Monday, January 09, 2006

Dahr Jamail (a truly independent journalist) speaks in Albany

Happy New Year, everyone!

The following press release is for an event that should be well worth attending. Its being organized by Maureen Aumand, a real friend of the peace movement. It is highly unlikely that you will read about this journalist (Dahr Jamail) or his work in the local press (even now when it is quite clear that a majority of Americans have "seen the light" concerning our debacle in Iraq).

mattfuniciello@earthlink.net
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A VIEW FROM THE GROUND: AN UNEMBEDDED REPORT FROM
IRAQ

Following the firing of the entire staff of the paper he wrote for after
their critical commentary on the war, Dahr Jamail, an independent
journalist, from Alaska traveled to Iraq on a quest to get the true
details and dimensions of the war from the perspective of those those
caught in the crossfire. He has repeated this trip a number of times
since.

His persistence in this effort to gain an honest view rooted in deep human
concern has resulted in dispatches and articles which have provided
powerful, moving insight into the chaos being engendered.

Following the International Tribunal on the War which is being held in
NYC at Riverside Church and Columbia Law School on the weekend of the 20th of
January; Dahr Jamail will join us in the capital region.

On Monday evening, January 23rd he will be speaking at 7 pm at the
Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy where he will be showing and providing
commentary for: "Caught in the Crossfire - The Untold Story of Falluja" by
Conception Media and "Falluja 2004" a film by independent Japanese
journalist Toshikuni Doi. This is a free will donation, open to the
public presentation. A question and answer session will follow.

Tentatively Dahr Jamail will also participate on the 24th in a Union
College "Pizza and Politics" noontime discussion group.

On Tuesday January 24th, Dahr Jamail will be speaking at 7pm at the
College of St. Rose, St. Joseph's Hall, Madison Avenue Albany. This presentation
is also free and open to the public.

A preview of Dahr Jamail's commentary and experience can be heard on
Wednesday January 18th at 10am on WRPI on "On the Barricades" when Steve
Breyman will interview him; Dahr Jamail will also be interviewed on
Tuesday morning January 24th on WAMC's "The Roundtable".

For those unfamiliar with Dahr Jamail's work please take a look at his
Iraq Dispatches web site:

http://dahrjamailiraq.com/index.php

For more information or to add your group's name to the list of supporters
for these events contact: M. Aumand, 378-2909; 869-6674 or C. Callan at
439-8115.

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