[act-ma] 5/20: "the Corporation" - Free UPandOUT film screening, Thurs, May 20

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Tue May 18 11:03:52 PDT 2010

Showing Thursday, May 20, in Cambridge:


*The Corporation* explores the nature and spectacular rise of the 
dominant institution of our time. Taking its status as a legal "person" 
to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the 
psychiatrist's couch to ask "What kind of person is it?" The Corporation 
includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders and critics - including 
Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Milton Friedman, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva 
and Michael Moore - plus true confessions, case studies and strategies 
for change.

Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative


/"Again and again we have the problem that whether you obey the law or 
not is a matter of is it cost effective. If the chance of getting caught 
and the penalty are less than it costs to comply, people think of it as 
being just a business decision."

/"I set up front companies that are executive recruiting firms. 
Essentially I'm a spy. ...I don't feel any guilt; you have to expect 
that guys like me are out there. We're predators." ~/Marc Barry, 
Competitive Intelligence Professional

"/*Overwhelming, overweening corporate power is running roughshod over 
the workaday people of the country. They think they're the top dogs, and 
we're a bunch of fire hydrants. … We need a lot more agitation. That's 
the only thing that succeeds in changing politics in America.*”/ ~Jim 
Hightower, publisher Hightower Lowdown <http://www.hightowerlowdown.org/>

*SPECIAL*: A guest speaker from Boston *CISPES* will talk after the film 
about the MESA campaign in El Salvador against Pacific Rim gold mining

(DVDs will be available) 



6:40 pm, doors open for refreshments, extras
*7pm, film starts promptly*
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
free film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]

"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education./" ~ 
Malcolm X

//// *UPandOUT film series - see http://rule19.org/videos

*Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, So America, etc etc - for 
billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous prisons ...

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