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Audio: Bob Connors and Don Thompson and David Swanson Discuss "War Is A Lie"

By davidswanson - Posted on 17 November 2010

MP3 Clip Here.

SK and the US blamed this on a NK attack using a torpedo fired from a NK sub., but the following documentary, which I got the link for at GR TV,, tonight excellently explains that the SK government's and military's explanation for the sinking of the vessel is full of holes and what, imo, are surely lies. I believe that their explanation definitely contained or contains outright lies, but Hani TV is clearly not prepared to say this, not yet anyway.

You definitely want to listen to this excellent and important documentary.

"Beneath the Surface: Investigating the sinking of the Cheonan" (26:30)

hanitv, Nov. 11th, 2010

A documentary about unknown story behind the mysterious sinking of the warship.
On March 26, 2010, the South Korean Navy's patrol combat corvette Cheonan sank, and with it took the lives of 46 of the 104 sailors aboard.

Journalists have worked to uncover the facts behind what happened, and this documentary is a gathering of our investigation findings to date.

Our findings uncovered significant flaws in the Civilian-Military Joint Investigation Group's report, and suggest that the next necessary step is a reinvestigation.

The Web site for Hani TV is and "HaniTV is the video production division of Hankyoreh, South Korea's leading independent daily". The English Web site for this is

Excellent radio interview and discussion, btw!

And I'm a little, or more than a little stunned to learn from David that some Washington Post writer recently promoted war on Iran, arguing that it would be good for the economy of the US. What a hellbent insane thing to write. It's insane to just think of such an argument, but for it to be published by the Wa. Post and written by one of their people is truly disgusting, outrageous, criminal, and insane. It's blatantly criminal! So chalk up him and the Wa. Post for a war crime.

If any of us are perceived, rightly or wrongly, truthfully or not, for inciting a riot, then we will be arrested and charged, and, if not mistaken, put on trial. What the writer of the Wa. Post did and what the Wa. Post did in publishing what he wrote is much worse than inciting a riot; it's promoting war and really war of aggression, supreme international crime. So what they both did in publishing this garbage is criminal.

Two documentaries mentioned in the above discussion:

The 2003 documentary on the April 2002 coup d'etat against the government of Venezuelan President Chavez is mentioned in the discussion between David Swanson, Bob Connors and Don Thompson, so I did a Web search for it since it's the first time I've heard of it. It's available at Youtube and Google, and while most copies are 74 to 75 minutes, there's also a copy at Google that's roughly 81 minutes.

The film is entitled, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", and is aka "Chávez: Inside the Coup", according to Wikipedia.

At Youtube I found two copies, one using the first of the above two titles and in 8 clips, while the other is a single clip of a little over 74 minutes, but that copy was given the Youtube short page title of "Revolution" and was posted by DeEnlightener. The two copies I checked the Web pages for at Google are single clips of roughly 74 and 81 minutes.

Based on what Wikipedia and the texts with some of the online clips I checked say, this sounds like a very interesting and surely must-see film.

South of the Border:

David also said this documentary film directed by Oliver Stone, and written by Mark Weisbrot and Tariq Ali, is very good. It's a 2009 documentary that says was released in the US in June of this year and there's a Wikipedia page for it. It's evidently not going to be fully available for free online viewing, but there are trailers for it, and I used the Google Video search page option for video clips 20 minutes and longer. A couple of pages of search results are produced and the following are some of these longer clips, surely enough for choices for most people.

"South of the Border Press Conference at the National Press Club - 6/23/2010" (roughly 54 minutes)

posted by cepr, June 24th, 2010

Director Oliver Stone, and co-writers Mark Weisbrot and Tariq Ali discuss Stone's latest documentary, South of the Border, at the National Press Club on June 23, 2010. Stone, Weisbrot and Ali answer questions about the movie for the press after an introduction by Stone. The film is the product of Oliver Stone's 2009 road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements taking place in those countries and the mis-perceptions most people have about Hugo Chavez and other leaders in South America, mostly due to a skewed portrayal by major US media.

""South of the Border" Discussion on Capitol Hill" (40:16)

posted by cepr, Aug. 11th, 2010

Actor and activist Danny Glover, and Co-writer of the film, Mark Weisbrot, discuss Oliver Stone's latest film,"South of the Border" after a screening on Capitol Hill.

"GRITtv: Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali: South of the Border" (20:26)

Latin America has seen rapid changes over recent years, most significantly with the rise of left-leaning leaders who are willing to fight massive corporations and even stand up to the massive presence of the US in their countries. ; Director Oliver Stone decided to go to Venezuela to meet Chavez for himself, but when he got there, Chavez pointed out that the story was much bigger than just him.Stone and his screenwriter Tariq Ali met seven Latin American leaders and shot an amazing film, South of the Border, and they met with Laura this week in New York to talk about the film, the American left, Obama, the BP disaster, and more.

"Listening Post: The Listening Post - South of the Border" (roughly 23 min.)

AlJazeeraEnglish, July 23rd, 2010

This week, we bring you a special edition of the Listening Post. Richard Gizbert sits down with Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone to talk about his new film 'South of the Border' and the surprising role that media, both Latin American and North American play in shaping and reflecting the narrative of South America's political history.

"... Oliver Stone Tackles Latin America’s Political Upheaval in "South of the Border", US Financial Crisis in Sequel to Iconic "Wall Street""

June 21st, 2010

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone has taken on three American presidents in JFK, Nixon and W. and the most controversial aspects of the war in Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July. He looked at the greed of the financial industry in the Hollywood hit Wall Street and its forthcoming sequel. In South of the Border, his latest documentary out this week in the United States, Stone takes a road trip across South America, meeting with seven presidents about the revolution sweeping the continent. The leftist transformation in the region might be ignored or misrepresented as nothing but "anti-Americanism" in the corporate media, but this film seeks to tell a different story. Stone joins us along with the film’s co-writer, the Pakistani British author and activist Tariq Ali. [includes rush transcript]

I don't think the interview at Dem. Now! is 20 minutes, but maybe it is, or possibly longer.

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