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Sunday Mornings @ Collected Works Bookstore
202 Galisteo Street, 505-988-4226
Community Conversations presented by JourneySantaFe


AUGUST 2015

A Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. We hope these gatherings, through understanding and knowledge of the world around us, will ignite change for the common good and provide a sense of community. FREE and OPEN to the public.


August 2, Sunday, 11 am
Books/Talks/Lectures (at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse)

PRC Commissioner Valerie Espinoza In Conversation with Bill Dupuy, the
Former News Director for KSFR Radio Station


PRC Commissioner Valerie EspinozaValerie Espinoza was elected Commissioner of District 3 of the Public Regulation Commission in November 2012. She began serving her term and was selected to be Vice-Chair of the Commission in January 2013. She is committed to protecting the public interest while engaging utilities to advance efficiency and clean energy sources. She promotes innovation and technological advancement in the electric, gas, telecommunications, water, wastewater and transportation industries and advocates for public safety in oversight of the Fire Marshal.

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) regulates the utilities,telecommunications, and motor carrier industries to ensure fair and reasonable rates, and to assure reasonable and adequate services to the public as provided by law.



August 9, Sunday, 11 am
Books/Talks/Lectures (at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse)

The Intersection of Values and Electoral Success with Don Kurtz,
the Founder of the Progressive Voter Alliance of Dona Ana County
Moderator: Alan Webber, former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate
Journey Host: Bill Dupuy, former News Director KSFR Radio Station


Don Kurtz

Kurtz is the owner of Rio Associates, a consulting firm in political campaigns and public policy in New Mexico.



August 16, Sunday, 11 am
Books/Talks/Lectures (at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse)
Former United States Senator Jeff Bingaman In Conversation with Bill Dupuy,
the Former News Director of KSFR Radio Station


Jeff BingamanJeff Bingaman served from 1983-2013 and is a member of the Democratic Party and served as Chairman of Committee Outreach for the Senate Democratic Caucus. At the time of his retirement from the Senate he was Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He also served on the Finance Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.

In April of 2013 he began a year as a Distinguished Fellow with the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford Law School.

Bingaman writes: "Since I left the Senate at the end of 2012 I have joined some non-profit boards and advisory committees. In addition, in 2013 and 2014 I worked as a Fellow with the Steyer-Taylor Center on Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford Law School. The work involved preparing a report on policies adopted by various states to promote energy efficiency and more use of renewable energy. The report was issued last October and is entitled "The State's Clean Energy Cookbook". This fall semester I will be teaching a seminar in the UNM Honors College > on the functioning of Congress and major disagreements that have occupied us in recent decades.



August 23, Sunday, 11 am
Books/Talks/Lectures (at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse)

State Auditor Tim Keller In Conversation with former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Alan Webber and Journey Host Bill Dupuy

state auditor Tim KellerElected in 2014, Timothy Keller became one of the youngest State Auditors in the country. He is focused on making government work better by providing transparency and accountability for all tax dollars spent in New Mexico. His vision for the office includes the development of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) to improve policy and drive compliance for the equitable and efficient distribution of financial resource throughout the state, and the integration of the annual audit process with special investigations to push accountability for better government financial decision making on a comparative yearly basis.

Tim Keller's Bio:

Elected in 2014, Timothy Keller became one of the youngest State Auditors in the country.  He is focused on making government work better by providing transparency and accountability for all tax dollars spent in New Mexico.  His vision for the office includes the development of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) to improve policy and drive compliance for the equitable and efficient distribution of financial resource throughout the state, and the integration of the annual audit process with special investigations to push accountability for better government financial decision making on a comparative yearly basis.

Previous to his role as State Auditor, Tim was elected twice to the State Senate in one of the most diverse districts in New Mexico, encompassing Albuquerque’s International District.  He rose to the position of Majority Whip and introduced over 100 measures, successfully passing 30 pieces of primary sponsored legislation including reforming the PRC (Public Regulation Commission), tax incentive reform, and in state business preference to create local jobs.

Tim was born and raised in New Mexico and is an Eagle Scout, Toll and Kellogg Fellow.  Following graduation from St. Pius X High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame, where he double majored in Finance and Art History.  He then went on to earn an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School where he also competed on the rugby and debate teams.

In addition to his public service, Tim spent fifteen years in the private sector.  He began his career as an investment banker for Credit Suisse and later was a Senior Manager at what is now Booz & Co.  In between, Tim lived in Cambodia for three years where he helped found and became President of Data Digital Divide (DDD), the nation’s first IT firm which extends help to land mine victims and other disadvantaged persons.  Tim spent the last six years as a business economist with Blue Stone Strategy Group focused on helping Native American business and government financial operations.

Tim lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Elizabeth Kistin Keller and their daughter Maya.

 



August 30, Sunday, 11 am
Books/Talks/Lectures (at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse)

Ray McGovern - Former CIA Analyst and Presidential Briefer - On Renewing the Nation’s Commitment to
Diplomacy and Non-Aggression as the Primary Means for Resolving International Disputes


Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst and Presidential BriefeRay McGovern was a speaker fpr Veterans for Peace in Albuquerque on August 27, 2015 on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Treaty. The Kellogg-Briand Treaty outlawed wars of aggression for the many Nations, including the United States, ratified by Congress and signed by the President. Veterans for Peace held a major press conference followed by a reception, featuring Mr. McGovern, in an effort to educate the public about the K-B Treaty, the many times it has been violated, and to renew a dedication to non-violence as a means of solving international differences.

Among the endorsers of the event were: SWAP, Answer Coalition, Albuquerque Peace Center, Unitarian Fellowship, Stop the War Machine, Santa Fe Veterans for Peace.

Ray McGovern’S Bio

Ray came from his native Bronx to Washington in the early Sixties as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s five most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985.

In January 2003, Ray helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. On the afternoon of the day (Feb. 5, 2003) Secretary of State Colin Powell misled the UN Security Council on Iraq, VIPS sent a blunt memorandum to President George W. Bush, in which VIPS gave Powell a C-minus for content. VIPS ended the memo with this:

“No one has a corner on the truth; nor do we harbor illusions that our analysis is irrefutable or undeniable [as Powell had claimed his was]. But after watching Secretary Powell today, we are convinced that you would be well served if you widened the discussion beyond … the circle of those advisers clearly bent on a war for which we see no compelling reason and from which we believe the unintended consequences are likely to be catastrophic.”

On July 20, 2002, CIA Director George Tenet had told his British counterpart that the “intelligence and facts were being ‘fixed’ around the policy” of “regime change” in Iraq. On June 5, 2008, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Jay Rockefeller, announced the main conclusion of a five-year study by his committee, saying, "In making the case for war, the administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when it was unsubstantiated, contradicted or even nonexistent.” In sum, the “intelligence” was not mistaken; it was fraudulent.

As an act of conscience, on March 2, 2006 Ray returned the Intelligence Commendation Medallion given him at retirement for “especially meritorious service,” explaining, “I do not want to be associated, however remotely, with an agency engaged in torture.” He returned the medallion to Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R, Michigan), then-Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Hoekstra added to the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY’07 (HR5020) a provision enabling the government to strip intelligence veterans of their government pensions. HR5020 passed the full House, but Congress opted instead for a continuing resolution. Ray was thus spared from having to go back to driving part-time for Red Top Cab.

On the early afternoon of May 4, 2006, in Atlanta, Ray confronted Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on live TV with pointed questions like: "Why did you lie to get us into a war that was not necessary and that has caused these kinds of casualties?"

The impromptu, four-minute mini-debate that followed is still receiving hits on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1FTmuhynaw. Accused by TV pundits that evening of "following the Secretary of Defense all the way down to Atlanta," Ray explained that he had gotten to Atlanta first - to receive, that same evening, the ACLU's National Civil Liberties Award (won the previous year by Coretta Scott King).

Ray’s opinion pieces have appeared in many leading newspapers and other publications in the U.S. and abroad. His Web site writings are usually posted first on consortiumnews.com as well as here on raymcgovern.com. Many are then cross-posted on other Web sites.

Ray still serves on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. Links to VIPS’ 36 corporate issuances are posted on warisacrime.org/vips.

He has debated twice at the Oxford Forum, most recently in Jan. 2013, when he chose to take a lighter tone in trying to explain why it is still possible to dream the American dream. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w79XPIlwdvY

Ray has appeared on The Newshour, C-Span’s Washington Journal, CNN, BBC, a number of domestic Russian TV channels, Aljazeera, RT, PressTV and many other TV & radio programs and documentaries. (His favorite gig was debating yellow-cake-aluminum connoisseur, former CIA Director James Woolsey on Charlie Rose on Aug. 20, 2004. (Ray was in NY City with documentary film maker Robert Greenwald for the debut of his full-length Uncovered: The War on Iraq.) Ray is often on the road, giving talks and interviews to a wide variety of audiences in the U.S. and abroad.

His B.A. and M.A. degrees – both from Fordham University – are in Russian history, language, and literature, with minor concentrations in theology and philosophy. He also holds a Certificate in Theological Studies from Georgetown University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

A Catholic, Ray has been worshipping for many years with the ecumenical Church of the Saviour. He has been invited to lecture at various interfaith and ecumenical events around the U.S., and has preached at a number of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues.

Ray is particularly fond of the “substitute teaching” he has been invited to do at universities and colleges. At George Washington University, though, he quickly wore out his welcome when he stood silently with his back turned toward then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He was seized and badly beaten while Secretary Clinton spoke eloquently about the need for freedom of expression – in Iran. http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/18/ex_cia_analyst_ray_mcgovern_beaten

Ray has also been active with Glen Greenwald in many aspects of the Edward Snowden case.

Ray is fluent in Russian, German, and Spanish. He and his wife have been married for 52 years; they have five children and nine grandchildren.


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