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Free Press Second Saturday Salon

Free Press Second Saturday Salon
Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 6:30pm-midnight

Join progressive friends for food, fun, socializing, networking and presentations by Greg Pace on community bills of rights against fracking and Anita Rios, Green Party candidate for Ohio governor.

1021 E. Broad St., parking in drive, rear parking lot or street
East side door


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Green Party Write-In VS. Ohio Authoritarianism

Lieutenant Governor candidate Bob Fitrakis today urged all Ohioans who despise authoritarianism and who support democracy to vote in the primary election May 6, request a Green Party ballot — and write in Anita Rios for Governor and Bob Fitrakis for Lt. Governor.

“The Republican Party showed its utter contempt for the democratic process by outlawing all four minor parties in Ohio. The Republicans disrupted our signature gathering process with the Senate Bill 193. This law banned all minor parties in Ohio but has since been overturned by a federal court,” Fitrakis said. “We are asking all voters, regardless of political party, to stand up for democracy and take the pledge to write in Rios and Fitrakis in the primary.”

Take the pledge: http://www.ohiogreens.org/node/327

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Free Press Free Film, Immokalee Workers, Tuesday, February 25

Free Press Free Film
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 7:30PM

Short films and conversation with award-winning farmworker group, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Join us for a night of film and conversation with Oscar Otzoy, a farmworker leader of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and representatives of Ohio Fair Food. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is an internationally-recognized group of farmworkers, who, through a 20-year struggle, have won campaigns with 12 multi-billion dollar corporations to transform pay, conditions and power dynamics in the tomato fields of Florida. We’ll show short clips of the hardships and triumphs, including a clip of the never-before-seen documentary Food Chains, produced by Eva Longoria and narrated by Forest Whitaker, which just premiered this month at the Berlin Film Festival. We’ll also learn from Ohio Fair Food how Columbus has suddenly become the focal point of this nationwide effort and about the major March to Wendy’s Headquarters approaching on March 9th.
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Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley

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Free Press Saturday Salon

You’re invited to the
Free Press Second Saturday Salon
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Socializing with progressive friends, food, drink, music, art, and film: “The Last War Crime”- a very well done film that recreates all the events leading up to the invasion of Iraq with actors portraying all the principals (7:30-9pm).
1021 E. Broad St. (east side door)


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 21, 2013
50 Years: Project Film Festival
7:00 pm. Our first film in this series is “A Place at the Table,” which weaves personal stories and policy-level issues to tell the story of U.S. hunger and its serious economic, social and cultural implications. It further makes the case that ensuring healthy food is available and affordable is in the best interest of us all and discusses the nature of policies impacting our food system. For more information, contact Keith Kilty at kilty.1@osu.edu
Location: 100 Stillman Hall (1947 College Road) on the Ohio State campus

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – 7:30pm
Free Press Fourth Tuesdays Free Films return to the Drexel!
Love Hate & Propaganda: The War On TerrorPropaganda, the weapon of mass persuasion, is a powerful force and has helped shape events of the 20th century. This film examines how propaganda influenced significant moments in history, and the lives of the people who lived through them. Hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, Love, Hate & Propaganda is a primer on the art of mass persuasion, aimed directly at a media-savvy generation. Nine days after the 9-11 attacks on America, President George Bush declared War on Terror. This film examines the role propaganda played leading up to Bush’s declaration and the subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Co-sponsored by The Columbus Film Council. Admission is free, donations encouraged. 90 min film followed by discussion.
Location: Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main Street, Bexley

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New Free Press and Bob In Wisconsin Videos, Donation Page


Bob in Wisconsin @Democracy Convention Aug 7-11 Greg Palast sitting in front.

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“Free Angela — and all political prisoners!” Gateway Theater, OSU campus

“Free Angela — and all political prisoners!”
Thursday, May 9 – 7:00pm
Gateway Theater, OSU campus
This event will only happen if 42 more people reserve a ticket before May 2.
Reserve yours today: http://www.tugg.com/events/3631
Join us for this special one-night-only screening of Free Angela And All Political Prisoners, the gripping documentary on legendary activist and icon Angela Davis. Seating is limited, so reserve your tickets now and invite your friends and family to attend.
Visit http://goblackcentral.com for more information on this event. Support African-American filmmaker, Shola Lynch.

Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Angela Davis joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes a principle spokesperson for the burgeoning prison reform movement. As a result, she finds herself Fighting to keep her job, and in the national media spotlight characterized by her many detractors as a dangerous subversive menace, and by her supporters as a strong leader challenging authority and boldly advocating for “Power to All People.” So on August 7th, 1970, when Angela is implicated in the politically motivated kidnapping and murder of a judge in a brazen daylight shootout at the Marin County, CA courthouse, the nation wonders and Newsweek magazine asks: “What would prompt the daughter of the black bourgeoisie to take a desperate turn to terrorism?” Angela flees California, convinced she will not be given a fair trial and is placed on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list. After a national manhunt she is captured two months later in New York City. Charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy, Angela is put on trial in one of the most sensational court cases of its time. After a two-year legal battle, an all white jury acquits her on all charges in 1972. It’s an edge-of-your seat thriller told for the first time by Angela and others who lived through the events firsthand. The interviews recount the politics that led her to challenge authority and spur a worldwide movement for her freedom that cemented Angela Davis, and her signature Afro hairstyle, as an iconic symbol of this still relevant political and social movement — the right to challenge the system. Free Angela is a must see documentary! A candid and powerful account of the tumultuous times and a woman who challenges a society that is afraid of all that she represents. Filled with elements of intrigue, suspense and conspiracies, the film delivers by empowering and inspiring diverse international audiences with its message of hope and redemption. You know her name. Now, you will finally know her story. Follow the conversation on Twitter! #FreeAngela

There will be a brief open discussion following the film.

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Second Saturday Salon

Second Saturday Salon
Saturday, April 13, 2013@ 6:30pm
Come join us for food, music, art, socializing, and networking with progressive friends. Presentations and movie.
1021 E. Broad St., east side door, parking in rear lot or on street in front.

Free Press Second Saturday Salon

Free Press Second Saturday Salon
Saturday February 9, 2013 – 6:30pm-midnight
1021 E. Broad St. (east side door, parking in front or rear)
Join progressive friends for food, fun, drinks, music, art, socializing and networking. Presentations on efforts to stop fracking in Ohio including March 6 Statehouse event planning, a Socialist Feminist group speaker, and more.

Happy New Year Salon – Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy New Year Salon – Saturday, January 12, 2013

Join your progressive friends for food, fun, music, art, and political networking or just socializing! Presentation from Green Party City Council candidate Steve Johnson. Music by Connie Harris. Let us know your plans for the new year.

1021 E. Broad St., parking in front or rear, east side door.