Monday, April 29, 2013

Dirty Wars - Jeremy Scahill

A new docudrama, Dirty Wars, about the Joint Special Operations Command, a division of the US Military that does global assassinations, is coming to San Diego. We have a unique opportunity to screen this film in San Diego, on May 2nd, at Hoover High School Auditorium. Event starts at 7PM, be early. 

As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, 
he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams “find, fix, and finish” their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the “kill list,” including U.S. citizens.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jeremy Scahill - "Dirty Wars"

The World Is a Battlefield: Obama’s Expanding Drone Attacks

Amy Goodman interviews Jeremy Scahill on his new book "Dirty Wars"
and exposes the heroism of Bradley Manning and Wikileaks.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

American Death Squads in Iraq

The CIA’s “Mystery Man” in Baghdad: Salvador-Style Death Squads in Iraq

Documentary on death squads, torture, secret prisons in Iraq

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Image: Retired Col. James Steele
Official Washington has long ignored the genocide and terrorism that Ronald Reagan inflicted on Central America in the 1980s, making it easier to genuflect before the Republican presidential icon. That also helped Reagan’s “death squad” tactics resurface in Iraq last decade.
A recent British documentary Death squads, torture, secret prisons in Iraq, and General David Petraeus are among the featured atrocities in a new British documentary – “James Steele: America’s Mystery Man in Iraq” – the result of a 15-month investigation by Guardian Films and BBC Arabic, exploring war crimes long denied by the Pentagon but confirmed by thousands of military field reports made public by WikiLeaks.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Drone Man Protest

Apparently, it is OK for the US Government to use drones to assassinate US Citizens, but you need a permit to fly your own drone over the the 'Drone Man' in La Jolla.

Early Friday, about 40 protesters organized by the group CodePink descended on an upscale La Jolla neighborhood to stage a street demonstration in front of the home of Neal Blue, chief executive officer of General Atomics, which manufactures the Predator drone.

At Blue’s gated home, protesters had to abort plan to fly a small, drone-like vehicle equipped with a camera of the house. San Diego police stopped the craft’s operator, saying no permit for such a flight had been secured.

The group conducted a similar demonstration later Friday at General Atomics La Jolla offices before moving to Northrop Grumman in Kearny Mesa, whose products include the Global Hawk.

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