Ithaca Blog

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Book on Blackwater

Jeremy Scahill, a reporter for the Nation magazine and radio's "Democracy Now!", has a new book on Blackwater USA, the private military contractor and security firm that acts as an army in Iraq, for billions of dollars in taxpayer money, without Congressional scrutiny.

"Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" was released last month, and has reached the best-seller list for non-fiction books.

Scahill will be appearing in Geneva in April for a reading.

Ithaca Blog has made inquiries to local bookstores to see about the possibility of Scahill coming to Ithaca.

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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