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Associazione Culturale Linux Club Italia and U.S. Citizens for Peace and Justice, with the support of the Province of Rome and the XI Municipality of Rome, present:

Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre

Linux Club
via G. Libetta, 15c

Wednesday, November 30, 6pm

Presentation of the video by the producers followed by a debate:

War, Media and Justice
How to defend investigative journalism, the search for truth and justice against propaganda, spin and manipulation of the facts.

In an evening dedicated to information, war and justice, the video by RAI News 24 on the use of white phosphorus by the U.S. military in Fallujah will be presented by the producers, Sigfrido Ranucci and Maurizio Torrealta, and screened in English and Italian (in 2 separate screening areas).

The screening will be followed by a discussion on the media and war, investigative journalism and legal investigations, as well as techniques of propaganda and spin.

Participation has thus far been confirmed by:

Sigfrido Ranucci, Journalist and producer of the video
Maurizio Torrealta, Journalist and co-producer of the video
On. Giulian Pisapia, Parliament member, PRC
Sen. Fiorello Cortiana, Senator for the Italian Green Party
On. Vincenzo Vita, Assessore Cultura e Comunicazione Provincia di Roma
Massimiliano Smeriglio, Presidente del Municipio Roma XI
Peter Popham
, Journalist for The Independent
Sergio Bellucci, Dir Communications, PRC
Roberto Di Giovan Paolo, President of Informazione@futuro Labirinto 2
Arturo Di Corinto, Journalist and professor
Stephanie Westbrook, U.S. Citizens for Peace & Justice
Brief introduction by Francesco Tupone, Linux Club Italia

Traduttori per la pace will help out with the translation.

After the debate, there will be a question and answer session with the public.

During the evening, images from "N.Y.LI.BA", awarded the premio Raffaele Ciriello at the Lucania Film Festival, will be presented by the producer, Alex Mezzenga.

See the Linux Web site for information in Italian.

Additional Resources

The Face of War: Photo gallery from Darh Jamail's Electronic Iraq. This album contains photos taken by the military of dead men in Fallujah. The photos were taken on November 19th, 2004, to identify the dead. The IRC estimates that at least 60% of those killed in the assault of Fallujah are women, children and elderly. Warning: These are extremely graphic images posted simply to show the true face of war.

Field Artillery Magazine: March/April 2005 issue of this Army magazine contains battlefield report on Fallujah, with the following on white phosphorus:
"WP (White Phosphorous) proved to be an effective and versatile munition. We used it for screening missions at two breeches and, later in the fight, as a potent psychological weapon against the insurgents in trench lines and spider holes when we could not get effects on them with HE. We fired 'shake and bake' missions at the insurgents, using WP to flush them out and HE to take them out"
"We used improved WP for screening missions when HC (Hexachloroethane Zinc) smoke would have been more effective and saved our WP for lethal missions."

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