From SF Bay Area Indymedia, Debbie Speer's "Aaron Glantz in Fresno M27:"
Aaron Glantz talks about his book, "How America Lost Iraq" in Fresno, sponsored by KFCF 88.1fm.
"How America Lost Iraq"
An evening with Aaron Glantz
Friday, May 27, 2005
at 7:30 pm,
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno
4144 N. Millbrook Avenue
Aaron Glantz is a correspondent for Free Speech Radio News and Pacifica Radio. He will provide an on-the-scene account of the Iraq War in its unvarnished reality. Aaron has been on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East filing news reports for radio and print media. Before producing for FSRN, Aaron he served as Sacramento reporter for Pacifica's Berkeley station, KPFA, where he began his career in journalism.
His series of reports from Iraq, exclusively for Pacifica.org, called Pacifica Reports From Iraq. His radio documentary, "Iraq: One Year of Occupation and Resistance," can be accessed online at http://www.fsrn.org.
His recently published book, "How America Lost Iraq" is a journal of his experiences and observations in the war zones of Iraq.
*Aaron Glantz' courageous, unembedded journalism explains the reality of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq with a clarity and perspective sorely lacking in the mainstream media. He incisively cuts through the fog of war and Pentagon chatter, getting close to the story, as all journalists should. "How America Lost Iraq" is essential reading as the saber rattling in Washington continues. --Amy Goodman, host "Democracy Now!", co-author: "Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them."
*Ignorance is one of the main reasons of the current conflicts. Fighting it requires courageous journalists like Aaron Glantz. "How America Lost Iraq" reflects courage and strong willingness to promote truth, and defy lies. ---Jamal Tahat, collumnist, al-Rai'i newspaper, Amman, Jordan *Good for Glantz! Aaron puts an ear to the conversations of Iraqi civilians and reveals just how little Americans have understood. He does what the embedded media can't and takes a look at the US military through the perspective of Iraqi people. How did US soldiers go from being liberators (in some Iraqi's eyes) to oppressors in just a few short months. Find out. A fascinating piece of intrepid reporting. Well done. --Laura Flanders, host The Laura Flanders Show on Air America Radio and author of "Bushwomen."
*Bush's war was sold with propaganda echoed by media from Fox to the New York Times. Brave, young, independent journalist Aaron Glantz learned first-hand the painful lessons that every American had better understand to prevent future military escapades that undermine real security and freedom. Shut off your TV, put down the paper, and read the gripping truth of "How America Lost Iraq." -- John Stauber, co-author, "Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush's War on Iraq."
*Glantz's account is full of interviews with ordinary Iraqis, and from their evolving thoughts and experiences he builds a critique of the many American misconceptions about Iraq, one that castigates equally the left's knee-jerk preconceptions, the occupation authorities' cluelessness and heavy-handed misrule and the media's lack of interest in the suffering of Iraqis. The result is a nuanced and hard-hitting indictment. ---Publishers' Weekly
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