At the Free Library of Philadelphia: Jeremy Scahill Talks About “Dirty Wars”

Journalist Jeremy Scahill will be in Philly tonight to  discuss his book and its upcoming film, “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.” I’m currently reviewing the book, which I knew was and is confirmed to be a must read – the film’s Philly premiere is June 21st at the Ritz at the Bourse. Neither of these occasions are to be missed. 


Jeremy Scahill | Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield  (A
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:30PM 
Where: Central Library
Cost: FREE
No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341. 

Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the bestselling book Blackwater, about the world’s fastest-growing private army and a powerful player in the War on Terror. A two-time recipient of the George Polk Award and a frequent contributor to the Nation, Scahill is a correspondent forDemocracy Now! and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. From Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia, into al Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and beyond, Dirty Wars documents the new paradigm of the American battlefield. Based on interviews with CIA agents, mercenaries, and elite Special Operations Forces operators, Scahill reveals the dark human consequences of the wars the United States struggles to keep hidden. 


About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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