Sunday, February 01, 2009

Feb. 9: BOOK PARTY & DISCUSSION: Halliburton's Army

Monday, Feb 9, 7:00 pm


Pratap Chatterjee

Halliburton's Army:
How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War

Brecht Forum
451 West Street
(bt Bank & Bethune Sts)

Sliding scale: $6/$10/$15
Free for Brecht Forum Subscribers

(Co-sponsor: Nation Books)
The New York launch of muckraker Pratap Chatterjee's brilliant expose of Halliburton, the Texas oil company that transformed how America wages war. Chatterjee will discuss the history of Halliburton’s government contracts, Dick Cheney's murky relationship with the company and how he used his Washington connections to orchestrate lucrative contracts in such trouble spots as Angola, Azerbaijan, Iran and Nigeria. As Chatterjee will demonstrate, the company’s fortunes are irrevocably linked to the war in Iraq. And even as it answers its critics and faces government audits, Halliburton continues to be the predominant U.S. government contractor in the Iraq.

Pratap Chatterjee is an award-winning investigative journalist and managing editor/program director of Corpwatch. He is the author of Iraq Inc. He has hosted a weekly radio show on KPFA, was global environment editor for Inter Press Service and has written for the Financial Times, the Guardian and the Independent. Chatterjee has also appeared on the BBC World Service, CNN International, Democracy Now!, Fox and MSNBC. He is a shareholder of both Halliburton and KBR. He is the winner of a Lannan Cultural Freedom Award and lives in Washington,
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