Berkeley Calling! I’m a big fan of The Political Film Blog. I decided to re-blog this excellent post and post some July 4 Season of Whistleblowers Commentary about a movie that I saw over a year ago here in Berkeley.
“The Whistelblower” is an excellent and gripping dramatic movie based on real sex slave trafficking done by the UN and the US Pentagon contractor DynCorp during the occupation of the former nation of Yugoslavia to serve the so-called “peace-keeper” troops. Troops and their countries were granted immunity from prosecution from any crimes they may have committed.
Only one US Congressperson was brave and responsible enough to take on the issue with a demand for straightforward answers to her questions.
In the 9:21 YouTube segment from C-SPAN Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney D-GA grilled G. W. Bush Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chief of Staff General Richard Myers about the DynCorp sex trade and why they still have Pentagon contracts. Then she asks Donald Rumsfeld some hard questions about the 2.3 trillion dollars that he reported were missing the day before September 11 and about the war games that were taking place on 9/11. You can see for yourself how they responded without answering at all. The section of the Pentagon that was destroyed by something we are not allowed to see on the hundreds of surveillance cameras at the Pentagon was an accounting section tasked to find the missing millions.
C-SPAN preserved historic moment. Showcased at 911TruthNews http://911truthnews.com/cynthia-mckinney-grills-donald-rumsfeld
Cynthia McKinney made a book tour in Northern California in April 2013. She had two books to promote. “Ain’t Nothin’ Like Freedom” tells her story about being in the US Congress, and “The Illegal War on Libya“, which she edited. Both books are available at Clarity Press. At Laney College on April 17 I bought her book on Libya and she autographed it for me. She invited me to sing for her in Santa Rosa the next day. Eric Golub played violin that evening at the Arlene Francis Center.
Vic Sadot and Cynthia McKinney at Laney College, Oakland, CA 4-17-13. Cynthia signing Vic’s copy of The Illegal War on Libya, edited by Cynthia. Photo taken by Lucia Owens.
Here’s a song to kick off your July 4 weekend!
Are You A Citizen Or Are You A Slave is an anthem salute to struggle that is done in a strident Cajun waltz style. The song was written by Vic Sadot and Cindy Hubschmidt. It challenges citizen apathy and cynicism. In reciting the successful parts of the historical record, the song confronts the notion that we cannot change anything. Yet the the historical record of struggle says otherwise. Colonialism, slavery, and debtor prisons were defeated. A Bill of Rights, the right to organize unions, civil rights, and womens voting rights were all won through struggle. As Thomas Paine once said, “Rights are not gifts from one man to another, nor from one class of men to another.” Rights are inalienable and not granted by the political powers that be. As the song says, “You’ll use your Bill of Rights ’til your struggles are won!”
Play this full Crazy Planet Band arrangement loud please! TruthTroubadour Music Video at YouTube: “Blowback or Bloody Treason” – Created after reading Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert. That’s why the chorus says, “We need a great detective’s logic! Forensic facts & laws of physics! Not leaps of faith! Just steps to reason! Was it blowback or bloody treason?”
Play this loud too! CHENEY’S IN THE BUNKER – FREE song at Sound Cloud based on Norman Mineta 9/11 testimony http://soundcloud.com/broadsideballadeer/cheneys-in-the-bunker
Down with domination and manipulation! Up with dignity and unity! This song, Full Spectrum Dominance, was featured in an earlier edition of The Political Film Blog as well as on the music page of the Global Network Against Nuclear Weapons and Power in Space. With the revelations of US spying on everyone we have to stand up and say loud and clear, “This ain’t the way it has to be!”
Defend the 4th Amendment against Full Spectrum Dominance! “It doesn’t have to be this way!” Have a Revolutionary American 4th of July! Tweet this loud for the 4th Amendment!
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