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David Barsamian to Speak and Sign Books in Southern Humboldt (Redway/Garberville)
David Barsamian, recently returned from Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Iran, will discuss the situation in these countries and his new book, “Targeting Iran,” on Sunday, September 16th at 7:00 pm at The Garberville Veteran’s Hall, corner of Conger and Maple Lane in Garberville. A more intimate & casual gathering at the Redway bookstore, on Redwood Drive is planned for the late afternoon on Sunday the 16th ; call Kathy or Paul for more information at 923 4488.
Barsamian, who is Armenian, speaks some Farsi and is knowledgeable about the politics and culture of Iran and the Middle East. He lectures around the world on U.S. foreign policy, the media, propaganda, and corporate power. He is the author/editor of 14 books, including “Imperial Ambitions,” with Noam Chomsky, and “The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting.” “Targeting Iran” examines today’s U.S.-Iran standoff through interviews with Noam Chomsky, Ervand Abrahamian and Nahid Mozaffari. He will also sign books after his talk.
David Barsamian is also the founding director of Alternative Radio, the independent, award winning weekly series, broadcast on KMUD every Monday at 9:00 am, which presents information and perspectives that are ignored or distorted in the corporate-controlled media. He is the winner of the Democracy Media Award, ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for Independent Journalism, and the 2006 Lannan Foundation Fellowship. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named David one of its “Top Ten Media Heroes.”
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to help cover costs. Bring some snacks to share, starting at 6PM at the Veteran’s Hall; David will speak starting at 7:00PM.
Sponsored by the Waking Dog Collective/Greenfuse newspaper
Photo is from Wikipedia, although it was taken during his famous interview with Noam Chomsky – when he was a bit younger.
Will the Marina Center proposal bring more families into the county?
It is says Arcata social worker Patti Thomas. She doesn’t cite and science really, but rather anecdotes and correlations, which aren’t necessarily causations. I found most interesting the following statement:
Contrary to what has been written regarding pot not being “physically addictive,” clients who have attempted to quit describe symptoms such as headaches, stomach cramps, diarrhea, panic attacks, and irritability (sometimes escalating into rage) — classic substance withdrawal symptoms.
Look, I do think the stuff presents dangers, and as I’ve expressed before, I have some problems with the local underground culture. But this article is Reefer Madness lite. I was addicted. I quit. No physical symptoms unless you count the temptation to backslide triggered by the substance’s smell. And it was easy to quit, 22 years ago this month.
I think there are serious concerns, and correlative dysfunction should be considered in terms of education. But actually, whether the substance is in fact dangerous to the individual is beside the point of legalization. About the only issue Ms. Thomas raises that might have bearing on the issue of legality is whether marijuana use can cause parental neglect of children since another person is involved. But is there a high correlation between marijuana use and child neglect? Well, anecdotally, I haven’t seen it.
Give her a break though. I’m sure Ms. Thomas has seen had plenty of disturbing encounters in her line of work and her associations are probably not be without a rational basis.
The Arcata Eye summarizes recent discussions about concerns of election fraud in Humboldt County and elsewhere.
I don’t know. Paper may not be a panacea, but is there any reason not to have it available as a back-up? I’ve never understood the resistance. The same companies make ATMs which provide paper confirmations as a matter of course. What’s the issue?
It’s not an issue locally. We do have the paper trail back-up. But Diebold has fought the back-up requirements tooth and nail.
By the by, have you noticed that most of the same folk who protest that the 2004 election was stolen in Ohio come from the genre of politics which views Democrats as indistinguishable from Republicans? If they believe this to be true, then why to they believe that the powers-that-be would bother to steal the election for the Republicans? Maybe they believe that Nader had the most votes?
Photo comes from this 2004 MSNBC article on topic.