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Manufactured Crisis: the Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

Thu March 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter will unravel the whole web of lies and fabrications out of which the U.S. and Israeli governments have constructed their “story” about Iran’s lengthy and active pursuit of a clandestine nuclear weapons program. 

Gareth Porter’s book Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare has just been published by Just World Books. In the book, Gareth The book pulls together the results of several years of his work on this topic. The books will be on sale at the event.

With Iran’s negotiations with the P5+1 over the final-status nuclear agreement now moving into full gear, it’s a great time for everyone to understand exactly how this crisis got pumped up as much as it was, for so many years (and we’re not out of the woods on it yet, either… ). 

As Gareth argued in this piece in Truthout on February 26 , which contains material excerpted from the book, one large part of the “evidence”– the so-called “laptop documents” disclosed in late 2004– came from a source whom Germany’s BND considered no more reliable than their own “Curveball” of Iraq war-mongering infamy.

More on the book: http://justworldbooks.com/manufactured-crisis/

Video of Gareth Porter’s book talk in New York in mid-February: http://youtu.be/jnfanzEgXpE

Sponsors: Mass. Peace Action, cole@masspeaceaction.org, 617-354-2169; American Friends Service Committee, jsherysr@afsc.org, 617-661-6130; Jewish Voice for Peace, jvp-boston.org.

Additional Talks by Gareth Porter:

March 25, Northampton: Broadside Books, 247 Main St., 7pm.  Sponsored by AFSC Western MA

March 26, MIT: 1 Amherst St. (Bldg. E40), 4th floor conference room, Cambridge.  12 noon- 1:30 pm.   A seminar sponsored by the Center for International Studies.

March 26, Walpole: Public Library, 143 School St., 7pm.  Sponsored by Walpole Peace & Justice Group

March 27, Fall River: Bristol Community College, Jackson Arts Center, room H209/H210. 11am. Sponsored by Multicultural Students.

March 27, Cambridge: Friends Meeting, 5 Longfellow Park, off Brattle near Harvard Square.  7pm.




Thu March 27, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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