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Why We Fight
Date Wednesday July 28
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Screening
EmailHumanistHall [at]

Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments and social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

by Eugene Jarecki

Presented by Joy Newhart
from MoveOn

This hair-raising documentary is an unflinching look at the anatomy of the American war machine. It’s a laser beam inquiry into the intimate workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American empire. The film surveys the scorched landscape of a half century’s military adventures. It asks how and tells why a nation of and by and for the people has become the savings and loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war.

This eye-opening film lines up the evidence to explain not only how America got into the Iraq War, but how corporate forces have propelled America into wars for the past 50 years. See how the collusion of Congress, corporations, and unelected think tanks have determined foreign policy for 50 years. The primary business of America since WWII has been war. Why does America fight? What are the forces — political, economic, ideological — that drive America to fight against an ever-changing enemy? The film unearths the deepest roots of our scariest political realities.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jul 10th, 2010 12:49 PM

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