May Monday Mayhem: screening of "War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death"
For May Monday Mayhem, we're going to show the film “War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death," which exposes "a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq.” Veteran David Dornford will lead the discussion after the film.
Monday, May 7, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Suggested donation: $5
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/576716326019365/
Special guest: David Dornford
David Dornford, long time peace activist and member of Veterans for Peace will join us to lead a discussion following the film.
About “War Made Easy”:
“War Made Easy” reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.
The film brings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq. By familiarizing viewers with the techniques of war propaganda, “War Made Easy” encourages us to think critically about the messages put out by today's spin doctors - messages which are designed to promote and prolong a policy of militarism under the guise of the ‘war on terror.’
About Monday Mayhem:
On the first Monday of every month, the Flying Squirrel hosts special programming that forgoes the technical and logistical concerns of running an open-use community space in order to take a closer look at the impact of our actions on the community and our potential as a catalyst for change.