The film A Good American tells the story of William Binney, the top code breaker in the NSA, and a visionary, thwarted in--or prevented from carrying out--his mission to protect the American people. A thirty-plus year veteran of the National Security Agency who resigned from the NSA in disgust in October of 2001, just after the September 11th attacks killing 3,000 people in the destruction of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Binney's story is a tragic cautionary tale that all Americans need to know.
The film reveals that a security system Binney had designed prior to 9/11 called "ThinThread", would have prevented the 9/11 attack from occurring, had he and his associates not been deliberately prevented from deploying it. Instead, "universal surveillance" capabilities that he personally designed to protect Americans from terrorist attack were deployed after 9/11 to illegally monitor virtually every citizen of the United States in possession of any electronic device.
Sunday, Nov. 12th, 4 pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, NYC (at 95th Street)
Executive Producer: Oliver Stone
Directed by Friedrich Moser
Special Guest Moderator: Sean Stone
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Purchase tickets at symphonyspace.org
Or call 212-864-5400
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Importance of the Film
Today's policy of perpetual war, requiring perpetual surveillance of everyone under the cover of "eternal vigilance" is the means by which today's America has already been transformed into Orwell's dystopian vision, with cell phone and other electronic devices serving as the modern version of 1984's ubiquitous TV screens. A Good American will reveal to you how we have all come to love Big Brother, and why, by returning to the scene of the crime–September 11,2001–we might yet bring the agencies to justice that prevented A Good American from fulfilling his mission to protect his nation from all enemies–foreign and domestic.
This event promises to be an important platform for informing the public on how actions within our intelligence/industrial complex before and after 9/11 can be seen as the orchestration which has established a total surveillance scenario. Only with the state of emergency which 9/11 ushered in could create the conditions in which our constitutionally protected liberties could be so violated. That’s no theory.
William Binney, Retired NSA Analyst
William Edward Binney is a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency. He was a high-profile critic of his former employers during the George W. Bush administration. Binney continued to speak out during Barack Obama's presidency about the NSA's data collection policies, and continues to give interviews in the media regarding his experiences and his views on interception of communication of American citizens by governmental agencies. In a legal case, Binney declared in an affidavit that the NSA is acting in deliberate violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Ray McGovern, Retired CIA analyst of 27 years
Ray McGovern leads the “Speaking Truth to Power” section of Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. A former co-director of the Servant Leadership School (1998-2004), he has been teaching there for more than 20 years. His current course is: “On the Morality of Whistleblowing.”
Truth Outreach Inc., Love Knowledge, and Campaign For Truthful Intelligence