The Dark Crystal was released in 1982 and it was radically different from Jim Henson’s other work. This interview on the Russel Harty show Jim Henson and Fran OZ explain the world and folklore of the Dark Crystal. The film utilized some of the most sophisticated puppets at the time. Henson also provides the audience with […]Read more "Jim Henson and Frank OZ Promote The Dark Crystal on Russell Harty (1982)"
Iraq at one time had one the strongest armies in the Middle East. However, the war with Iran, the Gulf War, and twelve years of sanctions reduced its military power. Oil still gave Iraq some leverage in terms of global politics. This is an original propaganda video broadcast on Iraqi state TV during the Baathist […]Read more "Saddam Hussein Iraqi State TV Video"
“Any Bonds Today” was a one minute propaganda cartoon produced in 1942 by Warner Brothers. This short was directed by Robert Clampett. The United States at the time was engaged in total war with three countries. The Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan were rapidly expanding in Europe, Asia, and North Africa. The US […]Read more "Bugs Bunny- “Any Bonds Today” (1942)"
Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd was called the architect of apartheid. The racial segregation system was in existence before he became prime minister in 1958. The reason he was given such a title was that he made the system of oppression more ridged. This rare video clip shows him defending racism and apartheid. Here he masks […]Read more "Hendrik Verwoerd Defends Apartheid and Racism"
Eugenics and scientific racism did not die with the defeat of Nazi Germany. William Shockley a prominent physicist and inventor promoted the concept of dygenics. Dr. Frances Cress Welsing a psychiatrist debated Shockley challenging his pseudoscience on Tony Brown’s Journal . This debate was filmed in 1974 in which Shockley made the claim the problems […]Read more "Dr.Frances Cress Welsing Debates William Shockley on Tony Brown’s Journal (1974)"
Toys R Us was a large toy store chain can trace its origins back to 1948. It had stores internationally with stores in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, and Switzerland. Yet, this retail chain was distinctly an American company. It was a large part of American childhoods through the generations. Toy R Us filed […]Read more "Toys R Us Commercial (1982)"
Russell Means a longtime activist of the American Indian Movement appears in this video addressing the US Senate. The hearing took place in 1989. This was a period of a resurgent conservatism directed by the Ronald Reagan administration. Matters related to race relations were either ignored or met with hostility. The Bush administration was not […]Read more "Russell Means Testifies Before The Senate (1989)"