•  S. Brian Willson’s Interview on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman – Blood On The Tracks - (October, 2011 – 59 Minutes)

Vietnam veteran whose wartime experiences transformed him into a pacifist & an activist. On September 1, 1987, he was nearly killed by a U.S. Navy munitions train while engaging in a nonviolent blockade in protest of weapons shipments to El Salvador. He now uses two prosthetic legs & a three-wheeled handcycle to walk. His new memoir is titled: “Blood On The Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson”.

Watch now from the Democracy Now! video archive:

S. Brian Willson's website contains many of his personal essays:

There's also a 9-Minute Trailer for film in progress titled: "PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson & The Peace Movement". Directed by Bo Boudart with Associate Producer Frank Dorrel.

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•  Father Roy Bourgeois - Shut Down The School of The Americas – (2008- 127 Minutes)

Roy Bourgeois was born in Louisiana in 1938. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. After college Roy served as a Naval Officer for 4 years--two years at sea, one year at a NATO station in Europe & one year of shore duty in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart. After military service, Roy entered the seminary of the Maryknoll Missionary Order. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1972 & he went on to work with the poor of Bolivia for five years before being arrested and forced to leave the country, then under the repressive rule of dictator & SOA grad General Hugo Banzer. In 1980 Roy became involved in issues surrounding US policy in El Salvador after four US churchwomen, two of them his friends, were raped & killed by Salvadoran soldiers. Roy became an outspoken critic of US foreign policy in Latin America. Since then, he has spent over four years in US federal prisons for nonviolent protests against the training of Latin American soldiers at Ft. Benning, Georgia. In 1990, Roy founded the School of Americas Watch, an office that does research on the US Army School of the Americas (SOA), now renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC, at Fort Benning, Georgia. Each year the school trains hundreds of soldiers from Latin America in combat skills - all paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

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•  Ex-CIA Agent John Stockwell Exposes CIA Secret Wars, Assassinations, Black Ops, Conspiracies & Torture (1989)

A lecture by John Stockwell given at American University in 1989, on the inner workings of the national security council and the CIA's covert actions in Angola, Central America and Vietnam. John Stockwell is the highest-ranking CIA official ever to leave the agency and go public, talking about the horrendous crimes they have committed. He ran a CIA intelligence-gathering post in Vietnam, was the task-force commander of the CIA's secret war in Angola in 1975 and 1976 and was awarded the Medal of Merit before he resigned. In Angola, Stockwell worked for then director of the CIA, George Bush. A 13-year veteran of the agency, Stockwell gives a short history of the CIA, estimating that at least 6 million people were killed as a direct consequence of the agency's covert operations since its inception in 1947. Read Stockwell's excellent book: "The Praetorian Guard: The U.S. Role In The New World Order". This is one of the best talks I have ever heard. It was shown on CSPAN.

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•  Q & A With Medea Benjamin – On CSPAN Book TV - March, 2013 - (59 Minutes)

This week on Q & A, our guest is author and co-founder of CODEPINK, Medea Benjamin. She discusses her new book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and explains why she believes the use of military drones should be stopped. She talks about what motivated her in her early years to become an activist for peace, and provides insight into CODEPINK's origins and motivations.

This film recounts the history and attitudes of the opposing sides of the Vietnam War using archival news footage as well as its own film and interviews. A key theme is how attitudes of American racism and self-righteous militarism helped create and prolong this bloody conflict. The film also endeavors to give voice to the Vietnamese people themselves as to how the war has affected them and their reasons why they fight the United States and other western powers while showing the basic humanity of the people that US propaganda tried to dismiss.


More information about CODEPINK here: www.codepink4peace.org

•  Amy Goodman on C-SPAN Book TV - April 7th, 2013 (3 Hours)

“Democracy Now!” host and executive producer Amy Goodman responded to viewers' calls, Facebook comments, emails and tweets on topics such as war, politics and grass-roots activism, among others. Ms. Goodman has authored or co-authored five non-fiction books, including: ‘The Exception to The Rulers’ - ‘Standing Up to The Madness’ - ‘The Silenced Majority’


Democracy Now! website: www.democracynow.org

•  Chris Hedges on The Horrifying Decline of the American Empire - (2012)

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•  Chris Hedges: “The World As It Is” - The American Empire Is Over - CSPAN2 Book TV – (2011 - 2 Hours: 54 Minutes)

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More from Chris Hedges here: www.truthdig.com