Posts Tagged ‘racism


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)

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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

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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.


Stop the Machine

2 parts
airing 10/2 to 10/14/11 in Ventura (see air times)
airing 10/3 & 10/10/11 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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Michael Prysner, Iraq veteran & co-founder of March Forward!

Mike Prysner, Iraq combat veteran & founder of March Forward! discusses the upcoming October 2011 Protest in Washington D.C. to be held on the tenth anniversary of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan with Cindy Piester of Pulse TV. Prysner also discusses his views of capitalism & socialism. Excerpts from a March Forward! Video are also included.

Filmed in L.A., CA on Sept. 20, 2011.

Cindy Piester of Pulse TV


organizing for empowerment – Women’s Forum 2011

airing during 6/26 to 7/1/2011 in Ventura (see air times)
airing 6/27/2011 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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Poster for Emmy-winning film, MADE IN LA

Ventura County Womens Forum presentation on the theme, Organizing for Empowerment. Speakers included Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar, makers of the Emmy-winning film MADE IN L.A. Held at California State University at Channel Islands in Camarillo, CA, on April 2, 2011.


The Art of Survival

2 parts

airing during 6/12 to 6/24/2011 in Ventura (see air times)

airing 6/13 and 6/20/2011 in other cities in Ventura County (see air times)

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Charles Pierce, holocaust survivor

Interview with Charles Pierce, holocaust survivor, and Cindy Piester of Pulse TV. Discuss the rise of anti-Semitism in Poland and Charles’ experiences during six years in various Nazi concentration camps.

Filmed in Camarillo, CA on May 4, 2011.


Susan Rosenberg – Political Prisoner

3 parts

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Susan Rosenberg, author of "An American Radical: Political Prisoner In My Own Country"

Interview with Susan Rosenberg, an activist in the 60s and 70s who spent 16 years in prison, and Cindy Piester, host of Pulse TV. Susan talks about the issues around activism and prison conditions, past and present, and her recent book An American Radical: Political Prisoner in My Own Country.


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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