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Aaron Glantz and Norman Solomon: The War Comes Home

Date:
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Phone:
510-848-6767 x611
Location Details:
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612
510-444-8511
http://firstoakland.org

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:

AARON GLANTZ + NORMAN SOLOMON
"The War Comes Home"
Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans

With San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, US Army vet Walter Williams & US Air Force vet Eddie Falcon

Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door, http://www.kpfa.org/events or at supporting bookstores

Benefits KPFA Radio

Info: 510.848-6767X611 or http://www.kpfa.org/events

Co-sponsors: * Courage to Resist * Craig Newmark (Craig's List) * Global Exchange * Institute For the Study of Natural and Cultural Resources * Iraq Veterans Against the War * Military Families Speak Out * Military Law Task Force * National Lawyers' Guild * Pace e Bene * Swords To Plowshares *Veterans for Peace * Veterans for Common Sense

Aaron Glantz, an independent journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation and The Progressive, is the author of How America Lost Iraq and co-author of "Winter Soldier Iraq and Afghanistan: Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations."

The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans, published by University of California Press, is the first book to systematically document the government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Glantz reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of the war, and has been reporting on the plight of veterans ever since, a devastating indictment of the Bush administration.

Norman Solomon, has written twelve books including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. A nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics, he is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy.

Comments on Aaron Glantz's work:

"A must-read for those who claim to support our troops."
-Robert G. Gard, Lt. General, U.S. Army (ret.)

"This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to make the phrase, 'Support the Troops,' more than a slogan." -former US Senator Max Cleland
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jan 8, 2009 12:27AM
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