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Past Events


Solidarity with Bradley Manning
December 17, 2011

No to "war as usual"
March 19, 2010

Winter Soldier Europe
March 14, 2009

Palestinian Flags Flutter
Alongside Peace Banners

January 17, 2009

Close Guantanamo Now!
January 17, 1009

10-Day Vigil for Gaza
January 8-18, 2009

Supporting La'Onf
October 29, 2008

Free the Cuban 5
Sept 13, 2008

Cheney in Chains
Sept 8, 2008

No Bush, No War
June 11, 2008

May Day ILWU Solidarity Action
May 1, 2008

War Tax Day
April 15, 2008

World Social Forum Global Day of Action
Jan 26, 2008

Shut Down Guantánamo Now!
Jan 11, 2008

No U.S. Military Base in Vicenza
Dec 15, 2007

Meeting Iranian Artists
Dec 05, 2007

End the War in Iraq, No War on Iran
Oct 27, 2007

Report on Final Days of No Dal Molin Festival in Vicenza, Italy
Sept 16, 2007

Camping for Peace in Vicenza, Italy
Sept 12, 2007

Impeach Them Both +
Judiciary Fax Blast

July 23, 2007

I-M-P-E-A-C-H !
April 28, 2007

4th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq
March 20, 2007

No Dal Molin, Vicenza, Italy
Feb 17, 2007

Congress: Act Now to End the War
Jan 27, 2007

No Military Bases, Vicenza, Italy
Dec 2, 2006

No War, No Cluster Bombs
Sept 23, 2006

Protest Calling for Cease-fire in Lebanon
July 26, 2006

Military Spending
Bean Poll

July 18, 2006

Stop the Escalation
in the Middle East

July 17, 2006

Refusing to Kill
July 06, 2006

Shailja Patel:
Poetry in Times
of War

July 05, 2006

Troops Home Fast
July 04, 2006

Italian Vote on
Military Missions

June 27, 2006

Peace Parade
June 02, 2006

Michael Uhl of
Veterans for Peace

April 29, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Hidden in Plain Sight

April 26, 2006

War Tax Day
April 15, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Hotel Palestine: Killing the Witness

April 12, 2006

National Anti-war Protest in Rome
March 18, 2006

Soldiers Against War
March 18, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Aristide and the Endless Revolution

March 15, 2006

Women (and men!) Say No To War
March 8, 2006

An Eyewitness Account of Post Katrina New Orleans
March 2, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Life and Debt

February 09, 2006

Vote to Renew Italian Mission in Iraq
February 09, 2006

Cindy Sheehan
February 06, 2006

NBC Today
Show Blitz

February 06, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
The Revolution Will
Not Be Televised

January 26, 2006

Cindy Sheehan
In Rome

January 18, 2006

Crimes & Lies:
with Dave Lindorff
and Maurizio Torrealta

January 13, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Peace Propaganda and
the Promised Land

January 12, 2006

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
The Oil Factor

December 15, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Plan Colombia

December 01, 2005

Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre
November 30, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Wal-Mart

November 17, 2005

Protest at U.S. Embassy: White Phosphorus in Fallujah
November 14, 2005

Control Arms Petition
at Piazza Chiesa Nuova

November 12, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Invisible Ballots

November 10, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
The Corporation

October 27, 2005

Movie Night:
Viva Zapatero

October 25, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Hidden Wars of
Desert Storm

October 13, 2005

Anti-war rally
at U.S. Embassy

Sept 24, 2005

USC4P&J Social
at the Beehive

June 22, 2005

Die-In with
Articolo 11
at Palazzo Chigi

June 21, 2005

Collecting Photos
with Control Arms

June 18, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Unconstitutional

June 16, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Outfoxed

June 09, 2005

Eyes Wide Open
Film Series
Weapons of
Mass Deception

May 19, 2005

Vigil at Palazzo Chigi with Articolo 11
May 05, 2005

Vigil at Palazzo Chigi with Articolo 11
April 28, 2005

Vigil at Palazzo Chigi with Articolo 11
April 21, 2005

International Day of Protest
March 19, 2005

 

Eyes Wide Open Film Series
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

June 9, 2005

As the third film of the Eyes Wide Open Film Series we screened Robert Greenwald's Outfoxed to an audience of interested viewers from the U.S., Canada, England, Holland and, of course, Italy.

The documentary film included interviews with former Fox employees from producers, to anchors, to consultants, some remaining anonymous, as well as media experts from FAIR, Free Press and Common Cause. But the real shocker for those of us not familiar with the network was the actual footage from Fox News. There was Bill O'Reilly berating guests and his famous "shut up" line, Sean Hannity counting down the days until Bush would be reelected, and montages of Kerry accused of being French and a flip flopper.

There were only a few people who had actually watched Fox News. It was broadcast here in Italy in the wee hours of the night for a period and one person admitted to becoming addicted to the show; the more outrageous, the more she watched to see how far they would go.

We talked about some parallels between Murdoch and Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as far as control of the media. It was decided that Berlusconi, though dangerous, is nothing when compared to Murdoch.

We also discussed that inherent cultural trait in those of us from the U.S. to believe the government and believe the media. In fact, in the film the founder of Free Press talks about how this propaganda machine is so successful for the very fact that people don't recognize it as such, propaganda.

We then started talking about solutions, how to counter corporate control of the media. One person asked about targeting sponsors of Fox News. A quick search on the web turned up the following:

Spending Liberally - Up to date list of sponsors of the Fox News channel, with contact details for each so you can let them know you're not going to be purchasing their products and why.

Skin The Fox - Another list of Fox News sponsors with contact details and sample letters.

Fox Blocker - Information on how you can request that your cable TV provider block Fox News.

And we talked about supporting independent media, such as Democracy Now!, by watching, donating and spreading the word. To keep our spirits up, we all agreed that The Daily Show was just what we needed.

The consensus was that the current administration and the corporate media have spawned a grassroots movement the likes of which we hadn't seen for some time and was also essential in creating the network of alternative media outlets we now have. That's our silver lining.

Stephanie Westbrook


Special thanks to filmmaker Robert Greenwald for his support. Take a look at his next project:
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
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Ongoing/Future Events

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May 23rd, 7:30pm,
in Rome, piazza Bologna



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Did someone tell you that U.S. military intervention in Iraq was over? Not true: we're at it again. This time the pretext to drop bombs is "curbing ISIS" (which was created by the U.S. in the first place, to overturn Assad in Syria and al-Malaki in Iraq, and is now out of hand. Like what happened to "our" creature al Qaeda in Afghanistan). And the death toll continues to rise...
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