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Torture is US!

category national | arts and media | feature author Friday February 15, 2008 00:17author by 1 of indymedia Report this post to the editors

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Scooter Meets his Customers

February 22nd sees the Dublin premiere of a film made by Scooter Twomey which takes a sideways look at the issues around rendition, torture and the complicity of the irish government. This film covers the adventures of our intrepid Guerrilla film maker, and long time Indymedia video contributer Scooter as he turns himself into a entrepreneurial master of war. Scooter Twomey endeavours to set up his own independent torture company in lieu of the CIA being banned from Europe for extraordinary rendition.

WINNER: *Made in Cork* – Cork Film Festival.
The Irish Examiner ‘Made in Cork’ Award, which celebrates local filmmaking, went to this film which depicts Ireland’s role in international torture through US extraordinary rendition.

Tom Archer (Head of Factual BBC) said ‘Noel had so many ideas and put so much work and energy into this film. It was a great idea for a film, worthy of Michael Moore, a genuine target and a funny way to satirize it… a series of stunts…each more manic than the last. A career awaits, but probably not in torture.’

This film is a must see from the point of view of the activists community who were involved in the anti-war fight, or for anyone who wants to see how blind the eye is that is turned towards making a bit of profit out of war.

Don’t miss the chance to see how our little island gets in on the act of turning a buck out of the US war machine.

This award winning film will be given its Dublin Premier on Friday the 22nd February – downstairs in the Teachers Club (36 Parnell Square) at 8.00pm.

Admission 10 Euro

Unwaged - Suggested donation 6 Euro



All money raised will go towards the costs of putting on this year's Dublin Anarchist Bookfair

Related Link: http://www.wsm.ie/bookfair

Torture is US
Torture is US

author by possible punterpublication date Fri Feb 15, 2008 09:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Fcuks sakes, 10 squidds is a bit on the expensive side, isn't it? I mean I wouldn't pay that for a blockbuster in the Screen.

author by Gregorpublication date Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Consider the 10 Euro a Solidarity Price - as it says above money raised goes towards the cost of putting on this year's Dublin Anarchist Bookfair so it'll be 10 Euro well spent. For unwaged the suggested donation is 6 Euro

author by Mark Cpublication date Fri Feb 15, 2008 13:03author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Will the film be available through torrent or other file sharing methods after the screening for those of us unable to attend?

Mark.
PS Good luck with the screening.

author by a fanpublication date Fri Feb 15, 2008 15:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

highly recommended

gwan scooter - put it on the web after the screening and the fair trade gun one which is even better imo

author by Andrewpublication date Sat Feb 16, 2008 01:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

That photo has to be a photoshop job

Doesn't it?

author by krossie - wsm personal capacitypublication date Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done bwoy!

author by C - -publication date Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

That picture has to be photoshopped... but I don't think it is- it looks real enough to me! Hope I can make it to this.

author by Shockedpublication date Sat Feb 16, 2008 21:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's Scooter!?

author by black flaganpublication date Sun Feb 17, 2008 01:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

its 100% photoshopped. light sources colour shape everything is totally wrong and if you go in close on scooters neck you can see the lasso marks! doh

good attempt though :)

author by no se tio!!! - bloko negrapublication date Sun Feb 17, 2008 01:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Joder!!!
I can just see scooter n dubya blemmin around leeside in the Hi Ace!!!!!

author by Chekovpublication date Sun Feb 17, 2008 02:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The photo is from Bush's meeting with young German professionals in Mainz on February 23rd 2005.

http://germany.usembassy.gov/germany/bush_visit2005.html
http://www.crispexi.net/news/releases/2005/02/images/20....html

It doesn't look like a photoshop to me. It's definitely not obvious anyway.

author by Rahoodpublication date Mon Feb 18, 2008 15:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Looking at the Exif data (hidden in all digital photo's) I can confirm that the image in question was taken on
2005.02.23 @ 16:48 so there is no question that it is genuine.
It was run through Adobe Photoshop CS2 running on a Microsoft Windows System on the 2006.03.11 @ 14:14.
As best I can tell all that was done was to the image on it's journey through PS was the standard contrast colour etc . There are no layers nor has any external data been added or removed

"its 100% photoshopped. light sources colour shape everything is totally wrong and if you go in close on scooters neck you can see the lasso marks! doh

good attempt though :)"

Mr Lasso tool,

Feel free to check the files I have uploaded as proof that you are just being an ass.

/edit: the 2nd file I generated weighs in at over 10MB , I was looking at the pixels/contrast over their shoulders and I found nothing wrong. At best I can reduce it to about 1.5MB and upload it some where else because it's far to large for Indy to handle as an attachment.

Exif Data
Exif Data

author by Rahoodpublication date Mon Feb 18, 2008 15:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

A zoomed head and shoulders shot for Mr Lasso Tool ;-)

http://www.freeimagehost.eu/image/b7cab12679165

/Be aware that it's a free host so there may be nsfw banners !!

author by cleaverpublication date Tue Feb 19, 2008 09:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's scooter alright but whos the langer beside him?
Hope to get down on Fri

author by infopublication date Tue Feb 19, 2008 13:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Any website, trailer? for the film

author by D. Freeman - WSMpublication date Tue Feb 19, 2008 14:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Bascially - bring your own fiddle, bring your uillean pipes and your guitars because the Trad. session will be one of your own making.

We will also have a peoples republic of disco - where you bring along the song on a cd that you want to hear and it will be added to playlist - and you can bop to your hearts content.

We are dropping the admission cost to a suggested donation of a €5 but don't let that stop you giving more. We want to create a society where we do away with the concept and presence of money but
in the here and now - this Bookfair is costing in excess of €2,000.

So please come to the fund raiser and make it a fun night and help make it as successful as the last two have been.

author by dunkpublication date Mon Jul 14, 2008 18:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors




Interview with Scooter:
New Imc-ie feature including 14 min DCTV interview with Scooter and others:
FAQ: DCTV, Independent Media Block and Route Irish / Torture is Us on TV (July 12, 2008)
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/88337
original link to interview:
Independent Media Talk
http://www.livevideo.com/video/2D6195147D474C16A50F1D18....aspx

torture is US - trailer + link to full film :

trailer found on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Z9huOJ9xw

"This film covers the adventures of our intrepid Guerrilla film maker, Scooter as he turns himself into a entrepreneurial master of war.

Scooter Twomey endeavours to set up his own independent torture company in lieu of the CIA being banned from Europe for extraordinary rendition. For full film go to torture-is-us.com"

Related Link: http://torture-is-us.com/
author by dunkpublication date Mon Jul 14, 2008 18:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

sorry, link was not included above, here it is, not sure why its not linking, copy and paste and should be grand:
http://torture-is-us.com/

Related Link: http://torture-is-us.com/
author by rothairpublication date Wed Jul 30, 2008 23:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/kristin-brick...s-inc

"The website Narco News has revealed a US private security company is connected to a controversial Mexican police training video that showed officers practicing techniques critics say amount to torture. Two employees of the Florida-based company Risks Incorporated are seen in the video. One of the employees of Risks Incorporated, Jerry Wilson, is seen dragging a Mexican agent through his own vomit. Another employee of Risks Incorporated in the video is identified as Gerardo Arrechea, a Cuban Mexican who has ties to the anti-Castro militant group Commandos F4."

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