- the CIA's "Simple Sabotage Field Manual
- The Port Huron Statement - SDS publication of
Kill the Messenger
Showing Thursday, July 16, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer]
Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb.
Kill the Messenger takes place in the mid 1990s, when Gary Webb uncovered the CIA's past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold in ghettos across the country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Despite enormous pressure not to, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence, publishing his series 'Dark Alliance' in the San Jose Mercury News in 1996.
As a result Gary experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA. At that point Webb found himself defending his integrity, his family, and his life.
From Jack Balkwill's, Strange Victory: How the US Managed to Make Afghanistan the World’s Top Heroin Exporter, Counterpunch, July 9, 2015:
From Dave Lindorff's, Brought to You by the CIA: America's Drug Crisis, Counterpunch, Oct 28, 2009:
From William Blum's A brief history of CIA involvement in the Drug Trade:
doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
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 door prizes[donations are encouraged]feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed
"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...
Booklets will be available of the CIA's "Simple Sabotage Field Manual", and SDS's 1962 publication The Port Huron Statement