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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Amy Goodman in Johnson City

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! spoke at the ETSU campus in Johnson City on Tuesday and recorded her show at WETS on Wednesday. You can read reports from

The Johnson City Press
Democracy Now! Tricities
Monkey Muck

Joseph Fitsanakis has an mp3 with encouragement from Amy Goodman for the Tri-Cities.

Here is the April 8th show that she produced from Johnson City.

We are excited to have Joseph Fitsanakis speak at our adult forum on April 12th (Easter Sunday) and April 19th. Here is a synopsis:

On Easter Sunday, April 12, we will host Joseph Fitsanakis, Ph.D. who will speak on his view of the futility of the use of military might by the United States to accomplish is anti-terrorism goals in the Middle East. It's the first of a two-part presentation.

In synopsis:
For the last eight years, America has been fighting the wrong war, against the wrong people, with false assumptions, using the wrong kinds of weapons. The way it is currently being fought, the so-called “Global War on Terrorism” is unwinnable, no matter how many years the US keeps fighting in it. Joseph Fitsanakis will explore some of the reasons why this is so.

Speaker's Bio:
Dr. Fitsanakis holds a PhD in Political Science and is an author, lecturer, and activist. He is Senior Editor of He is also the founder of Democracy Now! Tri-Cities, and a Board member of the Appalachian Peace Education Center and the Martin Luther King Memorial Team, among other regional organizations. He has lived and studied in four countries and currently lectures at King College in Bristol, Tennessee. He and his wife, Dr. Vanessa Fitsanakis, are members of Central Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Virginia.
Learn about more of our adult forum programs on the First Pres. Living the Questions blog.

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