Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Monthly Meetings: “You, Me and the SPP” March 2012

What do secrecy, police provocateurs, an assault on democracy, and infringements on citizens’ rights have in common?

The answer? The Security Prosperity Partnership (SPP).

Colorado 9/11 Visibility is proud to present this month the latest, feature length, documentary film by Paul Manly, You, Me and the SPP, which exposes the latest manifestation of a corporatist agenda that is undermining the democratic authority of the citizens of North America.

Film Description:
Two processes, the Security Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and the Trade Investment Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA), are rapidly eroding and eliminating standards, civil liberties, regulatory systems, and institutions put in place over generations through the democratic process. Proponents of the SPP and TILMA say that they are needed to keep trade flowing; opponents say these agreements not only undermine the democratic authority of citizens, they threaten the sovereignty of the three nations through the integration of military, security structures, and regulatory regimes.

If you cannot join us, you can see the trailer and purchase the DVD at the film’s website.

A few quotes from the film:
“… after the shock of Sept 11 … that crisis was expertly manipulated by our political leaders to push through a range of policies they actually had wanted to push through before Sept 11, but didn’t have the political conditions that made that possible.”  Naomi Klein, Canadian award-winning journalist, author

“…if we go along with the Americans on their military, on their human rights, on their Patriot Act, on immigration and refugee policy, on energy, on all kinds of regulations over pesticides or whatever, then they will allow us access to their markets.”  Gordon Laxer, Director, The Parkland Institute, Alberta

“… what the SPP really represents is a parallel government, so that the important decisions are either made outside of parliament and outside of legislatures or they make it impossible for those kinds of decisions to be made in those legislative bodies, so that democracy is slowly being gutted.”  Murray Dobbin, Canadian author, journalist

“The ultimate goal, quite obviously, is to create such tight integration that effectively we only have one North American political, security, military and economic place – that there really are no differentials between this country and the country next door.”  Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair, Global Politics and International Law, UBC

“The SPP is a dumbing down, a reducing of quality of life, a reducing of standards, and there is absolutely no indication in any of the documents we’ve been able to obtain through hard pushing through access to information, and through diligent work, not a single indication that we’re looking for a higher standard anywhere.”  Peter Julian, NDP International Trade Critic


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

When:   Friday, March 16, 2012, 7:00 PM
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.

Meeting Timeline:

7:00 – 7:20:  Announcements and introductions

7:20 – 8:50:  Video

8:50 – 9:30:  Discussion


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

When:  Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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

Parking: Paid parking is available on Colorado Avenue or in CU Lot 359 west of the Math Building and directly across 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.


When: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 9:00 AM
Where: Beans About Beans, 759 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506
Program: Details can be seen at