Global Justice This Week

The Coming War on China
Aug 22nd, 2018 11:00 am
FILM
70 pesos
If you’ve been thinking that the current trade war with China is confined to trade, think again. In 2016, the renowned documentarian, John Pilger, completed his film, “The Coming War on China,” a detailed look at the American strategy geared toward maintaining US global dominance.

Obama had pushed his “pivot toward Asia” strategy as a comprehensive plan to counteract Chinas’ growing influence in the area. An essential piece to that shift included the ringing of China with 400 US military bases, many of which having nuclear weapons. A similar strategy was employed with the NATO alliance to hem in Russia. The clear and constant US message... don’t mess with American global hegemony.

In 2010, Hillary Clinton declared China’s claims to the atolls in the South China Sea as a threat to US security. And with China’s extension of influence in Africa and Latin America, the drumbeat of American hawks and military strategists have continued unabated.

Trump threatens anyone who “dares” to think they have the right to compete for markets and resources, let alone defend themselves against the US. According to the WSJ, “Congress is preparing to enact a defense-policy bill that some lawmakers say is tougher on China than any in history, as a bipartisan movement to confront Beijing gathers steam.”

The likelihood of a military showdown, one that might well include the use of nuclear weapons, is steadily increasing. “The Coming War on China”, focuses on and exposes these alarming developments.

Location
Teatro Santa Ana
La Biblioteca Publica, Reloj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GUA 37700
Mexico

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War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
Aug 23rd, 2018 11:00 am
TALK
70 pesos
President Trump claims trade wars are easy to win. So far he has demonstrated they are easy to start. It remains to be seen how they will end. It is also easy to start military wars, as presidents from LBJ to George W. Bush have shown. Based on Norman Solomon's revealing book, the documentary film 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. And we haven’t won any of them.

Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, War Made Easy exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations. Will we ever learn?

Location
Sala Quetzal
La Biblioteca Publica, Rejoj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GUA 37700
Mexico

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