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, October 24, 2011

Progressive Film Series: November 2011

TITLE: THE END OF POVERTY
GENRE: Documentary.
DATE: Thursday, November 10,2011
TIME: 6pm pizza and business
6:30 film and discussion
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza West-
bank meeting room, 703
N. Valley Mills, Waco.
PARKING: Free.
RATING: NR, but acceptable for all
ages.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
RUN TIME: 104 minutes.
RELEASE DATE: 2010.
FEE: pizza buffet and film FREE.

"The END OF POVERTY is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land and other natural resources as well as in forced labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies--in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
The END OF POVERTY asks why today 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate? Can we really end poverty under our current economic system? Think again."

*OFFICIAL SELECTION, CRITIC'S WEEK, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL*
*OFFICIAL SELECTION, 25+ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS*
"Excellent, ****"---Kam Williams, NewsBlaze.com
"A sort of An Inconvenient Truth for global economics..."---Charles Masters, The Hollywood Reporter.
"Powerful and upsetting."---Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"should be required viewing by every politician in the world."---Eric Monder,Film Journal International.

We cordially invite you to this event. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from this well documented and detailed film. As we call for economic justice with the Occupy movements, this film speaks to economic justice on the global level. Your opinions and input on the documentary and on items of business are vital. Enjoy fellowship with other progressives in this truly unique forum in Central Texas. Thanks for your continued support, interest, and actions for peace and justice.

Ad in Waco Tribune-Herald, October 22, 2011



The Friends of Peace action on the 10th anniversary of the Afghanistan war received minimal press coverage.

It seems clear that the powers that be are frightened by the growing strength of the peace movement and the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together actions across the country.

So the FOP did a paid ad in the Waco Trib, which appeared opposite the Opinion page. We have not had the manpower to occupy Waco, but we did occupy the Op-Ed page that day. Our support of the OWS movement, and call for ending senseless wars, healing the planet, and healthcare for all were clearly broadcast with this ad. (Many thanks to Harrison, Kay, and Carmen for their support, work and talent in helping produce this document).

Monday, October 10, 2011

Afghanistan Occupation 10th Anniversary Protest



The Waco Friends of Peace took a stand for peace on Thursday October 6, tenth anniversary of the US occupation of Afghanistan. We stood in solidarity with the www.october2011.org movement in Wash. DC and around the country. And in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement which is growing across the nation as well. Thanks to FOP veteran Harrison Ward for leading this action and the 15 or so other folks with courage to witness for peace. I can't remember all the names so I thank everyone in unison. The quotation from Rev. King on back of the FOP t-shirt says it all: "There comes a time when silence is betrayal." The Waco Friends of Peace will not keep silence as long as the military industrial congressional complex wastes lives and trillions of dollars.