Thursday, Sept 3: Program with award winning journalist Dahr Jamail in Minneapolis

The Endless Wars in Iraq & Afghanistan…
And Those Who Refuse to Fight

DAHR JAMAIL, the award-winning journalist, will discuss his new book
The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday, September 3rd
7pm, Willey Hall, Room 125
U of M West Bank Campus
Minneapolis

The event is free and open to the public.

Parking on the West Bank U of M Campus:
19th Avenue Ramp 300 19th Avenue S
 one block off Cedar Ave. on 3rd Street
Surface parking lot at 1920 SOUTH 2ND ST, next to the U of M Law School.

ABOUT DAHR JAMAIL

In late 2003, weary of the overall failure of the U.S. media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and U.S. soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to the Middle East to report on the war himself. Since then, he has become world-renowned for documenting the human cost of the Iraq war: the everyday violence and terror, the deterioration of the healthcare system, the shortages of clean water and the resulting rise in sickness, the lack of jobs and economic opportunity, the refugee crisis, and the detention and torture of civilians and resistance fighters. Through his uncompromised reporting and news photos, Dahr reveals a map of Iraq’s misery and resistance, politics and everyday survival in the face of overwhelming military destruction. Most recently, he has covered the stories of U.S. soldiers resisting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He is the author of Beyond the Green Zone (Haymarket Books, 2007) and The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan (Haymarket Books, 2009). Jamail writes for the Inter Press Service and many other outlets and is a regular guest on Democracy Now! Dahr’s reporting has earned him numerous awards, including the prestigious 2008 Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism, The Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, and four Project Censored awards. His ongoing coverage of the occupations and soldiers’ resistance can be read at http://www.facebook.com/l/;dahrjamailiraq.com

Sponsored by: Socialist Alternative, Twin Cities Peace Campaign – Focus on Iraq, and Mayday Books. Endorsed by: Anti-War Committee, Youth Against War & Racism, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, Iraq Peace Action Coalition, Students for a Democratic Society. For more information contact 612-522-1861 or 612 827-5364.

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Dahr Jamail will also be speaking on Friday, Septmber 4 at:
JUNKYARD EMPIRE’S REBELLION POLITIK CD RELEASE SHOW – FEATURING DAHR JAMAIL
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, Doors open at 7pm, ALL AGES
Junkyard Empire will release their new album REBELLION POLITIK with special guest speaker DAHR JAMAIL plus CARNAGE, GUANTE, AND SAMOSA! Co-Sonsored by SUBSTANCE

Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. S
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 at the door
For more info contact junkyardempire@gmail.com /
6123382674

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