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Zero Dark Thirty and torture: help set the record straight

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The award-winning movie Zero Dark Thirty has been roundly criticized for painting a picture that suggests torture was an integral part of the CIA investigation that ended with the killing of Osama bin Laden. The film, written with the help of the CIA, has raised questions among civil libertarians regarding the integrity of its "gritty realism." Three Senators have questioned it, as well, calling its depiction of the role torture played in the quest for bin Laden "grossly inaccurate."

The Hollywood version of events is misleading and dangerously suggests torture led to the US finding bin Laden. That isn't true and we need to set the record straight.

This weekend activists from Boston will do just that, converging on the Boston Common Loews cinema on Saturday evening at 5:00 PM to pass out flyers educating the public and moviegoers about what really happened. 

Join us! And if you can't make it, download the flyer and print some out. All you need is a couple of friends and access to a printer, and you can do your own action anywhere in the world.

WHAT: Action to set the record straight on torture and Zero Dark Thirty

WHERE: Boston Common Loews Cinema, downtown Boston

WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 5 PM 

What to bring: yourself and some friends. If you'd like, make a poster or a sign discussing the issues laid out herein. We aren't trying to stop people from seeing the film; we just want to ensure that people know how to separate fact from fiction while watching it.

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