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    Neighbors for Peace & Justice Northeast presents: December 5 Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2003) A New Documentary About How the Truth
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2003
      Neighbors for Peace & Justice Northeast presents:

      December 5
      "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" (2003)
      A New Documentary About How the Truth Became the First American
      Casualty in Iraq.

      Just released, this controversial and arresting film takes you behind
      the walls of government, as CIA, Pentagon and foreign service experts
      speak out, many for the first time, detailing the lies, misstatements
      and exaggerations that served as the reasons to fight a "preemptive"
      war that wasn't necessary. The war with Iraq brought about
      unparalleled resistance, both in the streets and in the chambers of
      government. This documentary offers an in-depth look at the
      unsettling distortion of intelligence and the "spin and hype"
      presented to the American people, the Congress and the press.
      Fighting wars to bring about regime change is in breach of
      international law. Yet, throughout the fall of 2002, and into the
      weeks preceding the war in Iraq, the Bush administration
      systematically distorted intelligence evidence and misled the public
      in order to turn opinion favor of "regime change" in Iraq." Executive
      Producer Robert Greenwald, also produced "Unprecedented," which
      documented the theft of the 2000 presidency.

      December 12
      "The Globalisation Tapes" (2003)

      Sharman Sinaga's granddaughter looks bored as her grandfather
      demonstrates for the camera his favored technique of market
      liberalization: holding union activists upside down in flooded
      fields. He mimics their gargles as they choke in the mud. He could
      hold down two or three at a time he boasts; he seems faintly
      nostalgic in the dim light and the smoke; his only regret, that his
      arms and knees aren't what they used to be.
      The orders to hold people upside-down came from the top, he tells us,
      from Surhato, with support from high on Washington's Capitol Hill.

      The Globalisation Tapes were made in collaboration with those a
      little further down the pile, closer to the mud, closer to the
      memories of the massacre that cleared the way for Indonesias
      modernisation. Using their own forbidden history as a case study, the
      Indonesian filmmakers trace the development of contemporary
      globalisation from its roots in colonialism to the present. Through
      chilling first-hand accounts, hilarious improvised interventions,
      collective debate and archival collage, The Globalisation Tapes
      exposes the devastating role of militarism and repression in building
      the "global economy", and explores the relationships between trade,
      third-world debt, and international institutions like the IMF and the
      World Trade Organization. The film is a densely lyrical and incisive
      account of how these institutions shape and enforce the corporate
      world order (and its systems of chaos).

      Neighbors for Peace and Justice Northeast
      Video/Potlucks every Friday
      Gather 8:00ish, movie starts about 8:45

      Flor y Canto Community Space & Bookstore
      3706 N. Figueroa, in Highland Park
      between Marmion Way and Ave. 37
      3 blocks from the Gold Line Heritage Square Station
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