THE EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES
Final Event in the Series for Spring 2010 — An evening with Project Censored:
Media Democracy in Action
Please join the co-editors of Censored 2010 for a public talk and
Truth Emergency International: Censorship, Propaganda, and American Empire
Peter Phillips, President, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored
Mickey Huff, Director, Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation
Thursday, April 22nd, 7 P.M.
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists,
1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley, CA
Doors at 6:30 P.M., lecture and discussion at 7 P.M. followed by a book signing
by the authors.
Event is a fundraiser, $5-$20, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack
of funds, wheelchair accessible.
Co-sponsors include Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored, ANSWER, World
Can’t Wait, MECA, RCP, BFUU Social Justice Committee
The series is a fund raiser in support of Flashpoints Radio, and the Media
Freedom Foundation/Project Censored Investigative Reporting Fund.
Event will be Live Videocast by NoLiesRadio
Thursday, April 22: 7pm PDT, 10pm EDT, 02:00 GMT
Truth Emergency International:
…. Censorship, Propaganda, and American Empire
THE EMPIRE, POWER, AND PROPAGANDA LECTURE SERIES: An evening
with Project Censored.
Please join the co-editors of Censored 2010, Peter Phillips and Mickey
Huff, for a public talk and discussion on the ongoing Truth Emergency and media
censorship in the US.
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, please support these
speakers by attending in person: Thursday, April 22, 2010 — 7:00pm Pacific
— Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar at Bonita, Berkeley,
From Project Censored article “State
Crimes Against Democracy”
by Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff
“New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications,
February 2010) addresses the concept of ‘State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD).
Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs
involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private
interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power.
Proven SCADs since World War II include McCarthyism (fabrication of evidence
of a communist infiltration), Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (President Johnson
and Robert McNamara falsely claimed North Vietnam attacked a US ship), burglary
of the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in effort to discredit Ellsberg,
the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, Florida’s 2000 Election (felon disenfranchisement
program), and fixed intelligence on WMDs to justify the Iraq War…Credible
scientific evidence brings into question the possibility that some aspects
of the events of 9/11 involved State Crimes Against Democracy. Psychologically
this is a very hard concept for Americans to even consider. However, ignoring
the issue in the context of multiple proven SCADs since World War II seems
far more dangerous for democracy than the consequences of future scientific
inquiry and transparent, fact-based investigative reporting.”