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Thursday, March 20, 7pm
For debtors everywhere who want to understand how the system really works, this handbook provides practical tools for fighting debt in its most exploitative forms.
Over the last 30 years as wages have stagnated across the country, average household debt has more than doubled. Increasingly, people are forced to take on debt to meet their needs; from housing to education and medical care. The results—wrecked lives, devastated communities, and an increasing reliance on credit to maintain basic living standards—reveal an economic system that enriches the few at the expense of the many.
Detailed strategies, resources, and insider tips for dealing with some of the most common kinds of debt are covered in this manual, including credit card debt, medical debt, student debt, and housing debt.
Published by PM Press.
Sunday, March 23, 5pm
Introduced by Terry Bisson, author of Fire on the Mountain and Any Day Now
Presented by PM Press and The Green Arcade
Join Montreal's veteran, acclaimed author, musician, and actor, Norman Nawrocki, as he hits the Bay Area with a live theatre and music performance. Based on his new novel, Cazzarola! Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy and a new musical soundtrack recorded in Italy and Montreal, Norman will dramatize excerpts from the anti-fascist/Roma rights novel and perform selections from the album on his violin.
Norman is joined by
award winning science fiction writer and host of SF in SF Terry Bisson.
See more: www.cazzarola.ca
Wednesday, March 26, 7pm
The 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century—and perhaps for the last forty years—and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes.
The teachers took on the bipartisan, free market school reform agenda that is currently exacerbating inequality in education and waging war on teachers' livelihoods. In the age of austerity, when the public sector is under attack, Chicago teachers fought back — and won.
The Chicago protest has become a model for how reforms to the school system can be led by teachers and communities. It offers inspiration for workers looking to create democratic, fighting unions. Strike for America is the story of this movement and how it triumphed in the defining struggle for workers today. Published by Verso Books.
“An indispensable account ... Uetricht explains why the struggle of teachers in Chicago should matter to all of us.” – Liza Featherstone
“A wonderfully readable, smart account of the CTU’s transformation into a democratic, militant union that with its community partners took on Chicago and the nation’s power elite.”
– Lois Weiner, author of The Future of Our Schools
Micah Uetricht is an Assistant Editor at Jacobin and Contributing Editor at In These Times. He has written for the Nation, Al Jazeera America, Dissent, the American Prospect, the Chicago Reader, and Salon. He is a former labor organizer and lives in Chicago.
Tuesday, April 15, 7pm
A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. They were the first female publishers of a radical weekly, and the first to print Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto in America.
As free lovers they railed against Victorian hypocrisy and exposed the alleged adultery of Henry Ward Beecher, the most famous preacher in America, igniting the "Trial of the Century" that rivaled the Civil War for media coverage. Eventually banished from the women's movement while imprisoned for allegedly sending "obscenity" through the mail, the sisters sashayed to London and married two of the richest men in England, dining with royalty while pushing for women's rights well into the twentieth century. Published by Twelve Books.
Myra MacPherson is the award-winning and bestselling author of four previous books, including The Power Lovers, the Vietnam War classic Long Time Passing, and All Governments Lie. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, April 22, 7pm
What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. The main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again.
Published by Harvard University Press
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Boycott Grapes silk screen printed and signed by the artist
This poster, which was originally produced in the 1970s, played an important part in the Grape Boycott taking place at the time. It is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is the first time it has been reproduced since that time.
Cover art by Gent Sturgeon, creator of The Green Arcade's logo.
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