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There is still time to register and attend the Move Over AIPAC conference happening in DC this weekend. Join Global Exchange, CODEPINK, the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and a coalition of over 100 organizations at the historic gathering to Move Over AIPAC and building a New US Middle East Policy! The gathering will expose AIPAC’s negative influence on U.S. foreign policy and promote an alternative approach that respects the rights of all people in the region.

Can't make it to DC? Show your support at home by coming to one of the upcoming screenings of these documentaries:

The Bottom Line: film screening and discussion
Targeting corporations to take down Apartheid – from South Africa to Palestine

Thursday, May 19th, 7:00 pm at the Victoria Theater (2961 16th Street, San Francisco)

Tipping Man 6, the Sixth International Anti-Corporate Film Festival, opens this year with The Bottom Line, a blow-by-blow account of the divestment movement against corporations in Apartheid South Africa,  a global movement that successfully brought down a regime by targeting the powerful corporations that were profiting from and supporting it. Companies such as Polaroid, Shell, IBM, Ford, Chase, BP, GM, and others that were involved in the South African racist Apartheid economy were targeted by dozens of campaigns around the world, mobilized people to vigil, boycott and divest from these companies. The film uses a wealth of original materials to show how these campaigns grew and how this once-marginalized movement has contributed to the country's financial collapse, the downfall of its white minority government, and the release of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.

What can we learn for similar campaigns today against corporations that profit from Apartheid, occupation and war? Two-time Academy Award-nominated director Connie Field will participate in a post-screening Q&A. Activist Dr. Dalit Baum of Who Profits (www.whoprofits.org) and Director of Global Exchange's Economic Activism for Palestine Program will discuss ideas for targeting corporations involved in the occupation and exploitation of Palestine.

Tickets are $10 and available through the Festival website: www.countercorp.org or at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/176751

Global Exchange is pleased to co-present CORNER STORE at San Francisco's worker-owner Red Vic Movie House (1727 Haight Street).

May 22 - 24
Sunday: 2pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm**, 9:15pm
Monday: 7:15pm, 9:15pm
Tuesday: 9:15pm

**Special Global Exchange guest speakers at 5/22, 7:15pm screening.

CORNER STORE tells the touching story of Yousef Elhaj--beloved Shop Owner, Palestinian Immigrant, and Long-Distance Father--and his struggle to reunite with his wife and children after a decade apart. The film takes viewers on a thoughtful and heart-warming journey that humanizes many of the issues we are working to address at Global Exchange. An interactive discussion will follow-the screening.

Tickets $6-9: Pre-purchase at www.thecornerdocumentary.org or buy at the box office.

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