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PEABODY AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST/AUTHOR TO SPEAK ON
"MIDDLE EAST AND ARAB SPRING,
10 YEARS AFTER THE INVASION OF IRAQ"
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7 PM
First Unitarian Church-Eliot Chapel 1011 SW 12th
Journalist and author Reese
will address the wave of popular
uprisings in SW Asia and North Africa in the context of the 10 year
anniversary of the US war on Iraq on Saturday, February 16 at 7 PM.
Erlich's talk, "Middle East and Arab Spring, 10 Years After the
of Iraq" will be held in the Eliot Chapel at First Unitarian
SW 12th in downtown Portland.
Reese Erlich's history in journalism goes back to 1963. He worked at
Ramparts, an investigative reporting magazine until 1975. Today he works
as a full-time print and broadcast, freelance reporter. Erlich's book,
"Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You," co-authored with
Norman Solomon, became a best seller in 2003. "The Iran Agenda: The Real
Story of US Policy and the Middle East Crisis" was published in 2007.
"Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba" was
published in 2009. "Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on
Politics, Violence and Empire, was published in 2010." Erlich shared a
Peabody Award in 2006 as a segment producer for "Crossing
East," a radio documentary on the history of Asians in the US.
The event is free and open to the public. It is coordinated by American
Iranian Friendship Council and Peace
and Justice Works (PJW) Iraq Affinity Group, funded in part by the Jan
Bone Memorial Fund for public forums, and is cosponsored by the First
Unitarian Church Peace Action Group, American Friends Service Committee,
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom-Portland, Jewish Voice for Peace-Portland
Chapter and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72.
For other events around the 10 year
anniversary of the 2003 US invasion visit the PJW website at http://www.pjw.info. For more information
or for your organization to get involved contact PJW at 503-236-3065 or iraq @ pjw.info.