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  • emTrue Southem
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    True South

    Jon Else, producer and cinematographer of the Civil Rights documentary Eyes on the Prize, talked about his book True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television…

  • emThe Bohemiansem
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    The Bohemians

    Ben Tarnoff talked about his book, The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature, in which he recounts Mark Twain’s residence in San Francisco in the 1860's…

  • emThe Terror Factoryem
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    The Terror Factory

    Trevor Aaronson talked about his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, in which he said that since September 11, 2001, the FBI had built up a network of…

  • emBlack Fireem
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    Black Fire

    Author Robert Graysmith talks about his book, Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, in which he recalls author…

  • emOccupy the Economyem
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    Occupy the Economy

    Richard Wolff and David Barsamian talked about the economic crisis and argued that it can be traced back to the 1970s, when the economic system shifted from benefiting a vast majority of…

  • emSmoking Typewritersem
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    Smoking Typewriters

    Historian John McMillian recounts the underground newspapers of the 1960s and their affect on the political movements of their time. The author profiles many of the publications, including…

  • em23 Things They Dont Tell You About Capitalismem
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    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

    Ha-Joon Chang Chang takes a critical look at capitalism, which he says is the worst economic system in the world, except for all the others. He spoke at City Lights Bookstore in San…

  • emCrossing Zeroem
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    Crossing Zero

    In their book Crossing Zero The Afpak War at the Turning Point of American Empire (City Lights), Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald take a critical look at U.S. policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan…

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    Author Tim Wise debates the racial meaning, if any, of the election of Barack Obama. He suggests that American society may be farther away from racial equity than many would think. The book…

  • emThe War Comes Homeem
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    The War Comes Home

    Aaron Glantz talked about and read from his book The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans (University of California Press; January 15, 2009). The author looks at…

  • After Words with Mark Rudd
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    After Words with Mark Rudd

    Mark Rudd talked about his memoir Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen (William Morrow; March 24, 2009). Mr. Rudd recounts his role as the chairman of the Columbia chapter of Students…

  • emBlank Spots on the Mapem
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    Blank Spots on the Map

    Trevor Paglen talked and presented slides about his book, Blank Spots on the Map (Dutton Adult; February 5, 2009). He profiles secret U.S. government installations that range from a weapons…

  • emThe Black Panther Partyem
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    The Black Panther Party

    David Hilliard, founding member of the Black Panther Party, read selections from The Black Panther Party, which he edited. The book provides a detailed account of the social programs…

  • emTorture Taxiem
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    Torture Taxi

    Trevor Paglen and A.C. Thompson talked about their book, Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights, published by Melville House. They talked about the Central Intelligence…

  • emKill the Indian Save the Man  American Indian Residential Schoolsem
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    Kill the Indian, Save the Man: American Indian Residential Schools

    Ward Churchill talked about his book Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools, published by City Lights Publishers. The author talked about the history…

  • emThe YellowLighted Bookshopem
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    The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

    Lewis Busbee talked about his book The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, published by Graywolf Press. In the book, Mr. Buzbee detailed his life-long love of books. Mr. Buzbee chronicled the history…