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Meet author Medea Benjamin at 7 p.m.

Meet Medea Benjamin author of "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 at the Walnut Creek Library (Oak View Room, 1644 Broadway, Walnut Creek).

Weeks after the 2001 American invasion of Afghanistan, Benjamin visited the country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the "precision bombs" on which U.S. forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, Benjamin's book is meant to be a call to action.

"It is meant to wake a sleeping public," she writes, "lulled into thinking that drones are good, that targeted killings are making us safer." Book sale and signing following presentation. Suggested donation $15 general, $12 Peace Center members, $5 for students with ID. Call 933-7850 or visit www.mtdpc.org.

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Posted by George
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 20, 2012 at 6:29 am

Why didn't you mention that she's the head of the serpent at "Code Pink"? Calling Medea Benjamin an author is like referring to Rodney King as a civil rights worker.


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Posted by Diane
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 20, 2012 at 8:46 am

Visiting Afghanistan within a year of the 9-11 attacks?

What the...?????

Why did we let her back in?


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jun 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Those pesky peace activists, always advocating for peace.

Don't they remember the song, "Peace...What is it good for?"


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