The 90's, episode 218: GLOBAL WARRING
01:29 Keven Heuer by Dee Dee Halleck. Halleck interviews 19-year-old U.S. Marine Keven Heuer while in a plane taking him to the Persian Gulf. "I'm going over there. I may die. You have to prepare yourself for that." 02:47 "A Matter of Conscience" by John Luvender. Bill Short is a Vietnam veteran who collects oral histories and photographs of people who resisted the war, like he eventually did. "Part of me carries some guilt for not having fulfilled my sense of duty...I felt my youth had been stolen from me...I think the greatest strength about this country is we have that freedom of conscience. I think one of the things our project does is it fills a void in the historical perspective. It's important we have a complete understanding of that war so that we know if we get into war again the reasons are clear. The greatest disservice we can do to future generations is be quiet about what the war is really about." 12:54 More from Keven Heuer. Heuer casts gloom on the Persian Gulf crisis: "I don't think they'll use nuclear weapons except as a last resort. If Saudi Arabia wants to use chemical warfare, as we know they are well capable of doing, we'd have no other choice but to use nuclear weapons." 13:29 "Viva Futbolito" by Robbie Leppzer/Turning Tide Productions. A profile of a group called "Footbaggers for Peace" who use footbag as means to bridge relations with the people of Central America. "The young people in [The U.S.] are playing footbag, enjoying footbag, so it symbolizes what is hip, what's cool and fun, what's in style; yet it also ties into this historical love of foot games that the Central Americans have. The footbag is quite incidental to what we're doing. It happens to be a good median to break the ice. What we're doing here is planting seeds for an alternative relationship between Gringos and Central Americans. It gives me hope that common citizens can do something." 28:10 "Malvin Hobley" by Jimmy Sternfield. In Denver, Malvin Hobley, an African-American in his early twenties, warns against getting involved in gangs. "We have so much negative looking at the black male. Anything that happens, either a black male did it or it's gang related. You know it's not true. I know it's not true. What the media needs to do is get on the hype tip and find out what's getting these young boys and these young girls into this gang business. If they wanted to stop it, it would have been stopped by now. It's just a way of getting us to go against each other. It makes the job easier for them if you know what I'm talking about. There's a better way we can go." 30:14 "Tortilla" by Turning Tide Productions. Guatemalan women make tortillas. 31:22 More from Keven Heuer. "My job is to go out and report the size, activities, weapons, vehicles, things that nature to the battalion. We will be behind enemy lines before the actual combat would happen." 31:53 Leslie Marie Watson of Amnesty International at Louisiana State University comments on "the strong and broad-based" antiwar sentiment throughout the nation and the need to channel that sentiment into a persuasive "no blood for oil" message to President Bush and Congress. 32:48 "The Party's Over" by Steve Schecter. Juxtaposed with music from Moscow street musicians, scenes from protests during the 28th Congress of the Communist Party reflect the new freedom of expression allowed in the USSR. An ex-KBG leader and current populist hero due to his criticism of that agency addresses a crowd. "The U.S. influenced me not by it's materialist wealth, but it influenced me as I saw the black population in the '60s rise for their rights and achieve justice for at least a large part of their people." 43:58 "Swords Into Plowshares" by Terry Moyemont. In Vizari, Crete, a blacksmith makes a plow, then watches video of himself at work, prompting shots of ouzo for everyone. 46:05 More from "Kevin Heuer." "The Philippines cannot survive without our military bases there. The communists don't want us there. When our lease is up they may try to stir something up. If they do it could be a real hairy situation over there." 50:36 "North Korea 1990: A Quick Trip" by Andrew Jones. An impressionistic, and one-sided look at Korea highlighted by U.S. atrocities during the Korean War. 56:03 "Todd Alcott" by Skip Blumberg. The 90's regular Todd Alcott rants: "The end of the world. I'm awake, I'm alive. That's why the end of the world hasn't come yet. I'm breathing. If I inhale and exhale I can keep the world from ending... I don't mind doing it for people. I consider it a service." 57:28 "Moscow Violin" by Skip Blumberg. A woman holds the bow while a violinist plays as end credits roll.