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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

An Evening with Jeremy Scahill The Privatization of the U.S. Military

From an email message. Thank you NCRR!!

Friends: Have you heard of Blackwater? Do you know that the US government pays for 126,ooo
mercenaries in Iraq--private soldiers that are not subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice?

Because Blackwater and similar private armies pose a grave threat to our democracy, ICUJP has invisted Jeremy Scahill, author of "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" to speak in LA next Monday, April 3o. The details are below, togethr with Scahill's front page story from the April 2 Nation Magazine. It would behoove everyone who is deeply concerned about the militarization of America to hear Jeremy Scahill. Please join us next Monday April 3o at 7:30 p.m. Copies of his book will be on sale.

The Nation article "Blackwater: Shadow Army"

An Evening with Jeremy Scahill
30 April 2007
Monday-7:30 pm

Holy Nativvity Episcopal Church
6700 West 83rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 670-4777

Jewremy Scahill is an award winning investigative journalist and correspondent for the national radio and TV program, Democracy Now! and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Nation Institute.

The Privatization of the U.S. Military And Its Impact on Taxpayers

A $10 contribution is requested
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

All proceeds will benefit
Holy Nativity
and ICUJP: Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace

From Youtube: Blackwater: Shadow Army
The Nation's Jeremy Scahill describes the rise of Blackwater USA, the world's most powerful mercenary army.

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