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Waco Friends of Peace/Climate normally meets on the first Monday of the month at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza, at 703 N. Valley Mills Dr. in Waco, with a free buffet followed by a documentary film or a guest speaker.
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Monday, May 18, 2009
CINDY SHEEHAN LECTURE.
DATE: Tuesday, June 9, 2009.
TIME: Pizza/veggie buffet and announcements 6pm, Cindy 6:30.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza Outback Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr, Waco.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
FEE: All Free.
Please join us to welcome our friend Cindy back to Central Texas where her amazing
journey started. She is on a tour now with her most recent book and we are happy
to have her speak in Waco. History may well look back to August 2005 and consider Cindy
the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement. She ignited the American people against the Iraq
occupation and this fervor eventually swept Barack Obama into the White House. She has traveledthe world with her message of peace and made a courageous run for U.S. Congress against Speaker Pelosi. But the military industrial machine has not been dismantled and the occupations continue. So the struggle must continue. Please come for inspiration in the struggle from Cindy, and experience a piece of history. Thanks for your valuable time.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Title: HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT.
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009.
Time: Pizza/veggie buffet and announcements 6p.m, film and discussion
Venue: Poppa Rollo's Pizza meeting room, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive. enter
from outside door to right, or from inside the restaurant.
Run time: 71 minutes.
Rating: unrated. a few scenes of dead persons in South America you might
find objectionable for young children.
Audience: All welcome.
Price: All free.
Every November, thousands of people from across North America gather outside Fort Benning, Georgia to form one of the largest anti-war demonstrations in the U.S. since the
Vietnam war. The issue is the controversial U.S. Army School of the Americas, where over
60,000 Latin soldiers have been trained, among them dictators like Manuel Noriega of Panama and death squad leaders like Roberto D'Aubuisson of El Salvador. Demonstrators
denounce the SOA as a "School of Assassins," but Army officials argue that the school has
played a crucial role in bringing democracy and stability to Latin America. Interviews include Father Roy Bourgeois, Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Michael
Parenti. A bold, unflinching look at the nature and consequences of U.S. policy in Latin America.
"Incredible documentary...required viewing."---Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
"....the School of the Americas reminds people..that Americans too can be
collectively responsible for torture, for murder, for dictatorship.."--Christopher