JEREMY SCAHILL Author of Blackwater Returns to San Diego

06/06/2008 6:51 pm
author: 
thedonjean

Lecture and Book Signing:
Initially released on March, 2007, a fully revised and updated paperback
edition of Blackwater featuring an exposé on "Baghdad's Bloody
Sunday," a shooting spree carried out by Blackwater in Baghdad's Nisour
Square on September 16, 2007 will be released June 1 and available for
purchase at the book signing.
Blackwater Worldwide is the
fastest-growing private army on
the planet, with forces capable of
carrying out regime change
throughout the world.
Blackwater protects top US
officials in Iraq and yet we
know almost nothing about
the firm's military operations
in Iraq, Afghanistan and
inside the US. Founded by
the son of a wealthy
conservative family known
for funding far right-wing
causes -- megamillionaire
and ex-Navy Seal Erik
Prince -- the company is
intimately connected to the
Bush administration, and as
a privatized army,
accountable to no one.

Citizens in Potrero and San Diego
were successful in blocking Blackwater’s
attempt to build a training facility in Potrero!
Now Blackwater wants to open an indoor
training and shooting facility on Otay Mesa!
Located just 500 yards from the international
border, this new facility would exacerbate the
potential for increased human and civil rights
violations to both migrants and members of
border communities.
Come, listen and learn about Blackwater and
why this company, with its lack of transparency
and accountability, is bad for San Diego and
why private companies like Blackwater who
profit from war, suffering, insecurity and civil
unrest undermine our democratic values.

Event Location: 
Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front Street, San Diego