Posts tagged “current events”
May 30, 2013Ralph Nader Book Tour Thursday, May 30th @ 7:00pm Politics & Prose Bookstore 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Ralph Nader will be launching his new book of columns, Told You So, at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Thursday, May 30th.
The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader’s columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties.
March 21, 2013
Earlier this month, Sarah Erdreich–author of the upcoming Generation Roe (on sale March 26th, 2013)–appeared at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future of the pro-choice movement and what the next step will be for abortion rights in America. The event was broadcast on C-SPAN’s Book TV, and you can now view the entire hour-long program on Book TV’s Web site.
Erdreich has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek, and her incisive writings on abortion rights have been noted by Jezebel, Feministing, and the National Partnership for Women and Families. Now, in Generation Roe, Erdreich tells the true stories of those whose lives are most changed by this issue, and outlines the outrageous legal battlegrounds that have popped up across the country, all with frankness and candor. Gloria Steinem says Erdreich “replaces lies with honesty and myth with reality” in this, her first book.
Tags: abortion, Activism, Authors, book tv, c-span, CSPAN, current events, d.c., feminism, Feministing, generation roe, gloria steinem, jezebel, National Partnership for Women and Families, newsweek, politics, politics & prose bookstore, politics/government, sarah erdreich, videos, washington, womens rights
March 20, 2013
Sarah Erdreich, author of the upcoming book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, was Patrick O’Heffernan’s guest on this Monday’s episode of The Fairness Doctrine. In his daily one-hour online and on-air radio show. Patrick explores news, politics and culture from all sides of the spectrum in civil conversations that focus on ideas, not “gotcha’s.” Monday’s program featured Erdreich explaining the next essential steps in the fight for abortion rights.
January 19, 2011
Ralph Nader will be appearing on FOX Business News’s Freedom Watch on Wednesday, January 19, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. Check it out at Napolitano’s website here!
November 18, 2010
“Project Censored, quite simply, seeks media accountability. In our view, the only valid justification for declining a news story is that in a medium limited by time and space, another news story was simply more important to the people of the community, whether local, national or international. While admittedly a subjective process, it is nonetheless, a process to be undertaken by the news people themselves (the investigative journalists and editors), NOT by the managers and CEOs of their “parent company.” No professional journalist or researcher should ever have to face the destruction of his or her career (or life) simply because they wanted to tell the truth.” —Mickey Huff, in conversation with Mickey Z
November 4, 2010
Anti-American Manifesto author Ted Rall will appear on the Dylan Ratigan Show on Monday, November 8 at 4 PM ET. Make sure to mark your calendars, and check out clips from the show on Ratigan’s site and from Seven Stories Press in the coming week!
October 29, 2010
“I have to reject the notion that I am a “self-identified pacifist” for the simple reason that I haven’t self-identified as a pacifist. The only alternatives are not to be an advocate for war and violence or to be dead. There is another possibility: that of being a nonviolent activist.” —David Swanson
“. . . Movements that seek radical political change—the restructuring of society and/or the redistribution of wealth and power—are rarely successful when they limit themselves to nonviolent tactics. I say “rarely” because anything is possible. But I’m a student of history and I can’t think of any. ” —Ted Rall
October 26, 2010
A must-see: Ted Rall talks to Al Jazeera about his Anti-American Manifesto. Take a look!
September 17, 2010
It’s a brave new world of media consumption, but Project Censored’s mission hasn’t really changed. More than ever, people need help sifting through this cacophony to figure out what they truly need to know. — San Francisco Bay Guardian
September 9, 2010
You left to go get religious training?
I started going to church then. And that’s where I realized people weren’t prejudiced. That people really loved people and [I saw] a whole different realm of things … treating you like you was a human being. That’s why whenever I seen this going on at that detention facility, all these flashbacks kept coming back.
These poor, immigrant people are just trying to make a living, trying to please people, and still try to take care of their families. A lot of them are just migrant workers. I talked to a lot of them in the detention facility who knew English real well, because my Spanish was terrible. They’re just hard-working people who … for hundreds of years they’ve been crossing the border. And they come over here and they work in our fields and they pick our fruits. … I mean, those are jobs that most Americans don’t want. Oh yeah, they want the supervisor job where they can boss the people around, where they don’t have to get out there and pick the fruit and work in some of these different places.