**Please note this is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the link above**
A joint book launch event and discussion featuring:
Amy Goodman & Jeremy Scahill
Sponsored by Haymarket Books, with Democracy Now! and The Intercept
Pathbreaking investigative journalists Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill have collaborated for many years, working to shine a light into the darkness and going where the silence is to cover stories the corporate media refuses to touch.
To mark the release of their new books, they will discuss the essential role of independent investigative journalism in providing coverage, analysis and debate in our new era of social justice movements, economic crisis and an unending global war.
Goodman and Scahill will be available for book signing at the end of the program.
$5 ticket can be applied as credit toward book purchase at the event.
Tickets available at: http://goodmanscahill.eventbrite.com/
About the books:
Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America looks at the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world. Amy Goodman takes the reader along as she goes to where the silence is, bringing out voices from the streets of Ferguson, to Staten Island, Wall Street, South Carolina to East Timor—and other places where people are rising up to demand justice.
In The Assassination Complex, bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America’s secret assassination policy. The Intercept exploded the secrecy surrounding the US government’s drone program when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military’s kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. The Assassination Complex allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal.