NEW FROM CHRISTIE BOOKS:
SALT OF THE EARTH:
Despite its name Christie Books is much more a film provider today than it is a book distributer. The latest item that thay have provided is a free viewing of the classic film 'Salt of the Earth' . This film was made during the mid-50s in the USA by people who had been blacklisted during the Mccarthyite witch hunts. It tells the tale of a strike carried on by immigrant workers in New Mexico. The strikers were prohibited by a court order from picketing to prevent scabs from entering the workplace, but the women of the community took up the struggle and prevented the scabs from breaking the strike and won even more. The film can be viewed at http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=1078950796 .
The Christie Books site also features a trilogy of new documentaries with the title of 'The Power of Nightmares'. These were made as a BBC documentary by Adam Curtis. They compare the rise of the American neoconservatives and the Islamist fascists, showing how much they are the same and depend upon each other. It further makes the argument that the Islamist fascist movement's importance has been greatly exaggerated for the purposes of the first movement. These films can be viewed at
1)Baby It's Cold Outside: http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=9366696
2)The Phantom Victory: http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=987353711
3)The Shadows in the Cave: http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=979366695
See Molly's review of 'The Satanic Purses' earlier on this blog for more on the myth of Al Q' aida.