On the 6th of May 2018 we organized an event in Munich with Glenn Greenwald, Jill Stein & Abby Martin under the title “Freedom & Democracy: Global Issues in Context 2.0”. This is the second installment of an event series that we started in 2017 in Munich that included Edward Snowden, Jeremy Scahill and other leading experts.
This interview was undertaken by acTVism Munich on the 15th of January 2017 in Munich and was published in different parts due to technical difficulties. Hence it was republished today as one full version.
In this video acTVism Munich interviews former CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) analyst, Ray McGovern, who talks about his experience in the agency and the reasons that led him to become an activist and outspoken critic of the US government. The interview surfaces a number of issues that include: “Enhanced interrogation techniques” a euphemism for the U.S. government’s program of systematic torture, the role that European governments played in supporting this program, Edward Snowden & the NSA affair, the significance of activism in todays day and age, etc.
Why did President Obama, despite his campaign promises, not pursue meaningful change within the CIA?
Who is Edward Snowden? Is he a traitor or a hero?
What is the role of activism in all of this and what consequences will the European & US population face if they fail to organize & mobilize for change?
Raymond McGovern is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990, and in the 1980s chaired National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the President’s Daily Brief. He received the Intelligence Commendation Medal at his retirement, returning it in 2006 to protest the CIA’s involvement in torture. McGovern’s post-retirement work includes commentating on intelligence issues and in 2003 co-founding Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.
Report: Varoufakis & Horvat launch Democracy in Europe Movement 2025
In this report, acTVism Munich provides an overview of the activities that took place on the 9th of February, 2016, the day when the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 was launched by Yanis Varoufakis and Srecko Horvat. This report aims to give the public a transparent view by documenting the activities and interviewing organizers and participants. Interview partners include Yanis Varoufakis, Srecko Horvat, Katja Kipping and Gesine Schwan.
Projects for February 2016:
Other projects in February include providing a voice to grassroots activism that will take place in Munich around the 52th Security Conference scheduled for the 12th-14th February. On 15th of February we will release an interview with Prof. Noam Chomsky, who will talk about the mainstream corporate media and how & why they undermine grassroots movements & activism.
Unfortunately, acTVism Munich has very limited funds and requires your immediate support to materialize these projects. From transportation, lodging, food, production, translation, and other costs, given our scarce resources, it will be a very difficult task to execute. Please support us today by donating via PayPal or Bank transfer: DONATE