Join many others online, or if in New York city at the event, tomorrow evening:
The event, which will take place at New York City’s Town Hall, features bestselling author JEREMY SCAHILL, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer CHRIS HEDGES, journalist LAILA AL-ARIAN, and The New Yorker’s SEYMOUR HERSH, as they go behind the headlines to tell the untold story of the occupation of Iraq, the daily plight of Iraqi civilians, and the ongoing role of private mercenaries in America’s so-called “war on terror.”
The webcast will stream live on CCR’s website on Tuesday, June 3, 7 p.m. EST. Go here for more details.
This event also marks the book launches of Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians by Chris Hedges and Laila al-Arian and the updated paperback edition of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill.
CCR has worked with all of these authors in our pursuit of justice for the victims of the war and occupation of Iraq. Recently, we filed new cases against Blackwater for its killing of Iraqi civilians as well as a new case against CACI and Titan, military contractors in Iraq who were responsible for interrogation and translation at Abu Ghraib.
The event is co-sponsored by CCR, The Nation, Public Concern Foundation, Democracy Now!, The Indypendent, CERSC, Democrats. com, Veterans for Common Sense, Peace Action New York, Alternet and Tricycle.
For those in or near New York City:
And from ‘Democracy Now!’ today an interview with Jeremy Scahill:
* Blackwater: From the Nisour Square Massacre to the Future of the Mercenary
The private military firm Blackwater has gone from being a relatively
unknown contractor working in Iraq to a household name and the subject of
multiple investigations, lawsuits and congressional inquiries. In the
meantime, the company continues to reap millions of dollars in profits and
was recently awarded a new contract from the State Department. Last year,
Democracy Now! correspondent and Nation Fellow, Jeremy Scahill, published
his book Blackwater: The Rise of the World?s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
The book quickly landed on the New York Times bestseller list and helped
frame the debate that was to come. With the book’s paperback release in a
thoroughly revised and updated edition, Jeremy Scahill joins us for the
The Above Interview Is GOOD!!!
Let me say, Anything and Everything ‘Blackwater Does’ can Will Create ‘Blowback’ on the Military Personal, this Countries Citizens and the Nations National Security, Anything!!!!!