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Activists, students, revolutionaries, workers, parents, and even you capitalist bastards,
Here's a free film you must see!
read on for more info!
Contacts: location- 862-2244, speakers- 878-1528
List under Calendar, Film for July 20th and 27th.
BOTH SHOWS ARE FREE
Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO
Showdown in Seattle features an on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and
in-depth analysis of the WTO riots. Each half-hour show is made up of segments
shot and edited on location in downtown Seattle by a collaboration of video
producers under the Independent Media Center. The programs were produced on
location in Seattle and satellite-cast across the U.S. on each day of the WTO
ministerial. Breif discussions to follow each show, speakers to follow at 8:30
Thursday July 20th, 7:00 pm- Show One: Seattle Prelude [The issues of the WTO
ministerial are laid out by members of Global Exchange, Food First, and author
Michael Parenti. Seattle warms up as thousands pour into the city for week-long
rallys and demonstrations.]
7:30 pm- Show Two: People Unite, Police Riot [ Direct action
blockades by activists delay the beginnin of teh WTO meetings and are met by
Seattle Policeand barrages of chemical weapons and rubber bullets. The turtles
meet the teamsters as labor leaders launch their big rally and march through the
streets of Seattle.
8:00 pm- Show Three: Occupied Seattle [The National Lawyers Guild examines
the legal issues posed by the Police abuse of Seattle protestersEcivil
liberties. A segment on Filipino labor history and critique of the mainstream
media coverage put the protests and the WTO in perspective.]
Thursday July 27th, 7:00 pm- Show Three: Occupied Seattle [see above]
7:30 pm- Show Four: Unwilling Captives [Arrests and legal
processing are questioned and discussed in scenes from King County Jail. A look
at environmental hostages of WTO economic policy, with segments on the Global
Free Logging Agreement and genetic engineering. A segment on the international
solidarity of farmers.
8:00 pm- Show Five: What Democracy Looks Like [The WTO ends in failure and
celebration as told by delegates and NGO reps. A feature on youth participation
in the protests, the Longshoremans Rally and an inside look at the Independent
Media Center close the series with reflection on the weeks events and
inspiration for the mobilization ahead.
8:30 PM- Greg Gouma to speak about independent and alternative media.
ALL SCREENINGS TO TAKE PLACE AT 242 MAIN ST, BURLINGTON (Below Memorial
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