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Tuesday, June 20 Capitol Calling Party: Making War Invisible

On Tuesday, June 20, join CODEPINK Congress for the next Capitol Calling Party featuring Norman Solomon and Matthew Hoh to talk about the American military complex and anti-war activism.

Making War Invisible: In a searing indictment of the US war machine, author Norman Solomon lays much of the blame for decades of carnage–from Iraq to Afghanistan to Yemen to Somalia–at the door of the media: ABC, NBC, CBS, the cable news networks, the New York Times and Washington Post-all stenographers for the Pentagon, which has yet to pass an audit. Norman will share excerpts from his just released book, “War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine,” and trace the roots of the Congressional Military Media Complex to better understand how best to challenge the war machine. 

Making War Visible: Our second guest, Matthew Hoh, Associate Director of the Eisenhower Media Network, will share the genesis and projects undertaken by this organization of former military, intelligence and State Department officials to make war visible. The Eisenhower Media Network recently ran a full-page letter in the New York Times, “Let the US Be a Force for Peace in the World” to call for urgent diplomacy to resolve the  Russia-Ukraine war. A disabled Iraq War Veteran, Hoh will share his personal journey from a member of the military to anti-war activism.

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Norman Solomon is the national director of RootsAction.org and the executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. He is the author of many books including his latest indictment of the military industrial media complex, “War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine” (The New Press, June 2023).  For 17 years Norman wrote the syndicated weekly newspaper column “Media Beat,” assessing the quality of mainstream journalism in the United States. 

Matthew Hoh is the Associate Director of the Eisenhower Media Network, an organization of expert former military, intelligence, and civilian national security officials who seek to reach broad, cross-partisan audiences in diverse media outlets and among the American people – who increasingly sense that U.S. foreign policy today is not making them, or the world, safer. Matthew is a former Afghanistan State Department officer, 100% disabled Iraq War veteran and Senior Fellow Emeritus with the Center for International Policy.

 

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