SIFF Presents: 'Cartel Land'
Matthew Heineman's chilling documentary examines two vigilante groups involved in the Mexican drug cartel. Exposing the gritty reality of the ongoing drug war, Cartel Land features raw footage captured at the front lines of conflict both north and south of the border. Catch this screening for a look at the complexities behind the Mexican drug war as it wages on, and why it can't be ignored.
SIFF Screening of 'Cartel Land', Tues, June 2, 4pm, Harvard Exit, 807 E Roy St, $11
Fighting for the Environment Against All Odds
In a timely lecture amidst Shell No Seattle pushback, Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg author and Greenpeace activist Ben Stewart will be addressing clashes between environmentalists and offshore drilling rigs. He'll address the 2013 voyage of the Arctic Sunrise, the crew’s protest of Russian drilling in the Arctic, imprisonment, and subsequent fight to free the “Arctic 30” from jail. Learn the stories of the individuals fighting for the environment "against all odds."
Fighting For the Environment Against All Odds, Wed, June 3, 6:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
Advance Notice for June 15
The State of Civil Liberties in the Supreme Court
This ACLU-sponsored event discusses April’s gay marriage Supreme Court hearings and other vital cases moving through higher courts. National ACLU legal director Steve Shapiro will discuss government surveillance, countering the Hobby Lobby decision, protecting voting rights, and tackling injustice in the criminal system.
Find out how our civil liberties are changing—Shapiro will use his counsel expertise to break down all that courtroom jargon.
The State of Civil Liberties in Supreme Court, Mon, June 15, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
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