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Official Secrets (2019)

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly in harm’s way.


CovertAction: Persistent U.S. Attacks Against “Democracy and Freedom,” Past and Present

Video: Covert Action Panel at the Left Forum In New York City on June 2, 2018. Speakers included William Blum, Louis Wolf, Sarah Raymundo, Immanuel Ness, Hester Eisenstein and Chris Agee. For more information on our speakers, see our panel as listed at the Left Forum 2018. Listen to WBAI coverage here.

In the decades long tradition of award-winning investigative journalism by writers for CovertAction Information Bulletin, CovertAction Quarterly, and now CovertAction Magazine, this panel will address the secretive and nefarious activities of the U.S. government in their efforts to destabilize democratic processes, both past and present.It is now ever more critical to expose such ongoing efforts: efforts that further U.S. geopolitical regional and global control while creating favorable investment climates for U.S. multinational corporations. While their goals are invariably masked in the name of “democracy and freedom,” their efforts invariably strive to exploit cheap labor and natural resources.

Topics included: American exceptionalism, ending torture, closing Guantanamo, opposing the appointment of Haspel as CIA Director given her roles in black sites and her destruction of the CIA torture videotapes, ongoing scrutiny of the National Endowment for Democracy’s (NED) programs globally, …and much more.


State of Siege (1972) – Trailer – Costa-Gavres

In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by a group of urban guerillas. Using his interrogation as a backdrop, the film explores the often brutal consequences of the struggle between Uruguay’s government and popular liberation movements.


A Brief History of U.S. Dirty Wars in Central America;
Wars That Set the Stage for the Refugee Crisis – Jeremy Scahil


NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: “I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things”


CitizenFour – Documentary – Trailer (2015)


Meeting with X (JFK – Documentary – 1991)


Collateral Murder – Leaked Whistleblower Bradley Manning Via Wikileaks

Video footage from a U.S. Apache helicopter in 2007 leaked by U.S. Army intelligence analyst and whistleblower Bradley Manning to Wikileaks. The video shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad after they are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred.


Dirty Wars – The Movie (2013) – Trailer – Jeremy Scahill


TeleSUR – Special Forces


On Company Business – Part 3 – Subversion

An in-depth three-part documentary series about the most controversial and misunderstood branch of our government. This program is an in-depth look into the origins, history, and inner-workings of one of the world’s most powerful, but least understood, covert intelligence gathering organization: the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The documentary’s thee parts are entitled “The History,” “Assassination,” and “Subversion.”


On Company Business – Part 2 – Assassination

An in-depth three-part documentary series about the most controversial and misunderstood branch of our government. This program is an in-depth look into the origins, history, and inner-workings of one of the world’s most powerful, but least understood, covert intelligence gathering organization: the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The documentary’s thee parts are entitled “The History,” “Assassination,” and “Subversion.”


On Company Business – Part 1 – The History

An in-depth three-part documentary series about the most controversial and misunderstood branch of our government. This program is an in-depth look into the origins, history, and inner-workings of one of the world’s most powerful, but least understood, covert intelligence gathering organization: the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The documentary’s thee parts are entitled “The History,” “Assassination,” and “Subversion.”


Guns, Drugs, and the CIA: Louis Wolf & David MacMichael (1990)


Alternative Views #155: COVERT ACTION, PART 3


Alternative Views #154: COVERT ACTION, PART 2


Alternative Views #153: COVERT ACTION, PART 1


Interview with Lou Wolf (2018)- Co-founder of CovertAction Magazine, CovertAction Quarterly & Covert Action Info Bulletin

Interviewed by David Giglio of Our Hidden History


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