This Friday December 16th 2011, we will be screening the documentary film
"The War You Don't See" by John Pilger. Below is a brief review of the
film by "The Guardian". In light of the many articles written to defame
Eritrea by the well known papers, I think it is important to see how these
media operate. I will let the review speak for the movie.
Note: we will only show this here in Oakland one time.
What: Documentary film by John Pliger "The War You Don't See"
5255 Claremont Ave.
Oakland CA 94610
Time: 8:00 - 9:36 PM
The War You Don't See – review
Documentary-maker John Pilger on the grotesque untruth of "weapons of mass
destruction" and the cowardliness of the mainstream media taking the
[image: The War You Don't See]
WMD exposé ... John Pilger in The War You Don't See.
Pilger has returned to a subject that can't be revived often enough: the
grotesque untruth of "weapons of mass destruction": a cloudy concept,
eagerly amplified and lent credibility by credulous and submissive
journalists who, after 9/11, lost their nerve en masse. Pilger's contention
is that on Afghanistan, on Iraq and on Israel and the Palestinian
territories, the mainstream media simply take the official line. The force
of his film is in its contention that the colossal scale of civilian
casualties is, within the grammar of news, downgraded in importance so that
it doesn't figure as news at all, but as all-but-invisible deep background
to be ignored. Pilger gives due respect to WikiLeaks, although his praise
for al-Jazeera's independence is ironic, given that WikiLeaks has just
revealed the possibility that the Qatar government is manipulating
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Received on Tue Dec 13 2011 - 21:24:46 EST