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"IRAQ: The Logic of Withdrawal" ~ Anthony Arnove

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    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
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      "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
      5:00 p.m.
      Boxcar Books
      310A S. Washington Street
      Bloomington, Indiana

      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
      4:00 p.m.
      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
      public.

      *******

      "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.
      withdrawal."


      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
      speaker.

      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
      Haymarket Books.



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      Timothy Baer
      Organizer, Bloomington Peace Action Coalition
      (812) 988-1917
      BPACpeace@...
      http://www.BPAC.info
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