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*JUST VIEWS: a Free & Open Film & Discussion Program*

*Mark your calendars for the 2^nd Friday of Each Month!

**_F_*_riday, *July 8*, 2011 at 7:20 pm: Financial Crisis: Causes and

_ This evening, we will view _Inside Job_, the 2010 Oscar Award
winning film by Charles Ferguson, about the 2008 global financial
crisis, costing over $20 trillion and causing millions of people to lose
their jobs and homes.In 1999, Congress enacted the Gramm-Leach-Bliley
Act, repealing separation of commercial banking and the securities
business.Since then, financial markets grew rapidly and nearly collapsed
as unregulated subprime mortgages and complex and confusing "derivative"
debt instruments proliferated.Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010, which is largely yet
to be implemented.Reforms face stiff opposition from many investment
banking lobbyists and many Republican and Democratic Congress people.We
will discuss the crisis, and proposals to reform the financial system,
increase consumer transparency and disclosures, limit bank debit card
fees, and other initiatives.

Author Geraldine Perry,, Jules Brouillet,
researcher with the American Monetary Institute,, and Bill Kovacs, an investment fund legal
advisor, and others will join us to discuss financial and monetary
reform.We welcome active audience participation and all points of view.

*_F_*_riday, *August 12*, 2011 at 7:20 pm: Media, Big Business, and
Reform Movements

Tonight's film, entitled "Billionaires' Tea Party: How Corporate
America is Faking a Grassroots Revolution", chronicles Australian
filmmaker Taki Oldham's US visit starting in late 2009 to explore
"astroturfing"; rather than artificial grass, this term refers to a form
of advocacy in support of a corporate agenda designed to give the
appearance of an independent, large-scale, public, grassroots
movement.For example, billionaire Koch brothers funded the Americans For
Prosperity group, which guided Tea Party opposition to climate
legislation.Posing as a free-market activist, Taki attends "Tea Party"
events to learn more about supporters' views on reduced government
spending, taxation and regulation, and reduction of the national debt
and federal budget deficit.As Taki shows, anti-government rage may be
less representative of public sentiment and more of corporate
strategy.For more info and to purchase the DVD, go to

We are inviting resource people related to media and government reform
to join us for the viewing and discussion.We will discuss media and big
business roles in elections and proposals for tax and budget reform. We
welcome active audience participation and all points of view.

*Save this Part for Year-Round Reference: 2^nd Friday Nights are for
Just Views!*

*Just Views programs start at 7:20 pm*, are sponsored by the DuPage
Peace through Justice Coalition and are held *in Naperville IL at the
Unitarian Church at 1828 Old Naperville Road (formerly 4 S 535 Old
Naperville Road – new address, same location)*

*_Directions_:* If coming from east or west on route I-88, exit at
Naperville Road onto Freedom Drive.Turn left (East) onto Diehl Road and
continue across Naperville Road/Naper Blvd, and then turn left/north at
the first street (Old Naperville Road). The UnitarianChurchis down one
block on your right.Note:For other route options and a map, see church
website: The church phone is 630/505-9408.

Our timely issues programs are /nonpartisan, open to the public,
and free/ -- no reservations required. /Parking is free/, too. Just
Views shows /great films about matters vital to social and economic
justice/ on the second Friday of each month throughout the year. View
and then share views from different vantages with citizens attending and
invited resource persons. Each night is a stimulating, informal,
stand-alone program. Join the multilogue!

Upcoming and past films are described at -- just click on Just Views. There
take simple steps to receive email notices of future programs. Please
mark your calendars ahead for the second Friday of every month, share
these notices, and bring friends! Just Views Director is sociologist
Stephanie Hughes 630/ 420-4233. No Expiration Date -- Labor Donated

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