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May 31, 2013Book Discussion with Sam Pizzigati Friday, May 31 @ 12pm AFL-CIO 815 16th St. NW, Washington, DC
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.Sam Pizzigati, author of The Rich Don’t Always Win, will be at AFL-CIO on Friday, May 31st to discuss and sign his book. Beverages will be provided, but bring your lunch and learn about the forgotten triumph of the American middle class.
More timely than ever with the looming fiscal cliff, Pizzigati explains that there was once a time that the little guys won- and created the American middle class. In his recent LA Times article “The fiscal cliff… of 1932”, Pizzigati says “Is history simply repeating?
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.
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.
July 25, 2011
On Monday, July 25th at 7:30pm, Dave Zirin will introduce a special screening of The People Speak at American University. This film screening is part of the Save Our Schools Film Festival, and is hosted by Save Our Schools National March & Call to Action. Tickets for all screenings are $10. Buy advance tickets and learn more about the SOS Film Festival here
June 30, 2011
Human rights defender David Swanson has announced today that this October, thousands of Americans, the left and right, will occupy Washington D.C. in peaceful resistance and not leave until demands of the government are met. The protest is slated to be similar to those in Tunisia and Egypt. A coalition of organizations and noted leaders have committed to a peaceful occupation of Washington D.C., announcing the plan for a people’s occupation starting October 6th and not leaving until the United States government is seen to halt functioning on behalf of Wall Street and a war machine.
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.
July 16, 2010
NADER: Now, super-rich people give a lot to charity. This isn’t charity. This is justice. This is shift the power. This is going after the causes of hunger, not soup kitchens. And that’s going to take a while, that kind of move, because, you know, years ago the rich just gave to their churches, and then they started giving to their own foundations—Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie. Now we have to move them into the justice arena.
JAY: But some people have suggested that this is a bit of you getting pessimistic or giving up on a people’s movement.
July 14, 2010
July 14, 2010 at 6:30PM, the National Press Club will welcome David Swanson to speak on the funding of war. There will be a time for Q&A during the session. Location: National Press Club, The McClendon Room, 529 14th St NW Washington, DC 20045.
June 26, 2010
RALPH NADER SIGNING at American Library Association (ALA) Conference. Saturday, June 26th, 12pm
Seven Stories Press / Consortium Booth #2833 Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. For more information visit http://www.ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/annual/index.cfm. Ralph will sign ONLY THE SUPER-RICH CAN SAVE US. The purchase of one signed book will come with a free copy of another book by Ralph.