A Pre-Election Town Hall Meeting on the War in Iraq, Oct. 24

Posted by Mitchell - October 3, 2004 (entry 237)

Chicago Media Action will sponsor a pre-election town hall meeting on the war in Iraq, on Sunday, October 24, 2004, 3pm at The Chicago Temple (77 W, Washington Street). Admission is free, but donations will be welcomed. To open the event, a one-hour documentary "Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire" will be shown. This highly acclaimed film, narrated by Julian Bond and directed by Sut Jhally and Jeremy Earp, "examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party has used the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home".

A distinguished panel of experts will then provide commentary. These experts include John Nichols, Salim Muwakkil, and Cliff Kelley. John Nichols is Washington correspondent for "The Nation" magazine, one of the lead commentators in the documentary "Outfoxed" and a co-founder of the media reform group Free Press. He is the author of "Jews for Buchanan", which examined the Florida recount debacle of 2000, and co-author of two books with Bob McChesney, "It's the Media, Stupid!" (2000) and "Our Media, Not Theirs" (2002). His new book on Dick Cheney, "Dick: The Man Who Is President" was released earlier this year. Salim Muwakkil is a Senior Editor of In These Times magazine, a writer for the Chicago Tribune and an Open Society Institute Criminal Justice Initiative fellow. Cliff Kelley, the panel moderator, has been active in Chicago's political arena for over 30 years. He is an attorney, political commentator and Chicago radio talk show host on WVON (1450 AM) and V103-FM.

Following the panel discussion, there will be a microphone available for the audience to discuss and debate the evening's topic with the panelists. Chicago Media Action urges the public (including the Chicagoland college student population) to come, speak their mind on this issue, and work on solutions to this ever-growing national crisis.

We invite other organizations to bring your handouts and flyers for display on the literature table. Please visit the CMA website at http://www.chicagomediaaction.org or call (toll-free) 1-866-260-7198 for more information.

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