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NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes)What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy - Frank Dorrel has put together an excellent 2 - hour video, the basic message being that the Central Intelligence Agency, the military-industrial complex, the Pentagon, the multinational corporations, the media and the Government of the United States are responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the third world, not to mention the poverty and oppression of millions more.  We support, arm and train dictators and militaries that do these evil actions to their own people.  All of this is to insure that we control the natural resources of these countries and their marketplace, use the people for cheap labor and keep the business of war (which is our biggest business) ongoing.  The CIA has done business with international drug dealers, allowing heroin and cocaine to enter the U.S., using the profits to fund more covert operations.  The mainstream media, or corporate media (as some refer to it), will not tell these truths because it is owned by the very corporations who benefit from all of this.  When it comes to foreign policy, the mainstream media gets its stories straight from the Pentagon and the CIA.  We have been taught all our lives that the United States fights for freedom and democracy, that we are the good guys.  And since so many people in America are doing well, do have freedom, opportunity and wealth or are just trying to get by, there is very little motivation to look into the things being said on this tape.  View it here!!  Warning - This is not for the faint or weak of heart.  The ten segments include (click on link for summary and downloadable videos):
1. Martin Luther King Jr.; (its a short and sweet introduction to the rest that will "blow you away" - 2 minutes)
2. John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola; (6 minutes)
3. Bill Moyer's 'The Secret Government' aired on PBS; (its 20 minutes, but you must see it)
4. Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair; (20 minutes)
5. School of Assassins; (14 minutes)
6. Genocide by Sanctions; (12 minutes)
7. The Panama Deception; (22 minutes; it won an Academy Award)
8. Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the U.S.; (its 9 minutes, and you must see it)
9. Amy Goodman on the two genocides Indonesia has committed; (9 minutes) and 
10. S. Brian Willson on waging peace against our violent foreign policies. (9 minutes)
Epilogue by Frank Dorrel  (good insights, recommended reading list, and a personal conclusion by Bob Stewart on media complicity, lack of effective opposition holding government accountable, and lack of government response to these charges)
This video is 5-Star, Must Viewing - particularly for peace studies programs to generate discussion with students (and others).  I urge you to order your own copy: contact Frank Dorrel, 3967 Shedd Ter., Culver City, California 90232; tel. 310-838-8131; email .  A small donation (approx. US$10.00) is requested to help this project continue.  Many thanks to Frank for his good work. 

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) I am highly recommending that you go see Bowling For Columbine.  Its a documentary film by Micheal Moore, who is an american activist.  The film is a great demonstration of the attitudes and some of the causes of so much fear and death caused by guns in the US.  I think you should see it and maybe mention it on your website.  I think it is a film that everyone should see, although it is done tastefully some Americans of course may find it a little less amusing than us Canadians.  There was an American girl who went to the movie with us and she didn't appreciate it quite as much as us Canadians...who of course were used as better  examples of the US in terms of having a better living environment.  Did you know that in Canada we have approx 165 deaths per year from guns, while Germany has 255, and Great Britain has only 39.  The US has 11,124!!!!  A good quote from the movie is that "if safety was measured in terms of numbers of guns, the US would be the safest country in the world, but thats not how it works".  He also talks about stereotyps, racism, misconceptions/misinformation, fear and media's association with the problems of violence.  As soon as you get the chance, go see is getting rave reviews.  Here is a site that tells you about the movie - .  Mike Moore's web site is at .  Review courtesy of Robyn Stewart.   Other comparably excellent videos by Michael Moore are: The Big One (about corporations without a conscience) and Roger and Me (also about corporations without a conscience).  Michael also has a two DVD set containing approximately 12 weekly half Hour shows called "The Awful Truth", speaking to a variety of important issues including the Death Penalty.  All 5-Star Must Viewing.

A Vast Selection of Video tapes on Peace available from the National Film Board of Canada - MUST SEE


"The Culture of Disrespect", a program from PBS concerning violence in our media and our culture and its possible effects on our young people.  TV not only teaches some kids to kill, it also entertains a majority of them with the culture of enjoying other peoples' suffering. This PBS special program should be very helpful in our struggle against children desensitization and youth criminality. 

For more than 25 years, Films for the Humanities & Sciences has been providing educators with the finest in educational media. Our editorial board chooses each program on the basis of the importance of its subject, the quality of its production, and its relevance as an instructional aid. The result is a collection of the best work of the world’s preeminent filmmakers. Our more than 7,000 video, CD-ROM, and videodisc programs cover a broad range of subject areas appropriate for schools, colleges, and public libraries. Nowhere else will you find both the breadth and the depth represented in this collection—and these programs are available with public performance rights only from Films for the Humanities & Sciences.  Go to the web site at and search for videos on peace and/or its subtopics.  Films for the Humanities & Sciences, P.O. Box 2053 · Princeton, NJ · 08543-2053; Phone: 800-257-5126 · Fax: 609-275-3767; Email To:  

"A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict" - It is six 30 minute segments showing how, during a century of extreme violence, millions chose to battle the forces of brutality and oppression with nonviolent weapons and won.  Click on the link to read about a special free offer from the publishers

NEWBUTTONPINK.GIF (519 bytes) In a time when personal conscience, reflection, and questions of non-violence are so important, the Independent Television Service (ITVS) is making available a free resource to educators and community leaders.  THE GOOD WAR AND THOSE WHO REFUSED TO FIGHT IT is a fascinating one-hour documentary that sheds light on a previously ignored part of the World War II saga-the story of American conscientious objectors who refused to fight "the good war."  It is a story of personal courage, idealism and nonconformity based on both ethical and religious beliefs-about men whose love of country could not extend to killing their fellow man.  Narrated by Ed Asner, THE GOOD WAR AND THOSE WHO REFUSED TO FIGHT IT will air nationally on PBS stations on January 15, 2002 at 10:00 PM (check local listings).  Free materials are available for use in an educational or community context: * press materials; * a viewers guide for discussion-starting; * a community action guide; * tapes for screening; * support for community events.  Interested parties should contact Suzanne Stenson O'Brien, tel: 651-291-8891,  You can find more information at

The Hague Appeal for Peace Time to Abolish War Video.  This 17 minute video is a great tool for mobilizing international peace and justice.  Time to Abolish War includes Archbishop Tutu, Jose Ramos Horta, H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.  The video highlights how people can get involved in the major campaigns launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference including:  Landmines, Women and Peacebuilding, the International Criminal Court, Small Arms, Peace Education, Nuclear Abolition, Child Soldiers and Poverty.  Send US$20 and specify format (NTSC/VHS_____ PAL_____)  to:  Hague Appeal for Peace c/o  WFM, 777 UN Plaza New York, NY 10017; Phone:  212-687-2623; Fax: 212-599-1332; Email:

Just Solutions Human Rights Advocacy Kit, created for you and others who are committed to ending Human Rights violations once and for all. We invite you to use this resource to find an action that can and will make a difference, or to use this kit as a guide to creating your own action for change. The Advocacy Kit supplements Just Solutions, a human rights TV series which is being broadcast on public and local cable stations.

Linking Policy to Practice.  This video project aims to illustrate the work of African peacebuilding initiatives, create a resource of accessible information on peacebuilding that will enable practitioners to learn from each other and improve the effectiveness of their work, raise awareness within international agencies and governments and to create a body of documentation that will assist practitioner to assess the impact of their work.  Videos are entitled 'The Wajir Story, 'Gulu - The Struggle for Peace', 'Pulling together - Community Policing in the New South Africa and Somaliland'. All videos have accompanying notes to use in the training environment.  Organisation: Responding To Conflict (RTC)  Cost: US $30.00 each or US $100.00 for full set - including postage and packaging.  CONTACT: RTC, 1046 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6LJ, UK; T: 44-(0)121-415 5641    F: 44-(0)121-415 4119Email: Website:

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media.  Part 1 Thought Control in a Democratic Society; Part 2 Activating Dissent.  Highlighting Noam Chomsky's analysis of the media, Manufacturing Consent focuses on democratic societies where populations not disciplined by force are subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control.  Shocking examples of media deception (including an expose on East Timor) permeate Chomsky's critique of the forces at work behind the daily news.  Chomsky encourages his listeners to extricate themselves from this "web of deceit" by undertaking a course of "intellectual self-defence".  Available from the National Film Board Order #C9192072; ISBN: 0-7720-464-0.  For distribution telephone 514-844-3358.  'Must see' rating.

Metal of Dishonor - Expose of Pentagon use of depleted uranium weapons which have compromised the health of tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians in the U.S. and Gulf region. Contains interviews with Dr. Helen Caldicott, Dr. Michio Kaku and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. 50 Minutes 1997.  You can watch this video streamed on the Internet with RealPlayer at or by clicking on the following icons depending upon your modem speed MOD_28k.rm ; MOD_56k.rm ; MOD_220k.rm


Movies with a Conscience

No Party Democracy? A Peace Process with Teeth? ECOMOG - This video is part of the 'Africa: Search for Common Ground' video series and spotlights the role of the Ugandan and Liberian governments in the resolution of destructive conflict and the restoration of peace.  Organisation: Search for Common Ground.  Details: Available in PAL or NTSC.  Languages: English, French, Portuguese.  CONTACT: 1601 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20009 USA; T: 1-202-265 4300     F: 1-202-232 6718   Email:    Website:

Never Be A Victim Home Video Library - only $20.
Volume One - Introduction and Officer Jim's TEN Rules
Volume Two- Preventing Abduction
Volume Three - Preventing Molestation
Volume Four - Building Your Family Team for Safety
Protecting our families and helping to make our communities safer places is a wonderful goal now possible in your home with The Never Be A Victim Program Home Video Library set based upon the full Life Skill course program designed for schools which fosters a community partnership. This award-winning and widely endorsed program empowers us about "How to deal with the dangers and confrontations of our time", which is the teaching mission of the Never Be A Victim School Program now  used in many elementary schools in Canada and endorsed by school boards, police, community groups and parents.   The Department of Education in Alberta has recently joined the many educational authorities across Canada approving the program for province-wide use.  Never Be A Victim has been endorsed by the Ontario Safety League,  Block Parents, Lions Clubs,   Knights of Colombus,  and 40 police services in Ontario among many others, and has won many community awards.  The Home Video Library won The Premier Magazine National Award in 1997 for "Best Instructional Programs".  For more information visit the Never Be A Victim website at:  To Order each set (4 videos) at ONLY $20   per set ( plus taxes and shipping), email:

Video tapes available from The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (ordering information reference: book store):
Eliminating Nuclear Weapons, 1995. 30-minute videotape produced by the Center for Defense Information. $15.00.

Video - John Pilger documentary ilm available from the FOR "Paying the Price:  the Killing of the Children of Iraq" .  "Many other people who saw the [BBC] programme must have been similarly appalled, and it may be that it will ultimately be seen as a turning point, a moment when public opinion began to come out strongly against the sanctions policy and influence our leaders to abandon it. I sincerely hope so." - William Radice in The Statesman (Calcutta and New Delhi)  In addition to its remarkable detailing of the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, as well as the failures of the Oil-for-Food programme, this documentary "breaks the mold" by interviewing US and British officials and ambassadors in support of the sanctions.  The faulty reasoning that underlies the sanctions regime is brilliantly exposed.  "Paying the Price" is also ground-breaking in its exquisite portrayal of the depth and richness of Iraqi history and culture.  The same week this 75 minute documentary was aired on British ITV to three million viewers, the BBC twice led its 9-O'Clock Nightly News with sanctions reports and The Guardian, The New Statesman, and The Independent each delivered a stinging series of articles. The Economist (April 8-14) dissected sanctions powerfully and called for a change in policy.  This documentary is indeed one of the most persuasive pieces ever done on sanctions.  The information revealed in it is presented with such simplicity that even the most uninformed person can begin to understand not just the suffering of the Iraqi people, but the absurdity of US/UK rationale behind keeping the sanctions in place.  It is an ideal organizing tool and can be shown in high schools, colleges and universities, churches, mosques, synagogues, and other places of worship, community group meetings, etc.  The Fellowship of Reconciliation is excited to announce that we have a limited number of these videos available.  We were given distribution rights provided we, or the eventual recipients of the video, didn't use it to make money.  Thus, we are asking that you not charge admission when you show the video.  We also can't charge a specific amount of money for the video.  We would, however, appreciate a donation to cover our costs so we can continue working on Iraq. It cost USD $7 to copy each video, and postage will be a bit extra.  Please give what you can.  Order a video, lend it out, play it so much the tape breaks!  When it starts gathering dust, give it away or send it back!  Please submit orders to FOR/PO Box 271/Nyack, NY  10960 and make checks payable to Fellowship of Reconciliation ***Please submit your request IN WRITING to the FOR accompanied by a check made payable to Fellowship of Reconciliation.  Please allow time for processing.  If it is extremely urgent, let us know in your request.  Email requests will not be filled.***

PEACE MOVIES - Here is a list of movies with peace themes. These films tell stories about people trying to make the world more peaceful by resolving conflicts, dealing with the consequences of violence, following the path of nonviolence, struggling against oppression, and/or appealing to standards of justice. Some of these movies are not peaceful. Many contain violent scenes, but in general they all address peace topics in daily life, in communities, and in international settings. Most should be available from local video stores. . For a list of peace videos available at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Peace Resource Institute (PRI)

Peace Talks Video Series -- What's to be done about teen violence? How are kids coping with the rising tide of violence? Can we stop it, or is the situation simply out of hand? PeaceTalks, a powerful new series on teen violence, has some real life answers to one of the nation's most pressing social problems.

Reflections of Peace and Justice Leaders: A videotape with accompanying study guide, this is a serious work, an important piece of history, and an encouraging celebration of what can be accomplished with hard work and lifelong dedication. The tape features interviews with a conscientious objector who went to prison instead of fighting in World War II; people who worked against racism before it was fashionable to do so; a lady who had suicide pills in her home - to rescue her family from the inevitable
nuclear attack. It's a living history of the 20th Century struggle for good against evil. The accompanying study guide is inherently interesting, easy to follow, and it says here it's been "field tested" as appropriate for school kids - but it would probably be illegal in public schools, because there's a lot of discussion in the tape about what it means to be a Christian. The filmmakers' unspoken assumption is that Christianity is an integral part of the struggle for justice, but I (Marvin) don't buy that at all - I've seen a lot of Christians involved in the struggle for justice, and a lot of Christians vehemently opposed. Still, if you care about such elusive concepts as avoiding war, equal rights, and racial justice, Reflections is absolutely recommended. It's the feel-good video of the year, and at three bucks, anyone can afford a copy. The asking price won't even cover the raw materials (tape, study guide, and postage). If possible, I'd suggest you send at least $5-10. Marvin Berlowitz, College of Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,Ohio 45221 [$3 >or a blank videotape,]



Dr. William Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International spoke on "Torture, Terror, Tyranny: The State of Human Rights Today" on November 11, 1998 -- there is a text of his speech at ( 5 Star

"The WTO and the Global War System" is a new video of a public forum in Seattle where more than 300 people came to discuss peace, globalization, and the World Trade Organization in November, 1999.  "The WTO and the Global War System" includes speeches by Susan George on The Utopian Corporate Dream, Mark Ritchie on Peace and International Systems, Alice Slater on The Big Guns Behind the Global War System, and Steven Staples on The WTO and War: Making the Connection.  "This video is an important tool to educate people about the relationship between globalization and militarism," said Steven Staples, producer of the video and Chair of the International Network on Disarmament and Globalization. "People will be surprised by what they learn," he said.  A booklet of the proceedings of the forum, and a CD ROM version of the video are also available. The forum was cosponsored by the Northwest Disarmament Coalition (USA), End the Arms Race (Canada), Abolition 2000 Working Groups on Corporate Issues, and the International Network on Disarmament and Globalization.  For more information, contact:
Steven Staples, t. (604) 687-3223  e. Printed proceedings available at

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Video - The award winning director Stephen Johnson brought together 41 of the most talented international animators to produce this unique work. Created in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, this video brings the 30 articles to life in brilliant color. As entertaining as it is educational, the English version is narrated by Jeff Bridges and Debra Winger. Produced by Prudence Fenton. 1988 20 minutes.  To order:

From the Royal Roads Peace and Conflict Film Series (Stephanie Slater, Communications Manager, Royal Roads University, 250 391-2511 ext 4249, cel 361-5020 ):

REGRET TO INFORM: A Journey in Search of Truth (1998) 72 minutes Director Barbara Sonneborn's husband was killed during the Vietnam War. The story of her journey to Vietnam to find the place where her husband was killed becomes interwoven with that of her translator and guide, a war survivor with her own story.

LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY: South Africa's Search for Truth and Reconciliation (2000) 94 minutes Directors Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffman present a beautiful and often disturbing reflection on truth and forgiveness. The film looks at South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which examined crimes perpetrated during the apartheid era.

RAIN 1949 (1998) 52 minutes In 1949, amidst torrential rains, Holocaust refugees poured into Israel and settled, displacing Arab villagers. Directed by Ilan Yagoda, this film explores relations between Kibbutz Megido and Arab villagers in Lajun, who share the same hill and olive groves. 

PRELUDE TO KOSOVO (1999) 52 minutes Shot on location in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia, John Michalczyk's documentary combines graphic footage with interviews with religious and political figures. The film investigates the ideology of "ethnic cleansing"  and the massacres resulting from a nationalist quest for political, cultural, and religious domination. The Serbian Orthodox, Bosnian Muslim, and Croatian Catholic perspectives are all represented. 

FORBIDDEN MARRIAGES in the Holy land (1995) 66 minutes This film explores the lives and loves of eight mixed marriages from different generations and backgrounds. Under the direction of Michel Khleifi, the human side of the Arab-Israeli conflict is uncovered. 

TITANIC TOWN (1998) 97 minutes Directed by Roger Mitchell, this film is based on the true story of one woman's crusade to stop the violence in Northern Ireland in the 1970s and the brutal effect her actions have on her family. The title refers to Belfast, the city were the Titanic was built.

Just a Little Red Dot is based on a true story about a fifth grader who comes to Canada from Sri Lanka, wearing a little red dot (bindi) on her forehead. The film chronicles the responses she receives and the ingenious solution developed by her class to create respect and understanding for people who are different. 

Peace of Mind is a portrait of the Middle East conflict as seen by Palestinian and Israeli teenagers who meet at a peace camp in Maine and are then asked to document their experiences after they return to their homes.



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