HUMAN FLOW by Ai Wei Wei 6pm Friday 11-16-18

65 million people worldwide are migrating: fleeing war, ethnic cleansing, environmental catastrophe. Filmed in 23 countries over two years, director and artist Ai Weiwei brings to life the immense human scale of the worldwide refugee crisis --from the destruction of Mosul by the U.S. in Iraq, sub-Saharan Africa where 26 percent of the world's refugees are located, to the open-air prison of Gaza and, the U.S.-Mexican border.

Ai Weiwei gives voice to the people living through this and to their hopes and their dignified determination to be treated as human beings.

Discussion: A Wave of Fascist Violence & Terror Against Immigrants...Can this rapidly escalating fascism be stopped through the normal process of elections? 6pm 11-4-18

The elections set for November 6 are shaping up to be a major political flash point. Trump has been holding increasingly aggressive and almost daily fascist mass rallies around the country, whipping up his base not only to vote, but to adopt an increasingly aggressive stance to those he has declared to be enemies. At the same time, there has been in the past week a series of violent fascist political acts.
  • 11 people murdered in a synagogue while they worshipped, allegedly by a man with a terrifying record of unbridled anti-Semitism. 
  • 15 pipe bombs sent to former presidents, high ranking officials, media institutions, and others who have been repeatedly targeted by Trump.
  • Two Black people murdered, allegedly by a man who spewed racist epithets and had just been denied entry to an African-American church.
Trump responded to the attacks in an openly callous and, in the circumstances, extremely aggressive way to this, with pro forma calls for "unity" and continued, and in some ways stepped-up, attacks on both the media and political opponents.

Monday Trump announced that thousands of armed troops are to be sent to the U.S/-Mexico border