Posts tagged “teaching for change”
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 29, 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 Hyattsville Thursday, Nove,ber 29 at 6:30 to sign and discuss his new book.
Polls now show that two-thirds of Americans believe that the nation’s enormous wealth ought to be “distributed more evenly.” But almost as many Americans—well over half—feel that protests against inequality will ultimately have “little impact.” The rich, millions of us believe, always get their way. But, as Pizzigati shows in the popular history of 1900-1970, the plutocracy can win.Poets & Busboys Hyattsville (Zinn Room) 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD
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.
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.