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|Chris Hedges & Laila Al-Arian: "Collateral Damage: American's War Against Iraqi Civilians" With British MP GEORGE GALLOWAY!|
|Date||Wednesday May 20|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Auditorium
1781 Rose Street, Berkeley
near North Berkeley BART, free parking
|penny [at] mecaforpeace.org|
|Address||1101 8th Street|
Presented by the Middle East Children's Alliance, co-sponsored by KPFA, 94.1 fm
News flash! British MP George Galloway has just been added to the bill, to talk about Gaza--
"We are embarking on an occupation that…will be as damaging to our souls as…to our prestige, power and security.”
-Chris Hedges just prior to the US invasion of Iraq
In their book Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians, journalists CHRIS HEDGES and LAILA AL-ARIAN bring us the voices of fifty U.S. combat vets with the moral courage to speak out: “Civilians are routinely run over or shot to death. Soldiers fire upon Iraqi vehicles with impunity. Late-night detentions…terrify women, traumatize children, and radicalize the young men caught in their dragnet.”
Civilians ask: "Can you imagine being innocent and no one understands what you're saying? Not able to stop the car at a check point because the brakes don't work? Having your friends killed because they couldn't avoid a convoy?"
Tickets $15; $10 students/low income: http://www.mecaforpeace.org. $15 tickets also available at these local bookstores: (East Bay) Black Oak, Diesel, Pegasus/Solano, Pegasus/Shattuck, Walden Pond; (SF) Modern Times. Benefit for MECA, no one turned away for lack of funds.
ASL interpreted, Wheelchair Accessible
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning former New York Times reporter and graduate of Harvard Divinity School. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
Laila Al-Arian is a writer/producer for Al Jazeera International. Her writings have been published in The Nation, UPI, and Alternet. She is a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism. Her father, professor and activist Sami Al-Arian, has been unjustly imprisoned on bogus charges of . violating the Patriot Act.
First upload is Laila Al-Arian