Posts Tagged ‘Iraq


The Brass’ Biggest Fear: Soldiers Who Unite and Just Say “NO!”

2 parts

airing during 1/8 – 1/20/2012 in Ventura (see air times)

airing 1/9 & 1/16/2012 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

click to view part 1

Kevin Baker, organizer with March Forward! and Iraq War Veteran

Kevin Baker joined the Army fully believing that he would be supporting the U.S. as a real force for good, toppling a brutal dictator, and bringing democracy to the country. This is his story of how he came to awareness and how he and other soldiers joined together to stand up to the Brass and demand care for themselves.

It is an amazing story of an amazing journey but a clear headed young soldier who is now a leader in the anti-war movement.

Filmed in Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 20, 2011


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

click to view

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)

click to view video

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)

Click to view part 1
Click to view part 2
Click to view part 3

 Click to view part 4

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


Dissent from the Ranks – veterans speak out

3 parts
airing on Pulse TV during 7/31 to 8/19/2011 in Ventura (see air times)

click to view part 1
click to view part 2
click to view part 3

Ethan McCord, Iraq veteran seen in 'Collateral Murder' video rescuing wounded children

Panel presentation of veterans about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the wikileaks video ‘Collateral Murder’. Panelists include Ethan McCord, Mike Prysner, Alejandra Rishton, Jeremiah Rishton, and Kevin Baker.
Filmed in Claremont, CA on June 10, 2011.


“Poster Girl” Robynn Murray

2 parts

airing during 5/1 to 5/13/11 in Ventura (see air times)
airing 5/2 & 5/9/11 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

click to view part 1

click to view part 2

click to view an interview with Sara Nesson, creator of the movie, Poster Girl




Robynn Murray, Iraq War veteran

Interview with Robynn Murray, Iraq veteran, and Cindy Piester, Pulse TV host, about Robynn’s experiences in the United States Military, and her time served in the Iraqi War, and her recent exposure in the Acadamey Award Nominated Documentary “Poster Girl”.

Filmed at CAPS TV, Ventura, CA on March 2, 2011.

Cindy Piester, host of Pulse TV


Musicians for Peace

3 parts

part 1 airing during 4/24 to 4/29/2011 in Ventura (see air times)
part 1 airing 4/25/2011 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

click to view part 1

click to view part 2

click to view part 3

Music and interviews with Cameron Powers and Kristina Sophia, traveling duo playing Arabic music throughout the Middle East, and Cindy Piester, host of Pulse TV. Discuss their experiences in Iraq during the U.S. invasion and their work in refugee camps in Syria and Jordan. Were nominated to receive the Presidential Citizens Award.

Filmed at CAPS TV in Ventura, CA on Nov. 20, 2010.

July 2018
« Mar    

Past shows