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!
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
Mark your calendars! Colorado 9/11 Visibility Video and Action Meetings are held the 3rd Friday of each month in Denver.
When: Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 – 9:45 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)
*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.
7:00 – 7:15 Announcements and introductions
7:15 – 9:15 Video
9:15 – 9:45 Discussion
Mark your calendars! Boulder 9/11 Visibility Video and Action Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month.
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 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/parking/maps/documents/main_campus_parking.pdf
6:00 – 6:15 Announcements and introductions
6:15 – 8:15 Video
8:15 – 8:30 Discussion
When: Saturday, October 27, 2012, 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: Details can be seen at http://www.meetup.com/GrandJunctionInfoCinema/events/86909242/