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The Unitarian-Universalist Forum and the SF Gray Panthers present noted media critic and anti-war activist Norman Solomon, giving his take on Obama’s first 100 days.

Important questions loom on the economy, stimulus plans, healthcare, Afghanistan and Pakistan, civil liberties, immigration, and what it would take to push through a progressive response to these challenges. Norman Solomon is national co-chair of the Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign and sits on the board of Progressive Democrats of America. He served as an Obama delegate at the 2008 Democratic convention, believing that grass-roots pressure could move Obama in a progressive direction. Read Huffington Post article.

Norman Solomon writes a nationally syndicated column Media Beat and is author of  Made Love, Got War, Close Encounters with America’s Warfare State, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, and Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in News Media. He is founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy,  and an associate in Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).

SF Gray Panthers invites you to participate in a follow-up discussion of issues raised in Norman Solomon’s May 3 talk. You do NOT have to have attended Norman Solomon’s talk. The follow-up discussion will be:

Tuesday, May 19, 12:30 PM
Unitarian-Universalist Center
1187 Franklin St. (at Geary) SF
Fireside Room

Read what Norman Solomon said at the May 3 program.

Read about our May 19th discussion of Obama's first 100 days.

Hear a August 2008 debate between Norman Solomon and Larry Everest on the significance of an Obama presidency. (From KPFA's Flashpoints, debate starts 25 minutes into the program.)

Amy Goodman, Sean Gonsalves, Robert Scheer, Norman Solomon, and David Sirota offer advice to the newly-elected President Obama.



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