Thanks to the information recently revealed by an NSA contractor, we are allowed to glimpse the extent of the government's eavesdropping on its own citizens. They justify these intrusions on our civil liberties as essential to our own safety and our Endless War on Terror. We've known about kidnapping, torture, imprisonment without trial, and assassination by drones directed against foreigners. Now we discover that our own powerful national security forces are watching us suspiciously, and constantly. We are encouraged to view our fellow citizen's with suspicion and to be afraid of foreigners.
This "War on Terror" was launched by the events of 9-11- 2001. The destruction of three buildings of the World Trade Center and the deaths of 3000 people cleared the way to disastrous and costly wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond, which have killed hundreds of thousands and impoverished millions. Our tax money has been siphoned away from humane and constructive purposes at home, and into the insatiable mouth of the Military-Intelligence Complex. The military has no functionally limiting budget.
For well over a decade, these abuses have been chiefly justified by one incident on one day; an incident viewed with growing skepticism or outright disbelief by increasing numbers of educated citizens.
Come learn more about this critical event that launched our Endless War. The 911 Studies Club of Portland Community College is sponsoring this Regional Symposium.
The first speaker will be Richard Gage, a San Francisco area architect and founder of the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Gage's presentation of the available scientific and forensic evidence on the collapse of the Twin Towers and Building 7 is scientifically factual and logically compelling. Equally interesting is the glaring weakness of the "official story", the government's investigative report, when subjected to Gage's spotlight. Nearly 2000 architects and engineers have reviewed the evidence and joined Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
The second speaker will be Ken Jenkins, a video producer, humanitarian and peace activist. Jenkins will address the emotional barriers that prevent us from dealing effectively with traumatizing ideas, both individually and as a society. If we can't face an unpleasant truth, we can't discuss it and we certainly can't change it. Jenkins talk will address the ways compassion and empathy can enable us to move beyond denial, and toward unity.
Please join us! Your participation would be deeply appreciated. Presentations will run from 1 - 4:30 pm, Saturday, July 13, followed by a one hour discussion / Q & A opportunity.
Advance tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets: http://911studies.brownpapertickets.com
$10 general, $5 student/senior,
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Detailed information about the speakers and event at www.pcc911studies.com
Questions about the event? E-mail Tom Hermach at firstname.lastname@example.org
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