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Title: John Pilger’s New Censored Film: The War You Don’t See
START DATE: Friday August 12
TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details:
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Event Type: Screening
Contact NameKen Preston
Email Addressken [at] kpfa.org
Phone Number510-967-4495
KPFA Radio presents:
The War You Don’t See

Plus Peter Philips and Mickey Huff of Project Censored and Dennis Bernstein from Flashpoints,
talking with John Pilger via Skype.
Friday 12th, 2011, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley – wheelchair accessible.
$10 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190077
or 800-838-3006
and: Pegasus Books (3 locations), Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL A Bookstore, ($12 door).
Information: http://www.kpfa.org/events. Benefits KPFA and Project Censored.

John Pilger returns to the subject that can't be revived often enough: the grotesque untruth of "weapons of mass destruction": a cloudy concept, eagerly amplified and lent credibility by credulous and submissive journalists who, after 9/11, lost their nerve en masse.

The Lannan Foundation banned the film and cancelled a visit by John Pilger to the U.S. without explanation. Now KPFA brings this controversial film to you! And Pilger will be available from Britain (on skype) to anwer your questions.

Pilger's contention is that on Afghanistan, on Iraq and on Israel and the Palestinian territories, the mainstream media simply takes the official line. The force of his film is its contention that the colossal scale of civilian casualties is downgraded in importance so that it doesn't figure as news at all. It’s invisible deep background and ignored. Pilger gives due respect to WikiLeaks, although his praise for al-Jazeera's independence is ironic, given that WikiLeaks has just revealed the possibility that the Qatar government is manipulating the channel.


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