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Welcome to the A/V Lounge. Here I will add video that is relevant to the subjects of my posts.

Noam Chomsky | Video

Requiem for the American Dream

1 Hour 13 Minutes

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.

NOTE: Sorry about the Asian subtitles but it would otherwise require paying to view this film without them.

Manufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky. Through a collage of biography, archival material and various graphics and illustrations, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick's 22-award-winning documentary highlights Chomsky's probing analysis of mass media and his critique of the forces at work behind the daily news. (YouTube)

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media is a 1988 book by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky. It argues that the mass communication media of the U.S. "are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a system-supportive propaganda function, by reliance on market forces, internalized assumptions, and self-censorship, and without overt coercion", by means of the propaganda model of communication. The title refers to consent of the governed, and derives from the phrase "the manufacture of consent" used by Walter Lippmann in Public Opinion (1922). The book was honored with the Orwell Award. (Wikipedia)

(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?

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Chris Hedges Video Playlist

Here is a selection of choice videos featuring Chris Hedges.
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Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009); Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times best-seller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour (2018). Obey, a documentary by British filmmaker Temujin Doran, is based on his book Death of the Liberal Class.

Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East (he is fluent in Arabic), and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005) serving as the paper's Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief during the war in the former Yugoslavia. (Wikipedia)


Chris Hedges | On Contact Playlist

Ralph Nader Video Playlist

Here is a selection of choice videos featuring Ralph Nader.
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Ralph Nader (/ˈneɪdər/; born February 27, 1934) is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism, and government reform causes.

The son of Lebanese immigrants to the United States, Nader attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He first came to prominence in 1965 with the publication of the bestselling book Unsafe at Any Speed, a highly influential critique of the safety record of American automobile manufacturers. Following the publication of Unsafe at Any Speed, Nader led a group of volunteer law students—dubbed "Nader's Raiders"—in an investigation of the Federal Trade Commission, leading directly to that agency's overhaul and reform. In the 1970s, Nader leveraged his growing popularity to establish a number of advocacy and watchdog groups including the Public Interest Research Group, the Center for Auto Safety, and Public Citizen. Two of Nader's most notable targets were the Chevy Corvair and the Ford Pinto.

Nader's activism has been directly credited with the passage of several landmark pieces of American consumer protection legislation including the Clean Water Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, and the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.[citation needed] He has been repeatedly named to lists of the "100 Most Influential Americans", including those published by Life, Time, and The Atlantic. The New York Times described him as a "dissident". (Wikipedia)

Henry Giroux Video Playlist

Here is a selection of choice videos featuring Henry Giroux.
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Henry Armand Giroux (born 1943) is an American-Canadian scholar and cultural critic. One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory. In 2002 Routledge named Giroux as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.

A high-school social studies teacher in Barrington, Rhode Island, for six years, Giroux has held positions at Boston University, Miami University, and Pennsylvania State University. In 2004, Giroux began serving as the Global TV Network Chair in Communication at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. (Wikipedia)

Dahr Jamail Video Playlist

Here is a selection of choice videos featuring Dahr Jamail.
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Dahr Jamail (born 1968) is an American journalist who was one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He spent eight months in Iraq, between 2003 and 2005, and presented his stories on his website, entitled "Dahr Jamail's MidEast Dispatches." Jamail has been a reporter for Truthout and has also written for Al Jazeera. He has been a frequent guest on Democracy Now!, and is the recipient of the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. In 2018, the Izzy Award of the Park Center for Independent Media was awarded to Jamail, and shared by investigative reporters Lee Fang, Sharon Lerner, and author Todd Miller.

Jamail is a fourth-generation Lebanese American, who was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University and later moved to Alaska. In October 2007, his first book, Beyond the Green Zone, was published by Haymarket Books. Jamail embarked on a national speaking tour the same month that the book was released, first in New York City, where he and journalist Jeremy Scahill discussed the Afghan and Iraq wars. In 2007, he was awarded the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage.

Jamail's second book, The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, was published in 2009.

His next book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq; The Disintegration of a Nation: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, was co-authored in 2014 with William Rivers Pitt.

Dahr Jamail writes for Truthout about climate change issues. In January 2019, he published the book, The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption, about his mountaineering adventures where he witnessed glaciers melting, expressing despair at the future catastrophe of global warming. (Wikipedia)

"The Corporation" Video Playlist

Corporate Power and its Influence on Government and Society

Here is a selection of choice videos about the corporate entity.
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About The Zeitgeist Movement

"We advocate the application of the Scientific Method for Social Concern" In other words:
The Zeitgeist Movement is a global sustainability activist movement presenting the case for the needed transition out of our current unsustainable economic model and into a new sustainable socioeconomic paradigm based on using the best that science and technology have to offer to maximize human, animal and environmental well being in accordance with the natural world. Read More

The founder of The Zeitgeist Movement, Peter Joseph, created the following three documentaries. Multiple subjects are covered in each. You can expand them to fill your screen or watch them at YouTube.

Zeitgeist: The Movie - by Peter Joseph


Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008)


Zeitgeist: Moving Forward | Official Release | 2011


I really have to wonder about all this below. Is there really alien technologies in our grasp? Are there actually beings from another planet? Or... is it beings from a previous civilization on this one that are still around yet mostly hidden?  Dr. Greer is very convincing and there is a lot of evidence on the subject. I do feel like there is something to it.

About Dr. Steven M. Greer

Steven M. Greer, MD is Founder of The Disclosure Project, The Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), The Orion Project and Sirius Technology Advanced Research, LLC.

Father of the Disclosure movement, he presided over the groundbreaking National Press Club Disclosure Event in May, 2001. Over 20 military, government, intelligence and corporate witnesses presented compelling testimony regarding the existence of extraterrestrial life forms visiting the planet, and the reverse engineering of the energy and propulsion systems of these craft. Over one billion people heard of the press conference through the original webcast and on subsequent media coverage on BBC, CNN, CNN Worldwide, Voice of America, Pravda, Chinese media, and media outlets throughout Latin America. The webcast had 250,000 people waiting online – the largest webcast in the history of the National Press Club at that time. Read More

His YouTube page.

He has a new movie entitled Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind. You can watch it at various streaming services and you can become a serious follower of his work.

Steven Greer Videos


Learn the truth from the Father of the Real Disclosure Project.!

This documentary is Dr. Greer’s answer to the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.

2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.

3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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The Infamous 9/11 Event

The 9/11 event came to mind the other day so I went to look at the Zeitgeist documentary about it and all these other documentaries came up in the YouTube search for it. I decided to look at some of them. Some of these films turned out to be very well done and they breathed new life into that whole issue for me. These documentaries have me very fired up about the whole thing. They have left no doubt in my mind whatsoever that this was a well planned and executed false flag event carried out by some people in our government. It is easy to speculate about the identity of the perpetrators, of which there must be many, and in spite of their efforts to cover this up, it is obvious that people within our government murdered thousands of American citizens. I encourage you to watch these videos. This is not some sort of hairbrained conspiracy theory. Criminals of the worst possible kind have managed to gain places of power in our government and we should eradicate them immediately. The only conspiracy theory is the half-baked lies that have been given to the public by a corrupted government. They have used this event and others as a way to leech the wealth away from America while giving themselves absolute power over the American people.

The 9/11 False Flag Murders.

Conspiracy and 9/11 with Jim Marrs

9/11, The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy

9/11 physics explained | Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

9/11 Loose Change - Full Documentary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9/11 Science and Conspiracy

9/11 Conspiracy, Rebekah Roth


The Unspeakable

One lost his son, another his mother, another his brother, another his best friend. Twenty years later, these four men and their families live with the knowledge that they were not told the truth about the murder of their loved ones on September 11, 2001. In the face of overwhelming resistance, they continue to fight for the justice they deserve. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth | VIDEO GALLERY


Forbidden Truth: 9/11 Science at 21 Years | Friday, September 9, 2022 | Streamed live on Sep 9, 2022

From: Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

Dark Legacy | Full Documentary Movie

1 Hour 11 Minutes | From gov't docs, statements from the best witnesses available, Dark Legacy produces a thoroughly substantiated criminal indictment of the JFK killing, establishing beyond a reasonable doubt the conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy.


The Pyramid of Power | Season 1 : Big Education, Big Tech, Establishment Media, Hollywood

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Debunking A Century Of War Lies

In the modern age of democracy and volunteer armies, a pretense for war is required to rally the nation around the flag and motivate the public to fight. That is why every major conflict is now accompanied by its own particular bodyguard of lies. From false flag attacks to dehumanization of the "enemy," here are all the examples you'll need to help debunk a century of war lies.

Watson Heston

September 25, 1846 – January 27, 1905

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Book - | | "Freethinkers' Pictorial Text-Book"

Watson Heston was a renowned editorial cartoonist who peaked in popularity in the late 19th century, during the Populist political movement and what Susan Jacoby, in Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism called “the Golden Age of freethought.”