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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

West Coast book tour underway!

Kevin Barrett's West Coast tour premiering the brand-new second edition
 of Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters:

Santa Cruz: Wednesday, March 31st 
San Francisco Bay Area: Wednesday, April 1st - private meeting/dinner with 9/11 activists. Contact me for more info. 
Sacramento area: Friday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 3rd  
Questioning the War on TERROR: Kevin Barrett Premiers His New Book in Santa Cruz

Wednesday, March 31st   7 P.M.

Live Oak Grange  1900 17th Ave Santa Cruz

Donation requested/No one turned away for lack of funds
Contact: (831) 688-8692

Dr. Kevin Barrett is the author of three books including the brand-new Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters, which deconstructs the "war on terror" through Socratic questioning. A Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, he has taught languages, literature, humanities, religious studies, and folklore at colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Blacklisted from teaching at the University of Wisconsin since 2006, Dr. Barrett has recently worked as a talk radio host, author, public speaker, and congressional candidate. One of the best-known critics of the War on Terror, Dr. Barrett has appeared on Fox, CNN, PBS, ABC-TV, and Unavision, and has been the subject of op-eds and feature stories in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. Dr. Barrett hosts two talk radio shows, one on a liberal and the other on a conservative network, and runs the website TruthJihad.com. He lives in McFarland, Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and a dog named after Salman Rushdie. 
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April 1, San Francisco: Q&A

I will do a brief Q&A at the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance Meeting Thursday, April 1, 2010, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 1606 Bonita (near Cedar and Bonita) upstairs in the Fireside Room (not wheelchair accessible) Berkeley

The room is part of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist   complex that has held many outstanding social justice forums at Cedar and Bonita, located past the courtyard behind the main hall, up the stairs.  There are many buses (the 15 runs on MLKJr.) and on Shattuck. Get off near Cedar (Bonita runs parallel to Shattuck and MLKJr.) It is between the North Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley BART Stations- about a 12 to 15 minute flat easy walk from those stations.
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Sacramento April 2nd: "Questioning the War on Terror"
Friday, Apr 2, 7pm, Questioning the War on Terror: talk by Dr. Kevin Barrett, one of America's best-known critics of the "War on Terror". Meeting Rm, Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd. (at 21st Ave.), Sacramento. FMI: 916-372-8433; afreedmind@yahoo.com  

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Sacramento April 3rd: "Peace Jihad: Islam and the Quest for a World Without War"
Friends of the Peace Pyramid: 
THE PEACE PYRAMID: 28th Convocation 
Date and time of meeting: 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3.
Place: home of Tom and Dar King, 6009 Kifisia WayFair Oaks. See directions provided below.  Feel free to bring friends you think might be interested. Latecomers welcome! Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  You are asked to bring some edibles of your choosing for general consumption. (Some call it a potluck.)  As always, YOU (each attendee) will be invited in our OPEN FORUM segment to disburden your heart and speak your mind. 
What distinguishes this eventthe speaker we’ve been fortunate enough to offer to bring before you is the dynamic Dr. Kevin Barrett, radio host (Truth Jihad Radio), author of Questioning the War on Terror: a Primer for Obama Voters, and Islamologist. So WHAT is an Islamologist?...  A good guess would be “an expert on Islam.”  A former Fulbright Scholar and polymath (look it up!) who has taught English, French, Arabic, American Civilization, Humanities, African Literature and Folklore, fluent in numerous languages, Barrett lived in Morocco and converted to Islam. 
On April 3 in Fair Oaks Kevin Barrett will address the topic, Peace Jihad: Islam and the Quest for a World Without War.  Here are some of the questions he is apt to deal with: Is Islam a religion of peace?  Does Islam have a just war doctrine? What is the relationship, if any, between Islam and terrorism?  What is the Islamic vision of a just and peaceful society?  Why do most Muslims think the “war on terror” is a disguised war on Islam?  Is there a scriptural basis for an Islamic peace movement?  What role does the Israeli-Palestine conflict play in the wars and unrest between and among Islamic and Western nations? 
DIRECTIONS TO  EVENT:  From Sacramento along I-80 take the Greenback exit, right along Greenback for about ten minutes, past Sunrise Blvd, past Fair Oaks Blvd two blocks (till the enormous Mt. Vernon Mortuary is directly to your left) to Kifisia, turn right and circle to 6009.

RSVP to Tom and Dar King, tjking07@comcast.net, 916-241-9194

1 comment:

  1. Hope your tour is going well. You should share your observations about the people who attend your gatherings? Are they jaded? Have they thought much about war on Iran?