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Occupation & Resistance in Iraq - Speaker: Aaron Glantz; Film: Felluja 2004
Date Wednesday July 20
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
New College Cultural Center
766 Valencia Street, SF
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorJon Garfield
"Aaron Glantz's courageous unembeded journalism explains the reality of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq with a clarity and perspective sorely lacking in mainstream media." - Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! OCCUPATION & RESISTANCE: THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ With Pacifica Radio journalist and author of "How America Lost Iraq" AARON GLANTZ And Toshikuni DOI's powerful documentary film "FELLUJA 2004" Wednesday, July 20 at 7 pm New College Cultural Center 766 Valencia St, San francisco Free! The unprovoked massacre of Iraqi civilians by US troops in Fellujah in early 2004 was a turning point in the occupation, and an armed resistance gained wider support. Aaron Glantz, Pacifica Radio journalist and author of "How America Lost Iraq," will speak about the situation in Iraq followed by Toshikuni DOI's remarkable documentary film "Felluja 2004" and a Question and Answer session. Aaron Glantz is the author of "How America Lost Iraq" (Tarcher/Penguin) and a reporter for Pacifica Radio and other media outlets. He has visited Iraq three times during the U.S. occupation: for a month immediately after the fall of Saddam Hussein; from February to May 2004; and during the elections in January of 2005. His work from Iraq has also been syndicated to newspapers around the world by Inter Press News Service. He is a founding producer of Pacifica Radio’s national newscast, Free Speech Radio News. In the course of his work he has also reported from Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, France, and Denmark. Before becoming an international reporter, Aaron served as California State Capitol reporter for Pacifica’s flag-ship station, KPFA in Berkeley, CA, where he won the California Journalism Award for radio in 2000. "Falluja 2004" (55 minutes with English subtitles): Japanese video documentarian Toshikuni DOI was in Falluja two weeks after the US invasion. He was one of the few international journalists able to show the reality of the cost of the invasion. Falluja has become a symbol of the resistance movement against the occupation by the US forces. In April 2004, the US forces invaded Falluja with several thousand US soldiers. About 730 people were killed and 2800 were injured in the siege and attacks by the US military in one month. He interviews medical workers and teachers as well as people in the community about this horrendous assault and the cost of it for the people of Falluja. Falluja today is off limits for all press and the US military prevent any record of what is going on and what went on. Sponsors: Media Studies MA Program, New College of California; Global Exchange; Media Alliance; and LaborFest 2005. For more information, call Jon Garfield; 415-437-3425 or jon@newcollege.edu . Media Studies MA Program, New College of California: http://www.newcollege.edu/media_studies Global Exchange: http://www.globalexchange.org Media Alliance: http://www.media-alliance.org LaborFest 2005: http://www.laborfest.net/
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