Magazine article New Internationalist

Not in My Name Produced by Platform Films and TV Choice

Magazine article New Internationalist

Not in My Name Produced by Platform Films and TV Choice

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Even though the media glare has moved elsewhere, the war in Afghanistan continues and -- according to George Bush -- is `only just beginning'. This professionally produced independent video combines comment from leading figures of the Left such as John Pilger and Tony Benn, along with interviews with anti-war demonstrators and activists, TV news footage and a script by writer Tariq Ali. It takes a critical look at media coverage and overturns the war's principal myths.

Essentially the film shows that rather than dealing with the root causes of terror by addressing the genuine grievances of Muslim peoples, the US undertook an indiscriminate bombing campaign that has very likely killed more civilians than were killed in the US on 11 September, inflaming anti-American feeling across the Muslim world and making the possibility of future terrorist attacks against the US and Britain more likely. …

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