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  • emStamped from the Beginningem
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    Stamped from the Beginning

    Ibram Kendi talked about his book Stamped from the Beginning, in which he examines the history of racist ideas in America. He spoke with Andy Shallal, founder of Busboys and Poets.

  • After Words with Ralph Nader
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    After Words with Ralph Nader

    Ralph Nader talked about his book Return to Sender: Unanswered Letters to the President, 2001-2015, a collection of letters addressed to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama critiquing U.S.…

  • Labor Secretary Tom Perez Address on Wage Law Enforcement
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    Wages and Benefits

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez argued for raising the federal minimum wage, which was $7.25 at the time of the program. Following his remarks, panelists talked about enforcement of federal wage…

  • Town Hall on Ferguson MO Police Shooting and Protests
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    Town Hall on Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

    Panelists talked about race relations following the August 9, 2014, police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Topics included…

  • emGetting Steamed to Overcome Corporatismem
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    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 that range…

  • Profile of Busboys and Poets with Andy Shallal
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    Profile of Busboys and Poets with Andy Shallal

    Book TV cameras have recorded numerous author events at Busboys and Poets; a “community gathering place” in Washington, DC founded in 2005. In this program we take a look behind the scenes during…

  • Tribute to Howard Zinn
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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 Nader, Marian…

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    Ending the War in Afghanistan: A Primer

    Phyllis Bennis argues that the United States entrance into Afghanistan after September 11 and the idea that the war on terror is a “good war” is false. She questions the Bush administration’s…

  • emTruth Torture and the American Wayem
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    Truth, Torture, and the American Way

    Jennifer Harbury talked about her book Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture, published by Beacon Press. In her book Ms. Harbury charted the…

  • Representative Barbara Lee  Book Party
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    Representative Barbara Lee Book Party

    Representative Barbara Lee of California celebrated the publication of her new book, Renegade for Peace and Justice: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Speaks for Me, published by Rowman and…

  • State of American Democracy
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    State of American Democracy

    At an event in support of Kevin Zeese, an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate from Maryland, former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and others spoke about providing representation…

  • The Future of Iraq
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    The Future of Iraq

    A Bipartisan informal hearing on exit strategies for Iraq was held. Representative Woolsey called for the discussions with a focus on how to withdraw American troops while fulfilling the…

  • Ending the War in Iraq
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    Ending the War in Iraq

    The Institute for Policy Studies held a discussion on how the U.S. could end the war in Iraq and withdraw troops from the region. Among the topics they addressed were promises made about the…

  • AntiWar Rally
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    Anti-War Rally

    Speakers called for an end to the war in Iraq. They spoke about the sacrifices made by soldiers and their families, as well as their personal opposition to violence.

  • National March on Washington to Bring Troops Home
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    National March on Washington to Bring Troops Home

    Protesters gathered on the national mall to voice their objections to the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq and the Middle East at a rally themed "National March on Washington to bring…

  • Veterans Against Iraq War Part 1
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    Veterans Against Iraq War, Part 1

    Veterans and others voiced their opposition to the war with Iraq. A full airing of the program is not available.