Roger Waters: The Occupation of the American Mind

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Previously posted April 24 2018

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay on Aug 27, 2021

A documentary film narrated by legendary musician and activist Roger Waters of Pink Floyd trains a harsh light on Israel’s decades-long propaganda war in the U.S.

This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced March 20, 2016.

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The Occupation of the American Mind

The Occupation of the American Mind on May 30, 2018

Over the past few years, Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S.

Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies.

Narrated by Roger Waters / Featuring Amira Hass, M.J. Rosenberg, Stephen M. Walt, Noam Chomsky, Rula Jebreal, Henry Siegman, Rashid Khalidi, Rami Khouri, Yousef Munayyer, Norman Finkelstein, Max Blumenthal, Phyllis Bennis, Norman Solomon, Mark Crispin Miller, Peter Hart, and Sut Jhally.

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The Occupation of the American Mind (original 84-minute version)

Media Education Foundation on June 28, 2018

The Occupation of the American Mind (45-minute version)

The Occupation of the American Mind on May 30, 2018

From the archives:

Roger Waters: War, Peace, and Music, with David Swanson and Todd Pierce

Defending the Shame of Apartheid, by Kenn Orphan

Abby Martin Confronts Sec. of State Antony Blinken Over Israeli Murder of Shireen Abu Akleh

The Spotlight on Israeli Apartheid Must Not Fade, by Kenn Orphan

There is No Getting Around It: This Is Apartheid, by Kenn Orphan

Enough is Enough: It is Time for Apartheid to End, by Kenn Orphan

Abby Martin: Gaza Fights For Freedom (2019)

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