“The struggle to tell the truth through stories”: An interview with British film and television producer Tony Garnett—Part 2

24 October 2013 — WSWS

Part 1 Here

In a retrospective this summer, “Seeing Red,” the British Film Institute celebrated the work of veteran film and television producer Tony Garnett. The BFI described Garnett as one of television’s “most influential figures,” who “produced and fostered a succession of provocative, radical and sometimes incendiary dramas.”

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“The struggle to tell the truth through stories”: An interview with British film and television producer Tony Garnett—Part 1

23 October 2013 — WSWS

Part 2 Here

In a retrospective this summer, “Seeing Red,” the British Film Institute (BFI) celebrated the work of veteran film and television producer Tony Garnett. The BFI described Garnett as one of television’s “most influential figures,” who “produced and fostered a succession of provocative, radical and sometimes incendiary dramas.” Continue reading this...

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Are we being served? By William Bowles

21 October 2013 — williambowles.info

Central to us on the left is the dilemma of a seemingly indifferent working class to the changes that impact directly not only on our material well-being but on the corporatisation of our cultural lives. Some argue that it’s down to the prevailing sense of powerlessness as the gulf between those who govern and the governed, deepens and widens. But there is perhaps another explanation for our disenfranchisement; the role of the ‘middle class’ as a mechanism of social control.

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Israel’s role in the announcement of the attack against Syria

1 September 2013 — Voltaire Network

According to the website magazine Foreign Policy dated August 28th 2013, the NSA would have intercepted communications between the chief of the Syrian chemical weapons unit and a high ranked official from the Syrian Department of defence. The latter was in panic after the chemical attack that cost the lives of 1 429 people [1].

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South Africa: Licenced to Kill By Richard Pithouse

22 July 2013 — The South African Civil Society Information Service

Last week Inigo Gilmore’s documentary, South Africa’s Dirty Cops, was screened on British television. It deals with the torture and murder that have become common at the hands of the South African police and includes an examination of the two most high profile cases of political violence on the part of our police in recent years – the murder of Andries Tatane in Ficksburg in April 2011 and the Marikana Massacre in August last year.

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Catastrophic Events, Mass Traumatization and the Body Politic By James F. Tracy

2 July 2013 — Memoryhole Blog

A long-held desire of the technocratic worldview involves manipulation and control of a national and even international body politic. “This planetary consciousness,” Zbigniew Brzezinski observes, brings into closer view a single indivisible humanity united by the soft tyranny of depersonalized and omnipresent coercion. “The sense of proximity, the immediacy of suffering,” he wrote at the height of the Cold War, “the globally destructive character of modern weapons all help to stimulate an outlook that views mankind as a community.”[1]

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Greece Newslinks 13 June 2013

13 June 2013 — williambowles.info

 

Greece faces political crisis over state TV closure

AFP

ATHENS — Greece faced a new political crisis on Wednesday as the government was hit with a storm of public protest and a looming general strike over its shock decision to shut down state broadcaster ERT. The socialist and moderate leftist parties …

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Mercenaries surrender to Syrian military in Qsseir By Luis Brizuela Bringuez

25 May 2013 — Prensa Latina

Imagen activaDamascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army continued its advance today the offensive in Qsseir, central province of Homs, after mercenaries group members surrendered to the authorities in the northern and central districts of the city.

The military evacuated irregular and broke down several shelters west of Homs-Balabak road, which runs through the center of the strategic town near the border with Lebanon and point between Damascus and the coastal zone.

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Lonzy Barker Is Missing By Joe Bageant

20 May 2013 — Joe Bageant

See the introduction to this series of posts: Writing on Things Southern and Past

Lonzy Barker is missing. Has been for several months now. Nobody noticed it until that smelly old hermit didn’t show up here at Dalton Bayles’ post office store for his sardines and rock candy. “He could be layin’ over there in his pigpen dead or something,” says Dalton. Did I tell you, dear reader, that Lonzy Barker lives in a pigpen? Always has. Anyway, after three months of Lonzy’s government checks piling up in the pigeonhole, Dalton has decided Lonzy “just might be — I ain’t saying he is and I ain’t saying he ain’t — missing.”

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Boston Set Up? Tsarnaev Brothers’ Mother: My Sons are Innocent, This is a Set Up

20 April 2013 — Global Research - Russia Today

GR Editor’s Note:  The Testimony of the Tsarnaev Brothers’ Mother as well as media reports confirm  that the two brothers were on the FBI Radar, under FBI surveillance for several years. The Tsarnaev family had been the object of persistent harassment. (M. Ch.)

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