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Bush Family Fortunes
Date Wednesday March 26
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
Event Type Screening
EmailHumanistHall [at]

This intriguing Greg Palast film explores the many connections between the Bush family and the Saudi Royal family and the Bin Laden family of Saudi Arabia. It covers much of the same Saudi ground as “Fahrenheit 9/11” did. But it makes a bolder assertion: that the real reason for the war in Iraq is to wrest incredibly rich oil fields from Iraqi control and give them to international oil corporations. There is a lot of background on George Bush's early career in the oil business and in Texas politics, and how Bush and Saudi money and influence smoothed over the bumps in his spotted career. This is very provocative stuff. What emerges is a story about a spoiled rich kid who never really had to suffer the consequences of his life choices. More than any other documentary, this one shows how Bush's life of regal privilege has convinced him that he can get away with anything. He benefitted from powerful connections which smoothed over his problems. Way back behind him, pulling the strings and providing ample money, is the vast wealth of the Saudi Royal family, the Bin Laden family and Enron money, before Enron went belly up. It explains the energy policy and the current military strategy of the U.S. If you want to know where that policy came from, just follow the money.

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Friday Mar 7th, 2008 12:01 AM

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