[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)
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 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/."
"/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
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/." ~
*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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