6:30-midnight. Join fellow progressives for networking, food, drink, music, and art and an evening of socializing with friends. Presentations on local issues: Poindexter Village, School Board, and environmental issues.

Location:1021 E. Broad St, side door, parking in rear, Columbus, Ohio.

Email: truth@freepress.org

Tuesday, February 28, 2012• 7:30pm – 9:00pm – followed by discussion.
Director Judy Jackson has taken a tough emotional journey in this penetrating study of PTSD and our young war veterans. It’s called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: the unending echo of battle etched in the brain may affect up to 15% of soldiers by some estimates. It can destroy families, and can leave its sufferers unable to work, addiction addled and changed. All the soldiers who bravely speak out in this film are doing so because they want us to understand what they endure. They also want to reach out to others who are suffering in silence, and may feel the only way of ending their pain is ending their lives. War in the Mind also investigates the issue of soldier suicide. Statistics from past and present wars tell the sad story of the magnitude of this problem. Families who have felt invisible, their sons’ stories unacknowledged, tell of the impact of their loss.
Sponsored by the Free Press, the Drexel Theater, the Film County of Greater Columbus and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.
Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley. Contact the Free Press: 253-2571, truth@freepress.org

Bob Fitrakis on “Fight Back”: Culture Jam
Live broadcast from Columbus State Community College
Columbus State student performances – music, poetry, and more!
Listen and call in this Wednesday, November 9
7 – 8 PM
Call 877-932-9766
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

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
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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

August Brunsman and Jesse Galef talk about the Secular Students group, the atheist billboards and Day of Reason.

Upcoming Franklin County Green Party Events not to miss!

Monday, June 13, 2011
Franklin County Green Party Monthly Meeting.
WTF? What the Frack?
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Central Committee meeting (open).
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Presentation by Teresa Mills on “fracking” and its impact on the environment. Mills works for the Center for Health, Environment and Justice as its Ohio Children’s Health organizer.
Location: Northwood Building, 2231 North High St., Room 100. (Corner of Northwood and N. High St., free parking behind the building)
Free and open to the public.
For more information contact us at FCGreenParty@gmail.com .

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Pride Parade: Join us as we march together behind our new Franklin County Green Party banner in the Gay Pride Parade. We will gather on Front Street between W. Broad Street and Town at 10:00 am on Saturday morning, with a noon start for the parade, which ends at Goodale Park in the Short North. Final details will be provided in a subsequent email. Shoot us an email at FCGreenParty@gmail.com if you plan on participating. For more information on Columbus Pride 2011, visit www.columbuspride.org.

Friday – Sunday, June 24–26, 2011
Comfest: The Franklin County Green Party asks its members and supporters to either volunteer for cleanup [sign up at www.comfest.com] or to work with our friends at the Free Press wine booth by the jazz stage at Comfest [contact Simone Morgen at smorgen@juno.com].

Monday, July 11, 2011
Franklin County Green Party Monthly Meeting.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Central Committee meeting (open).
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Speaker and discussion topic TBA.
Location: Northwood Building, 2231 North High St., Room 100. (Corner of Northwood and N. High St., free parking behind the building)
Free and open to the public.
For more information contact us at FCGreenParty@gmail.com .

Join us on Facebook: Search term “Franklin County Green Party”

Listen Live and Call-in recorded, FIGHT BACK with Bob Fitrakis on Medical Marijuana Policy http://www.talktainmentradio.com
Wednesday night
May 18, 7-8:00PM EDT
877-932-9766 (call-in number)

Cannabinomics Cover

Clearing the Air: Christopher Glenn Fichtner, M.D. writes wrongs with
“Cannabinomics” – The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point

Cannabinomics is not a medical handbook, a drug war treatise, or an economic model, so much as a work of patient and public policy advocacy. It looks at real-world medical cases, recent trends in successful policy reform, drug war costs, and the potential economic benefits of cannabis change. Brilliantly, Dr. Fichtner examines—then debunks—many of the common misconceptions about marijuana. The gutting of our economic democracy has been occurring for years and can be found in reams of books and volumes of eyewitness testimony, but nowhere has the case for the theft of American health by their supposed corporate protectors been laid out as brilliantly as when Dr. Christopher Glenn Fichtner clears all the smoke and mirrors with his new book, Cannabinomics: The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point (Well Mind Books, 2010).
A firestorm of controversy has erupted over Dr. Fichtner’s new book Cannabinomics that proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what happens behind the iron medical curtain when Americans are shown how to take ownership of this homegrown commodity and facilitate system-learning that could help solve larger global drug war problems.

Here’s how to call in to Bob Fitrakis’ new radio show:
Go to: http://talktainmentradio.com
Click on “Listen Live”
Bob’s program “Fight Back!” will be on
Call 877-932-9766

A talk on the current Ohio legislation to suppress the Vote in Ohio.
Recorded May 13, 2011
ACLU Forum May 24, Tuesday at Delaware County Library
7:00 PM

Mom with cancer loses kids in North Carolina.

Sign Repealing SB5 Saturday
Ohio Student Organization Network
Batavia 10am-12 pm, at the Court House Saturday.
Eaton, Ohio Saturday 12-2pm @ Taffeys
Whetstone Library Columbus 11-2pm
MLK Library 11 am 2 pm 1600 E. Long St.

Clintonville Farmers Market 9am till noon N. High between Orchard Ln. and W. Dunedan
Hilliard Branch Library 11am-2pm 4772 Cemetary Rd. Hilliard, Ohio
South High Branch Library, 3540 S. High 11am-2pm
Southeast Branch Library 3980 S. Hamilton Rd 11am-2 pm
Gahanna Branch Library
Karl Road Library 5590 Karl Rd 11am-2pm
Pomeroy, Ohio Gazeebo River Parking Lot on Main St.9am-4pm
Akron at the Cuyahoga Falls FOP Lodge 9am-1pm

WORLD Naked Bike Ride June 11, 11:59 PM
Starts 174 E. 5th ave.
Safe Space

Fracking: Ohio Sierra Club, Tuesday May 17, 10am-4pm Declaring Ohio a Frack Free Zone

Dennis Kucinich targeted by redistricting.

Listen Live this Wednesday night – May 11, 7:00PM-8:00PM EDT

Vincent Bugliosi biography

Vincent Bugliosi will be discussing his new book: Divinity of Doubt: The God Question. He is also the author of: The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964. In his career at the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder convictions without a single loss. His most famous trial, the Charles Manson case, became the basis of his classic, Helter Skelter, the biggest selling true-crime book in publishing history.

Two of Bugliosi’s other books — And the Sea Will Tell and Outrage — also reached #1 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. No other American true-crime writer has ever had more than one book that achieved this ranking. Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a New York Times bestseller and has been heralded as “epic” and “a book for the ages.” HBO, in association with Tom Hanks’ PlayTone Productions, will be producing this as an eight-hour miniseries in 2013, the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.

How do I listen and call in to Bob’s show?

The show is on from 7:00PM to 8:00PM this Wednesday, May 11th.
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James Whitaker and Kennedy Kent expose the money trail behind the NCLB act, Title 1, 20% for tutors for those who could not afford it didn’t happen.

Privatized feeding trough.