Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Mr. Arnove Goes to the UK

This leg of the tour is set up through The New Press UK along with the Stop the War Coalition and other antiwar groups. Over the next week Anthony will be part of meetings in East Oxford, Cambridge London, Glasgow, Edinburg, and Nottingham. Details are below:

June 14
East Oxford Stop the War
The Vaults, St. Mary's Church
High Street

June 15
Waterstones Bookshop
Sidney Street

June 16
Iraq Occupation Focus
Indian YMCA
41 Fitzroy Square
London WC1
with authors Tariq Ali and Glen Rangwala

June 17
Austustin Church
George IV Bridge

June 18
“Conflicts, Occupation, Civil Liberties and Media Deception”
Scottish TUC Hall
333 Woodlands Road
Glasgow G3
(Just up from Kelvinbridge Underground)

Stop the War Coalition
International Community Centre (ICC)
61b Mansfield Road

Etan Thomas with Anthony at Politics and Prose

Special report from Dave Zirin:

This past Monday at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, DC, there was an exciting and unique stop in the End the War tour. Anthony Arnove spoke with Washington Wizards Power Forward Etan Thomas. Thomas is the author of a book of poetry entitled More Than an Athlete (Black Moore Press, 2005) and he read his antiwar works for a rapt, packed audience. Thomas made national headlines last September when he spoke at the national antiwar march in Washington, DC. The two authors, on the surface very different, complemented each other beautifully. If people have doubts about the power of this reading, check it out this weekend on C-SPAN2 Book TV.

Scheduled twice for this weekend. Saturday at 11pm ET and Sunday at 4pm ET.



Ending the War in Iraq
Anthony Arnove and Etan Thomas

Description: Etan Thomas and Anthony Arnove talk about the Iraq War and the politics of the Bush administration. Mr. Thomas, who plays center for the Washington Wizards basketball team, is the author of a book of political poetry titled More Than an Athlete. During the event he recites two of his poems from the book—one about conservative politics and another about the Bush administration's justification for the invasion of Iraq. Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, explains why he thinks the best solution for Iraq is a complete and immediate withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the country. This event was hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. Both authors answer questions from the audience following their remarks.