Films & TV
Add Captain America: The Winter Soldier to the list of recent blockbuster films containing themes that are critical of America’s growing police state and war on terror. Jammed inside the 2 hour and 16 minute superhero flick, you will find a full range of important, timely, and often taboo political topics covered within a political conspiracy/spy thriller framework. Among the issues covered in the film are: drone warfare, pre-crime law enforcement technology, Obama’s targeted kill list, state secrets whistleblowers, mind-controlled government assassins, NSA-style surveillance, the U.S. government’s Operation Paperclip, and the proposition of sacrificing liberty for the promise of security. The politically potent film also affirms the impact that the counter-culture of “conspiracy theory” has had on the mainstream, with the plot centered around a rogue network within the government, secretly orchestrating world events to achieve a long-term agenda for a totalitarian New World Order.
The Internet’s Own Boy, a public-funded documentary about Aaron Swartz, the late computer prodigy and digital-rights activist, is set for release. The co-founder of the popular social networking service Reddit fought for a free and open Internet. But a US government case against the programmer is thought to have driven him to suicide at the age of 26. RT’s Marina Portnaya talked to the director of the documentary, Brian Knappenberger, about Swartz’s legacy.
Gaiam TV — Enlightened Television for the Conscious Mind — A Conscious Business Review by Jonathan Willbanks If you’re like me, you might be getting tired of the standard entertainment fare of the mainstream film and TV studios. As my interests have broadened, films like Battleship and shows like Dancing with the Stars […]