May 25, 2013
Weekly Video Roundup
Posted on Dec 1, 2006
In this week’s roundup of Truthdig-flavored videos, an Australian atheist goes door-to-door in Mormon Utah; a documentary film crew tells the story of the rendition and torture of a Guantanamo detainee; and Jon Stewart holds forth on Iraq “civil war” semantics.
Australia’s John Safran goes door-to-door in Salt Lake City, trying to convert Mormons to atheism. Hysterical. (There are lots more Safran-versus-religion videos in the YouTube “related” column.)
No. 2: Iraqi Kurdistan
Check out this beautifully produced photographic flipbook-style animation of the people of Iraq’s semiautonomous northern region.
No. 3: Stewart Debates “Civil War” Semantics
Jon Stewart and John Oliver debate whether the conflict in Iraq is a “civil war” or “a minor linguistic flareup between two parties of different terminological points of view.”
No. 4: Truthdig Podcast: The Hadley Memo, Healthcare, Truthdig’s Birthday and More
Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer digests the Hadley memo, Dennis Kucinich’s healthcare plan, media anxiety, Truthdig’s birthday and more.
No. 5: “Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition”
Watch this harrowing personal account of the extraordinary rendition and torture of a Guantanamo detainee.
No. 6: Hearts and Minds
This appalling video shows a group of U.S. soldiers in a truck taunting a pack of Iraqi children with a bottle of water.
A bottle of water….
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