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Title: "HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?"
START DATE: Thursday August 09
TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details:
Teamsters Hall
1452 N. Fourth St.
San Jose
Event Type: Other
Come enjoy good food and company at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center's fundraiser showing of "HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?" Featuring a performance by the Raging Grannies who are also shown in the film!

Dinner 6pm (Potluck)
Film 7pm (followed by Raging Grannies)

$5 admission for those who bring a dish that serves five people.
$10 Regular Admission
Children under 12 are free

HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream exposes the real truth behind the worldwide economic collapse, tracing its origins to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years ago by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the US Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.

Sound familiar? Today’s crisis and heart stopping headlines can be directly traced to Powell’s real “end game” which was business control of law and politics. Powell’s fingerprints are all over Citizens United, the fateful Supreme Court decision which gave corporations and the super rich unlimited ability to shape our elections with virtually unrestricted donations. HEIST’s step by step detail exposes the systemic implementation of Powell’s memo by BOTH U.S. political parties over the last forty years culminating in the deregulation of industry, outsourcing of jobs and regressive taxation. All of which led us to the global financial crisis of 2008 and the continued dismantling of the American middle class.

A fundraiser for the San Jose Peace and Justice Center

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 18th, 2012 4:54 PM

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