"IRAQ: The Logic of Withdrawal" ~ Anthony Arnove
You have TWO OPPORTUNITIES to hear Anthony Arnove speak in Bloomington,
Indiana about the issue that is of grave concern to all of us: the need to
immediately withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.
These are MUST HEAR speaking engagements!
"IRAQ: The Logic of Withdrawal" is a MUST READ book!
Reading / Talk and book-signing with author Anthony Arnove.
Sunday, April 2, 2006
310A S. Washington Street
Boxcar Books will be tabling and selling Arnove's books at this speaking
engagement, which is free and open to the public.
In a special lecture on the Indiana University campus, Anthony Arnove will
discuss his current book, "Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal."
Monday, April 3, 2006
Wylie Hall, Room 015
100 Woodlawn Avenue
Indiana University campus
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
This lecture, sponsored by the I.U. Cultural Studies and American Studies
Programs, the I.U. History Department, the I.U. Progressive Faculty
Coalition, and Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, is free and open to the
"Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal" ~ Anthony Arnove
In his latest book, "Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal"(with foreword and
afterword by Howard Zinn), Anthony Arnove sets out a compelling case for the
immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Countering widespread arguments
made in support of the occupation by conservatives and liberals alike,
Arnove insists that the U.S. presence is the major source of instability and
suffering for the Iraqi people. He challenges the idea that George W. Bush
has ever been interested in bringing democracy to the country and explores
the real reasons behind the invasion, which centrally involve control over
strategic Middle Eastern energy resources. He also sets out a constructive
vision for the anti-war movement, one that involves soldiers, military
families, and the many communities affected by the occupation, who together
can build a coalition to bring the troops home.
The book, just published (March 2006), has received much praise:
"Anthony Arnove's rigorous and well-informed arguments for an immediate
withdrawal are timely and necessary. He strips away the dangerous illusions
that prop up the notion that the U.S. occupation can in any way benefit the
Iraqi people," says Mike Marqusee.
Arundhati Roy calls it "An urgent book, a complete manual for those who wish
to resist the occupation."
Mike Davis says, "A compelling and courageous call to do the only right
thing: bring the troops home now!"
Dahr Jamail writes, "Arnove accurately and eloquently dispels the myths of
U.S. benevolence and victory in Iraq. His assessment ... provid(es) a
searing testimony about the total failure of the illegal invasion and
occupation and why the only true solution is a full and immediate U.S.
Anthony Arnove is the editor of "Iraq Under Siege: The Deadly Impact of
Sanctions and War" (South End Press) and "Terrorism and War", a collection
of post-9/11 interviews with Howard Zinn (Seven Stories Press). Arnove is
also the co-editor, with Howard Zinn, of "Voices of a People's History of
the United States."
His writing has appeared in The Financial Times, The Nation, Mother Jones,
Left Business Observer, Monthly Review, In These Times, International
Socialist Review, Red Pepper, Socialist Worker, L'Humanite, Le Nouvel
Observateur, Z Magazine, Cineaste, New Politics, and other publications. He
has appeared on BBC, Sky News, Alternative Radio, Democracy Now!,
CounterSpin, Air America, and public radio programs across the country, and
was featured in the recent documentary Preventive Warriors.
Arnove spoke at the historic February 15, 2003 demonstration in New York
City against the planned war on Iraq, and has spoken at numerous
demonstrations and conferences, including the 5th National Grassroots
Organizing Conference on Iraq in May 2004 at Indiana University,
Bloomington. He has also spoken at many other colleges and universities
across the country. He traveled to Iraq in 2000 and Palestine and Israel in
2001, and has recently toured France and the United Kingdom as an anti-war
Anthony Arnove has a PhD and MA from Brown University, where he studied in
the Modern Culture and Media Program, and a BA from Oberlin College, where
he studied English and Religion. He worked for seven years as an editor and
publisher at South End Press. He is a member of the International Socialist
Organization and the National Writers Union, and writes regularly for ZNet.
He is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review and of
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Organizer, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition