Ammo for the info warrior
Inaba, Ian.

Ammo for the info warrior

Inaba, Ian.
Marshall, Stephen.
Shore, Josh.
Kanopy (Firm)

Physical Description
1 online resource (1 video file, 90 min.)

"Information is the ultimate weapon," this program proclaims. Based in New York City, Guerrilla News Network (GNN) is an independent news organization with a mission to expose young people to important global news and information free from corporate filters, through programming on the Web and on TV. GNN's news videos are 5 to 10 minute documentaries combining high-impact images, commentary by media experts, scholars, and political leaders with music cuts by top recording artists like Peter Gabriel and the Beastie Boys. Ammo for the Info Warrior features nine of GNN's most compelling news videos - covering a range of stories, from the violent diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the PR industry's manipulation of public opinion to slam poetry about the business of hip-hop. The collection includes "Crack the CIA," a controversial video examining CIA complicity in drug trafficking. This innovative educational tool introduces serious socio-political issues to a generation brought up on MTV and will serve as an ideal catalyst for discussion and debate, encouraging students to develop skills in critical thinking. Sections: The most dangerous game; The diamond life; S-11 redux; Crack the CIA; The war conspiracy; When the smoke clearz; John Stauber : democracy activist; Countdown; Robert Sterling : outlaw underground writer.

Corporate Subject
United States. Central Intelligence Agency -- History.

Subject Term
Advertising -- United States.
Advertising, Public service -- United States.
Brainwashing -- United States.
Corruption -- United States.
Diamond industry and trade -- Corrupt practices -- Sierra Leone.
Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990.
Mass media and art.
Mass media and business.
Mass media and public opinion -- United States.
Mass media and youth.
Mass media criticism -- United States.
Music trade -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Petroleum industry and trade -- United States.
Political corruption -- United States.
Propaganda -- United States.
Propaganda, American.
Psychological warfare -- United States.
Public opinion -- United States.
Rap (Music) -- Economic aspects.
Television broadcasting of news -- Objectivity -- United States.
Television broadcasting of news -- Political aspects.
Television news programs.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Press coverage.

Added Author
Inaba, Ian.
Marshall, Stephen.
Shore, Josh.

Added Corporate Author
Kanopy (Firm)

Electronic Access
A Kanopy streaming video
Cover Image

System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Target Audience Note
Grade 9+
Higher education.

Video recording

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeStatus
Downloadable itemDOWNLOAD532206-1001URL link in catalog record