Sunday, September 26: Robert Fisk- “Lies, Misreporting and Catastrophe in the Middle East”

Robert Fisk: “Lies, Misreporting and Catastrophe in the Middle East ”

with Khalil Bendib

Sunday September 26, 2010. 7:30 p.m. Rio Theatre. 1206 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

Presented by the Resource Center for Nonviolence

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Robert Fisk is Middle East Correspondent for the Independent and one of Britain’s most distinguished journalists. Educated in Britain and Ireland and based in Beirut for more than three decades, Fisk holds more journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. His reporting has covered major revolutions and wars in the Middle East and North Africa, from the Iranian revolution and civil wars in and invasions of Lebanon, the Iran-Iraq War, Gulf Wars I & 2, Kosovo, and Algeria. Fisk won the 2000 Amnesty International award for his reports from Serbia on NATO’s bombardment of Yugoslavia and received numerous awards for his reporting from the Middle East, including the 2006 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. His books include  “The Age of the Warrior: Selected Essays”  (2008), “The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East “ (2007),  “Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon”  (2002),  “In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the Price of Neutrality”  (1996).

Fisk brings unparalled insight into and encyclopedic knowledge of history and current events, keen analysis, engaging story-telling, and razor-sharp wit to bear on events in the Middle East.

Khalil Bendib is an Algerian American, a widely syndicated cartoonist, radio talk show host, and commentator. Bendib s radio program  Voices of the Middle East and North Africa,  appears on KPFA Radio in Berkeley, Fresno, Tampa and other cities. VOMENA is distinguished by its scope, magazine format, authenticity, philosophy and perspective. VOMENA consistently brings listeners deeply informed and authentic voices that take listeners beyond the headlines into the richly diverse and fascinating world of culture and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, exploring the complex web of class, gender, ethnic, religious and regional differences which separate and distinguish the ways of life and political and ideological perspectives of people in that part of the world.

Sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence and Palestine Israel Action Committee. FMI: 831-423-1626. Organizational cosponsors welcome!

7:30 p.m. Presentation on  “Lies, Myths and Catastrophe in the Middle East  featuring Robert Fisk, with Khalil Bendib. “

TICKETS:

General Seating $10.00 -$20.00 sliding-scale ($5.00 for unemployed, seniors, & students available in advance from RCNV).

Preferred Seating $25.00  $50.00 (sliding-scale): Preferred Seating at 7:30 program & Special Reception at 9:00 p.m.

One person- $75.00  $100.00 sliding-scale donation, includes preferred seating and the post-event reception, one Fisk book of your choice (see below) for author s signature and two complementary tickets to  Little Town of Bethlehem  screening at Del Mar Theatre on Tuesday October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Two people- $125.00  $175.00 sliding-scale donation, includes preferred seating and the post-event reception for two, one Fisk book of your choice (see below) for author ‘s signature and four complementary tickets to  “Little Town of Bethlehem”  screening at Del Mar Theatre on Tuesday October 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Organizational Sponsors $100.00: Groups and organizations are encouraged to become cosponsors of Robert Fisk s visit. Cosponsorship includes being listed on advertisement as cosponsor, 4 preferred seating at 7:30 p.m. program and two tickets to the reception.

When making your reservation or purchasing your ticket, please let us know which book you want, either:

-The Age of the Warrior: Selected Essays by Robert Fisk  (2008);

-The Great War for Civilization: the Conquest of the Middle East  (2007); or

-Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon  (2002).

For tickets contact the Resource Center for Nonviolence

831-423-1626, www.rcnv.org by PayPal (click on “Donate” button on upper rt. column of this page or e-mail to robertfiskinsantacruz@gmail.com

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