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Free Press Second Saturday Holiday Salon December 8 – 6:30 pm

Free Press Second Saturday Holiday Salon
December 8 – 6:30pm

Socialize with progressive friends. Eat, drink and be merry for the holidays! Presentation by prisoner advocates.
Theme: Tribute to Motown (1961 – 1963). Music & Emcee by (DJ Buzz). Local artists exhibit & sales. Poetry contest to Motown recordings with prize. Narration of history. Dancing finale. Donations are welcome! Presented by : Crowns Jewels Revue Vol : 2. An Art Mix Production.

1021 E. Broad St., east side door, parking in rear.
truth@freepress.org
253-2571

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Come to the Free Press Second Saturday Salon

Saturday, November 10, 2012, 6:30pm – midnight
Enjoy food, drink, music, art, good friends and acquaintances for socializing, networking, and just relaxing and having fun. Join us for post-election analysis and social justice planning session.
1021 E. Broad St., east side door, parking in rear.
truth@freepress.org
253-2571

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Free Press FREE Film Night: Pay 2 Play

Tuesday, October 23,2012, 7:30pm
PAY 2 PLAY is a documentary on the costs of running for office, weaving compelling characters and campaign drama with art and activism to show the path to reform.
PAY 2 PLAY shows the need for campaign reform through the compelling stories of first-time candidates in the battleground state of Ohio. From the Supreme Court decision Citizens United to the billionaire Koch Brothers, the film outlines a corporate strategy spanning decades to manipulate the media, the courts, and the public to turn our elections into one big game of Pay to Play politics.
And that’s why PAY 2 PLAY uses a game to make these challenges fun and comprehensive. We use an analogy to the game Monopoly, to show how candidates running for office face costly monopolies in their quest for public service, and how improving the rules of the game through political reform would help our country flourish.
This screening is co-sponsored by the Free Press, the Columbus Film Council, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund, and the Drexel.
Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St., Bexley
253-2571
truth@freepress.org

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Protect the Vote! Election Protection & Video the Vote volunteers needed

by Free Press Staff
October 5, 2012

Election Protection Observers
The Free Press (Freepress.org) in conjunction with the Green Party will be placing observers for the 2012 election. We need volunteers. All observers must be eligible voters in Ohio.
If you are new to this, you may not know that we can appoint one observer at the county level. County level observers can observe in a different county from their county of residence. County level observers can observe at any precinct throughout the day, and also can observe the vote counting* process in the evening of election day (approximately 7:30 to midnight) Our goal is to place one county level observer in 44 of the 88 Ohio counties, and have that county level observer spend the evening at the county BOE.

If you are willing to help, I need some feedback.

1. Can you observe at the county level outside of Franklin County and spend the evening at that Board of Elections? If so, which county would you prefer?

2. Can you observe at the county level outside of Franklin County but not able to observe in the evenings? If so, which county would you prefer?

3. If in Franklin County, please send me the precinct in which you live, or tell me in general, or specifically, which precincts/polling place you would like to be responsible for. A list of polling locations can be found by clicking the link here: http://vote.franklincountyohio.gov/voter/

4. If you are unsure if you can observe, that is OK, just tell me that but give me your polling place/precinct anyway.

Contact me at pete@caseohio.org or 614-946-0614
Pete Johnson, coordinator.

ALSO We need Video the Vote volunteers!

Those interested in videotaping on Election Day have two meetings to attend to learn what is expected and get training. Videocameras can be provided. We also need people to work in the office on Election Day to upload videos.

First workshop is Oct 9 at 7:30p at Whetstone Library branch in Clintonville.

Second is Oct 25 at 7:30p at the MLK Library branch just north of the Franklin Park Conservatory.

Both will cover the same content and are FREE.

JR McMillan

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Second Saturday Salon, Heist The Movie And Fight Back Radio

Events: Saturday, June 9, 2012

Free Press Second Saturday Salon – 6:30-midnight
Join progressive friends to socialize, network, eat, drink, dialog about social justice isssues, and hear music.
Presentation: Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station, a green living sustainability center and author of the new book “When the Biomass hits the Wind Turbine.”
1021 E. Broad St., Columbus. East side door, parking in front or rear.
253-2571, truth@freepress.org.

and don’t forget to listen to
Fight Back on WVKO 1580AM from 11am-12noon
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman talk about the Wisconsin election and voter purges in Florida and Ohio.
Call in at 614-821-1580

and check out the movie:
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? – 11:30AM at the Gateway
A new, groundbreaking feature documentary about the roots of the American economic crisis, and the continuing assault on working and middle class people in the United States. “HEIST” unflinchingly reveals the crumbling structure of the U.S. economy – the result of four decades of deregulation, massive job outsourcing, and tax policies favoring mega-corporations and wealthy elites, implemented by both Republican and Democratic parties.
After detailing how the economy has been derailed, HEIST offers a robust Take Action section with real world solutions and up-to-the-minute footage from the Occupy Wall Street movement – an essential primer for everyday Americans to participate in the restoration of economic fairness and our democracy.
Also playing June 14 at 4:30pm.
http://www.Heist-themovie.com
Gateway Film Center, OSU campus
1550 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
614.545.2255

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Come to the Free Press Second Saturday Salon and movie earlier in the day

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 11:30AM
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?
A new, groundbreaking feature documentary about the roots of the American economic crisis, and the continuing assault on working and middle class people in the United States. “HEIST” unflinchingly reveals the crumbling structure of the U.S. economy – the result of four decades of deregulation, massive job outsourcing, and tax policies favoring mega-corporations and wealthy elites, implemented by both Republican and Democratic parties.
After detailing how the economy has been derailed, HEIST offers a robust Take Action section with real world solutions and up-to-the-minute footage from the Occupy Wall Street movement – an essential primer for everyday Americans to participate in the restoration of economic fairness and our democracy.
Also playing June 14 at 4:30pm.
http://www.Heist-themovie.com
Gateway Film Center, OSU campus
1550 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
614.545.2255

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Saturday, June 9, 2012, 6:30-midnight
Free Press Second Saturday Salon
Join progressive friends to socialize, network, eat, drink, dialog about social justice isssues, and hear music.
1021 E. Broad St., Columbus. East side door, parking in front or rear.
253-2571, truth@freepress.org.

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Free Press Second Saturday Salon

You’re invited to join us for the:

Free Press Second Saturday Salon
May 12, 2012 – 6:30pm-midnight

Join progressive friends for food, drink, music, art, and a presentation on ecosocialism with Steve Bloom.

Watch the live national broadcast of the Green Party debate between presidential candidates Roseanne Barr and Jill Stein – 10:30pm!

1021 E. Broad St., east side door, parking on street or in rear.
253-2571
truth@freepress.org

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Recent Fight Back – Episodes: Podcasts

05/09/12 Trotsky In America, Eco-Socialism

05/02/12 Ohio’s Progressive Agenda

04/25/12 Unite Against The War On Women

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Free Press Second Saturday Salon, April 14, 2012

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.

Phone:614-253-2571
Email: truth@freepress.org

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Fight Back on WCRSFM.org March

Fight Back March 25, 2012

Submitted by fightback on Sun, 03/25/2012 – 8:13pm

Bob Fitrakis talks about rift within the Tea Party

30:00 minutes (27.46 MB)

Fight Back March 1, 2012

Submitted by fightback on Fri, 03/09/2012 – 7:31pm

Bob Fitrakis, Connie Gadell Newton and Connie Harris on the Occupy the Statehouse regional action #1

30:00 minutes (27.47 MB)