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February 2017

Movie: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

When: Saturday, February 11 2017 @ 01:30 PM - - 03:45PM
Where: Niles Discovery Church
36600 Niles Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536
Description: Second Saturdays Documentary Series

Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast uncovers the ultra-conservatives' dark operation, Crosscheck, the secret purge list that helped steal the 2016 Election.

Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election–a felony crime. The catch? Most of these “suspects” are minorities — in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential”.

Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his “lynching by laptop.” Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam. The search takes Palast from Kansas to the Arctic, the Congo, and to a swanky Hamptons dinner party held by Trump’s sugar-daddy, John Paulson, a.k.a. “JP The Foreclosure King.”

Palast and Badpenny stake out top GOP donors, the billionaire known as “The Vulture” and the Koch brothers, whom Palast nails with a damning tape recording.

This real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Richard Hobbs, coordinator of Santa Clara County Move to Amend, convenor of the South Bay Progressive Alliance, and executive director of Human Agenda.

This event is sponsored by Niles Discovery Church, the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Economic Justice Film Series, and Tri-City Perspectives





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