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Announcement: Upcoming Chicago Media Watch conference on propaganda

Announcement: Chicago Media Watch is organizing an urgent city-wide conference on propaganda for November 2. Please join us to explore this issue with some of the nation?s most authoritative experts.
Propaganda: War, Terror and the U.S. Empire

Since the September 11 tragedy, the laws we have identified as defining our democracy have been trampled upon. Instead of upholding these laws, the administration has pushed for wars, a bigger military budget and a suspension of civil liberties. Thanks to the mainstream press, the hidden political and economic reasons for these radical changes never reach the public. Now Chicago Media Watch is organizing an urgent city-wide conference on propaganda. Please join us to explore this issue with some of the nation?s most authoritative experts.

When: Saturday November 2, 2002, 9am ? 5.30pm

Where: Crown Center (north side of campus, by the lake) Loyola University Lake Shore Campus 6525 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago

Speakers:

* David Schippers, lead attorney against President Clinton at his impeachment trial and lead attorney for FBI special agent and whistleblower Robert Wright. Wright had massive information and foreknowledge about the World Trade Center attacks but had been stopped from speaking out, under threat of termination. Schippers will tell us the story that his own client, Wright, cannot.

* Leon Stein, a professor at Roosevelt University and an expert on the Holocaust. He will compare the Nazi use of propaganda to the U.S. propaganda machine of 2002.

* John McMurtry, a professor at University of Guelph, Canada, and philosopher and expert on the general propaganda around 9-11. His topic: ?Decoding 9/11.?

* Nancy Snow, a professor at UCLA?s Annenberg School of Communication who previously worked for USIA. Her book, Propaganda, Inc., will tell about U.S. government attempts to influence foreign opinion by exporting U.S. culture and
pro-U.S. propaganda worldwide.

* Jennifer Van Bergen, writer, lecturer and foreign policy expert. She will speak about the illegality of the war in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Patriot Act.

* Pending speaker: an education expert, who will explain how public school systems dummy down the population so they are ripe for good propaganda.

There will also be a panel of activists who will end our conference with suggestions for action. For further information, email cmw (at) chicagomediawatch.org or leave a voicemail at 773.604.1910.

Come to this conference and discover what is little aired in the mainstream media. The truth must be told!
 
 

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