1. The Minutemen Documentary Trailer


    from Nicholas Weissman / Added

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    In a barren desert surrounded by limitless horizon, there stands a 700 mile perforated barrier separating Us and Them. The sun sets along this rusty fence as a crusty old veteran puffs a cigarette and lowers his binoculars. The day is over and the cold night is theirs. He lowers the flag, salutes a helicopter passing through the darkness, and settles into his dusty camper for another canned meal alone on Patriot Point. In 2005, aggravated by the influx of undocumented immigrants and fed up with the lack of government involvement, the Minutemen positioned themselves along the U.S. / Mexico border. Armed, energetic, and bound by common ideals, they are a diverse, often fragmented group of disillusioned freedom fighters led by a modern day Don Quixote "Lil' Dog" and his four legged companion "Freckles". Zealous and often comical, these subjects exist in what many believe to be the realm of vigilantism. This cinema vérité documentary follows nine of these eccentric, self-appointed watchdogs as they fight to regain their sovereignty as well as their own sanity in an isolated and dangerous landscape. Filmed over the course of four years, we examine the motivations of and relationships between these conflicted patriots. With the new Arizona immigration law raising the public consciousness about border issues, The Minutemen Movie gives insight into the role citizen watchdogs play in influencing government policy. www.theminutemenmovie.com

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    • David Spriggs - The Visible Spectrum


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      DAVID SPRIGGS - The Visible Spectrum 2015. 4 minute loop. 1097 x 487 cm / 434 x 192 inches A digital video projection installation which first premiered at Arsenal Montreal for Spriggs solo exhibition PRISM. 3D modeling by David and Ian Spriggs http://www.davidspriggs.com/the-visible-spectrum/ The title of Spriggs’ premier projection artwork, ‘The Visible Spectrum’, refers to the portion of the electromagnetic waves that can be perceived by the human eye, notably in contrast to the spectrum that can be identified with the use of technology. Examining the limits of human vision in this way begs the viewer to consider that which is visible in contrast to that which is unseen. Inspired by the layering process employed in his other artworks, every frame of the video is a static cross-section of the subject, each like an abstract painting of a different layer of a semi-truck and its contents. The work depicts a scale representation of a Mercedes Benz transport truck, complete with an accurate representation of the internal mechanics, and approximately 100 life-size figures in the trailer. As the viewer watches the length of the animation they travel through the truck from one side to the other and back again in a perfect loop. As part of the exhibition ‘PRISM’, the work adds to the conceptual framework of the show for which the title references both the optical device that separates light into the spectrum of colour and the National Security Agency surveillance program. ‘The Visible Spectrum’ brings to mind border controls, issues with illegal substances and immigration, as well as the raging debate over national security vs. civil liberties. The animation presents a reimagined vision of a semi-truck and trailer under X-ray in a way that is not possible with the existing technology that only provides very low-quality imagery on a single plane. Influenced by the electromagnetic spectrum the people inside the trailer are depicted in a manner reminiscent of a combination of CT scans, MRIs, and thermal images. In this artwork, technology and the human body are placed in opposition to one another. The semi-truck is represented in a very cool, dark blue while inside the trailer the viewer witnesses an ever-changing dance of forms that becomes hypnotic, like a symphony of colours that expands and contracts. An underlying sense of unease and tension is ingrained in the artwork, stemming from the disembodied effect created by the cross-sectional images that present the viewer with the internal structures of the occupants from their muscle masses to their skeletal systems. Similar to the other works in the exhibition, there exists with this projection artwork a hybrid quality that oscillates between the flatness of an image and an imagined third dimension. Unlike Spriggs’ other works however where the individual layers are displayed together as a whole, the layers of ‘The Visible Spectrum’ are animated and it is the memory of the previous frames that ultimately enable the viewer to create the 3D image in their mind. Text by Heidi Schmeiser

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      • President Obama Speaks on Comprehensive Immigration Reform


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        President Obama speaks on the need for comprehensive immigration reform and outlines a proposal for a fair, effective and commonsense immigration system.

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        • Tunneling the Border


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          Andy Ramirez, national correspondent for Liberty News Network, comments on how the technology is available to secure our borders against tunnels and smuggling, but for some reason, is of no interest to those in charge of the agencies.

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          • Border Patrol Dues Money Goes to Open Borders and Liberal Politicians


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            In another exclusive Liberty News Network report, Andy Ramirez details how Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz was given little legal support in his political persecution trial instigated by Mexico, even as his organization's money have been used to promote open borders politicians across California and elsewhere. Brought to you by Liberty News Network - a project of The John Birch Society Be kind and subscribe to our channel! More news at: http://www.libertynewsnetwork.tv Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/​LibertyNewsNetwork Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/​LibertyNewsNet

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            • Interview with Congressman Steve King on Border Security


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              Andy Ramirez, national correspondent for Liberty News Network, interviews Congressman Steve King (Iowa - 5th District) on illegal immigration, border security, and more.

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              • Border Security, Government Corruption, and the 112th Congress


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                Andy Ramirez, national correspondent for Liberty News Network, provides timely analysis on the 112th Congress, along with key committees and subcommittees that must be held accountable to deal with border security and government corruption.

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                • Challenging American Sovereignty


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                  Andy Ramirez, national correspondent for Liberty News Network, offers analysis and insights on a recent Sovereign Challenge conference held in El Paso, Texas.

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                  • Protecting our borders


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                    On Wednesday 8 June, as part of our Distinguished Speaker Series, the Lowy Institute was pleased to host a speech by the Hon. Tony Abbott MHR, Leader of the Opposition, on Coalition views on border security.

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                    • La Última Frontera


                      from Alfonso Duarte / Added

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                      A look at life of one of the world's most dangerous places: The El Paso-Juarez border. By David Sanchez and Alfonso Duarte Music by Edgar Ulloa

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