[act-ma] [UJP Activist] "Why we Fight" - Screening and Discussion

United for Justice with Peace ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 07:31:47 PDT 2011

UJP Activist: "Why we Fight" - Screening and Discussion


Massachusetts Peace Action [1] and Brookline PAX [2] present a film screening
followed by brief discussion.

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 pm

Coolidge Corner Branch Library, 31 Pleasant St., Brookline - Green Line "C"

Why We Fight, directed by Eugene Jarecki, is a 2005 documentary about the
military–industrial complex.  The film won the grand jury prize at the
Sundance Film Festival.  The film is especially timely today during the titanic
budget debates in Washington, which include discussion of the proper security
posture of the United States.  The discussion will include an evaulation of the
Washington discussion on security policy and the military budget.

Why We Fight describes the rise and maintenance of the United States
military–industrial complex and its fifty-year involvement with the wars led
by the United States to date, especially its 2003 Invasion of Iraq. The
documentary asserts that in every decade since World War II, the American public
was misled so that the Government (incumbent Administration) could take them to
war and fuel the military-industrial economy maintaining American political
dominance in the world. Interviewed about this matter, are politician John
McCain, political scientist and former-CIA analyst Chalmers Johnson, politician
Richard Perle, neoconservative commentator William Kristol, writer Gore Vidal,
and public policy expert Joseph Cirincione.

Why We Fight documents the consequences of said foreign policy with the stories
of a Vietnam War veteran whose son was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks,
and who then asked the military to write the name of his dead son on any bomb to
be dropped in Iraq; and that of a twenty-three-year-old New Yorker who enlists
in the United States Army because he was poor and in debt, his decision impelled
by his mother's death; and a female military explosives scientist who arrived in
the U.S. as a refugee child from Vietnam in 1975.


Contact: info at masspeaceaction.org [3], 617-354-2169.



United for Justice with Peace [5] is a coalition of peace and justice
organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP
Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and
economic justice.

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