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    Book Discussion on Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy

    Dean Baker talked about Plunder and Blunder:The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy (Polipoint Press; January 1, 2009). In his book he discusses the growth and “predictable”…

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    Book Discussion on Multiplication Is for White People

    Lisa Delpit contends that recent public education reform efforts, from No Child Left Behind to the proliferation of charter schools, have failed to assist African-American students and…

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    Tribute to Howard Zinn

    Friends of Howard Zinn gathered at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC to pay tribute to the historian and political activist who died on January 27, 2010. The speakers included Ralph…

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    Book Discussion on Mendez v. Westminster

    Philippa Strum discussed Mendez v. Westminster, the first case about school segregation to be successfully challenged in federal court. She spoke at Busboys and Poets in Washington,…

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    Book Discussion on Another Kind of Public Education

    Patricia Hill Collins talked about her book Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media and Democratic Possibilities (Beacon Press; May 1, 2009). Professor Collins posits…

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    Book Discussion on Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama

    sab="2646Eric Alterman, columnist for sab="2647The Nation and English and Journalism professor at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate School, argues that President Obama has been unable to…

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    Book Discussion on The Seventeen Solutions

    Ralph Nader, author of The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future, presented his thoughts on America’s economic and sociopolitical landscape and spoke about seventeen…

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    Book Discussion on So Rich, So Poor

    Peter Edelman talked about why the U.S. economy produces great wealth and great poverty at the same time and offered suggestions on how to improve the condition of the tens of millions of…

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    Book Discussion on Hands on the Freedom Plow

    Editors and contributors presented a collection of fifty-two womens' recollections of the Civil Rights movement and their time spent working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating…

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    Book Discussion on A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola

    Ricardo Cortes talked about his book, A Secret History of Coffee, Coca and Cola, in which he chronicles attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the U.S. and around the…

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    Book Discussion on A Day Late and a Dollar Short

    The authors examined the enthusiasm of blacks for achieving a post racial America in the era of Barack Obama - and the progress toward that goal at the end of his first year in…

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    Book Discussion on Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?

    Toure explores what it means to be African-American in the United States today. For his book the author spoke with over 100 African Americans from Cornel West and Henry Louis Gates…

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    Book Discussion on Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader presents his thoughts on what he considers is the misbehavior of national and international corporations. Mr. Nader examines numerous big businesses…

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    Book Discussion on The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor

    Labor journalist Steve Early examines the current organizing strategies and structures of many labor unions in the United States. He also reports on the internal conflicts that marked…

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    Book Discussion on The Spirit Level

    The authors explored the data they say indicate that greater equality among people within a society is the common factor linking the healthiest and happiest societies.  The event was…

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    Book Discussion on What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?

    Kevin Mattson talked about his book "What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?:" Jimmy Carter, America’s “Malaise,” and the Speech that Should Have Changed the…

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    Book Discussion on Quality Education as a Constitutional Right

    Robert Moses, civil rights leader and education activist, presents a collection of essays that proposes a quality education for all children be a constitutional right. The book was…

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    Book Discussion on The Speech

    Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont discussed his eight and a half hour speech that he delivered on the Senate floor on December 10, 2010. In the speech, Senator Sanders was…

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    Book Discussion on The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority

    Lori Wallach, co-author of The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority, talked about her book, and co-author Todd Tucker explore how the process of creating U.S. trade agreements has…

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    Book Discussion on Black Tide

    Antonia Juhasz talked about the April 20, 2010, explosion and subsequent fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig, which killed 11 men and released millions of barrels of oil into the…

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