Thursday, August 17, 2006

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Undercurrents News Network Alternative NewsLetter 147

Iraq for Sale Movie
Released Sept 8th- How corporations send civilians into a profitable warzone. Watch a trailer of the new Robert Greenwald Film.

Undercurrents on tour
Our cinema is in West Wales and Yorkshire and Ireland in the coming weeks. Meet us at the Earth First! gathering or Climate camp or Electric Picnic

Film Showings
Do you ever dream about your movie premiering worldwide on 3000 screens simultaneously? Well now you can with Brave New Theater

Women wanted
Are you an unemployed or under-employed (working 16 hours per week or less) ethnic minority woman living in London Central? Create a short film in a 22 Week FREE course.Contact The Film Workshop on 020 7607 8660

Anarchist Yellow Pages
Find a friend, a radical bookshop or a campaign

Big Green Gathering
Watch the video on Sky news about the festival,,31200-green_p18488,00.html

Leeds Palestine Solidarity Campaign Film Nights
At the Common Place, Wharf Street (off Kirkgate) Leeds City Centre
Wednesday 16th August 7 pm:

Doctor Who actress arrested on protest
Undercurrents filmed the arrest of a TV actress in Cardiff during a protest against Israel's bombing of Lebanonese children. Full story and photos

Open mic shorts from film-makers brave enough to face an audience. If you have a film between 1 - 10 minutes, bring it along on DVD for the opportunity to screen it. Beware, though, as the audience's decision is final and your film might not make it to the end! Short... is sweet.

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UnderReview show of counter culture

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Undercurrents capture an alien on CCTV

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Undercurrents Video

Undercurrents News
Press Release

Wednesday August 9 2006


At 9.10am this morning 6 people were arrested for criminal damage to the pillars of Cardiff Museum.

The protesters covered the outside of the museum in fake blood handprints. Helen Griffin, actress from Doctor Who and recent BAFTA winner was arrested red handed. De Murphy, a grandmother who left her 24 hour Peace vigil at Swansea castle to join the protest was also arrested. A Palestinian Doctor was also amongst the arrested.

The protesters say their actions were aimed at highlighting the British and U.S Governments involvement in the bombing of innocent civilians in Lebanon.

Blood soaked handprints were spread across the steps to highlight the number of lives being lost during Israel’s bombardment of Lebanon.

Street theatre was staged with masked actors playing President Bush and Prime Minster Blair. A case containing $3Billion will be handed over to the Israeli Prime minister Ehud Omert reflecting the United States subsidising of the Israeli war machine each year. The sum amounts to 30% of the US foreign aid budget.

Helen Griffin said
‘Israel has meanwhile broken more UN resolutions than any other country.
1000 Lebanese civilians, nearly half of which have been children, have died since the invasion 28 days ago. Israel has sent its warplanes on more than 8700 bombing missions.’


Notes to Editors
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