Co-sponsored by Courage to Resist, KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:
Aaron Glantz and Norman Solomon
“The War Comes Home – Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans”
With SF Supervisor Eric Mar, US Army veteran Walter Williams, and US Air Force veteran Eddie Falcon
Sat., Jan. 31, 2009 ~ 8:00 pm. First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
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.
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 door, www.kpfa.org/events or at supporting bookstores. Event benefits KPFA Radio. Info: 510.848-6767 x611 or 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