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June (3 posts)

  1. The Undead Henrietta Lacks And Her Immortal Dynasty

    Friday 25 June 2010, 19:46

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    I have always been fascinated by the story of Henrietta Lacks.

    Henrietta was an African American woman from Baltimore who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Before she died some of her cancerous tissue was taken - without her permission - and the cells have been reproducing in laboratories around the world...

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  2. BP AND THE AXIS OF EVIL

    Saturday 19 June 2010, 19:56

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    BP is accused of destroying the wildlife and coastline of America, but if you look back into history you find that BP did something even worse to America.

    They gave the world Ayatollah Khomeini.

    Of course there are many factors that led to the Iranian revolution, but back in 1951 the Anglo-Iranian Oil...

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  3. 21 Miles Off The Coast of Palestine

    Wednesday 2 June 2010, 18:47

    Adam Curtis Adam Curtis

    Here is a strange echo from history.

    It is a documentary made by the BBC in 1973 about the story of the ship, the Exodus.

    It was the ship full of Jewish refugees - many of them survivors of the Holocaust - that tried to break the British blockade of Palestine in 1947. The participants from both sides...

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