[act-ma] Thursday 11/21: "Dirty Energy" [bye, bye Bayou!] - UPandOUT free film screening (a handful of people control US & global politics - all closely tied with oil in one way or another)

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Wed Nov 20 11:58:10 PST 2013

>From a related film, "*The Big Fix*", screening January 16th:

    /"...David and Charles Koch, two of the wealthiest oil men in
    America /[net worth = 44 billion]/;//during the last 10 years,
    they've given 198 million dollars to pro-oil causes .... Of 1,216
    people seeking election in America's mid-term elections, the Koch's
    successfully funded 1053 winners."/

    "/Today the elected officials don't get elected unless they have
    huge war chests of money; most of that comes from corporations and
    almost all those corporations are closely tied with oil in one way
    or another./" ... /"[oil companies, multinationals] don't follow any
    specific laws. They strike deals with whoever can best serve their
    immediate needs/." ~John Perkins

    "/The corporation as we know it was created as an instrument to
    control and colonize the resources of other people. It is an
    instrument of wealth transfer from the many to the few./"

    "/with only 538 congress members, the ratio of lobbyists to congress
    in DC is almost 400-1. ... It's big business./"

    "/After the federal government, lobbying is the next biggest
    business in Washington DC/"

    "/Lobbyists function as the razor-tooth guard dogs for big industry,
    making sure congress does their bidding.  But Big Oil uses a far
    more aggressive means of tightening its leash around congress's neck./"

    "/Here's the reality: you're sitting there as a billionaire; you're
    making money on wall street, you're making money - maybe you're
    Exxon Mobile. You can now contribute to some phony front
    organization which can then pour millions and millions and millions
    on television ads in support of campaigns all over this country.
    What it really is saying is that we are giving unbelievable power to
    a handful of people to control the politics and the nature of our
    democracy./"  ~Bernie Sanders

      Dirty Energy

[dirty in SO many ways]

*Just in time for Xmas: a limited quantity of original DVDs will be 
available for sale*

Showing ...., in Cambridge [please download & distribute flyer 

This film packs a wallop! It has stunning visuals and a gripping tale of 
greed and corruption. You'll see up-close and personal what mainstream 
media and our government would prefer to hide.

On April 20th, 2010, the *Deepwater Horizon* oil rig exploded off the 
Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven BP workers and spewing 200 million 
barrels of oil into the ocean.

*DIRTY ENERGY* brings to light the personal stories of the Louisiana 
fishermen and local residents directly impacted by the worst 
environmental disaster in U.S. history. Filmmaker Bryan D. Hopkins gains 
intimate access to the lives and homes of these people, as they struggle 
to rebuild their lives and contend with emerging health crises related 
to the toxic dispersants used to clean up the spill.

DIRTY ENERGY paints a poignant portrait of the human cost of the 
calamity, and the systematic failure by BP and the U.S. Government to 
effectively and transparently manage the environmental impact.

Three years after the disaster, thousands of families who have lost 
their livelihood,  their health and/or family members are still waiting 
for recompense while BP maneuvers to avoid making full compensation 

"/The greatest environmental disaster with no end in sight! Eleven 
workers dead. Millions of gallons of oil gushing for months (and years) 
to come. Jobs vanishing. Creatures dying. A pristine environment 
destroyed for generations. A mega-corporation that has lied and 
continues to lie, and a government that refuses to protect the people/." 
~Seize BP

"/BP is now engaged in an aggressive legal and public-relations campaign 
to limit how much it pays individuals and businesses for the losses its 
reckless behavior caused./"
~Stephen Teague, June, 2013, NYT Op-Ed

"/It takes some cheek to go and use a sunflower logo when your business 
is dirty oil"  ~ /Ben Stewart, Greenpeace activist

/"We ought to take him offshore and dunk him 10 feet underwater and pull 
him up and ask him 'What's that all over your face?/"
~Billy Nungesser, president of Plaquemines Parish, about BP CEO Tony Hayward

doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

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

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

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

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc 
etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for 
the loss of liberty and civil rights...

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