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We Interrupt This Empire...
Date Saturday March 18
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
We Interrupt This Empire... Film Screening Benefit on the 3-year anniversary of the Iraq war

March 18th – 6-7:30pm
Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco

Suggested donation:
$5.00 students, $10.00 regular – no one turned away for lack of funds

Proceeds will go to producing an Independent Media documentary on Todd Chretien's "Million Votes for Peace" Green Party campaign for US Senate against pro-war incumbent Sen. Diane Feinstein.

Filmmakers will be in attendance and a few words will spoken by local anti-war activists

Three years after the invasion of Iraq, our resistance continues as over one hundred thousand Iraqis have been killed along with over 2,200 soldiers. All of the lies for going to war against Iraq have been exposed. There were no weapons of mass destruction or connections to Al-Qaeda as claimed by Bush and voted on by the Congress. The anti-war movement knew the reasons for going to Iraq were lies as they protested on the streets leading up to the invasion and the weeks proceeding. The only weapons of mass destruction that have been seen in Iraq are the ones used by the United States military as it drops bombs on Iraqis and destroys whole cities like Fallujah. More than ever, the tens of thousands of people who were against this war in the first place, along with people who now see through the lies, need to build a movement against the deadly occupation of Iraq. We can draw inspiration from this film that helps us remember our recent history of resistance on the streets of San Francisco. We must put the billions of dollars spent on the war back into our communities.

"We Interrupt This Empire..." is a collaborative work by many of the Bay Area's independent video activists which documents the direct actions that shut down the financial district of San Francisco in the weeks following the United States' invasion of Iraq. With the audio backdrop including live broadcasts of Enemy Combatant Radio from the SF Independent Media, the documentary takes a look at the diverse show of resistance from the streets of San Francisco as well as providing a critique of the corporate media coverage of the war and exploring such issues as the Military Industrial Complex, attack on civil liberties, and the United States' current imperialist drive.

The San Francisco Bay Area Video Activist Network presents the story you won't see on Fox News: an eye-popping, jaw-dropping look at the Bay Area's radical resistance to an illegal war.
The Video Activist Network is an informal association of activists and politically conscious artists using video to support social, economic and environmental justice campaigns.

Winner - Best of the Bay - San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 2004

For more information visit: http://www.videoactivism.org | http://www.indybay.org | http://www.todd4senate.org
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