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"
The Europa regina (Queen Europe ) was a type of map representation popular in 16th century Europe. This depiction of the European continent as a Queen appeared in the German atlas Cosmographia. Her head represents Spain and her left arm Italy ( with the orb as Sicily). England and Scotland are part of her scepter. […]Read more "Europa Regina from Cosmographia (1544)"
“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"
Will Vinton (1947-2018) was the developer of a type of stop motion animation known as claymation. His interest in animation came from architecture, but only later did he gain an interest in film. The process involves using clay to create the illusion of movement. This required that the character being animated would have to be […]Read more "Will Vinton Interview (1985)"
The Suffragette newspaper was produced by the Women’s Social and Political Union. This was the most prominent women’s suffrage organization in the British Empire. This issue was devoted to the memory of Emily Wilding Davison. Here Davison is shown as an angel with spectators looking on. Above her head reads a phrase “love overcometh. ” […]Read more "The Suffragette Newspaper in Memory of Emily Wilding Davison (1913)"
Ellen Sirleaf had previously fled Liberia fearing political persecution from the Samuel K. Doe government. The 1980 coup brought a military government to power, which became more repressive. Sirleaf served as Minister of Finance under the Tolbert administration, but became a critic of the regime. Taking refuge in the US, she would later return to […]Read more "Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Addresses Supporters (1986)"