[act-ma] TONIGHT 3/15: "Stealing a Nation" - Free UPandOUT film screening - Thursday, Mar 15

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Thu Mar 15 10:28:07 PDT 2012

  "/Even if the entire Eastern Hemisphere has drop-kicked us" from every 
other base on their territory, he explained, the military's goal is to 
be able "to run the planet from Guam and Diego Garcia by 2015./" ~John 
Pike, US military 'expert'

/Stealing a Nation/
[/to build America's largest, most secret military base - from which to 
stage war against Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran]/

Thursday, March 15th, in Cambridge   [please download & distribute flyer 

A NATION is an extraordinary film about the plight of people of the 
Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Unknown to the British Parliament and to the U.S. Congress, the British 
government plotted with Washington to expel the entire population -- 
brutally, in secrecy and in breach of the United Nations Charter - to 
make way for an American military base. The base, on the main island of 
Diego Garcia, was a launch pad for the invasions of Afghanistan and 
Iraq. The Americans demanded that the islands be "swept" and "sanitized".

Diego Garcia [as of 2004] is America's largest military base in the 
world outside the US. There are more than 4,000 troops, 2 bomber 
runways, 30 warships and a satellite spy station. The Pentagon calls it 
an "indispensable platform" for policing the world.

A remarkable dossier of evidence charts one of the most shocking 
conspiracies of modern times, which continues today.

"/I have said earlier that the United States is now totally frank about 
putting its cards on the table. That is the case. Its official declared 
policy is now defined as 'full spectrum dominance'. That is not my term, 
it is theirs. 'Full spectrum dominance' means control of land, sea, air 
and space and all attendant resources./" ~Harold Pinter

/"Are the people of the planet powerless to end this [US-led] tyranny of 
violence?/"  ~Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General

*Also showing:/We Don't Play Golf Here/
To stop construction of a corporate golf course -- "globalization" -- 
and 1,500 vacation chalets, the people of Tepoztlan confronted federal 
troops. As it has done in countless other villages throughout the world 
where people still speak indigenous languages (Nahual), corporate 
culture invaded. The "investors" constructed not just factories and 
shopping malls, but in this Morelos village, proposed to replace soccer 
with the corporate "sport" of golf, which included building 1500 
vacation chalets and a country club.

Using Mexico as an example of what much of the third world has 
experienced, film-maker Saul Landau shows how foreign investment in 
export factories distorts the native culture and environment. With 
exquisite photography, elegant editing, and original music, the film 
probes the essence of the new economic disorder.
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, Libya. Syria, Iran, 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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