KPFA Radio presents MATT TAIBBI “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” Hosted by Don Goldmacher $12 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/595708 :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL…
KPFA Radio presents
“The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap”
Hosted by Don Goldmacher
$12 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/595708 :: 800-838-3006
or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore. SF: Modern Times ($15 door)
Information: www.kpfa.org/events KPFA benefit
From the award-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author of The Great Derangement and Griftopia comes another devastating portrait of American values in our polarized age, a galvanizing exploration of how our growing wealth gap is not just warping our economy, but transforming the meaning of rights, justice, and basic citizenship.
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi has become one of the most essential and widely read journalists in America. Ezra Klein in The Washington Post called his work an “almost startling reminder of the power of good writing.”
THE DIVIDE: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap is a probing investigation of one of the most pressing issues facing us today: the increasing wealth gap and how it is affecting our system of justice. “The Divide,” reveals our two most troubling trends - enormous wealth inequality on one hand and an increasingly punitive, intrusive state on the other, resulting in our basic rights now being determined by our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what allows massively destructive fraud by the hyperwealthy to go unpunished, while turning poverty itself into a crime.
Matt Taibbi, until very recently a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, won a National Magazine Award for his reporting on the 2008 presidential election, and was a finalist for his coverage of Occupy Wall Street. The author of two New York Times bestsellers, Taibbi has just joined Pierre’s Omidyar’s group of original, independent journalists (along with Glen Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill) - and is now assembling topnotch talent for First Look’s second digital magazine.
Donald Goldmacher, Producer/Director of Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?, is a longtime filmmaker, labor activist, and community psychiatrist with decades of experience.
His first film, “Do No Harm,” exposed the controversial marketing and research practices of the pharmaceutical industry. His recent feature documentary “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House”, won over 20 festival awards and aired on HBO and television around the world.
Vietnam doesn’t go away. “Turse lays open the ground-level reality of a war that was far more atrocious than Americans at home have ever been allowed to know. He exposes official policies that encouraged ordinary American soldiers and airmen to inflict almost unimaginable horror and suffering on …
Vietnam doesn’t go away. “Turse lays open the ground-level reality of a war that was far more atrocious than Americans at home have ever been allowed to know. He exposes official policies that encouraged ordinary American soldiers and airmen to inflict almost unimaginable horror and suffering on ordinary Vietnamese, followed by official cover-up….Kill Anything That Moves is obligatory reading for Americans, because its implications for the likely scale of atrocities and civilian casualties inflicted and covered up in our latest wars are inescapable and staggering. — Daniel Ellsberg
“Nick Turse reminds us again, in this painful and important book, why war should always be a last resort. We failed, as Turse makes clear, to deal after the Vietnam War with the murders that took place, and today, four decades later, lessons have yet to be learned. We still prefer kicking down doors to talking.” — Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker
This deeply disturbing book provides the fullest documentation yet of the brutality and ugliness that marked America’s war in Vietnam. — Andrew J. Bacevich, Col, U.S.Army (Ret)
Nick Turse’s investigations of U.S. war crimes in Vietnam have gained him a Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Hosted by Phillip Butler, PhD, was shot down over North Vietnam, where he spent eight years as a prisoner of war. A combat veteran awarded two Silver Stars, two Legion of Merits, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Heart medals, Butler is now a peace and justice activist with Veterans for Peace.
Co-Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69 (SF), American Legion Post 315 (SF), and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 162 (East Bay)
$12 advance tickets: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Moe’s, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s Books, SF: Modern Times
$15 door, KPFA benefit
$12 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/535160 or at 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 locations), Marcus Books, Moe’s, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, and Modern Times. $15 /door, KPFA benefit Information: www.kpfa.org/events ………………………………………………… Radical economist Richard Wolff…
$12 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/535160 or at 800-838-3006
or Pegasus (3 locations), Marcus Books, Moe’s, Walden Pond, Diesel a Bookstore, and Modern Times. $15 /door, KPFA benefit Information: www.kpfa.org/events
Radical economist Richard Wolff recently exploded into the forefront of progressive thinking in the United States with his brilliantly insightful book Capitalism Hits the Fan, which chronicled Wolff’s growing alarm and insights as he watched the economic crisis build, burst, and dominate world events. His analysis differs sharply from explanations offered by politicians, media commentators, and other academics. While he retains many Marxist contentions, Wolff rejects the economic determinism typical of most schools of economics.
“Richard Wolff is the leading social economist in the country. This book is required reading for anyone concerned about a fundamental transformation of the ailing capitalist economy.”
– Cornel West
Professor of Economics Emeritus from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Wolff is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University in New York. In recent years while delivering public lectures at many colleges and universities, as well as to community and trade union meetings, he has built a reputation for blunt speaking, clarity, refreshing scorn, and an enjoyable wit.
Wolff is the author of many books, including Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, and Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It. He hosts the weekly hour-long radio program Economic Update on WBAI (Pacifica Radio) and writes regularly for The Guardian, Truthout.org, and the MRZine.
“Bold, thoughtful, transformative - a powerful and challenging vision that takes us beyond both corporate capitalism and state socialism. Richard Wolff at his best!”
—Gar Alperovitz, author of America Beyond Capitalism
Mitch Jeserich is the host of Pacifica Radio’s “Letters & Politics” - a look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context. It is broadcast Monday through Thursday on 94.1 FM.