Posts tagged “amy goodman”
May 28, 2013
Wise words from Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon:
The most important person I know is Ralph Nader because he always makes a lot of sense. Ralph is one of the very few living Americans who has saved countless lives, done so again and again. Seatbelts. The whole idea of consumer protection. Ralph reminds us that we can make real change, and shows us how. Today we release his new book, Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns. In the tradition of I.F. Stone, Ralph Nader has taken up and transformed what used to be called the newspaper column (but today since most newspaper columns aren’t read in newspapers we had to drop the n-word) into a weekly literary and political call to action. The book is big and bold, full of great ideas and, like its author, funny, honest, and brash all at once.
Greg Palast breaks news in The Nation and Democracy Now that Mitt Romney made at least $15 million in the auto bailout
October 18, 2012
Because Mitt Romney refuses to divulge his 2009 tax returns, journalist Greg Palast cannot prove just how many millions of dollars Romney made off of the auto bailout. But it is at least $15.3 million and likely more than $100 million. In today’s Nation cover story, Palast, who first broke the “hanging chad” story, and in 2000 revealed how Katherine Harris removed thousands of innocent Black citizens from voter rolls as “felons,” exposes that while Romney was saying “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” (New York Times OpEd, 2008), he was plotting a 3000% return on his investment in its resuscitation.
Adapted from a chapter in Greg Palast’s current New York Times bestseller, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps (Seven Stories Press), which has an introduction by Robert F.
April 25, 2012
July 28, 2011"In the aftermath of the Norway attacks, we look at the work of Stieg Larsson, an author known less for his extensive research into right-wing extremism in Scandavia and Europe than for his international blockbuster books, published after his death and known as the Millennium Trilogy: “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.” As part of his passion to "counteract the growth of the extreme right and the white power-culture in schools and among young people," Larsson founded the Swedish Expo Foundation and edited its magazine, Expo. We go to Stockholm, Sweden, to speak with Larsson’s lifelong partner, Eva Gabrielsson, about the research they did together before his death." -- From the Democracy Now! website
July 1, 2011"Focusing on the ethics and philosophy behind WikiLeaks’ work, the conversation will provide a rare opportunity to hear two of the world’s most prominent thinkers discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time. It will also mark the publication of the paperback edition of Slavoj Žižek’s book, Living in the End Times, in which he argues that new ways of using and sharing information, in particular WikiLeaks, are one of a number of harbingers of the end of global capitalism as we know it." -- Democracy Now! website
November 16, 2010The past week has been a banner one for Seven Stories authors on Democracy Now, with the following three features appearing since November 12: Burmese author Aung San Suu Kyi freed after 15 of past 21 years in detention Author and activist Derrick Jensen: "It's very important for us to start building a culture of resistance" Ezequiel Adamovsky: A look at Argentina's economic rebellion and the social movements that led it