Noted Author Chris Hedges lectures in SD

Wednesday, June 25 2008
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

First Church of the Brethern, 3850 Westgate Place, SD, 92105
3850 Westgate Place
San Diego, CA 92105

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
and best selling author of
"COLLATERAL DAMAGE: Americaís War Against Iraqi Citizens"

Free Lecture and book signing

In this exposť, Hedges and co-author Laila Al-Arian take the current occupation of Iraq as their subject, exposing the reality and extent of Iraqi civilian abuse by American troops.

Based on interviews with 50 combat veterans, these pages describe, often in gruesome detail, the way in which American military protocol sacrifices the rights and humanity of innocent Iraqis. The interviewees that make up this volume represent the largest number of active servicemen and women to have spoken on the record about the atrocities taking place throughout the region at the hands of American troops. After five years of American occupation the troop casualty count has reached 4,000. Sadly, this number is but a shadow of the loss of life that has been endured when considering the Iraqi civilian count as well. Hedges and Al-Arian structure their narrative around key military operations: Convoys, Checkpoints, Raids, Detentions, and Hearts and Minds. Filled with first-hand accounts, COLLATERAL DAMAGE provides shocking revelations about the state of the U.S. mission in Iraq and the price that is being paid by so many innocent individuals.

Chris Hedges, currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. Hedges, who has reported from more than 50 countries, worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, where he spent fifteen years. Hedges was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paperís coverage of global terrorism and he received the 2002 Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.

Books will be available for purchase:

San Diego First Church of the Brethren
3850 Westgate Place
San Diego, CA 92105

For more info, please contact the Peace Resource Center of San Diego or 619-263-9301

Sponsored by the Peace Resource Center of San Diego

Co-sponsored by Activist San Diego (, the Committee Opposed to Registration and the Draft (, the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (, San Diego Veterans for Peace ( and the Project on Youth and Non-Military Oppportunities (

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