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Free Press Free Movie Joan Sekler’s “Locked Out” Labor In California

Free Movie
Tuesday, September 27
Locked Out: A documentary about a fight to save the middle class
7:30PM followed by discussion

This documentary tells the David and Goliath story of how miners in Boron, California fought the Rio Tinto Group that drastically cut the workers’ benefits. Rio Tinto threatened the miners in Boron–either accept their cutbacks in the new contract or find themselves locked out of work. On January 30th, 2010 the workers voted unaminously to reject the company’s proposed contract and on January 31st, 2010, they were locked out of work. The workers faced financial hardships but stood strong during the 107 day lockout and beat back a multinational corporation. It further reveals Rio Tinto’s egregious practices in the U.S. and around the globe–from Michigan to Australia to Bougainville.
Drexel Theater 2254 E. Main Street, Bexley
Co-sponsored by the Drexel Theater, Central Ohio Green Education Fund, and the Film Council of Columbus
253-2571, truth@freepress.org

See this link for interview w/Joan Sekler:
http://fraudbusterbob.com/blog/2011/08/30/fight-back-podcast-joan-sekler-lock-out-labor-in-california/

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Free Press Second Saturday Salon Sept. 10

Come to the Free Press Second Saturday Salon
This Saturday, Sept. 10
6:30pm to midnight
Featuring food, drink, music, art.
1021 E. Broad St.
253-2571, truth@freepress.org
next month, Insurgent Theatre

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Fight Back Bob, Connie Interview Organizer Of Hot Times Festival 35

Bob and Connie interview organizer, Candy Watkins and Daryl Mendelson of Hot Times Festival
Hot Times 35th year.
September 9-11
www.hottimesfestival.com

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Free Press Free Movie Tuesday, August 23 “The Battle of Chernobyl”

Free Press Free Movie
Tuesday, August 23
“The Battle of Chernobyl”
7:30PM followed by discussion
This poignant film shows the human side of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It showcases video clips of the original explosion, original clips of the immediate and ongoing mitigation attempts, interviews with Gorbechev and workers at the plant, both at the time and recently, and interviews with the “liquidators”—those people who experienced deadly risk to prevent much greater contamination. The World Health Organization estimates that 800,000 (yes, that figure is correct) people were commandeered for cleanup. Many felt they needed to risk their lives and act to save humanity.
Dr. Bernhard Debatin, Ohio University professor of journalism, was living in Berlin at the time of the accident and was exposed. He screened this 92-minute film at Ohio University on April 26, 2011, the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl explosion. The well-informed and articulate professor has agreed to lead a discussion about Chernobyl, Fukushima and other nuclear matters following the screening. The film is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, the Drexel Theater and the Free Press.
Drexel Theater 2254 E. Main Street, Bexley
253-2571, truth@freepress.org

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Via WCRSFM: Fight Back Aug 16 2011 Stand Up for Ohio


See podcast at the bottom.
Bob and Connie interview Kris Harsh from Stand up for Ohio Progressive coalition in response to the last election right wing swing about the Aug. 20 festival.

Saturday, Aug 20 Free Parking for Bike Riders
Expo Center Fairgrounds 17th ave. Parking Pedestrians, 11th ave.
Free MUsic, Grand Funk Railroad. Ohio Players, Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine

Come to the
Stand Up for Ohio Festival:
Rebuild the American Dream of Good Jobs and Strong Communities
Saturday, August 20 from 12noon-8pm
Political groups, speakers, children’s activities, refreshments
It’s all free!
Nikki Giovanni
Music: Grand Funk Railroad, Ohio Players, Happy Chichester and more!

Ohio State Fairgrounds (near the giant slide)
If driving come into the 17th Avenue gate and you’ll be directed to a lot ($8)
If biking, you can bike near the festival
standupforohio.org/
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Audio/Podcast Info
29:48 minutes (38.72 MB)

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Free Press Second Saturday Salon August 13 from 6:30pm – midnight

Free Press Second Saturday Salon
Saturday, August 13 from 6:30pm – midnight
1021 E. Broad St., side door, parking in rear
Join progressive activists for fun, food, music, art, and progressive networking.

…Discussion of voting rights and HB 194 and of WOSU TV repressing progressive independent films.

truth@freepress.org
253-2571

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Fight Back this week: Saul Landau On His Film, Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

Bob Fitrakis on “Fight Back” this week:
Bob and guest Saul Landau
Discussing his new film “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up” chronicling half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations
Saul Landau is an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. Landau’s most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights
Listen and call in this Wednesday August 3
7 – 8 PM
Call 877-932-9766

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Here’s how to call in to the LIVE INTERNET radio show:
(on your computer – not on your broadcast radio dial)
On Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm
Go to: http://talktainmentradio.com
Click on “Listen Live
Call 877-932-9766

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The Battle of Chernobyl Tuesday, August 23 – Special Event Free Movie

Tuesday, August 23 – Special Event Movie: The Battle of Chernobyl
7:30 pm at the Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St. in Bexley
This poignant film shows the human side of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It showcases video clips of the original explosion, original clips of the immediate and ongoing mitigation attempts, interviews with Gorbechev and workers at the plant, both at the time and recently, and interviews with the “liquidators”—those people who experienced deadly risk to prevent much greater contamination. The World Health Organization estimates that 800,000 (yes, that figure is correct) people were commandeered for cleanup. Many felt they needed to risk their lives and act to save humanity.
Dr. Bernhard Debatin, Ohio University professor of journalism, was living in Berlin at the time of the accident and was exposed. He screened this 92-minute film at Ohio University on April 26, 2011, the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl explosion. The well-informed and articulate professor has agreed to lead a discussion about Chernobyl, Fukushima and other nuclear matters following the screening.
The film is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, the Drexel Theater and the Free Press.

Fight Back Seth Tobocman Artist, Cartoonist

Fight Back June 7, 2011

Submitted by fightback on Tue, 06/07/2011 – 6:39pm
Connie and Bob interview political artist, cartoonist and activist Seth Tobocman

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Free Press Free Movie, Ain’t I a Person

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APRIL 26 – Free Press free movie
“Ain’t I a Person: A film about being poor in America”
by Keith Kilty, Free Press Board member
During the past quarter century, a myth has developed that poor people are lazy and that providing them with government assistance leads to dependency and a lack of personal responsibility. The reality is very different. The poverty rate dropped sharply in response to the War on Poverty programs, only to level off in the late 1970s when those programs started getting cut back, and increasing through the Reagan-Bush era attacks on social welfare. The slight drop in the late-1990s has already disappeared, and the poverty rate has skyrocketed during the so-called Great Recession. The plight of the poor has just gotten worse. While the accepted wisdom now is that public interventions do not work, that is a myth: the reality is that they have and still could.
Drexel Theater 2254 E. Main Street, Bexley
7:30PM, followed by discussion
Co-sponsored by the Drexel Theater, Central Ohio Green Education Fund, and the Film Council of Columbus
253-2571, truth@freepress.org