[IMC-DC] BTL Summary 6-17-05: Bolivia Demands Nationalization of Energy Resources; Activists Focus on Downing St. Memo; Take Back America!

Scott Harris sharris at snet.net
Thu Jun 9 23:10:51 PDT 2005

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Join us at 7 p.m. Friday June 17, for a screening of "Weapons of Mass
Deception" with WMD documentary film maker Danny Schechter speaking on
"How Our Media is Undermining Democracy"

With the revelation of former FBI official Mark Felt as the Washington
Post source "Deep Throat" in the Watergate scandal, come listen to
director/filmmaker Danny Schechter discuss the post-Watergate journalism
era at a screening of his documentary "Weapons of Mass Deception" on the
33rd anniversary of the Watergate break-in Friday, June 17, 7 p.m., at
the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT!

The award-winning film "Weapons of Mass Deception" examines the
corporate media's complicity in misleading the American public prior to
the Bush administration's ill-fated invasion and occupation of Iraq. A
discussion and reception with refreshments will follow. Danny Schechter
is a Globalvision filmmaker and Emmy Award-winning former ABC 20/20 and
CNN producer. You're invited! Suggested contribution is $15. Advance
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THE WEEK ENDING June 17, 2005

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1) Bolivia's Poor Indigenous Population
Rises Up to Demand Nationalization
of their Nation's Energy Resources

Interview with Jim Schultz,
executive director of the Democracy Center,
conducted by Scott Harris

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2) Grassroots Movement Works to Focus
Public Attention on Downing Street Memo
that Reveals Bush Administration's
Dishonest Justification for Iraq War

Excerpt of speech Medea Benjamin,
cofounder of Global Exchange,
produced by Melinda Tuhus

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3) Progressive Activists Gather to Strategize
and Build Independent Political Infrastructure

Interview with Robert Borosage,
co-founder of Campaign for America's Future,
conducted by Scott Harris

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4) This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

* The United Nations World Food Program says 3.5 million people in
Darfur, more than half the population, is in need of food aid, due to
violence from  government-backed paramilitary units preventing farmers
from planting crops.
* For the first time in 20 years, Canada is debating building new
nuclear power plants as an alternative to energy sources that create
greenhouse gases; however, environmentalists and economists say nuclear
power is not a safe nor cost-effective option.
* Under the media radar screen, the Bush-appointed majority on the
National Labor Relations Board has taken away the right of workers
contracted with temporary agencies to organize.

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