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Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from oed.com). This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE
Happy New Year to everyone and for anyone still recovering I think a list of some short films for free download might be a good way to begin it gently....

Firstly, get used to using www.archive.org . Archive.org, for those who don't know it, is a massive Internet library. Thousands of old government and corporate propaganda films are stored in the Prelinger archives. 'Duck and Cover', 'Reefer Madness' and all the old favourites are there. Many of the clips you will probably have seen used in 'The Corporation', the Michael Moore films and others are to be found in their full context here. It's a little bit fiddly to use at first but you get used to it. The download options are on the left.

If you want a laugh to begin with then try here. If you want to be scared try here . An old US government morality film called 'Are you popular?' is worth a look. Also, this is an interesting little piece about George Bush's linguistic capabilities through the years (it isn't just silly mistakes). You can also download an incredible film called Salt of the Earth for free. Chomsky has talked about this one. Most of them are in Quicktime 4 format so you might have to download that first.

Another excellent site for free documentaries is the dossier . I would recommend 'Between (and Beyond - there are two parts) Iraq and a Hard Place', 'The World According to Bush', 'The Panama Deception', 'The Money Masters', 'Why we Fight' and a whole host of others on there.

I also really liked 'Operation Hollywood' which is a look at the links between hollywood and the US military.

I will post more of these in the future, but for now the last two I want to mention will make you fall off your chair laughing. Try and watch them in order. The first one is 6 minutes and the second one is ten minutes.

If you watch any of them, let me know what you think in the comments.

There is also a new 'Warmonger of the Week' and a new opinion poll on the right hand side. The results of the old one (What is the most important issue in the world today?) were...
War In Iraq - 2 votes, War on terror - 0 votes, Israel/Palestine - 1 vote, Climate Change/energy policy - 10 votes, Iranian Nuclear policy - 0 votes, Aids crisis - 2 votes, Bird Flu and genetics both got 0 and the war on christmas got 3 people who I assume think they are funny.
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 2:22 pm  
8 Comments:
  • At 8:59 pm, Anonymous Mew said…

    Hey michael,
    I know this is neither big or clever, but it sort of fits with the scary Bush video (and I just get a huge kick out of being on-topic).

    Good stuff as ever, I did manage to dl Salt of the Earth round my "oooh, we've got broadband, get us" mates, but haven't watched it yet. Will make it a priority.

     
  • At 10:31 am, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    Thanks for the links, I have found archive.org to be a great site.

    The Lord of the Rings spoofs were very funny and dead on. Love the creation of Bush and his alliance to his corporate masters. lol

     
  • At 12:58 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    chomsky as gandalf cracks me up

     
  • At 7:17 pm, Blogger Dr Maroon said…

    Happy New Year.
    You've been busy.

     
  • At 12:38 am, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Big Oil summoning George Bush up from the muck was precious. Thanks for the links.

     
  • At 5:37 am, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    Did you ever see that show on BBC, "Power of nightmares." Mike at born at the crest of the empire gave me the link at archive.org. Very good

     
  • At 10:30 am, Anonymous Kirsteen said…

    Haha! just had a swatch at the first one n the last 2, cheered me up a hell of a lot! had a go at archive.org as well, took me ages 2 get 2 grips with (my computing skills leave a lot 2 be desired!) but well worth it in the end! Cheers!

     
  • At 1:26 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    power of nightmares i thought was good but missed a lot out about corporate power that could have been in there.

    and thanks for the nice comments everyone

     
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About Me: Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant. 28 years old, I write and research for a couple of websites and also do my own stuff.
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I have made a few short movies. Here are links to free downloads for them all in the order that I made them (as far as I can remember). Please feel free to use, distribute, disagree with, shout at etc etc

  • Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
  • This was a REAL song from World War 2. I was so stunned by it I had to make a movie

  • How Far Is It From Here to Nuremberg
  • This is my attempt at a video for the excellent, if worrying, David Rovics (see links) song

  • What You Like
  • I believe the word for this is "splenetic". Only 20 seconds long.

  • Imperial Measures
  • What is going on in Iraq? Some things you knew, some you didn't. A couple of bits of info are out of date now.

  • Wish You Were Here
  • Wish You Were Here is a 6 minute film about the unprecendted rate of animal extinction we are currently experiencing

  • Gorillas and us
  • I don't like creationism, neither did Douglas Adams

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    Links

  • spinwatch
  • adbusters
  • internet archive
  • art not oil
  • blairwatch
  • bushflash
  • camcorder guerillas
  • corporate watch
  • campaign for press freedom
  • noam chomsky
  • common dreams
  • counterpunch
  • cost of war
  • david rovics
  • democracy now
  • dissident voice
  • the dossier
  • downing street says
  • etims
  • robert fisk
  • food not bombs
  • global research
  • gmwatch
  • impeach blair
  • indybay video
  • killing hope
  • lobbywatch
  • mediachannel
  • medialens
  • mickey z
  • mixed up records
  • george monbiot
  • mark thomas
  • john pilger
  • radio 4 all
  • schnews
  • snow shoe films
  • sourcewatch
  • tom englehardt
  • ukwatch
  • video activist network
  • howard zinn
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    some of the blogs I look at
    Arse of the month

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    The inaugural 'Arse of the month' award goes to our very own Scottish First Minister Jack (Joke) McConnell. He seems to spend a lot of his time sucking up to english politicians and yet it appears they don't even know his name. Follow the link to see..

    NODOBY KNOWS ME
    It's All Gone Scottish

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    A list of some other Scottish sites and blogs most of which, if not all, are pro-independence. I don't agree with content on all of them obviously. Some are Scots at home, others abroad.

  • The Scottish Patient
  • Kim Ayres
  • Our Scotland
  • average tosser
  • 1820
  • big stick small carrot
  • J. Arthur MacNumpty
  • World of Jack McConnell
  • The Firefox Chronicles
  • Independence 1st
  • Radio Free Scotland
  • Scots and independent
  • Scottish Independence Guide
  • TCOAW
  • Small Nation
  • Inveresk Street Ingrate
  • Radical Glasgow
  • Want to Swot?

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    If you like this site and think it is time to start getting informed here are a few real favourites of mine that will help you blow away the corporate and government propaganda you are constantly bombarded with. It is added to every so often.

  • politics and the english language
  • Beyond Hope
  • the gore exception
  • your tax dollars at work
  • a cultural chernobyl
  • choose life (not trainspotting)
  • shooting an elephant
  • a war crime within a war crime...
  • the menace of liberal scholarship
  • the modern era of law
  • naming the problem
  • the four ages of sand
  • a news revolution has begun
  • come september
  • money is the cause of poverty
  • countering corporate power
  • Other Stuff

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