fix articles 37217, picture arts
Academy Awards Nominees For "Best Anti-War" Film? (tags)
This year ten films will compete in the Best Picture category. Several of these films deal with actual current and past wars, and others with mythically symbolic conflicts.
Stars and Award Organizers Asked to Boycott Tainted Leviev Diamonds at Oscars (tags)
Adalah-NY and Jews Against the Occupation-NYC (JATO-NYC) have called on 16 Hollywood PR firms and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to ensure that no stars wear Leviev diamonds at this Sunday’s Academy Awards. In a two week campaign involving letters and dozens of phone discussions with PR firms, the groups drew attention to Leviev’s violations of human rights and international law in the occupied West Bank where his companies build Israeli settlements, and in the diamond industry in Angola and Namibia. Leviev reportedly controls one third of the world’s diamond mines.
The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards (tags)
At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest.
ACTION ALERT: Academy Awards Peace Action (tags)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has enacted an unofficial blacklist of Hollywood stars, who will not be allowed to speak and "use the Awards as a platform to air anti-war views." Please come out and show your support for those in our entertainment community who have demonstrated the strength and courage to risk their careers and speak out for peace.
SUNDAY - L.A. Candlelight Vigils against Iraq War (tags)
Rain keep you from hitting the streets on Sat.? You can still protest on SUNDAY, MARCH 16th at a number of L.A. Candlelight Vigils
ACTION ALERT: CANDLELIGHT VIGILS FOR PEACE 3/16/03 (tags)
From MoveOn.org, a candlelight call for peace.
Israeli poison gas attacks (tags)
According to Article 147, to "willfully caus[e civilians] great suffering or serious injury to body or health" is a "grave breach" of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the most serious type of war crime. There appears to be prima facie evidence that "great suffering" and "serious injury to body and health" were "willfully" inflicted on Palestinian civilians during the gas attacks conducted by the Israeli Defense Forces.(62)
The Israeli poison gas attacks (tags)
After a few minutes, the gas started to smell. "Like mint," several people said. One resident later recalled that, "the smell was good. You want to breathe more. You feel good when you inhale it." A girl reported that "its taste was like sugar. The smell was sweet."(4)
Oscar says, "Palestine is not a country" (tags)
Hollywood: no Palestinians allowed (by Latuff) (tags)
...for the Academy, it’s probable that Palestinian films simply cannot be submitted, denying in a way, their right to exist. Sound familiar?
REDS & BLACKLISTS IN HOLLYWOOD - Movies & Free Exhibit (tags)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills California presents a special exhibit and film series on the history of anti-Communism in Hollywood.