Getting Started 101
This section has been created in such away, as basic training for the new readers, opening up their minds to the many issues affecting the World on a daily basis, past, present and future. Although there will be an extensive library in the Videos category, these movies have been picked to get people started on their journey.
Oh Canada The Movie
Dan Mathews reveals common misconception in how we deal with banks. Watch and laugh as Dan catches our politicians off guard with some simple questions. These questions are simple, but you’d be surprised who actually has trouble answering.
This 2009 entertaining documentary film explores the history of banking, the selling out of the prosperity of Canada, the clearance sale of Canadian businesses and the political liquidation of public infrastructures to the multi-national corporate oligarchy. How has this led to the biggest economic crash / recession / depression in Canadian history? Could it have something to do with our politicians listening to international bankers and corporations instead of the people Canada? How does the Canadian banking system really work? How does the central Bank of Canada compare with the American Federal Reserve?
This movie presents these issues that affect every Canadian from the perspective of and delivered by concerned youth in a astute and colourful manner. This is a serious journalism piece that asks the tough questions directly to such politicians as Former Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Ontario Gas Man Dan McTeague, NDP Leader Jack Layton, Mayor of Oshawa John Gray, Former Prime Minister of Canada John Turner and many more!
The Money Masters is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today.
The modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and other forms of money. The development of fractional reserve banking practices in the 17th century brought to a cunning sophistication the secret techniques initially used by goldsmiths fraudulently to accumulate wealth.
With the formation of the privately-owned Bank of England in 1694, the yoke of economic slavery to a privately-owned “central” bank was first forced upon the backs of an entire nation, not removed but only made heavier with the passing of the three centuries to our day.
Nation after nation, including America, has fallen prey to this cabal of international central bankers.
Freedom To Facism
America: Freedom to Fascism is a 2006 film by Aaron Russo, which alleges among a variety of claims that income tax is illegal. The documentary covers many subjects, including: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the income tax, Federal Reserve System, national ID cards (REAL ID Act), human-implanted RFID tags (Spychips), Diebold electronic voting machines, globalization, Big Brother, taser weapons abuse, and the alleged use of terrorism by government as a means to diminish the citizens’ rights.
The Film Determined to find the law that requires American citizens to pay income tax, product er Aaron Russo set out on a journey to find the evidence. This film which is neither left, nor right-wing is a startling examination of government. It exposes the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America since 1913 when the Federal Reserve system was fraudulently created.
Director: Aaron Russo (1943–2007)
Writer: Aaron Russo
Stars: Aaron Russo, John Turner and Joe Banister
Money As Debt
Modern banking is incredibly complex and is particularly adept at one thing—producing ever-greater debt. The animated feature Money as Debt by Canadian filmmaker Paul Grignon sets out to demystify modern banking and its monetary practices. In Grignon’s view, money, inextricably tied to debt in modern times, is akin to a new type of slavery.
Although every consumer is affected by the monetary systems of modern banking, few of us understand the ins and outs. This documentary succeeds in rendering complex financial practices into easy-to-understand chunks.
Despite featuring basic animation, Money as Debt effectively breaks down the relationships between household, corporate, and governmental debt, specifically how debt has become entrenched in modern banking and how it threatens to spiral into an ever-worsening proliferation of increasing debt. Balancing out this dark vision of modern banking are some alternatives proposed in the documentary, like nationalising banks and establishing dividend payments to the general public.
How Corrupt Is Canadian Democracy
Is political corruption inevitable? What does it mean to be vigilant about protection of democracy against corruption? A conversation with Jane Philpott, former MP and currently dean of Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences; James Cohen, executive director of Transparency Canada; and Robert Benzie, the Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park columnist.
9/11 Exposed serves as a controversial inquiry into the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, calling into question the physics behind the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings. Essentially a mix-tape of archival newsreel, witness testimonials, and interviews with engineers, firefighters and architects, the film questions if the American Government was somehow complicit in the destruction of the structures that fell that day.
While the 9/11 air strikes on the Twin Towers are almost universally known, it is less publicized that 7 World Trade Center also came down several hours after the initial two impacts. The first segment of the film focuses on the symmetrical implosion of Building 7, with structural experts attesting to the fact that the collapse was more in the style of a controlled demolition than a sudden event. Yet the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) concluded, at the end of a three-year investigation, that the collapse of Building 7 was the result of massive, long-burning fires, despite numerous expert opinions to the contrary. The filmmakers ponder what motivation NIST could possibly have to deny evidence against a fire-related implosion (https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/911-explosive-evidence-experts-speak-out/).
The second half of the film turns attention back to the main towers and implies their respective collapses could also indicate explosives were at play before the planes hit. Testimonial from William Rodriguez, who had been working as a janitor and was the last survivor to exit the North Tower the day of the attacks, supports this theory. Although he does not offer an explanation as to what he heard that day, Rodriguez insists there was the sound of an explosion in the building before the first plane actually hit. Further input from engineers and architects supports the notion that the Twin Towers came down in a way that is consistent with a non-spontaneous collapse.
9/11 Exposed offers little explanation in terms of motivation for the conspiracy it attempts to reveal, relying instead on raising questions over answering them. Borrowing heavily from pre-existing documentaries, the film utilizes footage that some may find difficult to watch. The film raises unsettling questions about an
event that is still sensitive for many, requiring an open-mind from viewers.
How We Take Back The Internet
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
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