Bulletin 662





10 September 2015
Grenoble, France



Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,

The six items below present a disturbing picture of contemporary life. The present carries the embryo of the future, which sometimes represents a disturbing discontinuity with the past. Today, we are challenged to recognize the new realities before us and to compare them with what once existed (which paradoxically gave rise to what we are seeing today). Rather than being dominated by fear and reduced to apathy and blind obedience, we are challenged by our knowledge of history to look around and to find what activities we might engage in that would make for a better community, a more fulfilled life, a future worth living.


Francis Feeley


Professor of American Studies

University of Grenoble-3

Director of Research

University of Paris-Nanterre

Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements






Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine



"If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go; perchance it will wear smooth — certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn."

-Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience




Dahr Jamail and Guy McPherson say according to many new studies and modellings, that reversing climate change is a pipe dream, brace for impact and human extinction.

Climate Change: Have We Reached the Point of No Return?






Thirty years ago, French secret service blew up Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior ship in Auckland, New Zealand, killing a Portuguese photographer, as the ship was preparing to head to sea to protest against French nuclear bomb tests in the South Pacific. Now the French intelligence agent who led the deadly attack has come forward for the first time to apologize for his actions, breaking his silence after 30 years. On July 10, 1985, Jean-Luc Kister led the dive team that planted the bombs on the Rainbow Warrior that sunk the ship and killed Greenpeace photographer Fernando Pereira. TV New Zealand’s program "Sunday" recently tracked down Jean-Luc Kister in northern France and spoke to him about what happened that day. We air the TVNZ report.

French Secret Service Agent Who Led Fatal 1985 Bombing of Greenpeace Ship Breaks His Silence






Projection-débat du film :

"Je lutte donc je suis"

1h20. VF-VOSTF



Voir: http://jeluttedoncjesuis.net/


en présence du réalisateur Yanis Youlountas


Cinéma Le Méliès

28 Allée Henri Frenay

38000 Grenoble

à 20h30





YANNIS ET MAUD YOULOUNTAS présentent leur nouveau film :


« Ne vivons plus comme des esclaves. »


« De Grèce et d’Espagne, souffle un vent du sud contre la résignation. »



Scénario, réalisation et images : Yannis Youlountas.
Montage : Maud et Yannis Youlountas.
Mixage son et étalonnage : Berceau d’un autre monde.
Photos : Maud Youlountas.
Musiques : Manu Chao, Angélique Ionatos, Léo Ferré, Killah P, Alessandro
Di Giuseppe, etc.
Coordination diffusion distribution : Maud et ANEPOS, tél. 06 18 26 84
95 ou courriel Maud : maud@jeluttedoncjesuis.net


« De Grèce et d’Espagne, un vent du sud contre la résignation souffle
sur l’Europe. Dans les villes et les campagnes, dans les îles et les
montagnes, au cœur des luttes et des alternatives en actes, des femmes,
des hommes, mais aussi des enfants refusent de baisser les bras. Une
même devise résume leur courage de résister, leur joie de créer et leur
persévérance à toute épreuve : "JE LUTTE DONC JE SUIS" (prononcer
Quelques mots pour vivre debout, parce que rester assis, c’est se mettre
à genoux. Une brise marine, souriante et solidaire, de Barcelone à
Athènes et d’Andalousie en Crète, qui repousse les nuages du pessimisme.
Un voyage palpitant en musique, d’un bout à l’autre de la Méditerranée,
en terres de luttes et d’utopie. »


Durée : 1h20. VF-VOSTF. Supports : DVD, Blu-ray, DCP et fichier H264 MP4.
Sortie : septembre 2015 (version expérimentale, puis définitive).


Film en "creative commons 3", c’est-à-dire en libre usage au trois
conditions suivantes :
1- mentionner la source
2- ne pas modifier l’œuvre
3- ne pas en faire un usage commercial, sauf autorisation.
Pour toute diffusion payante et/ou commerciale et/ou projection en
salles de cinéma, contacter la diffusion/distribution ci-dessous.
Ce film est à but non lucratif, son éventuel bénéfice sera reversé à des
initiatives solidaires (les principaux créateurs sont bénévoles).




Programmation des projections-débats avec Yannis Youlountas (réalisateur
de Ne vivons plus comme des esclaves et de Je lutte donc je suis) :
06 18 26 84 95 (Maud et Anepos) ou courriel Maud :


Complément éventuel pour jeune public : profitant des recherches de
Yannis en philosophie de l’éducation (situations de crise et nouvelles
pratiques éducatives), une séance de goûter-philo ou d’éducation à
l’image avec les enfants peut, éventuellement, compléter le séjour. Tant
qu’à se déplacer, parfois loin, autant proposer également quelque chose
pour le jeune public (par exemple l’après-midi même ou le lendemain
matin), avec un objectif identique : s’informer et s’émanciper.
Détails :




Si vous voulez soutenir le film JE LUTTE DONC JE SUIS :


Si vous voulez aider l’une des INITIATIVES SOLIDAIRES EN GRÈCE, avec la
population en souffrance et en résistance (livre et DVD vendus au profit
des initiatives solidaires, et en présentant certaines) :


C'est dans le cadre d'Alternatiba Grenoble :


20h30 sur le site du film


20h45 sur le site d'Alternatiba Grenoble





Ralph Nader was named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century. Ralph Nader has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water and work in safer environments for more than four decades. The crusading attorney first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. The book led to Congressional hearings and automobile safety laws passed in 1966, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. He was instrumental in the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many lives have been saved by Nader's involvement in the recall of millions of unsafe consumer products, including defective motor vehicles and in the protection of laborers and the environment. By starting dozens of citizen groups, Ralph Nader has created an atmosphere of corporate and governmental accountability.


McCarthyism Made Us Veer Away From a Systemic Doctrine for Change - Ralph Nader on RAI (1/3)


On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Ralph Nader says McCarthy's reign of terror made people seek empirical change, like seeking legislative reforms to make safer cars, to avoid being associated with socialism




From: haw-info [mailto:haw-info-bounces@stopthewars.org] On Behalf Of Jim O'Brien
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 10:08 PM
To: haw-info@stopthewars.org
Subject: [haw-info] HAW Notes 8/31/15: Links to recent articles of interest



Links to Recent Articles of Interest


"How the Empire Struck Back Starting with Jimmy Carter"

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted August 30

The author teaches history at the University of Tulsa and is the author of two books on the U.S. military.


"Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War"

By Lawrence S. Winner, History News Network, posted August 30

The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany.


"Palestine Overwhelmed by Illegal American Immigrants"

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted August 30

The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.


"Barack Obama: Historian in Chief"

By Robert Shaffer, History News Network, posted August 25

On the use of history to support the Iran deal; the author teaches history at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.


"Playing the Long Game on Iran: The Neoconservatives, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Republicans Game the System"

By David Bromwich, TomDispatch.com, posted August 23


"Toward a National Strategy to Cope with a New World: Part 2"

By William R. Polk, History News Network, posted August 23

The author is a former State Department official and a former University of Chicago history professor.


"The Strangest Odd Couple in the World Today: Russia and Israel"

By Jonathan Adelman and Joseph Szyliowicz, History News Network, posted August 23

A short article with much historical backgound


"George Houser: A Luta Continua"

By Matt Meyer, Fellowship of Reconciliation, posted August 20

The work of George Houser, a longtime pacifist who died in August at age 99, included World War II draft resistance, the first Freedom Rides, and leadership of North American support for African liberation.


"The Kissinger Telcons: New Documents Throw Light on Sensitive Ford and Kissinger Views"

Edited by William Burr, National Security Archive, posted August 19

Documents released by court order in response to a Freedom of Information suit


"Why Is There No Antiwar Movement?"

By Michael Kazin, Dissent, Summer issue

The author teaches history at Georgetown University.


Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg, Frank Brodhead, Mim Jackson, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles that are included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.