[act-ma] Thurs 9/27 Norman Solomon Reading and Film Screening 7-9:30pm Community Church of Boston

David Goodman david at ibisradio.org
Wed Sep 26 13:27:59 PDT 2007


565 Boylston Street, Copley Sq., Boston, MA

Thursday Sept. 27th, 2007

Suggested Donation: $10 - $15

NORMAN SOLOMON, Executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and
author of the books, "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Are Spinning
Us to Death" and "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's
Warfare State"  will screen the film documentary based on his book "WAR MADE
EASY." He will also read from his new book "Made Love, Got War" and answer
audience questions about war and peace and 40 years as a progressive

7:00 pm.
"War Made Easy" produced and directed by Loretta Alper and Jeremy Earp of
the Media Education Foundation, narrated by Sean Penn and featuring Norman
Solomon. www.warmadeeasythemovie.org

"War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year
pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United
States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor
and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of
official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing
in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically
disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation calls it ".a chilling and
persuasive movie." 

8:15 pm.
Norman Solomon reads from "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with
America's Warfare State" and reflects on 40 years of social, political and
media reform.  Followed by audience Q and A.

THIS EVENT IS A BENEFIT for Peace Abbey Radio / Grassroots Community Radio
Initiative, an effort to create a new non-commercial radio station, news and
public affairs production facility and media education center in
Massachusetts. For more information about Peace Abbey Radio and this benefit
event, contact Dave Goodman (617) 522-1446 or david at ibisradio.org.  The
Peace Abbey / Life Experience School, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) non-profit
organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of
the law.

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