Caring for Your Parents, on PBS April 2

April 1, 2008

Increasingly more people are becoming caregivers to our aging parents. This PBS program should be of interest to all of us who are caregivers or are reaching the age where we may soon need caregivers ourselves… Although the families featured are American, the issues they face resonate with all of us…

CARING FOR YOUR PARENTS
Wednesday, April 2, 2008,  9 – 11:00 pm

As the population ages, many adults are grappling with an unprecedented social, cultural, economic and personal revolution as they become the primary caregivers for their
aging parents. Through an intimate look at five American families, this special underscores today’s struggle to keep parents at home, the tensions between siblings and the complexity of shifting caregiver roles. (CC, Stereo)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/programs/caring_for_your_parents

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MidEast Dispatches: Beyond the Green Zone: United Kingdom and Ireland Tour Dates

April 1, 2008

Acclaimed Journalist Dahr Jamail Tours the United Kingdom and Ireland, April 7-12

Beyond the Green Zone:

Dispatches from an
Unembedded
Journalist in Occupied
Iraq
“While so much reporting from Iraq has remained embedded and wrong, Dahr Jamail’s courageous
truth-telling from the frontline has been a beacon.” —John Pilger

“Essential for anybody who wants to know what is really happening in Iraq. A book which reports what Iraqis endure and what has happened to them during the occupation.” —Patrick Cockburn, foreign correspondent, The Independent, author, The Occupation
“From the earliest days of the war, Jamail has been a human conduit for the voices of Iraqis living under U.S. occupation. In the face of tremendous personal risk, his commitment to the crucial, principled task of bearing witness has never wavered, and this extraordinary book is the result.” —Naomi Klein, author, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo

IN LATE 2003, weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail embarked to Iraq to report on the war himself. His unembedded dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource, featuring exclusive, on-the-ground coverage of the major events of the occupation. Jamail spent a total of 8 months in occupied Iraq as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country and has also reported extensively from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

Jamail now writes for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets, with reports published in the Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, the Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, and the Independent. He will be speaking on his new book, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Iraq (Haymarket Books).

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April 7th–Stirling, Scotland
University of Stirling, 5:00 pm
Pathfoot Lecture Theatre
Contact: jairo.lugo@stir.ac.uk

April 8th–Glasgow, Scotland
University of Strathclyde, 5.30 p.m
5.14 Graham Hills Building
Contact: m.idrees@gmail.com

April 9th–Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier St., 6:30 pm
In a debate with RTE, moderated by Pepe Escobar
Contact: dmanning@gmail.com

April 10th–London, England
The Old Lecture Theatre, 7:00 pm
University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street
Contact: david.crouch10@btinternet.com

April 11th–Totnes, England
Methodist Church, Fore Street, 7:30 pm
Contact: bill@scswebdesign.co.uk

April 12th–Taunton, England
Friend’s Meeting House
3 Bath Place, Taunton, TA1 4EP
Contact: alisonchown@aol.com


Tour Sponsored
by Haymarket Books (US)


Locally sponsored
by the University of Strathclyde; University of Stirling Department of Film, Media, and Journalism; MediaBite; Dublin Institute of Technology School of Media; The Real News Network; Media Workers Against the War; Totnes Peace Group; Taunton Peace Group

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MEDIA INQUIRIES contact: info@haymarketbooks.org
Jamail will be available for interview live and by phone in the UK April 6-14.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
on the book or events, visit:

www.haymarketbooks.org

www.beyondthegreenzone.org

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http://dahrjamailiraq.com/bookpage

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