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Thursday 2/19 - Screening of "Unprecedented" and "Uncovered"

This Thursday, 2/19 at 7 pm, the Portland Alliance and KBOO will host a benefit screening of "Unprecedented" and "Uncovered" at the Hollywood Theater. Details below.
Portland Alliance and KBOO benefit
Thursday, February 19th at 7 p.m.
Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
$5-10 sliding scale

Note: Filmmaker Joan Sekler will be present to speak and take questions between screenings.

"Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election"
Filmmakers Richard Ray Perez and Joan Sekler examine modern America's most controversial political contest: the election of George W. Bush. What emerges is a disturbing picture of an election marred by suspicious irregularities, electoral injustices and sinister voter purges in a state governed by the winning candidate's brother. George W. Bush stole Presidency of the United States...and got away with it.

"Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War"
This controversial and arresting film by filmmaker Robert Greenwald takes you behind the walls of government as CIA, Pentagon and foreign service experts speak out, many for the first time, detailing the lies, misstatements and exaggerations that served as the reasons to fight a "preemptive" war that wasn't necessary. The documentary offers an in-depth look at the unsettling distortion of intelligence and the "spin and hype" presented to the American people, the Congress and the press.

Co-sponsored by:
Pacific Green Party
Money is Not Democracy
Howard Dean for America Campaign

More info:
Portland Alliance - (503) 239-4991
Unprecedented: www.unprecedented.org
Uncovered: www.truthuncovered.com

phone: phone: 503-239-4991

clashing benefits 17.Feb.2004 18:48

margy

I'm confused. Why did you schedule this at the same time as the publicized books to prisoners event? If there's no solidarity for the people inside prisons, I'm not about to go support the green party or any so-called progressive. i'm miffed not for this specific instance, but for the fact that it just signifies a greater attitude- it's like a symptom!!!

It was scheduled long ago 17.Feb.2004 19:05

Jeff

The date for the Portland Alliance benefit was set sometime before January 13th, which was when I received an email requesting that the Green Party co-sponsor it. I'm sure that the organizers were not aware of the conflict with the Books to Prisoners event, if it had even been scheduled by that point. This underscores the importance of activists using community calendars such as Indymedia's to check for potential conflicts. That probably didn't happen in this case, by one or both organizers (I haven't checked it myself in this instance). Unfortunately, with the amount of activist activity in this town it's probably going to be difficult to avoid conflicts between worthwhile organizations on many nights.

Scheduled long ago 17.Feb.2004 19:22

Jeff

This Portland Alliance benefit was scheduled at least by January 13th (that's when I received an email about it). I'm sure that there was no intent to conflict with the Books to Prisoners event, if that had even been scheduled at that point. I think that this was mainly a case of organizers either not posting to or checking community calendars such as those on Indymedia. Using that service is the best way to prevent similar incidents. I hope both events do well.