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Weekly Calendar 9/14-9/19

The Indypendent Sep 14, 2010

WED SEPT 15
6pm • Free
BOOK LAUNCH: DEBT, THE IMF, AND THE WORLD BANK: SIXTY QUESTIONS, SIXTY ANSWERS
Join Éric Toussaint, co-author of the new book Debt, The IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers (with Damien Millet) for this special New York appearance. Find out more about a book that Noam Chomsky called, “an important tool for liberating the mass of suffering people who are caught in the shackles of foreign debt.” Sponsored by Monthly Review Press, the Indypendent and the Permanent Mission of Venezuela to UN.
Venezuelan Mission To the United Nations, 335 East 46th St
212-691-2555 • monthlyreview.org

6pm • Free
ART OPENING: HANK KEARSLEY: BLACK WEST
Hank Kearsley’s paintings draws on a lifetime of personal experience that spans an America prior to the civil rights movement, through an America still struggling with racism and a world where oppression continues to exist.
Creon Gallery, 238 East 24th Street, 1B
646-265-5508 • creongallery.com

3pm and 5pm • Free
FILMS: COMMEMORATE ATTIC MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY
From September 9th – September 13th in 1971, over 1200 prisoners at New York
State Attica Prison responded to the prison guard murder of Soledad prison leader and Black Panther Party Field Marshall, George Jackson by rebelling and taking control over half of the prison. To commemorate these two freedom fighting events in history we will be showing the internationally acclaimed documentary films: George Jackson: Revolutionary @ 3pm and Attica @ 5pm. These two film screenings will be immediately followed by a historical open discussion with a number of former activist prisoners who actually participated in The Revolutionary Prison Movement Of The 70’s.
The Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community & Student Center, Room 3-201
NAC Building, West 138th St
212-650-5008 • nycjericho@gmail.com

THRU SEPT 16
11am • Free
DEMONSTRATION: CALL TO ACTION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
Join the Coalition for Education to call on the NYC Department of Education to: implement a plan for intensive academic services for all students who test in Level 1 and Level, provide strong, comprehensive supports for all struggling schools and stop all high-stakes decisions based on test scores and establish a new accountability system.
NYC Department of Education, 52 Chambers St
917-309-5742 www.nyccej.org

FRI SEPT 17
6:30pm • Free
TEACH-IN AND PLANNING MEETING: THE URGENT NEED FOR SOLIDARITY WITH PAKISTAN’S FLOOD VICTIMS
Pakistan is experiencing one of the most calamitous disasters in recent memory. Progressive activists in Pakistan are launching a national campaign against the servicing of foreign debt and the squandering of enormous resources on the military. Here in the U.S., similar awareness and activism is sorely needed. Please join us to build solidarity with ordinary Pakistanis and raise badly-needed funds for grassroots flood-relief.
Brecht Forum, 451 West St
212-242-4201 brecht.org

SUN SEPT 19
11am • Free
DISCUSSION: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A PROBLEM: BEING YOUNG AND ARAB IN AMERICA WITH MOUSTAFA BOUYAMI
Just over a century ago, W.E.B. Du Bois posed a provocative question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: “How does it feel to be a problem?” Renowned author Moustafa Bayoumi, a professor of English at Brooklyn College, asked the same question about a new problem in the United States and spent careful time talking with seven young Arab Americans to provide the answer.
Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West @ 2nd Street Bklyn
718-768-2972 • bsec.org

1:15pm • Free
FILM SCREENING: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS
In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg shook America to its foundations when he smuggled a top-secret Pentagon study to the New York Times that showed how five Presidents consistently lied to the American people about the Vietnam War that was killing millions and tearing America apart. This film tells the inside story of this pivotal event told largely by the players of Ellsberg, his colleagues, family and critics, Pentagon Papers authors and government officials, Watergate principals, and finally-through White House audiotapes – President Nixon and his inner circle of advisors.
Community Church Of New York, Gallery Room 28, East 35th St
718-843-0515 • Russellbranca@yahoo.com

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