Posts Tagged ‘Crime


Sexual Trauma and Rape Are Dangers in Military Culture

3 parts

part 1 airing during 1/1 – 1/7/2012 in Ventura (see air times)
part 1 airing 1/2/2012 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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Former Marine

The Pentagon has just released a report indicating a rise in reports of sexual assault in military academies. This young former Marine speaks or her own continual sexual harrassment, brutal assualt and rape by multiple Marines serving with her while at Parris Island, North Carolina and continuing during her training at Ft. Meade, Maryland.

She says efforts to seek help from military M.D.s fell on deaf ears despite intense trauma that left her with cervical damage, unrelenting nightmares and in constant fear. After seeing what happened to other women when they did report being raped, this soldier went U.A. with the support of her family. She was picked up and jailed before being discharged without benefits.

Cindy Piester of Pulse TV


on the dark side in Al Doura – a soldier in the shadows

special air times 12/26, 12/27, 12/29, 12/31 at 10:00 pm

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WARNING: Graphic and disturbing photos between 38:40 and 40:45.
U.S. Army Ranger John Needham, who was awarded two purple hearts and three medals for heroism, wrote to military authorities in 2007 reporting war crimes that he witnessed being committed by his own command and fellow soldiers in Al Doura, Iraq. His charges were supported by atrocity photos which, in the public interest, are now released in this video. John paid a terrible price for his opposition to these acts. His story is tragic.

CBS reported obtaining an Army document from the Criminal Investigation Command suggestive of an investigation into these war crimes allegations. The Army’s conclusion was that the “offense of War Crimes did not occur.” However, CBS also stated that the report was “redacted and incomplete; 111 pages were withheld.”

This video is placed with the context of Vice President, Dick Cheney, insistence that this nation’s efforts “must go to the dark side;” which included ignoring the Geneva Conventions.

John’s story is told, here, by his father, Michael Needham. It is produced in the spirit of the public interest and towards promoting justice foundational to the rule of law.


Ethan McCord: “The whole war is an atrocity”

airing during 11/27 to 12/3/2011 in Ventura (see air times)

airing 11/28/2011 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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Ethan McCord, Iraq veteran

Iraq combat veteran, Ethan McCord, who appeared in the Wikileaks Collateral Murder video is interviewed by Cindy Piester of Maverick Media and Pulse TV on June 10, 2011. Ethan was seen in the the Collateral Murder video as he raced to save the lives of two Iraqi children who had been shot in that now famous July, 2007 incident. The interview took place at the Claremont Forum where McCord spoke as keynote, as well as, part of a panel sponsored by World Can’t Wait, March Forward, Military Families Speak Out, Prisoners Book Project of the Claremont Forum, and the efforts of Alejandra and Jeremy Rishton.

Cindy Piester, Pulse TV


Smoked! A Soldier’s life and death

4 parts

airing during 10/30 to 11/18/2011 in Ventura (see air times)

airing 10/31, 11/7, 11/14/2011 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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John Needham, combat soldier in Iraq

Interview with Michael Needham who tells the story of his son, John, a soldier in Iraq who not only had to fight Iraqi insurgents but had to deal with abuse and neglect by the military.
Filmed June 1, 2011.

Michael Needham, father of soldier John Needham


Blood on the Tracks

2 parts

airing during 9/18 to 9/29/2011 in Ventura (see air times)
airing 9/19 & 9/26/2011 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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S. Brian Willson, author of "Blood on the Tracks"

Interview with S. Brian Willson, author of Blood on the Tracks, and Cindy Piester of Pulse TV. Discuss his experiences in Vietnam and his growing activism and concern about U.S. foreign policy leading up to the incident when he was run over by a U.S. munitions train and lost his legs.

Filmed on Sept. 2, 2011 at CAPS TV in Ventura, CA.

Cindy Piester of Pulse TV


a short message from Ray McGovern

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Ray McGovern,27-year Veteran of the CIA and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

Ray McGovern discusses the plight of whistle-blower Bradley Manning, who has been held under terrible conditions by the U.S. military for over ten months. Discusses Pres. Obama and the U.S. violation of our constitution and how people should respond.


organizing communities with “Chavo” Romero

2 parts

airing during 4/10 to 4/22/2011 in Ventura (see air times)

airing 4/11 & 4/18/2011 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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Francisco "Chavo" Romero, community activist

Interview with Francisco “Chavo” Romero, community activist, and Tanya Cole, Witness for Peace organizer.  Discuss immigrant rights and workers rights, including militarization of the border and our communities.

Filmed at CAPS TV in Ventura, CA on Mar. 5, 2011.

Tanya Cole, Witness for Peace organizer

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