Posts tagged “busboys and poets”
July 1, 2013
Ralph Nader is one of America’s most controversial—and uncompromising—public figures. He is a man on a mission who believes that taking on the powers that be involves more than just talking about it—it also means taking action. This collection of columns spanning not only time but topic brings to the forefront issues facing out society— from war, corporate power, commercialism, workers’ rights, and more.
Ralph Nader will be available for question and answer and well as book signings. To learn more about the event, visit the event page.
November 19, 2012
Sam Pizzigati, author of The Rich Don’t Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900–1970, will be at Busboys & Poets 5th & K Monday, November 19 at 6:30 to sign and discuss his new book.
A century ago, the United States hosted a super-rich even more domineering than ours today. Yet fifty years later, that super-rich had almost entirely disappeared. Their majestic mansions and estates had become museums and college campuses, and America had become a vibrant, mass middle class nation, the first and finest the world had ever seen. In The Rich Don’t Always Win, Pizzigati examines that transformation in popular history, and speaks to the same hopeless feeling many Americans are feeling today.
This even is cosponsored by Teaching for Change‘s Institute for Policy Study.Sam Pizzigati Book Tour Monday, November 19th @ 6:30pm Busboys & Poets 5th & K (Cullen Room) 1025 5th Street Northwest, Washington, DC
October 22, 2012
Teaching for a Change’s Busboys & Poets Bookstore welcomes Greg Palast to speak about Billionaires and Ballot Bandits on Monday, October 22nd at 6:30pm.
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits names the filthy-rich sugar-daddies who are super-funding the Super-PACs of both parties—billionaires with nicknames like “The Ice Man,” “The Vulture” and, of course, The Brothers Koch. Told with Palast’s no-holds-barred, reporter-on-the-beat style, the facts as he lays them out are staggering. What emerges in B&BB is the never-before-told-story of the epic battle being fought behind the scenes between the old money banking sector that still supports Obama, and the new hedge fund billionaires like Paul Singer who not only support Romney but also are among his key economic advisors.
Check out the book trailer online!
To find out more about the event, visit the Busboy & Poets event page.Greg Palast Book Tour Monday, October 22 @6:30pm Teaching for a Change’s Busboys & Poets Bookstore 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C.
October 1, 2012
Greg Palast’s important new book on the billionaires behind the many acts of voter suppression that could lead to 5.9 million votes being stolen in the upcoming election has debuted on the New York Times bestseller list!
Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, with comics by Ted Rall and an introduction by Robert F. Kennedy is #10 on the Paperback Nonfiction list.
Greg will be speaking at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Monday, October 22nd.
Check out this review in the New York Times Sunday Book Review:
“Palast’s prose has a zippy, breathless quality that might put you in mind of Michael Moore — ‘How does a ballot get spoiled? Not by leaving it out of the fridge’ — but he’s also an expert in statistics who reports regularly for the BBC, Rolling Stone and other outlets.”
For more info visit ballotbandits.com
September 24, 2012
Subhankar Banerjee, engineer turned environmental activist, writer and photographer, will be speaking about the many threats to the Arctic including Shell Alaska’s plans to begin exploratory drilling in the coming weeks, at Teaching for Change’s Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Monday, September 24th at 6:30pm.
He will be discussing his new book Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, whichbrings together first-person narratives from more than thirty prominent activists, writers, and researchers who address issues of climate change, resource war, and human rights with stunning urgency and groundbreaking research.Subhankar Banerjee Book Tour Monday, September 24th @ 6:30pm Teaching for Change’s Busboys & Poets 14th & V 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C.
May 7, 2012
Wojciech Jagielski, author of the recently released The Night Wanderers about child soldiers in Uganda, will be at Busboys and Poets (5th & K location) from 6:30-8pm on Monday, May 7th.
This event is cosponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute. Book available for purchase on-site at the Global Exchange store. Free and open to all!
Busboys and Poets is located at:Cullen Room @ Busboys and Poets, 5th and K1025 5th St. NWWashington DC 20001
Click here to learn more!
April 5, 2011
April 5, 2011, 6:30pm, join Busboys & Poets for the launch of Brian Kahn’s new book (and response to Glenn Beck) Real Common Sense: Using our Founding Values to Reclaim Our Nation and Stop the Radical Right from Hijacking America. America’s extreme Right falsely claims the Founding Fathers as allies for their radical agenda. Pundit Glenn Beck has gone so far as to use the title of Tom Paine’s famous 1776 pamphlet Common Sense for his own book—a book that attacks the political, social and economic rights which Paine and the Founders fought for! Kahn claims it’s time to cut through the rhetoric, smoke, and spin, and get back to our core American values. The featured book is available for purchase at the Global Exchange store located inside Busboys and Poets, 5th &K. This event is cosponsored by Code Pink and Global Exchange. Event is FREE and open to the public! Location:1025 5th Street NW Washington, DC 20001.
September 29, 2010
Ted Rall shares his experience in Afghanistan and discusses the purpose of his book in this brief interview with Mike Rhode from WashingtonCityPaper.com. He talks politics, targets the most severe problems for the American worker and the average citizen, and blames backwards American Capitalism for deliberately making America poorer. What can and should Americans do, according to Rall? Overthrow the government and start anew. As he says in the article, “We can overthrow the system that is abusing us and replace it with something better.”
September 27, 2010
September 27, 2010, 6:30-8:00PM, Ted Rall will be discussing and signing his latest work The Anti-American Manifesto in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC. This is a free event. Location: 2021 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009. For additional information please visit www.busboysandpoets.com.
April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010, 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009