[act-ma] 9/15: "CointelPro 101" - Free UPandOUT film screening / followed by SPECIAL EVENT at 7:30: Sen Mike Gravel talks about Citizen's 9/11 Commission Campaign

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Tue Sep 6 09:32:55 PDT 2011

  Invisible Fist, ReOpen 9-11

Thursday, Sept 15, in Cambridge [please download flyer: color 
<http://rule19.org/download-film/film-110915-cointelpro-101-911.pdf> OR 
for greyscale printing 

*Note times for 2 separate events - same day, same location:*
doors will open at 6:15 for ContelPro 101, and again at 7:25pm for Sen 
Mike Gravel's presentation
6:15 - 7:20pm:*
1)  The invisible fist: a film screening of /Cointel Pro 101/

Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright 
murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. 
Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence PROgram 
carried out to survey, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice 
movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. 
Many of the government's crimes are still unknown.

Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses 
first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an 
educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws 
relevant lessons for the present and future. America's regimes are 
prepared to deploy COINTELPRO-like repression whenever popular movements 
threaten the established order.

COINTELPRO 101 is nothing like the all-too-common soft, liberal 
documentary... It is a film that makes plain the fact that all of your 
problems of today, from war, to incarceration, to banking crises, 
joblessness and environmental catastrophe, still exist because movements 
to do away with them suffered and continue to suffer the greatest levels 
of repression from the most powerful state apparatus in world history. 
And worse still, as Black Panther Party veteran Kathleen Cleaver states 
unequivocally, unlike the official Counter Intelligence Program of 
previous decades, today's version is perfectly legal.

"/Many of the techniques used would be intolerable in a democratic 
society even if all of the targets had been involved in violent 
activity, but COINTELPRO went far beyond that./" ~ Final report of the 
Select Committee to study governmental operations, 1976

" /We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat 
now./" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr

2)  Sen Mike Gravel on reopening an investigation into 9/11

SENATOR MIKE GRAVEL will speak on the National Initiative for an 
independent investigation of 9/11, and on the Birth of the Citizens 9/11 
Commission Campaign. 9-11cc.org <http://9-11cc.org>

Excerpt from the forum: "A New Path to Peace and Prosperity"  May 11, 
2011 -  Oakland, California:

"I personally feel in my heart of hearts that if we can expose the 
dishonesty, the criminality that existed on 9/11 - if we can expose that 
what will happen is we can change the American psyche and maybe for once 
people will begin to question authority.  That's possible.

You're not going to get an investigation from the Congress, from the 
Obama administration.  It's just not going to happen.  And if it did it 
would be another cover-up.  So that's a red herring.  We don't' even 
want to go there.

So when you look at the body politic, you say, "Well, how can we bring 
something about?"  Well, we're fortunate enough, as a result of the 
courageous leadership of politicians and progressives 100 years ago, to 
have 24 states that have initiative laws, where people can make laws.   
California [and Massachusetts] is one of them. "

"/Those of us who've seen the threads break loose bear a responsibility 
to help unravel the whole tangle of deceit. Restorative truth is out 
there: a truly independent inquiry
will bring it to light./"  --Dr. Paul Rea, author, /*Mounting Evidence: 
Why We Need a New Investigation of 9/11*/

243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
*rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos/>*

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
free film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]

"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education./" ~ 
Malcolm X

*UPandOUT film series - see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos/>*

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, So America, etc etc - for 
billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for the loss 
of liberty and civil rights...

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