Video: The New Great Game: The River of Destiny

February 6, 2010

Iqbal Malhotra, who is a personal friend of the Afghan Ambassador in New Delhi, Mr.Masood Khalili, began planning in April 2001 to bring the real identity of the Northern Alliance to the notice of the world. The world believed the Taliban had overrun almost 90 percent of Afghanistan, and that they had a mind of their own. As The New Great Game shows, this was far from the truth, and the stakes for absolute physical control over Afghanistan were much greater. Right from the time of the 19th century Great Game, first identified... Read article

Video: Red Oil

February 12, 2009

This True Stories documentary unravels the tangled tale of Venezuela’s oil industry, which was taken into state control by President Hugo Chavez in 2002. Filmed in the style of a Latin American telenovela, True Stories: Red Oil asks if a multinational oil corporation can deliver President Chavez’ socialist dream. This revealing film explores the greed, power and passion behind Venezuela’s State Oil corporation. Mediaco-op / Majade – Red Oil Loading...  Read More →

Video: China’s Secret War

July 27, 2008

After months of investigating China’s covert arms trade, Panorama provides the first evidence of how China is arming Sudan’s killers. Sudan, with its vast oil reserves, sells most of its oil to Beijing. China has officially reached ‘superpower’ status – it’s doing what the US has been doing for decades. Hilary Andersson – China’s Secret War Loading...  Read More →

Video: Inside Iraq – Oil Law

July 4, 2008

Who said the war wasn’t about oil? If a new law is passed in Iraq, the big multinationals will get a huge share of the country’s vast oil wealth. With deals that could secure them black gold for several generations to come, critics accuse Iraq’s Prime Minister of handing over the country’s national wealth. Loading...  Read More →

Video: The Petro-Dollar War

June 22, 2008

The first thing the US did when it invaded and took over Iraq was reverse Saddam Hussein’s recent policy of demanding Euros in payment for his countries oil. Some think that’s what the war was all about and that Iran’s insistence on receiving Euros for its oil is the real reason that country has been targeted. Dollars? Euros? What’s the difference? The difference is this…if you are the dominant currency, you can support your lifestyle and war machine by printing more when you run out. Take that... Read article

Video: Burma’s Secret War

September 28, 2007

Evan Williams goes undercover to investigate the mass ethnic cleansing, forced labour and vicious clamping down of political opposition by a military dictatorship supported by Unocal (Chevron) and TOTAL Oil. Channel 4 Dispatches – Burma’s Secret War Loading...  Read More →

Video: A High-Risk Barrel

September 27, 2007

What are the problems posed by dwindling oil supplies? What are the oil companies doing as oil becomes harder to find? Features Colin Campbell. Emmanuel Amara (SUNSET Presse) – A High-Risk Barrel Loading...  Read More →

Video: The War for Oil

August 19, 2007

The advocates of war insist it’s not about oil. But global oil production is on the brink of terminal decline and when the West begins to run short of supplies – Iraq could be a lifeline. David Strahan (BBC Money Programme) – The War for Oil Loading...  Read More →

Video: IRAQ: Mixing Oil & Blood

July 14, 2007

A controversial new Middle East oil law could lead to the “disintegration” of Iraq as a nation state. Two of the region’s most respected commentators, including the co-author of the new Iraq Oil Law and a former oil minister, have each expressed their “gravest concern” at what they believe could happen within their country if the law is approved in its current form. The claims are made in a hard hitting documentary on Aljazeera International’s People & Power investigative current affairs series, presented... Read article

Video: The Last Oil Shock

February 16, 2007

First shown in November 2000, this programme meets the scientists who believe that we are at the beginning of the long term decline in conventional oil production BBC – The Last Oil Shock You may need to update / download Free Real Player to view this video.  Read More →

Video: Africa: US Oil’s New Target

February 6, 2007

Cutting Edge – AFRICA: US OIL’S NEW TARGET looks at how, in its feverish search for new sources of oil, America has set its sights on Africa. In America a horror scenario appears to be looming. At some point in the next twenty years America’s indigenous oil supply will have run out, all the oil wells having been pumped dry. Securing an alternative energy supply is therefore an issue of urgency for America, which leads the world in per capita energy consumption. For the world’s military superpower, whose weaponry... Read article

Video: The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror

October 26, 2006

After assessing today’s dwindling oil reserves and skyrocketing use of oil for fuels, plastics and chemicals, “The Oil Factor” questions the motives for the U.S. wars in the Middle-East and Central Asia where 3/4 of the world’s oil and natural gas is located. With exclusive footage shot on location in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the film documents the spiraling violence now engulfing both Iraq and Afghanistan, a country conspicuously absent from the commercial media’s news segments. Loading...  Read More →

Video: Oil, Smoke & Mirrors

October 22, 2006

“Oil, Smoke & Mirrors” offers a bleaker view of present global circumstances than many of us would dare consider. It deals with issues that are largely marginalized, if not ignored, in the discourse of mainstream media and politics. However, as the film argues, it may well be that mediated political culture itself which, by sidelining some of the most challenging questions of historical truth in our time, poses the gravest threat to our future. “Oil, Smoke & Mirrors” is an independent production. The producer... Read article

Video: The Curse of Oil – Part Three: The Wilderness

May 5, 2006

As the demand for oil increases, fragile wilderness areas across the world are being opened up to oil exploration and furious debate.This programme travels from the political lobbies of Washington DC to Alaska, where the pristine landscape of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could soon be the site of extensive oil development, and on to Alberta where production of ‘The World’s Worst Oil’ is already underway. Alberta is said to posses more oil reserves in its oil sand’s than Saudi Arabia. Part three... Read article

Video: The Curse of Oil – Part Two: The Pipeline

May 5, 2006

The Caspian Sea contains some of the largest untapped energy reserves on the planet and everybody wants a share. A 1,100-mile pipeline is being built to transport the Caspian’s oil to the markets of Europe and North America. Part two – The Pipeline This programme follows the route of the new pipeline through some of the most geographically challenging and politically dangerous places on earth, as it makes its way from the Caspian to the Mediterranean Sea. Loading... You may need to update / download Free Real... Read article

Video: The Curse of Oil – Part One: Rich and Poor

May 5, 2006

Now that the oil price appears to be rising inexorably at the pumps, newspapers are full of gloomy predictions related to our increasing addiction to perishable reserves of oil. Bill Cran’s series takes a somewhat different approach. We are in fact still amply supplied with oil on planet earth. The problem is that most of it lies in what we cosseted addicts regard as the wrong places. Getting enough oil to fill George Bush’s SUV requires dealing with nasty governments or destroying the wilderness. But the relationship... Read article

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