‘What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy‘
This 2-hour 23 minute video compilation is an excellent and invaluable educational tool that reveals the true nature of U.S. foreign policy. It’s been seen in many classrooms, churches, home screenings, on cable TV and shown by many Peace and Justice organizations.
People such as Howard Zinn, S. Brian Willson, Blase Bonpane, Michael Parenti, Oliver Stone, Father Roy Bourgeois, Ramsey Clark, Ed Asner, Casey Kasem, Susan Sarandon, Chalmers Johnson, Cynthia McKinney and many others have seen this video and find it very informative and empowering!
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This NEW 2 hour 23 minute video compilation
features all of the segments listed below in the 2005 edition, plus 3 new segments (Total)13 segments:
(which are labeled as segments 9,10 and 11; #10 and 11 listed below are now #12 and 13
- Crisis In the Congo (segment 14:11)
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. 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 the Congo in 1996 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.
Want to know more about the crisis in the Congo or to see the full version this film? Please visit: CongoJustice.org for more information.
- Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, MD., Peace Activist (segment 04:32)
Dr. Dahlia Wasfi is an internationally known speaker and activist. Born in the United States to an American Jewish mother and an Iraqi Muslim father, she lived in Iraq as a child, returning to the U.S. at age 5. After graduating from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Biology in 1993, she earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Dr. Wasfi has made two trips to Iraq to visit her extended family since the 2003 “Shock and Awe” invasion, including a three month stay in Basrah in the spring of 2006. Dr. Wasfi described her experience in Iraq and discussed the life of Iraqis under occupation to the Congressional Progressive Caucus in Washington, DC. on April 27, 2006.
- Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (segment 04:35)
Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his book titled: “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”. He says the cause of the conflict between Israel & Palestine is a continued occupation of Palestine by Israel. He also says that life under Israeli rule is horrendous for the Palestinians, that it is an apartheid.
What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World
2005 edition, 120 min,www.peaceproject.com/books/dvd4.htm
This two-hour compilation features the following ten segments:
1) Martin Luther King, Jr. – He was not only a civil rights activist, he also spoke out against the US war in Vietnam. Some people feel he was assassinated after he criticized our involvement there and in other regions of the world. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” (02:55)
2) John Stockwell, Ex-CIA Station Chief – Former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1975, working for then Director of the CIA, George Bush. A 13 year veteran of the agency, Stockwell provides a short history of the CIA, estimating over 6 million people have died as a direct consequence of the agency’s covert operations since its inception in 1947. This talk was given in the late 1980’s. (06:14)
3) Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair – This investigative documentary has been seen in theaters worldwide. Directed by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project. The Iran-Contra scandal is not an aberration of U.S. foreign policy. It has been estimated that between 20 to 30,000 Nicaraguan men, women and children were killed in U.S. sponsored terror conducted by the CIA backed right-wing Contra forces. Elizabeth Montgomery narrates.
Includes a history of CIA covert operations by Peter Dale Scott. (19:34)
4) School of the Assassins – Our own terrorist training school right here in the United States. This documentary is narrated by Susan Sarandon and features Father Roy Bourgeois, talking about this school located in Fort Benning, Georgia, where soldiers from Central and South America are trained in the art of torture, terrorism, and assassination. (13:25)
5) Genocide by Sanctions – This short film produced and directed by Gloria La Riva, features former Attorney General of the United States, Ramsey Clark, as he goes to Iraq to show the terrible conditions that the bombing has caused there. UNICEF, the Red Cross and other world organizations estimate around 5,000 children are dying every month in Iraq, due to the bombing and the sanctions that we have placed on them. Over 1.5 million Iraqis have died! Clark goes into the hospitals and talks with Iraqi doctors, who say that these deaths could be prevented if they had medicine to give to the children. We bombed out their way of life, their water system, their food system, their sewer system, their communication systems and more. Americans were lead to believe that this was a good thing. (12:58)
6) Philip Agee, former CIA Case Officer – Philip Agee spent 13 years as a case officer in the CIA, resigning in 1969. His book “Inside the Company: CIA Diary” was first published in 1975 and has been translated into 27 languages. It was a best seller worldwide. His autobiography “On The Run” was published in 1987. In this speech given in 1991 after the first Gulf War, Agee analyzes why the U.S. invaded Iraq. He also describes “the war against the third world” as being fought for the natural resources, the labor and the markets of these third world countries the United States has invaded either overtly or covertly since the end of World War II. (22:08)
7) Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now” – Journalist and host of “Democracy Now” on Pacifica’s WBAI FM Radio in New York . Amy is the best at what she does! On this section of the tape, Amy is talking about two genocides Indonesia committed. First against its own people in 1965, then against the people of East Timor in 1975. Both of these mass slaughters were sanctioned by the United States government and aided by the CIA. With scenes from Bitter Paradise, a video by Elaine Briere. Amy Goodman was filmed by Ralph Cole of JusticeVision. (05:12)
8) The Panama Deception – won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Directed by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project. This film documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama.
The United States military deliberately attacked and destroyed primarily residential neighborhoods, killing an estimated 3 to 4 thousand people in the process. This segment exposes the role the U.S. government and mainstream media play in suppressing information about U.S. foreign policy. Includes never before seen footage of this invasion. Narrated by actress Elizabeth Montgomery. (22:10)
9) Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General – speaking in 1998 in Los Angeles. It was a very memorable evening called “Save the Iraqi Children.” Ramsey’s talk is very powerful as he conveys the sorry truth about US foreign policy. He quotes Martin Luther King Jr. saying, “The greatest purveyor of violence on the Earth is my own government.” Segment filmed by Ralph Cole of Justice Vision. (07:58)
10) S. Brian Wilson, Vietnam Veteran for Peace – the Vietnam veteran who, in 1987, lost both his legs when run over by a munitions train at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, located in California. The bombs and munitions aboard this train were bound for Central America. Brian is one of the most spiritual, courageous and honest activists who wages peace against our violent foreign policies. He is a hero in Central America where the people understand that he has stood up for their rights as equal human beings. Brian says that he doesn’t want mothers and fathers and children to be killed and maimed in our name with our tax money! Brian’s website features his auto-biography and a series of essays he has written since then. With an introduction by Kris Kristofferson, this segment includes scenes from “The Healing of Brian Willson” by Lori Joyce of Idanha Films and “Nicaragua Diary” by Mark Birnbaum. (08:45)