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In L.A. This Weekend: Swanson, Hedges, Chappell, Garrett

By davidswanson - Posted on 28 April 2011

Upcoming public events:

Saturday, April 30, 2011
3:15 - 5:15 pm Book signing at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books ( ), at the Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace ( ) booth, Booth 921.
University of Southern California

7:30 - 9:30 pm "The Costs of War" with David Swanson, Chris Hedges, Paul Chappell, and Lewis Logan, moderated by Ameena Mirza Qazi.
United University Church at the University of Southern California
817 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA

Other great events all day at the United University Church at the University of Southern California including:
11 am - noon Youth panel on peace and war
12:30 - 1:30 pm Panel on the crime of punishment, torture, and the war on the poor
and more panels on peace at 2 and 3:30

Sunday, May 1, 2011, 11:30 AM-2 PM
May Day
U.S. Tour of Duty, ICUJP, PDALA and present
Operation Full Disclosure
a counteroffensive in response to the war on whistleblowers
Mediterranean lunch and discussion with DAVID SWANSON and LILA GARRETT

IMAN Cultural Center
3376 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(I-10 to National Boulevard exit, between Fox and Sony Studios)
Free lot and street parking
Admission: $20 for discussion and Mediterranean lunch (beef and chicken, or vegetarian), $10 for discussion only
The discussion on May 1 will begin at 12:30, and lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:30. Lunch must be prepaid by Friday, April 29 at 3 PM. Tickets for the discussion only will still be available.

David Swanson and Lila Garrett will speak about torture, the persecution of whistleblowers and David’s book, "War is a Lie." The event will conclude with a book signing.

Proceeds will benefit U.S. Tour of Duty and Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP).

To register go to


David Swanson , author of War is a Lie, is an American author, blogger and anti-war activist. He served as press secretary for Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign. He was a key figure in making the Downing Street Memo known across America. The memo, the leaked minutes of a meeting of the British war cabinet, exposed the lies behind the war in Iraq and was a key element in turning the majority of American people against the war in Iraq.

Lila Garrett is an activist, award-winning screenwriter and host of “Connect the Dots” on KPFK in Los Angeles.

War is a Lie is a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, with a focus on those wars that have been most widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, a manual to be used in debunking future lies before future wars have a chance to begin.

U.S. Tour of Duty promotes dialogue about civic issues by organizing public forums, developing media strategies and producing audio/video content.

ICUJP supports the work of Faith leaders who oppose war and violence. is devoted to the cause of non-interventionism.

Co-sponsored by LA Progressive, Veterans for Peace – Chapter 007, CODEPINK, Progressive Democrats of America and The Veterans Project.


Speaking Events



August 2-6: Peace and Democracy Conference at Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.


September 22-24: No War 2017 at American University in Washington, D.C.


October 28: Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference

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