Sunday, July 27, 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013)



Inside Llewyn Davis (USA/France: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 2013: 104 mins)

Brody, Richard. "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Folk Singer" The New Yorker (December 5, 2013)

Lewis, Don R. "Inside LLewyn Davis." Film Threat (January 4, 2014)

Romney, Jonathan. "Songs of Innocence and Experience: The Coen Brothers continue to break new ground with Inside Llewyn Davis, a tender but tough portrait of a beautiful loser." Film Comment (November/December 2013) [Available to BCTC students through the BCTC Library.]





Saturday, July 26, 2014

Resources for July 26, 2014

Kuersten, Erich. "The Primal Father (CinemArchetypes #8)." Acidemic (March 19, 2012)

Kuersten, Erich. "CinemArchetype #9: The Devouring Mother." Acidemic (March 27, 2012)








Jones, Brian. "The Social Construction of Race." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989)

Roy, Arundhati. "Capitalism: A Ghost Story." We Are Many (March 26, 2014) ["From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product. Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation."]

"Bad Boy Bubby (1993)." 366 Weird Movies (April 4, 2012)





Aitkenhead, Decca. "Steve McQueen: My Hidden Shame." The Guardian (January 4, 2014)

Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989)



Do the Right Thing (USA: Spike Lee, 1989: 120 mins)

LoBrutto, Vincent. "Political Objectives through Cinematic Story Telling: Do the Right Thing." Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2005: 114-121. [BCTC Library: PN1994 L595 2005]

Jones, Brian. "The Social Construction of Race." We Are Many (June 26, 2014)

Phillips, Kendall R. "Race and Ethnicity: Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing." Controversial Cinema: The Films That Outraged America." Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008: 86-126. [BCTC Library: PN1995.9 S284 P45 2008]


Friday, July 25, 2014

Resources for July 25, 2014

Bernstein, Arielle. "Ciphers, Masks and Longing: Old Hollywood Ethos and Lana Del Rey." Indiewire (July 16, 2014)





Abunimah, Ali and Max Blumenthal. "The Future of Palestine." We Are Many (June 23, 2014) ["The movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the State of Israel has taken major strides recently in the United States. With divestment votes moving forward on campuses across the country, and votes to boycott Israeli institutions passed by the American Studies Association and other organizations, discussions of the movement and its objectives have entered the mainstream. At the same time, others have redoubled their efforts to suppress discussion of Israel's escalating war against Palestinians, promoting legislation to defund institutions that participate in boycotts, and pressuring university administrations to punish students and faculty who support BDS. Join Ali Abunimah and Max Blumenthal, two leading voices in the movement in solidarity with Palestine, as they discuss their acclaimed new books, recent developments in the Middle East and United States, and the future of Palestine. Ali Abunimah is the author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine. Max Blumenthal is the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel."]





Ruder, Eri. "A love story: The U.S. and Israeli apartheid." We Are Many (June 24, 2014) ["Millions of Palestinians live under Israeli apartheid, a situation made possible by billions of dollars given to Israel by the U.S. government each and every year. This session explored the origins of Israeli apartheid, the strategic interests that cement the U.S.-Israel “special relationship,” and what can be done to end this historic injustice."]

Chehade, Iymen, Rima Kapitan and Bill Mullen. "Palestine and academic freedom." We are Many (June 26, 2014) ["On campuses across the country, campus administrators and pro-Israel advocacy groups are carrying out an attack on academic freedom in order to police pro-Palestinian voices. This panel features speakers from the front lines of struggles to defend the political and legal right of professors and teachers to speak openly about the Palestinian cause."]


Bell, Kristen. "Mary Poppins Quits." Funny or Die! (July 23, 2014)


Candorville by Darrin Bell






"War/Conflicts (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

War/Conflicts (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

"60 Words." Radiolab (April 18, 2014) ["This hour we pull apart one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. We examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace. In the hours after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a lawyer sat down in front of a computer and started writing a legal justification for taking action against those responsible. The language that he drafted and that President George W. Bush signed into law - called the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) - has at its heart one single sentence, 60 words long. Over the last decade, those 60 words have become the legal foundation for the "war on terror." In this collaboration with BuzzFeed, reporter Gregory Johnsen tells us the story of how this has come to be one of the most important, confusing, troubling sentences of the past 12 years. We go into the meetings that took place in the chaotic days just after 9/11, speak with Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former Congressman Ron Dellums about the vote on the AUMF. We hear from former White House and State Department lawyers John Bellinger & Harold Koh. We learn how this legal language unleashed Guantanamo, Navy Seal raids and drone strikes. And we speak with journalist Daniel Klaidman, legal expert Benjamin Wittes and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about how these words came to be interpreted, and what they mean for the future of war and peace."]

Ali, Mostafa and Hani Shukrallah. "What Happened to the Egyptian Revolution?" We Are Many (June 2013)

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace (United Kingdom: Adam Curtis, 2011)

Aravamudan, Srinivas. "Introduction: Perpetual War." PMLA (October 2009)

"Architects of War." To the Best of Our Knowledge (October 5, 2009)

Armah, Esther. "Syria: The Politics of Swagger/" New Black Man (in Exile) (September 10, 2013)

Armstrong, Hannah and May Ying Welsh. "Admin Aids French Bombing of Mali After U.S.-Trained Forces Join Rebels in Uranium-Rich Region." Democracy Now (January 15, 2013)

Assange, Julian. "WikiLeaks, War and Resisting Government Crackdown." Democracy Now (December 31, 2010)

"'Astoundingly Disturbing': Obama Administration Claims Power to Wage Endless War Across the Globe." Democracy Now (May 17, 2013)

Attalah, Lina, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, and Chris Toensing. "Massacre in Cairo: Egypt on Brink After Worst Violence Since 2011 Revolution." Democracy Now (August 15, 2013)

Auken, Laurie Van. The still- classified 28 pages of the JICI dealing with terrorist financing, the 9/11 families’ stalled lawsuit to bankrupt the terrorists and the direct interventions by the White House to protect the Saudi regime against the justice-seeking families, and the many uninvestigated questions and facts covered up by the 9/11 commission. Boiling Frogs (August 19, 2011)

Bacevich, Andrew. "Naming Our Nameless War: How Many Years Will It Be?" Common Dreams (May 28, 2013)

Ball, Norman. "The Power of Auteurs and the Last Man Standing: Adam Curtis' Documentary Nightmares." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Bamford, James. "The Man Who Sold the War: Meet John Rendon, Bush's general in the propaganda war." Rolling Stone (November 17, 2005)

Barber, Johnny. "International Peace Day from Kabul, Afghanistan." ZNet (September 21, 2012)

Barghouti, Mustafa. "Is There Room for Gandhi in Palestine?" Open Source (April 30, 2010)

Bass, Gary J. "The Blood Telegram." Lapham's Quarterly Podcast #52 (December 4, 2013) ["How did Pakistan's free elections in 1970 lead to a genocidal military crackdown against East Pakistan in 1971? And how did that result in the creation of an independent Bangladesh? And why was the United States involved? Professor Gary J. Bass explains the terrible events, which he chronicled in his book The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide."]

Belasco, Amy. "The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11." (Congressional Research Service: September 2, 2010)

Bennett, W. Lance, Regina G. Lawrence, and Steven Livingston. When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007: 13-28

Bennis, Phyllis. "As Fighting Continues in Tripoli, A Look at Role of the U.S., NATO and Oil Firms in Libya Uprising." Democracy Now (August 23, 2011)

---. "As Strikes on Syria Loom, Is U.S. Ignoring a Diplomatic Track That Could Prevent More Violence?" Democracy Now (August 28, 2013)

---. "Israel-Palestine Peace Talks." Law and Disorder Radio (August 12, 2013)

Berends, Andrew, et al. "The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans." Making Contact (July 1, 2009)

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism." Media Education Foundation (2004)

Bhagwati, Anuradha, et al. "Many Lines of Fire: Women at War." Making Contact (May 27, 2009)

Blum, William. Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 1995.

Blumenthal, Max. "Max Blumenthal At “Against Israeli Apartheid” in New York City" Law and Disorder Radio (April 7, 2014)["... a speech by award winning journalist, and best selling author Max Blumenthal speaking at the event Against Israeli Apartheid along with Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah. Max’s new book Goliath: Life and Loathing In Greater Israel shows the reader how the Netanyahu right wing government is actually moderate compared to most other institutions in Israel. His book takes a hard look at Israeli authoritarian politics from a cross section of interviews, from the homes of Palestinian activists to the political leaders behind the organized assault on democratic rights."]

Boal, Mark. "The Kill Team." Rolling Stone (March 27, 2011)

"Buying the War: How Did the Mainstream Press Get It So Wrong." Bill Moyers Journal (2007)

Bohdanova, Tetyana. "#EuroMaidan Medic Shot in Neck Lives to Tweet: 'I Am Alive!'” Global Voices (February 22, 2014)

Boullosa, Carmen. "A Report From Hell." Words Without Borders (March 2012)

Bromwich, David. "Stay Out of Syria!" The New York Review of Books (June 20, 2013)

Butigan, Ken. "A May to Remember." Waging Nonviolence (May 3, 2012)

Campbell, Howard. "The Drug War Zone." History for the Future (February 15, 2011)

Carlin, Dan. "An Army of One." Common Sense #260 (September 3, 2013)

---. "Blueprint for Armageddon I." Hardcore History #50 (October 29, 2013)

---. Carlin, Dan. "Blueprint for Armageddon II." Hardcore History #51 (January 30, 2014)

---. "Logical Insanity." Hardcore History (March 31, 2012)

---. "Old School Toughness." Hardcore History (April 27, 2010)

---. "Poking the Bear." Common Sense #270 (February 24, 2014) ["Ukraine has erupted in violence as protesters in Kiev oust the country's leader. Dan thinks U.S. efforts to clandestinely support or encourage one side of the conflict are dangerously short sighted."]

---. "Pyrrhic Schadenfreude." Common Sense (May 2, 2011)

Carrier, Scott. "Prisoner of Zion." Radio West (August 31, 2011)

Cho, Violet. "Thauk gya paw hee thwi deh thwi (Blood’s Oath to Beautiful Flower) — drama of insurgency in a Burmese Pwo Karen Film." Jump Cut #55 (Fall 2013)

Chomsky, Noam. "The Emerging World Order." Unwelcome Guests #622 (September 22, 2012)

---. "Palestinian Hunger Strike a Protest Against "Violations of Elementary Human Rights." Democracy Now (May 14, 2012)

---. "There Is Much More To Say" ZNet (May 2011)

---. "What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel." AlterNet (December 3, 2012)

Clark, Ramsey and Harry Murray. ""Hancock 38" Defendants Found Guilty for Bold Army Base Protest Against U.S. Drone Attacks Abroad." Democracy Now (December 2, 2011)

"Clashes rage in Cairo for fourth day: Protesters battled police forces for the fourth consecutive day demanding an immediate end to military rule." The Real News (February 6, 2012)

Clumpner, Graham and Suraia Suhar. "U.S. Army Vets Join With Afghans For Peace to Lead Antiwar March at Chicago NATO Summit." Democracy Now (May 21, 2012)

Cohen, Stephen. "A New Cold War? Ukraine Violence Escalates, Leaked Tape Suggests U.S. Was Plotting Coup." Democracy Now (February 20, 2014)

Costs of War [Website of collected information and reports: Sponsored by Brown University and Watson Institute for International Studies]

Cramer, Mary Lynn. "Bomb Away Over Libya." Countercurrents (March 19, 2011)

Cavendish, Julius. "US’ New “Abu Ghraib” in Afghanistan." (March 22, 2011)

Chomsky, Noam. "On WikiLeaks, Obama’s Targeted Assassinations and Latin America’s Break from the U.S." Democracy Now (May 14, 2012)

Cole, Juan. "Top Ten Myths about Israeli Attack on Gaza." Informed Comment (November 17, 2012)

Cuellar, Claudia, Phil Donahue and Tomas Young. "Dying Iraq War Veteran Tomas Young Explains Decision to End His Life." Democracy Now (March 21, 2013)

Curtis, Adam. "The Baby and the Baath Water." The Medium and the Message (June 16, 2011)

Danner, Mark, Stephen Kinzer and Lawrence Wilkerson. "Iraq: What’s Known, What’s Unknown, What We Don’t Want to Know." Radio Open Source (April 3, 2014)

Debusmann, Bernd. "America's Problematic Remote Control Wars." Reuters (July 8, 2011)

Democracy Now ("Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.")

Derluguian, Georgi. "The Making of Chechen Terrorists: The Clash of Forces and Discourses." The World Beyond the Headlines (January 27, 2004)

Dominus, Susan. "Suzanne Collins’s War Stories for Kids." The New York Times (April 8, 2011)

Donner, Fred and McQuire Gibson. "Iraq Before Saddam Hussein." CHIASMOS (April 3, 2003)

el-Shafei, Omar. "Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Ousted Following Days of Massive Largest Anti-Government Protest" Law and Disorder (July 8, 2013)

Engelhardt, Tom. "The Enemy-Industrial Complex: How to Turn a World Lacking in Enemies into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe." TomDispatch (April 14, 2013)

---. "Monopolizing War." Guernica (September 14, 2012)

---. "Praying at the Church of St. Drone: The President and His Apostles." Tom Dispatch (June 5, 2012)

Erakat, Noura and Amos Guiora. "Debating the tactics and ethics of warfare on both sides of Mideast conflict." PBS Newshour (July 24, 2014)

Escobar, Pepe. "
No Business Like War Business: Who Stands to Profit from Intervention in Libya? From the Pentagon to the French government to the water privatizers, here are some of the beneficiaries of the campaign in Libya."
AlterNet (March 30, 2011)

Espirit de Corps To the Best of Our Knowledge (May 16, 2008)

Falk, Richard and Mohammed Omer. "Live Report from Gaza Hospital: As Civilian Toll Mounts, Israel Again Bombs Palestinian Journalists." Democracy Now (November 19, 2012)

Falk, Richard and Raji Sourani. "U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls for Global Protection of Gaza Civilians from U.S.-Backed Israeli Assault." Democracy Now (November 19, 2012)

Finkelstein, Norman. "Waning Jewish American Support for Israel Boosts Chances for Middle East Peace." Democracy Now (June 4, 2012)

Foucault, Michel. Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the College de France, 1975 - 1976. NY: Picador, 2003.

Fry, Douglas P. "Peace in Our Time: Steven Pinker offers a curiously foreshortened account of humanity's irenic urges." Bookforum (December/January 2012)

Gabbatt, Adam and Richard Adams. "London riots: the third night – live coverage." Guardian (August 8, 2011)

"Getting Away With Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees." Human Rights Watch (July 12, 2011)

Goddard, Stephen. "'So, Did You See Me?': Testimony, Memory and Re-Making Film History." LOLA #1 (2011)

Godmilow, Jill. "Killing the Documentary: An Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Takes Issue With The Act of Killing." IndieWire (March 5, 2014)

Gosztola, Kevin and Chase Madar. "Bradley Manning Trial: After 3 Years, Army Whistleblower Begins Court Martial Shrouded in Secrecy." Democracy Now (June 3, 2013)

Gourevitch, Philip. "Reporting the Story of a Genocide." Conversations with History (February 11, 2000)

Greenwald, Glenn. "AP believes it found evidence of Iran's work on nuclear weapons: A primitive graph provided by 'a country critical of Iran's atomic program' indicts the news outlet more than Tehran." The Guardian (November 28, 2012)

---. "Chilling legal memo from Obama DOJ justifies assassination of US citizens." The Guardian (February 5, 2013)

---. "Discussing the Motives of the Afghan Shooter." Salon (March 19, 2012)

---. "Obama's kill list policy compels US support for Israeli attacks on Gaza." The Guardian (November 15, 2012)

---. "Repulsive Progressive Hypocrisy." Salon (February 8, 2012)

Greenwald, Glenn and Jeremy Scahill. "Death By Metadata: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Reveal NSA Role in Assassinations Overseas." Democracy Now (February 10, 2014)

---. "Defying Threats to Journalism, Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Launch New Venture, The Intercept." Democracy Now (February 10, 2014)

---. "Report: Obama Administration Considers Assassinating Another American Overseas." Democracy Now (February 10, 2014)

Grosscup, Beau. "Cluster Munitions and State Terrorism." Monthly Review 62.11 (April 1, 2011)

Hallinan, Conn. "Dangers of cyber attack greatly exaggerated." Redeye (January 24, 2012)

Hamparian, Aram. "The ARNCA Urges US President and Congress To Stop Attacks on Kessab." Law and Disorder Radio (April 7, 2014)["In the early hours of March 31, 2014 civilians in the ancient Armenian settlement of Kessab and surrounding villages were attacked by forces opposed to the Syrian government crossing the border from Turkey. Kessab is an Armenian-populated town situated in northwestern Syria. The cross border attacks, which included church desecrations, forced immediate civilian evacuation of the area, alarming Armenians around the globe concerned about the safety of their relatives. Considered safe haven for refugees fleeing nearby war torn cities in recent years, the local Armenian population in Kessab has increased. In response to the recent multi-pronged attack, the Armenian National Committee of America has called on President Obama and Congress to press Turkey to stop facilitation attacks on civilians in Kessab, to investigate Turkey’s reported assistance to foreign fighters associated with the U.S. designated terrorist groups and to direct humanitarian aid to victims in the Armenian settlement."]

Hastings, Michael. "Army Whistleblower Lt. Col. Daniel Davis Says Pentagon Deceiving Public on Afghan War." Democracy Now (February 15, 2012)

Hedges, Chris. "War is Betrayal: Persistent Myths of Combat." Boston Review (July/August 2012)

Hedges, Chris and Hamza Yusuf. "Does God Love War? (A Dialog on Religion and the State)." Unwelcome Guests #306 (May 14, 2006)

Hermes, Kris. "White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution." Law and Disorder (July 8, 2013)

Hersh, Seymour. "The Arab Spring, 'Disaster' U.S. Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the Looming Crisis in Iraq." Democracy Now (June 3, 2011)

---. "Despite Intelligence Rejecting Iran as Nuclear Threat, U.S. Could Be Headed for Iraq Redux." Democracy Now (June 3, 2011)

Herzog, Werner and Errol Morris. "The Act of Killing." Vice (Video posted on Youtube: July 17, 2013)

Hiltermann, Joost. "Bahrain: A New Sectarian Conflict?" The New York Review of Books (May 8, 2012)

"History of US Interventions History Commons (Ongoing Historical Timeline)

Hogarth, Sarah. Post Coup Aftermath - Honduras." Law and Disorder Radio (January 31, 2011)

Holland, Joshua. "Scary Flashes of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars in the LAPD's Manhunt for Chris Dorner." AlterNet (February 8, 2013)

Hong, Christine. "New Era of Nuclear-Armed North Korea Forces U.S. to Reconsider War Games at Regime’s Door"> Democracy Now (April 4, 2013)

Horton, Scott. "The Torture Doctors." Harpers (November 4, 2013) [An expert panel concludes that the Pentagon and the CIA ordered physicians to violate the Hippocratic Oath.]

Howe, Darius. "West Indian Writer and Broadcaster Darius Howe Commenting on the London Riots." BBC (August 8, 2011)

Hrafnsson, Kristinn. "'The Kissinger Cables': Three Years After 'Collateral Murder,' WikiLeaks Explores U.S. Diplomacy." Democracy Now (April 8, 2013)

Hudson, David. "The Civil War @ 150 MUBI (April 12, 2011)

The Intercept ("The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media, was created by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill. It has a two-fold mission: one short-term, the other long-term. Our short-term mission is to provide a platform to report on the documents previously provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Although we are still building our infrastructure and larger vision, we are launching now because we believe we have a vital obligation to this ongoing and evolving story, to these documents, and to the public. Our NSA coverage will be comprehensive, innovative and multi-faceted. We have a team of experienced editors and journalists devoted to the story. We will use all forms of digital media for our reporting. In addition, we will publish primary source documents on which our reporting is based. We will also invite outside experts with area knowledge to contribute to our reporting, and provide a platform for commentary and reader engagement. Our long-term mission is to produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues. The editorial independence of our journalists will be guaranteed. They will be encouraged to pursue their passions, cultivate a unique voice, and publish stories without regard to whom they might anger or alienate. We believe the prime value of journalism is its power to impose transparency, and thus accountability, on the most powerful governmental and corporate bodies, and our journalists will be provided the full resources and support required to do this. While our initial focus will be the critical work surrounding the NSA story, we are excited by the opportunity to grow with our readers into the broader and more comprehensive news outlet that the The Intercept will become.")

Iraq: The War Logs." (UK Guardian's archive and analysis of the Wikileaks Iraq War documents.)

"Iraq War Timeline: From "Shock and Awe" to Civilian Toll, to Billions in Reconstruction, Vet Health." Democracy Now (March 19, 2013)

Johnsen, Gregory D. "60 Words And A War Without End: The Untold Story Of The Most Dangerous Sentence In U.S. History." Buzzfeed (January 16, 2014)

Johnson, Chalmers. "Militarism and the American Empire." Conversations with History (2005)

"Julian Assange in Conversation with John Pilger." Top Documentary Films (2010)

Karski, Jan. "Polish Resistance Figure Jan Karski, Honored with Posthumous Medal of Freedom, in His Own Words" Democracy Now (June 5, 2012)

Kearns, Michael. "CIA Psychologist's Notes Reveal True Purpose Behind Bush's Torture Program." (March 22, 2011)

Keller, Bill. "The Inner Lives of Wartime Photographers." The New York Times (May 8, 2011)

Khalidi, Rashid and Salim Yaqub. "Constraining and Shaping Nationalism: The United States and Iraq." CHIASMOS (April 7, 2003)

Khamvongsa, Channapha, Thoummy Silaphan and Manixia Thor. "40 Years After Secret U.S. War in Laos Ended, Millions of Unexploded Bomblets Keep Killing Laotians." Democracy Now (April 4, 2013)

Kilkenny, Allison. "The Poster Boy For Unending War." The Smirking Chimp (February 20, 2014)

King, Martin Luther, Jr. "On 45th Anniversary of His Death, Martin Luther King Jr. on the Power of Media and the Horror of War." Democracy Now (April 4, 2013)

---. "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam." (Video Excerpts of a Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967)

Klein, Naomi. "Goldstone's Legacy for Israel." The Nation (February 14, 2011)

---. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. NY: Metropolitan Books, 2007.

Kinzer, Stephen and William Murphy, Jr. "US Wars and Social Control (From Regime Change Abroad to the War on Drugs at Home)." Unwelcome Guests #304 (April 30, 2006) ["In our first hour, this week, Stephen Kinzer, whose book, Overthrow, details the US empire's long history of instigating regime change, both the public pretext and the real interests at play. In our second hour, William Murphy Jr speaks about the "War On Drugs"."]

Kouddou, Sharif Abdel. "2 Years into Uprising, Bahrain Feels Like a 'Nation Under Occupation'." Democracy Now (February 21, 2013)

Kovalik, Daniel. "The CIA, Cocaine and Death Squads: The U.S. War for Drugs of Terror in Colombia." Counterpunch (February 16, 2012)

Kuznick, Peter and Oliver Stone. "The Untold U.S. History from the Atomic Age to Vietnam to Obama’s Drone Wars." Democracy Now (November 16, 2012)

Lapham, Lewis. "Crowd Control." Lapham's Quarterly (Spring 2014)

Larsen, Solana. "United Kingdom: London Burning (Videos)." Global Voices (August 8, 2011)

Lederach, John Paul. "The Art of Peace." On Being (July 8, 2010)

Leigh, David, James Ball, Ian Cobain and Jason Burke. "Guantánamo leaks lift lid on world's most controversial prison • Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts • Children, elderly and mentally ill among those wrongfully held • 172 prisoners remain, some with no prospect of trial or release • Interactive guide to all 779 detainees." The Guardian (April 25, 2011)

Lobel, Jules. "Why America Is Losing the War on Terror." FORA TV (August 11, 2007)

Manningham-Buller, Eliza. "Securing Freedom." Reith Lectures (2011)

Margaronis, Maria. "Fear and loathing in Athens: The rise of Golden Dawn and the far right." The Guardian (October 26, 2012)

McGirk, Tim. "In Exiting Iraq, U.S. Military Discards Trove of Found Documents on 2005 Haditha Massacre of Iraqis." Democracy Now (December 21, 2011)

McGovern, Ray and Timothy Snyder. "Who Is Provoking the Unrest in Ukraine? A Debate on Role of Russia, United States in Regional Crisis." Democracy Now (March 3, 2014)

Mearsheimer, John and Robert Pape. "The War in Iraq and America's Role in the World." CHIASMOS (April 17, 2003)

Meer, Haroon. "Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar: A cyberwar is brewing, and Anonymous reprisal attacks on HBGary Federal shows how deep the war goes." Al Jazeera (March 10, 2011)

Miller, Greg, Adam Goldman and Ellen Nakashima. "CIA misled on interrogation program, Senate report says." Washington Post (March 31, 2014)

Mitchell, Don. "You Who are the Bureaucrats of Empire, Remember Who We Are" History of a Weapon (April 6, 2004: Address at The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University)

Morgan, Jason. "'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland." History for the Future (March 2, 2010)

Morris, Earl. "The Unknown Known: Errol Morris’ New Doc Tackles Unrepentant Iraq War Architect Donald Rumsfeld." Democracy Now (March 27, 2014)

"“Muscling in on the media” – a Reporters Without Borders look at organized crime." Reporters Without Borders (February 24, 2011)

Nader, Ralph. "Where are the Lawyers?: Obama at Large." Counterpunch (May 31, 2012)

Nevins, Joseph. "Drones and the Dream of Remote Control in the Borderlands." Counterpunch (May 3, 2012)

Newman, Zak. "What's the Difference Between Force Feeding and Waterboarding?" Blog of Rights (March 24, 2014)

Ng, Brady. "Drowning out the peacemakers in Nanjing." Waging Nonviolence (March 11, 2013)

""No NATO, No War": U.S. Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Return War Medals at NATO Summit." Democracy Now (May 21, 2012)

Offenheiser, Raymond. "With Focus on U.S.-Led Strikes, Global Failure to Meet Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis Goes Unnoticed." Democracy Now (September 4, 2013)

Olzen, Jake. "NATO’s crisis of legitimacy spreads in Chicago." Waging Nonviolence (May 7, 2012)

Omer, Mohammed. "Breaking Truce, Israeli Strikes Kill "Moderate" Hamas Military Chief, Palestinian Civilians in Gaza." Democracy Now (November 15, 2012)

Open Society Justice Initiative. Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition. Open Society Foundations (February 2013)

Oppenheimer, Joshua. "The Act of Killing: New Film Shows U.S.-Backed Indonesian Death Squad Leaders Re-enacting Massacres." Democracy Now (July 19, 2013)

"Osama Bin Laden File." The National Security Archive (National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 343: May 2, 2011)

"Out of Exile: Special Reports on Ousted Honduran President Zelaya’s Return 2 Years After U.S.-Backed Coup." Democracy Now (May 31-June 1, 2011)

Parenti, Michael. "The Sword and the Dollar." Unwelcome Guests #4 (April 5, 2000)

Peebles, Stacey. "Stories from the Suck: The First Wave of Iraq War Narratives." Berfois (April 15, 2011)

Pilger, John. The War You Don't See. (UK: 2010, 97 mins)

Pinker, Steven. "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined." Radio Open Source (March 10. 2014)

The Power of Nightmares (United Kingdom: Adam Curtis, 2004)

"Protests in Venezuela." Global Voices (Ongoing archive: 2014)

Quinn, Ben. "London riots and UK unrest: Tuesday 9 August [4th Night]." (August 9, 2011)

Rafael, Vincente. "Translation in Wartime." Arcade (2008)

Rahma, Mahmound Abu. "Under Siege: A Report from Gaza." Building Bridges (July 22, 2014) ["It is essential that U.S. citizens understand that this conflict should not continue to be viewed as a symmetrical one anymore and while they largely do not hear about it there are vicious violations of international law against Palestinians every day; including closures/blockades, settlement activities (population transfer on our land) displacement, killings, detention and torture."]

Ratner, Michael. "Ten Years after 9/11: War, Operation American Condor (Guantanamo) , Civil Liberties and Hope." Law and Disorder Radio (July 25, 2011)

"Reporting the Egyptian Revolution." Listening Post (February 13, 2011)

"Responding to Genocide Today." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Ongoing Project)

Ridley, Yvonne. "Bush Convicted of War Crimes in Absentia." Foreign Policy Journal (May 12, 2012)

Risso, Cristina. "War Crimes of General Stanley McChrystal." Project Censored (2010)

Rosen, Jay. "The Afghanistan War Logs Released by Wikileaks, the World's First Stateless News Organization." Press Think (July 26, 2010)

Rothrock, Kevin. "Pro-Maidan Video Goes Viral Thanks to Pavel Durov, Russia's Zuckerberg." Global Voices (February 22, 2014)

Rowley, Rick and Jeremy Scahill. "Dirty Wars: Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley’s New Film Exposes Hidden Truths of Covert U.S. Warfare." Democracy Now (January 22, 2013)

Scahill, Jeremy. "The Dangerous US Game in Yemen." The Nation (March 31, 2011)

---. "Killing Americans: On Obama Admin’s Admission 4 U.S. Citizens Died in Drone Strikes." Democracy Now (May 23, 2013)

---. "Secret Erik Prince Tape Exposed." The Nation (May 3, 2010)

---. "The World Is a Battlefield: Jeremy Scahill on "Dirty Wars" and Obama’s Expanding Drone Attacks." Democracy Now (April 24, 2013)

Scahill, Jeremy and Samer Muscati. "On Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Private Army of “Christian Crusaders” in the UAE." Democracy Now (May 18, 2011)

Schecter, Danny. "Nailing Osama: The Media's Delight." Al Jazeera (May 6, 2011)

Scheer, Robert. "There Goes the Republic." Truthdig (December 14, 2011)

The Secret Iraq Files (Aljazeera archive for the Wikileaks releases of military documents on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars)

Seibel, Mark. "As U.S. Pushes For Syria Strike, Questions Loom over Obama Claims in Chemical Attack." Democracy Now (September 4, 2013)

Sethi, Najam. "A Pakistani Prescription for Af-Pak Peace." Open Source (November 16, 2010)

Sharlet, Jeff. "Norwegian Shooting Suspect’s Views Echo Xenophobia of Right-Wing Extremists in U.S., Europe." Democracy Now (July 27, 2011)

Sifton, John. "A Brief History of Drones." The Nation (February 27, 2012)

Sigal, Clancy. "Blair Mountain and labor's living history." The Guardian (November 11, 2011)

Simons, Marco. "Supreme Court to Decide Whether U.S. Corporations Can Be Sued for Abuses Overseas." Democracy Now (February 24, 2012)

Singer, Peter W. "On Drone Warfare." War News Radio (July 13, 2011)

---. "Wired for War." The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy #3 (July 18, 2011)

Smith, Dan. "Libya and the Fog of Intervention." Dan Smith's Blog (April 10, 2011)

"The Soundtrack to War and Peace." To the Best of Our Knowledge (October 1, 2010)

Sourani, Raji. "Palestinian Civilians Bear the Brunt of Unrelenting Bombings in U.S.-Backed Attack on Gaza." Democracy Now (November 19, 2012)

Sovyn, Olena. "#Euromaidan Protests Spread Throughout Ukraine After Explosion of Violence." Global Voices (February 20, 2014)

Springer, Claudia. :Taken by Muslims: Captivity Narratives in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer and Prisoner of the Mountains." Jump Cut #53 (Summer 2011)

The Spy Factory NOVA (February 4, 2009)

Stout, Robert Joe. "Do the United States and Mexico Really Want the Drug War to Succeed." Monthly Review (January 1, 2012)

Swanson, David. "Iraq War Among World's Worst Events." War is a Crime (March 2013)

Taibbi, Matt. "'Zero Dark Thirty' Is bin Laden's Last Victory." Rolling Stone (Reposted on Reader Supported News: January 17, 2012)

Taxi to the Dark Side (USA: Alex Gibney, 2007: 106 mins)

Taylor, Laurie. "The other side of the street: Laurie Taylor interviews Stan Cohen." New Humanist New Humanist 119.4 (July 2004)

Thompson, Paul. "Terror Timeline." Boiling Frogs (3 Pt interview: September 1, September 6, and September 16, 2011)

Turse, Nick. "Death on Your Doorstep: What Sebastian Junger and Restrepo Won’t Tell You About War." TomDispatch (July 13, 2010)

---. "Kill Anything That Moves: New Book Exposes Hidden Crimes of the War Kerry, Hagel Fought in Vietnam." Democracy Now (January 15, 2013)

"Uprising in Egypt: A Two-Hour Special on the Revolt Against the U.S.-Backed Mubarak Regime." Democracy Now (February 5, 2011)

Urie, Rob. "Obama Goes Full Bush on Syria." Counterpunch (September 8, 2013)

Varon, Jeremy. "Armed Struggle and the New Left." Against the Grain (September 28, 2011)

Venables, Robert. "Who Are These People?(The Onondaga Nation Encounters European Settlers)." Unwelcome Guests #302 (April 16, 2006)

Villoro, Juan. "Violence and Drug Trafficking in Mexico." Words Without Borders (March 2012)

Vizcarrondo, Sara. "The Art of 'Killing': How Much Truth Comes from the Lie that Tells the Truth?" Documentary (Summer 2013)

Yoshioka, Maximilian. "History or Humanity? On Lu Chuan's City of Life and Death A Nietzschean Perspective on Nanjing." Bright Lights Film Journal #76 (May 2012)

Walker, Alice. "Palestine Conditions "More Brutal" Than in U.S. South of 50 Years Ago." Democracy Now (September 28, 2012)

Wallechinsky, David. "Why Do They Hate Us (Revised Edition)." All Gov (September 9, 2011)

The War Logs (The New York Times: "An archive of classified military documents offers views of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.")

War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (USA: Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp, 2007)

Waxman, Zoe. "Words of Pain: Interpreting Personal Memories of the Holocaust." Backdoor Broadcasting Company (January 27, 2011)

Wikileaks (One of many mirror sites for this massive project designed to make vital secret information available to the public.)

Wise, Tim. Killing One Monster, Unleashing Another: Reflections on Revenge and Revelry (Website for the Author: May 2, 2011)

Woods, Chris. "As U.S. Escalates Pakistan Drone Strikes, Expansive "Kill List" Stirs Fears of Worse Civilian Toll." Democracy Now (June 5,2012)

Wright, Ann and Ed Kinane. "Drones on Trial: 38 Protesters Face Charges for Disrupting Syracuse Base Used in Overseas Attacks." Democracy Now (November 4, 2011)

Wright, Dani. "Afghan War: Largest Military Coalition in History." Project Censored (2010)

Yaqub, Salim. ""The United States and the Arab World: Sources of Antagonism, Prospects for Accommodation." [MB: A revealing historical background on the US government's alternating relationship with Iraq and Iran.] CHIASMOS (March 9, 2004)

Yue, Genevieve. "The Curtain’s Undrawn: An Interview with Olivier Assayas on Carlos." Senses of Cinema #57 (2010)

Zunes, Stephen. "Democrats Share the Blame for Tragedy of Iraq War." TruthOut (March 17. 2013)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Resources for July 22, 2014

Ventura, Elbert. "Lost at Sea: Captain Phillips." Reverse Shot #33 (2013)











Surowiecki, James. "Moaning Moguls." The New York Times (July 7, 2014)

Top Films of 2013

Dialogic Cinephilia Jukebox








Chrish Hedges: Journalist/War Correspondent (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

Chris Hedges: Journalist/War Correspondent (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)

Biographical Resources and Hedges' Columns:


Wikipedia: Chris Hedges

TruthDig: Chris Hedges' Column

Common Dreams: Chris Hedges' Articles

The Nation: Chris Hedges' Articles


Resources by and about Chris Hedges:

"Chris Hedges and the Mythology of War." Dialogic (November 21, 2004)

Dapier, Jarrett. "Atheisms Unholy Trinity." In These Times (May 20, 2008)

Graeber, David. "Concerning the Violent Peace-Police: An Open Letter to Chris Hedges." N + 1 (Reposted on Dialogic February 9, 2012 with an introduction by Michael Dean Benton and additional resources about the controversy)

Hedges, Chris. "America's Democratic Collapse." AlterNet (June 2, 2008)

---. "America the Illiterate." Truthdig (November 10, 2008)

---. "Calling All Rebels." Common Dreams (March 8, 2010)

---. "The Christian Fascists Are Growing Stronger." Truthdig (June 7, 2010)

---. "The Collapse of Globalization." Truthdig (March 28, 2011)

---. "Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians." Weekly Signals (July 8, 2008)

---. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Law and Disorder Radio (July 30, 2012)

---. "The Death of the Liberal Class." (Produced by The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY, this event was co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace: October 17, 2010 -- posted on Youtube)

---. "The Death of Truth." TruthDig (May 5, 2013)

---. "Dems Owe Chicago Public Teachers Support for "Most Important Labor Action in Decades" Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

---. "Go to Pittsburgh, Young Man, and Defy Your Empire." Truthdig (August 31, 2009)

---. "The Left Has Nowhere to Go." Truthdig (January 3, 2011)

---. "A Master Class On Occupation." Truthdig (October 31, 2011)

---. Neoliberalism and Its Effects in the Modern USA." Unwelcome Guests (September 28, 2012)

---. "No Other Way Out." Truthdig (February 28, 2011)

---. "On 9/11, Touring U.S. Economic Disaster Zones in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Democracy Now (September 11, 2012)

---. "On American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America." Democracy Now (February 19, 2007)

---. "On War." The New York Review of Books (December 16, 2004)

---. "Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand." Truthdig (March 2011)

---. "A Prophecy Worth Watching." Truthdig (June 13, 2010)

---. "Ralph Nader Was Right About Obama." Truthdig (March 1, 2010)

---. "Reinterpreting War." On the Media (July 2, 2010)

---. "The Rise of Gonzo Porn Is the Latest Sign of America's Cultural Apocalypse." AlterNet (July 30, 2009)

---. "The Truth Alone Will Set You Free." Truthdig (June 29, 2009)

---. "Turning King's Dream Into a Nightmare." Common Dreams (January 18, 2010)

---. "The Unsilenced Voice of a Long Distance Revolutionary." TruthDig (December 9, 2012)

---. "The Victims of Pornography." Truthdig (October 11, 2009)

---. "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning." (University of California TV November 2004: video posted on Youtube)

---. "War is Betrayal: Persistent Myths of Combat." Boston Review (July/August 2012)

---. "War is Sin." Truthdig (June 1, 2009)

---. "We’re Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy." RINF (May 8, 2014)

---. "Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System." Common Dreams (April 11, 2011)

Hedges, Chris and Cornel West. "The People vs.Goldman Sachs." Dangerous Minds (November 6, 2011)

Hedges, Chris and Hamza Yusuf. "Does God Love War? (A Dialog on Religion and the State)." Unwelcome Guests #306 (May 14, 2006)

Hedges, Chris and James Wright. "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt." Lannan Podcasts (December 3, 2012)

Hedges, Chris, Jim Powell and Tim Maby. "Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: drawing America's invisible poor - audio slideshow." The Guardian (July 12, 2012)

Hedges, Chris, Vandana Shiva and Robert Sheer. "On Liberalism, Economy, and Corporate Domination." Uprising Radio (October 22, 2010)

Hedges, Chris, et al. "Best of the Left: Compilations of Reports on the Occupy Movement, Pts. 1-7 (September - November, 2011)." (Posted on Dialogic: November 27, 2011)

Popova, Maria. "Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism." Brain Pickings (February 6, 2013)

Thompson, A.K. "Chris Hedges vs. CrimethInc. on Violence: Will We Get the Debate We Deserve?" Truthout (September 12, 2012)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dialogic Cinephilia Jukebox

[Music for the office]

80 Songs by The Brian Jonestown Massacre

10,000 Days by Tool

Abbey Road by The Beatles

Acid Music for Acid People by Liquid Sound Company

Adore by Smashing Pumpkins

After the Rain by Muddy Waters

Animals by Pink Floyd

Audioslave by Audioslave

The B-52s by The B-52s

The Bends by Radiohead

Best I by The Smiths

The Best of by Joy Division

The Best of by Radiohead

The Best of, Part Two by Radiohead

Bitches Brew by Miles Davis

Black Holes and Revelations by Muse

Bleach by Nirvana

Blood Sugar Sex Magic by Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Broken Circle Breakdown by Various Artists

By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Collossal Youth by Young Marble Giants

Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Directions to See a Ghost by The Black Angels

Donnie Darko Soundtrack by Various Artists

Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones

For Valuska: A Mixtape by Jayne Amara Ross & Frédéric D. Oberland

Genocide & Juice by The Coup

Greatest Hist by The B-52s

Greatest Hits by Electric Light Orchestra

Greatest Hits by Neil Young

Greatest Hits by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Happy Trails by Quicksilver Messenger Service

In the Future by Black Mountain

June 1, 1974 by Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico

Kid A by Radiohead

Kill Bill Soundtrack Vol. I and II by Various Artists

Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

Let it Bleed by The Rolling Stones

Live Through This by Hole

London Calling by The Clash

Lullabies to Paralyze by Queens of the Stone Age

Marquee Moon by Television

Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg and Wilco

Mind Games by John Lennon

Music for Earthworms by Aesop Rock

Naturally by JJ Cale

Nevermind by Nirvana

Oh, Inverted World by The Shins

OK Computer by Radiohead

Parade by Pretty Girls Make Graves [student video for HUM 221]

Paris 1970 by Black Sabbath

Passover by The Black Angels

Peel Sessions 1974 by Eno and the Winkies

Peel Sessions 1979 by The Tubeway Army

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

Play by Moby

Radio Retaliation by Thievery Corporation

Red by King Crimson

Reject All American by Bikini Kill

Retrospective by Buffalo Springfield

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars by David Bowie

Rock n Roll Animal by Lou Reed

Sea Change by Beck

Seventeen Seconds by The Cure

Sing Sing Death House by The Distillers

Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age

Standing on a Beach by The Cure

The Stooges by The Stooges

Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Steven

This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Do by Modest Mouse

The Very Best of 1969 to 1973 by David Bowie

The Wall by Pink Floyd

Warsaw by Joy Division

The White Album by The Beatles

Wild Gift by X

Who's Next by The Who

"The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You" by Neko Case

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco