For those interested in things political…
Friday, December 3 thru Thursday, December 9
“Weapons of Mass Deception,” a film from media critic Danny Schechter, plays at Dobie Theater. The Chicago Reader says “Veteran independent media analyst Danny Schechter presents a comprehensive and devastating critique of the TV news networks’ complacency and complicity in the war on Iraq. The video begins with a parody of Apocalypse Now that’s as funny as anything by Michael Moore, but Schechter means business, and this quickly turns to a rigorous dissection of economic and political factors that have turned our major media outlets into conduits for Pentagon ‘militainment’.”
Location: Dobie Theater, 21st and Guadalupe. Showtimes and ticket
information available from theater.
Wednesday, December 8, at 7:30 pm
Globalize Liberation Roadshow
David Solnit, editor of “Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the Sytem and Build a Better World” (City Lights 2004), will be in Austin as part of the North American Globalize Liberation Roadshow. The roadshow is traveling across the country, doing public events, popular education theater, skills workshops, media interviews, and support for local organizing. In Austin, David Solnit will be joined by local activists and performers and will use interactive popular education theater with art and visuals to explain the idea of New Radicalism and to stimulate discussion. He will also discuss some of the many tactics, strategies, and organizing tools from his book.
Location: MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop (near Avenue F). For
more information call 407-6925.