Monday, January 15, 2007

DAVID BARSAMIAN: "DISTORTION AND DISTRACTION: MEDIA, PROPAGANDA & THE MIDDLE EAST "


DAVID BARSAMIAN: "DISTORTION AND DISTRACTION: MEDIA, PROPAGANDA & THE MIDDLE EAST "
Monday, January 22 at 8 p.m.

David Barsamian, founder and director of the independent, award-winning weekly series "Alternative Radio", will be at The Loft Cinema to present his provocative talk/discussion, "Distortion and Distraction: Media, Propaganda & The Middle East." He will also screen a segment of the film he produced for Free Speech TV, "Imperial Geography: Israel and Palestine."

David is a radio producer, journalist, author and lecturer; his interviews and articles appear regularly in "The Progressive" and "Z Magazine".

His latest books include "Imperial Ambitions" with Noam Chomsky, "Speaking of Empire & Resistance" with Tariq Ali, and "Original Zinn" with Howard Zinn. Barsamian lectures on U.S. foreign policy, the media, propaganda, and corporate power in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, India and Europe. He is also the winner of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism.

Tickets are $5.00 and are available at The Loft and Antigone Books in this benefit for the non-profit sponsors: The Loft Cinema, KXCI and Days Beyond Recall. For more information call The Loft at 520-795-7777 or go to http://www.loftcinema.com/.

Additional events:David Barsamian will appear in a live radio interview on "A View From Slightly Off Center" with host David Yerkey on KXCI, 91.3 FM on Sunday, January 21 at 3:30 p.m.

Meet the author on Sunday, January 21, at a free booksigning event at 5:00 p.m. in the Hotel Congress lobby (311 E.Congress). Call 520-622-8848 for more information.

The U of A Bookstore (1209 E. University) will host a free campus booksigning event with David Barsamian on Monday, January 22 at noon. Call 520-621-2426 for more information.

For more information on David Barsamian please go to: http://www.alternativeradio.org/.

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