Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Meetings: “Genetic Roulette” and “Unequal Justice” November 2012

Two videos will be shown this month.

(1) Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives  (85 min)

From studying 9/11, most become aware that the corruption within our government has reached draconian lows. Our featured documentary this month reveals another example of this corruption. This time our health is at stake.

Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and of all future generations was put at risk by an infant technology.

After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves.

This seminal documentary by Jeffrey Smith, author of the world’s best-selling book on GMOs, Seeds of Deception, provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.

We will have copies of this film available for a donation at this showing, but if you are unable to join us, you may watch the film online, and you may purchase it here.  When you purchase the film, you will receive a bonus DVD, Seeds of Freedom, which contains the following informative specials:

Seeds of Freedom (28 min)
Narrated by Jeremy Irons, produced by The Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network, this landmark film shows how the story of seed at the hands of multinationals has become one of loss, control, dependence and debt.

The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods (42 min)
Jeffrey Smith presents a concise, hard-hitting talk to more than 800 healthcare practitioners at Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrated Medicine conference in 2011.

The Politics of GMOs (16 min)
This presentation excerpt describes the unholy alliance between the US government and Monsanto, as well as some highlights of Monsanto’s dark history.

12 Short Public Service Announcements


(2) Unequal Justice: The Relentless Rise of the 1% Court (20 min)

This short film explores the growing pro-corporate bias in key Court decisions and their real-world impact on ordinary Americans. Steadily and relentlessly, the Court has been transformed into an institution that frequently serves the interests of the wealthiest one percent. [Read more…]

Denver, Boulder, and Grand Junction Monthly Meetings: “GASLAND: Can You Light Your Water on Fire?” Jan./Feb. 2012

Please note that in Denver we will begin at 6:45 PM.

We will present two films this month.

First, in honor of “Occupy the Courts Day,” organized around the nation by Move to Amend, we will show the 15-minute documentary, A Question of Integrity: Politics, Ethics, and the Supreme Court.  (Be sure to join the OTC rally and march in Denver, which will begin at 10:30 AM, Friday, January 20, on the west steps of the Capitol.)

Narrated by actor, director, and activist Edward James Olmos, this film examines the growing concerns about ethically questionable and overtly political behavior exhibited by some Supreme Court justices and explores the need to apply the same ethical standards that govern all other judges in the federal court system as well as those seated on our nation’s highest court.  For example, Justices Scalia and Thomas allegedly attended a closed-door retreat hosted by Koch Industries, a corporation that supported and benefited from the Citizen United’s decision, which recently dismantled campaign finance laws.

Second, we will show the acclaimed film Gasland (1 hour 40 minutes), which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the “Special Jury Prize Documentary.”  This film exposes the devastating environmental effects of horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking,” a means of tapping shale deposits containing natural gas that were previously inaccessible by conventional drilling techniques used by the oil and gas industry.

Coloradans have become increasingly concerned as the use of fracking has expanded along the Front Range, with thousands of wells planned for areas surrounding the cities of Denver, Longmont, and Colorado Springs, as well as within some of our state parks.

Why the concern?  This is what Gasland makes abundantly clear: [Read more…]