with John Pilger
Follow the Money on Apr 17, 2017
In this interview, economist and founder of Followthemoney.com, Jerry Robinson, discusses the potential threat of nuclear war between East and West. In his latest film, The Coming War on China, John Pilger reveals that the United States and China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war. The film is both a warning and an inspiring story of resistance.
With over 60 titles to his credit, award-winning journalist and documentary film maker John Pilger joins Jerry for a discussion of his latest documentary, “The Coming War on China”, in which he reveals that the United States and China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war. Key points include:
– The true origin of “Bikini”
– The helpless, unsuspecting victims in the Marshall Islands
– The depth of willful ignorance on the part of the U.S. elites
– The true issues on the Korean Peninsula
– The lost art of diplomacy
– Is the war in Asia inevitable?
– Is war real to this generation of Americans?
ABOUT THE FILM
A nuclear war between the United States and China is not only imaginable but a current ‘contingency’, says the Pentagon. Filmed over two years across five potential flashpoints in Asia and the Pacific, THE COMING WAR ON CHINA reveals the build-up to war on more than 400 US military bases that encircle China in a ‘perfect noose’.
Using rare archive and remarkable interviews with witnesses, Pilger’s film discloses America’s secret history in the region – the destruction wrought by the equivalent of one Hiroshima every day for 12 years, and the top secret ‘Project 4.1’ that made guinea pigs of the population of the Marshall Islands.
In key interviews from Pentagon war planners to members of China’s confident new political class, who rarely feature in Western reports, Pilger’s film challenges the notion and propaganda of China as a new ‘enemy’.
THE COMING WAR ON CHINA is also a film about the human spirit and the rise of an extraordinary resistance in faraway places. On the island of Okinawa, home to 32 US bases, the population is challenging the greatest military power in the world. On the Korean island of Jeju, villagers block the entrance to a new nuclear naval base, with its missiles aimed at China.
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