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.