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Title Ammo for the info warrior / produced by the Guerilla News Network
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014


Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 90 min.)
Contents Countdown: Ralph Nader remix on politics, big business, the media system and democracy -- Crack the CIA -- The war conspiracy -- When the smoke clearz -- The most dangerous game -- The diamond life -- S-11 redux -- John Stauber: stealing the spin from the PR industry -- Robert Sterling: guerilla warfare in the information age
Summary "Information is the ultimate weapon," this program proclaims. Based in New York City, Guerrilla News Network (GNN) is an independent news organization with a mission to expose young people to important global news and information free from corporate filters, through programming on the Web and on TV. GNN's news videos are 5 to 10 minute documentaries combining high-impact images, commentary by media experts, scholars, and political leaders with music cuts by top recording artists like Peter Gabriel and the Beastie Boys. Ammo for the Info Warrior features nine of GNN's most compelling news videos - covering a range of stories, from the violent diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the PR industry's manipulation of public opinion to slam poetry about the business of hip-hop. The collection includes "Crack the CIA," a controversial video examining CIA complicity in drug trafficking. This innovative educational tool introduces serious socio-political issues to a generation brought up on MTV and will serve as an ideal catalyst for discussion and debate, encouraging students to develop skills in critical thinking. Sections: The most dangerous game; The diamond life; S-11 redux; Crack the CIA; The war conspiracy; When the smoke clearz; John Stauber : democracy activist; Countdown; Robert Sterling : outlaw underground writer
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2002
Audience Grade 9+
Higher education
In Media Education Foundation Collection
Subject United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- History
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Advertising -- United States
Advertising, Public service -- United States
Brainwashing -- United States
Corruption -- United States
Diamond industry and trade -- Corrupt practices -- Sierra Leone
Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990.
Mass media and art.
Mass media and business.
Mass media and public opinion -- United States
Mass media and youth.
Mass media criticism -- United States
Music trade -- Corrupt practices -- United States
Petroleum industry and trade -- United States.
Political corruption -- United States.
Propaganda -- United States
Propaganda, American.
Psychological warfare -- United States
Public opinion -- United States
Rap (Music) -- Economic aspects
Television broadcasting of news -- Objectivity -- United States
Television broadcasting of news -- Political aspects
Television news programs
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Press coverage
Advertising, Public service.
Diamond industry and trade -- Corrupt practices.
Intelligence service.
Mass media and art.
Mass media and business.
Mass media and public opinion.
Mass media and youth.
Mass media criticism.
Music trade -- Corrupt practices.
Petroleum industry and trade.
Political corruption.
Press coverage.
Propaganda, American.
Psychological warfare.
Public opinion.
Television broadcasting of news -- Objectivity.
Television broadcasting of news -- Political aspects.
Sierra Leone.
United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Inaba, Ian
Marshall, Stephen
Shore, Josh