Festival related items
Another Voice Of Freedom with Ernst Zündel (1990s) (Documentaries)
Ernst Zundel (1939-2017) was a German-born publisher, author and civil rights activist. He was a prominent figure in the worldwide Holocaust revisionist network, and accordingly was routinely described in the mainstream media as a “notorious Holocaust denier.” He was also an unabashed admirer of Adolf Hitler, and an unapologetic defender of the legacy of Third Reich Germany. For seven years he was held behind bars, first in Canada and then in Germany, solely for the peaceful expression of non-conformist views. For some time he was the most prominent political prisoner in the western world. He was the author of countless booklets, newsletters and essays. He was a prodigious publisher, a one-man public relations firm, and an able public speaker and organizer. Energetic, tenacious and courageous, he was dauntless in struggle against apparently insurmountable odds and seemingly invincible adversaries.
The Ultimate Red Pill Remastered (2019) (Documentaries)
“Lord God, give us the strength that we may retain our liberty for our children and our children’s children, not only for ourselves but also for the other peoples of Europe, for this is a war which we all wage, this time, not for our German people alone, it is a war for all of Europe and with it, in the long run, for all of MANKIND.” – Adolf Hitler, 1942 To Adolf Hitler, evil MUST be opposed, good MUST be upheld. To pretend that the world is other than it is was self-defeating. To lie about it, or try to fool others about it was unthinkable. Once his eyes were opened to the Jews and what their policies were doing to Germany there was no question of keeping his mouth shut and going on about his business. He HAD to speak out against them. He would fight them anywhere, anytime, under any conditions, no matter what the odds. And he would fight them with all his strength of his being. I’m sure if there had been just a thousand men like Hitler in Germany at the time we’d be living in a healthy, progressive world today… But all we got were, The Jews! Documentary made by The Fascifist
Eisenhower’s Rhine Meadows Death Camps – A Deliberate Policy of Extermination (2013) (Documentaries)
The untold story of Eisenhower's Rhine Meadows Death Camps - A Deliberate Policy of Extermination of the Surrendered German forces by the Allies in post war Germany (Rheinwiesenlager). Full documentary, plus additional background information, and a memorial for the victims. A German language film, translated to English, re-edited, narrated, and published by Justice for Germans. Part 1 The 'Rheinwiesenlager' German language documentary translated into English, with additional information and interviews (50 minutes) Part 2 Deanna Spingola reads a chapter from her book dealing with the subject of these camps and provides additional background information regarding the perpetrators and their policies (30 minutes) Part 3 A Memorial March for the victims of these camps held in Remagen, Germany in 2011, also translated / narrated in English (10 minutes)
The First World Festival of Negro Arts, Dakar 1966 (Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines LUP) (Books)
Listing: World Festival of Negro Arts 1966
In April 1966, thousands of artists, musicians, performers and writers from across Africa and its diaspora gathered in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to take part in the First World Festival of Negro Arts (Premier Festival Mondial des arts nègres). The international forum provided by the Dakar Festival showcased a wide array of arts and was attended by such celebrated luminaries as Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Aimé Césaire, André Malraux and Wole Soyinka. Described by Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor, as 'the elaboration of a new humanism which this time will include all of humanity on the whole of our planet earth', the festival constituted a highly symbolic moment in the era of decolonization and the push for civil rights for black people in the United States. In essence, the festival sought to perform an emerging Pan-African culture, that is, to give concrete cultural expression to the ties that would bind the newly liberated African 'homeland' to black people in the diaspora. This volume is the first sustained attempt to provide not only an overview of the festival itself but also of its multiple legacies, which will help us better to understand the 'festivalization' of Africa that has occurred in recent decades with most African countries now hosting a number of festivals as part of a national tourism and cultural development strategy.
Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream (Books)
Listing: Human Be-In 1967
Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands like the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, Captain Beefheart, CSN, Three Dog Night, Alice Cooper, the Doors, and Love with Arthur Lee, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Judi Sill and David Blue, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn't make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Far more integrated into the scene than most would care to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson, along with his murderous entourage. Also floating about the periphery were various political operatives, up-and-coming politicians, and intelligence personnel - the same sort of people who just happened to give birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon. And all of the canyon's colorful characters - rock stars, hippies, murderers, and politicos - happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation. Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon is the very strange, but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a hippie utopia.
Hitler's War: What the Historians Neglect to Mention (2009) (Documentaries)
Hitler’s War: What the Historians Neglect to Mention is an English rendition of Hitlers Krieg? Was Guido Knopp Verschweigt by Alphart Geyer (2009). It is a 96-minute “Made in Germany” underground documentary film. It’s the first documentary ever to unabashedly explain — from the German perspective — how World War II really began, and the many efforts that were made by Hitler to avoid it, and to establish a lasting, viable and mutually acceptable peace. It documents many facts that have been deliberately left out of the “official narrative” as presented by the victorious Allies, which we have all been taught since 1945, and of which Germans especially have been constantly reminded since the war ended, with the blame entirely upon Germany’s shoulders. Many of the claims of the Allies that have been widely accepted as fact are refuted here as patently untrue, distorted, or ignored completely. The film is largely based upon the book Der Krieg der viele Väter hatte by German author and historian Gerd Schulze Rhonhof. He has also published Vorkriegsgeschichte (English: The War With Many Fathers) and Ein unvermeidlicher Krieg? — Der Weg zum 1 September 1939 (An Unavoidable War — The Path to September 1st, 1939). Rhonhof is a former high-ranking German military officer (Brigadier General in the Panzer Division) who has done, as any honest historian should, his own deep research in the war archives, and has been assisted many other historians.
Other Losses - Germany Under Allied Occupation 1945-1950 (2017) (Documentaries)
After the Second World War, the Allies betrayed their own civilizing values – the Atlantic Charter, the Four Freedoms, and the Geneva Convention, destroying the moral worth of their great victory along with their victims. More German people were killed by allied action after the war than died during the war. At the same time leaders Herbert Hoover in the USA and P.M. Mackenzie King in Canada ran a massive food relief campaign that fed the world, finally including their former enemies. Hundreds of millions of lives were saved from death by starvation. Never had such vengeance been committed; never had such mercy been shown. This film, based on James Bacque’s books, Other Losses and Crimes and Mercies, uses eyewitness accounts and documentary evidence to tell the story accurately and compassionately.
Hellstorm - Exposing the Real Genocide of Nazi Germany (2015) (Documentaries)
A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World War II. Directed by Kyle Hunt and based upon the ground-breaking book by Thomas Goodrich.
Adolf Hitler: A Last Appeal to Reason (2017) (Documentaries)
Here lie the accounts of Adolf Hitler's pleas to the world during the largest bloodshed in mankind's history, World War 2. Adolf Hitler's most poignant orations which had been buried for almost a century are now available for the world to hear. Visit the voices of the past to bear witness their side of history. The unaltered Adolf Hitler, who tried incessantly to avoid the senseless war and its continuation. Star contrast to what the Western Allies and their pet Communist regime in the East had in plans for Europe and the rest of the world. They said Adolf Hitler was a warmonger who wanted to rule the world and subjugate all non-Germanic people. They lied. This documentary is made by The Impartial Truth.
The "Stones" in the Park: The Summer of '69 and the Making of the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the (Books)
Listing: The Stones in the Park 1969
For the Rolling Stones everything changed in the summer of '69. They were no longer the blues band that Brian Jones had put together in 1962; they had stopped being a pop band and had hardly performed on stage since 1967 - and it was live that the Stones always excelled. Drug busts, fall-outs, at least one album that failed to live up to expectations and uncertainty surrounded the band. Finally on Sunday 8 June 1969 Brian Jones left the band he had founded, less than a month later he was dead. Undaunted the Stones, who have always been greater than the sum of their parts, recruited Mick Taylor to play guitar, recorded one of their greatest ever singles, they played the largest ever concert in Britain to that point and Mick Jagger, like many pop singers before him, went off to be a film star. They also became - The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. "The Stones in the Park" tells this amazing story as well as featuring many unseen photographs. Richard Havers books include Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, which won the Blues Foundation's Award For Literature in 2002. Amongst his other books with Bill Wyman are Rolling with the Stones and The Stones - A History in Cartoons. He's also written Sinatra, an illustrated biography of Frank Sinatra; co-authored My Take with Gary Barlow's and Bowie, Bolan & The Brooklyn Boy, Tony Visconti's autobiography.
Listing: Stonehenge Free Festival 1985
Singer/Songwriter/Performance Artist Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Hippy Slags, Demented Stoats, Spirits Burning) and Music Journalist Ian Abrahams (Hawkwind – Sonic Assassins, Strange Boat – Mike Scott & The Waterboys, Record Collector, R2, Vive Le Rock) present their ‘talking heads’ book on the British free festival scene of the 70s, 80s and early 90s, Festivalized. Festivalized surveys the history of the free festivals through the stories and viewpoints of those who were there. Musicians, Stage Organisers, Writers, Band Managers, Attendees, Travellers, and Landowners all bring their eye-witness accounts and first-hand experiences to this vivid document of the alternative culture at play.
While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is a chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. Hoffman pioneered the use of humor, theater, and shock value to drive home his points, and in Revolution for the Hell of It he gives firsthand accounts of his legendary adventures, from the activism that led to the founding of the Youth International Party—or "Yippies!—to the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests ("a Perfect Mess") that resulted in his conviction as part of the Chicago Seven. Also chronicled are the mass demonstrations he led in which over fifty thousand people attempted to levitate the Pentagon using psychic energy, and the time he threw fistfuls of dollar bills onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and watched the traders scramble. With antiwar sentiment once again in a furor and an incendiary political climate not seen since the book's original printing, Abbie Hoffman's voice is more essential than ever.
Steal This Book - Abbie Hoffman (Books)
A driving force behind the social revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Hoffman inspired a generation to challenge the status quo. Meant as a practical guide for the aspiring hippie, Steal This Book captures Hoffman's puckish tone and became a cult classic with over 200,000 copies sold. Outrageously illustrated by R. Crumb, it nevertheless conveys a serious message to all would-be revolutionaries: You don't have to take it anymore. "All Power to the Imagination was his credo. Abbie was the best." — Studs Terkel
Did It! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary is an oversized oral & visual history of the infamous and ubiquitous Rubin – the first ever biography of the co-founder of the Yippies, Anti-Vietnam War radical, Chicago 8 defendant, New Age/Self Help proponent, and social-networking pioneer. After a surfeit of books about Abbie Hoffman, here’s the first ever biography of his Yippie running mate Jerry Rubin! Based upon over 75 original interviews with his co-conspirators, friends and foes, this book not only explores the life and times of Rubin, but the generation that consisted of idealistic firebrands in the 1960s, segued into the Me generation in the 1970s, and became full blown capitalists engaged in the 1980s.
Listing: Burg-Waldeck Festival 1968
This book attempts to shed some light on Phil Ochs' activities during the historically rather important year of 1968. The essays deal with his performance at the Burg Waldeck festival, the events during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and his album Rehearsals for Retirement. In addition to photographs, newspaper articles and facsimiles, it also contains interviews given by Phil Ochs during his tour of Germany and Denmark.
Listing: Playboy Jazz Festival 1959
Tito Puente, the Puerto Rican king of the timbales, reigned as the master of Latin music for more than 50 years until he died in 2000. This live date at the Playboy Jazz Festival in 1994 captures the danced-charged electricity he released from the bandstand. Backed by a sizzling band of young Turks, Puente launches into his zesty, Cubop, mambo-motored, Latin-jazz-fused dance grooves. His swing on Hilton Ruiz's "New Arrival," which was also featured on the movie soundtrack Calle 54, highlights his skills on the vibraphone, while jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's standard "Little Sunflower" dances as well as trances. Only Puente could get more grooves out of the well-worn Mongo Santamaria standard "Afro-Blue." "Ti Mon Gi," his update of the famous percussion track "Ti Mon Bo" from the legendary '50s record Top Percussion, highlights the incredible conguero Giovanni Hidalgo. This CD brings back Tito Puente's magic and majesty. --Eugene Holley, Jr.
Listing: New York Pop Festival 1970
Released in 1971, The Cry Of Love revealed the new music Hendrix had been preparing for First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the ambitious double album the guitarist was working on at the time of his death. The album was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell (with assistance on Rainbow Bridge from fellow Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen). Now available for the first time on CD, fans can own The Cry Of Love, remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.
Listing: True World Order 1969
Based on the principles of Integral Yoga--living a life that is easeful, peaceful and useful - this very readable book presents the essential teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. It is a practical, lucid guideto peaceful living. All aspects of life--physical, mental and spiritual--are covered. The presentation is light, lively and entertaining; the ideas, illuminating. A fountain of wisdom that readers return to again and again.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Books)
Listing: True World Order 1969
This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new edition of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. In this classic context, Sri Swamiji offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.
The Science of Self-Realization (Books)
Listing: Mantra-Rock Dance 1967
Self-realization explained. Through the interviews, lectures, essays, and letters of this book, Srila Prabhupada exhaustively explains how to practice yoga in the modern age. Topics include karma and reincarnation, superconsciousness, how to choose a guru, Krsna and Christ, and spiritual solutions to today's social and economic problems.