The UK theatrical premiere of Dirty Wars plays out to a full house at the Ritzy Cinema. Kat Craig of Reprieve moderated a discussion with Jeremy Scahill after the screening. — at Ritzy Cinema.
From Peter Joseph, April 16th 2014:
In early 2010, I interviewed Michael C. Ruppert for a film.
This is the full interview with only minor editing.
Given his tragic death, I would like to say that Michael was an extremely rare person – far beyond what most see. While he certainly had no shortage of detractors and attackers, he also had courage unprecedented – fearless – and was an inspiration to millions, including myself.
Mike ruthlessly put forward and defended what he had concluded without intimidation or fear of reprisal. In the climate of tension common to the activist community, Mike was a pioneer…and sadly people with this kind of commitment and sensitivity often find tragic ends.
As a personal friend, this was a massive loss.
This interview, as with many he did, again shows his understanding of the world along with his relentless plea for humanity to change course.
While I, as a sustainability activist, do not necessarily agree with some of the pending consequences he had deemed inevitable, his logic is rock solid regarding his diagnosis of the problems at hand. The dark future he describes as possible, while certainly preventable in my mind, is far from irrational or extreme in the broad view.
Think for yourself… if we all agreed, there would be no progress.
His life’s work to bring justice, truth, sanity and progress to the world will live on in all of us who dare to care about the present mess we try to defend as “civilization”.
On November 15, 1996, there was a town meeting in Los Angeles on allegations of CIA involvement in drug trafficking. Former Los Angeles Police Narcotics Detective Mike Ruppert seized the opportunity to confront then CIA Director John Deutch.
A discussion about science, society, and the universe with Stephen Colbert, who is out of character, at the Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey, in January of 2010.
**Winner: Best International Documentary at the 2006 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
**Winner: Best Director for an International Documentary at the 2006 New York International Film Festival.
EXCERPT: “…This documentary reveals Canada’s darkest secret – the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister (Kevin Annett) who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of thousands of murders in its Indian Residential Schools…”