12/6 in South Pasadena: WAR, MEDIA & THE PLIGHT OF VETERANS

An event of The Veteran’s Project, in conjuction with South Pasadena Neighbors for Peace and Justice

Sunday, December 6, 2 to 4 PM

Women’s Club of South Pasadena
1424 Fremont Avenue
South Pasadena 91030

There will be a panel discussion, audience Q&A and book signing.

  • Suggested donation: $10
  • Refreshments Available
  • Win a copy of the Book! Other DVD’s and items on sale.
  • Seating is first-come, first-served.

All proceeds will benefit The Veterans Project, a nonprofit campaign supporting organizations that help military veterans reintegrate into society when they come home. Its mission is to remove the stigma associated with post-traumatic stress, and raise operating funds for organizations that provide veterans with psychological care and job training in the aftermath of war.

SCOTT RITTER, author of Target Iran, Waging Peace and Iraq Confidential, was one of UNSCOM’s most senior weapons inspectors in Iraq between 1991 and 1998, after having served for eight years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a Marine, he conducted arms inspections in the former Soviet Union, and provided analysis of Iraq’s missile capacity to General Schwarzkopf in the 1991 Gulf War. “The most important thing to know about Scott Ritter is that he was right.” – Seymour Hersh

ROBERT SCHEER is a nationally syndicated columnist, co-host of NPR’s Left, Right & Center and Editor in Chief for the online magazine Truthdig. Weekly read in the San FRancisco Chronicle,he was correspondent and Editor of the trail blazing news magazine of the 60[s ” Ramparts”, scooping Che’s Diaries in addition to incredible coverage of the Vietnam. He now also teaches communications at the University of Southern California and is the author of many books including The Pornography of Power.

PETER RICHARDSON teaches California Culture at San Francisco State University and chairs the California Studies Association. His new book is A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America. “This book satisfies on every level…” – The New York Times

Co-sponsored by: Give an Hour, U.S. VETS, Truthdig, West LA Democratic Club, South Pasadena Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Progressive Democrats of Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Palisades Democratic Club, Santa Monica Democratic Club, Topanga Peace Alliance, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, The LA Progressive, CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace, Whittier Area Peace and Justice CoalitionWomen’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and The Progressive Caucus.