Santa Cruz ‘Understanding Deep Politics’ Conference Pursues Broad Spectrum Antidotes (Live streaming available)
Revealing the Hidden Forces Behind World Events and Offering Creative
Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010 — Organizers of the May
14-16 Santa Cruz “Understanding Deep Politics” conference have announced
a three-day summit of engaged scholars and activist leaders to shed new light
on the corrupt forces driving current events, expose the corporate media’s complicity,
and craft tenable strategies of response.
According to “Understanding Deep Politics” coordinator Gabriel Day,
“We believe the most powerful catalyst for positive social change would
be a widespread understanding of deep politics and a corresponding outpouring
of courageous activism addressing the real roots of our crises. We think that
all participants will emerge from this weekend considerably smarter, better
networked, and more hopefully prepared for the great challenges we face.”
EVENT: “Understanding Deep Politics” Conference
WHEN: Fri, May 14, 2010 at 7 PM (Registration from 3 PM, Social
hour: 5 PM) through Sun, May 16th, 6 PM
WHERE: University Inn and Conference Center, 611 Ocean Street,
Santa Cruz, CA
ADMISSION: $25-$110 (including Student and Senior discounts)
SPEAKERS / SOLUTION SESSION PANELISTS (alphabetically)
Ellen Brown – attorney/forensic economist focused on the
crimes of the Federal Reserve
Ian Crane – former oil executive, now writing/lecturing on
geo-political webs of domination
David Ray Griffin – eminent philosophy professor with 30 books
and many 9/11 classics
Annie Machon – former MI-5 Security Service intelligence officer
Jim Marrs – award-winning investigative journalist and NY Times
Michael Parenti – renowned progressive author of over 20 books/analyst/lecturer
talking on Deep Ideology
Peter Phillips – 15-year director of the Media Freedom Foundation
and Project Censored
Peter Dale Scott – originator of “deep politics”
term and author of 10 books on its manifestations
Dahlia Wasfi – Iraqi-American doctor, lecturer and passionate
anti-war activist; see liberatethis.com
Barrie Zwicker – famed Canadian journalist, author, media scholar
and false flag expert.
AGENDA: The speakers at this unprecedented gathering promise
to expose the roots of our current crises with despotic governance, financial
plunder, imperialism, loss of civil liberties, and assaults on public health
as well as the corporate media’s role in maintaining a lethal status quo.
The weekend culminates with two interactive solutions-focused panels where
these diverse authorities will explore common denominators behind their respective
issue areas and try to define powerful new collaborative remedies.
OTHER FEATURES: The Understanding Deep Politics conference
is set in the vibrant city of Santa Cruz and its schedule spans three days,
including an early Friday evening meet and greet reception. A large discussion
and resource room will be available throughout the weekend for speaker and participant
interactions and self organized discussions to develop new societal strategies
The public is invited to visit the conference website at http://understandingdeeppolitics.org
for more details.
Live Streaming Video of Understanding Deep Politics
conference – Two streams; Free Friday Night only or $10 Full Weekend.
Be there, or be there virtually.
Understanding Deep Politics convenes May 14-16, 2010
University Inn and Conference Center, Santa Cruz, CA.
Can’t make it to the Understanding Deep Politics conference? We can offer an
online look into the conference with streaming video! Purchase your online access
ticket here: www.understandingdeeppolitics.org (link is in column on right of
All Access Online – Live Video Pass $10
LIVE FROM SANTA CRUZ, CALIF.– Keynote Speakers — Fridat Night Only
Project Censored Peter Phillips and Former British Spy Annie Machon
This is a No Lies Radio News Live Video Broadcast — FREE!!
Will be archived here after the broadcast.
Project Censored Peter Phillips — ‘Rampant Media Consolidation’
A Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University and President of The Media
Freedom Foundation/Project Censored for 15 years, Professor Philips will discuss
rampant media consolidation and the direct correlation of what it means to have
an informed public as a requirement for a democratic republic to remain a free
state. Peter Phillips (Editor) is a Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University
and former Director of Project Censored. He teaches classes in Media Censorship,
Investigative Sociology, Sociology of Power, Political Sociology, and Sociology
of Media. He has published thirteen editions of Censored: Media Democracy
in Action from Seven Stories Press. Also from Seven Stories Press is Impeach
the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006) and Project
Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism (2003). Website: www.mediafreedominternational.org
Former British Spy Annie Machon – ‘Using Our Intelligence’
Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer for MI5, the UK Security Service,
who resigned in 1996 to blow the whistle on the spies’ incompetence and
crimes with her former partner, David Shayler. As a result she has had to go
on the run around Europe, live in exile in France, face arrest and imprisonment,
and watch as friends, family and journalists were arrested and sometimes convicted.
Annie is an author, media pundit, journalist, campaigner, and prominent public
speaker on a variety of issues: security and intelligence, the war on terror,
press and media freedoms, secrecy legislation and government accountability.
She talks about what it is like to be a spy, blow the whistle and go on the
run. She also uses her insider’s knowledge to look at the current use
and abuse of intelligence, which has resulted in the unending “war on
terror” and the erosion of our civil rights and traditional freedoms.
Annie read Classics at Cambridge University and then began a career in publishing.
In 1991 she was recruited by MI5 where she was posted to their political and
counter-terrorism departments. Website: http://understandingdeeppolitics.org