FRI NOV 11—Need proof that corporate arrogance and environmental negligence are unfortunate global truths? Catch this rare screening of Minamata, the true story a small Japanese fishing village that was poisoned by a chemical plant. Produced in 1972 by Noriaki Tsuchimoto, Japan's answer to Michael Moore (only, much, much thinner). First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main, 7 pm, $5 donation requested

MON NOV 14—In case you need more fodder to support your conspiracy theories at the Thanksgiving table, Mark Crispin Miller presents Fooled Again, a well-researched and wide-reaching book about "How the right stole the 2004 elections and why they'll steal the next one too unless we stop them." From old-fashioned goonery to high-tech shenanigans, Crispin adds up how individual thievery yanked the White House away from John Kerry. Powell's on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne, 7:30 pm, free (Crispin also speaks on Sun Nov 13 at First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main, 2-4 pm, but you are requested to pay $5-15 for that reading.)