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Recent Films: 

The Return of Navajo Boy

Nuclear Savage

Inequality for All

War on Whistle-blowers


The Wobblies


How to Start a Revolution

GASLAND Part II

American Winter

PLAYING FOR CHANGE

The Invisible War

WHITE WATER
BLACK GOLD


The Life & Music 
of Harry Stamper


ATOMIC STATES
OF AMERICA


IN MY LIFETIME

FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS

The Healthcare Movie

Rachel 

The End of Poverty?

Triangle - Remembering
the Fire

Motel Kids of
Orange County


HEIST - Who Stole 
The American Dream



Morristown In Air & Sun 

The Strangest Dream 

 BAM 6.6 

A Really
Inconvenient Truth 


The Iron Wall 

Blood in the Mobile

For Neda 

Israel and Palestine 
presentered by Sam & Ruth Neff

Battle for Marjah 
Anderson, Wonke, Davies
HBO Films 

If You Love this Planet 
Helen Caldicott Presenation
Terre Nash NFB Canada 

 The Welcome 
Kim Shelton, Director
Bill & Kim McMillan - Producers

 The Calling 
Stuart Kershaw 

 Iraq's Secret War Files
BBC Channel 4 

Pete Seda - Terrorism
and Security Abuse   

Wartorn 1861-2010
 Joni Alpert &  Matt ONeil

The Dark Side of
Chocolate (Child
Slavery)
Int'l Labor Rights
Forum 

Daniel Ellsberg:
Most Dangerous 
Man in America  

Project Kashmir
 Independent Lens

Intimidad
David Redmon &
Ashley Sabin

WHITE LIGHT/BLACK RAIN:
DESTRUC
TION  OF HIROSHIMA
AND NAGASAKI
 


Frontline: Behind Taliban Lines 

The Power of Community:
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil 

Frozen Dreams -
ICE  Raid on Portland's
 DelMonte Cannery

Howard Zinn: You Can't  Be 
 Neutral On a   Moving Train

"Health Consequences
of the Iraq War"    

"Immokalee USA"
Georg Koszulinski

PrivateArmies Al Jazeera
"Faultlines"


"Fixer"by Christian Parenti

The Last Truck     
HBO Films

"Rethink Afghanistan" 
by Robert Greenwald    

"Walking It Off:
A Veteran's Chronicle" 


Searching for Steele


Guardian Documentary Flims   50 minutes   2013

Sparked by Wikileaks' release of classified US military documents, this 2013 Guardian investigation uncovers how the Pentagon sent James Steele, a US veteran of the 'dirty wars' in Central America, to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurgents.


General David Petraeus sat at the top of the informal chain of command, with Colonel James Coffman, another special forces veteran drafted in to oversee the operation, and who describes himself as Petraeus' "eyes and ears out on the ground" in Iraq.

The US-led Iraqi torture centers and their police overlords unleashed a deadly sectarian civil war, which claimed tens of thousands of lives. Composed of violent Shia militias, the Special Police Commandos evolved into death squads that numbered over 17,000 men. From the summer of 2004 these forces were financed and equipped from a fund controlled by General Petraeus. "Retired" Colonel James Steele and Colonel James Coffman, two special forces veterans were assigned as "advisors" to this force.  The Special Police Commandos came to draw most of their recruits from violent Shia militias like the Badr Brigades. These commandos developed a fearful reputation, particularly in the Sunni community, also became involved in death squad activities.


"They knew everything that was going on there, the most horrible kinds of torture," says General Muntadher al-Samari, speaking for the first time about the US role in the interrogation units. Ten years on from the invasion, the long-term impact this paramilitary force has unleashed is a deadly sectarian militia that has helped germinate a civil war claiming tens of thousands of lives.

The remaining Sunni brigades eventually withdrew to areas and provinces  north and west of Baghdad, and became the ripe recruits that joined the recent insurgency led by the ISIL separatists currently tearing Iraq apart.
 
 
CPJ  Medford
Presents




 FREE FILM NIGHT 
 

Searching
for Steele


Film Trailer

Sept 9, Tues, 2014

7:00 PM 
Adams Room
Medford Library
10th & Central

Medford, OR 


Planned and
Potential Future CPJ

Film Showings


 Suggested Upcoming
Film Showings




1.  American Fugitive - The Truth about   Hassan  2008  (75 Min)
2.  Health Money & Fear  Hochfeld 2011  
    (90 Mn)
3.  Food, Inc.  2008   (90 Min)
4.  When the Levees Broke - Spike Lee
     (2011) 
5  What a Way to Go 2007   (2 Hrs)
6.  Which Way Home  2009   (80 Min)
7.  La Americana  2008   (65 Min)
8.  Out of Balance -Exxon & Climate 
     2008    (65 Min)
9. The Corporation (3 Parts) 2005 (105
      Min)
10. Under the Hood (World Torture) 
       2008 (2 hrs)
11. The Oath (POV)  2010 (90 Min)
12. Occupation 101 2007    (90 Min)
13  Ground Truth  2006       (72 Min)
14. Where Soldiers Come From  2011 (90
      Mn)
15. Salt of the Earth  1954  B&W (94
       Min)
16. Reclaiming Democracy  2012 (125
       Min)
17. American Fugitive 2008 (75 Min)
18. PsyWar   2010  (99 Min)