Veg Out Cafe
Delicious Vegan food (..not just for Vegans!), at the Veg Out Cafe every Tuesday from 7pm in Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street (across from Fionn Barra’s)
Suggested donation: 5 euro – all welcome!
Fundraiser for Occupy
Join us Thursday Feb 9th at Solidarity Books for a screening of ‘The End of Violence
Wim Wenders (1997)’ (details of film below).
Start time is 8pm.
All welcome, donations appreciated
The End of Violence Wim Wenders (1997)*
Shot over a three week period in L.A., this rich and complex film concerns issues of alienation, surveillance, technology, media and invisibility. A film producer who has made a fortune from violent movies, has to disappear after a mysterious attempt on his life and is taken in by immigrant Mexican gardeners who enable him to see the dehumanising reality of his old life. Meanwhile a scientist is pressured by the CIA to precide over an Orwellian surveillance system overlooking the city.
Feb. 16: Capitalism: A Love Story
Michael Moore (2009)
Examining the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of
Americans (and by default, the rest of the world), the film moves from
Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global
financial epicenter in Manhattan. he film explores the question: What
is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Moore goes
into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside
down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington, DC and
elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love
affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal…and 14,000 jobs being lost
Feb. 23: Black Power Mixtape 1967-75
Goran Olsson (2011)
Based on footage shot by Swedish journalists in the late 1960s and
early ’70s to document the Black Power movement, the film weaves
scenes of the Harlem, Brooklyn and Oakland streets with interviews of
movment leaders Eldridge Cleaver, Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis and
numerous others. Recalling her original interview by Swedish
journalist Goran Hugo Olsson, Davis noted he was “the first journalist
to interview me from jail. I was asked by him and by everyone else at
the time’Why do you advocate violence?’ For some reason we were
(considered) the ones responsible for all of the violence of that