Documentary and live call-in program on CAN TV examine 9/11 and American foreign policy

Posted by Mitchell - October 25, 2004 (entry 246)

CONTACT: Allan Gomez -- 312.738.1400

Chicago Media Action presents the documentary, Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire, October 31st at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19. Immediately following the screening of the documentary, CMA will host a live call-in discussion with co-director, Sut Jhally. Chicago viewers are invited to call in with questions and comments from 6-7 p.m.

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11 places the Bush administrationís false justifications for war in Iraq within the larger context of a two-decade struggle by neoconservatives to dramatically increase military spending in the wake of the cold war. The documentary examines how American power is globally expanded by means of military force while civil liberties and social programs are curtailed at home.

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