WAR BEGINS JUNE 6 - WAR ENDS AUGUST 8

"Resist much, obey little" - Walt Whitman

Marcia Annenberg

Fred Budin

Rodney Dickson

Abe Graber

Thomas Halsall

Reena Kondo

Stephen Lewis

Pepe Lopez

Ilse Schreiber-Noll

Tony Perniciaro

Daniel Waldron

Todd Weinstein

Xin Song

 

EVENTS

HIROSHIMA MEMORIAL PEACE CONCERT

Tuesday, August 6. 7:30 p.m.
featuring Ngoma , The Welfare Poets,, and Steve Ben Israel.

Ngoma is a performance poet and multi-instrumentalist who has worked and performed with other Harlem poets and artists, such as Amira Baraka, for the past 30 years. The Welfare Poets are an important musical force in the Nuyorican movement. Their diverse music combines poetry and rhyme with a mixture of Hip Hop, Funk, Salsa, Blues, and Jazz. Steve Ben Israel is a performance artist who has been a downtown fixture since the 1960s. He is known for his varied attempts to "conduct seances to contact the living."

WAR MOVIES
all films start at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12.
INVESTIGATION OF A FLAME
directed by Lynn Sachs,
with special guest Daniel Berrigan

On May 17,1968 nine Vietnam War protesters including Daniel and Phillip Berrigan, walked into a Catonsville, Maryland draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade napalm. Investigation of a Flame takes an intimate look at this band of resisters who chose to break the law in a defiant poetic act of civil disobedience. Suggested donation $5.00.


Wednesday, June 19.
MISSING
directed by Costa Gravas,
with special guest speaker Joyce Horman.

In 1973 Chile's Salavador Allende government was overthrown by the C.I.A. under direction from Nixon and Kissenger. Thousands were murdered in the coup including American journalist Charles Horman. This gripping film stars Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. Free.

Wednesday, July 17.
SCHOOL OF THE ASSASSINS
directed by Academy Award nominee Bob Richter,
with special guest Father Roy Bourgeois of the School of the Americas Watch

Since it was established in 1946 the U.S. Army School of the Americas has trained thousands of Latin American and Caribbean soldiers. This documentary shows how officers who studied at the school are responsible for the massacre of tens of thousands of people including Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Suggested donation $5.00. Proceeds to SOAW.

Wednesday, July 24.
THE GOOD FIGHT
directed by Sam Mills & Mary Dore,
with special guest Moe Fishman, veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

During the 1936-39 Civil War in Spain, 3200 Americans volunteered to fight against Franco's fascist army, aided by Hitler ad Mussolini- compelling history not taught in high school. Free.

Wednesday, July 31.
ENEMIES OF WAR
directed by Esther Cassidy
&
ZONED FOR SLAVERY
produced by the National Labor Committee

The Reagan/Bush administrations spent $5 billion in their war against the El Salvadorian people in the 1980s, killing one hundred thousand. "Enemies of War" documents these years focusing on the rape and murder of four nuns in 1980 and the assassination of six Jesuit Priests in 1989 by government death squads. Ostensibly, the war was a "fight against communism," however, "Zoned for Slavery" reveals that the war was really about securing cheap labor. This revealing film documents how El Salvadorian young women are worked to the bone in maquiladora free trade zones for scant dollars a day sewing clothes for major U.S. apparel makers pocketing millions. Free .


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