Revolution & Beer’s WC Turck Moderates Panel at “Shadows Of Liberty” Screening

WC Turck moderated a panel discussion after the free screening of the new and important film “Shadows of Liberty,” Tuesday night. The event was held in the historic and beautiful Lincoln Hall, at the Northwestern University School of Law. This very room has been the location for many of the most important events related to the telecommunications act and media regulation in the last decade. Joining the panel were filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay; Dale Lehman, WZRD 88.3 FM News Director; Mitchell Szczepanczyk of Chicago Media Action; Nancy Wade, Green Party congressional candidate in Illinois’ 5th district; of Mike Kalas of Multikulti. Special thanks for Chicago Media Action for editing the video of the lively discussion that ensued.

Film Trailer:

ABOUT SHADOWS OF LIBERTY: Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover‐ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone. Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?

FEATURING: Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Dick Gregory, Roberta Baskin, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges, Kristina Borjesson, and many more.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, HotDocs, Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, DOKFILM, Bergen Intl. Film Festival, Canberra Intl. Film Festival, Leeds Intl. Film Fest, Docs DF, London Intl. Documentary Festival, Open City Documentary Festival

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TONIGHT: FREE Screening of Shadows of Liberty

WC Turck will be moderating a panel discussion for the free screening of the new and important film “Shadows of Liberty,” Tuesday, February 25th at 7pm, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Once you enter the building, turn right and you will see Lincoln Hall. We know each of you will enjoy the film, and contribute something important to the discussion.

The panel will be:

Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay
Rev. Janette Wilson – Rainbow PUSH
Dale Lehman – WZRD 88.3 FM News Director
Mitchell Szczepanczyk – Chicago Media Action
Nancy Wade – Green Party
Mike Kalas – Multikulti

RSVP Here.

Film Trailer:

ABOUT SHADOWS OF LIBERTY: Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover‐ups and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone. Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news?

FEATURING: Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Dick Gregory, Roberta Baskin, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges, Kristina Borjesson, and many more.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, HotDocs, Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, DOKFILM, Bergen Intl. Film Festival, Canberra Intl. Film Festival, Leeds Intl. Film Fest, Docs DF, London Intl. Documentary Festival, Open City Documentary Festival

Looking forward to seeing you!

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The Jeremy Hammond Reader

jhOK, not really. However, I did think it would be useful to post some links related to Jeremy Hammond and his recent sentencing to 10 years federal prison because people are curious–as they should be. His crime? He exposed collusion between the government and the private sector to frame political dissenters as terrorists. They don’t like it when you point that out. Not your grandmother’s America.

The first is by is by a wonderful and passionate woman who I recently spoke with for a HuffPo article about Jeremy’s twin brother Jason. Her recent article was actually held for release by the request of Jeremy’s legal team, and happened a few months ago. The second is about last year’s attempt by his support community to have Judge Preska recuse herself. The 3rd is his “official” statement at his sentencing last Friday, with the names of FBI-selected targets redacted. The fourth is what is currently thought to be his full statement, without omissions.

Vivien Wiesman HuffPo article about Jeremy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vivien-lesnik-weisman/jeremy-hammond-q-and-a_b_4298969.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

About last year’s attempt by his support community to have Judge Preska recuse herself:
http://www.salon.com/2012/11/28/judge_in_hacker_case_is_married_to_a_stratfor_client/

Jeremy’s statements during sentencing (censored):
http://freejeremy.net/yours-in-struggle/jeremy-hammonds-sentencing-statement-11152013/

Thought to be Jeremy’s statements during sentencing (uncensored):
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20131118/01151825270/list-targets-fbi-supposedly-asked-jeremy-hammond-to-crack-revealed.shtml

And a perspective piece by Chris Hedges about his interview with Jeremy a few days before his sentencing:
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19994-chris-hedges-the-revolutionaries-in-our-midst

Here’s our interview with Sue Crabtree on WCPT’s Our Town with Mike Sanders. She’s the woman who has done an enormous share of the organizing within his support network; all gratis.

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