A video compilation by Frank Dorrel
Frank Dorrel is a U.S. Air Force veteran, member of Veterans For Peace, and a peace activist in the Santa Monica area. Dorrel helped to start the “Arlington West Memorial in Santa Monica.” He published and distributes the book by Joel Andreas titled, ADDICTED To WAR: Why The U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism.
We will show an excerpted version of Dorrel’s DVD titled What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World. The sections for excerpted screening are:
John Stockwell, former C.I.A. Station Chief (Segment 2) - As CIA Station Chief in Angola 1975, working for then Director of the CIA, George Bush, Stockwell provides a short history of the CIA, estimating 6 million people have died as a direct consequence of the agency’s covert operations since its inception in 1947.
Coverup: Behind the Iran-Contra Affair (Segment 3) - This investigative documentary has been seen in theaters worldwide. The Iran-Contra scandal is not an aberration of U.S. foreign policy. It has been estimated that between 20 to 30,000 Nicaraguan men, women and children were killed in U.S. sponsored terror conducted by the CIA backed right-wing Contra forces.
Philip Agee, former C.I.A. Case Officer (Segment 6) - Excerpts are shown from a speech given by Agee in 1991 after the first Gulf War, where he analyzes why the U.S. invaded Iraq. He also describes “the war against the third world” as being fought for the natural resources, the labor and the markets of these third world countries.
Crisis in the Congo (Segment 9) - Explores the role that the U.S. and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century.
Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, MD., Peace Activist (Segment 10) - Born in the U.S. to an American Jewish mother and an Iraqi Muslim father, she lived in Iraq as a child, returning to the U.S. at age 5. After becoming a medical doctor, she has twice visited her extended family since the 2003 “Shock and Awe” invasion. Dr. Wasfi describes her experience in Iraq and discusses the life of Iraqis under the occupation.
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General (Segment 12) - Speaking in 1998, Ramsey’s talk is very powerful as he conveys the sorry truth about U.S. foreign policy. He quotes Martin Luther King Jr., saying, “The greatest purveyor of violence on the earth is my own government.”
Please join us for this very special evening. All are welcome. This event is FREE.
The meeting is at Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center, 3900 Vermont St. Hillcrest -- Uptown/Ralph's Shopping Center, next to Panera Bread Restaurant.
Park in underground structure across the street and north, behind Trader Joe's. Street parking is time limited and subject to being towed.