Stealing a Nation
[to build America's largest, most secret military base - from which to stage war against Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran]
Thursday, March 15th, in Cambridge [please download & distribute flyer]
STEALING A NATION is an extraordinary film about the plight of people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean.
Unknown to the British Parliament and to the U.S. Congress, the British government plotted with Washington to expel the entire population – brutally, in secrecy and in breach of the United Nations Charter - to make way for an American military base. The base, on the main island of Diego Garcia, was a launch pad for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. The Americans demanded that the islands be “swept” and “sanitized”.
Diego Garcia [as of 2004] is America's largest military base in the world outside the US. There are more than 4,000 troops, 2 bomber runways, 30 warships and a satellite spy station. The Pentagon calls it an "indispensable platform" for policing the world.
A remarkable dossier of evidence charts one of the most shocking conspiracies of modern times, which continues today.
"I have said earlier that the United States is now totally frank about putting its cards on the table. That is the case. Its official declared policy is now defined as 'full spectrum dominance'. That is not my term, it is theirs. 'Full spectrum dominance' means control of land, sea, air and space and all attendant resources." ~Harold Pinter
"Are the people of the planet powerless to end this [US-led] tyranny of violence?" ~Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General
Also showing: We Don't Play Golf Here
To stop construction of a corporate golf course -- “globalization” -- and 1,500 vacation chalets, the people of Tepoztlan confronted federal troops. As it has done in countless other villages throughout the world where people still speak indigenous languages (Nahual), corporate culture invaded. The “investors” constructed not just factories and shopping malls, but in this Morelos village, proposed to replace soccer with the corporate “sport” of golf, which included building 1500 vacation chalets and a country club.
Using Mexico as an example of what much of the third world has experienced, film-maker Saul Landau shows how foreign investment in export factories distorts the native culture and environment. With exquisite photography, elegant editing, and original music, the film probes the essence of the new economic disorder.
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
free film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]
"You can't legislate good will - that comes through education." ~ Malcolm X
UPandOUT film series - see rule19.org/videos
Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for the loss of liberty and civil rights...
Stealing a Nation & We Don't Play Golf Here (films)
Stealing a Nation