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Scott Ritter, Back From Iran, To Speak In DC

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SCOTT RITTER, BACK FROM IRAN, AT CAMP DEMOCRACY TUESDAY NIGHT
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 19
Where: Camp Democracy at Constitution Ave., between 14th and 15th Streets, Washington, D.C.

Full schedule of the day's events:
http://www.campdemocracy.org/schedule

TAKE ON THE MEDIA presents former UN Weapons Inspector SCOTT RITTER, just back from a fact-finding mission in Iran, at Camp Democracy on the National Mall (Constitution Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets) in Washington, D.C. this Tuesday evening, September 19 at 7:00 PM. With TIME magazine reporting in its current issue that U.S. Navy forces have been issued an order to prepare to deploy to Iran, Ritter's appearance in the nation's capital could not be happening at a more significant moment. Ritter will address the media's inaccuracies concerning Iran, and will provide his expert analysis of the situation as it now stands. Also appearing: JEFF COHEN, RAY McGOVERN and ROBERT TAICHER. The program will be moderated by JEFF NORMAN, and will conclude with a screening of "RUSH TO WAR."

SCOTT RITTER was one of UNSCOM's most senior weapons inspectors in Iraq between 1991 and 1998, after having served for eight years as an intelligence officer in the US Marine Corps. As a Marine, he conducted arms inspections in the former Soviet Union, and provided analysis of Iraq's missile capacity to General Schwarzkopf in the 1991 Gulf War. Ritter is the author of "Iraq Confidential" and the forthcoming "Target Iran," both published by Nation Books.

"The important thing to know about Scott Ritter is that he was right." - Seymour Hersh

JEFF COHEN worked for MSNBC as an on-air commentator and senior producer of Donahue, until the show was terminated on the eve of the Iraq war. Before that, he was a weekly panelist on Fox News Channel's "News Watch," and briefly co-host of CNN's "Crossfire." Over the years, he has been a frequent guest on national TV and radio, including "The Today Show," "Larry King Live," "The O'Reilly Factor," C-SPAN, and NPR. He is the author of "Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media," published by PoliPointPress. More info at http://www.CableNewsConfidential.com.

"Jeff Cohen's dissection of cable TV news is both irresistibly funny and civically painful. It goes from uproarious anecdotes to those that make you wince." - Molly Ivins

RAY McGOVERN was a CIA analyst for 27 years, serving seven presidents. He is on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). McGovern recently attracted widespread attention after he publicly confronted Donald Rumsfeld about the Defense Secretary's claims concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Video of the encounter and related media coverage at http://youtube.com/watch?v=5NWYZHhZZHc and http://youtube.com/watch?v=BnwqjohEdis

RUSH TO WAR, directed by ROBERT TAICHER, is the most comprehensive and authoritative documentary to date of U.S. foreign policy and the consequences of unilateral, preemptive aggression by the world's only remaining superpower. Interviews with Anthony Zinni, Scott Ritter, Joe Wilson, George McGovern, and Howard Zinn provide a deep and thorough understanding of the Bush administration's "War on Terror." More info at www.RushToWar.com

TAKE ON THE MEDIA, founded by JEFF NORMAN, is a multi-dimensional campaign featuring some of the most credible media and intelligence analysts in the world. The primary objectives are to expose media bias and negligence, to provide the public with information the corporate media ignores, distorts or censors, and to support independent media. More info at http://www.TakeOnTheMedia.org.

CAMP DEMOCRACY, a non-partisan camp for peace, democracy, and the restoration of the rule of law, launched on September 5 and is now scheduled to run until at least October 1. Camp Casey moved from Crawford, TX to Washington, D.C. to create a larger venue focused not only on ending the war, but also on righting injustices here at home and holding the Bush administration and Congress accountable.. More info at www.CampDemocracy.org

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