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WATCH: Pinkwashing of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Uploaded July 11, 2012

Samantha King, author, “Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy, speaks about pinkwashing of American foreign policy in the Middle East through Breast Cancer Awareness events.

Samantha King is the author of Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy and associate professor of kinesiology and health studies at Queen’s University in Canada.

Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but where does this money go and what does it actually achieve? Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labelled a “dream cause,” becomes obfuscated by a shiny, pink story of success. 

The film is based on the 2006 book Pink Ribbons, Inc.

“Hope”- the Ultimate Distraction | Pink Ribbons, Inc. *Now Playing*

 

“WE’RE MISSING SOMETHING BIG”

 

“IF PEOPLE KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING, THEY WOULD BE REALLY PISSED OFF”

 

“WE HAVE TO BE AWARE OF THE LIES WE’RE BEING FED”

Note from editor: And not immune to the same phyops strategically embedded in all corporate funded “advocacy” straight across the board (think environmentalism, humanitarianism, poverty, anti-war movements, etc.), the pink ribbon campaign, “the war on cancer” has also strategically played, flourished and feasted on its victims vulnerabilities, emotions and trained passiveness. The afflicted (society as a whole), display systems of denial and complete blindness to the obvious, while the corporate machine simultaneously trains members of society to “be good citizens” by not voicing concerns or questioning the obvious. Rather, keep your mouth shut, smile and shell out some cash. If you don’t conform into this mindset, the silent yet very real framing of “shame on you, don’t you like women? don’t you love your Mother, your sister, your wife … your daughter???” closes in on one from all sides.

Synopsis: “Indignant and subversive, Pink Ribbons, Inc. (based on the book by Samantha King) resoundingly pops the shiny pink balloon of the breast cancer movement/industry, debunking the ‘comfortable lies’ and corporate double-talk that permeate the massive and thus-far-ineffectual campaign against a disease that claims nearly 60,000 lives each year in North America alone.”

For more information on this documentary film please visit the following websites:

http://tiff.net/filmsandschedules/tiff/2011/pinkribbonsinc

http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/collection/film/?id=57943

Burzynski The Movie – Cancer Is Serious Business

By far, one of the most important films of the 21st century.

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Synopsis: Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history.

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