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  • Norma J F Harrison
    ... From: Carolyn S. Scarr Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 3:57 PM Subject: Film in Richmont: Highjacking Catastrophe Librarians
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      From: "Carolyn S. Scarr" <epicalc@...>
      Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2004 3:57 PM
      Subject: Film in Richmont: Highjacking Catastrophe

      Librarians for Intellectual Freedom present a screening on large screen video of

      "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire"

      at the Richmond Public Library's Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room 325
      Civic Center Plaza in Richmond , McDonald and 27th Street, on
      Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. FREE.

      [with Stan Goff, Medea Benjamin, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Scott
      Ritter, Mark Crispin Miller, and lots more]

      "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire"
      examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party used the trauma of
      the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically
      transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil liberties and
      social programs at home. The documentary places the Bush administrations
      false justifications for war in Iraq within the larger context of a
      two-decade struggle by neoconservatives to dramatically increase military
      spending in the wake of the cold war, and to expand American power globally
      by means of military force. At the same time, the documentary argues that
      the Bush administration has sold this radical and controversial plan for
      aggressive American military intervention by deliberately manipulating
      intelligence, political imagery, and the fears of the American people after 9/11.

      Narrated by Julian Bond, Hijacking Catastrophe features interviews with
      more than twenty prominent political observers, including Pentagon
      whistleblower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, who witnessed first-hand how
      the Bush administration set up a sophisticated propaganda operation to link
      the anxieties generated by 9/11 to a pre-existing foreign policy agenda
      that included a preemptive war on Iraq.

      At its core, the film places the deceptions of the Bush administration
      within the larger frame of questions seldom posed in the mainstream: What,
      exactly, is the agenda that drove the administration's pre-war deceptions?
      How is 9/11 being used to sell this agenda? And what are the stakes for
      America, Americans, and the world if this agenda succeeds in being fully
      implemented during a second Bush term?
      FREE -- labor donated
      Video followed by light refreshment & brief discussion

      Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room Librarians for Intellectual Freedom
      Richmond Public Library (510) 236-0438 325 Civic Center Plaza
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