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The Untold Story of Iraq

Two excellent recent videos discussing Iraq and US foreign policy. The first is a panel featuring Jeremy Scahill, Laila Al-Arian, Chris Hedges and Seymour Hersh and showcases an important and wide-ranging discussion on how to withdraw responsibly and what is not on the US Congressional debating agenda. In the second video Chris Hedges talks about his latest book, co-authored with Laila Al-Arian, Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians.

Seymour Hersh, Jeremy Scahill, Chris Hedges and Laila Al-Arian in Conversation – 96 min – Jun 3, 2008

Chris Hedges – Collateral Damage: America’s War Against Iraqi Civilians – 64 min – Jun 27, 2008

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3 comments on “The Untold Story of Iraq

  1. RickB
    9 July, 2008

    I’ve realised that apart from buying the book we could reward Chris Hedges for his work by chipping in to buy him a new jacket, he only has one!

  2. peoplesgeography.com
    9 July, 2008

    :) Very observant, I must admit I was listening rather than watching him in the second vid while working. Bless him, he might well do with another. If only we could have more Chris Hedges as well, eh?

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