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May 16, 2015 (San Diego) – Award-winning investigative journalist Robert Scheer will speak May 16th in San Diego on his new book, They Know Everything About you: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Governmetn Agencies are Destroying Democracy, a groundbreaking exposé of how government agencies and tech corporations monitor virtually every aspect of our lives--and a fierce defense of privacy and democracy. The event benefits KNSJ nonprofit community radio.

 Scheer, also the author of TruthDig, will speak and sign books on Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place in San Diego. A dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Dinner is $10 and the presentation is $10.  Tickets for both are $19 at the door or $16 in advance.  Tickets can be reserved online at

Scheer, an award-winning journalist and editor-in-chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for storng social and political writing. He is currently a professor of communications at USC and has written 10 books on subjects such as the pornogrpahy of power, exposing lies about Iraq, and the unethical enrichment of Wall Street.  An introduction to Scheer will be provided by Constitutional lawyer Marjorie Cohn.

What reviewers are saying:

"Scheer acquits himself as a passionate advocate for privacy rights; you'd want him by your side at a protest." Los Angeles Times

 “They Know Everything About You is a brilliant book...cogent, timely, … an indispensable text for our time.” —Daniel Ellsberg, author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

 “…a penetrating examination of Americans’ disappearing privacy,… lest we unwittingly click-away our freedom.” —John W. Dean, bestselling author and former Nixon White House counsel

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