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George Galloway/Christopher Hitchens Debate Streaming Live on Wed.

by Galloway Tour L.A. Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2005 at 10:15 AM
gallowaytourla@yahoo.com

Two years after the invasion of Iraq, British MP George Galloway and journalist Christopher Hitchens will debate the causes and consequences of the Iraq war at Baruch College in New York City. Moderated by Amy Goodman.

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Wed., September 14th

Time: 7 pm - 10 pm ET

Streaming at http://kpftx.org and http://www.thejourneyradio.org

Two years after the invasion of Iraq, British MP George Galloway and

journalist Christopher Hitchens will debate the causes and

consequences of the Iraq war at Baruch College in New York City.

Moderated by Amy Goodman.

George Galloway is Respect party MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in East

London. He recently electrified the United States with his appearance

at the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations on May 17, when

he turned the proceedings into a condemnation of the war in Iraq.

CNN's Wolf Blitzer described Galloway's speech in the Senate as "a

blistering attack on U.S. senators rarely heard" in Washington. His

new book, out in September, is "Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington" (The

New Press).

Christopher Hitchens is a widely published polemicist and frequent

radio and TV commentator. He is the author of "A Long Short War," "Why

Orwell Matters," "The Trial of Henry Kissinger," and many other books.

The London Observer calls him "One of the most brilliant journalists

of our time."

This debate is part of a national tour of the United States by George

Galloway, "Stand Up and Be Counted: No to War and Occupation." The

tour will culminate in Washington, DC, during the anti-war protests on

September 24th. For a full list of cities and events, please see the

website: http://www.mrgallowaygoestowashington.com/.

For more information on the webcast or to host additional streams,

contact StoptheWar Productions: 718 505-1258

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/08/05



British MP George Galloway Speaks in Los Angeles to Demand Money for

Hurricane Katrina Relief, Not War in Iraq

Anti-war activists and members of the Arab community will join British

MP George Galloway at Immanuel Presbyterian Church {The views expressed

by the participants are not necessarily those of Immanuel Presbyterian

Church.}at 7pm on Thursday, September 22 to demand money and resources

for hurricane relief, not war. This event will accept donations to be

sent to New Orleans with a delegation from the Campus Anti-War Network.

Galloway blasted President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina,

saying:

“The scenes from the stricken city almost defy belief. Many, many

thousands of people left to die in what is the richest, most powerful

country on earth.

In the most terrible way imaginable they show to the whole world that

it is not only the lives of people in Baghdad, Fallujah and Palestine

that Bush holds cheap. It is also his own citizens — the black and poor

people left behind with no food, water or shelter.

This is not simply manslaughter through incompetence, though the White

House’s incompetence abounds.

It is murder — for Bush was warned four years ago of the threat to

New Orleans, as surely as he was warned of the disaster that would come

of his war on Iraq.”

George Galloway is Respect party MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in East

London. CNN's Wolf Blitzer described Galloway's May 17 speech at the

Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations as "a blistering attack

on US senators rarely heard" in Washington.

National Tour sponsored by: The New Press, International Socialist

Review, Center for Economic Research and Social Change, the National

Council of Arab Americans

Los Angeles Local Sponsors: US Labor Against War LA(USLAW),

Mexican-American Political Association (MAPA), Coalition Against Militarism in our

Schools (CAMS), Addicted to War, publisher Frank Dorrel, Committee for

Justice, ANSWER LA, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace

(ICUJP), Topanga Peace Alliance, Progressive Democrats of the Santa

Monica Mountains, Fellowship of Reconciliation

For National Tour information, call Todd Chretien at 510-590-6073 or

email ToddChretien@comcast.net or www.MrGallowayGoesToWashington.com

To arrange interviews with Mr. Galloway, contact Ina Howard at The New

Press, 212-564-4406 or email: ihoward@thenewpress.com



Stand Up and Be Counted: No to War and Occupation

The George Galloway US Tour

September 13-24: Boston, New York, Toronto, Madison, Chicago, Seattle,

San Francisco,

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles: Thursday, September 22 at 7pm

Immanuel Presbyterian Church

The views expressed by the participants are not necessarily those of

Immanuel Presbyterian Church.

3300 Wilshire Blvd.

Tickets available at www.ticketweb.com or at 1-866-468-3399.

tickets sold at the door (first come, first serve)

Contact: gallowaytourla@yahoo.com or nca-la@arab-american.net

Media Sponsor: KPFK 90.7

George Galloway is Respect party MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in East

London. He recently electrified the United States with his appearance

at a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on

Investigations hearing on May 17, when he turned the proceedings into a

condemnation of the war in Iraq. CNN's Wolf Blitzer described

Galloway's speech in the Senate as "a blistering attack on US senators rarely

heard" in Washington.

Anti-war activists and members of the Arab community will join British

MP George Galloway at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at 7pm on Thursday,

September 22 to demand money and resources for hurricane relief, not

war. This event will accept donations to be sent to New Orleans with a

delegation from the Campus Anti-War Network.

Galloway blasted President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina,

saying:

“The scenes from the stricken city almost defy belief. Many, many

thousands of people left to die in what is the richest, most powerful

country on earth.

In the most terrible way imaginable they show to the whole world that

it is not only the lives of people in Baghdad, Fallujah and Palestine

that Bush holds cheap. It is also his own citizens — the black and poor

people left behind with no food, water or shelter.

This is not simply manslaughter through incompetence, though the White

House’s incompetence abounds.

It is murder — for Bush was warned four years ago of the threat to

New Orleans, as surely as he was warned of the disaster that would come

of his war on Iraq.”



Also appearing in Los Angeles:

Michel Shehadeh, LA 8, Palestinian rights activists framed by the

government

Galloway's new book is Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington (The New Press)

and will be published and timed for national release in bookstores in

conjunction with the tour. Mr. Galloway will be available to sign books

after the event.

National Tour sponsored by: The New Press, International Socialist

Review, Center for Economic Research and Social Change, the National

Council of Arab Americans

Los Angeles Local Co-sponsors/Endorsers: US Labor Against War (LA),

Mexican-American Political Association (MAPA), Coalition Against

Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS), Frank Dorrel, Publisher of Addicted to War,

ANSWER LA, Committee for Justice, Interfaith Communities United for

Justice and Peace (ICUJP), Topanga Peace Alliance, Progressive Democrats of

the Santa Monica Mountains, Fellowship of Reconciliation

To become a local sponsor or request table space at the event, email

gallowaytourla@yahoo.com or nca-la@arab-american.net

For National Tour information email ToddChretien@comcast.net

To arrange interviews with Mr. Galloway, contact Ina Howard at The New

Press, 212-564-4406 or email: ihoward@thenewpress.com

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