Movie, Talk & Music at Cinema Arts Centre on Nov. 5, 2009

By admin on October 22, 2009

In preparation for the annual vigil at Ft. Benning, Georgia, SOAW LI and Cinema Arts Centre host a film and talk with SOA prisoner of conscience Father Luis Barrios

On Thursday, November 5, Cinema Arts Centre will screen the documentary The New Patriots, a documentary by renowned filmmaker Robert Richter, about five U.S. military veterans who speak about their transformation from warriors to peace activists. Among the featured vets are SOA cofounder Fr. Roy Bourgeois and SOA prisoner of conscience Charlie Liteky (pictured below, left), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism in the Vietnam war.

Following the film, Fr. Luis Barrios of IFCO / Pastors for Peace will speak, and The Last Internationale will perform. Barrios (below, right), who is also a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was profiled last week in a New York Times article, “Theology from Classroom to Jailhouse.”


Photos, from left: Paul Phillips; Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Screening of The New Patriots, by Robert Richter
Thursday, November 5, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
Film followed by a discussion and reception
Tickets: $12
Buy tickets at the CAC Box Office, through CinemaArtsCentre.org, or by calling 800-838-3006.

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NYC SOA Watch Meeting Nov. 5 / Planning for Protest at SOA/WHINSEC

By admin on October 21, 2009

There will be an NYC SOA Watch meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009, at John Jay College, 445 W. 59th St., Room #4115-N. We will discuss our trip to the vigil and direct action at Fort Benning, November 20 to 22.

Please attend this meeting if you plan to go to the protest, especially if you want a place in the vans we’ll be driving to Ft. Benning. To reserve a spot, e-mail Andy Kafel at akafe@earthlink.net.

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Radical folk singer David Rovics at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Thursday October 1

By Andy on October 1, 2009

With such songs as, “When the Sweatshop Workers Went on Strike,” “Coke is the Drink of the Death Squads,” and “Jenin,” David Rovics has been described as a “musical version of Democracy Now.”

Opening performance by: Jose Matias Guardado, Salvadoran folk singer
Come to the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Thursday October 1 at 7:00 p.m.

53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn

Take the 2,3-Train to Grand Army Plaza, Q-Train to 7th Ave., F-Train to 7th Ave.

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