[act-ma] Thursday 5/16: "The Truth Game" & "Searching for Steele" - Free UPandOUT film screening

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Wed May 15 11:31:41 PDT 2013

Double header;
Showing Thursday, May 16, in Cambridge [please download & distribute 
flyer <http://rule19.org/download-film/film-130516-Truth%20Game.pdf>]

  /The Truth Game


John Pilger looks at world-wide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms 

After 2 American atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 
1945 -- code-named 'Fat Man' and  'Little Boy' -- *President Truman* 
said: /"The experiment has been an overwhelming success*.*"**/*
Pilger*: /"These were words used to describe the awful and horrific 
carnage of nuclear war. By using reassuring, even soothing language, 
this new kind of propaganda created acceptable images of war and the 
illusion that we could live securely with nuclear weapons."/

This film examines official 'truths' in connection with the bombing of 
Hiroshima, the build-up of arms by Russia and America, the siting of 
nuclear bases by the US in Britain and Europe, the $$$ billions of US 
money spent on weapons ... a NATO 'limited' nuclear and chemical war 
exercise in West Germany, which Pilger describes as "a dry run for the 

Gentle words—reassuring and soothing language—used to describe the 
carnage of war? Lethal weapons are “*modernized systems*”. Nuclear 
weapons are called  ”*deterrents*”. The worst of Hiroshima was never 
shown. The story was tightly controlled. The one reporter who managed to 
get in without being controlled was censored.

Will it surprise you to know that survival of the people is not even 
considered in the planning for nuclear war? That everything we’re told 
to do in the event of such a war is designed to keep us from causing 
trouble, not to help us survive?

This video by the ever-brilliant John Pilger tells the story of the 
nuclear arms race from a unique point of view—the truth. This is how “we 
the people” have been manipulated.

/"Full Spectrum Dominance/" ~ US Air Force Master Plan for space

/"In your face from outer space/"  ~motto, US Space Warfare Center

/"The role of the U.S. in the new world corporate order ... means 
endless wars and weapons in space. The Pentagon will send our kids off 
to foreign lands to suppress opposition to corporate globalization. How 
will we ever end America's addiction to war and violence .../" ~ Bruce 
Gagnon, co-producer Arsenal of Hypocrisy

"/It is not viable for one country to demand a right to increase and 
upgrade its nuclear weapons while asking others to eliminate theirs."/ 
~John Bruton

"/As for the assertion that nuclear weapons prevent wars, how many more 
wars are needed to refute this argument? Tens of millions have died in 
the many wars that have taken place since 1945/".  ~Joseph Rotblat

"/Nuclear weapons offer us nothing but a balance of terror, and a 
balance of terror is still terror/". ~George Wald

    *The US has and has used 3 three types of WMD*:

nuclear weapons, chemical weapons and biological weapons.
•    The US is the only country to have used nuclear weapons on people.
•    The US used chemical weapons in World War I.
•    The US secretly developed the atomic weapon during the 1940s under 
the title "Manhattan Project".
•    The US used chemical weapons on the Vietnamese; it used them on Iraqis.
•    The US started a  secret bio-weapons program in the '40s;
       in 1943 the U.S. Army Biological Warfare Laboratories were 
established at Fort Detrick in Maryland.
       Noam Chomsky claimed that evidence implicates the U.S in 
biological warfare in Cuba.
       In 1971 the first serious outbreak of swine flu in the Western 
Hemisphere occurred in Cuba.
•    North Korean and Chinese officials allege that the US engaged in 
biological warfare in North Korea during the Korean War;
      testing in 2010 by Professor Mori Masatak confirmed this.
      In 1952 the Chinese and North Koreans insinuated that mysterious 
outbreaks of disease in North Korea and China were due to U.S. 
biological attack.
•    The US has the largest number of deployed nuclear weapons in the 
world - with 300 more than Russia.

  /Searching for Steele/

    James Steele - America's Mystery Man in Iraq

*[this added feature subject to change]*
Reveals the US Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres

This BBC-Guardian expose uses WikiLeaks to link Iraq torture centers to 
U.S. Col. Steele & Gen. Petraeus.

A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how 
retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El 
Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing 
US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres 
in Iraq.

Another special forces veteran, Colonel James Coffman, worked with 
Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been 
sent into Iraq to organize the Iraqi security services.

Materials available, including the booklet:-- /US Death Squads and 
Torture Centers/

doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
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 encouraged]*

"/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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