Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch On-Line ~ Bill Moyers The Secret Government ~ The Panama Deception ~ War Made Easy ~ Hearts & Minds ~ Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media ~ Occupation 101

Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch On-Line ~ Bill Moyers The Secret Government ~ The Panama Deception ~ War Made Easy ~ Hearts & Minds ~ Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media ~ Occupation 101

Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch On-Line

This is the most important email I will ever send to you! The links to these anti-war films that you can watch on-line sometimes are taken down. So I have included two or three links when possible. I realize that I have listed many films here. There is no need to try to watch all of these films in a short period of time. But the films listed below basically spell out what I like to call: The True Nature of U.S. Foreign Policy”. These films are the proof that the United States has killed as many as 20 million or more innocent people since the end of World War II – with many millions more being injured, losing their homes and having their way of life ruined.  This list is the best way I can think of to help educate yourself and others who might be interested in knowing about this. I believe that the Americans who have died in these wars, have died for lies coming from our government and our mainstream media, which are both owned by the same people who profit from these wars. It is what I call: The Big Lie”.  It is Orwellian and like The Matrix. I do not know what is actually going on now in Syria, Libya, Ukraine, Venezuela, Nicaragua or other countries around the world, but one thing I do know is that we cannot trust that the United States will ever do the right thing when it comes to foreign policy. Whatever action this country takes is to benefit the corporations, the oil companies, the bankers and the war machine: also known as: The Military Industrial Complex. The United States is: ADDICTED To WAR. It is up to us to try to stop this horrible situation. There are more people now who do understand this to some degree than ever before in history. The films listed below and many books that have been written on this subject are a big reason why this is so. Not to mention the many anti-war/peace groups there are in this country. And the Internet is another big reason there is more awareness about this.  I highly recommend watching or listening to Democracy Now hosted by Amy Goodman. Go to: to hear her on Monday thru Friday. In my opinion, she is the best journalist/broadcaster in the alternative media. To my knowledge, no one else has ever put together a list like this one.

In Peace,


Frank Dorrel

PO Box 3261

Culver City, CA 90231


Publisher: ADDICTED To WAR


Producer: What I’ve Learned About US Foreign Policy



U.S. Foreign Policy: History 101 – Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch On-Line

Bill Moyer’s The Secret Government: The Constitution In Crisis  –  PBS – 1987   –

This is the full length 90 minute version of Bill Moyer’s 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government to carry out operations which are clearly contrary to the wishes and values of the American people. The ability to exercise this power with impunity is facilitated by the National Security Act of 1947. The thrust of the exposé is the Iran-Contra arms and drug-running operations which flooded the streets of our nation with crack cocaine. 

WAR MADE EASYHow Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death – Narrated by Sean Penn – By The Media Education Foundation – 2007

Based on Book by Norman Solomon titled: WAR MADE EASY  – – –

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception & media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. This film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion & exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations. War Made Easy gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media critic Norman Solomon’s meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse and news correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.

The Panama Deception – Won Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1992 – Narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery – Directed by Barbara Trent – Produced by The Empowerment Project  –   

This Academy Award Winning film documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama; the events which led to it; the excessive force used; the enormity of the death and destruction; and the devastating aftermath. The Panama Deception uncovers the real reasons for this internationally condemned attack, presenting a view of the invasion which widely differs from that portrayed by the U.S. media and exposes how the U.S. government and the mainstream media suppressed information about this foreign policy disaster.   –

HEARTS AND MINDS –  Directed by Peter Davis – Won Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1975.

Peter Davis created one of the most moving accounts of the Vietnam War and the attitudes at home when he produced “Hearts and Minds”. The film looks unflinchingly at the nature of power and horrible consequences of war. It is very much a pro-peace film, but uses the people who were there to speak for themselves. It also seeks to probe deeper underneath the American psyche of the times and evolves into a historical document about the violent social rupture that happened between the fifties and the sixties.  – –

Cover-Up: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair – Narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery – Directed by Barbara Trent – Produced by The Empowerment Project – 1988 –

COVER-UP is the only film which presents a comprehensive overview of the most important stories suppressed during the Iran Contra hearings. It is the only film that puts the entire Iran Contra affair into a meaningful political and historical context. The shadow government of assassins, arms dealers, drug smugglers, former CIA operatives and top US military personnel who were running foreign policy unaccountable to the public, revealing the Reagan/Bush administration’s plan to use FEMA to institute martial law and ultimately suspend the Constitution. Strikingly relevant to current events.     

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media – Produced & Directed by Mark Achbar – Directed by Peter Wintonick – 1993  –  –   –
This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America’s leading linguists & political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in order to manipulate the opinions of the United States populous.  – 

Hijacking Catastrophe: 911, Fear & The Selling of the American Empire – Narrated by Julian Bond – The Media Education Foundation – 2004 –  –

The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved for information. The result is that we have had little detailed debate about the radical turn US policy has taken since 9/11. Hijacking Catastrophe places the Bush Administration’s original justifications for war in Iraq within the larger context of a two-decade struggle by neo-conservatives to dramatically increase military spending while projecting American power and influence globally by means of force.

Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority – Directed By Sufyan & Abdallah Omeish -2006 –     Best Film I’ve Seen about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict –

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101’ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American media outlets. – –

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised LandUS Media & The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – The Media Education Foundation – 2003 –     –

Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land provides a striking comparison of U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This pivotal documentary exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites–oil, and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others–work in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a powerful influence over how news from the region is reported. 

Paying The Price – Killing the Children of Iraq – John Pilger – 2000 – This documentary by John Pilger shows the appalling reality of what happens to a country under economic sanctions. It’s about the punishment of a whole nation—the killing of hundreds of thousands of people, including many young children. They are all the nameless and faceless victims of their own government and of an endless war that Western nations have waged against them:  –

Guns, Drugs & The CIA – Original Air Date: May 17th, 1988 – On PBS Frontline – Produced & Written by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn – Directed by Leslie Cockburn – Frontline investigation into CIA drug running to fund foreign operations. Introduced by Judy Woodruff.  –


“What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy:

The War Against The Third World” – 2015 Edition 


A 2-Hour 23-Minute Video Compilation by Frank Dorrel

Featuring the Following 13 Segments:


  1. Martin Luther King Jr.(02:55)
  2. John Stockwell, Ex-CIA Station Chief (06:14)
  3. Coverup: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair (19:34)
  4. School of Assassins(13:25)
  5. Genocide by Sanctions(12:58)
  6. Philip Agee, Former CIA Case Officer(22:08)
  7. Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now!(5:12)
  8. The Panama Deception (22:10)
  9. Crisis In The Congo (14:11)
  10. Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, Peace Activist(04:32)
  11. Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid(04:35)
  12. Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General(07:58)
  13. S. Brian Willson, Vietnam Veteran for Peace(08:45)


This video has been seen by millions of people since 2000. It is an excellent & invaluable educational tool that reveals the true nature of U.S. foreign policy.

It’s been screened in many high schools, colleges, churches, homes, on cable TV, in theaters and by many Anti-War Organizations. Howard Zinn, Ramsey Clark,

  1. Brian Willson, Blase Bonpane, Michael Parenti, Oliver Stone, Father Roy Bourgeois, William Blum, Kathy Kelly, Medea Benjamin,Susan Sarandon, Ed Asner, Chalmers Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Col. Ann Wright and Woody Harrelson have seen this film and have found it to be very informative and empowering.

More than one person has called: “What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World”: “Timeless”.


Arsenal of HypocrisyThe Space Program & The Military Industrial Complex – With Bruce Gagnon & Noam Chomsky – 2004   – 

Today the Military Industrial Complex is marching towards world dominance through Space technology on behalf of global corporate interest. To understand how and why the space program will be used to fight all future wars on earth from space, it’s important to understand how the public has been misled about the origins and true purpose of the Space Program. Arsenal of Hypocrisy features Bruce Gagnon: Coordinator: Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in SpaceNoam Chomsky and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell talking about the dangers of moving the arms race into space. The one-hour production features archival footage, Pentagon documents, and clearly outlines the U.S. plan to “control and dominate” space and the Earth below. –

Beyond Treason – Written & Narrated by Joyce Riley – Directed by William Lewis – 2005 – 

Is the United States knowingly using a dangerous battlefield weapon banned by the United Nations because of its long-term effects on the local inhabitants and the environment? Explore the illegal worldwide sale and use of one of the deadliest weapons ever invented. Beyond the disclosure of black-ops projects spanning the past 6 decades, Beyond Treason also addresses the complex subject of Gulf War Illness. It includes interviews with experts, both civilian and military, who say that the government is hiding the truth from the public and they can prove it. UNMASKING SECRET MILITARY PROJECTS: Chemical & Biological Exposures, Radioactive Poisoning, Mind Control Projects, Experimental Vaccines, Gulf War Illness & Depleted Uranium (DU).  –  –

The Friendship Village – Directed & Produced by Michelle Mason  2002 –

A timely, inspiring film about our ability to transcend war, ‘The Friendship Village’ tells the story of George Mizo, a war hero-turned-peace activist after losing his entire platoon in an opening salvo of the 1968 Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. George’s journey to heal the wounds of war leads him back to Vietnam where he befriends the Vietnamese General responsible for killing his entire platoon. Through their friendship, the seeds of the Vietnam Friendship Village Project are sewn: a reconciliation project near Hanoi that treats children with Agent Orange-related illnesses. One man could build a village; one village could change the world.

Breaking The Silence: Truth and Lies in The War On Terror – A Special Report by John Pilger –  2003   –                          

The documentary investigates George W Bush’s “war on terror”. In “liberated” Afghanistan, America has its military base & pipeline access, while the people have the warlords who are, says one women, “in many ways worse than the Taliban”. In Washington, a series of remarkable interviews includes senior Bush officials & former intelligence officers. A former senior CIA official tells Pilger that the whole issue of weapons of mass destruction was “95 per cent charade”.  

The War On Democracy – by John Pilger – 2007

This film shows how US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example, was ousted by a US backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military dictatorship of General Pinochet. Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador have all been invaded by the United States. Pilger interviews several ex-CIA agents who took part in secret campaigns against democratic countries in the region. He investigates the School of the Americas in the US state of Georgia, where Pinochet’s torture squads were trained along with tyrants and death squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina. The film unearths the real story behind the attempted overthrow of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez in 2002 and how the people of the barrios of Caracas rose up to force his return to power 

Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth – By The Friends of the Congo – 2011 – 27 Minutes –

Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo (then Zaire) and again in 1998, which triggered the enormous loss of lives, systemic sexual violence and rape, and widespread looting of Congo’s spectacular natural wealth. The ongoing conflict, instability, weak institutions, dependency and impoverishment in the Congo are a product of a 125 year tragic experience of enslavement, forced labor, colonial rule, assassinations, dictatorship, wars, external intervention and corrupt rule. Analysts in the film examine whether U.S. corporate and government policies that support strongmen and prioritize profit over the people have contributed to and exacerbated the tragic instability in the heart of Africa. Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth explores the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. The film is a short version of a feature length production to be released in the near future. It locates the Congo crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The film is a call to conscience and action.

NO MORE VICTIMS – Videos of 4 War-Injured Iraqi Children NMV Brought to the US for Medical Treatments:

What American Missiles Did to 9Year Old Salee Allawi in Iraq  

In this video, Salee Allawi & her father tell the harrowing story of the American air strike that blew off her legs while she was playing outside her home in Iraq. Her brother & best friend were killed.

Nora, A  5Year Old Iraqi Girl: Who Was  Shot in the Head by a US Sniper –

As her father writes, “On October 23, 2006 at 4:00 in the afternoon, American snipers positioned on a rooftop in my neighborhood started firing toward my car. My daughter Nora, a five-year-old child, was hit in the head. Since 2003 No More Victims has secured treatment for children injured by US forces.

Abdul Hakeem’s Story – Narrated by Peter Coyote  – On April 9, 2004 at 11:00 PM, during the First Siege of Fallujah, Abdul Hakeem & his family were asleep at home when mortar rounds fired by US forces rained down on their home, destroying one side of his face. His mother suffered abdominal & chest injuries & has undergone 5 major operations. His older brother & sister were injured and his unborn sister killed. US forces did not permit ambulances to transport civilian casualties to the hospital. In fact, they fired on ambulances, one of many violations of international law committed by US forces in the April assault. A neighbor volunteered to take the family to the hospital, where doctors assessed Hakeem’s chances of survival at five percent. They laid his limp body aside & treated other civilian casualties whose chances of survival appeared higher.                                                                                       

Agustin Aguayo: A Man of Conscience  A Short Film by Peter Dudar & Sally Marr  

Iraq War Veteran Agustin Aguayo served his country for four years in the Army but was repeatedly denied Conscientious Objector status. His Press Conference never made the NEWS!

Jesus: A Soldier Without A Country  A Short Film by Peter Dudar & Sally Marr  

Fernando Suarez, whose only son Jesus was the first Marine from Mexico to be killed in the Iraq War, marches for Peace from Tijuana to San Francisco.



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Preview YouTube video Bill Moyers: The Secret Government [1987]

Bill Moyers: The Secret Government [1987]

Preview YouTube video War Made Easy

War Made Easy

Preview YouTube video The Panama Deception

The Panama Deception

Preview YouTube video HEARTS AND MINDS


Preview YouTube video Hearts and Minds 1974 HD – legendado (br)

Hearts and Minds 1974 HD – legendado (br)

Preview YouTube video COVER UP: Behind the Iran Contra Affair (full documentary)

COVER UP: Behind the Iran Contra Affair (full documentary)

Preview YouTube video Documentary – Behind the Iran Contra Affair

Documentary – Behind the Iran Contra Affair

Preview YouTube video Noam Chomsky- Manufacturing consent (1992)

Noam Chomsky- Manufacturing consent (1992)

Preview YouTube video Manufacturing Consent

Manufacturing Consent

Preview YouTube video OCCUPATION 101 [full documentary]

OCCUPATION 101 [full documentary]

Preview YouTube video Documentary on Israel / Palestine – Occupation

Documentary on Israel / Palestine – Occupation

Preview YouTube video Peace, Propaganda, & the Promised Land

Peace, Propaganda, & the Promised Land

Preview YouTube video Paying the Price Killing the Children of Iraq-John Pilger

Paying the Price Killing the Children of Iraq-John Pilger

Preview YouTube video Guns, Drugs, & the CIA FRONTLINE

Guns, Drugs, & the CIA FRONTLINE

Preview YouTube video CIA Secrets Documentary – 177 Guns Drugs & the CIA

CIA Secrets Documentary – 177 Guns Drugs & the CIA

Preview YouTube video “What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy:The War Against The Third World”

“What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy:The War Against The Third World”

Preview YouTube video Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program and the Military Industrial Complex

Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program and the Military Industrial Complex

Preview YouTube video Beyond Treason: The True Story of Depleted Uranium

Beyond Treason: The True Story of Depleted Uranium

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Beyond Treason FULL LENGTH

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Beyond Treason (Depleted Uranium US-WMD Iraq War Veterans Dying 2005).divx.avi

Preview YouTube video Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror | Real Stories

Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror | Real Stories

Preview YouTube video Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth

Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth

Preview YouTube video No More Victims: Stop the Wars and Bring the Troops Home

No More Victims: Stop the Wars and Bring the Troops Home

Preview YouTube video Agustin Aguayo, A Man of Conscience

Agustin Aguayo, A Man of Conscience

Preview YouTube video Jesus…Soldier Without A Country

Jesus…Soldier Without A Country


Great list.

Are we planning to post a similar list for Hiroshima Day – Nagasaki Day using Liz’s NZ Peace Film Festival selections? (July 16 email)

To view this discussion on the web visit


Another free one on the internet is “All Wars are Banker Wars”

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Thanks for the video link, Michael.

I’ll pair it with this related 2015 essay from Global Research:
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