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Reese Erlich & Norman Solomon: The Iran Agenda Today
November 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$12 – $15
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents
Reese Erlich & Norman Solomon
The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story Inside Iran and What’s Wrong with US Policy
Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs
Advance tickets: $12 at 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events
Based on frequent, first-hand reporting in Iran and the United States, The Iran Agenda Today explores the turbulent recent history between the two countries and reveals how it has led to a misguided showdown over nuclear technology. Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich notes that all the major U.S. intelligence agencies agree Iran has not had a nuclear weapons program since at least 2003. He explores why Washington nonetheless continues saber rattling, and he provides a detailed critique of mainstream media coverage of Iran. The book further details the popular protests that have rocked Tehran despite repression by the country’s own Deep State. Erlich offers insights on Iran’s domestic politics, popular culture, and diverse populations over this recent era. His analysis draws on past interviews with high-ranking Iranian officials, the former shah’s son, Reza Pahlavi, and Iranian exiles in Los Angeles, as well as his trip to Tehran with actor Sean Penn. In a starred review of Inside Syria, Publisher’s Weekly wrote that Erlich’s “insights and conclusions are objective and valuable… essential reading for understanding the current turmoil in the Middle East.”
Norman Solomon is the author of a dozen books including “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, where he coordinates the ExposeFacts.org program for whistleblowers and press freedom, and co-founder of RootsAction.org.
Sabrina Jacobs is host and producer of the popular A Rude Awakening, aired on KPFA, Mondays 3:30-4pm.
$12 advance, $15 door.
Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM.