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|Screening of the Film 'Iran (is Not the Problem)'|
|Date||Sunday August 17|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94402
|smpa [at] sanmateopeaceaction.org|
Will truth be the first casualty of our next war?
Iran (is not the problem) is a documentary response to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of Iraq.
We have heard that Iran is a nuclear menace in defiance of the international community, bent on "wiping Israel off the map", supporting terrorism, and unwilling to negotiate. This documentary disputes these claims as they are presented to us and puts them in the context of present and historical US imperialism and hypocrisy with respect to Iran.
It looks at the struggle for democracy inside Iran, the consequences of the current escalation and the potential US and/or Israeli attack, and suggests some alternatives to consider.
The film features Antonia Juhasz, policy analyst and author of The Bu$h Agenda, Larry Everest, journalist and author of Oil, Power, and Empire), Dr. Robert Gould, President of the San Francisco Bay Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Michael Veiluva, an attorney for Western States Legal Foundation, and other activists and Iranian-Americans. There are differences of opinion between many of the voices in this film, but all agree that a war would be unjustified.