Please join us on May 31st for a discussion between investigative journalist and Nation Books author Jeremy Scahill and Spencer Ackerman, a national security reporter and blogger for Wired magazine and incoming national security editor for the Guardian US.
Jeremy Scahill’s debut book Blackwater—about the world’s most secretive and powerful mercenary firm—exposed the dark side of the war on terror and became a New York Times bestseller. For his much anticipated second book, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, Scahill reports from Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and beyond, and explores the depths of America’s global killing machine. What he uncovers is the most important foreign policy story of our time — the truth about America’s secret wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the US with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture, or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.
Audience questions will follow the discussion. Books will be available for purchase, and there will also be a book signing.
This event is free and open to the public and seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Our co-sponsors for the event: The Nation, Haymarket Books, Democracy Now, Civic Bakery, The Center for Constitutional Rights, and The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University.
For more information: http://bit.ly/11O1pc4
Learn more about the book and the forthcoming film at http://www.dirtywars.org/
Video from this event is now available.