Rise of the Drones

By David Johanssen

The unmanned planes commonly referred to as “drones” have gone from a secret CIA program to a regular fixture on the national scene in just a few years. Since 2001, drone strikes have become the method of choice for taking out enemy combatants in the US military’s “war on terror.” But human rights groups say that even when operators do what the president calls “targeted killing,” they kill vastly more people than just their targets. Drone strikes have been sold to the American public on the claim that they’re “surgical strikes,” but innocent women and children (“collateral damage”) often die too.

Documentary and
Discussion
Terror In Paris
Fri, Jan 8, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and
Discussion
The Royal Maya Massacre
Sat, Jan 9, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and
Discussion
Ancient Mysteries of the Aztecs: Narrated by Leonard Nimoy
Tues, Jan 12, 5pm
50 pesos

Live Music
Open Mic
Tues, Jan 12, 7:30pm
50 pesos (includes drink)

Live Concert
Richard Dawkins: Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life
Wed, Jan 13, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and
Discussion
Rise of the Drones
Fri, Jan 15, 5pm
50 pesos

Live Concert
The Better Halves
Sat, Jan 16, 7pm
Sun, Jan 17, 7pm
150 pesos

All events at Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Join us January 15, at 5pm as we hold a documentary and discussion on America’s use of drone strikes. “Rise of the Drones doesn’t ignore the debate; it questions the marvels and the morals.” — The New York Times. After the documentary we will have a discussion on the use of drones by the US military and law enforcement agencies. 50 pesos.

Shelter Theater is proud to present a live concert with The Better Halves for two shows on Saturday, January 16, at 7pm and Sunday, January 17, at 7pm. A charming Austin-based husband-wife duo with roots in country, bluegrass, folk, and jazz, their funny, touching duets use clever lyrics and boy-girl banter (reminiscent of June Carter and Johnny Cash) to uplift and entertain audiences. Jimmy’s guitar work will leave you speechless! They also play rousing Chet Atkins- influenced instrumentals, including a piece played four hands on one guitar, which always brings down showers of applause! Tickets are available at La Biblioteca and online at www.sheltervg4.com. 150 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardín down Insurgentes. Telephone 154 7524 or visit sheltervg4.com to see upcoming events. Taxi service available. Shelter VG4’s theater and class/performance space are available for rent. We welcome ideas for events!

 

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