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Alexander Cockburn Speaks on New Book

Saturday, October 18, 2003
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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674 A 23rd St Oakland, between MLK and San Pablo. 5 blocks from 19th St. Bart or West Grand Exit off 80/980

Announcing the much awaited book release of the first Counterpunch book Politics of Anti-Semitism edited by nationally syndicated columnists, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair Alexander Cockburn and other contributors will be speaking at the AK Press warehouse October 18th, 2003 at 7pm. Admission is free. Location 674 A 23rd St., Oakland How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians? One answer is that there’s no more explosive topic in American public life today than the issue of Israel, its oppression of Palestinians and its influence on American politics. Yet the topic is one that is so hedged with anxiety, fury and fear, that honest discussion is often impossible. One source of honest discussion over recent years has been the print and online journal CounterPunch, edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair. It has become a must read for hundreds of thousands a month who no longer believe anything they read in the mainstream press beyond the sports scores. On the subject of Israel and Palestine, the Israeli lobby in the U.S., the current Middle East crisis, and its ramifications at home and abroad, CounterPunch and have been unrivaled. This groundbreaking book includes essays by Edward Said, Robert Fisk, Norman Finkelstein, Shaheed Alam. This first book in the new CounterPunch series is a timely anthology on the compulsion of silence and complicity in crimes against a betrayed people. For more information on this event, please contact: Angela at AK Press 510-208-1700 or Alexander Cockburn will also be speaking at two other Bay Area Events: In San Francisco at Modern Times bookstore on Sunday, Oct. 19th contact Modern Times at 415-282-9246 for more details And in Oakland at Diesel Books on Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 7:30pm contact Diesel Books at 510-653-9965 for more information.
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