Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Monthly Meetings: “Counter-Intelligence: Part 2 – The Deep State” September 2013

Note: If you missed the presentations by Lance deHaven-Smith last weekend, here is a very good ten-minute interview with him with Abby Martin on RT (Russia Today): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm3Z-cKRMN4.

This month we will show Counter-Intelligence: Part 2 – The Deep State (1 hour 25 min.). The term “deep state” was coined by author and scholar Peter Dale Scott to designate how the power of wealth influences and controls governmental policies, as opposed to the public state, which is the ostensible decision-making structure in which we participate in our democratic republic.

Each of the five parts of Scott Noble’s film Counter-Intelligence stands alone as a separate film. In the first part, we learned the history of the CIA. In this second part, we learn about the relationship of the CIA with organized crime, drug trafficking, and money laundering. We will also learn about the Iran-Contra scandal, that public officials have been unable to rein in the secret government, and that President Obama has aggressively punished more governmental whistle-blowers than all other presidents combined, even though the core purpose for the First Amendment of our Constitution is the protection of people who expose governmental misconduct.

Please join us! The accolades below speak for themselves about Scott Noble’s excellent film.

“Scott Noble may have outdone himself with Counter Intelligence. The Psywar filmmaker amassed a tour de force of power elite and deep state scholars weighing in and synthesizing decades of research. From the rise of the national security state and mass proliferation of state/corporate propaganda to the normalization of constant, now remote (drone) warfare and the ongoing decay of constitutional rights, Noble lays out some of the most significant, yet oft overlooked or outright censored information about one of the most significant issues of our times–Black-Ops. Noble helps expose the real conspiracies of the powerful factually, transparently, and responsibly. It’s a film that should be screening across the US, but given the nature and subject of the film, don’t count on it. Share and show it far and wide. Counter-Intelligence would be an excellent addition to college classes on political science, history, sociology, or critical thinking to spark debate and discussion, utilizing what’s left of our First Amendment rights while we still can.”
Mickey Huff
Director, Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation and Professor of Social Science and History, Diablo Valley College“A beautifully crafted and thought provoking journey through America’s secret wars.”
Trevor Paglen
Author, The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World“An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker, Counter-Intelligence shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and unconstitutional ‘deep state’ in which multiple competing chains of command—all but one illegal—hijack government capabilities and taxpayer funds to commit crimes against humanity in our name. Anyone who cares about democracy, good government, and the future will want to watch all five segments of this remarkable film.”
Robert David STEELE Vivas
CIA, USMC, OSS, Earth Intelligence Network and Founder, Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog“Sunshine is the best disinfectant. With Counter-Intelligence, Scott Noble is here to clean house.”
Stephen Lendman

Veterans Today
“A compelling, prodigious work,”
Kathy Christison
Former CIA Officer

“A groundbreaking, much needed review of the structure and operational capability of America’s intelligence bureaucracy.”
Bo Filter
Author of The Cause of Wars and Aggression

There will be a discussion of the film after the showing.

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DENVER

Mark your calendars!  Colorado 9/11 Visibility Video and Action Meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each month in Denver.

When: Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Where: Hooked on Colfax Coffee-Books-Community, 3213 E. Colfax Ave., Denver  (303-398-2665) (1/2 mile west of Colorado Blvd., between Adams and Steele, on north side of Colfax) (Map)

*Admission is free, donations are welcome, and buy a beverage from Hooked on Colfax to support them*

Please observe the parking signs: Steele St., 16th Ave., and Colfax Ave. usually have available parking spaces.

Meeting Timeline:
7:00 – 7:20  Announcements, introductions
7:20 – 8:50  Video
8:50 – 9:30  Discussion

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BOULDER

Mark your calendars!  Boulder 9/11 Visibility Video and Action Meetings are normally held the 4th Wednesday of each month.

When: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: University of Colorado, Boulder, Math Building, Room 350, third floor, northeast corner

Parking: Free parking is available after 5:00 PM on Colorado Avenue or in CU Lot 359 due west of the Math Building (but very competitive when school is in session).  Paid parking ($3 flat fee) is available in Lot 360 directly across the street from Folsom Field Stadium.

Directions: From 28th St., turn west on Colorado Ave.; go through the lights at Regent St. and Folsom Avenue.  The Mathematics Building will be on your left at the Folsom intersection, although you must proceed west to the parking lots and walk back to the building.  http://www.colorado.edu/pts/sites/default/files/attached-files/UCB_ParkingMap2012-13_WEB_1.pdf

Meeting Timeline:
6:00 – 6:30  Announcements, introductions
6:30 – 8:00  Video
8:00 – 8:30  Discussion

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GRAND JUNCTION

Attention: There will be no meeting this month in Grand Junction!

When: Normally on a Saturday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Where: Beans About Beans, 759 Horizon Drive (located by Enzo’s Pizza, across from Grand Vista Hotel), Grand Junction, CO (Map)

Program: None this month

Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Monthly Meetings: “Counter-Intelligence: Part 1 – The Company” August 2013

Please join us for the first segment of Counter-Intelligence: Part 1 – The Company. (1 hour 18 min.) The accolades below speak for themselves about this amazing work.

counter-intelligence-film“Scott Noble may have outdone himself with Counter Intelligence. The Psywar filmmaker amassed a tour de force of power elite and deep state scholars weighing in and synthesizing decades of research. From the rise of the national security state and mass proliferation of state/corporate propaganda to the normalization of constant, now remote (drone) warfare and the ongoing decay of constitutional rights, Noble lays out some of the most significant, yet oft overlooked or outright censored information about one of the most significant issues of our times–Black-Ops. Noble helps expose the real conspiracies of the powerful factually, transparently, and responsibly. It’s a film that should be screening across the US, but given the nature and subject of the film, don’t count on it. Share and show it far and wide. Counter-Intelligence would be an excellent addition to college classes on political science, history, sociology, or critical thinking to spark debate and discussion, utilizing what’s left of our First Amendment rights while we still can.”
Mickey Huff
Director, Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation and Professor of Social Science and History, Diablo Valley College

“A beautifully crafted and thought provoking journey through America’s secret wars.”
Trevor Paglen
Author, The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World

“An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker, Counter-Intelligence shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and unconstitutional “deep state” in which multiple competing chains of command—all but one illegal—hijack government capabilities and taxpayer funds to commit crimes against humanity in our name. Anyone who cares about democracy, good government, and the future will want to watch all five segments of this remarkable film.”
Robert David STEELE Vivas
CIA, USMC, OSS, Earth Intelligence Network and Founder, Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog

“Sunshine is the best disinfectant. With Counter-Intelligence, Scott Noble is here to clean house.”
Stephen Lendman [Read more…]

Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Meetings: “Lifting the Veil” October 2012

Lifting the Veil (1 hour, 55 minutes)

As election day approaches, we will present this long-overdue documentary by Scott Noble (PsyWar) exposing the deadly hypocrisy of the U.S. political system. The film argues that we will not achieve any meaningful change through the electoral system, and that a systemic overhaul is necessary for a truly democratic republic. Contrary to all we have been taught, democracy cannot survive hand in hand with our current form of capitalism.

President Barack Obama is the best example of this thesis. We see his beautiful (and seemingly sincere) campaign promises, and then his proactively breaking each promise. As with the majority of campaigning politicians, he makes promises that the people want to hear, but once in office, does the exact opposite: he supports the interests of the corporations who paid for his campaign.

According to Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report: Obama is not merely a continuation of the Bush administration’s war policies. He has accelerated the descent into a war economy. If Obama remains in office, he is on track to become the biggest pro-war president in U.S. history.

If we believe that he removed all troops from Iraq, Lifting the Veil will aid us in understanding how we have been deceived. If we still believe he is the “lesser of the two evils,” and–for only one example–has stopped torture, this film will remove the thick wool from our eyes. In fact, as evidenced by this documentary, Obama has accelerated our descent into corporate fascism. So what can we do?

Please join us in a lively discussion afterward during which we can pick up where the film leaves off in sharing our own ideas regarding solutions to this crucial question. Or if you disagree with the premise of this film, please share that as well!

If you are unable to join us, you may see the film online here. Many of the statements in the film about Obama can be found here, with sources for those statements.

We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of the few, but we can’t have both.       ~ Louis D. Brandeis, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1916 – 1939)

The U.S. now has, by far, the most unequal distribution of wealth or income than any major country on earth.    ~Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator, Vermont [Read more…]