[act-ma] Thursday 12/18: "Whitey: USA vs James J Bulger" - Free UPandOUT film screening - AND writing xmas cards to Tarek Mehanna
pfsoto at mynas.com
Wed Dec 17 10:54:11 PST 2014
[folks, PLEASE consider bringing an xmas / holiday card for Tarek
Mehanna <https://www.facebook.com/FreeTarekMehanna>, political prisoner.
If you can, bring a few extra cards (to share, or for other
After the film, we will encourage folks to sit with us as we write
our best wishes to Tarek.
fwiw: Tarek loves outdoor scenes and flowers; and remember that he
is a Muslim; i will provide the address.
Also, feel free to recommend any other political prisoner that you
would like us to remember this holiday season;
bring the address with you - or email it to me if you can't come to
the film screening]
best wishes to all for a happy holidays!
**United States of America vs James J Bulger
watch the trailer! <http://www.magpictures.com/whitey/>
Showing Thursday, December 18, in Cambridge
[please download & distribute flyer
From Academy Award-nominated documentarian Joe Berlinger (/Brother's
Keeper,/ the /Paradise Lost trilogy/) comes the shocking true crime
story of infamous gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, who terrorized the
city of Boston without ever being charged with so much as a misdemeanor.
Bulger was a monster, but did the FBI and local law enforcement give his
reign of terror a free pass?
With shocking, never-before-seen evidence, *WHITEY *shines new light on
this still evolving, gripping case.
The FBI thought they had him, It was the other way around.
"/This isn't really a typical trial. James Bulger knows that by
following the strategy he has directed us to do, he will be found
guilty. And he's going to die behind the walls of the prison. But for
Jim it doesn't matter. ...For Jim it's his last opportunity to tell
people that he was never an informant. That our federal government is
more corrupt in law enforcement than anyone ever imagined. Even to this
day! Even in this trial, it's corrupt! And [Whitey] wants people to know
it./" ~ J. W. Carney, Bulger defense lawyer
"/Whitey Bulger is smaller than what he seems. ... If the FBI had not
made Whitey its favorite mobster, broken the rules and rigged the game
to his benefit, Bulger would never have reached as high as he did./"
~David Boeri, WBUR reporter
"/This not about getting acquitted. The most important thing for us was
the truth. We wanted the community and the public to see what our
department of justice was doing./" ~Hank Brennan, Bulger defense lawyer
"/It just may be one of the best true crime documentaries. Like Morris
or Herzog, Berlinger has emerged as one of the great documentaries of
the age./" ~Jason Gorber, Twitch
"/The film weaves together an ornate tapestry of corruption that is a
comprehensive exploration of a very complicated case./" ~Raffi
Asdourian, The Film Stage
/"Is the government excited about having Bulger come back? Some people
certainly are, but there are others who have many sleepless nights about
what Bulger is going to testify to./" ~J. W. Carney, Bulger defense lawyer
/"I had contacts in the State Police, the Boston Police and the FBI./"
"/Without the FBI, my father would be alive today./" ~David Wheeler, son
of victim Roger Wheeler
["/Roger Wheeler was purportedly murdered for uncovering an embezzlement
scheme that was going on at his business, World Jai Alai. After retiring
from the FBI, H. Paul Rico took a job as head of security for World Jai
Alai. He saw the perfect opportunity to set up his former confidential
informants Whitey Bulger and Steve Flemmi in a skimming operation
/"The story of Whitey Bulger is inextricable linked to the Federal
Government. Because the fact of the matter is the government made him
into who he became. ...//
//I call it a case that never stops and a crime that never ends. ...It
involves really 4 decades in which a city, a state, law enforcement,
culture, media, were all corrupted by the government's relationship with
him./" ~David Boeri, WBUR reporter
"/Whitey Bulger is a vicious, venal murderer. But he was enabled by the
FBI and the FBI was enabled by the Justice Department. And to the day,
the Justice Department, as far as I'm concerned, was engaged in a
cover-up to minimize the extent of FBI corruption./" ~Tommy Donahue,
"/Don't you want to know what really went on?//"/ ~Stephen Rakes, former
South Boston liquor store owner who claimed Whitey Bulger muscled him
out of business
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 door prizes
****[donations are encouraged]
*feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed
"/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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