOBER SURPRISE" AND THE MEDIA Author and journalist Harvey Wasserman examines the "October Surprise," the most monumental story of the past few decades, but one which has been covered up by most of the Establishment media, particularly the TV networks. The central activity of this effort was the clandestine arrangement of the prime movers in the Reagan campaign of 1980 with the Iran government to hold the American hostages in the embassy until after the elections in...
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48. (C) JOHN STOCKWELL AND THE CIA (PART III) John Stockwell introduces the documentary made about him by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau. The movie has been shown in several film festivals around the world and on TV in many countries; but the U.S. networks, including PBS, refused to show it. Consequently, our showing provides its American premiere. Next, we look at segments of three weeks' coverage by the TV networks of the situation concerning the Russian troops in Cuba,...
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Bill Kelsey's trip to the Middle-East included travelling to Israel, the Occupied Territories, and Jordan. Bill presents interesting information about these countries, especially the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the present relations of the Palestinians and the Israelis. News: January 31, 1992 Recorded December, 1991 Copyright February, 1992 ******************************************* * Note: * The Alternative Information Network * address in the video is no longer in use....
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558. BACK THEN We look at some aspects of the US from the 1920s into the early '50s. First, there is a discussion about Will Rogers. Next is a brief recounting of some '50s phenomena which appear strange today. Finally, a touching and humorous documentary is shown about the Tulsa Central High school basketball team of 1951 and the presentation of thanks to its coach at the class's 40th reunion. Documentary: Copyright January, 1992 Copyright April, 1997...
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25. ENERGY: TWO ALTERNATIVES With Austin voters facing a referendum on whether to continue participation in the South Texas Nuclear Project, "Alternative Views" devotes four consecutive nights, two hours each night. to the subject of energy. We repeat several earlier shows (see programs 4, 14, 20) and feature in addition new programming, including a tape of a speech delivered by Daniel Ellsberg, a "special report" on the dangers of lignite coal, a demonstration of a working...
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312. CIVIL LIBERTIES IN ISRAEL: A PALESTINIAN VIEW A Palestinian civil rights lawyer living in Tel Aviv informs us of the status of civil liberties of Arabs living in Israel. He describes some of the discrimination which the Palestinians suffer, for instance such things as having their homes demolished if a member of the family is suspected--not convicted--of a crime. He presents historical background of the situation, showing the differences in treatment of Palestinians in Israel, compared...
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300. NICARAGUA, THE CIA, REAGAN, LIES, WAR Shortly after Congress passed the bill giving $100,000,000 in military aid to the Contras fighting the Nicaraguan people, we taped this interview with former CIA official John Stockwell. He states that not one hundred million, but almost one billion dollars are being provided, because Reagan is taking huge amounts of money from other sources to send to the Contras. From several sources a total picture is provided of what is happening and what may...
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522. LIVING WITH AIDS, NATURALLY A documentary by Dr. Gary Null in New York City shows people with HIV and AIDS who have survived and have flourished by eschewing the standard medical treatments such as AZT and instead have pursued various forms of alternative health maintenance such as a combination of exercise, eating organic foods, Vitamin C therapy, yoga, etc. They also have given up their unhealthy, old lifestyles. Meanwhile, their friends and loved ones are dying from the standard...
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540. THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL AGEE (PART I) Former CIA officer and best selling author Agee discusses his history in the CIA, and the CIA harassment of him after he quit the agency and decided to write his first book, "CIA Diary: Inside the Company." He also discusses current events and other CIA operations. Recorded November, 1995 Copyright December, 1995 541. THE COMPANY AND THE COUNTRY: A CONVERSATION WITH PHIL AGEE (PART II) Agee's discussion...
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51. LOSING GROUND: THE FIGHT TO SAVE BARTON CREEK A documentary about the fight to save Austin's Barton Creek watershed from the ecological abuses of real estate development. Some video footage from the air as well as a beautiful segment with original music about Barton Springs and discussion with many Austinites are featured. The economic, political and ecological aspects are discussed with two members of a citizen's group fighting to save the area. News No copyright or dates...
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