September 1, 2005

"He recently electrified the United States."

And now he's got a book. And an actress. And he's coming to Madison.

This just came in the email:
JANE FONDA introduces antiwar British MP GEORGE GALLOWAY
Sunday September 18 at 7pm
Wisconsin Union Theatre • Memorial Union • 800 Langdon St.

Tickets: $20 • Students $10 : Sales limited to first 1300
Ticket sales begin: Tuesday September 6th at 11:30am

Memorial Union Theater Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: noon - 5:00 p.m.

George Galloway is Respect party MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in East London. He recently electrified the United States with his appearance at a Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on May 17, when he turned the proceedings into a condemnation of the war in Iraq. CNN's Wolf Blitzer described Galloway's speech in the Senate as "a blistering attack on US senators rarely heard" in Washington.

Galloway's new book is Mr. Galloway Goes to Washington (The New Press) and will be published and timed for national release in bookstores in conjunction with the tour.

Jane Fonda - actress and outspoken critic of the war in Vietnam - will present her views on the occupation of Iraq and introduce Mr. Galloway.

National Tour sponsored by: The New Press, International Socialist Review, Center for Economic Research and Social Change, the National Council of Arab Americans

Madison Co-Sponsors: The Havens Center; The Progressive; The Capital Times


Steve Donohue said...

As a professor, are you immediately added to every wacko mailing and calling list? Is it that safe on an assumption that you're definitely an anti-war, anti-John Roberts (referring to the call yesterday) lefty, just because you teach law?

Of course it was, at least in part, his fervent anti-semitism that was responsible for his "electrification" of the Bentham Green and Bow district 4 months ago. But that doesn't matter nowadays: "what do you think about the WAR?" All else is periphery.

Ann Althouse said...

Steven: This is email from the Havens Center, which is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was forwarded to the UW Law Faculty email list. So no assumptions about me were made.

Paul said...

It's America. No other explanation for the possibility he will speak here.
And introduced by the woman I have most hated since I was 19 and watched America make rich afterwards.
Sometimes I wonder if it was, or is, at all worth it.

michael said...

Better than listening to Galloway bloviate (or Jane Fonda do just about anything un-Barbarella related such as speak) is hearing him debate Christopher Hitchens.

jeff said...

Electrified.... reminds me of "Ole Sparky" with whom I would love to see Fonda and Galloway become acquainted.

miklos rosza said...

jane fonda was not prosecuted like tokyo rose* or lord haw-haw because there was no declaration of war in the vietnamese conflict; this technicality got her off.

*there were actually five different actresses who played tokyo rose. all were prosecuted and served time after WWII.

Crow said...

In yesterday's Capital Times, John Nichols wondered how anyone could possibly accuse Galloway of hate speech. So I collected a few of Galloway's most disgusting comments.

What hate speech?