Command and Control

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7:00 PM, Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: Wallingford, Seattle, WA (click for map)

“Command and Control”  is a minute-by-minute account of a near catastrophic nuclear explosion at a Titan II missile complex.  The movie was directed by Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation). Recently declassified documents provide a cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism.  “Command and Control” forces viewers to confront the great dilemma that the U.S. has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age:   “how do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?”

Following the film we will hold a discussion and hear from our guests:  Mary Hanson, who is affiliated with both Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action and with Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR), and Lilly Adams, who is the Security Program Organizer at WPSR.

Doors open at 6:30 for conversation and refreshments,  film begins at 7:00.  This screening is free and open to the public, but donations are gladly accepted.

To download a flyer for the event click here —> CommandAndControlFlyer – Copy

Special Guests: Mary Hanson, Lilly Adams

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/commandandcontrolfilm/

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 92 minutes

Director: Robert Kenner

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  1. Dwight Rousu
    #1 Dwight Rousu 6 March, 2017, 21:18

    The movie is engaging. It bores in on one very dangerous accident and the people story within that accident, and places that story within the context of the question of how did we get so many doomsday weapons and how this could all end badly. If you want to refresh your consciousness about what “badly” could be, I recommend watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yif-5cKg1Yo

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    • Dwight Rousu
      Dwight Rousu 29 March, 2017, 20:43

      The link takes you to the 1983 movie “The Day After” that was watched on TV by much of the American populace of that day. The message is still current. Maybe more so.

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  2. Dwight Rousu
    #2 Dwight Rousu 8 April, 2017, 19:00

    Our guests from WPSR mentioned a number of events, besides the several marches and legislative bills. April 11, Nuclear Insights, UW Hub, 5PM, RSVP on the WPSR web site; April 22, March for Science, Cal Anderson Park, 10AM; April 24, Forum on Methanol, University Friends, 6PM; the US Senate and House bills to prohibit first use of nukes are SB200 and HB669. The multi-organizational May Day march is scheduled May 1, Judkins Park, 1PM per the 350Seattle.org web site.

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