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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
Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties

June 16, 2005

The fourth and final documentary of the Eyes Wide Open Film Series Spring Season 2005 was presented on 16 June at the Linux Club. This was yet another showing made possible by the generosity of film producer Robert Greenwald, who donated the film to us and allowed us not only to show it but also to reproduce and distribute it free of charge.

The documentary shown was Nonny de la Peña’ s Unconstitutional, which presents the USA PATRIOT Act and other administration policies in the wake of 11 September 2001. The film concentrates on the personal stories of several individuals affected by the implications of this act, which was passed by the United States House of Representatives and Senate on 26 October 2001 (for details and a wealth of websites related to both the film and the PATRIOT act, see the handout distributed during the evening).

Those attending the screening included individuals of several nationalities, with a majority of Italians and Americans, and the discussion after the film provided an opportunity to exchange personal experiences of going through US airports over the past few years, being questioned about bank accounts by US officials, having to justify living in Rome to authorities in the US before a flight, and so on. A major part of the discussion centred on the very serious implications of the official, deliberate “sleight of hand” perpetrated on the United States Congress by having them vote on a totally different version of the PATRIOT Act than the one endorsed in the House. The emotional bullying that was used to force the Congress to vote too rapidly on the act seems unbelievable now, although various people in the audience recalled the weeks following 11 September and how it had been possible to sway people for emotional reasons. Recalling Michael Moore’s statements in Fahrenheit 9/11 that Congress had passed the bill unread, it was interesting to watch the sections in Unconstitutional that show how this came to pass. The members of Congress thought they were voting on another text, namely one that they had endorsed, and someone else substituted the PATRIOT Act that we have today in place of the original law that was supposed to have been passed.

A copy of the US Constitution and Amendments was made available for those who wanted to examine the various paragraphs and clauses that are being expressly infringed by the PATRIOT Act, and the point was raised that the gradual loss of civil liberties in the current US context could be compared with a certain number of historical precedents in which fascist or totalitarian dictatorships were established in countries where fear of enemy attack was used to convince populations to surrender their individual rights in the name of “patriotism” or “national pride” and so on.

This final film in the Eyes Wide Open Film Series closed what has been an informative and energizing experience for many, and the US Citizens for Peace and Justice are very grateful to the Linux Club for their support. The showings would certainly have been much more difficult (not to say impossible) without the wonderful facilities and convivial environment of the Club. We are looking forward to the possibility of continuing to show provocative and interesting “off the beaten track” films and documentaries in the future.

Judith Crews

 

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