AITEN MOVIE NIGHT – Nov 3rd (Thursday public holiday) : Where to Invade Next ?

Erratum: the first post said the movie would be Citizen Four (which is also a very interesting documentary that we have shown before) but the actual movie will be Michael Moore’s .

After our first projection of the letter Michael Moore’s movie Where To Invade Next, many persons who could not attend have asked us to show it again. So here it comes, another movie night on November 3rd (Thursday), at  14:30 at Good Heavens, Shimokitazawa (see map below).

Free of charge, we accept donations to Amnesty International Japan ! (and the beer at Good Heavens is great, so come and enjoy the movie !

 

STOP PRESS!! MOVIE NIGHT Oct 10th (public hol)

 Next Monday, October 10th, is a public holiday. We are going to show the Howard Zinn film “You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train”, starting 5pm at Good Heavens British pub, a few mins from Shimokitazawa South Exit. (Scroll down to find a map or google it!) Join us for a drink or a meal and a chance to learn more about a historian of great intelligence who clarified the realities of US history & world relations for a generation brought up on an unthinking acceptance of myths.
On Nov 3rd (also a public holiday) we will show the Michael Moore movie “Where to Invade Next”, that we showed before the summer – same time, same place.  More info on that later.
Please tell your friends & acquaintances and post this widely. It will be a really interesting film for sure.

AITEN meeting on October 17th (Monday)

Hello everyone, our next meeting will be hold on October 17th (Monday).

Please join us to learn more about Amnesty and its volunteers worldwide enthusiasm that keeps people free ! Newcomers welcome !

Program:

  • Organization/debriefing of the movie night in October

  • plans for this coming year, (movie events, charity fundraising, gigs, etc)

  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world

Note in your agendas: Monday 17th, 19:00

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

Back to work ! AITEN Meeting – Sept. 12th (Mon.), AIJ office in Kanda

Hello everyone, we are resuming our activities after a break in summer.

Please join us to learn more about Amnesty and its volunteers worldwide enthusiasm that keeps people free ! Newcomers welcome !

Program:

  • discussion around our past activities,

  • plans for this coming year, (movie events, charity fundraising, gigs, etc)

  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world

Note in your agendas: Monday 12th, 19:00

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

AITEN’s Movie Night is back: July 12th, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT ?

Hello everyone,

Our next  Movie Night is planned on  Tuesday’ July 12th, 19:00 at Good Heavens, Shimokitazawa (see map below).

We will feature the latest Michael Moore’s movie, Where to invade next.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_to_Invade_Next

 

Free of charge, we accept donations to Amnesty International Japan ! (and the beer at Good Heavens is great, so come and enjoy the movie !

 

AITEN Meeting – June 28th (Tue), Nakameguro Square

Hello everyone,

Our June meeting was postponed to allow us to go and support the Tokyo LGBT community after the terrible events of Orlando.

Note in your agendas: Tuesday 28th, 19:00

We’ll rehearse the skit that we plan to debut at What the Dickens on July 3rd (Sun). Their open mic event, MC’d by AITEN member Tom, is slated to start at 5pm but there’s usually not much action before 6pm. It will be short & snappy and we plan to involve some members of the audience. However, the more AITEN members there the better so please put it in your diary and make a big effort to be there on the 28th so we can polish the presentation. It’s going to be fun and hopefully reach some people who haven’t heard of AI yet. It could be useful for school and uni groups as a way of introducing AI’s work.

ADDRESS : The venue is new. Nakameguro Square is a community centre that’s a 7-8 minute walk from Nakameguro Station (along Yamate Dori). It will be in Room No 3 and will be listed NOT as AITEN but as Meguro Feldenkrais Group.
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

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AITEN Meeting – May 24th (Tue.), AIJ office in Kanda

Thanks to all of you for coming to our film projection of CitizenFour tonight, it was great !

Following on the topic of privacy and freedom of expression, we will have an AITEN meeting next week, this time in the AIJ’s office near Kanda.

  • Discussion around your impressions about CitizenFour and the issues at stake

  • Some journalists members of the FCCJ (Foreign Correspondent Club of Japan) may visit and participate to the debate

  • Yang will present the case of Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian journalist sentenced to prison for expressing his political opinions

  • Letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience around the world

Note in your agendas: Tuesday 24th, 19:00

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link

AITEN’s movie night on May 17th (Tue): CITIZEN FOUR

The movie night will take place on Tuesday 17th, 19:00 at Good Heavens, Shimokitazawa (see map below).

For this next movie night, we have decided to choose the documentary “CITIZENFOUR” made by Laura Poitras. It is an interview of the praised whistle-blower Edward Snowden made directly before the huge scandal of the NSA (and its allies) global monitoring system.

In this documentary, a more personal aspect of Snowden is revealed, showing the human-being behind the hero/enemy, with his fears, his concerns, his emotions.

Free of charge, we accept donations to Amnesty International Japan ! (and the beer at Good Heavens is great, so come and enjoy the movie !

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March 16th (Wed.) – AITEN meeting in Shimokitazawa, Good Heavens

AITEN January meeting on March, Wednesday 16th

1930~2100 in the GOOD HEAVENS, a bar in Shimokitazawa.

We will start with a new format for our meetings, hopefully more welcoming to newcomers ! The meeting will take place in the Good Heavens around a comfy table, with drinks/snacks and music.

We’ll be letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience and protest against torture, talking about latest Amnesty news and we will keep on planning this year’s actions:

  • Booths and visits to international schools in Tokyo
  • Support to Eskinder Nega through the Ethiopian embassy
  • Fundraising events and concerts
  • Movie projections
  • Drama playing about Amnesty with schools/university students
  • Outreach, stunts

Recently we have plenty of ideas, so we really need your help to make them happen ! Any particular skills may be handy !

Please join us! Here is a map to the office :

ADDRESS : Setagaya, Daizawa 5-32-5

Google maps : https://goo.gl/maps/g9XaAvku3ck

Tel: 03-3411-6774
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

February 16th meeting – AIJ office in Kanda

AITEN January meeting on Tuesday 16th

1900~2100 in the Amnesty Japan’s office in Kanda.

A bit of a short notice for this meeting, but hopefully we will welcome many of you !

We’ll be letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience and protest against torture, and we will keep on planning this year’s actions:

  • Booths and visits to international schools in Tokyo
  • Support to Eskinder Nega
  • Other events including fundraising events and concerts

Recently many people have joined the group ! Don’t hesitate to join as well ! We need your help ! People around the world need your help !

Dinner/drinks at a nearby restaurant afterwards !

Please join us! Here is a map to the office :

ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

Google maps link