Free Derry (Full Version)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Have Your Say! Rate This Film!
Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)

2012 – Free Derry documents the rise and fall of an autonomous, nationalist, Irish Catholic area of Northern Ireland from 1969-1972.  The region “broke away” from the UK in response to lingering British colonialism.  Protestants gerrymandered political districts, the British army and police used excessive violence against Catholics, and Catholics faced discrimination in employment and access to public services.  Through interviews, photographs, and murals, Free Derry tells a little known story of the fight for equal rights for Catholics in Derry.

More background from Wikipedia:

Free Derry (Irish: SaorDhoire) was a self-declared autonomous nationalist area of Derry, Northern Ireland, between 1969 and 1972. Its name was taken from a sign painted on a gable wall in the Bogside in January 1969 which read, “You are now entering Free Derry”. The area, which included the Bogside and Creggan neighbourhoods, was secured by community activists for the first time on 5 January 1969 following an incursion into the Bogside by members of the police force, the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). Residents built barricades and carried clubs and similar arms to prevent the RUC from entering. After six days the residents took down the barricades and police patrols resumed, but tensions remained high over the following months.

Violence reached a peak on 12 August 1969, culminating in the Battle of the Bogside—a three day pitched battle between residents and police. On 14 August units of the British Army were deployed at the edge of the Bogside and the police were withdrawn. The Derry Citizens Defence Association (DCDA) declared their intention to hold the area against both the police and the army until their demands were met. The army made no attempt to enter the area. The situation continued until October 1969 when, following publication of the Hunt Report, military police were allowed in.

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) began to re-arm and recruit after August 1969. In January 1970 it split into the Official IRA and the Provisional IRA. Both were supported by the people of the Free Derry area. Meanwhile, relations between the British Army and the nationalist community, which were initially good, deteriorated. In July 1971 there was a surge of recruitment into the IRA after two young men were shot and killed by British troops. The government introduced internment on 9 August 1971, and in response, barricades went up once more in the Bogside and Creggan. This time, Free Derry was a no-go area, defended by armed members of both the Official and Provisional IRA. From within the area they mounted gun attacks on the army, and the Provisionals began a bombing campaign in the city centre. As before, unarmed ‘auxiliaries’ manned the barricades, and crime was dealt with by a voluntary body known as the Free Derry Police.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Have Your Say! Rate This Film!
Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
Secret CIA Prisons in Europe (Full Version), 4.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
< |||| > 1 2 3 4 5

Secret CIA Prisons in Europe (Full Version)

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Have Your Say! Rate This Film!
Rating: 4.5/5 (6 votes cast)

September 2011 – In Eastern Europe, people thought they became free when the Iron Curtain fell. Freedom was the buzzword. After 9/11, however, the American-based CIA began planting secret prisons in Poland and Lithuania. Russia Today investigates two claims of the existence of these prisons and presents a remarkable documentary showcasing CIA lies, secrets, and coverups.

It’s called “rendition”: a euphemism of a word that hides its true meaning. People are being kidnapped and brought to secret prisons all over the world, including several European countries. Government leaders fall over it, parliaments do not get the right information, and journalists trying to uncover the facts often encounter people who are unwilling to speak about it.

 

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Have Your Say! Rate This Film!
Rating: 4.5/5 (6 votes cast)
Secret CIA Prisons in Europe (Full Version), 4.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
Report Broken Video Link

4 comments to Secret CIA Prisons in Europe (Full Version)

  • Watching this now thanks for sharing, I think you may have your comparisons with the cold war and the fall of the Berlin wall maybe a bad example of comparison. I am watching now about the news from Lithuanian journalists. There seems to be a stack of stories that so far have no real continuity. Entertaining but nothing much to be concerned about. Thanks for sharing.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • My letter to President Obama…
    ————————–

    Dear President Obama:

    - I read today…that your corrupt Justice Department has quashed the final possibility of charges being filed against American CIA and Military members who have been involved with torture and the illegal killing of fellow human beings, while in US custody.

    - It is also my understanding that this action temporarily influences the lack of direct-action taken against the leaders of the US Torture Regime…Bush 1, Bush 2, Cheney, etc.

    - We have known from day-one… that you are nothing more than a bought-off lackey of the criminal Bush-Clinton Cabal, and that you serve as nothing more than a lap-dog to the Bush family’s plans to set up some form of “New World Order”. We understand that your administration is full of the same war-criminals and torturers of previous administrations.

    - Good thing there is no statute of limitations on torture, kidnapping and the cover-up of these crimes, which now includes you and your administration…up to your neck.

    - When the good people of this country take back the control of our government from the illegal, corrupt Soviet-Style of government that you and the Bush-Clinton War Criminals have set up, we are going to come after you…very legally… and your family…in a very legal fashion.

    - We are going to demand financial, war-crimes and treason charges against all of you…including yourself…and when we impeach/arrest, charge and convict all of you filthy, torturing, Nazi-type ass-clowns…all of you…the Bushes, both Clintons, Al Gore, Joe Biden…Karl Rove…all of the CIA directors and management…when we finally get convictions on all of you…

    - …we are going to build a National Gallows at Ground-Zero NYC, and we are going to begin a decade of public, legally based hangings of those government officials who have so violated our Constitution and their oath of office.

    - Think about it! A National Gallows to be used to show the rest of the word that American Values do mean something…and that we are not going to be “ruled” by criminals, torturers and war-criminals…including yourself.

    - Here is our initial plan of legal action to remove your criminal ass from our White House and to insure that everyone in this country is accountable to the same laws. This means you and your wife as well…in fact, when we convict all of you, it will be great to see your wife, and the wives of all the former Presidents standing up on the National Gallows, waiting to be dropped…? Perhaps we can include former Secretary of State, Maddie Albright in that group of legal convictions and hangings …since she thinks the illegal murder of over ½ a million Iraqi children were “worth the price”

    - Below is our plan…just let me know what you and your corrupt Attorney General think of it?

    As a first step, I would recommend the following:

    - A National Constitutional Convention – designed to re-invigorate the original founding concepts, rights and status of American Citizens, while amending The Constitution for a 21st century America and its social realities. Additionally, the NCC will be empowered to impeach every member of the standing US Government, and will remove them from office. And by Impeach and Remove, I mean all of them. We will impeach and remove every standing member of Government…including The Senate, The President and Vice President, and especially the Supreme Court which voted to allow and approve kidnapping and torture. All of them, gone.

    - National Grand Jury – impaneled for whatever period of time is necessary to investigate and prosecute all members of government known to have violated their oaths of office, as well as committing treason, larceny and murder on an international scale, with no statute of limitations. NGJ-Citizen Investigators should be required to open up all of the American Government Archives across our entire history, and we as a people should be told the truth with regard to historic criminal activities.

    - Additionally, the NGJ will be empowered to dismantle (through force if necessary) the CIA, the FBI, all “Continuity of Government” plans, operations and operatives, including the US Department of Justice, the EPA, The DoD and every other liberty-sucking parasite that still exists within our compromised government. (These entities can all be reconstructed at a later date, under more limited and ethical standards, if necessary)

    - Freeze & Seize Financial Assets- Freeze and seize all financial assets of any member of government for the last forty years. All of them…seize all of their assets, and create a legal process or method for the “innocent” to get their assets returned to them (perhaps with interest). However, for the vast majority of traitorous souls who have been abusing their positions and the citizens for well over forty years…make them prove that the fortune is legally, ethically theirs; make them prove it didn’t come from decades of corrupt acts. Make them show that their ill-gotten millions in self-worth did not come from abusing their oaths or position.

    - If not, just like we ordinary citizens who have tolerated our cars being impounded, our property seized and the other elements of the current two-tiered justice system, let the thieves and killers of the last forty years fight to stay out of prison, the death-chamber, or the poor house… just like the rest of us.

    Have a good day!

    Regards,

    RJ O’Guillory
    Author-
    Webster Groves-The Life of an Insane Family

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: +6 (from 6 votes)
  • Lizzie

    Well done! We are right there with you!! The time has definitely passed for “We The People” to take back our country from the lying, greedy, inhuman, two-faced government types and oh yes!!! everyone of Congress most assuredly should have been ousted years ago. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Biden, etal and those warrants that were issued for Bush and Cheney need to be worked along with one for George Herbert Walker Bush as well as the Bush brother that was over the twin towers security at 9/11 and Jeb Bush for his assistance with the voting fiasco in Florida. It is indeed a long list. I would like all of them to experience some prison life, exactly like they have created for non-violent drug offenders. Woops! It might “accidently” have been leaked to every inmate currently incarcerated who their soon to be neighbors are and when they will have the opportunity to meet them. A taste of their own medicine is only fair. Thanks for sharing – lets do this!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  • [...] Underground Documentaries In Eastern Europe, people thought they became free when the Iron Curtain fell. Freedom was the buzzword. After 9/11, however, the American-based CIA began planting secret prisons in Poland and Lithuania. Russia Today investigates two claims of the existence of these prisons and presents a remarkable documentary showcasing CIA lies, secrets, and coverups. [...]

What Did You Think? Leave a Reply

Republic Broadcasting Live Stream