A Talk By
Author and Media Activist

Hosted By
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center & Peace Action of San Mateo County

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As wars continue in numerous places around the globe, efforts to stop them are up against a powerful military-industrial-media complex in the United States. No matter how much coverage of war comes through mainstream news outlets, the human realities of war are scarcely conveyed. Norman Solomon, a highly respected media critic, will discuss media barriers to antiwar activists getting their message out to the public, and what can be done to get past those obstacles to reach the public.

“Patterns of convenient silence and deceptive messaging are as necessary for perpetual war as the Pentagon’s bombs and missiles — patterns so familiar that they’re apt to seem normal, even natural. But the uninformed consent of the governed is a perverse and hollow kind of consent. While short on genuine democracy, the process is long on fueling a constant state of war. To activate a more democratic process will require lifting the fog that obscures the actual dynamics of militarism far away and close to home. To lift that fog, we need to recognize evasions and decode messages that are routine every day in the United States.” ~ Norman Solomon in his most recent book, “War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine”

Norman Solomon is the author of a dozen books including “War Made Invisible,” “War Made Easy” and “Made Love, Got War.” He is a longtime associate of the media watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) and is the co-founder of Roots Action and the Institute for Public Accuracy. He has been immersed in anti-war, social justice and environmental movements since the late 1960s.

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Peninsula Peace and Justice CenterPeace Action of San Mateo CountyRoots Action Education Fund

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