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Jeremy Scahill speaking on “Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Ar
Date Tuesday June 10
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front Street, Hillcrest

Event Type Speaker
Emailprcsandiego [at] igc.org
Phone(760) 390-0775
Tuesday, June 10th—San Diego, CA

7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
4190 Front Street, Hillcrest
Cosponsored by the American Friends Service Committee U.S.-Mexico Border Project, Citizen’s Oversight Project, Groundwork Books Collective, the Peace and Democracy Action Group of the Unitarian Universalist Church, and the San Diego Peace Resource Center

For additional information:
(760) 390-0775
prcsandiego [at] igc.org

ABOUT THE BOOK
Blackwater tells the story of the rise of one of the greatest beneficiaries of the "War on Terror," Blackwater Worldwide. A private company based in the wilderness of North Carolina, rooted in the conservative movement and accountable for its actions in Iraq to no one, Blackwater has become central in the U.S. war machine abroad and is increasingly making appearances here at home, from post-Katrina New Orleans to the U.S.-Mexico border. Scahill's updated expose of the company now also takes up important new developments since the book's initial release, including Blackwater's renewed contract in Iraq; a comprehensive report of the Nisour Square shootings that resulted in the deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians and were labeled by U.S. forces as "criminal;" as well as Blackwater's newest ventures in "CIA-type services" and the "War on Drugs." As veteran journalist Bill Moyers explains, "Scahill is a one man truth squad."


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeremy Scahill is a frequent contributor to the Nation magazine and a correspondent for the national radio and TV program "Democracy Now!" He is currently a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Scahill has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the prestigious George Polk Award, which he won twice. While a correspondent for "Democracy Now!," Scahill reported extensively from Iraq through both the Clinton and Bush administrations. Traveling around the hurricane zone in the wake of Katrina, Scahill exposed the presence of Blackwater forces in New Orleans and his reporting sparked a Congressional inquiry and an internal Department of Homeland Security investigation. He has appeared on ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS's "The News Hour," "Bill Moyers Journal" and is a frequent guest on other radio and TV programs nationwide. Scahill also serves as an election correspondent for HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." He lives in Brooklyn.

LINKS
http://www.blackwaterbook.com/
http://www.nationbooks.org/

MEDIA REQUESTS
Contact Sarah Macaraeg at sarah.macaraeg [at] gmail.com or 312-315-8476

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