Guns or Bread: The War Economy Comes Home
A Town Hall Forum on the Economy and Military Spending
with William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation
and Jo Comerford, Executive Director, National Priorities Project
2:00pm, Sunday, May 1
Garrett Seminary Chapel,
William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New American Foundation. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011). He is the co-editor of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). Bill Hartung’s articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, the Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets.
Jo Comerford is the Executive Director of the National Priorities Project. She has two decades of experience in community organizing Prior to the NPP, Jo served as Director of Programs at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and worked to meet the complex and immediate demands of hunger in the region, as well as for systemic community food security. Prior to The Food Bank, Jo directed the American Friends Service Committee’s community organizing efforts in western Massachusetts. She holds an MSW in community organizing from Hunter College School of Social Work and is an adjunct faculty member of Smith College School of Social Work.