About the time Barack Obama ordered the drone strike that killed Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki, the 16-year-old American kid Facebooked his second-rate choice of hip-hop favorites. I say “second-rate,” because Abdul was my son’s age almost exactly, so I know the kind of crap they listen to. Every Tuesday, President Obama personally checks off the names of people he wants killed. George Bush, a bit more squeamish than Obama, never did that; but Mr. Obama felt those decisions were the president’s responsibility: he want[s] to keep his own finger …more
White Power, Blackwater and the smell of vulture money … get it on this feature length DVD filmed by gonzo videographer Rick Rowley and the Big Noise team.
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Dispatches #6 follows Jeremy Scahill’s latest investigation into Blackwater’s role in the Nisur Square massacre, Greg Palast’s hunt of American debt speculators in Liberia, and Big Noise Films’ inside account of the resurgent white power movement in America. It also includes a special report: a warning from the heart of East St. Louis.
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BLACKWATER’S YOUNGEST VICTIM Scahill’s exclusive report on the last man standing between Blackwater and impunity for the mercenary company’s role in the massacre of Iraqi civilians in Nisur Square, Iraq.
VULTURES Palast travels to Liberia to uncover a scam by American debt speculators to take millions from one of the poorest countries on the planet. But when we showed up to ask them about it at their office in New York, it seemed to have. . . disappeared.
WHITE POWER USA From skinheads to border militias to the right wing of the “Tea Party Movement”, Big Noise takes a disturbing inside look at the resurgence of white nationalism in America.
EAST SAINT LOUIS The city that was given up for dead. Big Noise meets the people fighting against economic corrosion in the Rust Belt. Can residents of East Saint Louis save their town? Or has it become obsolete – a warning to all American cities facing de-industrialization?
“Rick [Rowley] is a genius.” – Amy Goodman
“[Jeremy] Scahill is a one-man truth squad.” – Bill Moyers
“Greg Palast is the most important investigative reporter of our time.” – The Guardian
Dispatches is a new dvd magazine by Big Noise Films and is dedicated to radical investigations, analysis and on the ground video from across the globe. Big Noise ‘Dispatches’ takes you around the world to look war and crisis in the face, but also to witness a shared struggle for survival and dignity in this time of violence.