[act-ma] Thursday 10/16: "American Empire - an Act of Collective Madness" - Free UPandOUT film screening

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Thu Oct 2 19:35:27 PDT 2014

**an act of Collective Madness
watch the trailer! <http://www.americanempirethedocumentary.com/>

Showing Thursday, October 16, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer 

This is the story of how the American Empire affects us and the world. 
We're the victims and the enablers.

*American Empire* is an indictment on the country that has supposedly 
nurtured us, but is slowly destroying us. Beginning with the founding of 
the Federal Reserve our economy is controlled by a system of debt and 
inflation. It has become an economic empire that is destroying our 
planet and all its natural resources driven by a relentless need to 
amass money and power.

/"the first film to connect the dots"/

/"a revolution in film/" ~ Huffington Post

"/Our founding fathers broke away from an empire to found a Republic, 
but today we are once again under an empire's rule, the American Empire. 
And the goal of an empire is to exploit the world. Empires by their 
nature are never free and can not coexist with a Republic/." ~ American 
Empire, Patrea Patrick

"/We in the United States don't realize that our corporations have 
created this very subtle, very clandestine empire. It's been done in 
secret - and that's very dangerous, because democracy is based on the 
premise that you have an informed electorate, and if the electorate 
doesn't understand the most basic premise of our foreign policy --which 
is taking resources and markets from around the world --we can't vote 
intelligently, which means we can not be a true democracy./" ... /"No 
rational person assumes that we can continue on this course./" ~John 
Perkins, author, former _Economic Hit Man_

"/This system is really not working; it's really in many ways killing 
the planet./"
~ Maude Barlow, author _Blue Gold_

"/Americans don't want to think that we're an empire; we don't want to 
think that we are exerting military power and imposing it on the world. 
As a nation, our policies exist to impose our will, and very often 
financially gain from, the resources and the labor of other peoples./" ~ 
John Robbins, Earth Save [son of Baskin and Robbins founder]

"/Why do we give them that power? Wall Street, WTO, the World Bank and 
the industrial military complex rule. 'We the people' are silenced./" ~ 
John Robbins

"/The most controversial movie of the year...and quite possibly the 
decade. A gripping provocative analysis of the current state of the 
U.S., ... [it] clearly and concisely presents unpalatable facts/." 
~Screen Daily

"/People should get angry; it's OK to be angry. Where is the moral 
outrage? It's our generation that needs to say 'No More/' "
~Bob McIlvain, former history teacher from Oreland, PA; one of the most 
outspoken 9/11 family members.
[Bob's son, Robert McIlvaine, Jr. (Princeton University '97) was 
Assistant Vice-President of Media Relations for Merrill Lynch & Co. and 
died at the World Trade Center's North Tower on September 11, 2001. It 
is apparent his son was killed by an explosion, likely in the lobby. Bob 
is one of the family members who attended every 9/11 Commission hearing 
as well as numerous 9/11 Truth conferences around the world. He has 
appeared in several TV, radio and newspaper interviews, as well as the 
documentary 9/11: Press For Truth, and commercial TV spots on behalf of 
BuildingWhat.org <http://BuildingWhat.org>, calling attention to the 
mysterious collapse of building 7, NOT hit by an airplane. [I SO admire 
this guy - and anyone like him, who has the decency to show his outrage. 
Listen to him speak at the University of Hartford 
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGdt3KCIlCE>; he deserves at least that 
- from all of us.]

/"The opposite of rich is not poor; it's free. ... we need to expand our 
notions of family and community toward revolutionary solidarity that 
crosses lines of difference. The American empire wants to keep us tied 
exclusively to the nuclear family./ ... /"We live in a country in which 
words are used mostly to lull us to sleep, not to wake us up. The air is 
so heavy with rhetoric, so filled with soothing lies, that it feels to 
others as if I were doing a great violence when I seek to disrupt the 
comforting murmur. ... I am distressed about the overwhelming torpor and 
bewilderment of so many Americans. ... Our puzzlement and disappointment 
about the state of our country reveals something that we do not want to 
know about ourselves: namely, that we are afflicted with both the 
world's highest standard of living and the world's emptiest way of  
life. //... I believe it's possible for all of us to practice 
truth-telling, which is a form of revolutionary suicide in a culture 
that increasingly targets and punishes truth-tellers." /~ Lynice 
Pinkard, former pastor, current board member Share First Oakland. 
<http://sharefirst.org>  Listen to her inspirational talk on Empire, 
Race and Revolutionary Suicide 

"/This country, a huge geographical entity, has been an empire more or 
less from the word go. ..."This is the first time in recorded history 
that it has ever happened, that there is only one country, one 
empire./"  ~Tariq Ali

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 door prizes
****[donations are encouraged]
*feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed

"/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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