2008 Protest at the RNC subject of film screening on August 16 in Grand Rapids
This month the Left Forum will be showing the film “BETTER THIS WORLD.” The film is a documentary telling the story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention, is a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal.
“Better This World” follows the radicalization of these boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, under the tutelage of revolutionary activist Brandon Darby. The results: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high-stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of a controversial FBI informant. “Better This World” goes on to the heart of the war on terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post 9/11 America. Winner, 2012 Writers Guild Award for Best Documentary.
After the film we will be discussing the widespread anger at Wall Street and frustrations with politician’s. Tom Burke will give an update on the Coalition to March on the RNC (www.MarchontheRNC.com). Thousands will march against the Republicans on Monday, August 27, 2012, in Tampa, Florida. The Democratic convention follows that and will face protests too. The film is free and open to the public. It will be shown on a TV set. Hope to see you there!
Better This World
Thursday, August 16
IGE (Institute for Global Education).
1118 Wealthy SE.
Grand Rapids, MI. 49506