Waco Friends of Peace/Climate meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Monday, August 30, 2010

September 9, Progressive Lecture Series and Meeting

DATE: Thursday, September 9, 2010.
TIME: 6pm pizza buffet and announcements, 6:30 lecture and discussion.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza Westbank meeting room, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive, Waco.
TOPIC: U.S.- ISRAEL RELATIONS: A CANDID APPRAISAL by Colbert Held, PhD.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
ADMISSION: All free.
DETAILS: See flyer (prepared by Harrison Ward, FOP).
You are cordially invited to this important lecture by experienced diplomat and Baylor
professor, Colbert Held, PhD. We are truly honored to have Dr. Held speak and request
your presence to ensure a suitable crowd for a guest lecturer of this international stature.
And his experience and opinions are vital as at this moment negotiations are underway in
Washington toward the goal of an Israeli-Palestinian peace. The timing of this event is thus
perfect.
Preceding the lecture is a short FOP business meeting. Topics include the military waste
billboard, the September 11 candlelight vigil at the local mosque, the September 14 Sarah
Palin event at Baylor (our response?), and the "Turn Off Fox" campaign initiated locally by
Harley Johnson.
As always, we have free "War Is Not the Answer" yard signs available for all who want them.
See you on September 9th.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

AUGUST PROGRESSIVE FILM AND MEETING

DATE: Thursday, August 12, 2010
TIME: 6pm free pizza buffet and announcements,
memorial for Denton peace activist. Sammie
6:30 film and discussion.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza Westbank room.
703 N. Valley Mills Drive, Waco, TX.
FILM: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN
AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND
THE PENTAGON PAPERS. (2009).
RATING: Unrated, but acceptable for all ages.
RUN TIME: 94 minutes.
RELEASE DATE: 2010.
AUDIENCE: all welcome.

The release of this film at the same time the
Wikileaks Afghanistan Papers exploded on the
scene must be more than a coincidence. Indeed,
the Wikileaks documents have been called The
Pentagon Papers 2.0. This story of the Pentagon Papers is a fascinating, highly entertaining
film, with details many of us may not know. The courage of Daniel Ellsberg is an inspiration
to the peace movement. And we recall how the government tried to block the publication, just
as the government is attempting now with the Wikileaks documents. Thus you will not want
to miss this month's important film and meeting.
Your presence is also requested as we remember devoted peace activist Sammie, known to
many of us in Waco. Bring your ideas of where the quiet peace movement should go now. Certainly its easy to be discouraged, but we can never give up. One of our members from Hillsboro has done some great work for peace, and we hope will relate this at the meeting as well. Please help the anti-war community grow.


"Superb"--San Francisco Chronicle.

"Gripping. Pulses with suspense."--Washington Post.

"Gripping, evocative, entertaining."--Los Angeles Time.


ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE--BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE.