Martin A Lee / Smoke Signals

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Greetings All,

We had the good fortune and privilege to present award winning author and investigative journalist

Martin A Lee / Smoke Signals

Martin A Lee

to talk about his new book…

Smoke Signals /
A Social History of Marijuana –

Medical, Recreational, and Scientific

Martin spoke at GMCR’s studio on

Thursday 21 February 2013
Noon on The Social History of Marijuana
& 7pm 0n
The Healing Properties of Marijuana

For those that missed his talks, GMCR will post those on this page hopefully within the week.

We would like to thank the Gila Community Forum and Silver City Sun-News for their coverage of the event, thereby facilitating a broader discussion of this topic and related issues of drug policy.  Follow the links above to view those articles.  A PDF flyer of the event is here.

Martin is also the author of several other books including

  • Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD –
    The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
  • The Beast Reawakens
    An examination and analysis of resurgent racism and neofascism
  • Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias In News Media
    co-authored with Norman Solomon

He is also cofounder of FAIR /Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting which is a media watchdog group that produces Counterspin which airs weekly on Wednesdays at 4pm on GMCR.

He has been interviewed on a myriad of programs including – CBS 48 Hours, CNN’s International Hour, BBC-TV and radio, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR’s Fresh Air, C-Span, and, of course, our faves… Democracy Now!

His articles have been published in many media outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, The Nation, Newsday, Miami Herald, Village Voice, Christian Science Monitor, Interview, Mother Jones, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Jose Mercury News, Spin, LA Weekly, Utne Reader, National Catholic Reporter, In These Times, the Progressive, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Intelligence Report.”

Lee has also written for the Associated Press and InterPress Service, and his articles have been syndicated by the New York Times and Alternet. His writing has been translated and published in several foreign periodicals, including Le Monde Diplomatique and L’Evenement du Jeudi (Paris), New Statesman and Index on Censorship (London), Aktuelt (Copenhagen), Humo (Brussels), Sydsvenska Dagbladet (Stockholm), Vrij Nederland (Amsterdam), Il Manifesto (Rome), and Die Tageszeitung (Berlin).

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