Feb 22 2007

KPFK Fund Drive – Day 10

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Jesus CampSpecial hour on Christian Fundamentalism

with special guest co-host Alan Minsky

Remember to make a pledge to KPFK by calling 818-985-5735 or visit www.kpfk.org.

Jesus Camp – DVD – $150

Jesus Camp is a documentary released late last year by film makers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady that looks into the often disturbing world of evangelical indoctrination of children in middle America. On Uprising we interviewed the two film makers and since then, Jesus Camp has won more awards and been nominated for best documentary at this year’s Academy Awards. With incredible access to a right wing Christian community, Ewing and Grady follow three children, Levi, Rachael, and Tory as they head to a Bible summer camp called “Kids on Fire.” Becky Fisher, a children’s pastor who runs the camp is unabashed about the indoctrination of young children who she hopes will grow up to continue a right wing legacy in the US and win the so-called culture war. From overturning abortion, to supporting President Bush and the state of Israel, to debunking the science of global warming and evolution, Jesus Camp is a wake up call to anyone who underestimates the political power of the Christian right.

American Fascists – BOOK – $100
American Fascists talk + interview – $30

Chris Hedges, veteran journalist and author, has just released his newest book, on the dangers of the Christian right in the United States. The book is called “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” and you may recall we had an in-depth interview with Chris Hedges about his book on Uprising very recently. In American Fascists, Hedges sounds the alarm on the dangers of the Christian right and explains how it embodies most aspects of traditional fascist movements. In researching American Fascists, Hedges attended various seminars and workshops by leaders of the Christian Right, and interviewed several people who were or still are part of the movement.

Chris Hedges was a foreign correspondent for nearly 20 years, working as the bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans for The New York Times until 2005. He has also worked for The Dallas Morning News, National Public Radio and The Christian Science Monitor and has reported from over fifty countries in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2002, Chris Hedges won the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. He has a degree in English Literature from Colgate University and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. Chris Hedges has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University where he is currently a Visiting Lecturer. He has written for Foreign Affairs, Granta, Harpers, Mother Jones, National Geographic and The New York Review of Books. His previous books include War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and What Every Person Should Know About War and Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America.

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