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Sunday, June 18, Wednesday, June 21 and Saturday, July 8 at 5 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. EST
Link’s special “U.S. Empire: Case Studies in Latin America,” features a screening of “The Panama Deception,” an Academy Award-winning critique of the U.S. government’s history of militarization made all the more timely by the current war on terrorism and rising tensions in Latin America. find more info at

Veterans and survivors march for peace and justice,
From Mobile to New Orleans March 14-19, 2006
March 19, 2006 is the 3rd anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Veterans for Peace is  organizing this five-day march along Gulf Coast Highway 90 to demand the immediate return of our troops from Iraq, and to call for U.S. tax dollars to be spent on human priorities and rebuilding of the devastated Gulf Coast, instead of the illegal occupation of Iraq.  
Support Americans in Iraq and the Gulf Coast—bring them home NOW! 

The Empowerment Project has videotaped activities during the March and Rally in Fayetteville, NC. The March 19th event is being sponsored by Military Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against the War, United for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace, and Bring Them Home Now, among many others. Soldiers Speak Out gives a loudspeaker to the courageous and patriotic anti-war and anti-occupation movement within the military and amongst military families. It will be a tool for enlightenment, organzing, mobilizing, and counter -recruitment. View the sample Reel and read more...

As the pace of destruction speeds up on the planet, so must our pace as a counterbalance. Through our programs, we get the word out that those not in support of Bush's foreign policy are not alone. Seeing for oneself the resistance in this country can mobilize people both here and abroad, and widespread distribution of this media is essential if we are to bring to fruition a united vision of justice and peace in these crucial times. Read more...

On February 15th, 2003 EP's crew covered the anti-war rally in New York City where between 500,000 and 1 million people rallied to stop the war against Iraq.
Read more about Waging Peace (VHS and DVD Version available, the DVD includes 90min of bonus footage)

Our release "Days of Resistance"a 64 minute organizing video has been distributed to over 500 groups and individuals in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan. It has also been used by progressive radio stations during their fund drives. 


Kenny Wallace,  Ben Zolno, Barbara Trent      
Barbara Trent and Crew document the Peace Movement:

September 2001 - Times Square/UnionSquare/ Ground Zero, New York, NY

February 2002 - WEF Protests,Waldorf Astoria, New York, NY

April 19-22, 2002 - The Mall, Washington, DC - EP coverage of the Mobilization for Colombia and School of the Americas was included in Free Speech TV's "World in Crisis" newsprogram.

October 6, 2002 - Not In Our Name's "Pledge of Resistance, " Central Park, New York, NY

 October 26, 2002 - The Mall, Washington, DC (An International ANSWER event) 

January 9, 2003 - Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence Teach-In , UNC-Chapel Hill, Manning Hall , 7:30pm

January 18, 2003 - Washington, DC (Mass Convergence and Grassroots Mobilization)
Barbara Trent co-anchored a worldwide satellite broadcast of this event through the Voices of Solidarity -SatelliteUplink Project (organized by EP, Free Speech TV, Peace TV, World Link,and Multi-Media Group) Saturday, January 18th  - 11am-3pm (16:0021:00GMT)

February 15, 2003 - New York City (organized by United For Peace and Justice) - EP's crew covered the anti-war rally in New York City where between 500,000 and 1 million people rallied to stop the war against Iraq.
a full-length DVD & VHS version is available

Screening/Discussion Events:

Screening of The Panama Deception and Soldiers Speak Out at the World Social Forum
Jan 27, 7:30 p.m. Screening of SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT
Jan 28, 7:30 p.m
Screening of THE PANAMA DECEPTION in New Orleans
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center -1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (@ Felicity St, 3 blocks from St.Charles) Tel. 504 525-2767 or 504 352-1150

Dec. 20th, 12 pm and Dec. 24th, 2 pm
Radio interview with Barbara Trent on WSAFM (interview available online for download on

November 15th, Santa Monica, California
Fundraiser and release screening of "Soldiers Speak Out".
"Soldiers Speak Out" gives a loudspeaker to the courageous and patriotic anti-war and anti-occupation movement within the military and amongst military families. It will be a tool for enlightenment, organizing, mobilizing, and counter-recruitment.
With Special Guest Speakers: Reverend Janet McKeithen, Blase Bonpane – Office of the Americas, Abdul Henderson – Iraq Veterans Against the War, Mimi Kennedy – Actor/Activist
Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30 PM reception & refreshments, 7:30 PM presentation & screening, Music by Tina Karras & Andy Manoff
The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
For more information call: Ben Swets (310) 581-6772

September 1st, Ventura, California
Screening of "Soldiers speak out" to raise finishing & distribution funds.
With Special Guest Speakers: Michael Cervantes - Pres. Ventura Co. Chapter 112 Veterans for Peace, Lance Corporal Jeff Key - Iraq Veterans Against the War. Unitarian Universalist Church 5654 Ralston St, Ventura CA 93003
August 26th, Pacific Palisades, California

With Special Guest Speakers: Blase Bonpane - Office of the Americas, Jane & Jim Bright - Gold Star Families for Peace & Military Families Speak Out. News Report & Live Phone Link to Jane Bright at Camp Casey
Theater Palisades 941 Temescal Canyon Rd, Pacific Palisades 90272.
August 27th, Topanga
, California
Join Barbara Trent, Blase Bonpane, Jane & Jim Bright - Gold Star Families for Peace & Military Families Speak Out, Nick Przybyla - Iraq Veterans Against the War, Christian Fellowship Church 269 Old Topanga Cyn Blvd, Topanga 90290
July 20th Santa Monica, California
Join Barbara Trent, Blase Bonpane & Mimi Kennedy
Warszawa Restaurant, 1414 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401
July 23rd Huntington Beach, CA, The Living Temple, 7561 Center Avenue, #24, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Feb 23rd, Pepperdine, Malibu, CA, Screening "The Panama Deception" with short lecture and Q&A to follow
Feb. 23rd, Mt St Mary's College, Brentwood campus, CA.
Screening of "The Panama Deception"

Feb. 28th Screening of "Waging Peace" and talk on The Economics of Censorship.
Feb. 28th, University of Southern California, L.A., CA "The Search For Truth: The Responsibility of the Media, The Government, and The American Public.

February 4th,   Radio Appearence, "No Alibis" See their site for an archive of the show.
February 5th, Television Appearence, Festival TV, Cox Channel 8.
February 5th, Santa Barbara, CA:   Documentary Filmmakers Panel "The Truth Of NonFiction", Barbara speaks at the Santa Barbara Film Festival along with Les Blank, George Hickenlooper, Steve James, Rick McKay, Nick Broomfield.
February 6 and 7, Santa Barbara, CA:   Film Screening, "Waging Peace" along with "Home of the Brave", Global Santa Barbara Film Festival. Following both screenings will be a question and answer session.
March 24th, Poughkeepsie, NY: Barbara speaks / Film Screening: The Duchess Theater at Dutchess Community College: Barbara will be showing "The Panama Deception", followed by a question and answer session with the audience. There is no cost for this event. Read a viewers reaction to Barbara's speech and the film screening: click here

April 15th, 2004 @ 5:30pm, NC State: Barbara speaks / Film Screening: North Carolina State University: Barbara will be showing "The Panama Deception", followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
August 17th,
Washington DC: Film Screening: Visions Cinema in Washington D.C.: Barbara screened "Waging Peace", with Special Guest Damu Smith, Director of Black Voices for Peace

Sept 11 - 13th, Film Screening "Is War the Answer?": New Yorkers Respond to 9/11 on The Peoples Channel, Chapel Hill's public access cable channel 8
October 22nd and 23rd, Chicago IL: Film Screening: Barbara Trent screened "Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair" at Chicago Filmmakers. (5243 N Clark, Chicago IL 60640 Phone: 773.293.1447
November 10th, Inaugural John Huston Lecture on Documentary Film spotlighting "Documentaries of Dissent." In the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

March 8, 2003 Chapel Hill, NC - Saturday
  at The Cave (452-1/2 W. Franklin St.), Impromptu Party for Peace, 10 pm.
March 25, 2003 Santa Monica, CA - Barbara Trent - back in LA! Liberty Hill Foundation
April 2, 2003 Tallahassee, FL - Wednesday at Florida State Univerity, Dept. of Communications.
May 18-19, 2003 Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
at Barbes, 376 9th Street. Screening of The Panama Deception with Q & A with Joanne Doroshow and Danny Schechter on Sunday.
September 26, Waterloo, IA:  Barbara speaks at Waterloo Center for The Arts, IA 
October 7, 2003 Washington, DC:  Screening "The Panama Deception" / follow up discussion with Barbara Trent  
October, 2003 Chapel Hill, NC:  Barbara speaks at UNC Hanes Auditorim : Time TBA
October 26, 2003 New York, NY:  Distribution Workshop given by Barbara Trent :(For more information see:
December 12, 2003 Orlando, FL:   Film Screening, "Waging Peace", Global Peace Film Festival
December 13, 2003 Orlando, FL:   Film Screening, "Panama Deception", Global Peace Film Festival

For more information about upcoming peace events, please visit United For Peace and Justice at

For more information about Free SpeechTV, visit their web site at 

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