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"The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism" with Trevor Aaronson

Start/End Thursday, January 31, 2013 06:30 PM EST -- 08:30 PM EST
Location Name Jerome Greene Hall 103

Please join HRI and the Council on American-Islamic Relations for a discussion with Trevor Aaronson about his new book The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism. The book shows how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants. In too many cases, informants have infiltrated Muslim communities and manufactured phony terrorist plots, leading to false government claims of victory in the War on Terror.

Trevor Aaronson is co-director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. Aaronson was a 2010-11 fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley where he produced an award-winning project about FBI counterterrorism operations for Mother Jones. 

The event is open to all. Books will be available for purchase.

Co-sponsored by: The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), The New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM), CLEAR and the National Lawyers Guild-NYC.