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Announcement :: International
Free Screening: Worlds Apart: 9-11 First Responders Against War
05 Feb 2006
Free Screening: Worlds Apart: 9-11 First Responders Against War
7pm, Wednesday, February 8, 2006

at the Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Ave (in the South End)

Many stories have been told about the heroes of 9-11. Over 300 first responders gave their lives in attempts to save lives at Ground Zero in New York City. For many who survived, the horror of 9-11 and the days after continue to effect them every single day.

In NYC, there is a small group of first responders called Ground Zero for Peace who have called for nonviolent responses to the attacks. Afghan Medics It is their belief that violence will only breed more violence. If we hope to eradicate terrorism, violence is not a solution. Reaction to their stance has been mixed, but never mild. Worlds Apart focuses on these heroes of 9-11, and their lives since that tragic day.

The documentary features footage from a peacemaking delegation that brought 9-11 EMT Megan Bartlett and Joe Public Films producer Tom Jackson to Afghanistan in May 2004. Cinema Theatre They met with Afghan first responders in an attempt to establish ties of friendship, and to see if Afghan rescue workers were really much different than those in NYC.

Joe Public Films has received exclusive Afghan battle & rescue footage from award winning cameraman M. Yousuf Jonnesar. The documentary features traditional Afghan music and songs from David Rovics, Emma's Revolution and others.

Upcoming Films:

Feb 15 – Abortion Diaries (event co-sponsored by the LaRivolta! Collective)

The Abortion Diaries is a documentary featuring 12 women who speak candidly about their experiences with abortion. The women are doctors, subway workers, artists, activists, military personnel, teachers and students; they are Black, Latina , Jewish and White; they are mothers or child-free; they range in age from 19 to 54. Their stories weave together with the filmmaker's diary entries to present a compelling, moving and at times surprisingly funny "dinner party" where the audience is invited to hear what women say behind closed doors about motherhood, medical technology, sex, spirituality, love, work and their own bodies.

Feb 22 – The Take

All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.

In suburban Buenos Aires, thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave.

March 1 – Fistful Of Dynamite

In Mexico at the time of the Revolution, Juan, the leader of a bandit family, meets Sean Mallory, an IRA explosives expert on the run from the British. Seeing Sean's skill with explosives, Juan decides to persuade him to join the bandits in a raid on the great bank of Mesa Verde. Sean in the meantime has made contact with the revolutionaries, and intends to use his dynamite in their service.

March 8 – Bullet For The General

El Chuncho's bandits rob arms from a train, intending to sell the weapons to Elias' revolutionaries. They are helped by one of the passengers, Bill Tate, and allow him to join them, unware he is an assassin working for the Mexican government.

Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Always Free

Questions-Comments about the film series, contact films(-at-)


+++ Where are we?

Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Telephone: 617.267.6272
Email: lucyparsons (at)

+++ Directions

By train/public transportation: Take the Orange Line to the Mass Ave. stop, or the Green "E" line to the Symphony stop. Walk south on Mass Ave for a minute or two. Go left onto Columbus Avenue for 1-1/2 blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on the left.

By bus:Take the #1 Dudley/Mass Ave bus to the corner of Columbus Avenue and Mass Ave. Walk east on Columbus Avenue 1-1/2 blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on the left.

By car, from Storrow Drive:Exit at Copley. Go left at the light, onto Arlington Street. Continue approximatley five blocks until Columbus Avenue. Go right onto Columbus Avenue for approximately eight blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on your right. If you reach Mass Ave, you've gone one block too far.

From I-93 N or S:Take the Storrow Drive exit. Continue 1-2 minutes on Storrow and exit at Copley. Go left at the light, onto Arlington Street. Continue approximatley five blocks until Columbus Avenue. Go right onto Columbus Avenue for approximately eight blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on your right. If you reach Mass Ave, you've gone one block too far.

+++ What are we?

The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston's collectively run radical bookstore features an extensive selection of radical books and magazines, internet access, space for talks and meetings, and free movies Wednesday nights. Located at 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End the store is just down from Mass Ave and easily reached from the Mass Ave and Symphony T stations and the #1 bus. Regular store hours Mon-Fri 12-9pm Weekends 12-6.

+++ Volunteer

Volunteering at LPC isn't just about donating your labor. All of the Lucy Parsons Center volunteers contribute to all aspects of running the store and can take part in all decisions in how it's run. If you know anything about grant writing, web design, or any other skills you think would be useful, or if you just want to be part of this great radical project, please email Pete at petestid (at)

+++ Use our space for radical stuff

One of the most important aspects of the Lucy Parsons Center is providing a community meeting place for radical activities. If you want to host an event, please send an email to Rebecca at rebeccabatchelder (at) Make sure to give enough notice so that we can approve the event at our bimonthly meetings.

If you have a group that needs a space to have regular meetings, just come to the bookstore and fill out a space request form. Again, make sure to allow time for approval by the collective.

+++ Donate MONEY!

We need support to help ensure the Lucy Parsons Center continues to grow and be an important resource for the community. Donations can be made in the form of cash, check or credit cards. Please call the store for more info. If you don't have a lot, don't worry, even donating the change of your purchase can make a difference.

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I hope they don't accept the official conspiracy theory...
06 Feb 2006

Otherwise I have to wonder what radical means these days.
Silly Rabbit
06 Feb 2006
This film seems to be about comparing relief responses in NYC and Afghanistan.

I don't see the relevance to any conspiracy theory.
Re: Free Screening: Worlds Apart: 9-11 First Responders Against War
06 Feb 2006
Well, let's see, the film seems to take the approach of "Well, yes we were attacked by Muslims on 9-11, but we should respond peacefully."

When they should be saying "9-11 had nothing to do with Afghanistan except that one reason the neocons staged it was to annex Afghanistan"

Why the fu** would I want to watch "battle scenes" from Afghanistan? This reeks of COINTELPRO, @. You of all people should be all over this like W on Rice...
Conspiracy Nuts
06 Feb 2006
are just that, nuts.
Re: Free Screening: Worlds Apart: 9-11 First Responders Against War
06 Feb 2006
Nuts are people who run around like beheaded chickens crying about terrorists that don't exist while allowing their media and government to lie them into a criminal war that has increased TWENTY-FOLD the number of Islamist terrorists in the world. Wake up and smell your nutbag, @ --one bad nut spoils the bunch you know.
Wait a sec
06 Feb 2006
you think a buddist film about non-violence in the face of 9-11 and the bombing of afghanistan is COINTELPRO?!

is that what you are saying?
Re: Free Screening: Worlds Apart: 9-11 First Responders Against War
06 Feb 2006
nothing against a non-violent response, whether Buddhist or not, so long as it involves actually finding out the truth about who had the WTC demolished.
06 Feb 2006
Why does it have to address your conspiracy theories?!

It's it so important to you, why don't you make a film about it? Or organize a screening of one that does talk about the 'inside job'?

Why do you have to antagoize people trying to put events togther?

Oh yeah cause you're a fucking troll.
Look, Ma:
07 Feb 2006
I videotaped 5 people in a uniform who are against the war, and got it showed at an independent theater. Eveyone is therefore against the war.
07 Feb 2006
The great conspiracy theory is that 19 Arabs flew two planes into WTC towers dropping them to the ground then flew into the penagon with a 757. No 757 flew into the pentagon. That's a fact not theory. Two planes flying into the WTC towers 1&2 did not collaspe four buildings. That's a fact. No theory at all.
07 Feb 2006
i sensed a misunderstanding and so have come to spread peace and joy, as it seems necessary here.

all of you who make use of indymedia to communicate with one another in good faith know that hidden in outbursts of antagonism are the seeds of reconciliation.

never forget the love that got you into activism in the first place. beyond the rhetoric lies our salvation, which is understanding springing from knowledge of truth.

freedom beauty truth and love!
Why Don't All Of You Attend The Flims?
08 Feb 2006
Most of us know 9-11 was a government involved crime.
Yet, I read there are some interesting films listed above.
I'm off Wednesday. I'm going.
Re: Free Screening: Worlds Apart: 9-11 First Responders Against War
08 Feb 2006
this sounds like more Boston-Mobe like top-down "grassroots" crap.

really people--once word gets out to the mainstream about 9-11, there will be a lot of splainin to do in so-called radical circles.

There are moles and spies all around you--LPC, please clean house or become irrelevant.