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Submitted by Twin Cities Ind... on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 18:33
Please join us for a free screening & discussion of Better This World, the 2008 Republican National Convention documentary at the independent coffee shop The Nicollet (@ Franklin & Nicollet) Sept 14th, 8:30 PM. Musicians will be performing live jazz beforehand.
Submitted by Twin Cities Ind... on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 15:21
By Dan Feidt for Twin Cities Indymedia -- A new documentary on the 2008 Republican National Convention, Better This World, screens at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival on Sunday and next Wednesday, and on PBS POV nationwide on Sept. 6th. Directed by Kelly Duane and Katie Galloway, the film premiered in March at SXSW in Austin, TX, earned stellar reviews from industry critics like Variety, and just days ago, Documentary Jury Prize at the 2011 Sarasota Film Festival.
Better This World exposes one of the most sinister & depressing narrative threads of the RNC, the elaborate federal sting operation staged from March-September 2008 upon two young activists from Texas, David McKay and Bradley Crowder, who wanted to participate in the Twin Cities protests, guided the whole way by the older famous activist and paid FBI operative Brandon Darby.
On May 22nd, 2009, David Guy McKay was brought before Judge Michael J.
Davis and given 48 months behind bars -- double the sentence given to
Bradley Neal Crowder a week ago. Davis ruled that McKay had obstructed
justice and had not fully accepted responsibility for his actions.
During his sentencing, the judge pondered how this person, whose family
testified as being a good-natured and ambitious young man, could have come
to the Republican National Convention with a group of anarchists and
Submitted by flyingmonkeyairlines on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 11:22
Minneapolis, May 21st, 2009 — After his first federal trial ended in a hung jury, Texan David McKay pled guilty in a second trial rather than letting his friend from Austin and co-defendant, Bradley Crowder, be manipulated into testifying against him.