The Miami Model
Against a prescribed template of paramilitary oppression, information warfare, and profit above all values, activists converge in Miami to demonstrate grassroots resistance, creative action, and international solidarity, a clash between competing visions of globalization, soon to be known as the Miami Model. Indymedia activists shot hundreds of hours documenting two thousand three Free Trade Area of Americas protests in Miami and shaped it into a documentary that cuts through mass media blackout to reveal brutal repression and assault on civil liberties that took place, as well as inspiring alternatives to capitalist globalization that were also in full effect in Miami. Are free trade agreements really about free trade or more specifically succinctly slavery?
In November of two thousand three, trade ministers from thirty four countries met in Miami, Florida, to negotiate a Free Trade Area of the Americas also known as FTAA. A Free Trade Area of Americas threatened to devastate workers, environment, public services like health care, education, water, to destroy indigenous rights and cultural diversity across North, Central, as well as South America. Thousands of union members, environmentalists, feminists, anarchists, students, farm workers, media activists, and human rights activists who gathered in Miami to struggle against a Free Trade Area of Americas were brutally attacked with rubber bullets, pepper spray, electric guns, shock batons, embedded reporters, information warfare, all coordinated by the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Collectively, Indymedia activists shot hundreds of hours of video footage documenting Free Trade Area of Americas protests in Miami. This footage has been edited by a Free Trade Area of Americas Miami video working group into a documentary that cuts through a mass media blackout to reveal the brutal repression and assault on civil liberties that took place, as well as some life affirming and inspiring alternatives to capitalist globalization that were also in full effect in Miami. Are free trade agreements really more about slavery?
Breaking The Spell
An hour long look at the nineteen ninety nine Seattle World Trade Organization protests and some anarchists who traveled there to set a new precedent for militant confrontation, this documentary picks up where Pickaxe left off. Filmed in a thick of some action, including footage that aired nationally on Sixty Minutes, it captures a moment when world history was up for grabs. Is the World Trade Organization a legitimate free trade organization or an oppressive group with out transparency?
In nineteen ninety nine around fifty thousand protesters in Seattle, Washington showed up for a World Trade Organization meeting. Allegedly this meeting was shutdown because of those protesters that appeared. In years after this legendary confrontation the World Trade Organization had problems passing their agenda items.
Is the World Trade Organization dead because of international opposition or will it continue to try to affect international trade? One tenant of opposition is a fact that the World Trade Organization uses corporate interests in wealthy countries to obtain labor from other countries that lack wealth. Many critics claim that this organization is actually a power grab for slave labor.
Critics claim that not only does the World Trade Organization create hunger, but also kills people with its policies. How can there be any legitimacy with an organization that favors wealthy countries over poor nations? Are these critical assertions false or are there merit to these claims?
Many people are in favor of countries trading with each other on an equal playing field. It is possible that the World Trade Organization was created to make sure that this equality never exists. With such influence there is no doubt in my mind that this possibly nefarious institution will continue on with its agenda whether people like it or not.
Is the World Trade Organization really beneficial?
Bailouts, stimulus packages, debt piled upon debt. Where will it all end? How did we get into a situation where there has never been more material wealth and productivity, yet everyone is in debt to bankers?
And now, all of a sudden, those bankers have no money and we taxpayers, have to rescue them by going even further into debt! Money as Debt Two explores baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of a money system that holds us hostage to a forever growing debt and how we might evolve beyond it into a new era. Debt is quite often an issue reported in most current societies.
Is even having debt a way to control certain people on this planet? Also, for whatever reason(s) some countries owe lots of debt to other countries. Perhaps being in debt or indebtedness is deliberate way to keep people oppressed.
Adding insult to injury, some countries are charged interest on top of current owed debt. Many nations use paper money as debt notes similar to Federal Reserve notes in the United States of America. Money as Debt Two not only continues to discuss a possible intentional fraudulent banking system, but also explores some solutions to this potential problem.
This seventy seven minute documentary is a revised edition of an original Money as Debt animated documentary. With an intentional possible infinite debt crisis, then seeking solutions makes sense. Are concepts like feudalism, serfdom, slavery still alive in the twenty first century?
With an infinite debt tied into a monetary system, then I think it is possible those a fore mentioned concepts still occur today. Does this second edition of a popular documentary about a money system have real unleashed promises?
Money as Debt is now a colorful, fast moving forty seven minute animated short feature that explores basic concepts of money creation in words and pictures that are not only clear but also enjoyable. It is intended for all audiences, including elementary school children. Money created as interest bearing bank credit is a magic trick, a fraud now three centuries old; one that very few people have seen through despite, or rather because of, its utter simplicity.
This is a system designed for elite control of people by those who have given themselves a privilege of creating money. It is also, I believe, a system that is designed for catastrophe. As the Money as Debt movie explains, there can be no sustainable civilization without a sustainable money system.
Is money a brain washing control mechanism? In the United States of America, money is basically used as debt notes. Almost all Americans from all walks of life use the official government money also known as federal reserve notes and coins.
Even these federal reserve notes plainly state that “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private”. The federal reserve allegedly prints a certain amount of paper currency each year. Also, allegedly the federal reserve charges Americans interest on this money and makes these citizens pay back this interest, therefore making them always in debt to the federal reserve.
Many Americans think of money as liberation and freedom. I’m not so sure that this is an accurate analysis of money supply in the United States. To me, money is used to control people on multiple levels.
By charging interest on a use of these debt notes then it is invariably possible to always keep people controlled, as long as they continue using this money. Is money used to keep you controlled and enslaved?
Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities’ contempt for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel a tightly spun fabric of television, a system that silences public debate and enforces an exclusion of anyone outside the pack of journalists, politicians, spin doctors, and televangelists who manufacture news. Spin moves through the Los Angeles riots and a floating TV talk show called the 1992 U.S. presidential election.
Zionist War Crimes
Several decades ago, people lived peacefully among one another in the Middle East. Today, however, things have changed considerably. Violence has spread considerably, far outside of a realm of the Palestinian Israeli dispute.
This video takes you back in time. It shows actual footage of Israelis and Arabs dancing together in some streets, when violence was uncommon. Traversing time lines, this video then takes you on a journey from days of Herzl to today, showing numerous scenes that many of us in West are completely ignorant, such as what occurred in Deir Yassin, Jenin, Lebanon, and many other cities that raised some Arabs’ ire.
It also describes some Israelis’ attack on the USS Liberty, which caused many innocent U.S. Navy crew members to die. This attack on the United States Library of Information in Egypt by some Israelis is also shown. You will see much rare footage, which has been previously unknown to most of us in West.
Most of this footage was taken by individuals with video cameras, since camera crews are often forbidden in midst of these ongoing battles. This video is not for timid, and condemns all acts of violence, whether these acts are from Israelis or Arabs. However, “Zionist War Crimes” is unique in that it offers an objective view of what has occurred in the Middle East, and recognizes that violence begets violence, something which all people should avoid.