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From: "Jen Nessel" <jennessel@...>
Join Operation Strangelove on May 14 in a national act
Because Yeehaw! is not a foreign policy. because "war
is too important to be left to politicians". and
because, like the old Strategic Air Command motto says,
"Peace Is Our Profession," join others around the
country in screening "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned
to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" to protest cowboy
diplomacy, unilateral preemptive strikes and wars
fought for precious fluids. Er, oil.
Show Kubrick's anti-war classic in your living room, at
the local theater, on campus, on your laptop, anywhere
you can -- invite the neighbors, invite the whole town;
organize discussions, forums, and debates after the
film, and raise money for groups still working hard for
peace, justice and relief in Iraq.
Check out our web site
http://www.operationstrangelove.org for a complete
do-it-yourself event kit including press release, how
to get the movie, free posters to download, stylish
T-shirts of a missile-riding Dubya, etc. - no screening
is too small to count. PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER on
the site so we can include it in the tally. Pass it on.
Forty years after its filming, the dark and explosively
funny "Dr. Strangelove" seems like a satirical time
bomb planted by Stanley Kubrick and Terry Southern, set
to detonate on Bush's doctrine of unilateral war
As the war on Iraq winds down (at least on TV), as the
perils (and profits) of occupation loom, and as the
Bushies plot the next pre-emptive strike, Operation
Strangelove aims to spark discussion and show the
lunatic warmongers in their true light.
Large screenings are planned for New York and Los
Angeles, to be followed by panel discussions on the
topic, "The Art of Dissent: Satire and Protest." See
the web site for details.
On May 14, put on a screening of "Dr. Strangelove" and
say no to unilateral invasions, to endangering our
troops for the sake of oil, to flouting international
law and the world community in the name of empire. Keep
talking. Keep acting.
Operation Strangelove grew out of the Lysistrata
Project which inspired more than 1,000 groups to stage
readings of Aristophanes' bawdy anti-war play in 59
countries and all 50 US states early this March and
raised more than $100,000 for peace and humanitarian
Operation Strangelove's organizers are not affiliated
with any group, we are merely upstanding, patriotic
citizens concerned for the preservation of our Precious
Now, more than ever, it's critical that we raise our
voices above the din and keep our message focused.
Remember: "You can't fight in here-this is the War
Yours in solidarity,
Jen, Lizzy and the folks at Operation Strangelove