Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Juan Gonzalez' Harvest of Empire - Sep 28th - Oct 4th, SCL Booksale in Honor of Adrienne Rich - This Saturday

Hi.  I cannot more highly recommend this film, based on Juan Gozalez's book.  Yesterday, Juan and one
of the two film makers were on Democracy Now for its full hour cast.  They covered the history, economies
and politics of the centuries of domination by invading countries, led in the past century by the U.S., on
behalf of ever larger corporate interests and feudal land owners and an imposed order by fascistic, compliant
dictators.  The result of massacres in El Salvador, regular invasions by the U.S. military, taking a third of  
Mexicothe entirety of Puerto Rico, and violently overthrowing democracies from Haiti and Honduras south
to Brazil and Chile have resulted in enormous numbers of refugees from Latin America fleeing to the U.S. 
Wouldn't you.  
All that is background to the main thrust of the book and the filmof what's happening here and now with
all those millions. They showed some of the footage, and it was incredible.  A must see ***** (Hey, I'm in
show biz - sort of) - Ed 
From: Karen Pomer []
Subject: Juan Gonzalez' Harvest of Empire OPENS for ONE Week Only - Sep 28th - Oct 4th


The Untold Story of Latinos in America

We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies
are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.

  Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire

At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Onyx Films is proud to present Harvest of Empire, a feature-length documentary that examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation's cultural and economic landscape.

Friday, September 28th through October 4th
Showtimes: 1:00 pm // 3:20 pm // 5:40 pm // 8:00 pm // 10:15 pm
Harvest of Empire trailer:
Harvest of Empire website:


Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:52 PM

SCL Fall Booksale
In Honor of the Life of Poet/Activist Adrienne Rich (1929 – 2012)

In these times of dread, Adrienne Rich reminds us that "you cannot afford to think of being here to receive an education; you will do much better to think of yourselves as being here to claim one....The difference is that between acting and being acted-upon, and it can literally mean the difference between life and death."

Come to SCL's fall booksale and continue to claim your education. Find books that strengthen your ability to resist and live.

SCL Fall 2012 Book Sale
Saturday, September 29
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

@ The Southern California Library
6120 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044


All books for $1-2. Can't wait till Saturday? If you are a current SCL member, you can come early. The member preview will be from 1-7 p.m. Friday, September 28. If you're not a member yet, just sign up now or join at the door.

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What Kind of Times Are These
By Adrienne Rich

There's a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphill
and the old revolutionary road breaks off into shadows
near a meeting-house abandoned by the persecuted
who disappeared into those shadows.

I've walked there picking mushrooms at the edge of dread, but don't be fooled
this isn't a Russian poem, this is not somewhere else but here,
our country moving closer to its own truth and dread,
its own ways of making people disappear.

I won't tell you where the place is, the dark mesh of the woods
meeting the unmarked strip of light—
ghost-ridden crossroads, leafmold paradise:
I know already who wants to buy it, sell it, make it disappear.

And I won't tell you where it is, so why do I tell you
anything? Because you still listen, because in times like these
to have you listen at all, it's necessary
to talk about trees.

"What Kind of Times Are These." © 2002, 1995 by Adrienne Rich, from The Fact of a Doorframe: Selected Poems 1950-2001 by Adrienne Rich

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