This is the most important email I will ever send to you! The links to these
anti-war films that you can watch on-line sometimes are taken down. So I
have included two or three links when possible. I realize that I have listed
many films here. There is no need to try to watch all of these films in a
short period of time. But the films listed below basically spell out what I
like to call: “The True Nature of U.S. Foreign Policy”. These films are the
proof that the United States has killed as many as 20 million or more
innocent people since the end of World War II - with many millions more
being injured, losing their homes and having their way of life ruined. This
list is the best way I can think of to help educate yourself and others who
might be interested in knowing about this. I believe that the Americans who
have died in these wars, have died for lies coming from our government and
our mainstream media, which are both owned by the same people who profit
from these wars.
It is what I call: “The Big Lie”. It is Orwellian and like The Matrix. I do
not know what is actually going on now in Syria, Libya, Ukraine or Yemen,
but one thing I do know is that we cannot trust that the United States will
ever do the right thing when it comes to foreign policy. Whatever action
this country takes is to benefit the corporations, the oil companies, the
bankers and the war machine: also known as: The Military Industrial Complex.
The United States is ADDICTED To WAR.
It is up to us to try to stop this horrible situation. There are more people
now who do understand this to some degree than ever before in history. The
films listed below and many books that have been written on this subject are
a big reason why this is so. Not to mention the many anti-war/peace groups
there are in this country. And the Internet is another big reason there is
more awareness about this. In the alterative media, Democracy Now, hosted by
Amy Goodman, is the most listened to/watched program in this country. Their
You will hear more truth by listening to Democracy Now than anywhere else.
Another good source of truth is The INTERCEPT:
To my knowledge, no one else has ever put together a list like this one!
Publisher: ADDICTED To WAR
Associate Producer: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE
Producer: What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy
P.O. Box 3261
Culver City, CA 90231-3261
This is the full length 90 minute version of Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing
critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of
the United States Government to carry out operations which are clearly
contrary to the wishes and values of the American people. The ability to
exercise this power with impunity is facilitated by the National Security
Act of 1947. The thrust of the exposé is the Iran-Contra arms and
drug-running operations which flooded the streets of our nation with crack
The Panama Deception
Won Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1992 -
Narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery – Directed by Barbara Trent - Produced by
The Empowerment Project
This Academy Award Winning film documents the untold story of the December
1989 U.S. invasion of Panama; the events which led to it; the excessive
force used; the enormity of the death and destruction; and the devastating
aftermath. The Panama Deception uncovers the real reasons for this
internationally condemned attack, presenting a view of the invasion which
widely differs from that portrayed by the U.S. media and exposes how the
U.S. government and the mainstream media suppressed information about this
foreign policy disaster.
HEARTS AND MINDS
Directed by Peter Davis – Won Academy Award for Best
Documentary in 1975.
Peter Davis created one of the most moving accounts of the Vietnam War and
the attitudes at home when he produced "Hearts and Minds". The film looks
unflinchingly at the nature of power and horrible consequences of war. It is
very much a pro-peace film, but uses the people who were there to speak for
themselves. It also seeks to probe deeper underneath the American psyche of
the times and evolves into a historical document about the violent social
rupture that happened between the fifties and the sixties.
WAR MADE EASY: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death
Narrated by Sean Penn – By The Media Education Foundation – 2007
Based on Book by Norman Solomon titled: WAR MADE EASY.
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year
pattern of government deception & media spin that has dragged the United
States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. This film exhumes
remarkable archival footage of official distortion & exaggeration from LBJ
to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media
have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive
presidential administrations. War Made Easy gives special attention to
parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media
critic Norman Solomon’s meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the
film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from
the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading
journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense
Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse and news
correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.
Cover-Up: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair
Narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery
Directed by Barbara Trent - Produced by The Empowerment Project - 1988
COVER-UP is the only film which presents a comprehensive overview of the
most important stories suppressed during the Iran Contra hearings. It is the
only film that puts the entire Iran Contra affair into a meaningful
political and historical context. The shadow government of assassins, arms
dealers, drug smugglers, former CIA operatives and top US military personnel
who were running foreign policy unaccountable to the public, revealing the
Reagan/Bush administration's plan to use FEMA to institute martial law and
ultimately suspend the Constitution. Strikingly relevant to current events.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media
Produced & Directed by Mark Achbar – Directed by Peter Wintonick – 1993
This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America's leading linguists &
political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and
big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in
order to manipulate the opinions of the United States populous.
Hijacking Catastrophe: 911, Fear & The Selling of the American Empire
Narrated by Julian Bond - The Media Education Foundation – 2004 - www.mediaed.org
The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American
political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate
with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a
transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved for
information. The result is that we have had little detailed debate about the
radical turn US policy has taken since 9/11. Hijacking Catastrophe places
the Bush Administration's original justifications for war in Iraq within the
larger context of a two-decade struggle by neo-conservatives to dramatically
increase military spending while projecting American power and influence
globally by means of force.
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Directed By Sufyan & Abdallah Omeish -2006
Best Film I’ve Seen about the Israeli-Palestinian
Conflict – A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and
historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other
film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a
comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never
ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and
misconceptions. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the
role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that
stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict
are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading
Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and
humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land:
US Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Media Education Foundation – 2003 - www.mediaed.org
Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land provides a striking comparison of U.S.
and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing
in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false
perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This pivotal documentary
exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites--oil,
and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others--work
in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a
powerful influence over how news from the region is reported.
Paying The Price - Killing the Children of Iraq
John Pilger – 2000 – This documentary by John Pilger
shows the appalling reality of what happens to a
country under economic sanctions. It’s about the punishment of a whole
nation—the killing of hundreds of thousands of people, including many young
children. They are all the nameless and faceless victims of their own
government and of an endless war that Western nations have waged against
Guns, Drugs & The CIA
Original Air Date: May 17th, 1988 – On PBS Frontline
- Produced & Written by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn - Directed by Leslie Cockburn
Frontline investigation into CIA drug running to fund foreign operations.
Introduced by Judy Woodruff.
“What I’ve Learned About US Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World"
– by Frank Dorrel – Updated 2014 Edition
This is a 2-Hour: 23-Minute Video Compilation Featuring the Following 13
1. Martin Luther King Jr. (02:55)
2. John Stockwell, Ex-CIA Station Chief (06:14)
3. Coverup: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair (19:34)
4. School of Assassins (13:25)
5. Genocide by Sanctions (12:58)
6. Philip Agee, Former CIA Case Officer (22:08)
7. Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now! (5:12)
8. The Panama Deception (22:10)
9. Crisis In The Congo (14:11)
10. Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, Peace Activist (04:32)
11. Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (04:35)
12. Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General (07:58)
13. S. Brian Willson, Vietnam Veteran for Peace (08:45)
This video has been seen by millions of people since 2000. It is an
excellent & invaluable educational tool that reveals the true nature of U.S.
It’s been screened in many high schools, colleges, churches, homes, on cable
TV, in theaters and shown by many Peace & Justice Anti-War Organizations.
Howard Zinn, S. Brian Willson, Blase Bonpane, Michael Parenti, Oliver Stone,
Ed Asner, Father Roy Bourgeois, Ramsey Clark, William Blum, Kathy Kelly,
Susan Sarandon, Chalmers Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Col. Ann Wright and
Woody Harrelson have seen this film & have found it to be very informative
The new segments are: Crisis In The Congo, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi & Jimmy Carter,
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Visuals have been added to the John
More than one person has called: “What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign
Policy: The War Against The Third World": “Timeless”.
Vietnam: American Holocaust
Narrated by Martin Sheen – Written, Produced &
Directed by Clay Claiborne - 2008
This film exposes one of the worst cases of sustained mass slaughter in
history, carefully planned & executed by presidents of both parties. Our
dedicated generals & foot soldiers, knowingly or unknowingly, killed nearly
5 million people, on an almost unimaginable scale, mostly using incendiary
bombs. Vietnam has never left our national consciousness & now, in this
time, it has more relevance than ever.
Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program & The Military Industrial Complex
With Bruce Gagnon & Noam Chomsky – 2004
Today the Military Industrial Complex is marching towards world dominance
through Space technology on behalf of global corporate interest. To
understand how and why the space program will be used to fight all future
wars on earth from space, it's important to understand how the public has
been misled about the origins and true purpose of the Space Program. Arsenal
of Hypocrisy features Bruce Gagnon: Coordinator: Global Network Against
Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Noam Chomsky and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar
Mitchell talking about the dangers of moving the arms race into space. The
one-hour production features archival footage, Pentagon documents, and
clearly outlines the U.S. plan to "control and dominate" space and the Earth below.
Written & Narrated by Joyce Riley - Directed by William
Lewis - 2005 - www.beyondtreason.com
Is the United States knowingly using a dangerous battlefield weapon banned
by the United Nations because of its long-term effects on the local
inhabitants and the environment? Explore the illegal worldwide sale and use
of one of the deadliest weapons ever invented. Beyond the disclosure of
black-ops projects spanning the past 6 decades, Beyond Treason also
addresses the complex subject of Gulf War Illness. It includes interviews
with experts, both civilian and military, who say that the government is
hiding the truth from the public and they can prove it. UNMASKING SECRET
MILITARY PROJECTS: Chemical & Biological Exposures, Radioactive Poisoning,
Mind Control Projects, Experimental Vaccines, Gulf War Illness & Depleted Uranium (DU).
The Friendship Village
Directed & Produced by Michelle Mason - 2002
A timely, inspiring film about our ability to transcend war, 'The Friendship
Village' tells the story of George Mizo, a war hero-turned-peace activist
after losing his entire platoon in an opening salvo of the 1968 Tet
Offensive of the Vietnam War. George's journey to heal the wounds of war
leads him back to Vietnam where he befriends the Vietnamese General
responsible for killing his entire platoon. Through their friendship, the
seeds of the Vietnam Friendship Village Project are sewn: a reconciliation
project near Hanoi that treats children with Agent Orange-related illnesses.
One man could build a village; one village could change the world.
Breaking The Silence: Truth and Lies in The War On Terror
A Special Report by John Pilger – 2003
The documentary investigates George W Bush's "war on terror". In "liberated"
Afghanistan, America has its military base & pipeline access, while the
people have the warlords who are, says one women, "in many ways worse than
the Taliban". In Washington, a series of remarkable interviews includes
senior Bush officials & former intelligence officers. A former senior CIA
official tells Pilger that the whole issue of weapons of mass destruction
was "95 per cent charade".
The War On Democracy
by John Pilger - 2007
This film shows how US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series
of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The
democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example,
was ousted by a US backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military
dictatorship of General Pinochet. Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and
El Salvador have all been invaded by the United States. Pilger interviews
several ex-CIA agents who took part in secret campaigns against democratic
countries in the region. He investigates the School of the Americas in the
US state of Georgia, where Pinochet’s torture squads were trained along with
tyrants and death squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina.
The film unearths the real story behind the attempted overthrow of
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez in 2002 and how the people of the barrios
of Caracas rose up to force his return to power.
Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth
By The Friends of the Congo
2011 – 27 Minutes
Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United
Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United
States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo (then Zaire) and
again in 1998, which triggered the enormous loss of lives, systemic sexual
violence and rape, and widespread looting of Congo’s spectacular natural
wealth. The ongoing conflict, instability, weak institutions, dependency and
impoverishment in the Congo are a product of a 125 year tragic experience of
enslavement, forced labor, colonial rule, assassinations, dictatorship,
wars, external intervention and corrupt rule. Analysts in the film examine
whether U.S. corporate and government policies that support strongmen and
prioritize profit over the people have contributed to and exacerbated the
tragic instability in the heart of Africa. Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering
The Truth explores the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda
and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at
the dawn of the 21st century. The film is a short version of a feature
length production to be released in the near future. It locates the Congo
crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis
and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and
intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The
film is a call to conscience and action.
Thirty Seconds To Midnight: The Final Wake-Up Call
By Filmmaker Regis Tremblay - Narrated by Regis Tremblay
A shocking documentary that traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military
interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial
explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American
Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its
resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American
foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of
extinction. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not
safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way
to get rid of nuclear waste. America’s reckless provocations of both Russia
and China, two nuclear-armed countries, risk a nuclear holocaust from which
no one survives. Climate change and global warming, if not mitigated
immediately, will end the human experiment on earth sooner rather than
later. Dr. Helen Caldicott, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright, Peter
Kuznick, Bill McKibben, David Vine, Bruce Gagnon and other activists,
scholars, and authors explain and clarify the crisis and threats to life on the planet.
NO MORE VICTIMS
Videos of 4 War-Injured Iraqi Children NMV Brought to the
US for Medical Treatments: www.nomorevictims.org
What American Missiles Did to 9-Year Old Salee Allawi in Iraq
In this video, Salee Allawi & her father tell the harrowing story of the
American air strike that blew off her legs while she was playing outside her
home in Iraq. Her brother & best friend were killed.
Nora, A 5-Year Old Iraqi Girl:
Who Was Shot in the Head by a US Sniper
As her father writes, “On October 23, 2006 at 4:00 in the afternoon,
American snipers positioned on a rooftop in my neighborhood started firing
toward my car. My daughter Nora, a five-year-old child, was hit in the head.
Since 2003 No More Victims has secured treatment for children injured by US forces.
Abdul Hakeem’s Story
Narrated by Peter Coyote
On April 9, 2004 at 11:00 PM, during the First Siege of Fallujah,
Abdul Hakeem & his family were asleep at home
when mortar rounds fired by US forces rained down on their home, destroying
one side of his face. His mother suffered abdominal & chest injuries & has
undergone 5 major operations. His older brother & sister were injured and
his unborn sister killed. US forces did not permit ambulances to transport
civilian casualties to the hospital. In fact, they fired on ambulances, one
of many violations of international law committed by US forces in the April
assault. A neighbor volunteered to take the family to the hospital, where
doctors assessed Hakeem’s chances of survival at five percent. They laid his
limp body aside & treated other civilian casualties whose chances of
survival appeared higher.
Agustin Aguayo: A Man of Conscience - A Short Film by Peter Dudar & Sally Marr
Iraq War Veteran Agustin Aguayo served his country for four years in the
Army but was repeatedly denied Conscientious Objector status. His Press
Conference never made the NEWS!
Jesus...A Soldier Without A Country
A Short Film by Peter Dudar & Sally Marr
Fernando Suarez, whose only son Jesus was the first Marine from Mexico to be
killed in the Iraq War, marches for Peace from Tijuana to San Francisco.
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