Sunday, September 23, 2012

American Autumn

We had about 25 people to see American Autumn. It was an excellent movie about Occupy, and we even had some Occupy Poughkeepsie and Occupy Northern Dutchess folks there. Very nice discussion followed regarding the Occupy movement.


American Autumn, An Occudoc: free film screening

Thursday, September 20 at 7:00 pm 
Crafted Kup 
44 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Shot on the front lines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January 2012, American Autumn,  an Occudoc is an inside looking out view of the occupy movement. With interviews and insights from key organizers, thinkers and activists, writer/director Dennis Trainor Jr. weaves commentary and a fearless style that often puts the viewer right between police and protesters. Come help us celebrate Occupy's first anniversary!

The screening will be followed by an audience discussion. This is part of the "Give Peace a Film" series and there is no admission charge.

Sponsored by: Dutchess Peace Coalition <>

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif dies at Guantanamo

Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif was one of the poets whose poems we read when we had our readings of poems by Guantanamo inmates. This was his poem:


They are criminals, increasing their crimes.
They are criminals, claiming to be peace-loving.
They are criminals, torturing the hunger strikers.
They are artists of torture. †They are artists of pain and fatigue,
They are artists of insults and humiliation.
They are faithless - traitors and cowards
They have surpassed devils with their criminal acts.
They do not respect the law, They do not respect men,
They do not spare the elderly, They do not spare the baby-toothed child.
They leave us in prison for years, uncharged, Because we are Muslims.
Where is the world to save us from torture?
Where is the world to save us from the fire and sadness?
Where is the world to save the hunger strikers?
But we are content, on the side of justice and right, Worshiping the Almighty.
And our motto on this island is, salaam.