Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mysterious Island (1961)

Directed by Cy Enfield based on the novel The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne.
A very fun old-fashioned sci-fi film set during the American Civil War using stop-motion animation without computers or other digital gimmicks.

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Introducing Fishbone

Pouring Rain

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Carl Dix-Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide

Monday, February 27, 2012

EBN- Electronic Behavior Control System

Der Kosmonaut Returns To Earth

What the fuck is going on? 
Where the hell am I?
I must get off this planet
No place on earth is safe

Cul-de-sac up ahead
Psycho Killer on my heels
Looking for a side street
An alley to escape through

People drop like flies to the left
Friends lose the plot to the right
I struggle to maintain my balance
Charlie's Angels seduce me to lose my focus

My email has been hacked
My telephone has been tapped
My letters have been opened
My privacy violated

Occupy has been infiltrated
I've been photographed by the police
The prosecutor wants to fine me
I've been placed on a watch list

I can't find a job
I'm short on cash
I'm surfing couches
I'm running out of friends

I try to run away
I flee from the West
I run to the South
Only to find authentic human destitution

I don't know what's worse
Being isolated and alone
Or being completely surrounded
By enemies and traitors

There must be more options
Besides life in slavery
And death by latte
Between BIG BUCKS and Starbucks

Oje Oje Oje Oje
Oje Oje
Oje Oje Oje Oje
Oje Oje

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The Truth About Greece

An open letter to international public opinion
by Míkis Theodorákis
Production has come to a standstill, the unemployment rate has reached 18%, 80.000 shops have closed down, along with thousands of small businesses and hundreds of industries. In total, 432.000 enterprises have shut down. Tens of thousands of young scientists are abandoning the country, which is every day sinking into medieval darkness. Thousands formerly wealthy citizens are scavenging on rubbish heaps and sleeping on the pavement.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Introducing Bigod 20

Kosovo Serbs Caught in Crossfire from Three Points

From Culture Foundation
by Pyotr Iskenderov

The debates over Serbia's bid for the status of a EU candidate, which are due to open in Brussels in March, will likely provoke a new round of destabilization in the Serbian districts of the province. The February 14-15 referendum in four Serbian communities in northern Kosovo confirmed the obvious: their populations continue to overwhelmingly reject the Albanian ethnic rule. A total of 99.74% of those who attended the poll in which the turnout reached 75% replied “No” to the question whether they accepted the institutions of the so-called Republic of Kosovo headquartered in Pristina. 

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Absurd Degeneration

In this TV comedy sketch from the mid 1970s, Tim Conway plays an overzealous airport security agent. Considered to be an absurd joke back then, is today's reality at airports.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Thought of the Month

The Electric Company

The Electric Company was an American children's educational television program which aired on PBS from 1971-77. Considered revolutionary and ground-breaking at the time, the Electric Company to this day remains one of the highest quality children's programming. The program's main educational focus was on reading, grammar and phonics.
Arguably one of the most left-wing and politically subversive programs ever devised for children, The Electric Company openly dealt with sexuality, drugs and politics. Along with Sesame Street, it was among the first American TV programs to have a multi-racial cast featuring Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and whites.
The production and acting was first rate and helped to launch the careers of Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman. Rita Moreno was already an established actress when she joined the cast.
The Electric Company was notable for using advanced technology for its time. There was much creative dynamic energy put in. It's funk music soundtrack is outstanding. The pioneering development of Electronic music and instruments are astonishing considering they were developed 40 years ago.
The Electric Company had received grants and funding from the Ford and Carnegie Foundations. However, unhappy with the increasing subversive programing, Ford and Carnegie withdrew funding and The Electric Company went off the air in 1977.
I have attempted to put together a collection of various clips from the opening credits to closing credits, to replicate an entire episode of The Electric Company. Enjoy!
-Der Kosmoanut

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French Socialist Party Presidential Candidate Advocates Concentration Camps and Deportation For Roma

From World Socialist Website
by  Antoine Lerougetel

The association of a “solution” in relation to specific racial groups with special camps can only bring to mind the period of Nazi rule in Europe, during which not only Jews and homosexuals, but also Roma and gypsies were rounded up and sent to extermination camps. This was not lost on many French people.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Joy Division-Digital

"I feel it closing in
As patterns seem to form
I feel it cold and warm
The shadows start to fall"

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Russia Warns Israel: Don't Attack Iran

From Press TV
"The scenario of military action against Iran would be catastrophic for the region and possibly the whole system of international relations," Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Wednesday. 
“Therefore I hope Israel understands all these consequences ... and they should also consider the consequences of such action for themselves," the Russian official added.  

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Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Resigns As Foreign Minister

Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
By Der Kosmonaut
Australia's political crisis has escalated with the resignation of Kevin Rudd as Foreign Minister. In 2010, Rudd was removed as Prime Minister in an internal Labor Party coup orchestrated by current Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the Obama administration in Washington. Rudd will challenge Gilliard for the leadership of the Labor Party next week. It's unlikely that the Labor Party will survive this shock. However, there's no viable alternative as Tony Abbot and the Liberal/National coalition pursue the same policies as the current Labor government. Australia's entire political structure is on the verge of collapse.

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James Brown-Revolution of the Mind

Live at the Apollo Theater Harlem

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How the government enables Wall Street parasites to cash in on the crisis


Thus, three-and-a half years after the financial crash that triggered the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the same speculators whose swindling caused the banking meltdown have not only been bailed out by the government, they have been put in a position to make a new financial killing by the government’s policy of cheap credit and its refusal to carry out serious bank reform or pursue criminal prosecutions.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Introducing Mr. New York-Lou Reed

Dirty Boulevard live in Montreux Switzerland, 2000

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Die geheimen Armeen der N.A.T.O.

Von Daniel Ganser
Auf Deutsch

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Thomas Sankara - The Upright Man

Documentary about the revolutionary leader of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara.
by Robin Shuffield

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From Freenations
19th February 2012
Narrator: These are the photos that Rudolf Scharping didn't show. He didn't show the Albanians' weapons, their UCK badges and membership cards and their ammunition. He didn't show the clear evidence of fighting."
Henning Hensch (the photographer): "There can be no talk of a massacre here, and however inconvenient this might sound, these were military battles."

The extent of the lies told about what was happening in Yugoslavia in the 1990s in order to justify the war waged by NATO has long been known - but not acknowledged by the press and mass media in Europe or the USA. The Sarajevo market bomb was not set by Serbs but by Bosnian Muslims, as the UN later confirmed. The skeletal "Serb concentration camp" victim was a nonsense, as the BBC's John Simpson confirmed and the "10,000 deaths in Kosovo" were proved to be a complete myth.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012


Wall of Voodoo-Mexican Radio

This goes out to my man Pierre.

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Expendable: The Political Sacrifice of Schapelle Corby

From The Expendable Project

Introduction by Der Kosmonaut

Schapelle Corby was a 27 year old Australian tourist who in 2004 had travelled to Bali for holiday. When Corby's luggage was inspected by Indonesian Customs, 4 KG of marijuana were discovered. Corby denied she was responsible. Rather than getting legal support from the Government of Australia, the entire state apparatus launched a campaign to to keep Corby in prison. Corby was convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a Bali court.

The Australian Federal Police intentionally told lies and falsehoods to prejudice both the trial and public opinion of Corby. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation was also deployed to whip up propaganda and turn public opinion against Corby.

This excellent documentary and website has unearthed evidence not only of Corby's innocence but an entire network of drug smugglers in Australian airports with overt complicity by the police. Moreover, the documentary examines how the imprisonment of Corby was organised from Prime Minister John Howard down through every governmental department and ministry.  Most damaging was that both the police and prosecutors in Australia suppressed evidence which might have led to her acquittal or charges dropped. The low point of the entire sordid affair was how the Australian Broadcasting Corporation slandered the entire Corby family even saying that her father who died of cancer was a drug dealer and user himself!

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