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Audio recording of the book presentation and discussion: 'War is a Lie' by author and activist David Swanson.

Swanson was also joined by the journalist/ activist, Andy Worthington, author of 'The Guantánamo Files' as well as Debra Sweet of the organization The World Can't Wait.

Words matter, as candidate Barack Obama said in the 2008 election campaign.  What to make, then, of President Obama’s pep talk last month to U.S.

Abu, as he is affectionately called, was the closest friend and father-in-law of Muhammad Hussain – the 21-year-old Muslim convert picked up last month in an FBI sting operation in Catonsville Maryland.   At an arraignment on January 7th, Hussain pleaded not guilty.  It is expected his defense will cite entrapment, a claim that has not held up in court for any of the dozens of other similar recent terror cases.

David Swanson is co-founder of WarIsACrime.org, and was instrumental in exposing the Downing Street Minutes. He is also the author of "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union."

David will be discussing and signing the book, and will be joined by Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantanamo Files,” Debra Sweet, and Cindy Sheehan, at the JHU Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 3300 St. Paul Street in Baltimore, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 10th.

Meena, (February 27, 1956 – February 4, 1987) Afghan feminist and activist on behalf of women's rights. She founded the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) in 1977

“Our country is being run by a mafia, and while it is in power there is no hope for freedom for the people of Afghanistan.”

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IN BROAD DAYLIGHT: Moments before Brad Will was shot and killed October 27, 2006 in Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca, Mexico, several local officials were filmed and photographed firing in the direction of Brad and anti-government protesters.

On October 27, 2006, Brad Will stood on Juarez Avenue in the municipality of Santa Lucia del Camino, Oaxaca, Mexico. He was filming a violent clash between armed, civilian-clad municipal police and officials and members of the Oaxaca Peoples’ Popular Assembly, or APPO.

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