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minot wisconsin cure me after we arrived in. the nick unarmored your dish or tribunals were to take us of course out to the crash site and asked us to events we wanted to go on a helicopter with us for the crash i wasn't a shock to us about all the points you've been on all these covert white army corps and he would course angry because he had been abandoned by the reagan administration he was a base because greater mission he was proud of. his capture would reveal a complex web of covert operations run by u.s. colonel oliver north reagan's administration had bypassed congressional control and funded the contra insurgents through drug trafficking and secret arms sales to be ron paul secret but the house and the shoot down blew it out into the open to make a mistake it's really hard to tehran sir no and i'm not taking any questions or
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just a second i'm going to ask each journey general meese to brief you on what we presently know what he has found in the united states certainly know some of. the revelations of the iran contra affair gave new momentum to the work of the peace activists some. evidence showed that the weapons were coming from the largest pentagon arms depot on the west coast california was conquered naval weapons station. all they were alan and i went out just to check out the situation. and discovered that on one side of the road. were literally hundreds of buggers with all these weapons. there's a train track and these bunkers that came out. and crossed the highway. and
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then went out to the piers where these balls were loaded onto the ships. we had a press conference in which the veterans or planning to start a forty day fast. of our hearts conscience is what we were doing and why my son was there he is fourteen years old. brian and duncan murphy and david duncan. placed themselves on the tracks. train. here jane not good i'm pretty sure thing you know we just go out there and we shan't and then train slows down and stops. a couple of people cross the road and went over to the front gate of the no watson
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station inform them that we were blocking and there was already a train that we could see. box cars with munitions they had to. run to be sure that engineer knew there was a dog or something on the tracks or a good friend. to the police would go out with comet some point to remove them before they could move the train. we deliver the letter to the person at the base. and that person or someone else said we understand there's going to be violence here today. and we said no no we're told people are going to be doing anyway. and then they started walking back and as they were in walking back the train started. the train was obviously the main way faster than it ever observe it. that stage.
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if i turned around. and no crying and i saw. put. fly out. ryan body back and forth that frame i watched listening to my father screaming they killed my dad they killed my dad. i had medical training i even had i.v. equipment in my car because i was on ours and that's why. i asked for someone to go get the id card nine one one we had to wait at least seventeen minutes after the first ambulance arrived because baby used to take him to the hospital and they said no he's not our jurisdiction and then we had to call another ambulance.
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on. well this is a school. in this room. this is the would be able to unload the. bryans action to really open up a lot of people to. know what was going on there and why you should there and how much he had shuttle flights in order to say i'll. be able to station remains in the national spotlight as protesters of past and present rallies on behalf of the n.d.p. come from limiting the glock with. protesters to a section of the same facts will come from over by a train. i visited baghdad this morning. i
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wanted to get. your feelings we're going to be there with. which. we will watch it. with you if. this is for me to let us know that. they're just beginning and just wanted to get out of this. ryan immediately wanted to get out into the right back to the track see in the surgeon that's in his heart immediately his compassion for the spotters on the train and doctors of the train he got it right away or other people even expressed anything like that no doubt they were given an order just like they were given orders and vietnam to bomb diligence.
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in one nine hundred eighty eight or take those government recognized the human sacrifice and his service to the people of nicaragua he received the mission. field is our son you know. just to see you. this was. just. the train attack drew attention to the u.s. military's involvement in the illegal wars highlighting its role in training secret armies for. other countries most of the covert training took place in fort benning
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georgia at the notorious school of the americas. looks awful there's more good. as we gather to the main gate of fort benning don't know who. this is is there a sacred moment is this the moment. cannot go about the business of killing without . the changed we cannot come back from vietnam afghanistan and iraq and all those wars and go on with our lives as before. you know all these suicides stick p.t.s.d. that we reading so much about now. the message is clear we are not made. up on it this is our asteroid wide star right. i realized something that was that
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made by the writers and all of you. play them to stand on our own warren our eyes are all on we're all. right there is a bit silly other people i know just because i was ordered to do it so i did learn to be disobedient. five hundred twenty five salvadoran soldiers arrived at fort benning georgia to start training there in combat a small group of us went in to see not in our name. and what we found through the freedom of information act was a schooner a sassy sweetheart it's well known in latin america a school for dictators a school march. washington course front page long to. hit a very big article. that the torch. that we're
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a few news at the school of the americas techniques of torture is society says serious. crimes against humanity here. and it was time. to put out the word. who went to latin america simply to request that the stops and the troops here and i'm happy to report that five countries major cities just pull out. those countries to be in argentina uruguay and venezuela. bolivia he went to ecuador where you met with president rafael correa and at that meeting he announced that ecuador it was going out of the school of the americas simply said something very important president say that it will have made it because he said this school
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should not exist. less is for the east. to solve. this if. you cannot make your sick. peaceful efforts to disarm the iraqi regime have failed because we are not dealing with peaceful man. intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt. that the iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. i went downstairs i was leaving the pentagon and an officer from the joint staff called me into his office and said our i want you to know he said sure we're going to attack iraq he pulled up a piece of paper off his desk so i just got this memo from the secretary to fence off that says we're going to attack and destroy the governments and seven countries in five years we're going to start with iraq and then we're going to move to syria
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lebanon libya somalia sudan and iran. i seventy seven countries in five years i says in a classified memo he sits yes sir i said well don't. be the first one to look to. me this would. be if it was national. it was from. these critics
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one of the police. because they've been. showing you don't want to be smeared. all over the city and. impose some. of the most elegant. the business model of facebook is to pressure people to continue communicating through facebook giving facebook personal information this is what makes a surveillance monster show facebook does not have users facebook has to use its people that facebook use its. what do you do if we came here where did you work before you came here whether you live. in many us states capital punishment is still practiced
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convicted prisoners can spend years waiting for execution but most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor the death penalty there are some people that because of what they did have given up the right to split them up this summer even proven innocent after years on death row and how many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society realize that this is not working and we actually do something about. brian lost his legs trying to stop a train from going to central america to finance the same kind of war that we were engaged in in iraq the same kind of war that was being wasted against a nigger i want to be when i was growing up in a. as a young immigrant community and join the u.s.
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military in part to pay for a college education through the g.i. bill i was a very political i read the new and i didn't really question things. i had been in the military almost a year i was about to graduate from college i didn't want to put anything in jeopardy. so i said to myself i'll just go in this war. because maybe we will test scare saddam hussein out of power and come back in no time i'll go back to school and everything will be fine. my units first mission was to draw on prisoner of war camp in outside air base and there we use fear tactics that amounted to torture in order to keep prisoners to the crime. to be interrogated. in city of ramadi it became evident. that our military commanders were not
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interested in helping people. they were not interested in the wellbeing of their own soldiers either. we started engaging their persistence in combat. which was basically hit and run operation for them. in order to retaliate since we were dealing with a ghost and we were going after the people who are killing. the situation was very intense we were being hit with mortar rounds improvised explosive devices rocket propelled grenades were moving targets which made it very difficult for anybody to question the morality of the war. so i lost my my moral compass you could say i was too afraid to question i was so afraid to take a stand. until i went home i had to with for
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a lot and eventually became clear to me that i could not in good conscience continue to be a part of the war at that point i became the first combat veteran to publicly refuse to go back to war based on morality and based on my own assertion that the war was oil driven. after five months the area of being on the ground and being a wall and putting together a conscientious objector claim. i decided to surrender to the military. that made my case very political to the military commander. on the military installation. i was very scared of what the military would would do to me if i spoke. out against a war and surrender. you may not know or maybe you do know they still
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have the death penalty for the searchers and the time war so i was really afraid of buck and i had no idea what would happen. so i mean it is. was all the. other end. of the treaties which we have thought. precedent which we. have to take for if you want to be a direction shaadi then find obedience to authority. you she didn't order is illegal intervene in order to commit a crime don't do it. quickly found guilty. assertion. and given up by bad conduct discharge the motion to stop sergeant a private. picture of my pay and twelve months of incarceration in a military jail. there i became
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a prisoner of conscience. for nine months i was released early because of good. and then i became an anti-war and thank you i have a duty which stands for the immediate withdrawal of all u.s. troops from iraq when i got out of jail in the first place is that i've decided what's needed for an era where brian was new not the time from that moment on my association with brian began to open my eyes in ways that i had never imagined possible i began to meet so many people that helped me understand so many different pieces of the web of. what has been us intervention throughout latin america and the world. there are over one million american military personnel stationed in one hundred seventy five countries the u.s. government has increased its military. ninety percent since two. budgets now stands at seven hundred billion dollars per year. health costs plus interest
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from more than one point five million veterans and the us is paying one trillion dollars per year. and preparation. our government spends ten times more pursued the sun on average for military costs over industrialized. this increased military spending has not made the us more secure home or abroad. well you know let's face it the weapons corporations in america always love the enemy and they always log new instability because they're able to sell more weapons that way the pentagon says our role in america under corporate globalization will be security export which means and war to benefit the corporations so we can extract oil. minerals from africa or whatever our job in america is going to be
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making weapons fighting wars and increasingly we see communities of military spending cutting the military budget just a tiny little bit corporations are saying don't do that because we're going to lay off thousands of people before the next election will punish us if you try to cut the military budget so we're held hostage. and say. we're not trying to. play now the way we conduct ourselves in the world makes us a lot of enemies and one thing that i think. two thousand and ten army private manning. sent to wiki leaks the iraq airstrike video collateral murder which shows a u.s. helicopter gunning down eleven on armed journalists can sniff it.
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might fall on. top. for leaking classified video and related documents manning was charged with espionage and abetting the enemy the symptoms it was thirty five years in the military prison . whoever leaked all those state department documents to the wiki leaks website is a traitor if you want to have a democracy with even some democratic influence on foreign policy have to have was labeled as an interest and that will always be at risk because the government will always try to deter anyone from following their example. during sentencing manning apologize to the court. i'm sorry for the unintended consequences of my actions and i made these decisions i believed i was going to help people not hurt. to make democracy functional really to get the information we
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need they need whistleblowers who expose the truth that personally i wish. people who will risk their reelection are using their powers of office their powers in a corporation to effect bullshit. at dawn every sunday since february two thousand and four contemporary military cemetery appears on santa monica beach in california it is an improvised protest to remind people of the cost and consequences of the rule is an instrument of american foreign looms. there's three families right there three. right over there you can see to hear those reduced to certain images of all days when do. the iraqis like children it's really people that's the first thing they
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see and i think you touch something it starts. your own show because nobody gets paid for or they think that they. have paid for the record. and they're not paying for it the threat of. being devastated my child been taken and there is this is an effort to meet him and shoots. for the maybe people feel something. about the monster for me to kill me. and the sound of the crowd. let's put it takes to remember when you know you've seen it people who.
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then it turns to used it. and on the police didn't. use them been. too close that often model. and says. everybody has a greater role to play the role they're playing right now people who are afraid to write right start out with a two paragraph letter to the editor and you'll see the words will start flowing people who are afraid to speak out start by convincing a friend and then those speaking in a church and then you'll find your voice you can do it with a measure of fear because you can be very frightened but it's equally a little bit when it's over and you've confronted your worst fears and you call the society out and you said i. if you enough to risk your wrath by opposing your point . and i didn't harm anyone if we will be willing to go into harm's way
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and willing to risk being killed our then surely we can risk some discomfort for. for pete's. and ours our suffering to other human beings who are worth more. then the question is how can you justify continuing to live as other people don't count. the things. you can. the president say this does are close enough.
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in the shadows of i won't. tell this thing. but then that. i think is an outstanding person because he took on the most powerful agency in
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this county for you and me to state if you look at it from a book. mark was the day that when he was. going to has been the most contentious critics say he is the first time i noticed something wasn't right in fleece work pretty much when he first started the corruption in palm beach county is not something that you can smell it seems like it's a nod and a wink it wasn't what i wanted to do. we've had more shoes in this county then some states have had collective thing to go and went to this website began featuring comments about go to the family the sheriff might then. squash you like a bug you know we should stop then you should stay on the left in the stuff i believe what i'm doing ok you know it's your funeral.
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in stories that shaped the week when he weeks later joined the sonship is arrested after spending almost seven years old up in the ecuadorian embassy in london. his arrest got global attention and sparked concern over a possible extradition to the u.s. . from a legal point of view of justice point of view this is a total stitch up. will not face due process or justice he's going to face. a similar.

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