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other people and that was confinement. that was in your experience. and the other confinement is the refugee camp. the refugee camp was 1 mile, less than 1 mile body square with 25,000 people and the hardest condition you could ever imagine. we have a tent in the middle of the desert. ..
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in the pain project itself, there were so many times when i lost faith in myself in continuing the project. but, others reminded me, one man can become a symbol for others and i think that is what i remembered throughout the project, it is the project was in my name and if i stopped, i would disappoint so many people because they put all of their hope in it.
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any other questions? >> did the project generate any sort of response from the people such as humanitarian response, the political response. did they start donating to charities for iraq? what were some of the responses of the results that came out of the project? >> that is a tough question because i don't think it generates a response on that level. i think-- the response i was hoping for is very personal, is raising awareness and connecting people to each other. one organization state for a long time, the virtual human shield. that continue to be, to be
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active for a while. against the war in iraq. but, i think the reward that came out of the project is so many people from so many different countries become aware of what is going on in iraq because the project mirrored what is taking place in iraq and i was very pleased with the outcome. >> i am just returning from iraq myself from an outreach mission project. i am most impressed by, towards the end of the book. i note you know your book but i just want to read this mall
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x'er. before the paint all project i have largely recovered from a posttraumatic stress syndromes and sleeping problems caused by men experienced during the war and refugee camps that during that month of tension they came up with a vengeance in to this day i still cannot get a natural light sleep without bolting awake feeling anxiety or fear, my mind running. how do you beazley today? really bad. to be honest, the most look at these days is four hours, but there are days when i would not sleep for three days straight, and i would do anything to just go to sleep. i would go take medication, tea, run, overmedicate, whatever and what it seems like is it starts working the opposite. from getting tired to becoming exactly-- just more and more
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energy until i crashed. but, posttraumatic stress, it never unfortunately, it never goes back. it just, we put shoot in the back of our mind, and so far, i have tried so many things to teach my body. that experience is over. you can sleep more than four hours or two hours but i think the body has its own mind, and it does not want to let go. that is what concerns me a great deal about soldiers coming back from iraq, because i think, the aggression is just going to reflect, on the society and we are going to see a lot of
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horrible stories and in fact i said that is the time when the war of iraq will reach the shores of the united states endless we do something about it from now, it is going to be a really huge misfortune for so many years to come. >> now if there are no more questions i would like to thank everybody for coming out tonight. could we thank wafaa one more time? [applause] "shoot an iraqi" is for sale at the other end of busboys and poets. please percha said there, bring it back to this room for the signing. i'm going to get a table set up right here in the front to do the signing and we can line up right along the side of the broom and once again, thanks for
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coming to busboys and poets and have a great evening. >> thanks a lot guys for being so patient and being a great audience. [applause] >> wafaa bilal was born in iraq and lived there until 1992 when he moved to the united states. he is an assistant professor at new york university tisch school of the arts. to find out more visit wafaa bilal.com. >> tonight poncy c-span2's booktv, after words and dispatches from the war room, stanley greenberg on advising bill clinton, tony blair and nelson mandela.
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>> sunday on washington journal author richard wolf and his new book renegade, the making of a president. it is a biography of barack obama based on interviews conducted during the 2008 campaign. it begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span and we will show it to you again at 10:00 p.m. eastern here on booktv. >> booksellers convention at the center in new york city, he was stacy lewis the director from city lights booksellers san francisco. would you have coming out this fall? >> will come of this fall we have a couple books coming out from angela davis. we have a collection of essays. it is our first book that has been published in about four years that covers the emcee is particularly interested in,
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racism, sexism, the prison industrial complex and particularly interesting but we are publishing with angela is a new edition of the narrative of the life of frederick douglass and american slave which contains douglas's narrative as well as essays by davis that were part of a course that she todd at the ucla in the 70's. so, it really brings to life that essay and we will also include a new as they ridden by heard this year, so we are hoping that people who have read the narrative before take a look at this but as it is going to be enriched by the new and old work. we are also publishing the awakening, a long awaited memoir by hilbun leaver about her life with jack kerouac, of lenny bruce, allen ginsburg in greenwich village in the '50s. she was involved in the publishing scene in the '50s of
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more than just focusing on carol lack, it really presents a bigger picture of literary life in new york in the 50's in greenwich village which continues to always seem to be of interest, so we are excited about that one. our latest book that just came out is called the peak diaries, how learning to love watching ourselves and our neighbors, and what he is talking about is at one time everyone was interested in pop culture because everyone is fascinated in celebrities but he has coined this term in the focus is going from celebrities to the focus on yourself and you actually can be the celebrity and you can do that by blogs and web sites and youtube videos, so it is a commentary on what that change in technology has created for the social and cultural life in the u.s. and it
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is very entertaining. he actually inserts himself in lots of scenarios. key blogs all the time. he was abea twittering people's secrets. people were asked that they wanted to get a copy of his book today. we asked them to tell us a secrets and how went on his twitterer account and twisted-- we did those secrets. so, some of the new non-fiction we have got. >> so the book tv viewers know city lights as a bookstore and your offices are on the second floor. how did city lights start and who founded city lights? >> city lights publishing was actually started in 1955 by lawrence burman get a and many people know who he is. he is one of the most renowned poets in the world. he began the publishing company with a collection of his own poems called pictures of the gain world. that was the first book in the
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city lights poets series which has gone on to continue publishing. we have about 60 books in print right now in a series. >> so, tell me a little bit about the bookstore and the publishing house. how does that work? is there synergy between the bookstore and the publishing house? >> yeah, i would say at one time most of the people that worked in the publishing company had worked in the bookstore. the person that is now the editorial director worked for over 15 years in the bookstore and is now leading the way publishing excellent books for city lights. we are in the same building. it is quite symbiotic. the books we publish a very much reflects the types of books we carry in the store, the commitment to progressive politics, literature in translation, new voices, and
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literature, poetry, poetry and translation. if one were to look at the city lights list or think about the books i was just talking about and what the the store you would get to-- this same sense that this election is being carried it for you and that is a very specific, intentional thing that is done by books dire-- bookstore bair, the assistant store manager and a whole host of people working in the bookstores so i think that the mission is one in the same and continues through the bookstore for the books that we publish. >> how old is mr. fairland get a and is he still involved with the bookstore and the publisher? >> larns is 90 years old and we just celebrated his 90th birthday with him. at this point i would say that any poetry that we are publishing is headed by lawrence, that it has to have his approval but the great thing that he has done is that he
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hasn't kept the company to himself. he has delegated work to lots of people like myself, and let us kind of continue his vision and our own way, so at this point, we hope to see him. he comes into the office maybe a couple of times a week to check mail and what not come up but he is busy painting. he is still writing. he is kind of pursuing his own stuff. when i for started at city lights he would come into the office every day so i am glad to have had that privilege to see him and work with him. >> stacy lewis, marketing director of city lights bookstore in san francisco. >> thank you. >> ellen johnson sirleaf, president of liberia is interviewed about her memoir, "the child will be great." this event hosted at the ronald reagan building in washington d.c. is 50 minutes.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, without any further ado, the iron lady of liberia, madam ellen johnson sirleaf, president of the republic of liberia. [applause]d her racket on her h. 0-2 up to this point. safina now down 2-3. she had seven double faults. looks at her coach for support. he says come on. later in the game kuznetsova would break points. safina continues to look at her coach in the stands. she was broken five times and says to the coach. why am i such a chicken? her coach could only shake his head. you're not supposed to have
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communication during a match. she was trying. safina hitting the lob attempt long showing her frustration on the court. now safina down championship points. second serve and she double faults off the net court and wide. not the way kuznetsova wanted to win. her subdued reaction she explained later while safina was in tears later after the match. >> i could not react. i say oh my god, she's nervous. i say i don't believe she can do the same one the second one. she plays with too much pressure. this is what i want to say. i believe that i could win today. i knew that and i made myself concentrate on this moment so much. before i was going to go down on the floor if i win and in my dreams but i could not do it today.
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>> this was just the third time in the open era that a women's grand slam final was decided between two russians. kuznetsova as won two of those. it's also kuznetsova fifth career win over a number one ranked player. when we return down one, the magic find themselves in a familiar position in the nba finals. we'll hear from players ahead of game two.
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>> world champion dodgers taking on the best team in
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baseball. the phillies. bottom nine. there is a homer to tie the game off brad launch. tory said as long as there are 27 outs in a game we'll try to play every one of them. there were more than 27 in this game. bottom of the 12th inning. andre for the second time in this game it's the game-winner. game-winning home run. the dodgers do it once again. 3-2 in 12 innings. l.a. now 20 games over 500. they're 39-19 on the season. ethier and furcal. brad lynch not so much. lone saves in 2008 zero. lone saves in 2009, six. big reason the phillies are off the mark. they set a season ago in their world championship season. meantime the orlando magic find themselves in a 1-0 hole.
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that's hardly new to orlando this postseason. dwight howard and company have trailed in the series three times and each time they've responded by winning the next game to even their series. kobe bryant now answering questions on what he expects from orlando in game two. >> you expect them to bounce back pretty strongly tomorrow? >> absolutely. absolutely. you know, we'll have to face many games in this series when they shoot lights out. this is a team that made 23 for 34 from the three-point line against sacramento in one game. they can get blistering hot. we understand and know that and we have to be ready for them. >> howard is always that threat inside, which is -- that's a 60% conversion. he gets the ball inside. he's going to shoot 60%. he's close enough he can finish. he leads the league in dunks. those things are devastating to defense. >> we could have done what we
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did a lot harder and a lot better. and so i think we've got to be careful and we're certainly not going to make wholesale changes. i think there are things we can adjust or be prepared to adjust. the main thing is we have to compete at a much higher level. >> in every series it seemed like the team that we played against had more experience than we did, you know, boston, they won the title so in that series they had more experience, cleveland has been to the finals, so they had more experience. it all boils down to who wants it more, you know, who is going to go out there and play with effort and energy and, you know, that's what we have to do. we have to play with a lot more effort than we did in the first game. >> this reminder, once the game goes final tomorrow night on abc flip to espnews for complete post-game coverages. news, highlights and analysis you won't get anywhere else on
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espnews immediately following lakers/magic game two. best we can tell tiger woods can't dunk. lebron james probably can't sink an 18 foot putt to win a major. they also differ when it comes to handshakes. lebron caught flak for failing to give them after losing the eastern conference finals. tiger was asked this week whether athletes should do so after a competition. his answer, i think what separates our sport from others is the traditions of sportsmanship. when you shake someone's hand, look them in the eyes and say well done. woods well off the lead entering saturday play at the memorial, 6 shots back of jim furyk and jonathan byrd at the start of the day. midway through tiger's day second shot from 233 yards. there is a slope to this green and tiger done played it well. when it fine lestops rolling and the banjo man stops strumg
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it finished nine feet from the hole. tiger staring down an eagle putt. moving to four under after a birdie on 14. here on 15 yet another birdie putt. and yet another birdie. tiger to six under. on 17 still at minus six, par putt from five feet. that's uncharacteristic. woods would finish his day at five under shooting 68. 18th hole. third shot from the bunker for jeff ogilvy. he birdied 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, a nine under 63. one of the men to catch, matt bettencourt. 17 holes, second shot on a par four. say it isn't so, matt bettencourt.
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that close. he would tap in for birdie. we didn't need to tell you that. finished his day at 9 under par. one of the two leaders entering final round play at the memorial jack's tournament. jonathan byrd and jim furyk one off the lead. tiger among a group of players four shots off the pace. >> i hit it all right today. i had a lot of good putts that were just skirting the edge and then obviously mistake there at 17 three putting. i got myself back in the tournament and i have a shot going into tomorrow. i'm able to now get any ball count up when i'm at home practicing. i'm starting to feel good. i should go out and do some work and post rounds i can start practicing again so i can always fix things that went wrong on the golf course. >> the shell outside of the bettencourt household. a lot of folks wondering who he is. he's tied at the lead for the memorial. a rookie on the pga tour.
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two-time winner on the nationwide tour. made the cut in fewer than half the events he's entered on tour. a tie for 22 his best career finish at the quail hollow championship this years. >> super regional florida state facing elimination having lost the first game to arkansas. top ninth. two outs, two on florida state down 7-5 down to their last strike. a single to left. two score to tie it at seven. seminoles fired up. but bottom ninth razorbacks down 8-7. a double to left center and there is a score. also here comes the winning run. arkansas coming back to win 9-8 and they advance to the college world series for their six appearance. >> lsu versus rice, owls facing
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elimination. top six that's derek helnene solo home run. fast forward to the ninth. sec pitcher ott. he got it striking out brock holt to win the game. lsu moving on to its 15th college world series appearance. bottom of the fifth inning red sox a 2-0 lead on the texas rangers. the story is john lester. a perfect game, nine strikeouts for the red sox through five innings. we'll keep you up dated on this one throughout the night an espnews. >> a bird took flight on the back stretch. not the bird you're thinking of. we have the exciting conclusion of the belmont stakes if you missed it coming up on espnews. ♪ five, five dollar, five-dollar footlong ♪ ♪ five, five dollar, is go-go-goin' strong ♪ the famous subway $5 footlong rolls on. the made-to-your-order blt and many other...
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